My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Dec 15, 2008 by Kathy Johnson

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.


Those that know me know that I am a bit of a cycling enthusiast. When it comes to riding or racing my mountain bike I may not be the fastest or the most technical rider, but I can't think of many other things that I'd rather be doing.


This summer I had to opportunity to be a guest of the Team In Training group that rode their road bikes 109 miles around Tucson, Arizona. During this event I met some wonderful people that pushed themselves harder than they ever had before and in the process raised money for what I found to be an awesome organization - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training which raises funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives.


As a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training I am going to do the 60 mile Ouachita Challenge mountain bike race. The race is on April 5, 2009, and is held in the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas. I am completing this event in honor of 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!


Could you please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission? All contributions are tax-deductible and NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL.


I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress.


Thank you for your support!


We are soldiers in the war against blood cancers. The dollars we raise are the bullets. Steve K., TNT Tucson 2008


Kathy Johnson

Last Edited on: 12/16/2008


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Time for an update...


First off I want to give a big THANK YOU! to everyone that has donated. I feel that if we can all do something, even if it's a little something, that so much progress can be made in improving treatments and more importantly finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.


Our group training rides are getting longer and the trails we are riding are getting more difficult. Being an experienced mountain biker I have an advantage... but, that also means that our Coach expects that much more from me.


I missed last Saturday's training ride, but did a 6 hour race at one of the local trails instead. I completed 6 laps with a total of 46.5 miles ridden. Not quite the the 60 miles I need to complete the Ouachita Challenge , so I still have more work to do.


Thank you for visiting and I would really appreciate it if you could share my page with your friends and family.


Kathy


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This past weekend saw a new training challenge for out team... road riding! The trails still had muddy sections due to lingering and slow melting ice patches in the shade.


We met up with the road team training for Solvang Century ride in Solvang, CA in March. While they were riding 60 miles, we only had to do 30... BUT, we were on our moutain bikes so it was still a good hard ride.


Thanks for visiting and huge THANK YOU!! to all of my supporters.


Kathy


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WOW! Thanks to everyone's support and donations I have met my minimum fundraising goal. BUT - that's no reason to stop. Every dollar raised is another bullet in the battle against blood cancers.


Did you know that since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $600 million in blood cancer research? LLS funds more blood cancer research than all other voluntary agencies combined.


An LLS-funded researcher developed Gleevec, a pill for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML). Now, more than 95 percent of newly diagnosed CML patients survive more than five years with a good quality of life. LLS was also instrumental in the development of Velcade, the first new treatment in more than a decade to be approved for patients with multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma.


While much has been achieved, there is so much more that can and needs to be done.


Thank you again. Your support is helping blood cancer patients live longer, better lives.


Kathy


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Well, the Ouachita Challenge has come and gone for 2009. It lived up to it's name by being a challenge to complete, but I did complete it. While my time of 9 hours and 7ish minutes did not set any records, I am happy.


I kept pushing (literally pushing my bike) when I couldn't ride and riding when I could. What I was going through would be a memory by that evening, so who was I to stop just because it was hard? My struggles for one day against the rocks and climbs were nothing compared to what those afflicted with blood diseases can face every day... and that kept me going.


I know times are hard and money is tight; but if you should find yourself with a few extra dollars that you can donate to a cause - please remember Team in Training and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


Thank you again for all of your suport!

Kathy

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Supporter Comments

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    "Hope all is well - a good thing you are doing here. See if you can find some of those shoes that kids have - the ones that light up with each step... :-) "
     

    Mon Aug 05 09:42:37 EDT 2013

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    "Kathy, Dig deep and show Alan who is boss! Go through him not around him so we can see the treadmarks on his body. Seriously-GOOD LUCK Brian"
     

    Brian (Tucson) Wertheim

    Fri Dec 19 11:53:59 EST 2008

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    "This is a great cause and I'm happy to support it. Good luck Adam."
     

    Fri Jul 26 11:09:27 EDT 2013

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    "Great cause. We are honored to help. Good luck, Adam."
     

    Sat Jul 27 01:52:01 EDT 2013

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    "Make it happen, Walds!"
     

    Sun Aug 18 08:58:17 EDT 2013

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    "Kathy - Thank you for participating and supporting the mission for a cure. I am glad to donate a few bullets (dollars)to help the cause. George Meza "
     

    George Meza

    Fri Jan 16 12:55:28 EST 2009

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    "Trista-YOU are an inspiration to many and I am proud to say you are a fellow nurse. Call us back here in Quincy we are planning another trip to St. Louis next weekend."
     

    George Meza

    Tue Apr 30 09:58:21 EDT 2013

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    "Stay strong!"
     

    Jonathan McCarty

    Fri Sep 20 05:38:39 EDT 2013

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    "May your ride be safe and competitive!"
     

    A Friend from the GEB

    Fri Jan 30 01:34:16 EST 2009

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    "Go get 'em Kathy - Dig Deep!"
     

    The Paynes

    Mon Feb 09 02:12:09 EST 2009

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    "All the Best, Peter"
     

    Tue Oct 22 08:38:58 EDT 2013

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    "Run healthy. It is a good cause. Bill Melton"
     

    Wed Oct 30 02:19:50 EDT 2013

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    "We love you Matt!"
     

    Kathy Johnson

    Tue Oct 01 05:27:44 EDT 2013

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    "Let's help those in need. Thank you all!"
     

    Mark and Deanna Hargis

    Thu Oct 17 08:28:44 EDT 2013

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    "Sandra, congratulations again ... great running and amazing performance for your first time :) Best wishes, Joseph "
     

    Wed Nov 20 06:20:41 EST 2013

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    "Good Luck Sandra! "
     

    Wed Oct 30 12:56:41 EDT 2013

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    "Go, get it girl! "
     

    Sun Oct 27 10:00:19 EDT 2013

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    "Go get em!!"
     

    Wed Oct 23 05:09:21 EDT 2013

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    "Run Forest Run!"
     

    Tue Oct 22 08:58:02 EDT 2013

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    "Go Go Go!!! "
     

    Tue Oct 22 01:19:32 EDT 2013

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    "Great initiative!! Thanks for including us. Best, Max and Tyler"
     

    Wed Aug 28 06:48:16 EDT 2013

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    "Go Sandra Go !!!"
     

    Mon Aug 05 10:31:13 EDT 2013

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    "Great effort for a great cause. Thanks for making it happen."
     

    Wed Jul 31 03:09:12 EDT 2013

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    "You go girl :)"
     

    Thu Jun 20 12:27:55 EDT 2013

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    "Go Sandra!"
     

    Sat Jun 08 01:27:44 EDT 2013

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    "Here is our donation. Good luck to you and your team!!"
     

    BKCPGLT Stolper

    Tue Sep 17 04:17:45 EDT 2013

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    "I wish I could join you Candice but I know how hard the fight is with leukemia and I'd love to help out how I can! I wish you luck in meeting your goal...love you'"
     

    BKCPGLT Stolper

    Mon Sep 16 10:46:55 EDT 2013

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    "Love you and Miss you Grandpa! We'll be thinking of you as we "light the night" in your memory. Hoping we can show others the same love and compassion you did in your life by helping them find a cure. "
     

    BKCPGLT Stolper

    Mon Sep 16 10:43:17 EDT 2013

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    "Dennis (your dad and my uncle) was a good, smart and truly funny human being. I'm sure he is proud of what you're doing to raise awareness for this cause, as am I. Good luck cousin!"
     

    George Meza

    Thu Oct 17 08:26:44 EDT 2013

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    "What a wonderful cause- way to go!"
     

    Wed Oct 23 08:13:09 EDT 2013

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    "Great work!"
     

    Wed Oct 23 07:39:32 EDT 2013

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    "Thanks for dedicating the time and energy to support such an important cause. Good luck Adam! "
     

    Wed Oct 23 03:44:01 EDT 2013

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    "dna Communications and Weber Shandwick are proud to support Adam in this important cause. Best of luck."
     

    Fri Oct 04 06:47:43 EDT 2013

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    "So great that you've "opted in" for this event."
     

    Fri Aug 16 01:27:08 EDT 2013

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    "Artcraft Health Education proudly joins Adam and Celgene in the mission to wipe out blood cancer."
     

    Thu Aug 08 09:26:46 EDT 2013

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    "Best of luck in achieving your goal and thank you! Envision Communications"
     

    Wed Aug 07 02:03:44 EDT 2013

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    "A terrific cause...best of luck!"
     

    Tue Aug 06 05:40:56 EDT 2013

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    "Myrtle Potter & Company, LLC. applauds your dedication to fight against blood cancers. We gladly support you and Celgene in your collective goal to raise >$30K. Best, Myrtle Potter"
     

    Thu Aug 01 06:48:40 EDT 2013

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    "GOLDMAN FAMILY IS PROUD TO SUPPORT YOUR EFFORTS!!"
     

    Wed Jul 31 08:54:01 EDT 2013

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    "What a great way to fight for such an important cause. Thank you for all the work you do with cancer!"
     

    Mon Jul 29 09:24:53 EDT 2013

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    "Great committment and dedication to such a worthy cause. We're happy to be part of your team!"
     

    Sun Jul 28 08:54:44 EDT 2013

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    "Adam, Thanks to you and your family for fighting the fight!"
     

    Fri Jul 26 01:14:46 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck Adam"
     

    Fri Jul 26 10:11:26 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck to you with this! It's a great thing to do this :) Elynne and Ronen"
     

    Fri Jul 26 08:57:29 EDT 2013

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    "Thanks Adam."
     

    Thu Jul 25 09:28:03 EDT 2013

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    "You do amazing work, good luck!"
     

    Thu Jul 25 05:23:39 EDT 2013

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    "In honor of Celgene's good work toward curing cancer."
     

    Tue Jul 02 12:52:35 EDT 2013

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    "I hope the rain lets up so the night can light up! None the less, you will light the night Christine! "
     

    Sat Sep 28 12:02:45 EDT 2013

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    "Great job!"
     

    Tue Aug 27 06:37:07 EDT 2013

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    "I will be there with you in spirit!"
     

    Mon Aug 26 05:28:37 EDT 2013

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    "Hi Christine, Keep up the good work. Good initiative. Eric"
     

    Sun Aug 11 08:32:12 EDT 2013

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    "Your dedication helps so many people Christine! Proud to call you my friend!"
     

    Fri Aug 02 11:30:06 EDT 2013

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    "Well done Christine! I think your work and effort is noble. Warm regards, Renee"
     

    Thu Aug 01 08:09:07 EDT 2013

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    "LTD"
     

    Thu Aug 01 01:20:12 EDT 2013

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    "Wishing you great strides toward a successful "Walk in The Night." Charles and Anita"
     

    Mon Sep 30 02:10:13 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck!"
     

    Sun Nov 03 12:26:45 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck on the race!!!"
     

    Thu Oct 24 02:59:09 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,084.27 | Goal: $4,250.00
 
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Jordan Chaney  
Robin Friedel  
Shari Patterson  
The Paynes  
Ken "Woody" Smith  
Alan Johnson  
Mike Johnson  
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Kathy Johnson  
Sherry Johnson  
Doug Robinson  
Mark and Deanna Hargis  
Scott Marlowe  
A Friend from the GEB  
jim hoyt  
BKCPGLT Stolper  
Fred Smitham  
Jonathan McCarty  
STEVEN BELL  
David Day  
George Meza  
Harold Spary  
Mary Thomas  
Ken "Woody" Smith  
Chris Kunetka  
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Kathy LaPlant  
Patricia Highland  
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Joseph Noack  
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Jeanne Patterson  
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