My Fundraising Page

So... Why are you doing this?
May 16, 2011 by Veronica Tonus


I've always been a bit envious of runners, and have always wanted to be able to run distance like my friends did or like those amazing people from the heartwrenching miracle stories did.

So, I started running, but only toyed with the idea of doing an endurance event until last month when it no longer became a race, but a way to show my support and love for my Dad. Last month, he was diagnosed with Leukemia and rushed off to the Stanford Hospital.

It was at that point that this race became very real to me, and, judging from his reaction when I requested permission to ask for money in his name, it meant a lot to my dad too.

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.The development of new Leukemia treatments that will help patients win their battles are made possible by your donation.

My Fundraising Page
May 11, 2011

Racing to Save Lives

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

I'm training 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 and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

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!


Supporter Comments

    "Good luck this weekend Veet I am so proud of you! Your dad is lucky to have you. Love you! :-)"

    Shaina Thompson

    Mon Oct 10 07:16:06 EDT 2011

    "All the best to you and your TEAM experience. I am praying for your dad's struggle and hope that your family will have lots and lots of strength. You are amazing and will have such a great race :)"

    Tomiko Oden

    Tue Jul 05 05:52:38 EDT 2011

    "From all of us here, loving and thinging of your family! Good luck on your run, it's an amazing thing to do! Love, Gina, Loris, Michele, Aaron, Katie, Rian, Jesse, Alana and Austin!"

    The Puyallup Candiloro's

    Mon Jun 27 01:17:56 EDT 2011

    "I love you Veronica and miss you terribly, and I will be sending you and your dad happy, healthy energy while he endures this trial! Both of you take care. Love!"

    Michelle Godin

    Thu Jun 23 03:02:06 EDT 2011

    "Thanks for letting me stay at your place during camp, and for putting up with all of the chaos that I will refer to as the Phi Mu mini retreat!! :)"

    Josh Walkover

    Fri Jun 17 05:05:42 EDT 2011

    "Happy Father's Day VT. You got this."

    Chris Hardy

    Sun Jun 19 02:04:38 EDT 2011

    "F*ck cancer! Hope you and your dad hang in there =)"

    BJ Thompson

    Mon Jun 20 12:11:52 EDT 2011

    "Keep letting us know what we can do to support you, your dad and the cause. We are praying for your family and a cure! Linda and Duane"

    Linda and Duane King

    Wed Aug 10 02:25:04 EDT 2011

    "I just want to let you know that we are thinking of you guys and are keeping the whole family in our thoughts! sending lots of love your way!"

    Terra Candiloro

    Thu May 19 01:30:32 EDT 2011

    "Best Wishes for David & the entire Tonus Family"

    Randall Blatterman

    Fri Jun 03 03:13:32 EDT 2011

    "Let's meet up at the event! Good luck fundraising and training! Very proud of your hard work!!! :)"

    Danielle O'Neill

    Fri Jul 29 03:56:28 EDT 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,475.00 | Goal: $2,400.00
103 %

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My Thanks To

The Puyallup Candiloro's $200.00
Macy's $100.00
Linda and Duane King $100.00
Randall Mellin $100.00
Edward Montgomery Corinbl... $100.00
Emily King $100.00
Randall Blatterman $100.00
Donna Wilson-Strong $100.00
Terra Candiloro $100.00
Shaina Thompson $50.00
Axel $50.00
Miriam Sommer $50.00
Betty Lou Nelson $50.00
Valerie Tonus $50.00
Erin and Roy $50.00
Kevin Baldwin $50.00
Irving Temmins $50.00
Theresa Brown $50.00
Chris Hardy $50.00
Josh Walkover $50.00
alene mazzuca $50.00
Debra Mazzuca $50.00
Joe and Diane Gil $50.00
Paul Mazzuca $50.00
Beth Ganick $50.00
Susan Tonus $50.00
Valerie Tonus $50.00
Michele Mazzuca $50.00
Meredith Montgomery $35.00
Meredith Montgomery $35.00
Marie and Egidio Tonus $35.00
Michael OBrien $30.00
Susanna $25.00
Jaclyn Burroughs $25.00
Daniel Landesman $25.00
Tomiko Oden $25.00
Elliot Feinberg $25.00
Benjamin Feinberg $25.00
Maggie King $25.00
BJ Thompson $25.00
George Pascoe $25.00
Maria Figueroa $25.00
John Cargile $15.00
Bethany Scettrini $15.00
Rebecca Ellis $10.00
Michelle Godin $10.00
Ramneek Batth  
Danielle O'Neill