My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Nov 01, 2010 by John Tomac

Running for a Cure

That's me on the right, with my friend Blaine near mile 8.

In September 2009, I was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia.

During the course of my five days in the hospital, I had a conversation with my brother. He asked me how I was doing. I told him I was going to be fine. The way I saw it, Lance Armstrong beat cancer and in the 2006 New York City Marathon, I beat Lance Armstrong. Therefore, I should have no problem beating cancer.

While this diagnosis has presented its own unique set of challanges, it hasn't slowed me down.

This year I will be participating in the New York City Marathon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training. I'm hoping to improve upon my previous best of 2 hours, 54 minutes.

All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. We need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.

Thanks for your support!


Supporter Comments

    "Thank you to everyone who purchased artwork at before race day. "

    Poster Sale Proceeds

    Mon Dec 20 11:20:06 EST 2010

    "Good Luck John... You're an inspiration to our family everyday. "

    Liam Colasuonno

    Wed Oct 06 02:21:34 EDT 2010

    "Thank you to everyone who came out Thursday, August 19 to 'Drink Cancer Under the Table'. Your contributions and additional donations raised over $900 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society."

    Drink Cancer Under The Table 8/19/10

    Mon Aug 23 02:24:38 EDT 2010

    "John- This is wonderful news. I am so happy for both you and Mary. xoxoxoxoxoxo"

    Noelle Campbell

    Sun Aug 08 10:02:43 EDT 2010

    "I'm a firm believer in the transitive property of beating Lance Armstrong. Best of luck at NYC, and do let us know if you're ever back in Ithaca at noontime for a run again. We promise there won't be any inappropriate skinny-dipping at Flatrock next time."

    Adam Engst

    Tue Jun 22 05:29:28 EDT 2010

    "John, this is the first time I heard about your challenge with Leukemia last year. I'm hoping that it's behind you and it's great to see that you are doing good things. Take care. -Riz"

    Riz Khan

    Sat May 15 10:11:43 EDT 2010

    "Thank you to everyone who came out to bowl in Bradley Beach, NJ on October 16. We raised over $2,300! Thank you to the many local businesses who donated money of good for our raffle as well"

    Bowling Fundraiser 10/16

    Wed Nov 17 12:30:10 EST 2010

    "Good luck John!!"

    Colleen Anderson

    Tue Nov 02 03:19:00 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $6,826.20 | Goal: $3,800.00
180 %

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My Thanks To

Blaine & Erin Moore $150.00
Martha Murray $100.00
Moira Ubertini $100.00
Colleen Anderson $100.00
Kathy Anderson $100.00
Lauren & Gabe Figueroa $100.00
Deb Correnti $100.00
Lynda Maceda $100.00
Rebecca Lee $100.00
Lauren Paluzzi $100.00
daniel sciannameo $100.00
Jaime Bennett $100.00
David Warth $100.00
Jeff Abbott $100.00
NM $50.00
Chow Bella Inc $50.00
Christopher Tomac $50.00
Tim O'Brien $50.00
Allied World $50.00
Grace Cicero $50.00
Bob Rebach $50.00
Liz & Pat Byrne $50.00
Matt Coleman $50.00
Noelle Campbell $50.00
Stephen Mandeville $25.00
Davison Rugs $25.00
Ryan Pancoast $25.00
Barbara & Sam Stern $25.00
Jolin Splees $25.00
Mr. & Mrs. Campbell $25.00
Tobi DeVito $25.00
Adam Engst $25.00
Poster Sale Proceeds  
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