My Fundraising Page

Nov 01, 2015 by Ann Noser

Yes, I am alive after my 50K ultramarathon.

Finished in 9:20. (You're reading that right. It means 9 hours and 20 minutes.)

These are my two fabulous running friends, Lisa and Tim, who danced through the dirt with me.

This next picture shows part of the course. Which way through would you choose?

I went straight through the first time, gritting my teeth.

The second loop through, I dashed across a log, hoping I wouldn't take a dunker into the mess.

I ran most of the first 17 mile loop.

The second loop was a combination of running, hiking, and (let's be honest here) limping.

If you're good at math and distances, you'll recognize that this was a long 50K (34 miles instead of the usual 31, but that's trail running for you. Plus we got lost once. Our fault entirely.)

I also learned a new running catch phrase: "airborne shuffle." An example is posted below.

Sep 15, 2015 by Ann Noser

My goal race is a 50K (somewhere around 31 miles, but I've heard Surf the Murf runs "long") next month, but as "training" I ran the Superior Trail Moose Marathon this weekend, reportedly the HARDEST MARATHON in the U.S.



Also perhaps the most beautiful.

This is why I'm having a bit of trouble managing stairs today, but the views were SO WORTH IT.

What a fun, exciting, gorgeous marathon!

Aug 21, 2015 by Ann Noser

Dad Cheating on Mom’s Diets by Eating at Dairy Queen on the Way Home from Work and then Mom Complaining that Dad was losing more Weight than She Was (Ann’s memory)


“If you could sleep through class and still get an ‘A’ like Jerry Anderson, I’d let you sleep too…” (a college professor)


Spilling a Full Glass of Water on Dolores on their First Date on a Really Cold Winter Night



Wearing Hair Grease on his Honeymoon with Dolores and Attracting a Large Number of Insects to his Head


Taking my Hand to Help me Cross the Street as a small Child and Taking me Down with Him as he Fell (Ann’s memory)


Grandma Pernot’s Old Yellow Mansion where Dad rented an Apartment by Campus



Reading Little House on the Prairie Books to Me before Bed (Ann’s memory)


Working Out Physics Problems on Restaurant Paper Napkins


His One Beer a Year Rule



“That’s for the birds” (Jerry-ism)


“Cards or Bed” (Jerry’s Grandma to the kids)


Coffee (Jerry’s primary fluid intake)



“Wasn’t Worth a Hill of Beans” (Jerry-ism)


Me Taking my Father Pants Shopping and Him Expanding his Gut with Air in an Effort to make Everything Look Too Tight (Ann’s memory)


Jerry Failing his Military Physical Exam and Being Told to get Out of the Pool “Before he Drowned”  (when swimming was the one thing that Dad thought he wouldn’t embarrass himself doing)



Hardware Stores, Pocket Protectors, Old Blue Striped Sweatshirt, Crossword Puzzles, Picture Puzzles, Band Concerts, Mini Van, Ping-Pong, Quadratic Formula, E=mcV=IR, Ice Cream, Hot Chocolate, Graham Crackers, Mechanical Pencils, Slide Projector, Tape Measure, Tool Bench, Volt Meter, UWEC Physics Department, State Parks, Popcorn, Yatzee, Rack-O, chess, Chinese checkers, Red-checkered shirts, Colorado Mountains, Ceylon, MN, Duct Tape, The Sound of Music, Lawrence Welk Show, “Doggie Melon”, Full Moon, Tinkering in The Basement, Fall Colors, Christmas Lights, Ave Maria 


My Fundraising Page
Aug 21, 2015





In memory of my father, Jerry Anderson, who suffered from chronic lymphocytic leukemia for many years before his death on October 10th, 2009, I’m asking you to donate to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society via my fundraising page for TNT (Team in Training). 


This time, I'm setting up my own race to run to honor my father. The race I've chosen is the Surf the Murf 50k ultra marathon, held in Savage, MN on October 24th, 2015.




Your donation will help fund treatments  to discover cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies such as immunotherapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer.


Patients need these cures and they need your support.


Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help get us all closer to a world without blood cancers.



Thank you!




Supporter Comments

    "This is an excellent tribute to your Dad, Ann. I remember the ice cream runs, but in those base model sedans with no power anything and with the small fan placed on the dashboard. Have a great run."

    Laura Goetz

    Thu Aug 20 09:44:54 EDT 2015

    "You are going to be amazing in this run for your Dad, Ann! Whoever thought you would be running 50K when we were doing CC? I'm with you in spirit, so when it gets to be a struggle, remember: We survived Hell in a Bucket - YOU'VE GOT THIS! <3"

    Colleen Chmelik

    Thu Aug 20 10:04:28 EDT 2015

    "So happy to help you on your fundraising. I know how much your father meant to you. "

    Janet Ochocki

    Thu Aug 20 10:44:43 EDT 2015

    "Thanks Ann for your story and the efforts to help others."

    Steve Anderson

    Wed Aug 26 08:57:35 EDT 2015

    "You are an inspiration, Ann! Go get 'em!!"

    Anna Sanchez

    Thu Aug 27 02:40:10 EDT 2015

    "Ann, what a wonderful way to honor you Dad. He was very proud of you, and still is, looking down from heaven. :-)"

    Linda & Dan VanRisseghem

    Wed Sep 02 10:59:02 EDT 2015

    "Ann, in support of your efforts...your Dad and your Mom!!! Good luck! Barb and Stephen"

    Barb & Stephen Fischer

    Tue Sep 29 10:33:51 EDT 2015

    "Good luck, Dr. Anderson! Love, Jay-Z, JuJu, and Jordyn "

    JayZ, JuJu, Jordyn

    Thu Oct 22 08:03:04 EDT 2015

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,834.32 | Goal: $2,500.00
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My Thanks To

Tim Van Riper $170.00
friends of Quarry Hill Pa... $102.05
Ronningen family $100.00
Ann Noser $100.00
JayZ, JuJu, Jordyn $50.00
Carole and Michael Anders... $50.00
The Schofield family $50.00
Karen Lee $50.00
Linda & Dan VanRisseghem $50.00
June Anderson $50.00
Janet Ochocki $50.00
friends of Quarry Hill Pa... $44.81
Steve Anderson $40.00
friends of Quarry Hill Pa... $33.44
Jerry and Betsy Quigley $25.00
Carolyn and Jerome Fische... $25.00
Carl Huey $25.00
Shirley Rude $25.00
Debra Coughlin $25.00
Terry Quigley $25.00
Gerald Anderson $25.00
Barb & Stephen Fischer $25.00
Josh Thiemann $25.00
Danielle Allen $25.00
friends of Quarry Hill Pa... $20.30
The Whooleys $20.00
Joann VanRisseghem $20.00
Anderson family $20.00
Friends of Quarry Hill Pa... $13.72
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