Barbara's Fundraising Page

Barbara's Fundraising Page
Jan 16, 2009 by Barbara Goodman

5/19/09 update: The concert went quite well and was enjoyable for all. Thank you for supporting me through this process. I had over 20 friends help with the concert in a multitude of ways and I appreciate every minute they donated to the cause. We'll definitely do it again (next year, after we've all recovered) and build on what we have learned. Thank you to those who donated to be with us in spirit. Together with those who were with us in body, we've almost reached $2500, once all the checks are processed.


After the concert, I rode 82 miles on four hours of sleep, so the body is ready for Tahoe!


5/12/09 update: Donations are coming in for the concert on Saturday. Thank you all! Please feel free to make the donations online in advance, so you don't have to wait in line on Saturday night. You'll be on "will-call" for donating in advance.


Music of Hope LLS Benefit Concert is Saturday, May 16th at 7:30 pm

at the Lincoln Glen Church, 2700 Booksin Ave, San Jose, California


5/10/09 update: Susan is home from the hospital and recovering from her bone marrow transplant. Her Facebook posting sounds positive, though she and her husband have a long recovery road ahead of them. Please keep them in your prayers.


4/7/09 update: Found a venue! Benefit concert will be Saturday evening, May 16th, at the Lincoln Glen Church at 2700 Booksin in San Jose.

Mom is done with treatments. Her blood cell counts are where they should be and she's feeling stronger. Haven't seen Susan on Facebook for awhile, so keep her in your thoughts and prayers, as I'm assuming she's recovering from a stem cell transplant.


3/13/09 update : working on getting a venue for my benefit concert.

I have an additional honoree in my friend from grad school, Susan Asbjornson, who is fighting Leukemia. Since both my honorees are classical singers, I am planning to sing in a benefit concert this spring to aid my fund raising efforts. Check back as I line up the venue and finalize the date.

Mom finishes spinal chemo next week!



Riding to Save Lives





Welcome to my Team In Training home page.


Many of you know that my mother, Bonnie Rowland, has been fighting non-Hodgkins lymphoma since July of 2008. The tumor showed up as a painful sinus infection in May. It took two months and a third course of antibiotics to realized this was not a normal sinus infection. That's when the cancer diagnosis was made.


Bonnie began chemotherapy in August and finished by Thanksgiving. She had daily radiation treatments while we were in Michigan for Christmas, 22 sessions over 30 days. She is currently undergoing spinal chemotherapy, just to be sure the lymphoma didn't cross the blood-brain barrier, and will finish spinal chemo in March. Her doctors are confident they'll be able to give her a clean bill of health before summer.


Nonetheless, lymphoma patients look to celebrate remission for life, not being cured. There is no cure, just a state of remission where you watch and wait to see if the cancer will come back. That's a frightening thought as a daughter. You see, twenty-five years ago my mother beat breast cancer, a battle her own mother had lost twenty years earlier. I never expected to hear "the C word" in connection with my mother again. No child should have to face the possibility of losing their parent to cancer twice. But even as I fear for my mother's life, I think of the young children fighting blood cancers. No child should have to grow up in the hospital and no parent should have to say goodbye to a five-year-old.





Let's find a cure and non-invasive treatments to save the lives of these children.





My mom is an incredibly strong and positive woman. And she will live many more years because of drugs like Rituxan, that has been around for just over ten years. Rituxan was discovered, thanks to research funded by LLS and many other organizations that help give lymphoma patients a fighting chance, a chance for remission. That's why I support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.



Ten years ago, I rode my first 100 mile bicycle ride with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. On the ten year anniversary of that first century, Kevin and I are riding again. After all my mom's been through in the last year, training and fundraising is our way of supporting her.


Please support me, my mom, and all those children and adults fighting blood cancers in the San Francisco Bay Area by making a tax deductable donation.


Be sure to check my website frequently to see my progress in both training and fundraising.


Thanks for your support!


Blessings,

Barbara










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Supporter Comments

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    "I am celebrating the hope for permanent remission of my cousin, Bonnie, and a distant relative, Cathy Weber-Castanos."
     

    Janet Kahler

    Fri Apr 24 01:06:01 EDT 2009

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    "Best of luck and keep up the great work!"
     

    Thu Oct 27 01:16:45 EDT 2016

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    "Lillie- We are so proud of what you are doing to honor your dad's memory and eliminate cancer. Your dad was a mensch and is missed by all who knew him. The best of luck with all of your efforts. Love, your cousins, Dan and Monica Gurell"
     

    Sat Dec 03 12:18:25 EST 2016

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    "You go, Girl!"
     

    Wed Jan 18 01:02:19 EST 2017

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    "Lillie- it is so special of you to be doing this! We are honored and proud to be counted amongst your friends! Hatzlacha!"
     

    Thu Jan 19 04:18:23 EST 2017

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    "We're so proud of you, Lillie, and are sure your dad would be too!! ~Laura G. and the rest of the girls"
     

    Wed Jan 25 08:26:29 EST 2017

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    "Best of luck Lillie! We believe in you!"
     

    Sun Jan 29 02:58:57 EST 2017

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    "Good luck Lillie!!!! You're going to do great! -Hayley "
     

    Sun Jan 29 03:16:18 EST 2017

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    "Go, Lillie! Kick cancer's ass!"
     

    Sun Jan 29 03:47:02 EST 2017

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    "Good Luck Lillie, The Caplan Clan is cheering you on from Detroit!"
     

    Mon Jan 30 08:45:07 EST 2017

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    "Go Lillie!! Good luck! "
     

    Tue Jan 31 08:00:14 EST 2017

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    "Good luck Lillie! You'll do great!"
     

    Wed Feb 01 12:22:34 EST 2017

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    "Good luck Lillie ! You are an amazing person whom your dad was very proud of . Keep being your amazig self always doing for others and keeping your special fathers spirit alive ! "
     

    Thu Feb 09 10:15:39 EST 2017

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    "Love you Lillie...love you Charlie❤🌈"
     

    Sun Feb 19 02:52:30 EST 2017

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    "Way to go Lilli!!!!! "
     

    Mon Feb 20 01:45:21 EST 2017

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    "So loving Lillie! "
     

    Tue Feb 28 08:24:00 EST 2017

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    "You continue to amaze me!! "
     

    Wed Mar 01 04:02:39 EST 2017

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    "Lillie - "
     

    Thu Mar 09 04:43:30 EST 2017

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    "Go Lillie!!! You are super special!! Love, your Berkman fan crew"
     

    Mon Mar 13 05:22:51 EDT 2017

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    "So proud of you! Cheryl"
     

    Thu Mar 16 09:52:27 EDT 2017

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    "You are going to rock that half!!! Enjoy!! <3"
     

    Fri Mar 17 07:53:49 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck Ms. Lilly!!&#10084;"
     

    Sat Mar 18 01:28:19 EDT 2017

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    "Barbara, this is a great idea. I wish I could be at your concert."
     

    Madeline S. Johnston

    Fri May 15 06:43:10 EDT 2009

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    "Going to try to make it to your concert!"
     

    Jay Beams

    Fri May 15 09:15:52 EDT 2009

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    "You go, HH!! "
     

    Tue Feb 28 07:23:04 EST 2017

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    "I KNOW we will find a cure someday!!! Thank you Helen for all that you do to help win this fight!! Love, Melissa and Scott "
     

    Sat Mar 04 11:23:26 EST 2017

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    "Thank you for doing this Helen!"
     

    Fri Mar 10 05:35:45 EST 2017

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    "You are one of the most amazing women I have known. It's a privilege and honor to have been coached by you. Good luck and go team! "
     

    Sun Mar 19 02:21:21 EDT 2017

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    "Go Helen Go!!!"
     

    Sun Apr 16 03:35:51 EDT 2017

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    "Plus: all your drinks at BottleRock are on me!"
     

    Wed May 03 01:11:36 EDT 2017

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    "Go Helen!!!!!"
     

    Fri May 05 03:01:41 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck with a great cause! "
     

    Gloria Wong

    Sun Jan 01 07:15:24 EST 2017

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    "Proud of you, Amy! Andrew "
     

    Thu Mar 02 09:28:18 EST 2017

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    "Amy, Thank you for your service to this cause. You and the team at the Bon Secours St. Francis Cancer Center do such amazing work!! I'm proud of you. Craig McCoy"
     

    Sun Mar 05 06:03:43 EST 2017

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    "Good luck Amy and my best wishes for patients and loved ones living with and managing this disease."
     

    Tue Mar 28 09:06:16 EDT 2017

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    "Keep up the good fight!!"
     

    Tue Sep 19 07:38:38 EDT 2017

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    "GO TEAM!!!"
     

    Santa Clara Safeway

    Wed May 27 11:27:58 EDT 2009

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    "We never had the pleasure of knowing Joan but we know how special Kena is so I'm sure we would have loved her mom!! Good luck and thanks for raising awareness! "
     

    Won Ja Kim

    Sat Feb 18 02:38:07 EST 2017

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    "In memory of my forever friend Joan Irving - 40 years - many of them close and some from afar always with fond memories"
     

    Won Ja Kim

    Sat Feb 18 04:11:22 EST 2017

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    "Thinking of you Dear Friend and cherishing wonderful memories of our times together. Tightest of hugs and all our love! Suzanne & Gary"
     

    Won Ja Kim

    Sun Feb 19 06:00:25 EST 2017

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    "Dedicated to a loving, caring friend, Mother, and Great Grandmother who was always thinking of others and welcomed me into a very loving family years ago. She will always be remembered for her thoughtfulness and giving nature. We will miss you, Joan."
     

    Won Ja Kim

    Mon Feb 20 12:04:20 EST 2017

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    "Joan was like a second mother to me and my sisters!I loved her so much! I have so many great memories of her!"
     

    Won Ja Kim

    Tue Feb 21 12:55:46 EST 2017

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    "May the Lord's blessings and peace comfort Joan's family. May Joan rest peacefully with the Lord and continue to watch over her family."
     

    Won Ja Kim

    Tue Feb 21 09:02:42 EST 2017

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    "Joan, when Jeni and John got married, you took our daughter into your family with great love and respect. You were always there with support and encouragment through the last 25 years and you will be tremendously missed by us all. From one mother-in-law to another, things will not be the same without you, dear friend. "
     

    Won Ja Kim

    Thu Feb 23 12:54:52 EST 2017

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    "Kena - I'm so very sorry for your loss. My condolences to the entire family and all of Joan's friends. Jodie"
     

    Won Ja Kim

    Sat Feb 25 04:09:42 EST 2017

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    "Love and miss you Mom &#10084;&#10084;"
     

    Won Ja Kim

    Sat Mar 25 01:17:28 EDT 2017

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    "You are on my mind every day Mom. Trying to hold it all together, the way you always did.... Love and miss you so much, Danny"
     

    Won Ja Kim

    Sat Jun 24 04:28:59 EDT 2017

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    "I love you all&#10084; So proud to be in this family! Donating to support everyone and to honor of our beautiful grandmother, whose love & friendship I will treasure and miss for the rest of my life. Xoxo, Siera and Noemi"
     

    Won Ja Kim

    Fri Mar 24 09:11:10 EDT 2017

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    "&#10084; Love Tammy"
     

    Won Ja Kim

    Thu Feb 23 06:40:32 EST 2017

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    "God bless and good luck with this awesome cause!!!"
     

    Fri Mar 03 12:58:46 EST 2017

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    "Proud of your efforts Katelyn."
     

    Gloria Wong

    Wed Feb 15 11:47:37 EST 2017

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    "Good luck!"
     

    Gloria Wong

    Tue Feb 14 01:25:00 EST 2017

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    "Have a great time we miss you "
     

    Mon Mar 13 04:31:23 EDT 2017

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    "Helen, you are an inspiration. You have been Woman of the Year many times over for anyone who knows you. "
     

    Fri Mar 03 01:08:45 EST 2017

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    "Your love for others never ceases to amaze me"
     

    Mon Mar 20 11:42:55 EDT 2017

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    "Lillie, Good luck! We're thinking of you and know how proudly your father is looking down on you for participating in this event! Love, Sabrina, David, and Dina Montrose"
     

    Sat Mar 18 10:24:39 EDT 2017

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    "So proud of you my dear Lillie! What a courageous and thoughtful way to honor your dad's memory. Lots of love!"
     

    Fri Mar 17 10:06:48 EDT 2017

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    "&#128156;&#10084;&#65039;xoxo&#128156;&#10084;&#65039;"
     

    Fri Mar 17 05:14:35 EDT 2017

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    "Lillie, you are an inspiration to all of us! Love, Aviva and Daniel"
     

    Thu Mar 16 11:41:38 EDT 2017

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    "Go Lillie!!!!"
     

    Tue Mar 07 03:53:25 EST 2017

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    "Love you, Lillie! &#10084;&#128536;"
     

    Thu Mar 02 04:45:42 EST 2017

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    "So proud of you Lillie! "
     

    Sun Feb 19 05:28:20 EST 2017

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    "Hugs and Cheers for you!"
     

    Tue Feb 07 04:11:41 EST 2017

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    "Lillie, What a wonderful way to honor your dad. I miss Charlie too. Good luck in your races--very impressive. Donna and Jonathan"
     

    Thu Feb 02 06:47:08 EST 2017

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    "Good luck on this journey Lillie. The world needs more meshugasl like you :)"
     

    Sun Jan 29 04:23:27 EST 2017

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    "Lots of luck in this inspiring endeavor. Love team mishegas! (My dad's first language was Yiddish). Very happy you are doing this for yourself and in honor of your dad. <3 ~Rebecca"
     

    Wed Jan 25 10:37:22 EST 2017

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    "Go Lillie! You will be amazing <3"
     

    Thu Jan 19 09:17:59 EST 2017

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    "Go Lillie... You can do this! Best wishes on your half marathon, so proud of you! Lots of love, Amy "
     

    Wed Jan 18 08:59:19 EST 2017

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    "So proud of you!!!! Xoxo Shari "
     

    Wed Jan 18 08:50:39 EST 2017

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    "Best of luck Lillie. Great way to honor Uncle Charlie. "
     

    Fri Dec 09 06:18:47 EST 2016

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    "Best of luck Lillie! "
     

    Fri Dec 09 06:13:21 EST 2016

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    "Kitty, great love and support from your Ya Ya's.... Laya, Sierra, Holly, Jasmine & 99. One for all and all for one! XO"
     

    Won Ja Kim

    Fri Mar 24 01:40:17 EDT 2017

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,636.10 | Goal: $10,000.00
 
26 %

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My Thanks To

Amelia Han Riegert  
Shirley Luna  
Larry Albright  
Brian Moss  
Preeti Mishra  
Won Ja Kim  
Rosa Marquez  
Jennifer Olmsted  
Santa Clara Safeway  
Bonnie Rowland  
George Whang  
Music of Hope Benefit Con...  
Colleen Eilbert  
Gloria Wong  
Melvin Ray McCoy Woodruff  
Brendan Dixon  
Frank Sherlock  
Matt Keil  
Karen Shipe  
Katie Hansen  
Jay Beams  
Madeline S. Johnston  
Jason Jeffery  
Esther Lee  
Janet Kahler  
Bonnie Rowland  
Marisa J. Ross  
Carolee Wheeler  
Patricia Strock  
Wendy Retzer  
Wendy Goodman  
K&J Marxmiller  
David Meissner  
Jerilyn L Burtch