Team Liz

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Jan 28, 2014

On April 27, 2014 I am honored to walk with my amazing teammates Tera Torres and Tracy Kimberling.  Together we made a differnence in San Francisco in the fight against blood cancer.  In April we will be taking on the streets of Washington D.C. in the Nike Women's half Marathon to make a bigger difference.  We are eager and determined to raise $50,000. In doing this we will earn a research grant in the name of a specific person for their type of cancer. This year's recipient will be my mother, Elizabeth Ann Hollen for Non-Hodgkins T-Cell Lymphoma.

     With your help I know we can reach that goal. Please consider partnering with me, Tera and Tracy through sponsorship or making a donation to support our participation in Team in Training and help advance LLS's mission.

     Fifteen years ago cancer entered my life and I was changed forever. My Mom, Elizabeth Hollen was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 52. I watched this beautiful woman fight this disease with dignity and grace off and on for seven years, until we lost her to the disease in 2005.

     Earning this research grant and tying it to the walk in Washington D.C. is important to me because my mom was a social studies teacher and she would take her students in the summers to D.C to tour and extend her classroom.  She was a passionate teacher who moved and inspired her students.  I cannot think of a better way of honoring her than achieving this goal for her in a place that meant so much to her.

     This past year, I participated in the Nike Women’s half marathon in San Francisco to raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Foundation with my current teammates Tera and Tracy.  My experience while training and completing the marathon moved and inspired my life more than I could have possibly imagined. 

     I came away from that experience understanding that our strength lies in our numbers and our mission lives in the hearts of those who are battling bravely and those who have lost someone they love to cancer. I am truly touched that Tera and Tracy believed so strongly in what I wanted to achieve and jumped in to help out.  For our part, we are committed to be part of the cure. It is our hope that you will partner with us on this journey and one day; very soon, cancer will be a distant memory. We will log the many miles and hours and you will be a hero in funding the research.

    Thank you in advance for your support of our participation with LLS.  Donations can be made online at our training website  and are 100% tax deductible.

Together, we will find a cure.


With thanks,

Marri Ashley

Tera Torres

Tracy Kimberling


Supporter Comments

    "The three of you are such an inspiration. Go to DC and kick some cancer booty!"

    Kelly and Jonah Elliott

    Wed Jan 29 04:00:08 EST 2014

    "You ladies are trul inspirational and well....awesome! Glad to call you my friends! "

    Miro Wesener

    Wed Feb 12 06:16:35 EST 2014

    "Go Team!"

    Heather Johnson

    Fri Feb 14 09:53:04 EST 2014

    "Thanks to the ladies who purchased Arbonne products in honor of Team Liz!!! "

    Arbonne Party

    Sun Mar 30 02:32:42 EDT 2014

    "Marri, I am so proud of you! You are relentless for a cure, worked hard and have invested so much on behalf of Team Liz. Your mom is beaming right now. Kudos to Tracy, Tera and all the Team Liz supporters. You have led the charge and raised the bar along with an incredible amount of funds. It could be your dollar that tips the scale to a cure! Race on in Washington, DC and reflect on your accomplishments. You are a blessing that gives back! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I'm in awe. Your friend, Tam "

    Tam Driscoll

    Tue Apr 22 01:16:34 EDT 2014

    "Get 'em girls!!!"

    Lisa Spitulski

    Wed Apr 23 07:46:02 EDT 2014

    "Good luck! Your enthusiasm and dedication is very inspiring."

    Julia Ceballos

    Wed Apr 23 10:34:54 EDT 2014

    "Go Team!! Woot!"

    Barbara Gaines

    Thu Apr 24 01:06:39 EDT 2014

    "Go Team Liz, make it to the top 10!"

    Kelsey Hubbard

    Thu Apr 24 01:23:22 EDT 2014

    "GO TEAM LIZ!!"

    Sue & Reed Ritchey

    Thu Apr 24 05:21:40 EDT 2014

    "From Portland to DC with love!!! Dorene"

    Dorene McNiece

    Fri Apr 25 01:17:39 EDT 2014

    "Go Team Liz!!!"

    Karin Pappin-Obrien

    Fri Apr 25 02:23:37 EDT 2014

    "You girls are wonderful! You are giving hope to so many by your selfless and tireless work for LLS!"

    Tracy Huddleston

    Fri Apr 25 11:38:53 EDT 2014

    "My Gift is in memory of my good friend Steve Salisbury who's life was cut way to short leaving behind a son, daughter and wife. Steve passed away at age 44."

    Jim Stumpf

    Fri Apr 25 01:32:31 EDT 2014

    "Marri! You inspired me today! Best wishes and see you on the race course!"

    Maria Kozo

    Fri Apr 25 09:26:30 EDT 2014

    "Marri, you're amazing! I lost my Aunt Mary two years ago to Pancreatic Cancer, she was 49, had been with her husband since high school, and left a 20 year son and 23 year old daughter. She was my 80 year old grandparents youngest child. We walk and raise every year now, but your drive is incredible. I wish I could give you more. Your mom is so proud of you! Love you, Beth"

    Beth Scott

    Sat Apr 26 01:34:39 EDT 2014

    "Have a great event little team of 3! You girls rock!"

    Heather Johnson

    Sat Apr 26 03:15:01 EDT 2014

    "In honor of my sister, Kirsten, who stayed positive and faithful all thru her cancer treatments and is now cancer free! Praise God!"

    Karen Milloy

    Sat Apr 26 09:01:21 EDT 2014

    "Elizabeth Hollen was my 7th Grade social studies/language arts teacher in 1971-72 at Highland Park Junior High School in Beaverton. What a difficult challenge she faced with a classroom of not-very-well-behaved 13-14 year olds. I have very fond memories of her classroom as she was a wonderful teacher. We were a handful and she was up to the challenge. This evening, I pulled out my 9th grade yearbook and found a nice message that Mrs. Hollen wrote to me in 1974. I happened to see your story in the Catholic Sentinel and am happy to contribute to your efforts to honor your Mom/my Teacher's memory and to defeat cancer. Eric Johansen"

    Eric Johansen

    Mon Jun 02 10:36:08 EDT 2014

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $50,000.00
41 %
Donations: $20,485.78

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Thanks To

Carters Foodmarts, INC. $5000.00
Baker Prairie Middle Scho... $1359.31
Tina Dambrosio - Sublime ... $1200.00
Sublime Event $500.00
Tera & John Torres $400.00
Soluntions Salvage Partne... $306.00
Heather Johnson $250.00
Karen Carter $225.00
Mark & Cheryl $200.00
Lori DeRemer $160.00
Sandy Pattock $155.00
Valentine's Day event $150.00
Arbonne Party $140.00
Beth Scott $100.00
Sue & Reed Ritchey $100.00
Ruth VanBeek $100.00
Candy Dey $100.00
Danielle Van auken $100.00
Barbara Kelly $75.00
Laura Broudy $60.00
Ilana Schwartz $55.00
Eric Johansen $50.00
Denise $50.00
Maria Kozo $50.00
Cristina Castaneda $50.00
Dorene McNiece $50.00
Lisa Spitulski $50.00
Tam Driscoll $50.00
Year Round Comfort, INC $50.00
Lori Larson $50.00
Luz Simmons $50.00
Nichole Elkins $50.00
L.M. Mogster $50.00
Tom and Kathleen Koenig $50.00
Katie Martin $50.00
Miro Wesener $50.00
Daria Wible $40.00
Ashley Maginnis $30.00
Stephanie Tolonen $28.00
Karen Milloy $25.00
Karin Pappin-Obrien $25.00
Barbara Gaines $25.00
Deniece Richards $25.00
Carolyn Smith $25.00
Lisa Bergeson $25.00
Archie & Lisa Ewers $25.00
Jared & Alicia Curtiss $25.00
Kelsey Hubbard $20.00
Paula Politte $15.00
Stacey Lauer $10.00
Marri Ashley $10.00
Jim Stumpf  
Tracy Huddleston  
Jeremy & Angela Loraas  
Julia Ceballos  
Jessica Connor  
Dorothy Schmaltz  
Megan Bettinger  
Michelle Ayers  
Cheryl Horsch  
Nancy Benson  
Jennifer Derr  
Rick & Yuko Aizawa  
Lisa Ewers  
Alan and Ruth Centofante  
Heather Johnson  
Bryan and Shana Redmond  
Kelly and Jonah Elliott