My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Feb 26, 2009 by Jaclyn Krause

My Awesome Fundraising Page

Hey Everyone! Thanks for stopping by my incredibly awesome

fundraising page!

I'm training to run the Rock N Roll Marathon on June 27th in

Seattle for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In

Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help

stop leukemia,lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking

more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals

who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on

our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish

line - a cure!

If you would like to support me in my endeavor with Team in

Training and help advance LLS's mission, please make a


I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back

frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!



Happy Saint Patty's Day!

I am now a few weeks into my training and it seems its one thing

after another trying to get in my way! But I am determined and

committed and I will finish!

The weather is improving, hopefully we will not be surprised by

anymore snow storms, and its been great to be able to run outside

in the sun. I am ready for spring and summer!

The longest I have run at this point is six miles and I will be

running nine on Saturday. I can already feel the difference as I

increase my distance. My endurance is improving and I don't feel

like dying after I am done anymore.

I hope you will continue to check in on my site to see my

progress! And don't forget that your support is what is going to

carry me through to the finish line!



For today's update I thought it would be cool to share some info

in the style of Harper's magazine where they list some statistics

that are pertinent to their readers known as the Harper's Index


Anyway, here's the Jaclyn's Index for today, April 6, 2009 (in

the form of numbers):

260: Dollars I have raised so far for this fundraiser (including

checks not yet processed, and donations promised but not yet


4040: Dollars I still have to raise to meet my fundraising


11: Weeks until the marathon and to raise money.

894,543: The estimated number of people in the U.S. living with

a blood cancer.

138,530: The estimated number of people in the U.S. who will be

diagnosed with a blood cancer in 2009.

486,000,000: Dollars provided by the Leukemia & Lymphoma

Society since 1954 for research specifically targeting blood


75: Percentage of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's total

expenses that directly fund the society's mission.

4: Friends I didn't know were directly impacted by blood cancer

before this adventure started.

50: Different chemotherapeutic agents that are now used to treat

patients with leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

14: Percent chance of living 5 years with leukemia in


51: Percent chance of living 5 years with leukemia 1996-2004

145: People who die each day from blood cancers.

26.2: Miles I will run on June 27th.

Please donate. No donation is too small. Every donation helps.

(To donate online, please press the DONATE NOW button on the side

of this page!)



A week ago it was almost time to let Team in Training know that I was going to be running 100% with the team and commit to them fully. I was not sure if I would be able to do it in comparing the time I had left to train and raise money compared to the mileage I was at and the amount of money I had already raised. On the last day possible to make my decision, I drove to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's offices and committed my self to this seemingly impossible goal. A lot of my reason for this decision was all the time I had to think during my vacation to California and Kansas the week before.

On my flight from Kansas City back to Boston I was really struggling and weighing all the decisions that I needed to make in my life. I was looking out the window at the lights below and feeling incredibly small and alone. The whole idea that I could make a difference in the world, impossible. I felt overwhelmed with the desire to go to all the places I was passing and knowing that I never would. It made me sad and lonely. As I continued to think about the people below living their lives and the things that they were going through, I realized that so many of them could be doing the same thing as me. Trying to live their lives to accomplish crazy dreams and goals and cross things off their life lists. They are runners, dreamers, mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, friends, coffee lovers, students, retired, every person in every part of life. They are also people dealing with leukemia or another disease, or struggling in other ways. Losing jobs and homes and trying to make ends meet. They are people working towards the same goals as me though we have never and may never meet.

We are all interconnected in some way. I can make a difference to many people without ever seeing or meeting them. By running this marathon and raising money for this amazing organization, I could be effecting the people I was flying over at that exact moment. That thought and idea made me realize that even though I am small comparitively in this world filled with billions of lives, I can be connected to them and make a difference. We can all make a difference by taking a little bit of our time and/or money and supporting an amazing cause that effects millions of lives. If you would like to be a part of this adventure that I am on and you want to know that you did something to help someone you will never meet, press the DONATE NOW button on the left.

Each donation helps accelerate finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Each donation makes a difference, no matter how big or small the amount, you are helping! I know that my participation in Team In Training will help bring them hope and support and you can be a part of it too!

Thank you again to all who have already supported me and the LLS! It is greatly appreciated and is going to help countless people!


Today I ran in my first race ever. In fact, this was my first time at a race. I ran 13.1 miles in Boston's Run to Remember. At this point in my running, I have actually done 13 miles and 16 miles before today but for me, this race was important. It solidifies that I am a runner, that I have accomplished something I never thought I could do, and that in a year when nothing has gone right, I am still fighting to make something good happen. It was also great practice for me and the energy and excitement in the air was amazing and being with thousands of other runners, including my roommate, was such a great feeling. (And I totally got a kick from hearing my name announced as I crossed the finish line.) I also set a personal record for that distance by over ten minutes!!!!!!! Unfortunately, I had to go straight from the race to work, but WOW! What a fun time....I cannot wait for Seattle.

Today I would also like to share a story with you. This is a story of Virginia Garner, a blood cancer patient, who became part of the LLS family when she was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). She is now a First Connection volunteer, a vocal member of her local CML Support Group, active in the Light The Night Walk "CML BUSTERS", a mentor through Team In Training, involved in presentations through the School & Youth program and just an incredible resource! Here is a recent note from Virginia:

"Ten years ago today (April 19, 2009) I sat in an examination room at UCLA as a participant in a clinical trial where I swallowed my first Gleevec pills. It's hard to believe that all that time has passed. I remember having the pills in one hand and a cup of water in the other and chatting with Dr. Sawyers, Ginny the nurse, Van my husband, and Connie my sister-in-law until they lost patience and demanded that I swallow the pills. When I did, there was a hush in the room that I'll never forget. I interpreted it as everyone there wondering what would happen next: Would my eyeballs fall out? Would my arms fall off? Would I descend into uncontrollable fits of coughing? Of course, what did happen was absolutely nothing, except that I walked out of that room armed with a new hope and on the road to complete molecular remission of the CML that had ravaged my body. That's a pretty big nothing, huh?

For over two years now, my follow up tests have come back showing no detectable cancer cells, and I live a full and productive life full of energy and joie de vivre. These days I gratefully dedicate my time to others going through cancer treatment, whether it is by sharing my story with patients or fundraising for cancer research. I have the hope that one day all cancers will be obliterated, and more people can live a satisfying and full existence like me. Life is good!"

I hope this inspires you as much as it does me! Together we can help more people like Virginia. Just go to the DONATE NOW button to your right!!!!!!!!(All donations are tax deductible!)


June 3, 2009

The past couple weeks have been hard for me to get out and run. And with only 4 weeks until the marathon, I really need to get on this! I am super excited about this trip and this marathon and that I am now a runner but I am also nervous and scared. I did run in my first race a couple weeks ago here in Boston. I ran in Boston's Run to Remember with my awesome friend and roommate, Tracy. It was so amazing to be surrounded by other runners, supporters, and hearing my name going across the finish line made it all worth it!

I still need help though as I have not reached my donation goal yet and to run in this event, I need to reach my goal. Please donate now!!!! I only have 4 weeks until Race Day! I will keep you updated on my progress in these last couple weeks!


June 11, 2009

The marathon is now only two weeks away. I want to thank everyone who has donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and donated to support me in my efforts to make a difference in this world! I am excited but nervous about my first marathon but I know that it will be a lot of fun and definitely worth all the blood, sweat, tears, pain, and time I have invested.

I have learned a lot about myself during this time and a lot about life. I hope to continue running once this is over (and already have plans for another marathon...I never would have thunk it!) Being active and fitting anytime to workout, run, and crosstrain is hard to fit into anyone's schedule but I think that it is worth it for the huge benefits it brings to life. Whether you are running/being active for a cause or just for fun, it is a fantastic way to do something for yourself! There are so many fantastic support systems out there and so many fantastic stories of people who have been transformed by running and I know that this race is just the beginning of mine. Thank you all for being a part of it and I hope that you find a little inspiration through it!

There is still time to donate, and I would appreciate all your help! I have not only been running like a madwoman but have been raising money to help cure cancer. My goal is $4300 and I am almost there! Please use the Donate Now button on the right side of this page to donate online quickly and securely. You will receive a confirmation of your donation by email and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation.

Each donation helps accelerate finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. More than 823,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers. I am hoping that my participation in Team In Training will help bring them hope and support.

On behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thank you very much for your support. I greatly appreciate your generosity.

Again, thank you for being a part of my journey! You will all be with me as I cross the finish line!

With all my heart,



June 17, 2009

TEN DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I need your support! Please donate now!

Thank you!


June 24, 2009

I am leaving tomorrow for Seattle and can hardly believe how fast the day has gotten here! I am very excited for this opportunity and cannot wait to cross the finish line! I have wanted to run a marathon for a long time and am looking forward to the accomplishment. I have learned a lot about life and myself during this process and hope to continue running after the race.

Not only am I accomplishing something for myself but for many others who are living with leukemia or lymphoma. Running for such a great cause adds value and meaning because it is helping save lives.

There is still time to donate and make a difference! Just click the donate now button on the right side of the screen.

Thank you again for all the amazing support over the past couple months! It has been amazing and I will post pictures and let you all know how it goes! Next time you here from me, I will have run 26.2 miles!

With all my heart,



Supporter Comments

    "Good Luck! You'll enjoy running the marathon; really empowering. And you're doing it for a good cause...even better."

    drew mcginley

    Sat Feb 28 10:47:20 EST 2009

    "I love you, Jaclyn, and I think you're amazing! I'm proud of what you're doing and can't wait to see you again! LOVE YOU!"

    Jazmyn Krause

    Sat Mar 07 12:29:42 EST 2009

    "You run your ass of girl. I think its so awesome that you are doing this! "

    Taylor Holman

    Sun Apr 12 07:37:03 EDT 2009

    "Best of luck Jaclyn!"

    Team Just Finish

    Thu May 14 08:08:15 EDT 2009

    "Good luck!"

    Elisa Ventriglia

    Wed Jun 03 11:41:29 EDT 2009

    "Run Jaclyn Run!"

    Josh & Sarah

    Thu Jun 18 12:58:28 EDT 2009

    "Good luck with the race!"

    Taylor Holman

    Tue May 24 02:07:08 EDT 2016

    "Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!"

    Taylor Holman

    Tue May 24 03:21:02 EDT 2016

    "Krysten you'll do it with determination and dedication!"

    Taylor Holman

    Tue May 24 09:08:00 EDT 2016

    "You're a rockstar! My dad had lymphoma - he'd be high fiving you all the way for encouragement. Thank you for running and raising money! "

    Taylor Holman

    Tue May 24 11:32:59 EDT 2016

    "If you ever need a training partner at the office I'm in, but the offer only applies to carbo-loading. "

    Taylor Holman

    Tue Jun 07 04:15:11 EDT 2016

    "You're awesome!!"

    Taylor Holman

    Thu Jun 23 06:00:30 EDT 2016

    "So proud of you and thankful we can help find a cure!!"

    Team Just Finish

    Thu Nov 03 04:34:15 EDT 2016

    "Thank You Georie for doing this fundraiser for the family! Uncle Dave and Aunt Carol"

    Wed Sep 06 11:15:05 EDT 2017

    "Great Cause! Enjoy the walk!"

    Thu Sep 21 07:43:47 EDT 2017

    "Go Judy Go."


    Tue Oct 03 06:20:05 EDT 2017

    "I walk to honor my nephew who died of Leukemia in 1988. Judy Childers Miller"


    Tue Oct 03 03:13:48 EDT 2017

    "Better late than never, congrats on finishing Diane! Kick some cancer butt!"

    Tue May 16 10:31:05 EDT 2017

    "Robe's Dad Kenneth Goodale died from Leukemia when Rob was a young teen. Please help Hannah raise money to cure Leukemia and Lymphoma. Thank you."

    Karalee Turk

    Wed Jan 18 03:47:28 EST 2017

    "Great cause and great job!"

    Team Just Finish

    Fri Nov 04 09:15:15 EDT 2016

    "In honor of Bryn Schneider. "

    Mon Oct 10 02:07:49 EDT 2016

    "Thanks for your commitment and dedication to such an important cause! Way to go girl - you are an inspiration to many!"

    Taylor Holman

    Thu Sep 15 04:04:34 EDT 2016

    "Great organization and cause. Good luck!"

    Taylor Holman

    Mon Jul 11 05:28:08 EDT 2016

    "Krysten, Best of luck with your training... You are a rock star! Merrill"

    Taylor Holman

    Tue Jun 14 10:24:21 EDT 2016

    "We are so very proud of you, Diane! Our Love Always, "Mom & Dad""

    Sat Apr 01 08:32:44 EDT 2017

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,805.00 | Goal: $4,300.00
42 %

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My Thanks To

Koby Krause $500.00
Taylor Holman $250.00
Michelle Young $250.00
Chris Lamb $100.00
Martina Casey $100.00
Tracy Hansen $100.00