My Fundraising Page

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!


Getting closer to race day!!!


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!


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!


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!


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.


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


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!


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!


Supporter Comments

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

    Donovan Rinker-Morris

    Sat Sep 01 09:53:53 EDT 2012

    "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

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


    Thu May 31 03:30:11 EDT 2012

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

    Mentor Donna

    Tue May 29 01:06:58 EDT 2012

    "Good luck Tio Carlos! "

    The Wood Family

    Sat May 26 12:58:36 EDT 2012

    "Better you than us! Go Carlos!"

    Cathy, Frank, Frankie & Payton

    Sat May 26 12:49:21 EDT 2012

    "At least it's not piE2"

    Paul & Katie

    Sat May 26 10:06:51 EDT 2012

    "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

    "Good luck buddy!"

    The Badgero family

    Fri Aug 24 11:46:43 EDT 2012

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

    Toy-Yambao Family

    Tue Jul 24 01:27:56 EDT 2012

    "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

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

    The Canillas Fisher Family

    Thu Jul 05 04:24:55 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