My Persistent Pursuit

This one is for you Sweetie! The big day only a week away!
Jul 10, 2012 by Denise Gleavey

Life's a Journey, Enjoy the ride!

"Wow! What a ride!"

In Loving Memory & Honor of Skip Gleavey

July 26, 1945 - July 14, 2010

Another Angel Among Us
Jun 08, 2012 by Denise Gleavey

As event day rapidly approaches and the training gets harder and longer, it’s time to dig deep and persevere through the challenges. One thing I know for sure is that my challenges are nothing comparing to those who face the dreaded disease of cancer, to those who lost their lives because of it and for all the many family members who struggle with the lost of their love ones.

Yesterday, June 6th my niece, Kerri lost her boyfriend, Isaac to Cancer. My heart goes out to her, his family and their friends. Praying that someday there will be a cure. Until then, I continue to train with Team In Training and fundraise for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

This weekend’s training is dedicated to Isaac…

Only $10 for a Pasta Dinner & Magic Show !
May 08, 2012 by Denise Gleavey

Come join in for a fun evening of Magic & Pasta Dinner.

Thursday, May 24th from 6:00-9:00 p.m.


I will be hosting a night of magic at my home along with a delicious pasta dinner served buffet style. It will include a variety of pastas, Caesar salad, garlic bread/breadsticks, non-alcoholic drinks, dessert & ticket for either a beer or glass of wine.

This will be a fundraiser for the benefit of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Costs is only $10 per adult, $5 for children under 13 & Free for children 5 and under. Payable: cash, check (LLS), donate on-line at this site.

Space is limited. Please call 858-565-7777 to reserve your spot.

  • • • • • • Event will be held at: 7037 Olser Street, SD, 92111 (163 & Genesee Ave)

Curtis Clark, a professional magician will be performing slight of hand magic tricks up close and personal from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

You can stop by anytime from 6:00 to 9:00 for dinner. See you there!

Thank you for your support. Denise

Need Your Help...
Mar 27, 2012 by Denise Gleavey

Yes I am at it again… looking to kick Cancer’s Butt! Won’t you help? Any donation at all will make a difference. A difference in saving someone’s life, improving the quality of a cancer patient’s life, and helping families deal with these dreaded diseases.

Yes I am persistent just like cancer. Thank you in advance for your donation & continued support. Please click on the “donate now” button on the side and have a great day knowing you made a difference today!

With Love, Denise

Opportunity Drawing for Maui Vacation
Feb 13, 2012 by Denise Gleavey

FUNDRAISER: For only $25 you can be entered into an opportunity drawing giving you the chance to win an ultimate hawaiian vacation! This includes 2 first class tickets on Hawaiian Airlines, 5day/4nights at the Maui Westin Resort with 3 island activites & a luau... Travel by 12/31/15.Drawing will be held on February 15, 2012 .. Don't wait - enter today! Call me 858-565-7777 ASAP.

Join me in my persistent pursuit
Feb 12, 2012

Join me in my persistent pursuit to help the world be cancer free. Sure that’s a pretty big task and it cannot be done alone. This is why I have joined Team In Training once again and I am asking for your continued support.

My guardian angel Skip is going to be with me cheering me on and keeping me strong over the next several months as I take on training for my 1st half ironman in his honor and memory. “Yes, this one is for your sweetie”.

I choose this event for a few reasons. It was one of the three half ironman events that Skip did. It was also his best out of the three and most importantly it takes place on the weekend on his two anniversary year of his passing. July 15, 2012. Sure do you miss him!

In case you don’t know what a half ironman is. I’ll be swimming 1.5 miles, riding my bike 56 miles then running 13.1 miles for a total of 70.3 miles. This is double the Olympic distances I have been doing. Yes that’s a huge undertaking however it’s not as huge as going through chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant, and other cancer treatments that the thousands of people go through every year.

You can donate online with a credit or debit card

by clicking the “Donate Now” button on the right side of my website.

You can mail a check payable to “LLS” and send it to me:

Denise Gleavey, 7037 Osler Street, San Diego, CA 92111-5536.

Thanks to all my family, friends and associates for being part of my team and helping me for so many years achieve all of my fundraising goals. I will keep on training if you keep on giving.

God Bless, Denise


Supporter Comments

    "Best wishes for a successful event!"

    Ronnie & Jeri Z

    Thu May 24 10:13:03 EDT 2012

    "On behalf of Kat Gemmell!"

    Paul Anderson, CPA

    Thu Jun 28 08:19:54 EDT 2012

    "Lavaman Picture Frame"

    Barbara Leon

    Tue Mar 06 12:00:59 EST 2012

    "Great photo frame :)"

    Rebecca Shupack

    Fri Mar 16 05:31:48 EDT 2012

    "Thanks for the Tri items...I know you will get to Rock Star Status!!"

    Leslie Cloud

    Sat Apr 07 09:17:51 EDT 2012

    "Thanks for "gear"ing me up!"

    Amy Klein

    Sun Apr 08 05:01:35 EDT 2012

    "Thanks for a fabulous pasta dinner and magic show!"

    Kathryn McCarthy

    Sat May 26 09:04:28 EDT 2012

    "Thanks for a fun pasta dinner 4th event!"

    Susan Woo-Fukuda

    Fri May 25 01:19:09 EDT 2012

    "So inspired by your continued drive and determination - you are a Hero! Way to Go Team, Denise!"

    Lori Goldman

    Thu May 24 01:37:54 EDT 2012

    "Go Denise!!! You are a true champion, go get'em at Vineman 70.3!"

    Christine & Rick

    Wed May 23 02:28:00 EDT 2012

    "Go Denise! You are a Rockstar!!"

    Donna Zwemke

    Tue May 22 04:22:56 EDT 2012

    "Thanks for the taxi service!!"

    Mary Shvodian

    Tue Mar 27 01:38:17 EDT 2012

    "love you"

    lisa fontaine

    Sun Mar 11 07:51:24 EDT 2012

    "Great Job Dee Nice!!"

    Mentor Love

    Tue Mar 06 09:16:19 EST 2012

    "I will never be thirsty again! You rock Denise!"

    Suzi Q FFN

    Sat Feb 25 12:44:21 EST 2012

    "Thanks everyone who participated in the Maui Opportunity Drawing. I appreciate your support."

    Maui Opportunity Drawing

    Wed Feb 22 05:44:15 EST 2012

    "Maui Raffle Ticket"

    Linda Teichman

    Mon Feb 13 08:28:01 EST 2012

    "For the MAUI DRAWING:):) THX!! "

    Carey Klinger

    Mon Feb 13 05:44:31 EST 2012

    "Maui Vacation drawing! Good luck Denise!"

    Melinda Elmer

    Mon Feb 13 11:20:26 EST 2012

    "May all our loving angels be shining down upon our Vineman team this weekend. Guiding us smoothly, safely, and quickly to the finish line with smiles on our faces, joy in our hearts knowing we gave it all we had and did our best. We pray to God that someday there is a cure for all cancers. Until then we will keep raising funds and doing these insane endurance events. Thank you Lord for the healthy strong minds and bodies we have and we are praying for cooler weather on race day:-) "

    My MANY Fundraising Activities

    Wed Jul 11 01:44:19 EDT 2012

    "Skip would be so proud of you! Good luck and I'll be thinking of you both!"


    Tue Jul 10 02:20:46 EDT 2012

    "Hi Wonder Woman: here's to your big push and for keeping Skip with you always. Have fun! "

    Karen Byrne

    Mon Jul 09 05:56:57 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,317.26 | Goal: $4,507.26
96 %

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Amica Companies Foundatio... $750.00
Maui Opportunity Drawing $620.00
lisa fontaine $500.00
Sony Opportunity Drawing $495.00
Coldwell Banker Residenti... $100.00
Roberta M Gardiner $100.00
Moving Fundraiser $80.00
Tina Parker $75.00
A J Espinosa $60.00
Rita Salam $60.00
Dina Maxwell $60.00
Melinda Elmer $60.00
MJ $50.00
Lisa Carolin $50.00
Lynne Mathison $50.00
Sarah Lewis $50.00
Don Northdurft $50.00
Melinda Karlson $35.00
Dina Maxwell $35.00
Paul Anderson, CPA $30.00
Manjot Gill $30.00
Amy Klein $30.00
Mary Shvodian $30.00
Suzi Q FFN $30.00
Dina Maxwell $25.15
Don Nothdurft $25.00
Karen Byrne $25.00
Karen Bissinger $25.00
Christine & Rick $25.00
Donna Zwemke $25.00
Leslie Cloud $25.00
Nick Goekler $25.00
Rachelle Fischer $25.00
marsha herrera $25.00
Susan Woo-Fukuda $25.00
Jean Compton $20.00
Ronnie & Jeri Z $20.00
Serena Somers $20.00
Cheryl de Guzman $20.00
Julie Cairelli $15.00
melinda anhalt $15.00
Linda Teichman $15.00
Kathryn McCarthy $10.00
Susan Woo-Fukuda $10.00
Jennifer Chernay $10.00
Caitlin Clark $10.00
Rebecca Shupack $10.00
Mentor Love $5.55
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