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Training #22
Oct 12, 2013 by Amber Tuyen Pham

It was our last practice together. It was bitter sweet. We have been at it together for the past 22 weeks. We have been through heat and cold as well as sweats and tears together. If all that doesn't bond us together I don't know what will. I have to say every season I have had awesome teammates and I am so glad that I have the opporturnity to meet them. I want to thank my son, Kyle, who got up at 4:15 am today to be at the water stop for us. I know it was tough on him since he usually doesn't get up until 10 am on the weekend. We appreciate your support.

I am excited that next Sunday is race day. We commit and are ready to conquer the hills of San Francisco to benefit those who are fighting blood cancers. We have done an incredible job of raising funds for the cause. The OCIE chapter has raised over $250,000 and still counting.

Mission moment of the day:

"During your pains and efforts and belabored breaths, remember the pains and belabored breaths of the dying who, at this very second, fight for every last second of life. Then suddenly, the real reason for the race gives you strength"

Training week 20
Sep 29, 2013 by Amber Tuyen Pham

Week 20 and we are running 20 miles today coincedence I think not... We started at 5 am. I could not sleep so I got up at 3:45 am and had my breakfast of jelly sandwich. It was too early in the morning for me to enjoy food. I felt really good the first 15 miles. It was a piece of cake, but the last 5 miles I just crashed. I had nothing left, my knees hurt, my legs hurt and I felt my left baby toe was in pain and I knew thata blister was in the work since it had happened to me before. However, I just kept going and finished my run. Miraculously, as soon as I finished I felt better and everything was fine after 2 tablets of Tylenol :-).

Mission moment of the day:

Our team in training member, Dr. Campo, was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in 2006. He was given Rituxin, which was funded by Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, for chemotherapy treatment for 2 years. He was in complete remission.

In 2011 Dr. Campo cycled 100 miles around Lake Tahoe raise funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as a member of Team in Training. He and his team were successful in this endeavor to raise awareness and obtain funds for more effective treatments and ongoing research to stop blood cancers.

In late 2012, Dr. Campo became ill again and it was determined that he needed a bone marrow trasplant. Unfortunately, Dr. Campo did not make it he recently passed away.

I was so touched by his story. How he wanted to do his share in raising funds to find cure for blood cancers as well as raising awareness. Dr. Campo's life was saved during the time he was in remission he in turn had saved many of his patients' lives. When I hear of story like this it really gives me hope and know that we are doing a good thing in supporting Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Fundraising event with Bello Cristo
Sep 10, 2013 by Amber Tuyen Pham

Our fundraising event was a huge success. We raised a grand total of ...drum roll please... $2217.00. It was beyond my expectation. Before the event I hoped that we would have a great turn out, but I did not know what to expect since it was my first time. It was a nice surprised.

I have been fundraising for the past three years and during that time I have had hundreds of people say "no" to me for donations and it does get discourage at times, but when a total strange offers to help it gives me a burst of energy to go on and continues with my journey of finding a cure for blood cancers. Rudy, the owner of Bello Cristo, was that stranger who offered to help me. He opened his salon on his day off and asked his stylists to donate their time to come in to work. He asked his friend to come to DJ the event to make it lively. He asked his relatives to donate foods and we had BBQ. We had face painting. We had a bone marrow drive. We had a vendor, who sold jewelry. It was a carnival-like atmosphere. The best part of all is that all proceeds went to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Thank you to everyone, who came out to support the cause. Most of all a HUGE thank you to Rudy and his incredible staff, without you all this would not have been possible

Please go to my link and make a donation for a good cause. I am getting closer to my goal. HELP!!!!
Aug 13, 2013 by Amber Tuyen Pham

August 10, 2013

My alarm went off at 5 am and in my mind I thought it could not be 5 am already I barely went to sleep. I opened my eyes and sure enough it was 5 am. I quietly got up and got ready. I made my oatmeal and was eating it while I was driving to meet with my teammates.

The weather was perfect for running it was in the high 60s. We ran in Riverside today and scheduled to run 12 miles. Our route was very scenic. We ran along the canal and there were ducks we saw along the way. My friend, Marcie, and I got lost. We later found out that the arrow on the street to help us with direction was block by a car so we did not see the arrow and continued to straight instead of making a turn. We asked other runners and were told that we went the wrong way. We turned around and were laughing at ourselves after we were done. This is an improvement for me since this is the first time that I got lost for this season. Hopefully, the rest of the season will go a lot better.

There is still time to make your donation
Jul 18, 2013 by Amber Tuyen Pham

July 13, 2013

Our first double digit practice today (10 miles) and it was our first time in Riverside on Mary Street. The weather was not too bad since we started pretty early (6:30 am). Our route took us thru Kingdom St. and Overlook St. as you can tell by the name of the street. Overlook St. was on one of the stiffest hills in Riverside. The road to the top was difficult, however, when we got up there the views were incredible. I have run thru this route many times in the past years, but I have never taken the time to look around. I was glad that I did today. Training has been pretty good so far. I am so lucky that I have found again a good running partner, Marcie, who has been getting me thru the past few practices.

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Supporter Comments

    "Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Amber."

    Renie and Alex Lingas

    Sun Jun 09 01:03:57 EDT 2013

    "Amber you a my super hero!"

    Dolores Mendoza

    Sun Oct 13 11:24:21 EDT 2013

    "You are a ROCK STAR, Amber!!!"

    Eileen Jeanette

    Thu Oct 17 12:21:34 EDT 2013

    "God Bless Amber as she keeps the Spirit alive!"

    Patrick Wickhem

    Fri Nov 01 02:47:43 EDT 2013

    "Amber, I know the event is over and you reached your goals! You Rock! However, I know your memories of Kaitlin will never be over and your fight for a cure is everlasting! Thank Goodness for YOU! Because you are such an inspiration to all of us I thought one more donation for the cause,for YOU and in honor of Kaitlin was in order!"

    Jennifer and Marty Shramo

    Thu Oct 31 06:01:53 EDT 2013

    "Thank you Amber Tuyen for your dedication and commitment in raising funds to help patients! The Dang Family 2013"

    Kelly Dao Nguyen

    Wed Oct 23 03:16:44 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Amber and God be with you!"

    Austin Blackwell

    Mon Oct 21 03:12:56 EDT 2013

    "In loving memory of my dad. You fought a good fight. Your loving family. "

    Jen Thompson

    Fri Oct 18 09:07:24 EDT 2013

    "Way to go, Amber!"

    Lyle Tavernier

    Fri Oct 18 10:52:09 EDT 2013

    "In memory of your daughter and my brother, Gary Baskett, who lost his battle with Burkitts Lymphoma over 4 years ago."

    Patty Romine

    Fri Oct 18 03:08:47 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Amber! Phil Sanchez"

    Phillip Sanchez

    Fri Oct 18 01:01:42 EDT 2013

    "You are an inspiration Amber, I'm so blessed to have met you and I'm so happy to call you friend. YOU ROCK!!!! GO TEAM!"

    Marcie Joseph

    Thu Oct 17 07:00:45 EDT 2013

    "I am so happy to be doing the NWM with you again this year! GO TEAM!"

    Adrianne Woodward

    Thu Oct 17 12:00:53 EDT 2013

    "In memory of Kailin, who bring so much love together"

    Chavalit Chaya

    Wed Oct 16 06:19:42 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Amber. Michael and Connie. "

    Michael Brown

    Wed Oct 16 03:17:24 EDT 2013

    " are an inspiration! Have a great race!"

    Kristen Lawence

    Tue Oct 15 01:52:52 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Amber.Keep up the good work LALLY"


    Tue Oct 15 02:11:22 EDT 2013

    "We're rooting for you and we love you, Auntie Tuyen!"


    Tue Oct 15 12:14:38 EDT 2013

    "Amber you are inspiring to all around you. I admire your dedication to the cause. We people like you we are that much closer to finding a cure. "

    Barbara Shakarian

    Mon Oct 14 10:58:13 EDT 2013

    "In Memory of Dearest will never be forgotten!"

    Mary Ann and Carlo Rondanina

    Mon Oct 14 07:28:15 EDT 2013

    "You are such an inspiration, Tuyen. We miss you and love you much. Take care and God bless. Much love as always."

    Mang & Luong Nguyen

    Tue Oct 01 02:19:26 EDT 2013

    "Amber, We are neighbors and were so touched by the letter you wrote. My heart and eyes were filled with tears at your love and dedication to your daughter. I am a mom of a special needs daughter with many health issues and we have been afraid many times we may lose her. I can't imagine what you have gone through over these past years. Our prayers and support are with you and your family. The Johnsons"

    Sean, Tricia, & Meili Johnson

    Sun Sep 22 09:35:04 EDT 2013

    "Amber, it was great to meet you and your family at Bello Cristo today. It's not a lot, but I hope this helps you reach your goal!"

    Meghan -Silpada Designs Independent Representative

    Sun Sep 08 11:18:40 EDT 2013

    "Great Day! On behalf of Bello Cristo we are honor to help donate to LLS Foundation. We are grateful to work with you and hopefully work with the future! "

    Bello Cristo Salon

    Sun Sep 08 07:34:06 EDT 2013

    "Great job Amber - keep working for this great cause!"

    Joe & Erin Wolinski

    Tue Aug 27 02:42:13 EDT 2013

    "My Brother -In -Law has a big heart and not only owns Bello Cristo & gives back to others that need His support unconditionally."

    Rose Urena

    Mon Aug 26 02:10:16 EDT 2013

    "Run Run Run Amber! Kaitlin is in our thoughts...Big Al and TASH"

    Big AL & Tash

    Tue Aug 20 03:36:30 EDT 2013

    "Amber, you are an inspiration. You honor your daughter with yoiur dedication to this very important cause. No parent should lose a child this way. I am confident that the answers will come with the unending efforts of lovely individulas like you & your family.Sincerely,Andrew Marbach"

    Andrew Marbach

    Sat Aug 03 04:56:13 EDT 2013

    "I admire you for your passion and dedication to this. Our family wishes you great success with your fundraising and race."

    Alan Kanehl

    Tue Jul 30 09:12:11 EDT 2013

    "You are AWESOME! Keep up the fight!"

    Shari Cipres

    Mon Jul 29 12:15:31 EDT 2013

    "All the best P'Tuyen, as you continue to run the race against cancer. We miss Kaitlin deeply but have the hope of seeing her again..."

    Leon, Alisa, Andrew & Kara Roda

    Thu Jul 18 09:41:38 EDT 2013

    "My husband died from cancer and I am a cancer survivor, I understand you pain and hope my little contribution helps. Pat Cable"

    Patricia Cable

    Sat Jul 06 11:17:24 EDT 2013

    "We are with you ... Paul & Amber. Wishing you the very best!"

    Surakij Maneewongwathana

    Sun Jun 30 06:19:30 EDT 2013

    "Your story to very touching and your cause a noble one. Best wishes."

    Susan Marshburn

    Sat Jun 29 02:48:48 EDT 2013

    "Good luck. I admire those that can run...... GO TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    Nina Sansone

    Sun Jun 23 02:52:12 EDT 2013

    "We love you and miss you a lot cousin Kaitlin. "

    Jeremy Pham

    Sat Jun 08 02:19:07 EDT 2013

    "We miss you Kaitlyn! You are so special and will never be forgotten. You are an inspiration and we love you always. Good luck and see you at the finish line Chi Tuyen! "

    Jean-Paul,Amy,Soleil & Baby Contant

    Sat Jun 08 01:08:10 EDT 2013

    "Gold medal for you, Amber, for your effort in fighting this disease. May God be with you, your family and especially Kaitlin."

    Bruce and Sandy Vassantachart

    Fri Jun 07 09:06:12 EDT 2013

    "Great work Minh & Tuyen ....."

    Ly Phan

    Fri Jun 07 03:22:44 EDT 2013

    "We admire your heart to humanity. Best wishes."


    Tue Jun 04 04:51:01 EDT 2013

    "Amber----may the wind always be at your back. "

    Stack Richard

    Tue Jun 04 10:35:09 EDT 2013

    "Train hard and good luck. When they shoot the starting gun, run like hell.. bp"

    William Pope

    Mon Jun 03 03:56:28 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Amber !!! You got this one😘!"

    Sara Gatsinaris

    Fri Oct 18 12:50:36 EDT 2013

    "Happy Birthday Amber!!!!"

    Lucio Perez

    Tue Dec 31 07:46:58 EST 2013

    "God Bless you and your family!!! GO TEAM!!!!"

    Christy Boyer

    Tue Dec 24 05:51:04 EST 2013

    "You're doing a great job, Amber! Thanks so much!"

    Debbye Karaffa

    Mon Dec 30 04:58:05 EST 2013

    "Thank you for all you do to help save the lives of so many."

    Gloria Ramirez

    Thu Oct 17 09:40:41 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $16,050.00 | Goal: $20,000.00
80 %

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

In Memory of

Kaitlin Pham

My Thanks To

Bello Cristo Salon $2137.00
Pfizer $2000.00
Paul, Amber and Kyle Pham $2000.00
Carl Canwell $500.00
The Seeburger Family $300.00
Karen Klein $250.00
Pfizer $250.00
Joe & Erin Wolinski $250.00
Leon, Alisa, Andrew & Kar... $250.00
Juliana Glick $250.00
Marcie Joseph $200.00
Mary Ann and Carlo Rondan... $150.00
Forest Laboratories, Inc. $125.00
Pfizer $100.00
Pfizer $100.00
Pfizer $100.00
Patrick Wickhem $100.00
Jennifer and Marty Shramo $100.00
Kelly Dao Nguyen $100.00
Jen Thompson $100.00
Sara Gatsinaris $100.00
Bryan Dougherty $100.00
Anhthu Bui $100.00
Chavalit Chaya $100.00
Anees Razzouk $100.00
Kristen Lawence $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Allyson and Ray Rassouli $100.00
Dolores Mendoza $100.00
Zamaneh Zamanian $100.00
Christine & Tuyen Bui $100.00
Melissa Sirichotiratana $100.00
Mang & Luong Nguyen $100.00
Melissa Meert $100.00
Sherly Geertruida $100.00
Sanamluang Cafe $100.00
Larry Christoffel $100.00
Sherly Geertruida $100.00
Image Prosthetics $100.00
Kevin Balli $100.00
Pfizer $100.00
Sharlene Vo $100.00
Andrew Marbach $100.00
Anna Mikhailova $100.00
Danielle Sawyer Macknet, ... $100.00
Elizabeth Ko $100.00
Renie and Alex Lingas $100.00
Bruce and Sandy Vassantac... $100.00
Pamelia Henriksen $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Jasper B $100.00
Thanh Truc Bui $100.00
Meghan -Silpada Designs I... $80.00
Man Le $70.00
Lucio Perez $50.00
Pfizer $50.00
Austin Blackwell $50.00
Lyle Tavernier $50.00
Hoa Nguyen $50.00
Patty Romine $50.00
Gloria Ramirez $50.00
Eileen Jeanette $50.00
khoa le $50.00
Sean, Tricia, & Meili Jo... $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Jimmel Fabra $50.00
David Burroughs $50.00
Yolanda Simandjuntak $50.00
Linh Trieu $50.00
Noodle 21 $50.00
Pfizer $50.00
Shari Cipres $50.00
Loan Thi Nguyen $50.00
Tuyet-Nhung Bui-Kelly $50.00
Franchesca Verrett $50.00
Patricia Cable $50.00
Andy Biaggi $50.00
Jean-Paul,Amy,Soleil & Ba... $50.00
Mary Anne Pham $50.00
Ly Phan $50.00
ANH BUI $50.00
Stack Richard $50.00
William Pope $50.00
Dep Luong $47.00
Pfizer $40.00
Alan Kanehl $40.00
Big AL & Tash $32.00
R. Jeremy Hubbard $30.00
Kimerlee Hooper $30.00
Debbye Karaffa $25.00
Christy Boyer $25.00
Michael Brown $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Barbara Shakarian $25.00
Megan Denton $25.00
Minh Le $25.00
Mrs. Cleveland's Class $25.00
Mrs. Jarrard's Class $25.00
Mrs. Calixto's Class $25.00
Mrs. Candwell's Class $25.00
Mrs. Rothgeb's Class $25.00
Mrs. Mendoza's Class $25.00
Mrs. Pope's Class $25.00
Mrs. Toew's Class $25.00
Mrs. Richards' Class Rich... $25.00
Mrs. Coy's Class $25.00
Mrs. Hubbard's Class $25.00
Mrs. Shelton's Class $25.00
David Condon $25.00
Aida Ordas $25.00
David Condon $25.00
Rose Urena $25.00
Reid Isaac $25.00
Surakij Maneewongwathana $25.00
Susan Marshburn $25.00
Nina Sansone $25.00
Mike Tran $25.00
Jeremy Pham $25.00
Corey Pham $25.00
Anh Minh Nguyen $25.00
Cindy Angulo $20.00
Lan Ho $20.00
David Culberhouse $20.00
Thuy Vu $20.00
Martica Smith $10.00
Ivan Magnaye $10.00
Ivan Magnaye $10.00
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