My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Feb 26, 2009 by Michelle McMurtry

Racing to Save Lives

Welcome to my Team In Training home page!

We're at it again! Jason and I just finished training for the Avia Wildflower Triathlon that was on May 3, 2009, and now we're training for Vineman, a half-Ironman race scheduled for July 19, 2009, as members of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us in Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. The LLS is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. They have invested more than $550 million in research which has led to or contributed to many breakthrough cancer treatments!

My late grandmother, Gail, lost her battle with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma last April. Watching her fight for her life was an eye opening experience that made me realize the urgency in finding a cure. We are completing this event in memory of her and 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 our participation in Team In Training and help advance the LLS's mission. Last year we raised a total of $5,715!! Please help us surpass last year's amount by reaching our goal of $7,000. Together, we can make a difference!

Please ask about our corporate sponsorships. With a minimum donation of $1,000, you can get your business's logo on our race day singlets and the local chapter's banners.

To see photos of Wildflower race, follow this link:

To see photos of last year's training, visit Go here to see photo's from last year's race weekend: (Skip to the end to see photos of our actual race.)

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



Supporter Comments

    "From Sheila and Alex... Good luck and we will continue to help out!!!"

    Iris Wilnai

    Thu Jan 18 07:18:10 EST 2018

    "After what we went through as a family, we understand the urgency of finding a cure! I am not a scientist or own a lab, but I can support those who can make this possible. This sickness is not a problem of the rich or the poor, it is a problem for all that needs to be solved hopefully in our lifetime. Let's get together as a society and make a difference for present and future generations! "

    Iris Wilnai

    Fri Jan 19 12:27:25 EST 2018

    "Alex Turner and Sheila Fraguela Hope you succeed in this and Thank you for raising awareness and money for this cause! Will continue to spread this around..."

    Iris Wilnai

    Tue Jan 23 02:39:53 EST 2018

    "Aloha from Hawaii Drake!"

    Iris Wilnai

    Wed Feb 28 08:37:25 EST 2018

    "Keep up the good work Drake DiMaria! The Melendez Family, Katy TX"

    Iris Wilnai

    Fri Mar 02 04:10:33 EST 2018

    "Helen, Your love and devotion for your cousin is inspiring! "

    Iris Wilnai

    Sat Mar 03 01:59:54 EST 2018

    "love you guys- karlita & family"

    Iris Wilnai

    Thu Mar 08 07:35:56 EST 2018

    "Vanessa would have been proud of you! She loved you very much! We loved her back!Let's hope that soon a cure is found for all!"

    Iris Wilnai

    Thu Mar 08 09:45:30 EST 2018

    "Congrats Michelle and Jason! I'm so proud of you for raising money for a great cause and sacrificing so much. You two are an inspiration! I�m sorry it took awhile for me to follow through with my promise�.but in the end, I always do. Congrats once again and I hope to race again with you next year at Wildflower. : ) "

    Sharon Cabrera-Vartabedian

    Fri Jul 31 08:47:22 EDT 2009

    "Hoping our contribution helps to beat Leukemia & Lymphoma so child needs to suffer from this in the future."

    Wed Mar 14 10:54:04 EDT 2018

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,537.38 | Goal: $3,450.00
45 %

Make a Donation

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

In Memory of

Gail Rivera

My Thanks To

Iris Wilnai $300.00
Michelle McMurtry $72.50
Jason Badgley $50.00
Sharon Crystal $50.00
Michael Larkin $50.00