Carolyn's Fundraising Page

Carolyn's Fundraising Page
Apr 25, 2008 by Carolyn Coon

Riding to Save Lives



I DID IT!!!!



Thanks for your support! Due to your generosity I was the 7th top fundraiser nationally for this event, and 2nd highest in the Maryland team! More importantly, we raised over $500,000 for blood cancer research and patient support!



Welcome, friends, family, colleagues, and all cancer haters. I'm training for the Seagull Century, as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training.



I'm completing this event in honor of my father who lost his battle to Leukemia in 2004.



I am also proud to be cycling for my honored teammate, 4 year old Olivia Penuell from Baltimore; she's in maintenance after enduring Chemo.



More than 823,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers, including my Aunt Eleanor, who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma. So, you can see how close to my heart this cause is.



100 miles (over 1600 miles in the 5 months of training before the event!) is going to be a challenge, but my dad always led me to believe I could do anything I set my mind to, so I'm going for it.



If patients and their families can endure the treatments and the emotional rollercoasters these cancers bring, I can surely withstand tired legs and a sore butt from a long bike ride!



Every 5 minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer, and every 10 minutes someone dies from one. During my ride over 140 people will be affected by one of these diseases. With your support, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society can accelerate cures, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.



Please support my participation in Team In Training. Any amount you can give helps. All donations are 100% tax deductible.



Thanks so much for your support! Help me help the Maryland team reach the team goal of $200,000!



If you prefer to give a donation offline with a check, send an email to carolync321@verizon.net and I will forward you my address.



P.S. If your life has been touched by cancer and would like to honor someone, I would be pleased to wear a ribbon for them the day of the ride with any donation.



Honoring those who have battled cancer:

In memory of:

Harry Coon, Jr. (AML Leukemia)

Barry Berg (Non-hodgkins Lymphoma)

Rulon Hans Nelson (Hodgkins Lymphoma)

5-year old Sawyer Rebholz (AML leukemia)

Sara Lillian (Lymphoma)

Adrienne Ferrell

Roberta White



In honor of the survivors: (and wishing all the hope in the world for):

Eleanor Jones- (fighting lymphoma)

Anges Pearson - (now twice in remission for non-hodgkins lymphoma)

4-year old Olivia Penuell (ALL leukemia)

Dan Worth (lymphoma)



Special thanks goes out to the following local businesses for their support: Queen Anne's County Update, Joshua's Family Restaurant and Jack the Penguin.





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Supporter Comments

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    "Way to go, Carolyn! We're behind you all the way!"
     

    Greg & Suzy Schmigel

    Tue May 13 09:05:18 EDT 2008

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    "Seagull Century is a great time - enjoy - and thanks for raising funds for such a great cause."
     

    Peter Carter

    Mon May 19 05:15:36 EDT 2008

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    "Way to go, Carolyn. May you be strengthened and uplifted as you go about this inspiring and worthwhile endeavor. We're with you all the way! Thanks for providing me with the opportunity to help in some small manner."
     

    Stuart Nelson

    Wed May 21 04:47:23 EDT 2008

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    "Your drive and determination is inspiring! Good Luck! Eva"
     

    Eva Bowie

    Thu May 22 01:26:18 EDT 2008

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    "Good luck Carolyn! Kathy and Mike"
     

    Kathy Quattrone

    Sat May 31 08:03:53 EDT 2008

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    "Yea, Carolyn!"
     

    Daniel Bairley

    Thu Jun 05 10:36:36 EDT 2008

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    "Good luck Jaz, you will do great!"
     

    Mon Jan 23 09:27:41 EST 2012

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    "You go Sara! We are so proud of your efforts. Good luck with training and the race. Love you!"
     

    Bielau, Tierney, Coon & Company P.C.

    Wed Mar 21 10:06:00 EDT 2012

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    "Hi Carolyn, Thanks so much for your effort to help fight against this horrendous disease! I lost my beloved husband Barry to non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2002. I would also like to honor my mother (Eleanor Jones), who has fought a very courageous battle, and is winning. If I lived in your area, I'd be joining you! Good luck and have fun! Your cousin, Charanne Berg"
     

    Charanne Berg

    Mon Jul 28 02:36:25 EDT 2008

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    "Thanks for all your efforts raising awareness (and money) in Centreville for this important cause. Good luck with the event!"
     

    Bob McGrory

    Fri Jul 18 01:06:26 EDT 2008

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    "Good for you, Carolyn. I'll bet our dads talk in heaven about how proud they are of their daughters."
     

    Lisa Selner

    Thu Jul 10 11:53:41 EDT 2008

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    "Go Carolyn! "
     

    Susan Adams

    Mon Jun 30 08:20:41 EDT 2008

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    "Go Girl! Good luck with the training and the ride. Peggi"
     

    peggi habets

    Fri Jun 27 12:30:30 EDT 2008

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    "Good luck Charlene! Do us a favor and beat Jason : )"
     

    Jamie Natelson

    Wed Feb 10 02:20:58 EST 2010

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    "Carolyn Coon, Century Rider! Enjoy the day, it'll be the best pain you ever endure. I'm rooting for you."
     

    Lisa Hill

    Thu Jun 19 09:42:01 EDT 2008

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    "What a great and inspiring thing you're doing... I'll be pulling for you! Tim"
     

    Tim Killalea

    Sat May 31 05:27:53 EDT 2008

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    "Good Luck Carolyn!"
     

    Amy Aquino

    Sat May 24 03:44:39 EDT 2008

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    "Carolyn, This is so sweet and wonderful that you are doing this for your Dad ! All my Best, Jim Crounse"
     

    Jim Crounse

    Thu May 22 04:18:30 EDT 2008

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    "Go Carolyn!"
     

    Marisa Flint

    Sun May 18 04:48:03 EDT 2008

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    "Have a great ride, I know you can do it!!"
     

    Doug Spiegel

    Fri May 16 11:18:19 EDT 2008

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    "Carolyn- You have a great and compassionate heart. Have a safe, fun and easy ride!"
     

    Fred Lederman

    Thu May 08 01:20:59 EDT 2008

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    "So where are you going to "tattoo" Dad's name? Chris"
     

    Christina Kelley

    Wed Apr 30 01:37:20 EDT 2008

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    "For my friend Carolyn and her friend Olivia. Have a great ride! Jeff"
     

    Jeffrey S Brown

    Tue Apr 29 06:49:29 EDT 2008

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    "Thanks for the opportunity to help. I hope you have a great time. I know you can do it too."
     

    Ann Alger

    Tue Apr 29 06:44:43 EDT 2008

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    "Good for you bro, you got my support and wish your dad the best for me. P.S. I don't think there's any testing involved so perhaps you will be with the juice, yes no?"
     

    Ann Alger

    Tue May 20 03:38:53 EDT 2008

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    "Good Luck..."
     

    Ann Alger

    Thu May 22 10:43:17 EDT 2008

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    "Way to hit the pavement, Brian! I hope me and Joey can be there when you're sweating your balls off! ;) Good luck, and much encouragement coming to you from "the girl next door"."
     

    Ann Alger

    Sat May 24 05:39:24 EDT 2008

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    "You are an incredibly awesome person Brian Moniz!!! I'm so very proud of you... Luv, hugs & the very best of luck to you.. Beth "
     

    Ann Alger

    Wed Jun 04 08:07:12 EDT 2008

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    "Applause to the both of ya! We love you all! The Pattersons - Rich, Debbie, Chanelle and Kaiya "
     

    Ann Alger

    Sat Jul 12 05:44:56 EDT 2008

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    "It will be the ride of your life! "
     

    Toni Harris

    Tue Apr 29 09:05:09 EDT 2008

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    "Carolyn, after training for months and then walking 60-miles for breast cancer, I know the level of training you must endure, and I know you can do it! you go!! June Bush"
     

    June Bush

    Tue Apr 29 08:36:23 EDT 2008

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    "Go Carolyn!"
     

    Cheryl L Swaim

    Mon Apr 28 02:28:23 EDT 2008

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    "Best of luck to you Wendy!"
     

    Cheryl L Swaim

    Wed Aug 13 04:50:28 EDT 2008

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    "100 miles ?!?!?!? You can do it!!!"
     

    Donna Shortz

    Mon Apr 28 07:52:53 EDT 2008

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    "You're wonderful, Brian! Keep up the good work!"
     

    Ann Alger

    Mon Jul 07 09:40:29 EDT 2008

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    "Brian - I am so sorry to hear about your father! You have such a wonderful family and I only wish the best for them. Good luck to you and your wife, Jamie. It is so great that you are both doing this together. We will be rooting for you both from Seattle. Stay strong! Love, Sandy"
     

    Ann Alger

    Tue Jun 10 04:01:59 EDT 2008

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    "We will be there to cheer you on!! Good luck!!"
     

    Ann Alger

    Mon May 26 11:43:27 EDT 2008

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    "I admire you for taking on the "beast" and I will be cheering you on! "
     

    Ann Alger

    Wed May 21 03:22:50 EDT 2008

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    "Balls to the wall!! That's all I gotta say. Don't forget to have yourself a sports training montage!"
     

    Ann Alger

    Wed May 21 02:35:52 EDT 2008

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    "Go Brian!!! Go Brian!!!! Go Briaaaaaaaan!!! Lots of love and support for your family bro. Joe Rocks "
     

    Ann Alger

    Mon May 19 09:41:13 EDT 2008

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    "Donated by Sam & Laraine. Go kick some ass!"
     

    Ann Alger

    Mon May 19 09:24:27 EDT 2008

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    "My dad died of cancer in July but every fight to end these diseases are worth every penny. Good luck David, I hope you far surpass your goal."
     

    Lester Zaiontz

    Wed Oct 14 04:00:00 EDT 2009

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    "Shari, Your Mom and I are workouts buddies, which, of course is why I know a little of your story. I just finished my first marathon for TNT and it was an amazing experience. Your husband was certainly in my thoughts as I ran. Blessings to you and yours- GO TEAM! I know you will do great!"
     

    Lisa Hill

    Tue Dec 15 04:49:00 EST 2009

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    "Hi, Shari, Good luck with your training and with the endurance event. You're a real inspiration! Maria "
     

    Lisa Hill

    Wed Dec 02 11:36:58 EST 2009

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    "It'll take strong endurance to complete this Grand Canyon Hike, which I know you've got. Good luck!"
     

    Lisa Hill

    Mon Nov 09 04:38:29 EST 2009

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    "Good Luck and refua Shlema, Nili & Haim Ariel"
     

    Lisa Hill

    Wed Nov 04 10:38:58 EST 2009

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    "good luck,keep up the high spirits.love june and sol"
     

    Lisa Hill

    Mon Nov 02 09:14:59 EST 2009

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    "Wendy, I am so pround of you for running this race. I remember when you were in marching band in high school and had tired legs from marching. I am glad you have overcome this and endured this race. We love you and Dave and are so glad Dave is in remission. I hope I can come and watch your next run. Love and Hugs, Mom "
     

    Lisa Selner

    Tue Sep 14 10:12:44 EDT 2010

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    "Way to light up the night, Donna! You are all trained up and have another place to put it to great use! Thanks for walking."
     

    Charanne Berg

    Mon Oct 04 07:38:54 EDT 2010

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    "Sorry to miss walking with you on 10/02. So glad TNT brought us together. We did it!"
     

    Charanne Berg

    Thu Sep 30 12:47:21 EDT 2010

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    "We love you, Sara!! "
     

    Bielau, Tierney, Coon & Company P.C.

    Fri Jun 15 06:59:56 EDT 2012

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    "Way to go Sara! Run girl, RUN!! You can do it! The entire Vanguard Nation will be with you in spirit!"
     

    Bielau, Tierney, Coon & Company P.C.

    Wed Apr 04 01:15:44 EDT 2012

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    "Have a great run!!! good luck wish you all the best "
     

    Thu Mar 15 02:05:39 EDT 2012

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    "Good Luck Jaz!!! I know you will do amazing! So proud of you!"
     

    Tue Mar 13 11:22:12 EDT 2012

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    "Goooo Jaz!!! xoxo "
     

    Fri Mar 09 12:57:01 EST 2012

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    "Little more to help you out! Good luck!!!!"
     

    Tue Mar 06 08:51:00 EST 2012

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    "I'm sooooo proud of you Morgan and can't wait to cheer you on!!! Love you!!"
     

    Anonymous

    Wed Sep 05 03:06:40 EDT 2012

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    "Morgan, thank you for supporting such a worthy organization."
     

    Anonymous

    Mon Jul 09 01:44:14 EDT 2012

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    "You will do great girlie!!! Can't wait to see you at the finish line!!"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue May 29 08:14:39 EDT 2012

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    "LOVE that you're doing this!! Good luck to all of you! In loving memory..LiveStrong.. Shawn Haines <3"
     

    Anonymous

    Sat May 19 02:43:42 EDT 2012

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    "Get 'er done! I'll be routin for ya! Trey"
     

    Ann Alger

    Sun Aug 17 06:33:13 EDT 2008

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    "Just keep moving towards that goal. I am confident you will and your father will be victorious. See you at the next round of Water Plan meetings."
     

    Ann Alger

    Fri Aug 08 12:23:54 EDT 2008

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    "Brian, We know you can do it because you're doing it for your Dad. He's a great guy and the good news about his treatment is great. Keep on doing it for all the others out there. We all love you and are rooting you on. Love, Aunt Phyllis & Uncle Greg"
     

    Ann Alger

    Fri Jul 11 08:37:17 EDT 2008

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    "Brian, keep up the great work!"
     

    Ann Alger

    Fri Jul 11 11:06:20 EDT 2008

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    "Dude, I remember the days as you get close to the big day, I am so proud of you. But I know that if my 300 pound body can do it, you are going to kick A$$. I will be there in SF at the finish line with some beer I may even run the first half with you... uhhh behind you. Ever Forward!!"
     

    Ann Alger

    Tue Jul 08 04:39:44 EDT 2008

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    "This is a wonderful cause, my prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family."
     

    Ann Alger

    Mon Jun 30 01:17:08 EDT 2008

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    "Brian, We are so proud of you!! We know that this is a BIG undertaking and we want you to know that we realize this is more than a run through the streets of San Francisco; it's a run filled with your love and support for dad. Thank you for being such a wonderful son....we are so blessed!!!!!! Love, Mom & Dad P.S. I wanted to add that, what you are doing is a huge boost to my morale (I only hope that when I am 90, and maybe on the senile side, you'll be there to run to the store for my vitamins when I run out); thank you!!!! Love, Dad "
     

    Ann Alger

    Sat Jun 14 08:47:05 EDT 2008

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    "Thanks for all the fun, Morgan! I hope you all are enjoying your Pampered Chef Products! This also qualifies for a Company match too!! WhooHoo!! I wish you the best in your fundraising efforts. This is quite a challenge you have taken on. I know your "In Memory" person is looking down on you with great Pride and Love! Keep up your spirit and energy . . . I can't wait to hear all about it. ~ Connie"
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Jul 13 05:46:41 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,463.00 | Goal: $5,000.00
 
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My Thanks To

Charanne Berg $250.00
BRIAN O'LEARY $250.00
Hal Malchow $250.00
Ann Alger $250.00
June Bush $250.00
Daniel Bairley $200.00
Jim Crounse $150.00
Christina Kelley $100.00
Lisa Selner $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Kathy Quattrone $100.00
Stuart Nelson $100.00
Doug Spiegel $100.00
Fred Lederman $100.00
Christina Kelley $100.00
Bielau, Tierney, Coon & C... $50.00
Christopher Kelley $50.00
Gayle Jayne $50.00
Bob McGrory $50.00
Susan Adams $50.00
Lisa Hill $50.00
Tim Killalea $50.00
Peter Carter $50.00
Greg & Suzy Schmigel $50.00
Kathleen Kronemeyer $50.00
Lester Zaiontz $50.00
Rick Malchow $50.00
Cheryl L Swaim $50.00
Donna Shortz $50.00
peggi habets $30.00
Amy Aquino $25.00
Eva Bowie $25.00
Marisa Flint $25.00
Paige Sipe $25.00
Jeffrey S Brown $25.00
Toni Harris $25.00
Anonymous $10.00
Anonymous $3.00
Jamie Natelson