My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Apr 30, 2008 by Autumn Jones

Raising for a Cure, Running for Ryan!!! GO TEAM RHEA!

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San Francisco here we come!!!



Currently I'm training to participate in the Nikes Women's Marathon in San Francisco this October as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training.

I am blessed enough to be joined in this endeavor by two of my sisters Janda and Jennifer.

All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. We are completing this event in honor of my sisters boyfriend, Ryan Rhea, my father, 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 make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.



I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!



***UPDATE***May 28, 2008

So the official training commenced last weekend. 7am in the rain on a saturday. Whew! If that is not dedication I don't know what is. I have been averaging about 12-15 miles a week at this point and have to say that aside from the rain things are going rather well. I got hooked up with some new running shoes and it has been smooth sailing ever since. To prepare myself for the hills in SAN FRAN I have been running a few hills by the house and let me tell you, they are quite taxing but hey..........no pain no gain right! Anyway, thanks a ton for the support!



***UPDATE***June 6, 2008

GOOD NEWS!!!! Ryan received good news this week that he can stop his chemotherapy treatments! His Oncoligist says that there are no longer any signs of cancer in his lymphnodes. Praise God! He is still going to do radiation therapy for a few weeks as a precautionary measure, but his doctors are hopeful that he is really going to win the fight!



***UPDATE*** June 27, 2008

Training is going really well. I ran 8 miles this morning in just under 80 minutes. Whoo hoo! On Saturday morning I meet with

my TNT group and we all together. It is such an amazing motivator

and I have met some of the nicest people. One guy on our team shared with us today about how he lost his 22 month old son to

Leukemia......It breaks my heart to hear about his loss, but at the same time gives me the fuel to keep running, and keep raising so that hopefully less and less parents with have to deal with the tragedy of losing their baby. Thank you so much to those of you that are helping me with this cause. You are touching more lives than you know.



***UPDATE 7/15

Well I have officially sustained my first marathon related injury. Thankfully it is a minor one. Understandably running immence distances takes quite a toll on your feet, and inparticular you TOES. Somehow I have developed blisters underneath my toenails!!!!! OUCH......they do not feel good. According to the research I did online I can expect for a few of the nails to actually fall off. Gross yes, but luckily I should still be able to continue with the training which is up to about 25 miles per week and going strong. So for those of you that see me regularly......you will understand why I am rocking socks and tennis shoes in the summer ;)



All my love,

Autumn



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Supporter Comments

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    "WE LOVE AND ARE PRAYING FOR YOU RYAN!!!!!"
     

    Jason Jones

    Fri May 02 12:09:20 EDT 2008

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    "I'm proud of you Autumn! Love you!"
     

    Cristin Clark

    Mon May 05 09:46:48 EDT 2008

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    "Autumn - you're awesome!"
     

    Dawn Smith

    Mon May 05 01:17:39 EDT 2008

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    "Wendy, I am proud of you. If you need a place in SF to crash or party after, let me know."
     

    Dawn Smith

    Fri May 16 01:08:15 EDT 2008

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    "Wow!!!! Wendy.....this is soooo cool!!! Best of luck to you....I know you'll do great!"
     

    Dawn Smith

    Fri May 16 08:40:58 EDT 2008

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    "Wendy--What a great cause! Go for comfort and pace yourself--you'll do it easily! Good luck and keep us posted on your post marathon recovery! Colleen"
     

    Dawn Smith

    Tue Jun 17 12:08:29 EDT 2008

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    "What a great thing you are doing and for such a good cause. I love reading your updates and know you will do great!!!"
     

    Dawn Smith

    Tue Jul 01 11:11:40 EDT 2008

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    "Great Job Wendy!!!"
     

    Dawn Smith

    Sun Jul 13 01:52:38 EDT 2008

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    "Hey Wendy, you go GIRL!!!"
     

    Dawn Smith

    Sun Jul 13 02:24:37 EDT 2008

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    "Thanks everyone from the Stampin' for a Cause fundraiser. The stamp raffle earned $35.00 and the other $30.00 was a donation from Elizabeth. Thanks for participating everyone!"
     

    Dawn Smith

    Mon Jul 14 01:37:14 EDT 2008

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    "It's a great experience; mental determination is half the battle. You can do it! You go girl!!"
     

    Dawn Smith

    Wed Jul 16 10:17:20 EDT 2008

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    "Go Wendy!"
     

    Dawn Smith

    Sun Jul 27 03:07:02 EDT 2008

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    "Wendy - You are doing a wonderful thing! You'll look great with that Tiffany's necklace around your neck! Good luck!"
     

    Dawn Smith

    Sat Aug 02 08:29:57 EDT 2008

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    "Go Wendy!"
     

    Dawn Smith

    Thu Aug 07 05:54:08 EDT 2008

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    "GO Wendy!!, here is another Donation!!"
     

    Dawn Smith

    Wed Aug 13 11:27:43 EDT 2008

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    "Good luck!"
     

    Dawn Smith

    Fri Sep 05 04:34:35 EDT 2008

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    "Wendy--Good Luck on getting to your goal! "
     

    Dawn Smith

    Thu Sep 11 12:45:30 EDT 2008

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    "Good Luck Wendy! You are a rock star!!!! I will be think of you! Love Haley"
     

    Dawn Smith

    Wed Oct 01 10:02:54 EDT 2008

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    "Here's to a great race! Cheers!"
     

    Dawn Smith

    Wed Oct 08 09:39:51 EDT 2008

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    "Bill, it's great that you're doing this! Thank you!"
     

    Margaret Clark

    Sat May 02 11:07:22 EDT 2009

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    "My co-worker's wife was just diagnosed in Feb. Good luck with your training!!"
     

    Margaret Clark

    Sat May 02 07:55:33 EDT 2009

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    "Go Bill! We're cheering you on!"
     

    Margaret Clark

    Sat May 02 08:23:52 EDT 2009

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    "Bill, good luck with your ride. I was not aware of Jeff being diagnosed. How is he doing? A very close friend of mine passed away in 1998. I know treatments have advanced since then, so I am confident Jeff will be just fine. Please let him know I will be thinking about him...and you on your ride. Good Luck & God Bless!"
     

    Margaret Clark

    Sat May 09 06:24:56 EDT 2009

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    "Much luck to you with your generous endeavor! "
     

    Margaret Clark

    Mon Jul 27 08:39:55 EDT 2009

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    "Bill, I participated in this event in 2000. It will change your life! My dad had lymphoma at the time and he is still going strong today! Thanks for your efforts."
     

    Margaret Clark

    Tue Jul 28 03:36:55 EDT 2009

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    "Dear Bill It takes special people to make a difference. You are one of those people. Thanks"
     

    Margaret Clark

    Tue Aug 04 04:33:58 EDT 2009

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    "I wish you all my best!"
     

    Margaret Clark

    Thu May 08 10:29:12 EDT 2008

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    "Bill - AWESOME ! We're not sure we could successfully maneuver out bicycle 100 yards, and you're going 100 MILES ! What a great cause. Thanks for what you are doing. Our good friend Bob lost his battle to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 1997 and we think of him often. Our good thoughts and prayers will be with you !"
     

    Margaret Clark

    Sat Oct 03 04:19:18 EDT 2009

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    "Hi Ryan, I wish the best, GOD Bless you and your family Autumn, thanks for the information, you are absolutely the best. Good luck in October."
     

    Marco Perez

    Fri May 09 06:36:28 EDT 2008

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    "Autumn, you are an inspiration! "
     

    Robin Evans

    Tue May 13 04:36:24 EDT 2008

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    "Hey Girl, I think you're doing a great job in raising funds for a cure. Good luck and wishing you all the best!!!"
     

    maria lozada

    Tue May 13 05:35:14 EDT 2008

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    "Tami- My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family! Marlene"
     

    Tammy Mahshi

    Thu Sep 10 12:51:32 EDT 2009

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    "Thank you, Tami. Best wishes to Carol and your family as Carol fights the good fight. Go Deputy! "
     

    Tammy Mahshi

    Wed Sep 23 07:06:32 EDT 2009

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    "I'm proud of you."
     

    Jennava Rausch

    Thu May 29 11:06:35 EDT 2008

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    "Autumn you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!"
     

    Matt Swartwood

    Tue Jul 08 07:50:11 EDT 2008

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    "Autumn You did great! let me know if there is anything else I can do for you and your family. Keep up the good work. You can do it!"
     

    Tupperware_Fundraiser Elizabeth_Mayer

    Wed Jul 09 09:34:40 EDT 2008

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    "Yea Tasha!!! I'm so proud of you! Keep up the great work! Aunty Lynn"
     

    Tupperware_Fundraiser Elizabeth_Mayer

    Fri Aug 27 01:59:21 EDT 2010

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    "Hey Tash Sorry for being late in making the donation. Great job! Good luck to you! Have a good run tomorrow. -Nimikaki"
     

    Tupperware_Fundraiser Elizabeth_Mayer

    Fri Sep 03 01:18:19 EDT 2010

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    "We love you, Bro. Richard. You are always in our thoughts and prayers, Charlotte"
     

    John Harris

    Fri Aug 27 10:15:32 EDT 2010

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    "Autumn--I'm so impressed with you and your sisters! What a terrific challenge and what joy it will be to cross the finish line. We are praying for great success. Best, Johnny"
     

    John Harris

    Wed Jul 16 10:07:48 EDT 2008

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    "This is such an inspiration "
     

    Crystela Jacinto

    Wed Jul 30 01:03:11 EDT 2008

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    "Have fun walking!"
     

    Crystela Jacinto

    Thu Oct 14 11:40:13 EDT 2010

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    "What a wonderful thing for you to do Alison! We miss and love you! Elizabeth, Michael, Katherine and Margaret"
     

    Thu Jun 16 06:18:18 EDT 2011

  •  
    "Autumn Jones! What a challege! I wish you all the best!"
     

    Candace Coats Reed

    Fri Sep 05 01:46:01 EDT 2008

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    "Way to Go TEAM STYLZZ !!"
     

    Martie Conley

    Wed Oct 03 03:49:05 EDT 2012

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    "What an awesome thing to do! Our thoughts and prayers will be with you every single mile! "
     

    Anonymous

    Tue May 22 08:33:06 EDT 2012

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    "We are proud of you, Steph, and support you in all you do."
     

    Anonymous

    Wed May 23 07:52:31 EDT 2012

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    "Good luck, Steph! I will be with you in spirit. Thank you for a great ride last year. Love, Rebecca"
     

    Anonymous

    Wed May 23 12:58:14 EDT 2012

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    "You are amazing!! Ride like the wind! I'll be thinking of you."
     

    Anonymous

    Mon May 28 10:31:46 EDT 2012

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    "One good turn deserves another. Good luck. PM"
     

    Anonymous

    Wed May 30 05:19:15 EDT 2012

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    "Better late than never? You are truly awesome!"
     

    Anonymous

    Mon Jun 11 07:55:31 EDT 2012

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    "Sorry to be so late. Hope it was a great ride!"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue Jun 19 01:46:14 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,553.00 | Goal: $2,900.00
 
88 %

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My Thanks To

Jennava Rausch $1000.00
Anonymous $275.00
Andrea Peterson $250.00
Tupperware_Fundraiser Eli... $168.00
Candace Coats Reed $150.00