Cecilia's Fundraising Page

Cecilia Alves's Fundraising Page - 2013
May 23, 2013

DC, here I come!!!!! Finally this Sunday, I will be running the Nike Woman's Half Marathon to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Its been a very rewarding experience to be part of the LLS Team in Training program and meet wonderful people that I will never forget.

I want thank all of you who sponsored and inspired me to reach my goal. With your support as well as others, I have raised $2860.00 and donations are still coming in.

Someday Is Today, and today is the day that everyone can make a difference.

For those who still want to donate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, my website will be open one month after the event. Every dollar makes a difference, and I thank you for being a lifesaver and being a part of my journey.

Teams are made up of individuals. Without them, there is no team.

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

I am Running for a cure!

I am raising funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as a participant in their Team In Training program and I'm asking you to help by making a donation to my fundraising campaign. I run for hope, I run for life and I want to help patients with blood cancers live better, longer lives.

The Society's mission is to cure Leukemia Lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and Myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. I have dedicated myself to this cause, not only by participating in the Nike Woman's Half Marathon on April 28th in DC on April 28th, but by raising $2900.00 to benefit the cause. A cure for Leukemia would be a giant step forward, since leukemia research is considered to be the window to the treatment and cure for other cancers and Aids.

I would be very grateful for your support through a donation. Your contribution is tax-deductible and any amount will bring the LLS one step closer to finding a cure, so others won't have to suffer with the pain and discomfort of blood cancers.

Please support my efforts and cancer patients by donating online quickly and securely plus learn more about my progress. No Donation is too large or too small to make a difference! You will receive a confirmation of your donation by email and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation.

If you choose to donate fifty dollars or more, feel free to give me the name of someone you would like me to run in honor/memory of. their names will be printed on my running shirt, and when I need inspiration, I will look to their names and remember the cause -- the Team's running paths are lined with the angels of the ones we have lost-- we do not want anymore!

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.

Please visit my Web site often and bring friends who would also like to donate!

Help me spread the word by forwarding my fundraising page link bellow to your family members, friends, and co-workers to help me reach my goal.


On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere I thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Cecilia Alves

It's my pleasure and great inspiration to run in memory of Elizabeth Everette and in honor of Duncan Bare

In Memory of Elizabeth Everette

A mission moment from Gladys Adams who wrote about her youngest sister who died of Leukemia in 2006

Elizabeth Peebles Jordan Everett

My little Sis was the second in 6 siblings - me being the oldest.

Elizabeth was born on September 5, 1952 in a small town in NC (Murfreesboro). She grew up on the surrounded by Aunts and Uncles, Parents, Siblings (lots of relatives) and lots of sunshine and fresh air.

Liz (what we called her) was the always the brave one who would take chances and do things, always sure of herself. Up for a challenge. As I think of it now she met them head on much like she met this disease.

She was told in January 2005 that she had Leukemia and started the chemo immediately. When she could not find a donor she had to go thru that again and the second rounds were too much for her frail body to stand. So on March 3, 2006 she succumbed to this horrible disease.

Liz fought hard to beat this and stayed solid in her faith and always prayed about this. Her faith made her strong and she got through each day with this inward strength.

Liz loved her music and had the voice of a songbird - such a beautiful soprano voice that in school won her awards and made her sought after to sing many times.

She was a wonderful sister- I miss our silly talks on the phone, with our made up phone names. She is missed so much and if her story of courage and endurance and strength can help fight this disease than here is just a mini-second into her life. I miss her pretty smile everyday and the funny talks and the telling me what to do. Sometimes I think she thought was the oldest. In some ways maybe she was I don’t know but surely just miss her.

Gladys Adams

Her Big Sister - 20


who was diognosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma stage as a young adult and who is currently in remission and continuos good health. Bellow is Duncan's brief Bio

Born 05/24/1988, non-smoker, moderate drinker, no family history; diagnosed September 2011 with Nodular Sclerosis Hodgkin s Lymphoma Stage IIa following super-clavicular biopsy. Two rounds of BEACOPP followed by two rounds of ABVD with 15 days of radiation therapy. Therapy lasted from September 2011 until March 2012. Maintained study of History at University of Graz during treatment with support from professors. Bachelor thesis submitted February 2013, waiting for final exam to confirm bestowal of title "Bachelor of Philosophy". Master thesis work to follow on the heels of this. Research interests include Intelligence and Security studies, specifically 20th and 21st century as well as military and political history. General interests include fitness, languages (I speak English, German, Hungarian and have beginner's knowledge of French), weight-lifting, well-being, soccer, Kundalini yoga, reading, playing guitar, fine-scale modelling and traveling.



Click link to watch...

"Someday Is Today"



Thanks to your support, my efforts, will help fund the therapies and treatments and help save lives today.

LLS's continued advancements over the years, are responsible for the blood cancer survival rate doubling and tripling; in some cases, the survival rate has even quadrupled.

And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers. They're even being tested in clinical trials for patients with a range of cancers including lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. LLS funded drugs like Gleevec, Sprycel, Arinza, Tasigna and Zolinza are now being tested for patients with other non-cancerous diseases like Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis.

We really are changing the face of blood cancer!



The link below is an informational pamphlet about PV (see original post, Jan. 4) and research being funded by LLS. Maybe one day soon scientists can find better treatments than constant phlebotomies and drug therapies with negative or unknown side effects. Maybe...it'll be your dollar that leads to finding a cure for this little mutant.

Click here to learn more about PV and what LLS is doing!!!


Supporter Comments

    "Keep on running Cecilia very proud of you."

    Maria A Galvao

    Sun Dec 30 09:12:53 EST 2012

    "Good luck Tia Cila! Proud of you and all your runs. Such a great cause you are supporting! Hopefully I can be there to watch! Xoxo"

    Danielle DaSilva

    Sat Mar 16 07:08:34 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Cecilia, go for it..."

    Miguel Fiel & family

    Thu Jan 24 12:10:18 EST 2013

    "Good luck Cecelia! I saw your post on Marymount Manhattan's Linked In page. From a Marymount Alum"

    Deborah Julian

    Tue Mar 19 10:11:23 EDT 2013

    "You fought with all your might so now let me pick up the torch and continue the fight! !"

    Kenya Jordan

    Wed Feb 27 10:42:42 EST 2013

    "Hi Cecilia, It's great that you are running for a cause. Good luck! Derek"

    Derek Spencer

    Sat Feb 16 05:35:56 EST 2013

    "Wish you the best ! Mom"

    Aurora DaSilva

    Tue Jan 01 06:13:25 EST 2013

    "Cecilia, we are proud to support your cause. I hope we can help others to live better and longer lives. Mom and Dad"

    Armindo DaSilva

    Tue Jan 01 06:08:22 EST 2013

    "Good luck raising money!"

    Andrew Rossa

    Mon Dec 31 07:32:33 EST 2012

    "In honor of my beautiful son, Duncan Bare. My hope is for his continued good health. To support and help all of those in need of quality and affordable health care."

    Dorothy Chow

    Wed Dec 19 09:24:40 EST 2012

    "One of my precious students fought this demon and is still fighting. He will triumph!"

    Mary Hillebrenner

    Sat Jan 05 07:59:02 EST 2013

    "You will succeed!!!!"

    Fran Libasci

    Tue Feb 26 09:32:25 EST 2013

    "XOXO Cecilia. "

    Regina Mendes-Doman

    Mon Feb 25 01:12:06 EST 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,110.00 | Goal: $2,900.00
107 %

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In Memory of


My Thanks To

Anonymous $550.00
Merck Partnership $250.00
Regina Mendes-Doman $250.00
Long Ave Churrasqueira BB... $145.00
Chili's, Clark NJ $140.00
Danielle DaSilva $100.00
Maria DaCunha $100.00
Dr Hodgdon and Dr Gale $100.00
RLB Food Distributors $100.00
Irwin Stelzer $100.00
Maria Cardoso $50.00
Kenya Jordan $50.00
Miguel Fiel & family $50.00
Aurora DaSilva $50.00
Armindo DaSilva $50.00
Dorothy Chow $50.00
Eric Johnson $40.00
Anonymous $25.00
Deborah Julian $25.00
Rui Silva $25.00
Christopher Canha $25.00
Michele Kabel $25.00
Cecelia Rossa $25.00
Lisette Alves-Pedreira $25.00
Mary Hillebrenner $25.00
Andrew Rossa $25.00
Maria A Galvao $25.00
armindo dasilva jrkzuah $25.00
Dilceia Dantas $25.00
Bridget Stoyko $25.00
Derek Spencer $20.00
Maria Lucilia Candido $20.00
Daniel Alves $20.00
Debra DaSilva $20.00
Cheryl Archambault $15.00
Fran Libasci $10.00
Christ Fellowship Church $5.00
Marlene Fajardo