My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
May 28, 2009 by Lauren Dosik


A so many of you already know, I am training to participate in the Nike Women's Half Marathon to benefit as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. The race will take place in San Francisco on October 18th to benefit The Leukemia Lymphoma Society and I am proud to be a member of the Maryland Team!

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 my dear friend Amanda (Amanda and her Mom above) along with all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

Amanda was diagnosed with CD 20 Positive Hodgkins Lympoma in late April and she has SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED her chemotherapy treatment!!! I had my event kickoff Tuesday night (10/6) and I got to brag that Amanda had finished her last chemo treatment earlier that day. The light at the end of the tunnel is here and we are in the home streach together.

My last training run this weekend was great! In the 6 mile course we hit high humidity (hard to breath) wind gusts going against us, and rain..but we finished strong and celebrated the end of our training season.

I have had such a wonderful experience training for this race and I can't wait to cross the finish line with a smile on my face and Amanda in my heart. Her strength, determination, and friendship continue to inspire me every day. Thinking about her and our times together over the past 6 (almost 7) years have gotten me through many 10, 12, and even 13 mile training runs. Her encouragement has been unending and I know we continue to inspire each other.

Due to Amanda's hard work I have been named the 3rd highest fundraiser for the National Capital Area (MD, DC, and VA teams) in my event! I will be honored for my fundraising efforts next weekend at the event and I can't wait to give Amanda the credit!

As I count down the days to the race, I cannot thank my supporters, friends, coaches, and mentors enough. Thank you for the donations, words of encouragement, for the bags of ice for my training recovery, for cheering on the sidelines, for making me wake up at 5:45 am on Saturday morning, and most of all for believing in me.

I have surpassed my $9,000 goal I am so thankful for all the support I have received so far. Thank you cousin Shel for making such an extremely generous donation!!! The generosity has been truly amazing over the past five months.

Thank you so much for your support and a very special thank you to Amanda and Jaime (above) who have become my biggest cheerleaders. This has truly become a team sport!

TEAM AMANDA is for positive thinkers!!! We are so close to the finish line and we will do it together!


Supporter Comments

    "We love you!"

    Jessica, Eric, Ben, Jacob and Zoe

    Mon Jun 08 10:34:48 EDT 2009

    "Love you Amanda! Here's to a cure!"

    matthew seltzer

    Wed Jun 10 09:58:59 EDT 2009



    Wed Jun 10 07:02:09 EDT 2009

    "Lauren, you'll be amazing. Good luck! Kick that cancer's arse. :)"

    Stacey Laitman

    Thu Jun 11 09:57:31 EDT 2009

    "A race of this nature is about hanging in until the with all things, Amanda and Lauren. Race fully."

    Alan, Terry, and Daniel

    Mon Jun 15 12:36:55 EDT 2009

    "I Love You!"


    Mon Jun 29 09:55:12 EDT 2009

    "Good Luck Amanda. Keep up the fight!! "

    Linda & Harris Simons

    Mon Jun 29 10:04:05 EDT 2009

    "Good luck in your run and may the wind behind you bring you to your goal, health to Amanda and a cure for all."

    Jo Ann Simons

    Mon Jul 06 10:04:52 EDT 2009

    "Hey Lauren, Thanks so much for the birthday wishes. This is so amazing what you're doing. Amanda is lucky to have a friend like you. Hope all is well. Best of luck! Julie"

    Julie Dennis-Litinger

    Wed Sep 16 10:49:01 EDT 2009

    "Love you babes! You are an amazing person"

    Sat Jul 08 11:50:07 EDT 2017

    "Very glad to donate to a great person and great cause."

    Mon Jul 10 01:24:33 EDT 2017

    "Go Katie! You've got this 😍"

    Tue Jul 25 08:38:55 EDT 2017

    "Go Katie!"

    Cindy Scheinerman

    Wed Jul 26 07:02:53 EDT 2017

    "Thank you for sharing Timmy's inspiring story. Sadly, we have been directly affected by blood cancers too. Wishing you a great race and here's to finding a cure for it all! "

    Thu Jul 27 02:36:33 EDT 2017

    "Run for life"

    Thu Jul 27 08:38:42 EDT 2017

    "Good luck Katie!"

    Mon Jul 31 09:42:15 EDT 2017

    "Yay, Katie! xox"

    Wed Aug 02 11:40:21 EDT 2017

    "Plasma is beneficial to a wide variety of patients. Children and adults with cancer, including leukemia, need plasma transfusions. We have made this sponsorship as a plasma center."

    Tue Aug 08 04:05:20 EDT 2017

    "CHR Madison"

    Thu Aug 10 02:29:16 EDT 2017

    "Supporting the Superheroes fighting blood cancer! "

    Tue Aug 15 11:37:11 EDT 2017


    Wed Aug 16 02:30:30 EDT 2017

    "I want to THANK EVERYONE who attended my fundraiser - David, Kimbers, Sheyla, Anita, Linda, Fabio, Nilson, Rozita, Norman, Liz, Adrienne, Anna, Pauline, Adrienne, Rico, Pedro, Babak, KC... YOUR support has done a lot of good for those in need. The door raised $240.00. Thank you! "

    Thu Jul 13 01:39:43 EDT 2017

    "Thank you for doing this Larry."

    Wed Jan 25 02:08:32 EST 2017

    "Thanks to all my very loving family for helping me raise money for LLS and the support of my event! Love you all!"

    Tue Oct 25 12:20:35 EDT 2016

    "Thank you to everyone who came to Black Finn to support Team in Training and Team Amanda!!"

    Black Finn Bethesda Fundraiser

    Wed Sep 02 11:56:13 EDT 2009

    "Good luck and our prayers are with Amanda!"

    Yvonne & Jeffrey Distenfeld

    Wed Sep 02 10:56:33 EDT 2009

    "So proud of you Lauren! You are doing an amazing thing!"

    Jessie Yabroff and family

    Sat Jul 11 10:51:02 EDT 2009

    "Aly has told me so much about Amanda's strength and I would love to support your cause!"

    Star Dodd

    Tue Jun 23 05:01:03 EDT 2009

    "Push hard to victory at the finish line!"

    Kathy and Bradley Hoffman

    Thu Jun 18 08:42:27 EDT 2009

    "Go Lauren!"

    Amy Sherman and family

    Thu Jun 18 06:05:26 EDT 2009

    "We are with you all the way Amanda."

    Beth, Harris, Zach and Simon

    Tue Jun 09 03:18:29 EDT 2009

    "Good Luck"

    Ricky & Julie Ross

    Tue Jun 09 10:09:02 EDT 2009

    "congratulations on a wonderful job. Thanks to everyone for their support of TEAM AMANDA."

    jaime and mark seltzer

    Thu Oct 15 09:09:07 EDT 2009

    "Go Lauren! We are so proud of you and your amazing efforts for a fabulous cause. "

    Teresa & Craig Burton

    Tue Sep 08 02:26:49 EDT 2009

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $9,385.91 | Goal: $9,000.00
104 %

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My Thanks To

Sandra Chase $500.00
Black Finn Bethesda Fundr... $375.00
Sheldon Dosik $300.00
Party of Gold $262.50
Gary Greenberg $250.00
Kathy and Bradley Hoffman $250.00
Ross Hollander $250.00
Michael Ostroff $250.00
jaime and mark seltzer $100.00
Brian Dwyer $100.00
Yvonne & Jeffrey Distenfe... $100.00
Gerald Gelles $100.00
Ferne Youmans $100.00
Jerome Sowalsky $100.00
Contours Spa and Wellness... $100.00
Seth Greenberg $100.00
Jessie Yabroff and family $100.00
Bruce and Debra Fischman $100.00
Linda & Harris Simons $100.00
wendy and david savin $100.00
Jack Levine $100.00
Sarah Murov $100.00
Alan, Terry, and Daniel $100.00
Richard and Joyce Leibert $100.00
Amy, Stephen, Adam, Jacob... $100.00
Susan, Ed & Jackie Dosik $100.00
matthew seltzer $100.00
bernice waldman $100.00
Jamie Kushner $100.00
Sheldon Dosik $100.00
Eliot and Kathy Gersten $100.00
Roger Rothman $100.00
Ricky & Julie Ross $100.00
Cindy Scheinerman $100.00
Nancy Green $100.00
Barbara Tavrow $100.00
Jessica, Eric, Ben, Jacob... $100.00
David Seltzer $55.00
Brooke Grossman $51.00
Linda and Alan Levin $50.00
Ben Kor $50.00
eric berlin $50.00
Jessica Miller $50.00
lori greenstein $50.00
Daniel Beggy $50.00
Arlene and Dan Neiditz $50.00
Jo Ann Simons $50.00
Debra Macht $50.00
Alice & Bob Naboicheck $50.00
Adam Reiss $50.00
Brian & Newman Newman $50.00
Caila Bitran $50.00
Fran Weiner $50.00
Amy Sherman and family $50.00
Paul Kane $50.00
Ronald Soloway $50.00
Karen Seltzer $50.00
Emily Schulman $50.00
Ross Weiner $50.00
Carrie Mathuran $50.00
Marilyn & Murray Grant $50.00
Karen Asman $50.00
Matthew Tretter $50.00
Lindsay Michael $50.00
Joey Tarbell $50.00
Justine Song $50.00
Mark and Cathy Kolovson $50.00
Ruth Suzman $50.00
Howard & Patti Weiner $50.00
Beth, Harris, Zach and Si... $50.00
Jean & Dave Federman $50.00
Stefanie Gelles $50.00
Leigh Farber $50.00
Susan Flanders $50.00
adam & pat perlstein $50.00
Benjamin S Zachs $50.00
Sheryl Friedman $50.00
Ronnie Singer $50.00
Steven Drysdale $36.00
Andie and Bernie Laitman $36.00
Pearl-Anne Margalit $36.00
Erica Klein $36.00
Michelle Cheslow $36.00
Gail Weinberg $36.00
Alys Krichavsky $36.00
Daniel Winick $36.00
Susan Baumohl $36.00
Josh Kovacs $30.00
Meredith Brooks $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Tracey Hoberman $25.00
Lauren Lang $25.00
Andrea Hotes $25.00
Star Dodd $25.00
Joan and Paul Shapiro $25.00
Leslie Prives $25.00
Robert Gordon $25.00
Stacey Laitman $25.00
Matthew Tretter $25.00
Allison Zuckerman $25.00
Cecily Naron $25.00
Aaron Pecoraro $25.00
Cindy Chazan and Jay Leip... $25.00
Madelene Francese $25.00
Howard Charish $25.00
Nicole Waranch $25.00
Kimberly & Jason DiBella $25.00
Lorraine Greenfield $25.00
Janice Cartin $25.00
Party of Gold $22.41
Julie Dennis-Litinger $18.00
Nicole Benmen $18.00
Sarah Kramer Raphaely $18.00
Elliot Karp $18.00
Lindsay Gilman $18.00
Joan & Brian Ochs  
Teresa & Craig Burton  
Marcia and Jim Fine  
Kate Samuels Sommers  
Zenia & Jeffrey Cohen  
Emily Winick  
Linda & Jeff Winick  
Chantall Askins & Alan Lo...  
Joan and Michelle Zieky  
Eric Burger  
Jennifer Levine  
Peggy and Arthur Grodd