Putting the FUN in Fundraising!

Putting the FUN in Fundraising!
May 05, 2008 by Kira Swain

Racing to Save Lives



Welcome to my Team In Training fundraising home page. For weekly training updates, or for some training fun, please visit my blog: We Be Trainin'



I'm training to participate in the Pacific Grove Triathlon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event 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!



I’m so excited and proud to be a part of an organization that does so much for people with Leukemia, Lymphoma and other blood cancers. Our Team Honoree actually is alive today because of a drug that the LLS helped fund through their research grants.



One of the many things I REALLY like about LLS is that they’re an organization that actually uses the funds for research, patient advocacy, patient care and other patient related services. Plus, we participants become part of a team and we get support, coaching, motivation, and the chance to just have fun and do something that many of us have never done before.



I’m really looking forward to being a part of the team but I need help from my friends and family. LLS sets a minimum amount of money to raise in order to participate in the event. This year, I’ve decided to set my own fundraising goal above what i have to raise - I’d like to raise $3,500 for Team in Training and the Leukemia and Lymphoma society! Any little bit helps!



Thank you so much for your help and support! Go Team!

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Supporter Comments

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    "A great effort for a great cause. Go Kira!"
     

    Mark Gervase

    Mon Jul 14 05:49:57 EDT 2008

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    "I lost my father to cancer in 2006 to renal cell carcinoma. There are many degrees of cancer which takes many of our loved ones away from us each year. May you all be healthy and blessed always. "
     

    April Dill

    Thu Aug 07 07:58:35 EDT 2008

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    "Go coach :) You will rock it! Memo"
     

    Mehmet Sevinc

    Tue Jul 01 12:10:02 EDT 2008

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    "Go for it Kira!!!!!"
     

    David Walmsley

    Tue May 27 02:12:36 EDT 2008

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    "Kira - I hope you will be wearing a big Cisco logo on your cape as you train!"
     

    Julie OBrien

    Thu May 15 08:28:45 EDT 2008

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    "Best of Luck!"
     

    Jennifer Simpson

    Sun May 11 10:01:41 EDT 2008

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    "GOOOOOOOOOOOO KIRAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!"
     

    Cassie Lethin

    Fri May 09 11:38:11 EDT 2008

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    "Go Kira! "
     

    Christopher Thompson

    Wed May 07 10:44:11 EDT 2008

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    "All the best, Kira with your preparation."
     

    Nader Nanjiani

    Wed May 07 10:41:04 EDT 2008

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    "Good Luck Kira I know you can do this. We all love you. mom"
     

    Nitsa Swain

    Tue May 06 04:49:24 EDT 2008

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    "Good luck Kira!"
     

    Charlotte Woods

    Tue May 06 11:53:05 EDT 2008

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    "Good luck Kira...go team! :-)"
     

    Vicki Araujo

    Mon May 05 05:13:06 EDT 2008

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    "Go get them, tiger!"
     

    Anonymous

    Mon May 05 04:23:43 EDT 2008

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    "Good going Kira!"
     

    Ross Daniels

    Mon May 05 02:20:20 EDT 2008

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    "Go me!"
     

    Kira Swain

    Mon May 05 12:13:57 EDT 2008

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    "go kira!"
     

    catherine obuhoff

    Tue Aug 26 10:42:11 EDT 2008

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    "The best of luck to you! You are a true inspiration with all the hard work and time you are investing to stop blood cancers."
     

    Tom & Julie Bonomo

    Wed Aug 13 07:54:18 EDT 2008

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    "Go Kira!!"
     

    Reguba James

    Thu Aug 07 02:22:32 EDT 2008

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    "Go Kira! I know you will be AWESOME!!"
     

    Laurie Conner

    Wed Aug 06 05:35:39 EDT 2008

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    "My best friend's brother died of Leukemia at 19. I love Team and Training and will be thinking of you! Keep up the training. "
     

    kara wilson

    Wed Aug 06 12:49:41 EDT 2008

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    "I hate these things Julianne, but I like you, so I'll donate. Have a fun run!"
     

    catherine obuhoff

    Thu Aug 04 09:38:34 EDT 2011

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    "In memory of Frankyn Ward, my father, who died of leukemia in 1993."
     

    catherine obuhoff

    Thu Aug 04 11:47:44 EDT 2011

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    "Pedal hard, pedal fast! Dad's spirit is with you all the way!"
     

    Mon Aug 29 01:18:03 EDT 2011

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    "Mark, my buddy's dad is now fighting Leukemia - Jack Lind. Take a lap for him! Thanks for doing this and have a great ride! Keep your wheels on the road!"
     

    Sat Aug 13 09:10:49 EDT 2011

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    "For Anita and Rosann "
     

    Kendra Swain

    Tue Aug 16 08:55:25 EDT 2011

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    "Good luck!!!!"
     

    Kira Swain

    Mon Aug 04 09:08:43 EDT 2008

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    "You go girl!!!! Thanks for asking ;-)"
     

    Kira Swain

    Mon Jul 21 03:23:03 EDT 2008

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    "Thanks for making a difference Leah! Go fast!"
     

    Kira Swain

    Thu Jul 10 11:42:52 EDT 2008

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    "Good Luck Jen!!! I am so proud of you! Keep on keepin on!!!"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Jul 24 03:31:21 EDT 2008

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    "Ed & Ellen Jenny Good Luck!!!!!"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Jun 26 08:41:47 EDT 2008

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    "Jennifer, Thank You & Good Luck, Sherry Frame"
     

    Anonymous

    Sat May 31 02:50:37 EDT 2008

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    "Good luck to you, Jennifer"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu May 29 03:14:27 EDT 2008

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    "YAY!!! Sommer. You are doing great. I am so proud of you!!! We all love you!! "
     

    Mehmet Sevinc

    Mon Aug 09 04:31:43 EDT 2010

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    "Take this run for me.. Wish I could have been with you!!!"
     

    laura powers

    Tue Oct 26 07:03:59 EDT 2010

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    "Stay healthy and do well!"
     

    laura powers

    Tue Oct 12 09:01:32 EDT 2010

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    "Love you Rue!! "
     

    laura powers

    Fri Oct 01 09:31:59 EDT 2010

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    "I'm so proud of you!!"
     

    laura powers

    Thu Sep 16 03:20:49 EDT 2010

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    "You go, Girl!!!"
     

    laura powers

    Fri Aug 27 10:49:35 EDT 2010

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    "Angela, you are one great woman. You have accomplished so much and have won so many races. Keep on going, girl!"
     

    Tom & Julie Bonomo

    Thu Jan 06 11:03:05 EST 2011

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    "Go Team! What a great effort for such a worthy cause-- a CURE! Thank you!"
     

    Tom & Julie Bonomo

    Wed Mar 23 11:49:40 EDT 2011

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    "Woohoo! Here's to spring break in Hawaii with a triathlon throw in and some cancer kicking too!"
     

    Tom & Julie Bonomo

    Tue Mar 22 04:49:38 EDT 2011

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    "Esther and Uri: I am so proud of you both and amazed at your dedication! Best of luck raising money for this excellent cause! Alexandra"
     

    Tom & Julie Bonomo

    Mon Jan 03 10:53:50 EST 2011

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    "Thank you Lark - running hard for me but I am training right now run/walk mixed; I am just going to continue practicing and hope I am a non stop runner soon. I have to do this!"
     

    Sun May 08 02:18:09 EDT 2011

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    "TAULINE!!! I am sooooooo excited for you! Good for you for working for such a great cause & for having the physical & mental strength to run a marathon!!! "
     

    Fri May 06 11:48:28 EDT 2011

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    "Whoop for TNT :) Hope the training/fundraising is going well! Miss you pretty lady! GO TEAM :)"
     

    catherine obuhoff

    Thu Sep 08 02:39:03 EDT 2011

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    "Leah, You are my inspirration:) I am so proud of you. You go girl!!"
     

    Kira Swain

    Fri Jul 18 06:52:59 EDT 2008

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,950.00 | Goal: $3,500.00
 
84 %

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

My Thanks To

chris lawrence $500.00
David Walmsley $105.00
Anonymous $101.00
Sara Ferracone $100.00
Cassie Lethin $100.00
Nitsa Swain $100.00
Enviro Sports Productions... $50.00
David Swain $50.00
Maroula Castella $50.00
Tom & Julie Bonomo $50.00
Reguba James $50.00
Laurie Conner $50.00
kara wilson $50.00
laura powers $50.00
Mehmet Sevinc $44.00
Joan Colores $25.00
Christopher White $25.00
Sydney Lambertson $25.00
Richard Swain $25.00
Dayna Castella $25.00
Kendra Swain $25.00
catherine obuhoff $25.00
Nader Nanjiani $25.00
April Dill $25.00
Jennifer Simpson $25.00
Nader Nanjiani $25.00
alex schwartz $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Kira Swain $25.00
Mark Gervase  
Julie OBrien  
Christopher Thompson  
Charlotte Woods  
Vicki Araujo  
Ross Daniels