My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Oct 23, 2009 by Lisa Conti

Racing to Save Lives

Well Hello or should I say Bonjour ......

I am going to do a marathon. 26.2 miles......yes..all at once...without stopping...well maybe for a sip of water or for a quick bathroom break. Yikes!!!!!!!!!

So why I am doing this?????? And why Paris first before NYC?

My cousin Christina's son, Danny, who is eight, has Leukemia. He is just an amazing kid....after seeing him this summer at a family party and seeing how he does not seem to skip a beat, even after enduring a bone marrow transplant got me thinking. I love to run....and I have run many races( but not a marathon). I began to think about what I could do to raise money for charity while doing something I love . When my company Coach decided to partner with Team in Training for the Paris marathon I knew it was a sign. Although I have always wanted to run the NYC marathon, and have worked very hard this year to qualify for 2010, I could not pass up the opportunity to team up with Team in Training. This organization raises funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, hodgkin lympoma and myeloma from taking more lives. So NYC will not be my first....Paris will be.... which I guess isn't so bad:-)

What I need from you is to help me reach my goal of $5,900.....I will do all the running ....that is unless anyone wants to join me!

Where your donation goes:

$50 will register 1 person to be a bone marrow donor.

$75 will provide HLA (bone marrow) typing for a family member of a patient with leukemia.

$100 will pay for the cost of 4 patient's chemotherapy drug prescription co-payments.

$300 will train 25 peer volunteers who can provide emotional support to newly diagnosed patients.

$500 will provide patient aid to a person with Leukemia or a related cancer for a year.

$1000 allows patients to meet with health care specialists to design and discuss their disease, treatment plan and prepare them with the info they will need during the treatment process.

$2000 provides patients with a one month supply of Gleevac.

Thank you in advance for your support.....I will be running in honor of Danny. I can not wait to share with him all the names of everyone that helped me to reach my fundraising goal.

Lisa xo


Supporter Comments

    "Lost my brother Lenny in 1971 to Leukemia and a good friend 2 days ago to Lymphoma."

    Nick Santoro

    Wed Dec 23 09:58:05 EST 2009

    "Good luck Lisa. You are a CHAMP! We are so proud of you."

    Shawn Lenihan

    Mon Apr 12 12:45:33 EDT 2010



    Tue Mar 30 10:49:21 EDT 2010

    "Thank you to everyone who played in my superbowl pool. Your donation was a huge help:)"

    Superbowl Donation

    Sun Feb 14 09:07:41 EST 2010

    "Yay Lisa!!!!!"

    Devon Velthaus

    Fri Jan 22 07:54:26 EST 2010

    "Lisa, Im very proud of you and your efforts to help others and complete this arduous task. I know youll do a great job. Good luck Chuck"

    Charles reid

    Fri Dec 25 06:44:32 EST 2009

    "My friend of 50 years has been treated for leukemia for two years. This is a great way for me to support Bob and Danny in their battle to beat this. Thank you for the opportunity to support them."

    Therese Allen

    Sun Dec 27 12:50:01 EST 2009

    "Good luck Lisa!!"

    Christine & Marty Gordinier

    Mon Dec 28 09:03:17 EST 2009

    "Good Job Lisa!"

    Jennifer Molloy

    Fri Mar 26 02:05:24 EDT 2010

    "Love you Lisa! Good Luck to you and Carrie."

    Margaret, Howie, Justin & Jaclyn

    Fri Mar 19 11:34:55 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $8,070.00 | Goal: $5,900.00
137 %

My Team

Team Total: $264,891.01 | Goal: $300,000.00

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We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this participant for this event.

My Thanks To

Coach Foundation Inc. $1454.00
Coach $1400.00
Superbowl Donation $700.00
Christopher Conti $500.00
Charles reid $276.00
Kevin Lenihan $250.00
Richard Conti $250.00
Penguin $210.00
aldo P coppelli $210.00
Coach $200.00
Coach $150.00
Coach $150.00
Brittany Price and Family $150.00
Coach $120.00
Coach $100.00
susan and greg maclean $100.00
Jennifer Molloy $100.00
Margaret, Howie, Justin &... $100.00
Donna Estupinan $100.00
John Masterson $100.00
Andrew Shapiro $100.00
Lisa Marie Faillace $100.00
Nelson Mabilog $60.00
Coach $50.00
Karen Growney $50.00
Shawn Lenihan $50.00
Kelly Dougherty $50.00
Susan Volpicella-Levy $50.00
Chris Liu $50.00
Dave and Christina Convis $50.00
Therese Allen $50.00
Lisa Stern $25.00
Casey Sanders $25.00
Christine & Marty Gordini... $25.00
Nick Santoro $25.00
Bev and Joel Stern $25.00
hal stern $25.00
Kristen Fyfe $25.00
Marie Colella $20.00
ariadni papadakis $20.00
Jennifer Rota $20.00
jill reive $10.00
michelle dennedy $10.00
Kristin Bishop $10.00
Grace Alonso  
Shiho Nomoto  
Devon Velthaus