Running For My Dad

Milestone Day!
Apr 13, 2013 by Amanda Kinney

We had a great group run this morning at Salem Lake. Last time I was here it was raining and 32 degrees but today it was sunny and beautiful and got to see a very cool owl, sitting right by the water in a eye level branch. It was pretty amazing. He just sat there and stared at us, until I tried to take a picture and of course, he flew. Then a while later I looked down into the water, right by the shoreline, and a huge orange koi was sitting there. He had to be at least 16" long. Now I'm thinking he might have been 2 feet, but don't want to tell any fish tales. :)


We had a group of about 10 people and Taylor and I broke personal records by doing 12 miles! Each of us had only done about 10 previously, so we were very happy to see the end of the trail today. Just 2 weeks left until the April 28th Nike Half Marathon in Washington DC! And only 2 more days of fundraising. Thank you everybody for caring and cheering me on. I wish my Dad could be here to see me cross the finish line, but I know he'll be watching from above.

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It's a long road...
Apr 09, 2013 by Amanda Kinney


Last week I was in Texas for work (a big antique show) and found some quiet time to run with the locals. It was peaceful. When I got back to North Carolina yesterday, I was happy to find that that Spring had snuck in while I was away. It was a long winter of training that felt like it would never end. Hearing the songs of the birds reminds me that the circle of life continues. I miss my Dad terribly, but I hear him in the wind, and I see him in the hawk that flies over head. I am lucky to feel his presence with me as I run and run and run. 19 days until the Nike Women's Half Marathon. I can do this. Thank you for your continued support.

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Spring has sprung, well it's trying to spring. :)
Mar 30, 2013 by Amanda Kinney

If you go back to my first post you will see a photo from my first 5 mile run in January. Although I ran the same path this week, it's looking a little more springy, despite the 30 degree mornings.

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Thank you to PetsUnlimited
Mar 21, 2013 by Amanda Kinney

Thank you PetsUnlimited.com for your sponsorship of my run and of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training!


PetsUnlimited is the world's largest pet marketplace and community. Whether you are looking for a pet, need help caring for your pet or want to connect with other pet lovers, they have something for everyone! Check it out www.petsunlimited.com


This weekend I ran 4 miles in Delaware on Saturday and 6 miles in Manhattan on Sunday. I love NY!, especially at 7am on Sunday morning when you can run through the streets and not see another living soul. Even in the freezing cold, the trees are starting to bud.


Thank You for your continued support! You are amazing and your donations WILL make a difference in the lives of those fighting cancer. Visit www.LLS.org to see how. I can hardly believe your generosity! Together we have raised over $7165.00!!! Let's see if we can make it to $8000. We have until April 15th!


Looking forward to April 28th in Washington DC!


"Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...

"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine..."

— Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden)



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Friends & Co-Workers of my sister Julian, listen up!
Mar 13, 2013 by Amanda Kinney

My sweet sister Julian Stacy Kinney has generously offered to match any donations made by her friends and co-workers, up to $1000. (Update... make that $2000.!) So if you work at JM&A Group, know my sister through the auto industry or are friends with her, your donations will be matched!!! How awesome is that!?!?


I am so proud of her and all that she has acomplished. She works hard and loves her friends and family with the kindest of hearts.


The past few months have been a difficult and sad time for our whole family. I might be the one physically running the race, but my sisters, Jame' and Julian Stacy, my brother Mark, my Mom, Mandy, and my boyfriend, Michael are working hard behind the scenes to raise awareness and money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and I'm grateful for each of their personal gifts and talents that are making it possible for me to train for this event.


Thank you for continuing to support me in my training and for the donations you have made to help fight cancer! Your thoughts and prayers will keep me strong and no donation is too small to make a difference in the life of someone that is fighting to survive.

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    "You are an inspiration participating in this great cause! Best of luck!"
     

    Matt Leggett

    Tue Feb 05 08:14:36 EST 2013

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    "For Josiah, Luca, & Hastings' "Poppy." and for all our loved ones who have battled this cancer. "
     

    Dorothy SanGeorge

    Fri Feb 22 12:16:49 EST 2013

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    "Your family is an inspiration to us all! Love you!!! "
     

    Bethany Jackson

    Mon Feb 25 10:01:58 EST 2013

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    "from momma josey"
     

    josey miano

    Mon Feb 25 11:04:45 EST 2013

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    "I know your dad would be so proud of you on your journey. "
     

    Angie Joyce

    Mon Mar 04 01:10:06 EST 2013

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    "Good Luck Amanda! Tracey Robert"
     

    Tracey Robert

    Mon Mar 04 02:27:14 EST 2013

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    "Team Linkous loves you very much and we are very proud of you too!! "
     

    ouida linkous

    Mon Mar 04 02:35:38 EST 2013

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    "Jay's spirit lives on through all of us who knew him,respected him and loved him!"
     

    John King

    Mon Mar 04 02:54:55 EST 2013

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    "Thinking of you Amanda and your family!! Hope you raise a lot of money for this cause!!"
     

    Leigh Gilliam

    Mon Mar 04 02:57:28 EST 2013

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    "On behalf of Jay, Mandy, Amanda, Jamie and Julian. Love, Rob & Karen"
     

    robert luisana

    Mon Mar 04 03:02:27 EST 2013

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    "Amanda, We wish you much success on your run. We feel like we know you through your sister Julian. It is a wonderful thing you are doing in memory of your father. Thank you for allowing us to play a small part in supporting you! Fondly, Michelle, Dwayne and Caitlyn Canon"
     

    Michelle Cannon

    Sat Mar 09 02:07:56 EST 2013

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    "Amanda, I think what you are doing is absolutely amazing. I don't have much to give but I hope you know that it truly comes from the heart. Keep up the great work and keep on inspiring others. "
     

    Jerry Scott

    Mon Mar 11 10:39:11 EDT 2013

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    "For my super star Julian Kinney!!"
     

    Tony High

    Tue Mar 12 02:18:39 EDT 2013

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    "Imagine that a cure had been found early enough that no one you know had ever suffered from cancer. Lets all give generously to cancer research so the future can be cancer free for everyone. Bettye Lerner was my friend and in her memory I donate to this worthy cause. Together, we can make it happen!"
     

    James Cahn

    Tue Mar 12 03:06:53 EDT 2013

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    "Thank you Amanda and Julian for your effort and dedication. This disease took my father ten years ago at the age of 49. "
     

    Travis Mazza

    Tue Mar 12 03:10:48 EDT 2013

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    "Let's find a cure, for sure! "
     

    Lynn Ziegler

    Tue Mar 12 03:21:56 EDT 2013

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    "Thanks to Julian for inviting me into your wonderful family! Our world needs more people like the Kinney's! "
     

    David Pedersen

    Tue Mar 12 11:58:27 EDT 2013

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    "Run, Run Run!!! My Mom died of cancer in 2012 and I miss her! We need a cure! What a wonderful way to celebrate your Dad's and my Mom's life. May their memories live on through us! God Bless! Suzanne Lucas -in Loving Memory of Ruth Anna Shelly 1938-2010 "
     

    Suzanne Lucas

    Wed Mar 13 12:03:18 EDT 2013

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    "Best Wishes,..."
     

    J. M.

    Wed Mar 13 10:59:24 EDT 2013

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    " Run with your mite, your angels will see you through."
     

    Deborah Koegel

    Wed Mar 13 11:28:47 EDT 2013

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    "Amanda, we are so proud of you! Your dad is smiling down on you!"
     

    Wendy Jessen

    Wed Mar 13 01:42:31 EDT 2013

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    "Best wishes in your efforts, my thoughts and prayers are with you!"
     

    Jeff Knittel

    Fri Mar 15 07:14:50 EDT 2013

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    "Go Amanda...Woof!"
     

    PetsUnlimited.com

    Fri Mar 15 08:49:38 EDT 2013

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    "In 1995 my grandmother passed away at a young age of 55 from an on again and off again battle with cancer loosing to Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Thank you to your father for helping with finding a cure. And thank you Amanda for running for a cure! All are such beautiful souls. <3"
     

    Vivian Frost

    Fri Mar 15 09:58:51 EDT 2013

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    "Jules It's Great to see you and your family continue to work on a great cause in the memory of your Dad!!"
     

    Mark McGoldrick

    Fri Mar 15 01:59:29 EDT 2013

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    "I'm so happy to give to such a special cause!"
     

    Joann Kandrac

    Sun Mar 17 09:16:59 EDT 2013

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    "I want to thank all of my associates, friends & family who gave so generously to help find a cure for cancer and support this amazing cause to find a cure cancer that my family & I feel so deeply about. By your donations I now know there are so many of you that have been affected by cancer in one form or another & want to find a cure for cancer too. My family & I can't thank you all enough for your support, prayers & love,God is Good & the world is a better place because of each of you! Although Cancer has & continues to hurt us & our loved ones; together we are all helping to heal this hurt by giving back in hopes to lessen & stop the hurt Cancer causes. Together we can & will find a cure for cancer! Thank you again for donating, you all are amazing! I am donating $2000 because you did not just raise $2000, you exceeded $2000 & together we will reach & exceed our $5000 goal to support the Lymphoma & Leukemia Cancer Society in hopes to find a cure! Come out to the race! Finish Strong!"
     

    Julian Stacy Kinney

    Tue Mar 19 01:20:08 EDT 2013

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    "In memory of a great, inspirational man and his legacy and to help others who are still fighting the cancer fight in hopes of finding a cure. Love, Brendan, Jess & Bailey Ferns"
     

    Brendan, Jess & Bailey Ferns

    Tue Mar 19 11:04:09 EDT 2013

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    "We will not forget you Jay! Best of Luck to Amanda-hope you do well in the race! "
     

    Jan Spencer

    Wed Mar 20 12:48:09 EDT 2013

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    "We are behind you all the way, Amanda!! Love, Warren, Ally & Hadyn SanGeorge"
     

    Warren, Ally & Hadyn SanGeorge

    Wed Apr 03 09:57:56 EDT 2013

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    "Amanda, We love you and your family and I know your Daddy is smiling and cheering you on. Neill and I will be holding you close and saying prayers for you on race day. I imagine you'll feel an incredible surge in your strength as one angel powers your wings to help you fly. Love, Victoria and Neill Clegg"
     

    Victoria and Neill Clegg

    Sat Apr 13 06:56:28 EDT 2013

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    "We are honored to make a donation for Jay Kinney. a remarkable man and father!"
     

    Chandra and Ed Young

    Mon Apr 15 11:12:02 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck Amanda!!! Love you and I loved knowing your dad! <3. Hope you have met your goal"
     

    Haylee Grill

    Mon Apr 15 11:31:51 EDT 2013

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    "Thanks Amanda for running for my mom. You're a star!!!"
     

    Rebecca Reynolds

    Mon Apr 15 02:07:51 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck in your race Amanda! Wish I was there to support you in person!"
     

    Ken Tanaka

    Mon Apr 15 08:56:40 EDT 2013

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    "Amanda, you are amazing: just like your incredible daddy & your sweet mom! It is and will continue to be a blessing to many that you have chosen to discipline yourself to something you never considered to be a natural inclination. THAT, precious Amanda, illustrates so beautifully the lessons of the heart your daddy so gently nurtured into your life. Please know we are praying for you to run this marathon with abundant joy as you celebrate Jay! We love you, Kirk & Pat Rucker"
     

    Kirk & Pat Rucker

    Tue Apr 23 05:09:28 EDT 2013

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    "Skylar and Piper"
     

    David Ondrejko

    Sat Apr 27 06:40:30 EDT 2013

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    "Amanda, you did it!! Never doubted for one moment that you would. You are an inspiration to us and all that know you as you dedicated yourself to training for the race. We are so very proud of you. Judy and Jay"
     

    Joseph Ondrejko

    Mon Apr 29 08:11:49 EDT 2013

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    "You have a lot of support from the PDC and all of us here at JM&A....we are blessed to have Julian on our team!! Keep fighting the fight to find a cure!! "
     

    Justina Davis

    Wed Mar 13 02:15:12 EDT 2013

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    "So very proud of the Kinney Girls!! You are all special ladies. Your daddy is so very proud and you are bringing smiles from Heaven to a wonderful cause! Your daddy's the biggest!! Most important God is smiling on you!! Thank you! "
     

    Randy Steele

    Tue Mar 12 08:32:40 EDT 2013

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    "With love!! "
     

    Paul Brady

    Tue Mar 12 07:36:01 EDT 2013

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    "Amanda ,you are an a azing daughter and your parents are so proud. I know Jay is looking down at you with such wonder. Good luck ! I have all the confidence that you will reach your goal.Marti"
     

    Marti Randall

    Mon Mar 11 10:09:14 EDT 2013

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    "Thank you Amanda for doing this! I love you!"
     

    Jame', Scott, Josiah, Luca and Hastings

    Thu Jan 17 11:10:26 EST 2013

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    "For Julian and her family in loving memory of your father. He fought the most courageous fight do perhaps others would not have to endure what he took on. Here is to finding cures!!!"
     

    Melissa Burns

    Sun Jan 13 06:50:51 EST 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $8,125.00 | Goal: $5,000.00
 
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In Memory of

Jay Kinney

My Thanks To

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David Ondrejko  
Kirk & Pat Rucker  
Ken Tanaka  
Rebecca Reynolds  
Cheesecakes by Alex  
Haylee Grill  
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Brendan, Jess & Bailey Fe...  
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