My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
May 13, 2010 by Lauren Falcao

Hi, Everyone. Welcome to my Team in Training home page!

Two years ago, a good friend of mine, Josh Sack, passed away from leukemia. Josh lived life to the fullest. He dreamed of being a drummer, and, in his short 22 years he did just that, touring with his band around the country, playing for friends and fans who adored him.

Last year I ran the Nike Women's Marathon in his honor, raising over $3,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. As I crossed the finish line, I thought my journey was over. However, events of the past year have made me realize that the fight against blood cancers is never over.

This spring, a close friend of mine lost his father to lymphoma. Everything David Zeehandelaar did, he did completely. As a lawyer representing plane manufacturers and airlines, he thought he should learn more about aviation and so earned his own commercial pilot license. An avid traveler, he was determined to visit all 50 states, which he did before his 50th birthday. When David made a martini, you knew it would be the best you’d ever had. Most of all, David was absolutely committed to the people in his life. He continued to take conference calls from his hospital room when his colleagues needed him. He encouraged his son to go on a trip to Australia just two weeks after his diagnosis. David believed in living life to its fullest.

And so, in honor of Josh and David, I've decided to do it again! I’ll be running the Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco on October 17th. This year I’ll also be mentoring new Team in Training participants, who will be joining me in raising money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS), which helps support those battling leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma.

I know I’ve pushed the limits of your generosity already, but please consider giving again. As long as cancer continues to affect our lives, we must continue to fight back. I’ll be running 26.2 miles as part of my fight. I hope you’ll join.

I appreciate everyone's love and support so much. Thank you, all!


July 7: I just return from Kenya and am TERRIBLY out of shape! It’s times like this that I find it hard to believe that I’ve signed up for this again. I had track practice last night and just a few 400s really took it out of me. I met some of the runners in my mentor group though, one of whom had a particularly inspiring story about her family members who are battling blood cancers. Remembering why we’re doing this is essential. Let’s just see how my 8-mile run on Saturday goes!


Supporter Comments

    "So proud of you for doing this again - you're gonna make a great mentor!!! xoxo"


    Fri Jul 09 04:59:53 EDT 2010

    "You are such an inspiration, Laur!"

    Dan Zeehandelaar

    Thu Jul 15 05:10:54 EDT 2010

    "go Laur!"

    Hannah Kauffman

    Fri Jul 23 09:46:00 EDT 2010

    "Keep it up! Really touched and impressed by your commitment to honoring Josh and Dan's dad. I'll be cheering you on - even from the course as I do the half:) Go Team."

    Carolyn Celio

    Fri Jul 23 07:34:57 EDT 2010

    "We wish you the best as you train and complete the run!"

    Doug and Jen Milnes

    Fri Jul 30 01:01:22 EDT 2010

    "Kill it"

    Tom J

    Sat Jul 31 02:48:29 EDT 2010

    "Lauren, We wish you luck with this endeavor--and may the wind be at your back, etc! Terri & Gerry"

    Terri & Gerry Bernaz

    Wed Aug 04 08:43:50 EDT 2010

    "so proud of and humbled by you, little miss!!"

    Nora Goldberger

    Thu Aug 05 02:39:49 EDT 2010

    "Thank you for doing this again! "

    Shawn Elise

    Thu Aug 05 02:58:46 EDT 2010

    "Thank you for doing this (again), Lauren. Not only is a marathon hardly a piece of cake, but doing it for others is decidedly thoughtful and worthwhile."

    Kevin Slaten

    Mon Aug 09 08:03:38 EDT 2010

    "Lauren: You're doing a great thing. Good luck. All the best, Naomi"

    Naomi Ronis

    Wed Aug 18 12:00:32 EDT 2010

    "Your energy and dedication are amazing, Laur! Good luck!"

    Whitney Leonard

    Mon Sep 27 12:52:54 EDT 2010

    "Go, Lauren! Good luck this weekend!"

    Stephanie C.

    Mon Oct 11 02:59:46 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,736.00 | Goal: $3,000.00
91 %

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My Thanks To

Cordel Robbin-Coker $250.00
joan sack $250.00
Anonymous $250.00
Mark Newberger $250.00
Jerry Sullivan $100.00
GAP $100.00
Diana Chang $100.00
Dan Zeehandelaar $100.00
Sue and Roger Bomgaardner $50.00
Veronica Falcao $50.00
Andrew Young $50.00
Alan Sack $50.00
Edie Sherman $50.00
Amparo Vazquez $39.00
Naomi Ronis $36.00
Stephanie C. $25.00
Lisa Chen $25.00
Gloria Newberger $25.00
Francine Anene $25.00
Lindsey Merrihew $25.00
Sarah Patton $25.00
Joan Hicks $25.00
Liang Bai $25.00
Christine O'Connell $25.00
Cecilia Durbin $25.00
Nada Boutros $25.00
Danielle Ronis $25.00
Elizabeth MacLean $25.00
Carly Anderson $25.00
Nora Goldberger $25.00
David Breeden $25.00
Jonathan Zemel $25.00
Rebecca Jacobs $25.00
Jordan Grossman $25.00
Sar $25.00
Kevin Slaten $20.00
Nancy Ludin $20.00
Hannah Kauffman $20.00
Whitney Leonard $15.00
Ali Wyne $15.00
Patricia Falcao-Fleming $15.00
Molly Tartter $10.00
Weston Hester $10.00
Julie Finkelstein  
Seth Silverman  
Joel Lewenstein  
Shawn Elise  
Terri & Gerry Bernaz  
Chris and Kerry  
Tom J  
Doug and Jen Milnes  
Matthew Fine  
Carolyn Celio