My Fundraising Page

Meredith Parmalee's Fundraising Page
Aug 11, 2015


My name is Meredith, and I am 22 years old. Here's my story. 


This is my first time running a full marathon, and this is my first time KNITTING a full marathon. I have been running since high school, when I could barely finish a 5k, much to the horror of my cross country coach. Since then, I have increased my mileage and have finished 3 half marathons (how do you like me now?)! 


So, where does the knitting come in, you ask? In March, I began interning at a startup called We Are Knitters that sells DIY knitting kits and supplies. When we found out that there was another marathon knitter who would be running the marathon, I jokingly said "I'll do it." Within a week I was taking a wool yarn ball with me on my morning runs (despite the 80 degree heat at 7am, yes I did get some strange looks), and planning out a 16-week marathon training schedule. 


With We Are Knitters as my sponsor, I am ready to tackle the NYC Marathon, and I couldn't be more thrilled to be running and knitting for such a great cause. I am excited to be a part of the Team in Training group, and as part of this team I am raising funds to help find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. I appreciate every single donation, no matter the size! 


Your donation will help fund treatments that save lives every day; like immnuotherapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. You may not know it, but every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies such as these.


Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help get us all closer to a world without blood cancers.


Happy knitting and running!




Supporter Comments

    "You are seriously awesome - love, Oceane. "


    Tue Aug 25 09:04:21 EDT 2015

    "Strong and determined. . .proud of you Meredith. "

    Margot Plumadore Wyan

    Wed Aug 26 08:01:41 EDT 2015

    "Go Meredith!"

    Alberto Bravo

    Mon Sep 14 06:50:30 EDT 2015

    "See you at the race, Meriff! Love, Mom & Dad"

    The Parmalee Family and Greatest Fans!

    Mon Oct 05 06:55:59 EDT 2015

    "Go get em Meredith. Wish I could be there to cheer you on. Have a great race. "

    Sandra Demaline

    Wed Oct 07 01:22:23 EDT 2015

    "Good luck, Meredith! What will you be knitting while you are running? Hopefully something simple, like a scarf and not a cable-knit sweater!"

    Ruth Sadinsky Design & Art Direction

    Wed Oct 14 09:14:10 EDT 2015

    "You go girl! So proud of you!"

    Miranda Leoni

    Sun Oct 25 11:04:51 EDT 2015

    "You are an inspiration. I went to high school with your sister, Jennifer. So impressed with what you're doing :)"

    Lynne Talbot

    Sun Nov 01 10:51:16 EST 2015

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,535.00 | Goal: $3,500.00
101 %

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My Thanks To

We Are Knitters $3000.00
The Parmalee Family and G... $100.00
Lynne Talbot $25.00
Aaron Yagoda $25.00
Ruth Sadinsky Design & Ar... $25.00
Sandra Demaline $25.00
Anthony Gentles $25.00
Keith Reynolds $25.00
Miranda Leoni  
Mike & Deb Hartman  
Alberto Bravo  
Kevin Robinson  
Margot Plumadore Wyan