My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jul 07, 2010 by Ann Thornton

Racing to Save Lives

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

I'm training to participate in the 1/2 marathon of 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, but most specifically, my friend's son, Gideon who was recently diagnosed at age 3. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

Gideon is the sweetest, most fun-loving kid you will ever meet. He reminds me of my BFF and it breaks my heart that he has aged beyond his years in these past weeks due to the treatments that will save his life.

I wanted to do something to help. That is why I have decided to complete a 1/2 marathon with the Team in Training. TNT raises money to fight leukemia and lymphoma. The money we raise goes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society, which funds research to eradicate these terrible diseases.

I am not really a fan of running. I primarily run to be able to play hockey and soccer, the sports I LOVE. I have done my fair share of 5K's and 10K's and never dreamed I would be motivated to complete a 1/2 marathon. When I found out about Gideon's diagnosis, I wanted to join in his fight. I figured pushing my body to complete a 1/2 marathon would figuratively help me join in his fight. While his body is being tested and challenged by the chemo and the leukemia, I will be testing and challenging my body during the training for the race. Not only will I be challenging myself, but I will also be raising money to fight this terrible disease.

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.

Thank you for helping me and for helping Gideon. You can follow Gideon's fight by viewing his mom's blog:

I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!


Supporter Comments

    "I work with Jason Elzerman who went to school with Gideon and Brody's dad. Be strong and safe running!"


    Thu Jul 15 02:36:38 EDT 2010

    "Normally this would be a bit much for me. But, I just sold some textbooks and so I'm going to donate all of the proceeds to the cause. Run like the wind my friend!"

    Kelley Swanson

    Fri Jul 09 08:41:01 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,920.00 | Goal: $1,250.00
154 %

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My Thanks To

Anonymous $250.00
Pfizer Foundation $100.00
Lisa Sheldon $100.00
Mark & Brenda Schaafsma $100.00
Kelley Swanson $100.00
Ryan Brown $100.00
Cheryl Rodbard $50.00
Kevin Dykema $50.00
Pam Cameron $50.00
Arend Elston $50.00
Karen Lundin $50.00
Karel Shadley $50.00
Gregory Wilkins $50.00
Kristen Brown $50.00
Daniel Kitchen $40.00
Gregory Brinker $35.00
Stasia Krempa $30.00
Stanley Black & Decker, I... $25.00
Melinda Boydston $25.00
Teresa Phares $25.00
Tara Borges $25.00
Susan Jones $25.00
Dene' Pieper $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Shauna Collison $25.00
Michael McCloughan $25.00
John Hnath $25.00
Joni Bell $25.00
Jacob Kerwin $25.00
Michele Jepkema $25.00
Dana Potts $25.00
Sonia Lewis $25.00
Erin Killian $25.00
Mikayla Irwin $25.00
Dave Nyman $25.00
Shawn French $25.00
Jamie McWilliams $25.00
David Thierjung $25.00