My Fundraising Page

Fundraising Incentives
Feb 21, 2013 by Jeff Parker

I have decided to add a few fun things to the mix to help get the funds going. If you donate the following amounts, you will receive the following as a thank you from me :) (plus all incentives for donations for totals below your amount - ex. if you donate $100, you receive that incentive, plus the $50, $25, and $10 incentives)

Donate $10 or more

Receive a personalized photo of me at the finish line after I complete the marathon. Please provide your address in comments below or via email.

Donate $25 or more

Receive a handmade purple bracelet (purple is the official LLS/TNT color) prior to the race. Please wear the bracelet on June 2, 2013 and show your support for me. Please provide address in comments below or via email.

Donate $50 or more

I will specially dedicate one mile of my race to you or the person of your choice. That mile will be dedicated to you, or in honor or memory of a loved one. Please provide name & any information you'd like to provide in comments below or via email.

Donate $100 or more

Receive either a personal phone call or I will make a personalized thank you video from the finish line. Please provide phone #, facebook page, or email address in comments below or via email.

Donate $250 or more

Receive an official Rock n Roll San Diego merchandise item. I will pick out something with your suggestion (i.e. t-shirt, lanyard, glass, etc.) and it will be sent to you as a thank you. Please provide address in comments below or via email.

Donate $500 or more

I will steal you a panda from the San Diego Zoo. Not really, but I will find something incredible to recognize this unbelievable contribution.

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My Fundraising Page
Feb 21, 2013

I am proud to announce that I will be running the Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon on June 2, 2013 through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program.

I have been searching my brain for the reasons why I am deciding to do this. The challenge. The health benefits. The goal. The "bucket list." The "it sounded like a good idea at the time."

But when I really think about it, I realize that why I am running a marathon through Team in Training comes down to two reasons:

My grandpa Audley was one of my heroes. I always looked up to him and the love he had for our family. Toward the end of his life, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells. He lived for several years after his diagnosis, which was a surprise to many doctors. And in those final years of his life, he spent them accomplishing some of his biggest dreams. He meant the world to me, and this is my way of paying back. This is small way that I can help others like my grandpa be healthier, live longer, and spend more time accomplishing their dreams and inspiring their families, like my grandpa did. So I am running for him.

I am also running this for all the people who have been told they can't. Ever since I was a kid, I have struggled with weight and self-esteem issues. I was picked on. I was judged. I was doubted. Over the years, the struggle to keep my health under control seemed like a daunting task. A little over two years ago, while I was in grad school, I found myself with the highest weight I have ever been in my life staring up at me from the scale. I had to make a drastic change. I started running. Doctors told me I shouldn't be a runner. Due to my weight struggles, bad joints, and knee surgery I underwent in high school, I'm not the best candidate to be a runner. But I fell in love with it. In December 2010 I ran my first 5K. Ever since then, I have ran at least one race every month. My confidence started rising. My weight started falling. Then I accomplished something I never thought I would: in May 2012 I ran my first half marathon. A marathon was never even on the radar until this day. But when I crossed the finish line, I knew that it was something that I could actually do. And had to do. It's not much, but it's my way of showing that with hard work and preparation, anything is possible. I will prove this by doing something that I have been told I can't and shouldn't do. And I will succeed!

So because of this, I’m running as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. Like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. I’m committing to improve the quality of my life by participating and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.

As the name indicates, I truly consider this a team effort. It is more than me running a marathon. It is about the people in my life who will send well wishes and encouragement throughout this journey. It is about the people who will donate to help make this dream a reality. It is about my Team in Training teammates, who will provide the accountability and support we need to help each other reach our goals. And it is about the countless people who will benefit from the money and awareness that this raises.

Please consider making a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.

Starting February 2nd, I will be posting updates along the way on my blog. To follow along, visit


TNT has trained over half a million runners, walkers, triathletes, cyclists, and hikers and raised over $1.2 billion to fund lifesaving research. More than 40,000 endurance athletes train with TNT annually competing in the world's major marathons, triathlons, cycling races, and other endurance events.

The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.


For more information about Team in Training, please visit


Supporter Comments

    "Good Luck Parker, I know you can do it!!"


    Tue Jan 01 10:04:30 EST 2013

    "So happy for you :) can't wait to see you finish buddy. "

    DJ Courtenay

    Tue Jan 01 11:05:30 EST 2013

    "Best of Luck on your journey! I know you can do it! Thank you for everything your doing for the cause and for the role model you are to the rest of us. Best wishes."


    Wed Jan 02 12:31:54 EST 2013

    "So proud of you Jeff! 2013 is going to be YOUR year!"

    Megan Johnston

    Wed Jan 02 06:19:09 EST 2013

    "So proud of you and yes I will frame your picture on my desk as a reminder that all is possible. "


    Thu Jan 03 02:58:29 EST 2013

    "As a TNT alumni I'm proud of you and happy to support LLS. You're going to rock the fundraising and training! "


    Sat Jan 05 10:11:55 EST 2013

    "Good luck Jeff, you can do it! Thanks for fundraising for such a great cause."

    Adam Rainville

    Sun Jan 06 02:39:14 EST 2013

    "No luck is needed - you'll be awesome (as always)! Can't wait to cheer for you during the race and hug you at the finish. You rock Jeff Parker!! :)"

    Shannon Madigan

    Sun Jan 06 10:46:36 EST 2013

    "You're a gem and I'm so proud of you!"


    Mon Jan 07 12:08:32 EST 2013

    "Go to a pet shelter and help out! Offer to take some dogs for a walk or something fun :) (I look forward to the pictures!) You're awesome! Keep it up!!! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! "

    Sarah Smith

    Thu Jan 31 12:29:47 EST 2013

    "Happy birthday! You are doing great things. Keep it up and let your light shine. :)"

    Sue Caulfield

    Thu Jan 31 07:42:58 EST 2013

    "You are amazing! I am so proud of you, you are a gift to everyone who is lucky enough to know you. Love you friend :)"

    Becky Ann Talpas

    Thu Jan 31 11:36:34 EST 2013

    "Best of luck Jeff! You are truly and inspiration!"


    Thu Jan 31 11:50:33 EST 2013

    "Happy birthday Jeff!"

    Amanda Cutchens

    Fri Feb 01 10:04:10 EST 2013


    Kevin C.

    Fri Feb 01 10:08:11 EST 2013

    "Happy birthday, Jeff! Way to celebrate your life by doing something so meaningful."

    Liz Dengel

    Fri Feb 01 10:24:46 EST 2013

    "Jeffrey, I am a friend of your Mom and I met your grandpa. What a great cause! I ask you to say a prayer for all those who have multiple myloma and those that are training to run the marathon. Blessings, Sr. Anita"

    Sr. Anita

    Fri Feb 01 10:52:48 EST 2013

    "Happy birthday :) SO proud of you!"

    Mary Pat Dwyer

    Fri Feb 01 11:18:55 EST 2013

    "good luck on your run!! - The D'Amico's"

    Paula D'Amico

    Fri Feb 01 11:19:55 EST 2013

    "I'm so proud of you Jeff!! You've come a long way since your first 5k and you're such an inspiration :) I hope you have a great birthday and I will most definitely be cheering you on on June 2!!! :)"

    Stacy Quintero

    Fri Feb 01 11:25:02 EST 2013

    "I don't like running, but I'm happy you do. You can do it!."


    Fri Feb 01 01:18:58 EST 2013

    "Happy Birthday Jeff!!! On race day mile at a time =)"

    Natasha Nightengale

    Fri Feb 01 01:22:31 EST 2013

    "One of my goals is to be an oncology dietitian. When I see others wanting to donate to cancer in some way, I want to support them in anyway I can. "Don't be afraid of the shadows, because not far from you is light....""

    Baby Kangaroo Fonseca

    Fri Feb 01 01:24:39 EST 2013

    "Go Jeff, go!!"

    Tianna & Ryan Roulette

    Fri Feb 01 01:27:25 EST 2013

    "Your mission: to choreograph a NFL-level touchdown dance that your tired legs will be able to do as you cross the finish line of your first marathon! But don't make it too complicated that I won't be able to catch up. That, my friend, is your birthday gift. Just as you were there for me at the finish line of my major milestone, I will be there for yours. Happy birthday to someone who inspires me greatly today and every day :)"

    Amma Marfo

    Fri Feb 01 01:46:39 EST 2013

    "You're doing awesome things Jeff. :-) Keep it up buddy. Happy Birthday!"

    Vince Applegate

    Fri Feb 01 01:52:14 EST 2013

    "Thank you for everything. For listening, for telling me the truth, and for believing in me no matter what. Thank you for teaching me how to believe in and love myself. Most of all, thanks for being my friend. You are a truly inspiring, incredible person, and I cannot wait to see you change the world, because I know that you will. Happy birthday Parker, you are truly an amazing person. I am so proud of you, and I know that you're going to dominate this race. ~ Mel Molsberry PO Box 86 Pleasant Valley, IA 52767"

    Mel Molsberry

    Fri Feb 01 02:24:10 EST 2013

    "Happy Birthday, Jeff!! So proud of you!!"

    Stephanie Price

    Fri Feb 01 08:34:58 EST 2013

    "Thank you for helping with the fight against Multiple Myeloma and taking care of yourself in the process!"

    Tim and Naomi Tatarek

    Fri Feb 01 09:14:18 EST 2013

    "Thank you so much for helping Nate!"

    Tim and Naomi Tatarek

    Fri Feb 01 09:16:58 EST 2013

    "Happy birthday, Jeff! Love you so much and am so inspired by your fearlessness!"

    Mallory Madden

    Fri Feb 01 10:50:18 EST 2013

    "Hi cuzzzzz!!! Wow! A marathon??? Good for you! I love that it's in memory of your Grandpa! I'm happy to support you and this wonderful cause!"

    Stacy Pickerign

    Fri Feb 01 11:22:40 EST 2013

    "Sue is great to have on your side, Jeff. BUT your story is an inspiration! And I'll think if SOMETHING crazy for you to do...we shall see! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"

    Angel Caulfield

    Fri Feb 01 11:50:04 EST 2013

    "Happy Birthday. Good luck on you training and your adventure! Tom & Anne"

    Jones Tom & Anne

    Sat Feb 02 01:45:38 EST 2013

    "Good luck Jeff! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"

    Katie Johnson

    Sat Feb 02 07:35:59 EST 2013

    "Thanks for doing this, Jeff. Wishing you the best!!"

    Kathleen Hunzer

    Sun Feb 10 02:11:59 EST 2013

    "This gift is in memory of my Uncle Greg, who passed away from Leukemia in July 2012, and in honor of my Uncle Brian, who is currently battling Leukemia."

    Kevin Smith

    Sun Feb 17 11:08:19 EST 2013

    "Great Job Parker!!! We Support you!"


    Thu Feb 21 01:00:56 EST 2013

    "Good luck! We support you all the way. "

    Paul Olson

    Mon Feb 25 07:33:15 EST 2013

    "Putting you over the top :)"


    Tue Feb 26 10:08:18 EST 2013

    "Jeff, I'm donating in honor of a friend and colleague, Angela. She passed away suddenly from late-diagnosed AML (acute myeloid leukemia). I am proud to support you on the journey to your first marathon as a fellow runner/RD. Cheers!"

    Shawn Brackett

    Sat Mar 09 06:50:19 EST 2013

    "In memory of my cousin Kathleen who recently died."

    Marilyn Bach

    Mon Mar 25 04:03:44 EDT 2013

    " HiJeff This donation is in memory of John Donald Dvorak. He is Sharon Spillman's Dad who died recently. The family asked for memorials to be donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.Please dedicate a mile to him."

    Rick Bach

    Tue Mar 26 11:00:25 EDT 2013

    "I am honored to be your friend and am so proud of you for doing this event! "

    jamey nalezinek

    Wed Mar 27 04:32:54 EDT 2013

    "Thanks Jeff! Good luck with your first marathon!! Janice"

    Janice Hillenmeyer

    Tue Apr 02 05:25:28 EDT 2013

    "Der Jeffrey, What a great job you are doing! We celebrate your hard work and your celebration of your Grandfather's life. We wish you the very best!"

    Mary and Bob Satterstrom

    Sat May 04 02:46:44 EDT 2013

    "What a fine thing to do, Jeffrey! Wish I could be there at the finish line with some sprinkled frosted donuts--then again, maybe that's not what runners eat after a marathon?! Anyway, sounds like you're making great progress. All the best on June 2! Colleen"

    Colleen Sauber

    Mon May 06 10:50:22 EDT 2013

    "So proud of you! Good luck, enjoy your taper weeks, you're going to be so great!!"

    Alyssa Thomas

    Sun May 19 10:54:27 EDT 2013

    "Jeffrey, You are an amazing person! So proud of all your training and your fundraising efforts. Have a great time in San Diego. We love you!"


    Fri May 24 10:44:13 EDT 2013

    "Kick some butt my friend! I am so proud of you!"

    Kelley McCarthy

    Tue May 28 11:22:29 EDT 2013

    "This donation is honor of my dad who battled Leukemia and won over 20 years ago. This race of yours is special to me because we lived in San Diego when I was younger so my dad could be treated. You're an inspiration to all Jeff! Best of luck this weekend! :)"

    Alicia Acker

    Tue May 28 07:51:12 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,955.00 | Goal: $3,900.00
101 %

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In Memory of

Audley Jones

My Thanks To

Impulse Productions, Inc. $153.00
Shannon Madigan $150.00
Rockies Beads $112.00
Paul Olson $100.00
Jones Tom & Anne $100.00
Tim and Naomi Tatarek $100.00
Natasha Nightengale $100.00
Betty & Bob Myers $100.00
Randy & Kathy Oppelt $100.00
Jim & Gail Bach $100.00
Robert Myers $75.00
Rockies Beads - 4/21 $58.00
Mary and Bob Satterstrom $50.00
Jim and Sharon Spillman $50.00
Rick Bach $50.00
Catherine Garvey $50.00
Kathy Hart $50.00
Peggy Kloepfer $50.00
Wendy Kuntz $50.00
Becky Ann Talpas $50.00
Patricia Robbins $50.00
Megan $50.00
DJ Courtenay $50.00
Anonymous $42.00
Janice Hillenmeyer $40.00
Marilyn Bach $40.00
Vanessa Parrott $30.00
Nathan and Julie Hoag $30.00
Jessica $30.00
Anonymous $29.00
jamey nalezinek $28.00
Jenna Schwartz DeGroot $28.00
Angel Caulfield $28.00
Stacy Pickerign $28.00
Mallory Madden $28.00
Tim and Naomi Tatarek $28.00
Stephanie Price $28.00
Michael Parker $28.00
Jason Myers $28.00
Mel Molsberry $28.00
Vince Applegate $28.00
Amma Marfo $28.00
Tianna & Ryan Roulette $28.00
Anonymous $28.00
Stacy Quintero $28.00
Paula D'Amico $28.00
Sr. Anita $28.00
Liz Dengel $28.00
Kevin C. $28.00
Amanda Cutchens $28.00
Amie $28.00
Sue Caulfield $28.00
Michelle Stay $28.00
Sarah Smith $28.00
Willie Darnell Wilson $26.00
Alicia Acker $25.00
Sarah Stoodt $25.00
Alyssa Thomas $25.00
Colleen Sauber $25.00
Kathy Plante $25.00
Shawn Brackett $25.00
Jo Calvart $25.00
Korey $25.00
Kevin Smith $25.00
Kathleen Hunzer $25.00
Jo Ann Danmeier $25.00
Baby Kangaroo Fonseca $25.00
Mary Pat Dwyer $25.00
Jean Weber $25.00
Reid Mosey $25.00
Grandma $25.00
Anonymous $20.00
Katie Johnson $15.00
Pickett $10.00
Erica Pieske $10.00
Rose $10.00
Megan Johnston $10.00
Renee $10.00
Kelley McCarthy $5.00
Diane and Tim Madden  
Melonae and Tom Kunz  
Rick & Marilyn Bach  
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