My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
May 03, 2012

Welcome friends and family to my Team In Training home page!

This year I intend to raise over $3,000.00 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’m participating in a sports endurance event as a member of LLS's Team In Training program. Like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. The money raised will improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.

This will be my 3rd half-marathon in 3 years, and in the past three years I have worked to raise money for LLS for each race. In 2010 I raised money for the Light the Night campaign, and in 2011 my team mates on my women's soccer team raised money and wore orange in support of Emma Miller. Emma is only a toddler and was diagnosed as an infant with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Waiting for the Baltimore Half to start

wearing orange for Team Emma!

Emma's story and those of other patients fighting blood cancers are the reason I continue to raise money and run for LLS. In 2011, LLS invested more than $76 million in blood cancer research, so every dollar raised will directly help improve the lives of patients through treatment research.

This year I'm setting a higher goal to benefit this wonderful charity! My goal is to raise more funds and run a faster race time. With your support, I know this is possible!

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

Thank you!


I am part of the Bowie & Jensen, LLC Corporate Team:

Thank you for your Support!

05.02.12 The knee bone's connected to the...hip bone... TRAINING UPDATE!

Ever heard of a piriformis muscle? Me either until a few weeks ago. I was having what I thought was hip pain during some of my long runs, since I didn't want to mess around with a chance of injury I decided to get it looked at. Turns out it wasn't my hip or the joint but my piroformis muscle, and I was developing pirformis syndrome which is apparently pretty common for runners. I got a running evaluation done by a physical therapist...which I hightly recommend even for someone who is not having any injuries you may learn a lot about your body mechanics, and I find it all pretty interesting. So it turns out that my right tibia has a slight curvature to it which causes my right foot to pronate to compensate and my right knee to curve in while a run and viola...right pirformis syndrome developed over time! But the good part is I know how to correct it, it's as simple as geting some inserts in my shoes, and doing some hip and glute strengthening exercises. So now after a steriod injection and trigger point therapy I'm back in the game! Race day is a month away, I can't believe it. I've raised 50% of my goal, and I'm so proud to have raised even that much for this wonderful charity. Thank you all for your continuing support. I'm crossing that finish line...Pirformis syndrome and all


Supporter Comments

    "Go Laura. We're so proud of you! Love, Aunt Cecilia and Uncle Ashley"

    Cecilia Balman

    Wed May 16 09:37:20 EDT 2012


    Katie B & Andrew

    Sun May 06 11:44:55 EDT 2012

    "Proud to support you Laura!"

    Karen Wartzman

    Wed May 02 03:37:22 EDT 2012

    "Good luck!"

    Will Andrews

    Tue Feb 28 06:39:47 EST 2012

    "Good luck on the race. You are going to love San Diego!! I hope you can join me in Disney :) "


    Fri Feb 03 02:40:50 EST 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,157.00 | Goal: $3,000.00
105 %

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My Thanks To

Bowie & Jensen LLC $500.00
Fieldhouse Fundraiser $442.00
Fit Body Boot Camp Fundra... $230.00
March Madness Bracket Fun... $130.00
Pit Beef Friday Fundraise... $115.00
Jennifer Ayd $100.00
Theresa McDonald $100.00
Melanie Hecker $100.00
Miguel Sainz $100.00
Michael Siri $50.00
Cecilia Balman $50.00
Gary Anderson $50.00
Katie B & Andrew $50.00
Ian & Diana Balman $50.00
jay merwin $50.00
Mary Genovese $50.00
Evelyn $50.00
Becky Derti $40.00
Marjorie Langley $40.00
Rebecca Van Slyke $35.00
Amy Herzberger $30.00
Hightopps $25.00
Rita's Italian Ice $25.00
Mary Ayd $25.00
Karen Wartzman $25.00
Laura Ayd $25.00
Lisamarie Boucher $25.00
Laura $25.00
Jay Merwin $25.00
Tina Neuman $25.00
Karen Wartzman $20.00
Ellen Lissauer $20.00
Ronald Lipka Warehime $20.00
M Marjorie Ayd $10.00
Will Andrews