My Fundraising Page
Jan 08, 2009 by Marty Gilley
Changing lives one mile at a time....
Welcome to My Training/Fundraising page. Some of you were here through my last journey...thanks for coming back.
As some of you know, Eric and I completed the 2008 adidas Dublin Marathon in October. We raised over $12,000 together for LLS. But the battle isn't over...
Last season we lost one of my Honored Heroes, Maria Anna. She was only 2 years old. She was LLS' 2008 Girl of The Year.
I am still in this fight. In Honor and Memory of beloved friends and family, this time to my hometown of San Diego . On May 31, 2009, I will cross that finish line once more with my honored Heroes at The San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon.
Week 3: I am starting to feel more back-in-the-swing of things. 4 miles and I did it in less than an hour, YEAH for me! The fundraising clinic went over well. I have some ideas to run with on my own as well as some to do with my mentor team.
Week 2: Today was 3 miles in Edmond. The weather here is so crazy. Too many layers today. I guess I will check the weather report before hand next week!
Week 1: Went for a 2 mile trek downtown, in the freezing cold! I thought my face was going to fall off!! I met with some of the mentees afterward and brainstormed about fundraising.
IN MEMORY OF....
Marty's Dad- Robert E. Williams, Jr. 1956-2004
Marty's Aunt Faye-2004
Maria Anna Arvanitis- 2 year old Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Survivor 9/20/2008
James & Charles Forrest
Mitch Whitaker 2007
Barbara Reeves Lively 2008
Beth Darnel 8/4/2005 Low Grade Stage 4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Jack Gaffney (PaPa) 2007
Bettie Sherwood 5/2000 Leukemia
Bonita Simpson 5/2007
Robert Smith 2005 Lymphoma
Gean Hilbert Leukemia 8/18/2008
Shaun Norton 1994 Leukemia
Noah Forbes 5/2006 Neuro Blastoma
IN HONOR OF....
Ruth Rickey-Teammate, Friend, Survivor
Grace Gwin- ALL survivor. She was just diagnosed on June 17, 2008. She is 3 years old.
Katelyn Wade- ALL survivor
Garrett Duke-Leukemia survivor
LaVonne Davis- Breast&Lymphnode Cancer survivor
Harold Bruehl- 6 Year Large Cell Lymphoma Survivor
Zach Beardshear-Aplastic Anemia Survivor
Melinda Henderson-diagnosed with brain cancer 4 years ago.
Sarah Campbell- a 4 year breast cancer survivor.
Brandi Stephens- Lymphoma Suvivor
Tyler Smith-8 Months old
Pam Manuel-30 Years Hodgkins survivor
Betty Martinez- 6 years
Joyce Lacy-Lymphoma Survivor
Tiffany Raff-Leukemia-Currently In Chemo
Denny-8 Year Leukemia Survivor
Crystal-Just diagnosed w/Breast Cancer
Denise Wormley-Just diagnosed w/Breast cancer
Kay Whitten-Breast Cancer Survivor
Stephen Richichi- 5 yr Non-Hodgkins Survivor
These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!
If you would like to add yourself or a loved one to this list, please email Marty at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name, diagnosis, and stage for appropriate recognition. Please attach a photo if possible.
Please donate to support our participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. Don't want to donate online?? You can mail a check payable to LLS to us and we'll see that it gets to the right place! Email me and I will send you the address to send it to.
Remeber everything you donate is tax deductible.