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Training: Week One!!
Mar 26, 2011 by Alison Levy

Week one: training begins! Waking up at 7AM to run on a sunny 26 degree New York morning...

Brent, Mark, Varia, Julia

Nikki (our mentor), Alyssa, Bridget, and Ali

Thanks SO MUCH for all the donations so far- we're 10% of the way!! Please continue to spread the word! And make your donations to the TEAM PAGE!!



Team Morgan
Mar 06, 2011 by Alison Levy

In the middle of April last year, our dear friend Morgan Petra Ashe, a pre-med postbac at Columbia University, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). We had seen her getting paler and more tired but through her perpetual high energy and positive attitude, the diagnosis came as an extraordinary shock to her and her family and friends.

From the first day in the hospital, Morgan was a fighter. The days of tests, biopsies, scans, and blood draws became weeks, then months. She battled through three rounds of chemotherapy in New York with virtually no effect on her extremely aggressive cancer-- but her smile and laugh never faded. A fourth round of chemo in Baltimore finally made a dent so the focus could turn to the ultimate promise of a bone marrow transplant.

Morgan and her family returned to California where she received her transplant. She fought graft vs. host disease and began to improve, always looking towards the future and her plans to continue her medical studies. Just as suddenly as it began, Morgan Petra Ashe passed away January 17, 2011 due to complications from her transplant.

We will be remembering Morgan as we train and compete this summer in the Nautica NYC Triathlon. We will honor her by also raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help find more effective treatments and an ultimate cure for AML and other blood cancers to give more hope to those who are diagnosed in the future. Whatever amount you can donate will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Team Morgan

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Supporter Comments

    "For Varia"

    Karen Vikstrom

    Wed Jul 27 03:42:51 EDT 2011

    "Brent is my hero!!!"

    Danielle Dimick

    Sat Jun 11 08:31:34 EDT 2011

    "A rare combination of beauty and intellect, as well as the ability to balance discipline with fun...love you Morgan. You taught your piano teacher well."

    Christine Jones

    Thu Jun 09 03:06:47 EDT 2011



    Sun Jun 05 10:46:57 EDT 2011


    Irum Tahir

    Wed Jun 01 09:33:59 EDT 2011

    "Good luck to Alyssa and her team."

    Judy Wertheimer

    Fri May 27 07:42:29 EDT 2011

    "Morgan, your inspiration is always with us and you live on in our thoughts and prayers!"

    Harold and Martha Gordon

    Thu Apr 28 09:12:33 EDT 2011

    "Get em Varia! Good luck Team Morgan!!"

    Matt Desrosiers

    Mon Apr 18 11:17:44 EDT 2011

    "Great fundraiser last night! Keep up the good work, and good luck with training!"

    Tony Lett

    Fri Apr 15 09:40:52 EDT 2011

    "Go "JD" team within Morgan's team-- we're proud of you!!"

    Rich Prussin & Debbie Sobell

    Tue Apr 12 07:50:42 EDT 2011

    "Go Varia, Beej & Alyssa! Proud of you guys! :-)"

    Hannah Prussin

    Sat Apr 09 02:05:00 EDT 2011

    "Happy (almost) birthday, Ali! I miss you, it'd be fun to see you!"

    Sean Stambaugh

    Thu Apr 07 01:30:08 EDT 2011


    Imran Tahir

    Thu Apr 07 10:40:41 EDT 2011

    "Good luck Lisa Kellie! We love you...Rose and Tori Go Team Morgan!"

    The Betzigs

    Thu Apr 07 09:22:57 EDT 2011

    "Go Alyssa!"

    Jack & Michiko Plimpton

    Wed Mar 30 09:21:47 EDT 2011

    "Best of luck to you guys! Go Team Morgan!"

    Dan Bronson

    Mon Mar 28 10:59:18 EDT 2011

    "Happy Birthday, Bridget"

    Mark Johnston

    Sun Mar 20 08:45:33 EDT 2011

    "Morgan's laugh, smile, energy, optimism, and heart of gold made this world a better place. She is loved by all! Go Team MORGAN!!!!!!!!"

    Marisa Matthys

    Thu Mar 17 03:10:52 EDT 2011

    "Make Varia work her butt off!"

    Peter Jr Arth

    Thu Jul 28 04:44:50 EDT 2011

    "Good luck, ladies!!!"

    erin flanagan

    Mon Jul 18 10:35:10 EDT 2011

    "GO TEAM!!!"

    Nikki Lanza

    Fri Jul 15 03:58:26 EDT 2011

    "Good stuff Ian and keep it up team!"

    Ben Sadgrove

    Fri Jul 15 03:16:41 EDT 2011

    "Good luck to Ian and his team!"

    Guillaume Cieutat

    Thu Jul 14 01:46:04 EDT 2011

    "For Varia"

    Ed Paulson

    Wed Jul 13 04:02:50 EDT 2011

    "for Varia"

    Zoe Vanella

    Tue Jul 12 10:27:04 EDT 2011

    "Varia, I'm Stephanie's Aunt. I met you at Cornell for graduation. You are all doing a great thing. I'm sorry for all of you for your loss of Morgan. Have fun doing the race."

    Gail T Henderson

    Mon Jul 11 10:11:11 EDT 2011

    "Good luck ladies !"

    Sean J Kerins

    Fri Jul 08 01:28:31 EDT 2011

    "You are inspiring!"

    Sue and Steve McHugh

    Wed Jul 06 10:51:01 EDT 2011

    "This is a wonderful way to pay tribute to Morgan and her life. Thank you for doing this."

    Kristen Shealy

    Tue May 03 04:34:10 EDT 2011

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $25,850.00
89 %
Donations: $23,116.00

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