My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Aug 28, 2012

Teams are made up of individuals. Without them, there is no team.

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

As you may know, my father Calvin Fuhrmann was raised in a children’s home just outside of New York City. Through sponsorships and the support of several individuals and families around Yonkers NY, my dad attended college in Maryland, excelled, and then went on to Medical School. He said to me recently in a candid tone, “I am where I am today because people took the time to care for me and help me.

I see him extend that same level of care and understanding to me, to my family and to the patients he sees on a daily basis. He has a devoted patient base in his general and pulmonary practice, owing not only to the quality of expertise he shares, but to the time and listening skills he employs. My father loves a good story and shares experiences and anecdotes as part of the rapport he has with his patients. Patients who cannot afford care have always found ways to “pay” through the donation of goods and services.

My father has supported me unconditionally. The quality of the life I have now has direct connection to the support both my Dad and Mom have given to me – from the education I have been provided and from the emotional support they have given me on a daily basis. Now that I am married and the parent of two girls, ages 6 and 9, I am able to look at my parents with great empathy and gratitude for the role they have taken in my life. It has been important now more than ever to share that gratitude with them.

My Mom and Dad on a recent visit with me while I was working in Belize

Three years ago, my father was diagnosed with CLL – Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia. It was a diagnosis that brought our family priorities into sharp focus. While there is no cure for this kind of Leukemia, advances funded through the LLS have been made to continue my dad’s quality of life. He currently is in treatment and continues to practice medicine part-time and enjoy time with my mom and our family.

I am running in the 2013 Walt Disney World Half Marathon on January 12, 2013 to honor my father and my family. I am running as part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s ( LLS) Team in Training.

I am asking you for your financial contribution to support this effort and to raise money for the LLS to advance treatment for blood cancer research. Your donation goes to LLS and is entirely tax-deductible.

My goal is to raise $5,000. Any amount helps and is deeply appreciated.

I’m improving the quality of my life by participating and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.

Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.

Thank you all for your support and love for our whole family.

Kristin Fuhrmann-Simmons

Ava and Ellie, my daughters who will be supporting me on race day.


Supporter Comments

    "Have a great run, Kristin! We're thinking of you, Bill and Nancy"

    Bill and Nancy Wildes

    Sat Sep 01 06:13:15 EDT 2012

    "Thanks to the support if All Whipped Up Cookies of Kennebunk for their support"

    All Whipped Up Cookies

    Sat Sep 15 05:11:41 EDT 2012

    "Thank you so much for your amazing effort towards this important cause! Warmest and best wishes to you and your family! Eric & Trish / Dory Dogs"

    Dory Dogs

    Sun Oct 14 11:04:37 EDT 2012

    "Good luck, Kristin! My best to you and your wonderful family!"

    Merle R Hagelin

    Sun Oct 21 05:20:13 EDT 2012

    "Good luck!"

    Amy Giammatteo

    Tue Nov 27 08:38:23 EST 2012

    "Good luck, Kristin! :)"

    Chris and Michelle

    Mon Dec 17 01:43:13 EST 2012

    "Run Kristin run!!! With loving support of you and your family, Nicki, Max and Zac Bongiorno"

    Nicki Bongiorno

    Thu Dec 27 01:08:38 EST 2012

    "Good luck in the race, Kristin, and all the best to your dad and your family."

    Traci Gere

    Fri Jan 04 09:07:21 EST 2013

    "Good luck... a great effort honoring a great man fighting a shitty disease. Go getem !The McD's"

    Frank McDougald

    Fri Jan 04 04:51:06 EST 2013

    "Good Luck, good health. So proud of you Kristin!"

    Lela Williams

    Fri Jan 04 08:55:47 EST 2013

    "Go Kristin!!!! You have the power, training, drive, and spirit! you are an inspiration. xo Sally"


    Fri Jan 11 10:15:15 EST 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,450.10 | Goal: $3,100.00
111 %

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My Thanks To

3rd Generation Dentistry ... $300.00
Dennis Amico $250.00
Dory Dogs $250.00
Kristin Fuhrmann-Simmons $200.00
Karin Berthiaume $200.00
Frank McDougald $150.00
Dennis Buchman $125.00
Tanner Sobelman $100.00
Nicki Bongiorno $100.00
Lee White $100.00
Margaret Simmons $100.00
Leila Juracek $100.00
Bill and Nancy Wildes $100.00
Bruce Jackson $100.00
Sharon Blumberg $100.00
Paula Cavanaugh $100.00
Tina Gordon $80.00
Mary Frances Legge $75.00
The Nonantum Resort $75.00
Laura Dolce $65.00
Susan & Brad Newman $50.00
Amy Giammatteo $50.00
Astrid Hermann $50.00
Betsy OBrien $50.00
Julie Ann LaBouve $50.00
Merle R Hagelin $50.00
All Whipped Up Cookies $50.00
Susan Inoue $50.00
Betty & Dave Boldowsky $50.00
Chris and Michelle $40.00
Samantha Kurlychek $35.00
Denise Hammond $35.00
Tina Gordon $30.00
Lela Williams $25.00
Linda Ward $25.00
Traci Gere $25.00
Ashley Breton $25.00
Megan McIntyre $25.00
Gareth Hughes $25.00
Anonymous $20.00
Sally $13.10
Marilyn Champagne $7.00