My Fundraising Page

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Apr 25, 2013


Welcome to my 2013 Team In Training home page.

For the fifth straight year, I am training to participate in the Long Branch, New Jersey 1/2 Marathon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training (TNT). The race is on May 5th, 2013, and like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.

I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers, most notably my Brother-in-Law Tim Drost. Seeing how much of a toll Leukemia has taken on him and our family, my wife Carolynn and I joined TNT in 2008 to try to raise funds and increase awareness for these deadly diseases. I am also running in honor of my courageous friend Meghan Gambichler, who has battled intense chemotherapy to treat T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, and had to endure multple hip and knee replacement surgeries as a result of the powerful treatments.

Once again, my wife Carolynn O'Brien and I are part of a group of over 20 runners (Team NYSC), in hopes of multiplying the funds and increase the awareness for these diseases. Last year, Team NYSC, which was comprised of 19 participants raised almost $48,000!


An estimated 1 million people in the United States are living

with, or are in remission from, leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin

lymphoma or myeloma. Approximately every four minutes, someone new is

diagnosed with blood cancer. Approximately every 10 minutes, someone dies. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children, adolescents and

young adults under the age of 20. Lymphomas are the most common blood cancers

and incidence increases with age.

Only The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT) has

trained over a half a million runners, walkers, triathletes, cyclists and hikers AND

raised over $1.5 billion to fund lifesaving cancer research. As a nonprofit, TNT relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations. Seventy-eight percent of the total expenses go to supporting cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services. Each donation helps accelerate finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

On behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Meghan and Tim, thank you very much for your support. I greatly appreciate your generosity.

P.S. I would appreciate it if you would forward this page to as many people as you can to encourage them to donate as well. Thanks again.



Supporter Comments

    "Go get em brother!!"

    Philip Vitanzo

    Mon Jan 28 10:51:23 EST 2013

    "Suerte out there amigo!"

    Luigi Vricella

    Mon Apr 22 09:47:27 EDT 2013

    "you guys are the proud of you all for what you are doing to support this deserving cause. Love you guys! Meggy, joanne and jim"

    Meggy, Joanne and Jim

    Fri Apr 26 10:57:06 EDT 2013

    "Go Team!!! Mary Anne & Alan Kraus"

    Mary Anne & Alan Kraus

    Fri Apr 26 11:15:54 EDT 2013

    "B-Strong, Finish Strong....."

    Gregg Gerken

    Mon Apr 29 03:16:15 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,527.95 | Goal: $2,527.95
100 %

My Team

Team Total: $55,548.15 | Goal: $52,000.00

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In Honor of

Tim Drost

My Thanks To

kara felton  
Gregg Gerken  
Mary Anne & Alan Kraus  
Meggy, Joanne and Jim  
Boston Strong  
Luigi Vricella  
Kathy Lauri  
Fairfield Family Chiropra...  
Bill Henderson  
Tim Drost  
Anthony Pucciarello  
Larry Smith  
William Pryor  
Mark Bergen  
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Joe "Boxes" Castellano  
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Philip Vitanzo