My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Feb 04, 2011

Fight! Fight! Fight!

We want to score a knockout punch to help beat cancer. Mark and I have been training to do a marathon with Team in Training, a fundraising arm of the Leukemia, Lymphoma Society. In the last 4 years our family has lost five wonderful people to several different cancers. Now we are supporting Mark’s mother Charlotte as she battles lymphoma. She has been a trooper as she goes in for chemo every 21 days. We never hear her complain or lament about what is happening to her. She is a strong woman and we are confident she will win this war. We are running in her honor and in the honor of all those now fighting blood disorders.

We have been getting up early to run and walk even though it has been cold and miserable outside. Other days we go to the gym to work out on treadmills, motivated by the desire to gain strength for our cause. It has not been easy. However, when we think about all the people out there going through cancer treatments, this seems like a walk in the park. They are the heroes in this story.

There are many families who are battling these blood diseases and we want to help by earning money to support research. More people are alive today because of the advancements gained by the LLS research teams. They need our help to keep up the good work.

I know many of you have been touched by this dreadful disease and would do anything to help stop it. We know not everyone can do what we are doing but we hope people can help by donating whatever they can to our cause.

I f you have friends or family members who have won the fight against cancer and you donate, we will honor them with ribbons and carry their names with us as we go.

I f you have lost loved ones to cancer and you donate, we will honor them with ribbons and carry their names with us as we go.

If you know someone who is fighting cancer now and you donate, we will honor them with ribbons and carry their names with us as we go.

Please help us continue this fight and donate whatever you can so we can beat our common enemy, cancer.

Thank you,

Pat and Mark Ostroff


Supporter Comments

    "Thank you so much for doing this..each effort counts..This is for my beloved Berkeley Fireman Brother Billy Wigmore... We miss him so much"

    Linda Wigmore

    Sat Mar 12 09:24:39 EST 2011

    "Keep up the good work and please know that my friend Norma is keeping up her spirits as well and she will be happy to know people like you guys care and want to help... Thank You"

    Linda Wigmore And Family

    Sat Mar 12 09:18:47 EST 2011

    "Thank you for doing this. My father-in- law has a rare form of Leukemia and is in remission now. I got your link from Larry Klaiber. Best wishes on your walk and all of my best to Miss Charlotte!"

    Michelle Niewohner

    Thu Feb 10 03:13:01 EST 2011

    "Many thanks for your efforts!"

    Beth Brooks

    Fri Feb 04 11:15:32 EST 2011

    "My thoughts and prayers are with you as you take on this very worthwhile challenge. I look forward to hearing about your progress as you train for the big run. You two are incredible!"

    Nancy Drewek

    Fri Feb 04 04:58:32 EST 2011

    "Thanks Pat! Keep one foot in front of the other! The extra 0.2 they tack on at the end of the 26 miles is so grueling--but you can do it! If you could also run in memory of my grandpa, James Weblemoe, who lost his life to cancer yesterday. Thank you! Heather (Jill's daughter)"

    Heather (Olsen)

    Fri Feb 04 12:31:41 EST 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,940.54 | Goal: $2,500.00
118 %

My Team

Team Total: $5,515.10 | Goal: $5,000.00

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In Honor of

Charlotte Ostroff

My Thanks To

Anna Poter  
Jason Sanchez  
Craig Strom Sanchez  
John Mcallister  
Geni Freedman  
Nancy Gimblin  
Linda Wigmore  
Linda Wigmore And Family  
Barry Cheevers  
Kathi Bignami  
Michelle Niewohner  
Carolyn Brasch  
Janet Quinlan  
Sharon Swaby  
Mindy Folyer  
Larry Klaiber  
Beth Brooks  
Nancy Drewek  
Heather (Olsen)