My Fundraising Page

SWIM. BIKE. RUN. FIGHT CANCER.
Aug 21, 2012

Hello and welcome.


Let me introduce you to a friend of mine.



Her name is Sophia. Sophia loves to swim, she's learning French in kindergarten, and when she grows up, she wants to be a cupcake baker.


She's been fighting leukemia for two and a half years!


Would YOU like to fight blood cancer, and help adults and kids like Sophia out?


You can, RIGHT NOW. Here's how:


I have signed up to compete in the 2012 San Diego Triathlon Classic to be held September 8th.

Swim 1500 meters, then bike 40 hilly kilometers, then run a 10K.


This will be my first attempt at a tri, and I need your support!


I am participating as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. Like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.


This is where your support comes in. My goal is to raise $2,000 for LLS by August 25th.

75% of the donations up to the goal amount and 100% of the donations over the goal amount go to support research and providing assistance to families undergoing treatment.


Please consider making a donation of any size to help fight blood cancer. Every dollar counts, and every dollar is 100% tax deductible! If your employer offers matching gifts to charity, your donation can do even more, so please check with your HR department!


Thank You for Your Support!


TRAINING: WEEKS 12 & 13:


Getting closer to race day!!!



TRAINING: WEEKS 10 & 11:

What an amazing couple of weeks this has been. First, I am deeply humbled by the generosity of all my family, loved ones, and friends. This is turning out to be a profound personal experience that will stay with me the rest of my life.

Second, training-wise, things are going great. I feel strong on the bike, and my run, while slow, is steady. Swimming, especially open water, continues to be a challenge, both mental and physical. A little more than a month to conquer it. I know I could not do it without the amazing moral support from everyone around me, especially Jessica and the boys. I feel so lucky every day. :)


TRAINING: WEEKS 7, 8, and 9!

It's all starting to come together :) On Saturday, I donned a wetsuit and did my first open water swim in Mission Bay - very humbling! I have a lot of work ahead of me in the swim department. The good news is that I shaved about 6% off my swim time trial. Also this past Saturday, the cycling workout was FOUR repeats up Mt. Soledad. I had never attempted it even once. Lastly, running: I need to stretch my calves more after a workout. The old tendons are getting sore. Fundraising is going strong - I was the top fundraiser for the week! Thanks for all your support!


TRAINING: WEEK 6

This week was for "active recovery" which means I took it easy. I swam slowly, jogged slowly, and had a nice leisurely 30 mi bike ride around San Diego Bay. Next week: back to the regularly scheduled workouts!


TRAINING: WEEK 5

Wow, riding up Torrey Pines was tough once, but I managed to do it four times on Saturday! I feel great on the bike, and I'm up to 4 miles for my running workouts. Thanks to Delio for training with me on my weekday jogs!


TRAINING: WEEK 4

Well another week in the can! My swim skill took a quantum leap forward - I don't thrash around in the water quite as much as before :) Jessica and the boys are being super patient - I couldn't do this without them.


TRAINING: WEEK 3

Big improvement in my swimming. I think all those drills are paying off. Hamstring feels OK, too. I hope the donations pick up!


TRAINING: WEEK 2

I feel MUCH stronger this week. Other than a slight hamstring issue on Thursday, I was able to complete the workouts before exhaustion set in :) Thanks to all those who have so generously donated. You all ROCK!


TRAINING: WEEK 1

After the first Swim workout, I almost threw up :)

At the end of Week 1, I am sore from head to toe, and eager to get the fundraising going. GO TEAM!

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Supporter Comments

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    "Now you have to run "Da Hood" with me! Good luck to you and the cause!"
     

    Oliver & The Girls

    Sat May 26 02:33:30 EDT 2012

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    "At least it's not piE2"
     

    Paul & Katie

    Sat May 26 10:06:51 EDT 2012

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    "Better you than us! Go Carlos!"
     

    Cathy, Frank, Frankie & Payton

    Sat May 26 12:49:21 EDT 2012

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    "Good luck Tio Carlos! "
     

    The Wood Family

    Sat May 26 12:58:36 EDT 2012

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    "It's going to be a great season, CARLOS!! GO TEAM!"
     

    Mentor Donna

    Tue May 29 01:06:58 EDT 2012

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    "I'll race you on the bike part only."
     

    Jeff

    Thu May 31 03:30:11 EDT 2012

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    "Way to go! Much Love and Joy..."
     

    The Canillas Fisher Family

    Thu Jul 05 04:24:55 EDT 2012

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    "Great cause Carlos! Good luck and we'll be cheering you on!"
     

    Toy-Yambao Family

    Tue Jul 24 01:27:56 EDT 2012

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    "Good luck buddy!"
     

    The Badgero family

    Fri Aug 24 11:46:43 EDT 2012

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    "Good luck! Impressive efforts. Wish I could have seen everybody at the reunion!"
     

    Donovan Rinker-Morris

    Sat Sep 01 09:53:53 EDT 2012

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    "Carlos, this is a fantastic initiative. Good luck with the race. I wish you the best."
     

    Christophe Fremont

    Mon Jul 23 12:38:31 EDT 2012

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    "Carlos, Wishing you the best in your endeavor to aid in the fight against cancer. The event you have selected is a difficult challenge however success will be achieved through your preparation and determination. Thanks for making a difference. Dave Ward "
     

    The Ward Family

    Sun Jul 15 11:00:37 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,007.67 | Goal: $2,000.00
 
200 %

My Team

 
Team Total: $8,125.60 | Goal: $5,260.00

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

My Thanks To

Paul & Katie $271.83
Pamela Tomski $250.00
Christophe Fremont $250.00
Felix Lu $250.00
Saint Gobain Corporation ... $112.50
Stephen Lucero $100.00
Robert Bacalski $100.00
Eva Lucero $100.00
LaVerne Lucero $75.00
Donovan Rinker-Morris $50.00
Toni Boeh $50.00
Philip Lucero $50.00
Rosalinda Santos $50.00
Daisy Vannadilok $50.00
Mr. De Guzman $50.00
Carmencita Tranquilino $50.00
Veda Lin $50.00
Danilo DelRosario $50.00
Colette Gartner $50.00
Jake Raroque $50.00
Wanda Sing $50.00
Fortunato Yambao $50.00
Anna Lucero Jones $50.00
Tad Bergstresser $50.00
San Diego Internal Medici... $50.00
Brian Sisneros $50.00
Toy-Yambao Family $50.00
R. O. Rine $50.00
Mr Celedonio Lucero $50.00
Roz Li $50.00
Miramar Dental Group $50.00
Angelita Mundo $50.00
Rosanna Iosso $50.00
Bing & Ray Alvarez $50.00
Jeff $50.00
Cathy, Frank, Frankie & P... $50.00
Oliver & The Girls $50.00
Kiku Connelly $40.00
Carlos Bacalski $40.00
Saint Gobain Corporation ... $25.00
Charles Whitenack $25.00
Dawn Landis $25.00
Atta Gueye $25.00
Glenn Vandre $25.00
Irma Guerrero $25.00
Julie Finn $25.00
Howard Bond $25.00
Malie Uchiyama $25.00
Timothy Easler $25.00
Blake Harris $25.00
The Ward Family $25.00
Louella Ona-Baltazar $25.00
Carl Lucero $25.00
Evelyn Downs $25.00
Rachel Miller $25.00
Trang Nguyen $25.00
Antoniette Java $25.00
The Badgero family $20.00
Armando Lobato $20.00
Jocelyn Valencia Love $20.00
Douglas Ray Wallick $20.00
Tyson Richart $20.00
Lory-Ann Mata $20.00
Shawn Vandergoot $20.00
Scott Larson $20.00
Ana Lucia Garibaldi $20.00
Uptown Optometry $20.00
Tien Larson $20.00
Mentor Donna $15.00
Bill O'Rourke $5.00
The Canillas Fisher Famil...  
The Wood Family