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100 Miles, 1 reason
May 16, 2014

In 2004 I met an amazing person who was sucker punched out of the blue by Leukemia. A group collectively signed to fund raise in her honor and support LLS who amazingly provider her with almost everything she needed to understand her cancer, help her family her help and today, she continues to be amazing.

Seeing what LLS did for her and learning how LLS supports, funds and CHAMPIONS research, how they advocate for patients and families, meeting survivors and strivers - I continued my drive to support them for the last 10 years.

Dad and Me =)2012 brought my family face to face with Leukemia when my dad was diagnosed Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML). That moment, I went straight to the LLS website, read everything I could to understand, called the offices and they helped me find people living with this, they helped me learn about treatments and courses of actions. I knew I had the LLS there for me and my family. I signed up for a 100 miler, I was ready to fund raise, I was ready to save Dad.

Sadly and far too quickly, chronic became acute, months became weeks and on April 5, 2013, my family lost a father, a husband, a brother, a friend.

I was so mad, so mad that LLS had all these amazing successes and funded all this research and there was nothing for my dad. I completed my event a few months later in a haze of sad and anger. This was indescribable, I couldn't get on my bike, I couldn't look at my team, I didn't want to be around them because they were a reminder that there was nothing for dad, It was too late for him.

It has been a long year of mourning, learning, finding a different life without dad. I can't just sit on my ass anymore. He'd be so pissed, he'd tell me that I have to keep moving, keep going. So I will.

I will ride 100 miles in September 7, 2014 for dad, for mom, for my brother, for all our family and friends, for the doctors who helped, for the nurses who cared, for the hugs and tears, and smiles and stories.

It was too late for dad, I need to make sure it's not too late for someone else.

And I need you to help me.  Help us.  Please.

Help us make sure it's not too late.

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Supporter Comments

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    "Godspeed Maggi!"
     

    Charlie and Sue Bobbish

    Wed Apr 09 12:37:55 EDT 2014

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    "You go!! Kal Endor Falcon :)"
     

    Frank Alviani

    Wed Apr 09 06:15:23 EDT 2014

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    "Tue Dollar Twosday!"
     

    Jon Riley

    Tue Apr 15 12:48:05 EDT 2014

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    "What you are doing serves as inspiration for us all. You ROCK! "
     

    Nelmarie Miranda

    Tue Apr 15 04:13:30 EDT 2014

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    "Go, Margarita, Go."
     

    bruja

    Fri Aug 22 08:58:03 EDT 2014

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    "In support of my girl who honors her father by trying to find the cure so no one other girls lose their dads to cancer. Do good, Margaret!! :-)"
     

    Jaime

    Fri Aug 22 04:28:23 EDT 2014

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    "Love you Tia Maggi! Good luck!"
     

    Noah, Ryan and Greta

    Tue Sep 02 08:37:52 EDT 2014

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    "Pedal Pedal Pedal!!!!!!"
     

    Damian Haywood

    Wed Aug 27 09:45:06 EDT 2014

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    "For you, for your family, for all other families struggling through these situations..."
     

    Seth Adam Sher

    Thu Aug 21 10:15:27 EDT 2014

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    "Love you, Boog!"
     

    Amy Humes-Lee

    Thu Aug 21 09:30:37 EDT 2014

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    "ride well my love."
     

    Melissa Zarn

    Thu Aug 21 08:15:03 EDT 2014

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    "M - thank you so much for fundraising for this cause! big hugs! -M"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Aug 21 08:08:08 EDT 2014

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    "Go kick cancer's ass!"
     

    Colin Taylor

    Wed May 07 03:46:35 EDT 2014

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    "Go get 'em, M!"
     

    Kim Gianopoulos

    Mon Apr 28 11:13:42 EDT 2014

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    "Go M go!"
     

    Marleigh Norton

    Thu Apr 10 11:00:24 EDT 2014

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    "Good Luck!"
     

    Jennifer Baratta

    Wed Apr 09 12:03:56 EDT 2014

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    "To celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day :) "
     

    Gwendolyn Alviani

    Tue Jun 17 06:51:55 EDT 2014

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,600.00 | Goal: $2,100.00
 
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In Memory of

Jose Sieiro Garcia

My Thanks To

Kimberly Green  
Noah, Ryan and Greta  
Damian Haywood  
Robert J Burns  
Ray S.  
Nathan Walker  
Jaime  
Josh Cagan  
bruja  
Seth Adam Sher  
Catherine Payne  
Amy Humes-Lee  
zan  
Fluffer McFancypants and ...  
Melissa Zarn  
walpie  
Gwendolyn Alviani  
Kent Crabtree  
NII HOLDINGS  
Colin Taylor  
Christine Chance  
Kim Gianopoulos  
Heather Burden  
Nelmarie Miranda  
Jon Riley  
Anita Vivo  
Marleigh Norton  
Jack and Grant Otto  
Frank Alviani  
Charlie and Sue Bobbish  
Jennifer Baratta  
Thom & Andra Robertson  
Michael Dougherty