Grace's Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
May 10, 2011

THANK YOU!!



Saturday, April 16th, I completed the Zooma Half Marathon and surpassed my

fundraising goal of $1300 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society because of YOUR contribution.


I joined Team in Training five years ago in honor of a complete stranger, Lisa Ward, a Hodgkin’s survivor. When I joined, I had no connection to blood cancers; this stranger’s disease was a good enough reason for me to run and raise funds. As the years went by, I met more and more people who have been affected by cancer and I have added them to my list of people that I run in honor of. It saddens me that not only does this list continue to grow, but that some are now placed in my list of people who I run in memory of.


I always think about these people during my race and undoubtedly, they are the reason I cross the finish line. This race however, was just a bit more meaningful. Not only did I have the honor of running with our team honored hero, Lindsay Essery, but I ran in honor of the most important man in my life, my dad.


My dad was recently diagnosed with Rectal Cancer and on the Monday before the race, he started his first chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Never would I have imagined that cancer would hit this close to home. I now run with a new and increased passion for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its goal of finding a cure; for it is not only blood cancers that we are trying to cure, but Cancer alone. Your continued support has helped made it possible for that goal to one day become a reality and I cannot thank you enough for helping me reach my goal and putting us one step closer to finding a cure!


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Racing to Save Lives


Hey, everyone. Yes, I'm at it again! This time I will be training for the Zooma Austin Half Marathon on April 16th (My Birthday Weekend). This will be my 7th season with Team in Training, and I hope you will be able to help me with this wonderful cause once more!


I joined Team in Training four years ago when I found out someone in my desired profession had been diagnosed with a blood cancer, Lisa Ward. She was a complete stranger who has now become my very dear friend. Last season I had the pleasure of being on the same team with her as she trained and finished her very first half marathon, Rock 'N' Roll San Antonio Marathon with TNT!


I am dedicated to this team because I know The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is committed to curing leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and helping patients and their families. While raising funds, I have met people who have been helped directly from the Society, and they are very grateful because LLS helped when no other organization would. You can be rest assured that your contribution is being invested wisely.


So, I ask you to please open your hearts and wallets to help me raise $2000 to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by March 1st. If 40 people donated just $50, my goal can easily be met. Please remember ANY amount is greatly appreciated!


I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!

Lisa & I at the Inspiration Dinner, Fall 2010








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Supporter Comments

  •  
    "Way to go Grace!!"
     

    Shanti Day

    Fri Jan 14 08:32:36 EST 2011

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    "Good luck with your fundraising! I'm happy to help out! Stephanie Anne http://runtohealth.blogspot.com"
     

    Stephanie Anne

    Thu Jan 20 08:19:40 EST 2011

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    "Keep up the great TNT work! "
     

    Linzi @ beyond Destination 26.2

    Mon Jan 31 02:27:14 EST 2011

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    "Good luck sissy! XOXO"
     

    rebecca montalvo

    Mon Jan 31 03:21:39 EST 2011

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    "Go Luck Grace!!!!!!!"
     

    Jennifer Olivarez

    Tue Feb 01 11:59:38 EST 2011

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    "Good Luck-Go Team!!! "
     

    Sylvia

    Thu Feb 03 10:43:31 EST 2011

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    "Thank you for all that you do!!"
     

    Monica Reyes

    Fri Feb 04 02:31:59 EST 2011

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    "You go girl! You're the best mentor! I'm glad I have you in my tiny little corner! Run Grace Run!"
     

    Letitia

    Mon Mar 07 10:28:25 EST 2011

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    "rock it out girl! "
     

    Katye

    Sun Jan 30 09:06:24 EST 2011

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    "Here's my cup of coffee ;)"
     

    Carla De La Chapa

    Fri Jan 21 02:38:40 EST 2011

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    "Good luck! "
     

    Michel@Babyweightmyfatass

    Thu Jan 20 02:08:40 EST 2011

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    "Go TEAM!!!!"
     

    Julie Arts

    Wed Jan 19 08:31:20 EST 2011

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    "From one TNT participant to another - Good luck to you this season! Go TEAM!"
     

    Hannah MacBeth

    Tue Jan 18 10:50:16 EST 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,425.00 | Goal: $1,350.00
 
106 %

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

In Honor of

Lisa Ward

My Thanks To

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Jeremy Palmitier  
Letitia  
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John Lee  
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Daniel Gonzalez  
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Brenda Hernandez  
Bradley Marschall  
Monica Reyes  
SANDRA DENN  
Marissa Ramirez  
Sylvia  
Vincent Carales  
Jennifer Olivarez  
Shanti Day  
Lanika Jacob  
rebecca montalvo  
olga caballero  
Linzi @ beyond Destinatio...  
Stephanie Crosby  
Katye  
Allyson Maldonado  
Bradley Marschall  
Rosie Sierra  
Anna Rando  
Carla De La Chapa  
Melissa Johnston  
Michel@Babyweightmyfatass  
Stephanie Anne  
Julie Arts  
Katy Prosch  
Cynthia Garza  
Kelley Callanen  
Hannah MacBeth  
Laura Wiltshire  
Shanti Day  
Ronda Fluetsch  
Rose Meiri