My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Nov 04, 2010

Racing to Save Lives One Barefoot Step at a Time!

That's me with my family after the 2010 Grandma's Marathon. The marathon was the most difficult, and most rewarding thing I've ever done for myself. After 26.2 grueling miles and four and a half hours, the first thing I thought of when I finished was, "when do I get to do this again!"

But this time I don't want to do a marathon just for me. I want to do it for people in need. That's why I'm excited to announce that I have recently signed up for Team in Training (TNT) through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) in order to support their quest to find a cure for blood cancer.

I am running because I know what it's like to lose a loved one. On October 26, 2010, my father passed away at the age of 62. He had so many years of life left ahead of him. He was a good man and a great father. I want to do my part, however small, to make sure no other families lose a loved one before their time.

Lu K. Peterson, August 12, 1948 to October 26, 2010

This year I will be fundraising for LLS with a goal of participating in the Honolulu Marathon on December 12, 2010. I will be running in memory of my father. And if all goes to plan, I will be running the marathon ENTIRELYBAREFOOT! That's got to be worth a few bucks right?

Just to let you know I'm serious, here's a picture of me before my last race.

In case you're wondering...I'm the one on the right.

LLS is an organization that I have supported for several years, and its mission is very personal for me. In 2004, my wife's closest friend Cassandra was diagnosed with Leukemia. It's a disease that almost took her life. Luckily, through the support of LLS, she made a full recovery and has been cancer-free for many years. Cassandra's family and friends have been heavily active with LLS since them. I hope that by running and fundraising for LLS that others afflicted with blood cancers can also find their way to a cure.

I have set a personal goal to fundraise at least $4,900 by December 1, 2010 for LLS's continued search for a cure. If all of my friends and family give a minimum of $25, I will be able to reach that goal! I encourage all of you to donate generously to this great cause! Of the money you donate, 76% will go directly to research and patient aid. I can also tell you that any money you donate is 100% tax deductible!

Donating is fast and easy. LLS accepts all major forms of payment.

You can also donate by sending a check to my address, which I will provide on request.

Thank you for your generous support!


Supporter Comments

    "Good luck CP!"

    David Snyder

    Wed Aug 04 09:59:12 EDT 2010

    "Christian, Have a great!! Keep up the great fundraising efforts. I know it takes a lot of work."

    Darin Thom

    Wed Sep 01 11:41:50 EDT 2010

    "Good luck!!!"

    Nicole Fredricks Jackson

    Tue Sep 28 11:01:38 EDT 2010

    "Keep up your hard work for a worthy cause!"

    Marian Delaney

    Thu Oct 28 01:55:15 EDT 2010

    "My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

    Debra Weise

    Thu Oct 28 07:25:38 EDT 2010

    "Christian, Jim and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss and are touched that you have chosen an act of service to honor your father. Prayers of peace and comfort are sent your way. Bonnie & Jim Bemis"

    Bonnie Bemis

    Fri Oct 29 03:57:11 EDT 2010

    "Good luck, Christian. Let's hope the pavement isn't too hot in Hawaii!"

    Larry Clark

    Mon Nov 08 09:54:36 EST 2010

    "Christian, I am very sorry about your father's passing, he was so young. Keep your spirits up."

    Evelia Hauck

    Mon Nov 08 11:26:33 EST 2010

    "Christian -- Please add this to the memorial fund for your father. He was my favorite, very special buddy-neighbor. I grieve his departure but am comforted in knowing he is smiling and at peace on the other side."

    Gail & Douglas Parker & Troy

    Tue Nov 09 06:28:31 EST 2010

    "Thank you for doing this Christian!!! Have fun and I hope you reach your goal!! You're so close!! Love you bud!! Megan & Brad"

    Megan Junkin

    Mon Nov 15 10:43:01 EST 2010

    "I also lost my father to cancer 13 years ago - much too young. So proud of your efforts, Christian! Good luck!"

    Betsy Schollmeier

    Mon Nov 15 03:41:54 EST 2010

    "Thank you, Christian for everything! I am honored to be your person. Best of luck with the run!!!!"

    Team Sweno

    Mon Nov 22 10:29:57 EST 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,071.20 | Goal: $4,900.00
103 %

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My Thanks To

Eric and Jessi Kenney $270.00
Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch... $250.00
Lu Peterson Memorial #2 $225.00
Lu Peterson Memorial Fund... $200.00
Randall Arnold Fair $200.00
Sarah Keller $150.00
Scott Joint Prosecution A... $130.00
Watermark Entertainment L... $100.00
Megan Junkin $100.00
Joe Rennich $100.00
Alliant Energy Foundation $100.00
Ron Peterson $100.00
Charles Ramsay $100.00
Michael McDonald $100.00
Brandt Criminal Defense $100.00
Carolyn Schmidt $100.00
L L Johnson Law Office PA $100.00
Christian Peterson $100.00
Susan Peterson $100.00
Debra Unruh $100.00
James Krier $100.00
Lu Peterson Memorial #3 $85.00
IAM Roseville $60.00
Team Sweno $50.00
Stephen O'Brien, Attorney... $50.00
Gail & Douglas Parker & T... $50.00
Paul Engelman $50.00
Amy Stech $50.00
Institute for Athletic Me... $50.00
Mark Francis $50.00
Mary Jo Jeffers $50.00
Stephen O'Brien $50.00
David Valentini $50.00
Trevor Peterson $50.00
Christopher Dueffert $50.00
John Price $50.00
The Grove Law Firm PLLC $50.00
Page Haswell - Attorney $50.00
becky undlin $50.00
Rory Durkin $50.00
Ryan Garry, Attorney $50.00
Paul Quirin Dasgupta $50.00
David Snyder $50.00
Caari Dueffert $30.00
Patrick Fugina $30.00
Sandra Krier $30.00
Richard Paul Ohlenberg $26.20
Kristin Martin $25.00
Stacy McVary $25.00
Kristin Olson $25.00
Jenny Anderson $25.00
Betsy Schollmeier $25.00
Andrea Undlin $25.00
Paul Henderson $25.00
Evelia Hauck $25.00
Larry Clark $25.00
krista cavender $25.00
Bonnie Bemis $25.00
Hughes Family $25.00
Debra Weise $25.00
Marian Delaney $25.00
Patrick Flanagan $25.00
Garrett Mitchell $25.00
Lis Carlson $25.00
Nicole Fredricks Jackson $25.00
Robert Scheerer $25.00
Peggy Hellier $25.00
Shakopee Lawyers LLC $25.00
Tara Petros $25.00
Danielle Mathias $25.00
Darin Thom $25.00
Patrick Ciliberto $25.00
Garrett Mitchell $25.00
Cory Tennison $25.00
Marie Pilarski $25.00
Debra Weise $25.00
Jennifer Bemis $25.00
Deborah Mahutga $20.00
Tara Jacob $20.00
Trevor Jahnke Helmer $20.00
Lucielle Unruh $20.00
David Plekkenpol $20.00
Amanda Stewart $20.00
Jonathan Woolsey $15.00
Elaine Kliven $15.00
Patricia Butler $15.00
Leslie Nelson $15.00
Sarah Kimball $15.00
Harold Schmidt $10.00
Lorraine Reberk $10.00
Selina Kolsrud $10.00
Amanda Stewart $10.00