Running to Save Lives

May 03, 2011 by Elisha Mattioda


Just fyi this page has meet its fundraising goal...Thank you so much for coming on here and wanting to donate BUT I have a new link for the summer season, so if you would like to continue to donate please click this link:

At this link you will find my NEW goal of $2,340 to raise by August 18th for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! I have a goal to raise money to fight blood cancer & run the Kauai half marathon! So thank you and please like i said donate to that link instead of here.

I have reached my goal even if it doesnt show it I am waiting on a few checks that were mailed and are already accounted for and a donation from Starbucks that will show up soon! thank you again!

Rubios Dine & Donate
Apr 18, 2011 by Elisha Mattioda

Total Amount Raised: $24.95

Rubios Dine & Donate will be on April 13th from 2pm to Closing at the Vallejo, Vacaville & Fairfield locations.

Vallejo: 173 Plaza Drive #105 Vallejo, CA 94591

Fairfield: 1450 Travis Blvd Fairfield, CA 94533

Vacaville: 1651 E Monte Vista Ave Vacaville, CA 95688

Just print out the flyer below, bring it in with you when your purchase your food and 20% will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

Garage Sale
Apr 10, 2011 by Elisha Mattioda


Garage Sale

April 10th 2011

9:30am - 4:30pm

221 Dapple Dr

Vallejo Ca 94591

Come check out all the brand new, barely used items!!

Books, purses, movies, games, toys, furniture, everything!

100% of all funds goes to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

thank you to all who came out and spent their money on our fundraiser! Thank you Ellie for delievering your yummy cupcakes to the event, and thank you Coleen who after running a long run yesterday and the Benicia Run For Education 10K today came out and spent some time at the event too! I'm sleepy and sunburned but it was ALL worth it!

Over The Top Yogurt Shop Dessert & Donate
Apr 14, 2011 by Elisha Mattioda

UPDATE: $20 was raised at this event!

Chevy's Fundraiser
Apr 04, 2011 by Elisha Mattioda


March 31st from 5pm-9pm come enjoy some Chevy's Fresh Mex in Vallejo, Ca and 25% of all regular price menu items and drinks go to LLS!

Just print out this flyer below and turn it in with your final bill at the end of your meal and they will donate the 25%!

(happy hour items and coupons are NOT included with the event)

Rafy's Pizzeria Fundraiser!
Apr 04, 2011 by Elisha Mattioda


Join Team In Trainings Elisha (Eli) Mattioda At Rafy's Pizzeria in Petaluma from 3pm - 7pm for some delicious real New York style pizza and other delicious menu items, plus alcohol!

25% goes to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

Rafy's Pizzeria

1390 N McDowell Blvd

Petaluma Ca 94954

Fight Back BootCamp Fundraiser
Apr 04, 2011 by Elisha Mattioda




2 Hour Bootcamp to Raise Money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Come Join Knuckle Up Training Center & Team In Training’s Elisha Mattioda for a 2 hour bootcamp on Sunday March 13th from 9am-11am.

Here is your chance to not only try out this amazing training center’s most popular cardio classes for a small donation, but to make a difference in a blood-cancer patients life. (Minimum recommended donation $10.)

Knuckle Up Training Center

4380 Sonoma Blvd # 200

Vallejo, CA 94589

(707) 642-5425

Please feel free to email Elisha (Eli) Mattioda with any questions at

Running to Save Lives
Feb 23, 2011 by Elisha Mattioda

Thank you so much for taking the time to come to my donation page. As many of you may or may not know I decided to take my passion of running and putting it to good use. I am in fact running to save lives. With Team In Training i'm going to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. At first this was about me getting back into the running scene and getting fit but life had other plans apparently.

On January 11th 2011 I registered for Team in Training to get fit, back in shape and run a half marathon. I was excited and giddy and posted my fundraising link right away on my facebook page. Not minutes later my childhood friend Tim posted that he found out he had stage 3B Hodgkens Lymphoma. Everything right then and there stopped. I called his girlfriend right away hoping it wasnt true but was informed it was indeed reality. I started to break down in tears but realized what I had signed up for. What I was doing was a way to improve research, to find a cure, to raise money to save Tims life and so many others lives by running.

I'm running for a cure!

And with that said all I am asking is for help. Please help me by donating to my fundraiser, and if you can't then please do me another favor and pass this link on to your friends to help me out. In fact if you can donate, pass this on anyways. because every penny helps.

Thank you so much for your time.


ps: Here is an idea of where your dollars go:

$1,000 supports one week’s salary for a medical researcher at UCSF, Stanford, or Berkeley who may discover key information to developing curative treatments for blood cancers.

$500 allows 10 patients to log on to a web cast and hear the latest information in treatment for their disease.

$500 is the cost of a CT scan

$200 provides a Family Support Group Program for one year for a patient and their family.

$150 allows 5 patients to make a First Connection with a trained peer volunteer.

$150 per year is provided to a blood cancer patient in need of financial assistance.

$100 provides 3 patients access to an information teleconference.

$75 is the average cost of tissue typing to become a bone marrow donor.

$40 is the cost of sending a comprehensive packet of information for children with cancer.

$35 pays for transportation expenses for a patient living in Northern California’s most rural areas to treatment at a comprehensive cancer center.

$25 covers a single prescription co-payment.

$5 is the cost of sending a newly diagnosed patient information about support and their disease.


Supporter Comments

    "You are a rock star! Keep up the hard work. "

    Sara Johnson

    Sun Mar 27 04:57:32 EDT 2011

    "You're gonna make it!"

    Kathy Beistel

    Wed Apr 06 02:22:28 EDT 2011

    "Good Job Eli! So proud of you!"


    Sun Apr 10 11:52:33 EDT 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,793.00 | Goal: $2,400.00
116 %

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In Honor of

Tim Gesell

My Thanks To

Starbucks $729.00
Elisha Mattioda $729.00
Knuckle Up Training Cent... $305.00
david pickett $100.00
Sara Johnson $100.00
Dale & Renee Yager $100.00
Lillian Thompson $100.00
Amy Rondoni $60.00
E M Ruiz $40.00
Chris Rosselli $40.00
Christopher Yager $40.00
Anonymous $25.00
Sami $25.00
Kevin Maeyama $25.00
James Morrison $25.00
William King $25.00
Jennifer Koterbay $25.00
Nicole Curiel $25.00
Jez Versoza $25.00
John Mattioda $25.00
John Allen $25.00
Dennis Sedilko $25.00
kyle yager $25.00
Patti & Bill Bryd $25.00
Elizabeth McLean $25.00
Kathy Beistel $20.00
Adam Vigil $20.00
Ed Brower $20.00
Bob Weir $20.00
S&C Yoga Academy $10.00
Lynn Weber $10.00
Howard & Kay Grimes $10.00