My Fundraising Page

It's Raffle Time!
Mar 13, 2013 by Marcie Colleen

I have been so overwhelmed by everyone's generosity and support as I look to run 4 Half Marathons this Spring in honor of little 4 year old Merry and all children who are fighting blood cancers.

I am especially touched by the love and support from the kidlit (children's literature) community.

Because of their warmth and generosity, I am able to have this wonderful raffle of fabulous prizes.

Rafflle Instructions

Every donation to my page BEFORE APRIL 15th will be entered into this raffle.

  • $10 ~ one entry
  • $20 ~ two entries
  • $30 ~ four entries
  • $50 ~ ten entries!

If you have already donated, you will be entered based on the amount of your donation.


A personalized SIGNED copy of either:

  • • • CAN'T SLEEP WITHOUT SHEEP by Susanna Leonard Hill
  • • • PUNXATAWNY PHYLLIS by Susanna Leonard Hill
  • • • APRIL FOOL, PHYLLIS by Susanna Leonard Hill
  • • • BOY + BOT by Ame Dyckman

A custom-made LEGO kit from BKNY Bricks, either:

  • • • a subway car
  • • • a garbage truck
  • • • an ice cream truck
  • • • a fire truck
  • • • a taxi cab

A set of magnets from Wanart (Joyce Wan), either:

  • • • Fuzzy Animals
  • • • Food & Coffee
  • • • Russian Dolls

A 12x12 canvas SIGNED walled art from Joyce Wan AND a SIGNED copy of her board book, "You Are My Cupcake"!

Thank you and good luck! All proceeds go directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

Good luck!

A Very "Merry" Season
Dec 11, 2012

At the end of a season, teammates often ask the BIG question: "Are you signing up for next season?" My answer for a long time was "no". I had my reasons. 1) Training for a marathon is time consuming and a lot of hardwork. I wasn't sure I had it in me. 2) Fundraising is a difficult thing and I was unsure that I wanted to do it again.

But then I heard about one very special little girl and her story...

Meredith "Merry", age 4, was diagnosed back on May 10 with the T-cell subgroup of ALL and got a bone marrow transplant from her brother in Boston Children's Hospital not quite a month ago. Unfortunately she has been through a lot with the transplant and still hasn't had any ANC (goal for release is 3 consecutive days over 500). Once she finally does get released she will need to do 2-3 days a week at the Jimmy Fund Clinic and then once they are happy with her progress she can get her follow up treatments at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Then once home she will be in isolation for about a year.

Obviously this is all difficult for Merry but it also effects her brother and sister with their mother or father (or both) needing to be in Boston with Merry and them needing to keep living their life in CT and will effect what they can do when she gets home and is in isolation.

I had to sign up and I will be running the NYC Half Marathon on March 17th, 2013.

All of us in Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of Merry and 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!

Please consider making a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. Any little bit would help! Let's make 2013 the year that cancer is defeated!

I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress.

Thanks for your generosity and means so much! xoxo



Supporter Comments

    "Sorry to have missed the bar tending fundraiser, but so happy to support your efforts!"

    Patricia & John Nozell

    Sat Feb 16 08:07:06 EST 2013

    "Go Marcie! "

    Gina Schmeling

    Sat Feb 16 07:03:24 EST 2013

    "Sorry I missed your party!!"

    Pam Narozny

    Thu Feb 14 11:56:30 EST 2013

    "so proud of you Marcie!"

    Suzanne Cerreta

    Tue Mar 12 09:29:09 EDT 2013

    "Good luck, Marcie! You are a real inspiration with your dedication to this cause!"

    Karin Proopio

    Tue Apr 09 09:09:17 EDT 2013

    "I am IN"

    P. Sarkozy

    Tue Apr 09 06:03:03 EDT 2013

    "Proud of all of your efforts! Love ya, Mom and Dad"

    Marilynn Goldstein

    Tue Apr 09 01:40:02 EDT 2013

    "Marcie, Thank you for what you're doing for the kiddoes!!"

    Lori Mozdzierz

    Fri Feb 22 09:36:37 EST 2013

    "Marsupial Lioness. Wonderful work this season. Can't wait to race along side you!"

    Michael Flegar

    Fri Feb 15 09:51:22 EST 2013

    "Good luck, Marcie!"


    Thu Feb 14 09:13:45 EST 2013

    "Marcie couldn't make it tonite, do it again maybe?!? Welt thank you for running along side me in training you are inspiring! Makes what we're doing so much fun! Jess"

    Jessica Malihan

    Wed Feb 13 09:38:53 EST 2013

    "We can all do something to help these children who deserve a chance to run and play and hear the picture books we hope to write."

    Vivian Kirkfield

    Mon Feb 11 07:36:08 EST 2013

    "Great organization. I lost my beautiful sister, RoseMarie to lymphoma 9 years ago. But it feels like yesterday. Good luck."

    Genevieve Petrillo

    Mon Feb 11 03:31:57 EST 2013

    "I love that you're doing this, Marcie! Good Luck xoxoxo "


    Tue Feb 12 11:45:21 EST 2013

    "So sad I won't be around for your bartending event but here's to little Merry, and to your unstoppable strength and determination, so proud to run along side you Marcie! <3 "

    Marissa Zavodsky

    Mon Feb 11 10:20:50 EST 2013

    "Best of luck in your training and your fundraising :)"

    Brianne Galli

    Mon Feb 11 10:28:11 EST 2013

    "Happy birthday Marcie!! Sorry I cant make it to your fundraiser this weekend. Exited to run DC with you next week!"

    Karelle Messner

    Wed Apr 17 04:05:26 EDT 2013

    "Beating Childhood Cancer one day at a time!"

    Tiziana Ciccone

    Tue Apr 09 11:57:42 EDT 2013

    "Raffle! 2 entries! :-)"

    Messner, Karelle

    Wed Mar 13 04:15:11 EDT 2013

    "Wish there was a way to have him still with me, but cancer took him from his family. Run strong Marcie for all those we have lost and hopefully all those we may save."

    Doug Galli

    Fri Mar 29 04:43:37 EDT 2013

    " the LEGO idea! looking forward! :D xoxo"

    Joyce Wan

    Tue Apr 02 04:06:23 EDT 2013

    "Great cause. Wishing you the best of luck with this fundraising drive!"

    Julie Gribble

    Thu Feb 07 04:15:10 EST 2013

    "Hoorah for Marcie!"

    Jessica Greif

    Wed Mar 13 06:31:31 EDT 2013

    "You had me at Lymphoma.... Good luck. "

    Genevieve Petrillo

    Wed Mar 13 06:58:01 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,201.00 | Goal: $2,160.00
102 %

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My Thanks To

Google $368.00
Tiziana Ciccone $100.00
Julie Gribble $100.00
Jonathan Lopes $100.00
SideBar Fundraiser (Tips) $75.00
Joyce Wan $70.00
Lori Degman $50.00
Andrew Bryant $50.00
Patricia & John Nozell $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
P. Sarkozy $35.00
Christine D. $30.00
Stephanie Stoll $25.00
Marilynn Goldstein $25.00
PGundersen $25.00
The Dalzell Family $25.00
Suzanne Cerreta $25.00
Lori Mozdzierz $25.00
Gina Schmeling $25.00
Pam Narozny $25.00
Jessica Malihan $25.00
Vivian Kirkfield $25.00
Ellen L. Ramsey $25.00
Genevieve Petrillo $25.00
Brianne Galli $25.00
Messner, Karelle $20.00
Marissa Zavodsky $20.00
Karelle Messner  
Karin Proopio  
Catherine Johnson  
Mara Nerenberg  
Doug Galli  
Genevieve Petrillo  
Jessica Greif  
Carla Bianco Biagini  
Michael Flegar  
Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen  
Kathleen Berman  
Sarah Everett