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6.1 miles down 7 more to go!
Nov 14, 2012 by Franchesca Cifuentes Andrade


6.1 miles down 7 more to go!


I am challenging myself like never before.


I've decided to train and fundraise to contribute to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). LLS's mission is to find cures and effective treatments for blood cancers. In support of their work and mission, I’m participating in a marathon as a member of LLS Team In Training (TNT) in Miami January 27th.


When I first started this journey a little over three weeks ago I was so nervous but hopeful. I was worried about not being able to make it past 2 miles and raise enough funds to meet the minimum goal.


HOWEVER! Today... today I feel stronger than ever!


Training yesterday, Saturday October 20th, was fantastic.


I RAN 6.1 MILES! I could not believe it.


The main focus here is to raise funds to help LLS continue their research in finding cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improving the quality of life for patients and their families.


BUT… this is also about my personal journey and my search for personal growth.


So I am asking for your moral and financial support.


You will feel really good after offering your financial support!! I promise. Please give me and LLS your kind and generous support and help me reach my fundraising goal by December 2012 AND show me your love and care. It's a win-win situation overall... for you and me.


6.1 miles down 7 more to go!


THANK YOU

MUCHISIMAS GRACIAS!







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My Sheldon Adelson!!
Oct 12, 2012 by Franchesca Cifuentes Andrade

Thank you Melissa!!! You're my Sheldon Adelson!! LOL.


Sheldon Adelson is a Casino mogul and the biggest financial supporter of Republican Mitt Romney.


Well... you're nothing like Adelson. But you're my biggest donor! Thank you Melissa!


I cannot thank you enough for supporting me and this event for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Your help and encouragement will keep me motivated and help me to the finish line. And, your hard earned dollar bills will directly go to help accelerate finding cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and bring increased hope to the patients and families who are on the front lines of the battle against these blood cancers.


If only Adelson would donate that money for a better cause rather than gabling it away on Romny the world would be a better place. But to each his own!


Thank you again!!!!

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Thank you for your DONATION!
Oct 08, 2012 by Franchesca Cifuentes Andrade

Big big THANK YOU to Leslie and Florsita for donating!!


Muchisimas Gracias!


:)

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First day of training
Oct 06, 2012 by Franchesca Cifuentes Andrade

The first day of training was a breeze. It was a beatiful day in Central Park.


I thought I was going to experience something similar to that show "The Biggest Loser."


Beginners only ran two miles, which I had no trouble completing!


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Kick Off Event!
Oct 06, 2012 by Franchesca Cifuentes Andrade

Today is the Team In Training (TNT) Kick Off event at the The American-Scandinavian Foundation. It will be a great opportunity to meet other people also training with TNT and time to link up with my trainer. One thing that impressed my about TNT was the support system the offer. It's going to be phenomenal.


The group training sessions in Manhattan will begin this weekend and I am beyond excited and really looking forward to the personal and physical change that will emerge from these events in the next few months.


I decided to do this to push myself and do something that I've always wanted to do but have been too much of a chicken to actually do it. It will be a complete transformation of the mind, body and soul. The run is in Miami on the 27th of Jan. You can come cheer me on or just to enjoy the warm weather.


One thing is for sure, completing the run will be a fantastic way to start my very last semester at Milano! I will be finally graduating in May of 2013!


Go New School!


On the left is my coach and on the right is my mentor!!


Franchesca A. Cifuentes

:: M.S. Candidate 2013

:: Non-profit Management

:: The New School for Public Engagement

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Thank You NICK. Top contributor 10/02!
Oct 02, 2012 by Franchesca Cifuentes Andrade

Hello!!

Nick is the top contributor on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012.


Thank you!

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Thank you!!
Oct 02, 2012 by Franchesca Cifuentes Andrade

Thank You Note Oct. 1st.


A big thank you to:

Rafay K.

Bryan H

& Enrique R


Thank you for your love and support. I'm really appreciative.

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Thank you Betsy!
Oct 01, 2012 by Franchesca Cifuentes Andrade

Thank you beautiful Betsy Rojas for starting me off with my first donation!! I am so appreciative!


Family and friends... lets go! Let's get this show on the road.


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My Fundraising Page
Oct 21, 2012

Hola!

Hello!

مرحبا!

Olá!

你好!


So I've decided to embark on this journey and I would be lying to you if I told you that I wasn't nervous or scared. I am beyond nervous and scared!!!! BUT, I know that with your love and support I can do this. With your love and support I can do anything!


The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) mission is to find cures and effective treatments for blood cancers. To accomplish this mission, I’m participating in a sports endurance event as a member of LLS Team In Training in Miami January 27th to raise funds for LLS.


The point of all this is to raise funds to help LLS continue to do research and find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. I will be running 13.1 miles. I've never done this before! 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 give me and LLS you kind and generous support and help me reach my fundraising goal by December 2012.


All you need to do is generously donate $20-25 or more, if you can!


I will keep you posted on my progress. At this moment I can only do 2miles (LOL) but that will improve as I train more and more.



2 miles down 11.1 to go!


THANK YOU!



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Supporter's Comments

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    "I'm so proud of you. I wish you the best. I know you can do it. God bless you! Luisa"
     

    Luisa Reyes

    Wed Nov 14 07:17:29 EST 2012

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    "I will always support this cause and the wonderful people involved. :)"
     

    Carla R.

    Sun Nov 11 10:41:18 EST 2012

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    "Good luck to you Franchesca....I know you can do it."
     

    Anna Kostro

    Wed Oct 31 12:32:38 EDT 2012

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    "Good Luck Franchesca! I think it is awesome that you are doing this."
     

    Image Illusions by Mecca

    Fri Oct 19 07:42:18 EDT 2012

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    "I'm very proud of you."
     

    A. MORA

    Fri Oct 12 02:08:44 EDT 2012

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    "I know you can do it!"
     

    Betsy Rojas

    Sun Sep 30 05:04:45 EDT 2012

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    "I think it is amazing that you are challenging yourself in new ways...for a good cause! After living with a marathon runner, I know how hard running can be and how amazing it feels to accomplish something with your body that you have never done before!! Keep it up, and when times get tough, know that you have more support than you might ever dream!! "
     

    Melissa Holmes

    Wed Nov 14 03:21:55 EST 2012

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My Thanks To

Melissa Lee $100.00
L. MORA $60.00
A. MORA $60.00
Carol McMillan $50.00
Nicholas Astacio $50.00
Luand Gonzalez $40.00
Lily Wong $30.00
Michelle Conde $30.00
Luisa Reyes $25.00
Anne Discheter $25.00
Evelyn Vega $25.00
Leslie Forgenie $25.00
Bryan Hanley $25.00
Betsy Rojas $25.00
Carla R. $20.00
Anna Kostro $20.00
Flor Mantilla $20.00
Rafay Khalid $20.00
Melissa Holmes $10.00
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