Beating Cancer One Race at a Time

Beating Cancer One Race at a Time
Oct 28, 2009 by Rachael Mulcahy

Racing to Save Lives

Greetings family & friends - welcome back! :)

It is that time again. I have signed up for another event with Team in Training to raise money for blood cancer research. This time around I'm participating in the Lonestar Half Ironman Triathlon which is taking place in Galveston, Texas this upcoming April 24, 2010. The race consists of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride, and a 13.1 mile run. That's right - 70.3 miles total!

As most of you probably remember, the reason I am completing this event is 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! With your help, we can save lives by raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma.

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. Its easy and even the smallest amounts make a big difference. Don't think so? Here are a few ways to donate without breaking your bank:

  • $5: Morning coffee - Skip once during one week;
  • $10: Movie ticket - Bypass the crowded movie theatre & watch a movie at home;
  • $15: Magazine subscription - You can pick up barely used, recent issues of mags at your local resale shop;
  • $25: One hour of Bowling - Head outside to a nearby park and enjoy the scenery;
  • $50: Dinner for two at a restaurant - Try cooking for your sweetie instead; or
  • $70.30: Cost of a 1 hour massage + tip - Which is what I'll need, because this amount equates to $1 for each mile I'll swim/bike/run for the Lonestar Tri!

I'll be updating this page throughout the training season, so please visit & donate often. If you're not comfortable donating online, let me know via email ( and I'll let you know how to donate otherwise.

Thanks in advance for all of your support!



Supporter Comments

    "Kudos for all your hardwork, Rachael!! :) "

    Flor V.

    Mon Apr 05 02:44:12 EDT 2010

    "Good luck Rachael!"

    Trisha Niemuth

    Mon Feb 22 05:08:23 EST 2010

    "Kick butt, buddy."


    Mon Feb 22 04:37:41 EST 2010

    "Good luck in the tri. We're proud of you!"

    John & Brenda Brabaw

    Wed Feb 03 08:00:29 EST 2010

    "Thank you for doing this. Katie and I have had many loved ones struggle to fight cancer or who have passed away because of it. We need to team up and find a cure. "

    Joshua & Katie

    Sat Jan 23 08:13:14 EST 2010

    "Rachel!! Great job at raising more money for this awesome organization! Good luck with fundraising and training, and hopefully I will see you down there!!"

    Maegan Figueroa

    Sat Nov 14 12:39:56 EST 2009

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,850.00 | Goal: $2,900.00
64 %

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We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this participant for this event.

My Thanks To

Michael Ritsema $123.45
kym cowart $100.00
Duncan Campbell $100.00
Bethanne Gardner $100.00
Michael Bartkowiak $100.00
Joshua & Katie $100.00
Jennifer Barber $100.00
Tom Ordeman $75.00
Sonic Fundraiser $61.22
Christina Cummins $50.00
Susan Campbell $50.00
Joseph Perera $50.00
Micah Belden $50.00
Chris $50.00
Duncan Campbell $50.00
John & Brenda Brabaw $50.00
Candice Hance $45.00
Terry schofield $40.00
Brian Weldin $26.00
Brian Horne $25.00
Lawrence Bittok $25.00
Kristie Akins $25.00
Brian "Danger" Jones $25.00
Ashley Bercaw $25.00
Andrew Lee $25.00
Elisabeth Wilson $25.00
Sarah Bennett $25.00
Flor V. $25.00
Michael Giordano $25.00
Trisha Niemuth $25.00
Nikki Bonds $25.00
John Brabaw Jr. $25.00
Marcus Myers $25.00
Maegan Figueroa $25.00
James Salvo $25.00
Aimee Zemanek $19.33
Trent Zou $10.00