My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jun 30, 2012

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

Welcome to my Fighting “4” the Cure homepage.....

with my teammates Denise Gallemore, Sara Gallemore and Candace Jones

(Sorry Sara is not in picture but she WILL be running!! )

I am training to run my FIRST half marathon on October 21 at the Detroit Free Press Run. I’ll give you a moment to close your jaw that dropped open and process that last sentence before I continue!  Yes! I AM running a half marathon, and I am both excited and scared. The picture you see above is from the Crim Race two years ago which was 10 miles....and I was in MUCH better shape then! So this is a bit frightening to say the least.

Some may ask, “Why is Kristi doing such a crazy thing like running 13.1 miles?!” The simple answer would be that I’m running because I can!!! I have had friends and family who have battled cancer, and I’ve seen firsthand the toll it takes on them both emotionally and physically. Although I may not be in “marathon shape” (yet!) I have been blessed with the good health it takes to complete this race. I am running for all those that are battling cancer, yet I have a special place in my heart for Sam Johnson. Sam is the son of very dear friends of mine: Jerry and Janet Johnson. He is my Honored Hero and I am running in memory of him. Sam was an adorable, smart, artistic, hilarious, loving little boy who fought Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with a courage and grace that was incredible. He, along with his parents, battled this disease and never gave up the fight. Sam went home to be with Jesus in Nov. 1998 at the age of 7 but the memory of his giggle as he would beat me at “Don’t Spill the Beans” and the “beyond his years” wisdom he displayed will inspire me to fight these blood diseases step by step….dollar by dollar.

I have joined together with three of my friends, and we are training with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team In Training (TNT) program. We believe in the wonderful work that this organization does which is why we are dedicating ourselves to raise money that will continue to fund the research that will find a CURE for these diseases! Our team goal is to raise $8,000 to help continue the invaluable work that the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society does. So that brings me to the part that can be difficult…asking for donations. Whatever you can give does make an impact, and I appreciate it VERY much! Please know that your donation is 100% tax deductible and that 75% of every dollar goes directly to the mission of the LLS. You can make a donation very easily right here on this page! :) You can also send a check directly to me in any amount made payable to LLS or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

For any donation of $100.00 or more I will put your name on the back of my race day shirt. You will be right there with me….each and every mile!  Thank you so very much for the prayers, support and financial contributions. They are much needed and appreciated!




Supporter Comments

    "Good Luck Kristi, you can do it!"

    Don and Renee McNeill

    Sat Sep 29 12:19:41 EDT 2012

    "Have a GREAT run Kristi!"

    Mary Mack

    Sun Sep 23 06:59:43 EDT 2012

    "Deb wanted to wait to make sure you finish before we pay - just kidding - good luck and God Bless you Kristi!"

    Jim & Deb Johnson

    Sun Jul 15 07:35:11 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,133.50 | Goal: $2,000.00
107 %

My Team

Team Total: $5,759.00 | Goal: $5,484.00

Make a Donation

We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this participant for this event.

My Thanks To

Mike & Jill Maynard $250.00
Gretchen Mueller $131.00
Timothy Heffner $100.00
Karon Segers $100.00
Don and Renee McNeill $100.00
Kathryn Yoder $100.00
Grant Partridge $100.00
A. S. Enterprises Inc. $100.00
Jerald Johnson $100.00
Chris & Tina DeLand $100.00
Michael Gaffney $100.00
Andrea Potok $100.00
Tom and Sheryl Smith $100.00
Wendy Stoliker $100.00
Dave and Yvonne Socha $100.00
Jim & Deb Johnson $100.00
Mary Mack $50.00
Brad Priehs $50.00
Harry Stark $50.00
Thomas Lewin $50.00
Carolyn Stark $50.00
Michael Wesch $50.00
Bob & Carol Weisenreder $50.00
Gary and Dana Goodin $50.00
Kristi Socha $30.00
Michael Lewis $25.00
Todd Morgan $25.00
Lucas Edwards $25.00
Heidi Dawson $25.00
Stephen Stark $25.00
Rosalie Mills $25.00
Kathleen Weingartz $25.00
David Tomaszewski $25.00
Julie Socha $25.00
sandra butler $25.00
Donna Schweihofer $20.00
James Salter $20.00
Amy Baur $20.00
Barbara Rickard $20.00
Jodi Maclean $20.00