My Fundraising Page

Aug 25, 2013 by Vasi Papadopoulos

On September 28, I will run the Hamptons half-marathon for a great cause: to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Before this spring, I had never run more than 3 miles (!) But signing up with Team in Training was an easy decision. It helps people like my sister Phoebe, and uncle Michael, who are battling blood cancers. Because of organizations like LLS, Phoebe was able to receive a bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor this past June. She is my constant inspiration, reminding me every day what we are all capable of, no matter what the challenge.

Every donation makes a difference. Thank you for your support!

You can learn more about Phoebe's story here:

You can learn more about LLS here:


Supporter Comments

    "Go Kiki!"

    Nicolas de Croisset

    Fri Aug 23 09:23:45 EDT 2013

    "This donation is in recognition of Phoebe and the courage and grace she has shown during this difficult period. She has been an inspiration to us and is loved by so many. "

    Sara Cass

    Mon Aug 26 10:00:47 EDT 2013

    "How great to participate in this Marathon for your sister. I hope Phoebe is home in September to see you run. It is very meaningful. Marian Misad "

    Marian Misad

    Mon Aug 26 10:26:04 EDT 2013

    "Good luck!!"

    Yuval Chiprut - Good Luck!!!

    Sat Aug 31 05:31:57 EDT 2013

    "Hope you achieve your goals Vasi! I know you will, even the intense heat of Greece wouoldn't stop you. Good on you!!! Wishing you and Phoebe all the best. All my Love xxxx"

    Cassandra Kollakis

    Wed Sep 04 10:15:55 EDT 2013

    "Dedicated to you Phoebe, the most courageous person I know. With love, Marc."

    Marc de Croisset

    Fri Sep 13 11:16:30 EDT 2013

    "Vasi, you are a Champ for running a half marathon and raising so much money for LLS. And Phoebe, you are a Super Champ for your 7 months of hard physical and emotional work and for raising so many spirits. We love you both. Tom and Susan Campbell"

    Thomas and Susan Campbell

    Wed Oct 02 12:10:28 EDT 2013

    "Avec toute l'immense affection des Fischer-Zernin"

    stephanie Fischer-Zernin

    Wed Oct 02 04:56:22 EDT 2013

    "Vasi, what a fabulous endeavor to honor Phoebe and raise funds for such an important cause. We are cheering for you and Phoebe!!! xox Emmy"

    Emmy Wexer

    Sun Sep 22 02:48:01 EDT 2013

    "GO VASI! Good luck, wish I could be there to cheer you on. Missing you all lots! Big hugs xxx"

    Gigi Bacon

    Mon Sep 16 10:19:47 EDT 2013

    "In hope of finding a cure for leukemia, in admiration of Phoebe's valiant fight and to encourage Vasi's efforts to support both. With love, The Altchek Family"

    Anne Altchek

    Fri Sep 13 10:31:57 EDT 2013

    "So inspiring Vasi! Good luck to you! So wonderful that you are doing this on behalf of your sister and uncle - many blessings to you all!"

    Luzmarina Lalli

    Thu Sep 12 12:15:47 EDT 2013

    "Good Luck on your run Vassi XXX SIA & MIKE "


    Thu Sep 12 07:45:01 EDT 2013

    "With love to you and Pheobe!"

    Zachary Iscol

    Fri Sep 06 04:24:18 EDT 2013

    "Good luck!"

    Benjamin & Elena Gaspar

    Fri Sep 06 11:35:14 EDT 2013

    "Hi There: Phoebe has been admirable in her courage and strength while fighting her illness. Bravo. Thank you for joining the "Team in Training." Veronica Stewart (Monina's cousin)"

    Veronica and John Stewart

    Fri Sep 06 10:31:33 EDT 2013

    "Go Vasi!! Lots of love, Kristina & Petros xx"

    Kristina & Petros

    Fri Sep 06 08:02:28 EDT 2013

    "Courage and love Anne and Clive Gibson"

    clive gibson

    Fri Sep 06 04:43:05 EDT 2013

    "You are awesome! Get Nick out there with you next time!"

    John Barton

    Thu Sep 05 05:26:48 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Vasi! Best Wishes, Catherine"


    Thu Sep 05 04:58:58 EDT 2013

    "Very heartfelt Vasi; Good luck to you and wishing Phoebe a speedy recovery. Ki and Sandra "

    Ki Akrami

    Thu Sep 05 10:14:09 EDT 2013

    "All my love Phoebe!"

    Jennifer Field

    Tue Sep 03 02:39:20 EDT 2013

    "Come home soon, 135 West 3rd Street misses you! Love, Stephanie, Alexandra and Michael"

    Michael Casteele

    Tue Sep 03 09:36:32 EDT 2013

    "Dear Vasi, wishing you the best of luck! You are an inspiration! x x x"

    Nitzia Logothetis

    Tue Sep 03 06:45:11 EDT 2013

    "Well done for supporting such a fantastic and well deserved cause. Love Christina [Chandris] x"

    Christina Chandris

    Mon Sep 02 08:46:15 EDT 2013

    "Great job Vasi! Especially as we know how much you love sports! Thrilled that Phoebe is coming home! love Flora"

    flora katsaounis

    Sat Aug 31 12:14:53 EDT 2013

    "Go Kiki!!! "

    Stefano Galiani

    Sat Aug 31 10:53:28 EDT 2013

    "Darling Vasi, Run like the wind And run with love For Phoebe, with love From Deb and Nick"

    Deborah Thomson

    Thu Aug 29 09:13:49 EDT 2013

    "Auntie very fast for Auntie Phoebe, love Olivier, Sebasitan, Peter and Phebe"

    Olivier, Sebasian, Peter, Phebe

    Wed Aug 28 10:56:18 EDT 2013

    "In honor of Phoebe who continues to inspire us with her courage, humor, generosity and love for humanity."

    Jill and Ken Iscol

    Wed Aug 28 08:53:11 EDT 2013

    "Lots of love to Vasi and Phoebe!"

    Sybil d'Origny

    Wed Aug 28 04:07:19 EDT 2013

    "For Phoebe and Michael"

    Candace Tompkins

    Tue Aug 27 06:12:42 EDT 2013

    "we're with you! Nancy and Tom Gleason"

    N & T Gleason

    Tue Aug 27 04:36:13 EDT 2013

    "So awesome Vasi! Good luck :)"

    Cassidy Tichner

    Tue Aug 27 12:25:54 EDT 2013

    "Phoebe and you are both inspirational! Such a great cause that does so much for families - I am grateful they exist. Good luck Vasi - half marathon - Wow. If possible, we'll come down to cheer you on..."

    Penel and Michael

    Tue Aug 27 10:50:02 EDT 2013

    "You go Beautiful ! "

    Christine Chavel

    Tue Aug 27 04:46:31 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Vas!"


    Mon Aug 26 06:16:12 EDT 2013

    "Way to go, Vasi! Sending love and hugs to everyone. The Rosens"

    Jane Rosen

    Mon Aug 26 04:57:49 EDT 2013

    "Vasi, We're rooting for you and Phoebe. You are both heroes. Joan and Mel"

    Joan and Mel Sokotch

    Mon Aug 26 04:12:28 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Vasi "

    Debra Schoenau

    Mon Aug 26 04:07:11 EDT 2013

    "You're a rock star buns! Cant wait to cheer you on!"

    noelle millholt

    Mon Aug 19 12:34:33 EDT 2013

    "good luck !!!!"

    maria paris

    Mon Aug 26 08:39:24 EDT 2013

    "Bravo, Vasi. A wonderful and meaningful thing to do. Judy Boullet"


    Mon Aug 26 03:39:12 EDT 2013

    "Very best to you! Lyn and Harry Groome"

    Lyn Groome

    Mon Aug 26 03:32:35 EDT 2013

    "Cheers to you and Phoebe! You are both inspirational. Love, Nancy Rees"

    Nancy Rees

    Mon Aug 26 03:20:15 EDT 2013

    "Vasi--so great that you are doing this in Phoebe's honor! Good luck with the race! Martha McDade (from your mom's book club)"

    Martha McDade

    Mon Aug 26 03:05:37 EDT 2013

    "I will be thinking of you Vasi!!"

    Pat Amato

    Mon Aug 26 02:30:47 EDT 2013

    "for Phoebe de Croisset, battling leukemia"

    Diana Barrett

    Mon Aug 26 02:25:43 EDT 2013

    "Vasi and Monina Thank you for all you are doing to support your sister, Phoebel All best wishes Rona"

    Rona & Bob Kiley

    Mon Aug 26 01:50:31 EDT 2013

    "You are amazing, Vasi! Go get em!"

    Elizabeth Dilk

    Mon Aug 26 10:11:35 EDT 2013

    "Way to go Vasi! We love you!"

    Nora Feghali

    Wed Aug 21 11:05:03 EDT 2013

    "Good luck, Vasi! Thinking of you and Phoebe and sending lots of love!"


    Mon Aug 19 12:48:48 EDT 2013

    "Well done Vasi I hope from now on GOD will keep you healthy and happy Best regards Spyros and Gillian Christodoulou "

    Spyros Christodoulou

    Thu Oct 10 11:35:59 EDT 2013

    "Go vasi!!"

    Christopher Vila

    Tue Sep 10 06:06:58 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $16,516.00 | Goal: $10,000.00
165 %

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My Thanks To

Marc de Croisset $1000.00
flora katsaounis $1000.00
Spyros Christodoulou $500.00
Anne Altchek $500.00
Michael Casteele $500.00
Christina Chandris $500.00
Jill and Ken Iscol $500.00
stephanie Fischer-Zernin $250.00
Matthew, Fausto & Nate $250.00
Peter and Giovanni $250.00
Bea, Nick and Obie $250.00
clive gibson $250.00
Ki Akrami $250.00
Nitzia Logothetis $250.00
Sybil d'Origny $250.00
N & T Gleason $250.00
Sara Cass $250.00
Joan and Mel Sokotch $250.00
Monina von Opel $250.00
Nicolas de Croisset $250.00
Gigi Bacon $200.00
Kristina & Petros $200.00
Benjamin & Elena Gaspar $150.00
Penel and Michael $150.00
Debra Schoenau $150.00
Sean Brenan $125.00
Nicolas Boullet $116.00
Christopher Vila $100.00
Bonnie Berger $100.00
Veronica and John Stewart $100.00
Catherine $100.00
Cassandra Kollakis $100.00
Barbara Winzenried $100.00
Joan and Adam Sholley $100.00
Jonathan Adamsky $100.00
Yuval Chiprut - Good Luck... $100.00
Stefano Galiani $100.00
Antonella Napolitano $100.00
Christine Chavel $100.00
Lyn Groome $100.00
Diana Barrett $100.00
maria paris $100.00
Nora Feghali $100.00
Elizabeth Dilk $75.00
Luzmarina Lalli $50.00
Jennifer Field $50.00
Cassidy Tichner $50.00
Nancy Rees $50.00
Amanda Warren $50.00
Olivier, Sebasian, Peter,... $25.00
Jenna Hershey & JP Coviel...  
Thomas and Susan Campbel...  
mark noe  
Sophia Schwatka  
Renee Cherkezian  
Emmy Wexer  
Kelly and Marc Kramer  
Nekeshia Woods  
Gigi Bacon  
Zachary Iscol  
Andrew Pyo  
John Barton  
Michael Straw  
Julien Dargent  
Julia Grandison  
Cindy Savage  
Deborah Thomson  
Candace Tompkins  
Marian Misad  
Jane Rosen  
Martha McDade  
Marie d'Origny  
Pat Amato  
Louis D'Origny  
Rona & Bob Kiley  
Melissa Jones  
Tracy & Alex Sarria  
Flavia Kelson  
Stavros Papadopoulos  
irina schwatka  
Britt Sheiber  
Mark and Diana Schwatka  
noelle millholt