My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
May 13, 2008 by Elly Valas

Racing to Save Lives



Welcome to my Team In Training home page.



I'm training with my sister Claudia and my 20-year-old niece Kyla to participate in an endurance event as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, amyloidosis and myeloma from taking more lives. Like most families, ours has been hard hit by these diseases. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers and in memory of those who didn't survive.. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!



Our goal is to raise a combined $12,000 and to walk and run to the finish. We'll do the training but hope you will support our effort. 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!

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Supporter Comments

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    "Elly, I am very proud of you and your involvement. Best of luck, and have a grand time."
     

    C. Michael McKeever

    Wed May 21 11:23:25 EDT 2008

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    "Elly, I am so impressed that you are undertaking such a challenge. If anyone can do it, you can! All good wishes,Marlin Barad"
     

    Marlin Barad

    Wed May 21 10:37:23 EDT 2008

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    "Thanks for making this effort and having an impact in the lives of others."
     

    David Cohn

    Thu May 22 04:26:13 EDT 2008

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    "You go girl!"
     

    nana meyer

    Thu May 22 04:53:58 EDT 2008

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    "Elly, You continue to be an inspiration for all. otto"
     

    OTTO PAPASADERO

    Thu May 22 06:42:16 EDT 2008

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    "Go Girlfriend"
     

    Sandy Feldblum

    Thu May 22 08:04:22 EDT 2008

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    "Thanks for helping make our world a little better!"
     

    David Lorsch

    Thu May 22 08:54:42 EDT 2008

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    "Wishing you the best of luck in this worthwhile endeavor. Love, Roz"
     

    Rosalyn Landres

    Thu May 22 11:18:41 EDT 2008

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    "GO ELLY!!!"
     

    Claudia D Jacobson

    Sat May 24 05:32:33 EDT 2008

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    "Go Elly!"
     

    Gary Shapiro

    Sat May 24 06:58:02 EDT 2008

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    "So happy I found out about your cause Elly!"
     

    Dan Cole

    Fri May 30 05:42:49 EDT 2008

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    "You go girl!"
     

    Ken & Wendy Judd

    Sat May 31 10:04:29 EDT 2008

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    "We're pulling for you Elly!"
     

    Mark Mayberry

    Mon Jun 02 07:38:54 EDT 2008

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    "Best of luck!"
     

    Bob Goldberg

    Tue Jun 03 01:54:30 EDT 2008

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    "Elly, thirlled to support you. Show 'em what your all about! Ed Knodle"
     

    Ed Knodle

    Mon Jun 09 08:01:47 EDT 2008

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    "Elly - What a neat mission! I salute you in this most important endeavor. Warmly, Karen Cortell Reisman"
     

    Karen Reisman

    Wed Jun 11 12:33:00 EDT 2008

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    "Elly - you are the best! An inspiration to all of us."
     

    Jeannette Howe

    Mon Jun 16 05:35:18 EDT 2008

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    "You go Girl and THANK YOU!!"
     

    Kaysie Oldani

    Wed Jun 18 11:08:55 EDT 2008

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    "Congratulations on making such a fine effort! Good Luck!"
     

    Michael Luciani

    Mon Jun 23 07:57:46 EDT 2008

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    "Good luck cousin!"
     

    Linda Brady

    Mon Jun 23 08:12:27 EDT 2008

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    "We're behind you Elly! Stu Perlmeter"
     

    Stu Perlmeter

    Mon Jun 23 09:46:31 EDT 2008

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    "I am thrilled that you have taken on this challenge.... and know you'll go the distance! Have fun! Love, Michele"
     

    Michele Brooks

    Tue Jun 24 02:18:10 EDT 2008

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    "You so rock Elly! Lisa and family"
     

    Lisa Bradley

    Tue Jun 24 04:59:38 EDT 2008

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    "Elly, best of luck and good running. Sheldon Wittwer"
     

    Sheldon Wittwer

    Tue Jun 24 06:57:07 EDT 2008

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    "Best of luck, Elly. We know you can do it!"
     

    Donna & Mickey Mandel

    Wed Jun 25 12:32:00 EDT 2008

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    "Elly--you're the best! Better you than me doing the running! Make us proud."
     

    Rick Segel

    Sat Jun 28 11:48:55 EDT 2008

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    "Wishing you much success in your fundraising efforts this year as always."
     

    Caren Horensten

    Sun Jun 29 03:38:37 EDT 2008

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    "Elly...you go girl....were all proud of you! Pam"
     

    Pam Crane

    Tue Jul 01 04:10:47 EDT 2008

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    "Good luck Elly, Claudia and Kyla! What an amazing family! xo, Pati"
     

    Patricia Wattenmaker

    Thu Jul 10 06:04:23 EDT 2008

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    "Elly, It's wonderful that you and your family are supporting such a worthy cause. All best wishes for much success."
     

    Bob and Rene Cremer

    Fri Jul 25 01:10:27 EDT 2008

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    "Not only can you teach, you can run too! I'm impressed. TShay"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue Aug 05 08:28:40 EDT 2008

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    "Bravo, Elly, for inspiring us through perspiration! David and Mindy"
     

    Anonymous

    Mon Aug 18 06:11:14 EDT 2008

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    "Elly, Thanks for all you are doing in being relentless for a cure. I am honored to serve with you on the board and very proud to have you represent the board at the Nike marathon. We will keep fighting for Kelly and Patti. GO TEAM!!!"
     

    Ross

    Sun Aug 24 11:01:00 EDT 2008

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    "Go Elly! Too many friends have suffered and I appreciate your efforts! Run like the wind! Best, CRC"
     

    Carol Campbell

    Tue Sep 16 07:51:20 EDT 2008

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    "Thank you for supporting such a wonderful cause, Elly. Run hard for those that can not! "
     

    Jaime Hankins

    Tue Sep 16 10:55:13 EDT 2008

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    "You're a star!"
     

    Gary A. Negin

    Wed Sep 17 12:35:06 EDT 2008

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    "Thanks for what you're doing for all of us."
     

    Jim Feeney

    Wed Sep 17 01:42:05 EDT 2008

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    "You go girl!"
     

    Andrea Bailey

    Thu Sep 18 11:56:58 EDT 2008

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    "You go girl!"
     

    Terri & Rick Albert

    Wed Sep 24 11:18:03 EDT 2008

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    "Run like wind."
     

    Hal Plass

    Wed Oct 08 08:12:18 EDT 2008

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    "I love you chula!!! Thanks for always being there for me and for always believing in what I do and for joining me in this cause but most important, thank for being my best friend. Can't wait to do a full marathon together!!! Good luck."
     

    C. Michael McKeever

    Thu Aug 27 03:13:33 EDT 2009

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    "You are almost there!!! You are just 13.1 miles away from your goal. I'm proud of you and glad WE are contributing to this great cause. "
     

    C. Michael McKeever

    Wed Sep 23 11:59:34 EDT 2009

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    "Thank you for joining the team and helping me light the night!"
     

    William M. Eck

    Fri Oct 09 10:52:21 EDT 2009

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    "Good Luck!"
     

    Jeannette Howe

    Wed Dec 16 02:43:33 EST 2009

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    "With love from Don Lanier's Sunday School Class, Woolsey Baptist Church."
     

    Michael Luciani

    Fri Jan 29 08:39:15 EST 2010

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    "Glad to participate in this important effort."
     

    Anonymous

    Wed Feb 03 01:09:57 EST 2010

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    "Run, Riva, Run!"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue Feb 23 09:17:26 EST 2010

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    "This is a good thing your doing Pat---Hope you collect more than your goal--"
     

    David Greenhouse

    Wed Jun 23 10:52:44 EDT 2010

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    "Hope this gets you over your goal."
     

    Caren Horensten

    Mon Sep 13 06:39:42 EDT 2010

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    "Mitch, Good luck with your training. We're proud to sponsor this very worthy cause. all the best, The Douress Family "
     

    Hilary Depolo

    Sun Feb 19 02:55:41 EST 2012

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    "Good luck!!!"
     

    Neil Portnoy

    Mon Oct 01 02:54:36 EDT 2012

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    "Love those Ponies."
     

    Shelley Mandel

    Wed Sep 26 02:46:19 EDT 2012

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    "What a selfless act...You are Inspiring!"
     

    Neil Portnoy

    Tue Sep 11 04:03:32 EDT 2012

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    "Glad to contribute to such a great cause! Thanks for your dedication and efforts in creating awareness. (In memory of Uncle John)"
     

    Neil Portnoy

    Sun Sep 09 08:06:00 EDT 2012

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    "Happy Birthday!"
     

    Neil Portnoy

    Wed Aug 29 07:29:24 EDT 2012

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    "Rock on with yo' bad self Auntie Boatshoes!! We love you!! xo, E Danger"
     

    Shelley Mandel

    Thu Aug 09 09:27:56 EDT 2012

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    "You and Dylan are a great team !! Blessings to you both."
     

    Shelley Mandel

    Wed May 23 06:24:18 EDT 2012

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    "Way to go, Ashley!!"
     

    Fri Oct 14 08:15:59 EDT 2011

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    "Go Eileen!!!"
     

    Sun Oct 02 02:03:58 EDT 2011

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    "Have fun and raise that $$$! "
     

    Thu Aug 18 12:03:31 EDT 2011

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    "I love you Jason!! <3 <3 <3"
     

    Tue Apr 12 02:36:18 EDT 2011

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    "You have put a ton of effort and time into the cause. Very admirable. Congrats on exceeding your goal, Scott & Jeni"
     

    Rick Segel

    Sat Oct 16 06:55:24 EDT 2010

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    "We know you are going to do great!!! :-) "
     

    David Greenhouse

    Sun Sep 12 02:25:36 EDT 2010

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    "every little bit helps, right?"
     

    David Greenhouse

    Fri Aug 27 02:17:23 EDT 2010

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    "I can't wait to see you again Gramma Pat...come play soon."
     

    David Greenhouse

    Wed Jul 07 06:39:09 EDT 2010

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    "Great job Gramma Pat...I love and miss you so much."
     

    David Greenhouse

    Wed Jul 07 06:37:26 EDT 2010

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    "Mom...You have been working so hard...and we are SO proud of you."
     

    David Greenhouse

    Wed Jul 07 06:35:06 EDT 2010

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    "Wish I could do more. What a great thing you are doing!"
     

    David Greenhouse

    Wed Jul 07 12:15:05 EDT 2010

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    "I would like one knick knack from your yard sale please...thank you for a Tiggerific purchase!!! "
     

    David Greenhouse

    Sat Jun 26 10:36:23 EDT 2010

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    "Yay Maggie!!"
     

    Rick Segel

    Mon Jun 14 04:03:36 EDT 2010

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    "Have a great ride Mike!"
     

    Linda Brady

    Tue Jun 01 10:31:38 EDT 2010

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    "Aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh you ready for all the fun we are going to have???!!! :o)"
     

    David Greenhouse

    Fri May 21 09:25:22 EDT 2010

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    "We are going to have the best time ever!!!"
     

    David Greenhouse

    Fri May 21 09:22:23 EDT 2010

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    "Good Luck Dizzle!! This is a great thing that you are doing."
     

    Pam Crane

    Fri May 21 12:16:57 EDT 2010

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    "You're doing great Maggie! Good luck!"
     

    Rick Segel

    Fri May 14 12:44:02 EDT 2010

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    "Az, good luck with your training and carry with you the memory of my good friend David, whom I lost this past January to lymphoma."
     

    Stu Perlmeter

    Tue May 11 08:21:03 EDT 2010

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    "If I have any excess money after my move, you can bet that I will be donating more! I am very proud of you, my dear, and I will definitely come to Oregon to cheer you on!"
     

    Rick Segel

    Wed May 05 11:50:59 EDT 2010

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    "Hope you win now that i helped you reach your goal lol:) Seriously, good luck! what a great cause."
     

    Donna & Mickey Mandel

    Thu Apr 29 07:09:28 EDT 2010

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    "Good Luck with the training. You will be great!"
     

    Rick Segel

    Thu Apr 29 11:28:44 EDT 2010

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    "Go Maggie!! Congrats on running for such a great cause :)"
     

    Rick Segel

    Wed Apr 28 11:12:30 EDT 2010

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    "Have a great ride, best of luck !!"
     

    Linda Brady

    Wed Apr 14 08:55:45 EDT 2010

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    "Very impressive training story. Good luck with the run!"
     

    Stu Perlmeter

    Tue Apr 13 02:13:00 EDT 2010

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    "Good luck Jonathan!"
     

    Donna & Mickey Mandel

    Tue Mar 30 08:03:31 EDT 2010

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    "Mike..Hope you have a great ride! I did the Best Buddies 100 miler in Hyannis Port for Best Buddies. Great experience for a good cause. Wish you the best! "
     

    Linda Brady

    Wed Mar 24 08:08:29 EDT 2010

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    "Way to go!! Thanks for getting me involved too :) I know you'll do great!"
     

    Donna & Mickey Mandel

    Tue Mar 23 01:12:20 EDT 2010

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    "Good luck Mike, a friend of mine from RI is riding in Tahoe as well. I have heard that it is amazing!"
     

    Linda Brady

    Mon Mar 22 07:19:55 EDT 2010

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    "Sue, I'm also "offering this up" on behalf of all those Moms and Dads who lost their own fight with cancer this past year. Let's end it! Karen"
     

    Sheldon Wittwer

    Thu Mar 18 03:59:26 EDT 2010

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    "For all you do SXL; Thank You!"
     

    Sheldon Wittwer

    Thu Mar 18 01:41:55 EDT 2010

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    "Keep up the hard work Michael and good luck!"
     

    Jeannette Howe

    Tue Mar 02 12:29:22 EST 2010

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    "Good Luck!"
     

    Neil Portnoy

    Sun Oct 07 10:29:48 EDT 2012

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    "In memory of the best Pappa a girl could ever ask for!! Thanks to everyone who's donating and walking!"
     

    Western Union Foundation

    Thu Oct 04 11:58:27 EDT 2012

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    "Good Lucky Em-you are the greatest and we are so proud of you!!"
     

    Shelley Mandel

    Wed Oct 03 11:06:30 EDT 2012

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    "You are the best JoAnne - hats off to you!!"
     

    Kenneth Gart

    Sat Oct 20 02:20:05 EDT 2012

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    "Much success to your goal and the cause."
     

    Neil Portnoy

    Tue Dec 04 01:35:07 EST 2012

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    "Good for you!"
     

    Shelley Mandel

    Fri Nov 02 01:01:07 EDT 2012

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    "...Good luck....hugs..."
     

    Sat Oct 13 11:58:28 EDT 2012

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    "I Run for Life."
     

    Neil Portnoy

    Wed Oct 03 02:20:24 EDT 2012

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    "Happy Birthday and GO TEAM! Thanks for being such a great teammate (and mentor!)"
     

    Kenneth Gart

    Fri Sep 14 12:30:22 EDT 2012

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    "We lost my sister in law this past Feb. She was 46 yrs old. This is in memory of her. Thank you Ramon "
     

    Neil Portnoy

    Tue Sep 11 07:30:40 EDT 2012

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    "walk it out homeslice"
     

    Ellice Goldberg

    Tue Aug 07 04:46:20 EDT 2012

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    "Hey Scott! Good luck on the race and the fundraising. You have been amazing this year and will always keep your father's memory alive. I am so happy to see you continuing the marathon awareness this year! I wish you the best! Love, NIkki :-)"
     

    Hal Plass

    Sat Feb 04 04:53:40 EST 2012

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    "Thank you so much."
     

    Ada W Loving

    Sun Sep 18 09:57:45 EDT 2011

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    "Don't freeze your face and KICK SOME ASS!! Proud of you Emily!!"
     

    Shelley Mandel

    Thu Oct 25 04:44:37 EDT 2012

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    "You are my shining star"
     

    Shelley Mandel

    Thu Oct 25 04:22:20 EDT 2012

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    "Kill it Em!"
     

    Shelley Mandel

    Fri Sep 28 01:51:43 EDT 2012

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    "You are awesome Em! Love you!"
     

    Shelley Mandel

    Mon Aug 20 05:36:45 EDT 2012

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    "Emily Rives"
     

    Ada W Loving

    Sat Oct 01 04:38:07 EDT 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $6,033.60 | Goal: $7,500.00
 
80 %

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

My Thanks To

Kenneth Gart $500.00
Ada W Loving $500.00
Terri & Rick Albert $250.00
Bob and Rene Cremer $200.00
Anonymous $180.00