Laura's Fundraising Page

Laura's Fundraising Page
May 07, 2009 by Laura Markofsky

Laura's Running a Half Marathon!

Welcome to my Team In Training home page!

Yes, you read that right...I'm training to run in the Nike Women's Half Marathon in San Francisco on October 18, 2009 as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training in honor of my incredible and brave friend, Amanda. (UPDATE: Amanda is doing amazingly well...she just finished her last chemo treatment and is about to start radiation. She is kicking cancer's butt and is really looking forward to moving back to NYC; we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel! yay TEAM AMANDA!!)

All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am honored to be part of such a mission. This marathon is going to be a huge test of my strength and endurance, and I need your support to cross the finish line!

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission - I've already raised almost $6,600 and want to raise as much as possible before the marathon to help find a cure for cancer.

I hope you will visit my web site often - I will be posting updates on my running progress and my experiences while training for this marathon.

Thank you so much for your love, support and encouragement!




Supporter Comments

    "A little something to get you started..."

    Sasha Rosenberg

    Mon Jun 08 08:38:13 EDT 2009

    "We wish Amanda, along with all those who are dealing with this challenge, the very best success in their recovery."

    Sherry Simon

    Tue Jun 09 11:09:47 EDT 2009

    "Good Luck Laura - run, run, run!! "

    Shari Forman

    Wed Jun 10 03:17:46 EDT 2009

    "Amanda wishing you the very best!"

    Cheryl Lassoff

    Sun Jun 14 12:28:25 EDT 2009

    "Race with spirit and the journey will have been a success."

    Alan, Terry, and Dan

    Mon Jun 15 12:43:55 EDT 2009

    "Love you lots Amanda. XOXOXO "

    Sarah Murov

    Mon Jun 15 05:26:48 EDT 2009

    "Laura - I am so impressed with how much you've raised for this cause already! You are amazing and I know you will kick butt in the race! THANK YOU for finally letting me bug you to the point of signing up :) You are making such a huge difference! xoxo"

    Katherine Morin

    Tue Jun 16 04:44:16 EDT 2009

    "Good luck on your marathon, Laura! We know you will be great and are so proud of all of your hard work. We are cheering you on in spirit. Love, Shari, John, Sasha and Sabrina Rosenberg"

    The Rosenberg Family

    Wed Oct 14 12:28:06 EDT 2009

    "Thank you all so much for your help and support! Your donations mean a lot to me! "


    Wed Apr 05 04:03:42 EDT 2017

    "Love you and your family, Liz. "

    Wed May 24 04:57:58 EDT 2017

    " My very best hopes and warm wishes go out to your mom, you, and your family, Liz."

    Wed May 24 05:28:53 EDT 2017

    "Lots of love, Liz!! --Declan and Mairead"

    Fri May 26 12:47:28 EDT 2017

    "We are remembering Betty in our prayers. Love, Paul and Carol Brimstin"

    Wed May 31 02:07:39 EDT 2017

    "Enjoy your ride!"

    Sherry Simon

    Tue Jun 20 11:29:43 EDT 2017

    "I wish everyone's heart was as big as yours! Keep being amazing "

    Thu Jun 22 10:31:59 EDT 2017

    "Keep spreading all the love and light Kell! Your caring heart is needed/ appreciated by so many! "

    Fri Jun 23 10:43:45 EDT 2017

    "Rock Chalk chica! Keep up the goOod work!!! My company backs every donation, so consider this twice the amount! "

    Fri Jun 23 12:16:03 EDT 2017

    "People like you make the world better. Keep killin it girl!"

    Fri Jun 23 02:01:59 EDT 2017

    "Love ya cuz "

    Fri Jun 23 02:29:20 EDT 2017

    "Just finished my brain surgery and got a cavernous malformation out! I'm glad I could help out!!! Cancer sucks!! "

    Fri Jun 23 02:37:50 EDT 2017

    "Great job Kelley!! Very proud of the work you are doing 😀"

    Sun Jun 25 11:06:33 EDT 2017

    "Good luck team."

    Mon Jun 26 06:17:48 EDT 2017

    "I am so proud of you, Kelley! You are one of my inspirations. Keep spreading all of your love and kindness Xoxo"

    Mon Jun 26 08:45:14 EDT 2017

    "You're awesome Kel! Because of people like you, I still have a hubby. Thank you for being you. #cancersucks"

    Mon Jun 26 10:13:12 EDT 2017

    "Troy and your family are in my prayers."

    Tue Jun 27 12:44:08 EDT 2017

    "Go Melanie! "

    Tue Jun 27 01:42:36 EDT 2017

    "Love you Kell, the world is a better place because you're in it!!"

    Tue Jun 27 02:23:27 EDT 2017

    "Love you so much sissy. So proud of all your hard work!"

    Thu Jun 29 05:32:02 EDT 2017

    "Kelley u rule! Keep kicking cancer's ass at work. Go cubs!"

    Thu Jun 29 06:55:20 EDT 2017

    "You have such a beautiful, giving heart! Lucky to know ya, Kel! "

    Thu Jun 29 07:30:48 EDT 2017

    "You go glen coco!"

    Fri Jun 30 01:27:43 EDT 2017

    "Proud of you, Roo! <3, Jasmine"

    Fri Jun 30 05:26:19 EDT 2017

    "Kelley you are a ray of sunshine and the silver lining to people's lives who've been touched by cancer and have you on their team. Keep doing your thang girlfriend xoxo"

    Fri Jun 30 08:02:47 EDT 2017

    "Continued prayers and healing for our son Geoffrey. Sam and Pat Gartman"

    Thu Jul 06 12:15:10 EDT 2017

    "Im so thankful my best friend is a survivor, but I have lost my Mom, step mom and mother in law to cancer, we need to stand and fight - please support my friends effort in this battle!!"

    Sherry Simon

    Fri Jul 14 02:02:56 EDT 2017

    "Thank you to everyone who attended the F*** Cancer Happy Hour!"

    Mon Jul 17 09:55:42 EDT 2017

    "Good luck! Have Fun!"

    Sherry Simon

    Mon Jul 17 01:36:51 EDT 2017

    "No generous mind delights to oppress the weak, but rather to cherish and protect."

    Mon Jul 17 06:49:40 EDT 2017

    "more to come later on in the year, closer to the race, but here's a head start!!! gooooood luck! xox"

    Stacey Laitman

    Mon Jun 08 12:56:01 EDT 2009

    "You go girl! Good luck. What a great thing that you guys are doing. I'll be cheering for you!"

    Sherry Simon

    Fri Jun 23 06:52:15 EDT 2017

    "we are so proud of all that you have accomplished. Thanks to everyone for your support of TEAM AMANDA......"

    jaime and mark seltzer

    Thu Oct 15 09:05:17 EDT 2009

    "Go Team Amanda! Good Luck Laura!"

    Alison Deaner

    Thu Oct 15 09:03:19 EDT 2009

    "Good luck, Laura!"

    Randi Peck

    Wed Oct 14 11:12:10 EDT 2009


    Alison Newman

    Tue Jun 23 09:52:04 EDT 2009

    "amanda-love you!!! Here's to your cure!!!"

    matthew seltzer

    Wed Jun 10 10:06:31 EDT 2009

    "I am thrilled to support Amanda!"

    cathy karp

    Tue Jun 09 07:28:13 EDT 2009

    "Laura- Don't know if I am going to make it to the fundraiser. If you need any advice w. running a marathon, let me know - I ran one in November. It will be the most amazing experience of your life! Good luck with the fundraising!!!! - Dani"

    Danielle Goldberg

    Mon Jun 08 07:19:45 EDT 2009

    "In memory to a Wonderful sister and friend Mary Grace"

    Thu Jun 08 08:45:01 EDT 2017

    "So proud of you! Love, Patti, Dan and Dash"

    Fri May 26 04:02:47 EDT 2017

    "thinking of you Amanda!"

    Michelle Hollander

    Tue Jun 23 10:23:23 EDT 2009

    "Good luck!"

    Nicole Barber

    Tue Jun 09 05:23:38 EDT 2009

    "My father died of multiple myeloma; my friend had a masectomy; and many others have been touched by cancer. God bless them all. Ginni Hart"

    Ginni Hart

    Thu Jun 18 09:43:36 EDT 2009

    "Best wishes, Amanda, we are all cheering for you - keep up the fight!!!! May hope, faith and courage be your guiding light... today and always!"

    Morine Comrie

    Thu Jun 18 09:24:54 EDT 2009

    "God Bless keep fighting."

    Bea De Vito

    Thu Jun 18 08:08:09 EDT 2009

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $7,658.74 | Goal: $3,900.00
196 %

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In Honor of

Amanda Seltzer

My Thanks To

Party of Gold $1120.74
Thomson Reuters $470.00
arielle myers $470.00
Sunshine,Sachs & Associat... $250.00
simon kaminetsky $250.00
Maxine Weinstein $200.00
jaime and mark seltzer $100.00
Robin and David Gelles $100.00
Marc Abrahms $100.00
SEth Greenberg $100.00
Ralph Seltzer $100.00
Ralph Seltzer $100.00
Fran Landy $100.00
Morine Comrie $100.00
Sarah Murov $100.00
Alan, Terry, and Dan $100.00
Caren and Hillel Korin $100.00
vicki agron $100.00
Amy, Stephen, Adam, Jacob... $100.00
matthew seltzer $100.00
bernice waldman $100.00
Robert Weisenfeld $100.00
Amanda Scheinerman $100.00
Nancy Green $100.00
cathy karp $100.00
sherry and michael smith $76.00
Cheryl Overton $75.00
The Rosenberg Family $72.00
David Seltzer $50.00
Ellen Sard $50.00
Alice & Bob Naboicheck $50.00
Allison Freeman $50.00
Gila and Jessica Cohen $50.00
The Schultz Family $50.00
Candi Naboicheck $50.00
Daniel Joseph $50.00
Evan Zelnick $50.00
leigh herskovic $50.00
June Fortess $50.00
Pat LaBattaglia $50.00
Katherine Morin $50.00
Karen Seltzer $50.00
Elizabeth Weiner $50.00
Gregory Mittelmann $50.00
Shari Forman $50.00
Ruth Suzman $50.00
David Jacobs $50.00
Leigh Newman $50.00
Jean & Dave Federman $50.00
Stefanie Gelles $50.00
Susan Flanders $50.00
michael jacobs $50.00
Andie and Bernie Laitman $36.00
Rita Salama $36.00
Gail Weinberg $36.00
Alys Krichavsky $36.00
Penny Goldsmith $36.00
Liz Neale $36.00
Josh Kovacs $30.00
Jeffrey Stern $30.00
JP Morgan Chase $25.00
rebecca gilad $25.00
Alison Deaner $25.00
Lainie Rosenthal $25.00
Keleigh Thomas $25.00
Randi Peck $25.00
Mia Gabbai $25.00
Debra Levy $25.00
Ethan and Julie Goldman $25.00
Lauren Lang $25.00
Michelle Hollander $25.00
Joan and Paul Shapiro $25.00
Benjamin Gross $25.00
Frank and Judy Resnick $25.00
Nancy Hirschtritt $25.00
Stanley Baumblatt $25.00
Paula Heller $25.00
Brad Garoon $25.00
Leslie Prives $25.00
Samantha Starr $25.00
Cheryl Lassoff $25.00
Luks Family $25.00
sarah berent $25.00
Emily Green $25.00
ashley green $25.00
Alyson Jacobs $25.00
Howard Charish $25.00
Nicole Barber $25.00
Harriet Dobin $25.00
Mindy Shuch $25.00
Emily Gordon $25.00
Lori Gordon $25.00
Janice Cartin $25.00
Danielle Goldberg $25.00
Stacey Laitman $25.00
Aetna $20.00
Jori Robbins $20.00
Nicole Benmen $18.00
Lindsay Gilman $18.00
Lauren Dwyer $10.00
samantha spatt $10.00
Devin Eisenstat  
Alison Newman  
Emily Winick  
Linda & Jeff Winick  
Ginni Hart  
Bea De Vito  
Chantall Askins & Alan Lo...  
Peggy and Arthur Grodd  
Sherry Simon  
Sasha Rosenberg  
Bryan Robbins