Run & Fund & Kick Cancer Butt!

Apr 23, 2013 by SAMN RINH

As some of you may know, I’ve been training to run a full marathon (26.2 miles) this June in San Diego. There are several reasons why I’m running:

  • In memory of my best friend’s father who passed away last spring from acute myeloid leukemia. I didn't know him very well, but I know that the impact of the disease did not just affect him, but his family members as well. My bestie has since become a passionate supporter of LLS and TNT and I try to keep up with her when I can :)

  • To raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The money goes towards cancer research and financial assistance to patients that cannot afford treatment.

  • To really challenge myself. Running one mile is tough concept. 10 miles is tougher to conceive. 26.2 – ridiculous! But if you think about a cancer patient… they don’t ask for it, but they work through it and fight it daily. No complaints. How can I complain about being physically healthy enough to run?

  • To set an example to my two wonderful boys that no matter how challenging something appears to be, they can do it, especially if the hard work results in positive benefits for those in need.

I want to thank those of you who have already donated. In this process, it’s always interesting and enlightening to find out what motivates someone will contribute. There are so many back stories that we don’t know about each other until a subject like this comes up. So, when I run, I’m running for you, and your family and your friends too.

Prayers to those affected by the tragedy at the Boston Marathon
Apr 21, 2013 by SAMN RINH

I've been meaning to update my page for a while.

At this time, rather than talk about my training and urge you to donate, I'd like to fill space up with my condolences to the people who were affected by todays tragedy at the Boston Marathon.

Please pray for them.

This last Saturday, the North Cities team wore blue to honor those affected by the bombings in Boston.

Double the Distance, Double the Fun!
May 13, 2013

Last Spring, my best friend asked me to run a half marathon with LLS in memory of her father. I can not say that is was without hesitation (I was NOT a runner), but I agreed to do it. Two of our best friends also joined us and in October of last year, we completed our first half marathons (or marathons) in hilly San Francisco.

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that with all the training that I received from TNT, I was more than ready for that half marathon... other than a slight cramp in my left thigh that I was quickly mended with lessons I learned from the training, I ended the race really well. I even went shopping and dancing the very same day!

This year I wanted to do something more challenging, so I committed to a full marathon in San Diego - and to keep up with tradition, I'm going to run in support of LLS and in memory of my friend's father.


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

I have a mission-to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’m participating in a sports endurance event as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. 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’m improving the quality of my life by participating and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.

Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.


Supporter Comments

    "Samn Rinh I admire your dedication! "

    Boyd Rose

    Mon Feb 11 07:00:40 EST 2013

    "Great Cause! Krueger Family in Des Moines, IA. have raised just short of a Million Dollars. Stay focused! It's only 26.2 miles. "

    MIke Green

    Tue Feb 12 08:40:15 EST 2013

    "Awesome, great cause. Show that cancer whats up!!"


    Tue Feb 12 02:02:15 EST 2013

    "Good Luck, Very Important goal. "


    Thu Feb 14 05:21:26 EST 2013

    "Samn, congrats on pushing for the full marathon and continuing to raise money for a good cause! -- Knox"

    Knox Keith

    Mon Feb 18 01:09:40 EST 2013

    "you can do it!!! now that i donated you really have no choice..."

    Jennifer Chuang

    Tue Feb 19 11:29:59 EST 2013

    "Good luck and stay hydrated - send me pics from the finish line"

    shashank patel

    Wed Feb 20 02:19:05 EST 2013

    "GO Samn! GO Samn!"

    Will Hawkins

    Tue Feb 26 10:57:35 EST 2013

    "Good luck. Run Fast!"

    Rick Heidvogel

    Tue Feb 26 05:46:45 EST 2013

    "I know you will do your best. Just remember that "Attitude is Everything". WE will all be cheering for you."

    Jimmy Chapin

    Wed Feb 27 01:25:33 EST 2013

    "Good luck again!"

    Victor W

    Mon Mar 04 11:52:10 EST 2013

    "Good Luck Samn!"

    Tyler Daws

    Sat Mar 09 07:50:49 EST 2013

    "Sorry I missed it last year Chic! (just now starting to get the hang of Facebook)... Very proud of your committment - hope you meet your goal soon! :) "

    Sam Ly

    Wed Mar 13 06:27:49 EDT 2013

    "Sorry for the late donation dear. So proud of you for doing this!!!"

    Tam Nguyen

    Fri Mar 22 04:07:10 EDT 2013

    "SUPER SAMN!!"


    Fri Mar 22 04:58:45 EDT 2013

    "Great charity and best of luck in DC!"


    Thu Apr 04 02:23:50 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Samn in support of this very important cause. Scott Miller"

    Scott Miller

    Mon Apr 08 04:00:13 EDT 2013

    "I am very proud of you."

    hansford stewart

    Wed Apr 10 12:25:12 EDT 2013

    "Best of luck!"

    Ha & Mike

    Wed Apr 17 01:22:51 EDT 2013

    "Happy birthday dear!"

    Tam Nguyen

    Thu Apr 18 12:52:13 EDT 2013

    "Good luck with the run!!!!"

    Sally Huang

    Thu Apr 25 11:58:19 EDT 2013

    "You are definitely one of the best people I know and an awesome example to all women! "

    Yadi Cox

    Thu Apr 25 04:59:53 EDT 2013

    "Happy bday Samn! "

    Eduardo Villanueva

    Thu Apr 25 06:31:45 EDT 2013

    "Great thing you guys are doing!"

    Julie Nguyen

    Tue Apr 30 11:58:19 EDT 2013

    "happy running!"


    Tue Apr 30 09:25:49 EDT 2013


    Bish Lee

    Fri May 03 05:15:33 EDT 2013

    "Samn,for all that you do for others. Good Luck!"

    Robert Paquette

    Sat May 04 10:39:14 EDT 2013

    "Good luck, Samn!!"

    Christina Forge

    Mon May 13 05:05:43 EDT 2013

    "I always wanted to step it up to a're gonna do great!"

    Rose Huynh

    Wed May 29 09:51:57 EDT 2013

    "MG: William Soo"

    Bank of America

    Tue Jun 11 03:26:26 EDT 2013

    "MG: Shihching Huang"

    Bank of America Foundation

    Tue Aug 06 12:59:55 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,925.96 | Goal: $2,550.00
115 %

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

My Thanks To

Robert Paquette $250.00
Bish Lee $111.11
hansford stewart $102.00
Tyler Daws $101.00
Julie Nguyen $100.00
Mentor Jell-O Shots $100.00
Sam Ly $100.00
shashank patel $100.00
Jennifer Chuang $100.00
L.S $100.00
Boyd Rose $100.00
Tra Him $100.00
SONIC FUNDRAISER 5/5/2013 $79.85
Bank of America $50.00
Terry Plemons $50.00
andy $50.00
Sou Inthavath $50.00
May Nguyen $50.00
Scott Miller $50.00
Tom Morgan $50.00
John Rifleman $50.00
Jimmy Chapin $50.00
Michael Weitz $50.00
Knox Keith $50.00
Mike Mudrick $50.00
Eduardo Villanueva $47.00
Lance $40.00
Christina Forge $35.00
Ha & Mike $35.00
Rick Heidvogel $30.00
Bernie Meave $30.00
kristy $30.00
Bank of America Foundatio... $25.00
Rose Huynh $25.00
Linh Nguyen $25.00
Storm & Will Buczek $25.00
Nathaniel Hatten $25.00
Sally Huang $25.00
Michelle Tran $25.00
Glen Swafford $25.00
My Huynh $25.00
Tam Nguyen $25.00
Tam Nguyen $25.00
Victor W $25.00
MIke Green $25.00
Yadi Cox  
Amneris Vargas  
Will Hawkins