Genine's Fundraising Page

Genine's Fundraising Page
Jul 10, 2011

I did it! 26.2 miles at the Anchorage Marathon....

Me, taking a rest along the beautiful trail. Me, Judy and our Honrees

MOOOSE!!! Faith.


Eat Sorbet and Help Fight Blood Cancer

Buy a pint for $10 -- 100% of the proceeds will be donated to TNT/LLS.

Sorbetto di Giannina

3 Flavors: Raspberry-Lemon; Plum-Raspberry; Lemon

Call/email me to order and arrange delivery/pickup

Racing to Save Lives.....One Step at a Time

Hey there! The Marathon is this Saturday and I'm ready!!! Go TEAM!

Thanks to everyone for your support!

I'm getting really close to my new and improved goal of $6500....

I can continue to collect donations until July 18 - so there's still time...

We can do a lotta good stuff with those funds! Stay tuned for the post race update!

Love, Genine

I'm walking the Anchorage Mayor's Marathon in Alaska on June 18, 2011 in honor of all the individuals who are battling blood cancers. My goal is to raise more than $5000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training

and help advance LLS's mission. Here's how you can contribute:

Online - click on the DONATE NOW button to the right on this page.

Check - payable to LLS, mail to G. Scelfo, 415 Rigg Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

In person-- you can hand me cash/check (to LLS)

I hope you will visit my website often and check on my progress (blog below...)!

Thank you for your support!


Rita - Gary Love - Gale Jenkins - Carolyn Booher

Phoebe Gregory - Uncle Wim - Uncle Don - Richard Pitagora

Kenneth Crowe - Emilie Erickson - Lynne Woodside - Craig Mortensen

Marilynn Marzell - - Blanche Atkinson - Michael McKinley- Mike Barnett

Gary, Rick and Tim Hoops

Gabriel and Erik, Nancy Locks


Nancy Cooper - Eleanore B. Valek - Ruth Johnson - Glenn Gleason -

Michael Edward Anthony - Peg Copple

Florence, Steve, Cliff Locks

April 1, 2011 (April Fool's Day!)

Fundraising News......

Too weird...this top fundraiser (io, yo, moi)-- born in '55 and now 55...has raised, as of today $5555.52!!!!!! No Foolin!!!

and yes, someone did try to donate three cents to make it $5555.55 (nice try, Judy)

(but, you need to donate at least a dollar....)

But hey --- I got this far with a lotta help from my friends---just look at that sidebar! We've raised a lot of research and family service dollars.....

March 22, 2011 (Spring Equinox!)

Fundraising News....

The Fundraiser at Vino Tabi on Saturday evening was a wonderful success - despite the stormy weather! Many folks stopped by to visit with friends, sip some wine and bid on some great prizes. Thanks to Susan Coale and Katie Fox and everyone at Vino Tabi for pouring some great wine and donating 10% of wine sales during the event to LLS.

Thanks to Kevin McDowell for playing classical guitar, and filling the tasting room with beautiful music...

and thanks to Judy -my best pal, marathon buddy and co-host..

I would also like to thank all the merchants and individuals who generously donated the raffle/auction prizes and refreshments......






SAFEWAY (Mission St.) - TRADER JOE'S (Downtown)

Nancy & Kevin Corbett - Linda Preston - Amy Haberman -

Judy Nedoff - Hedy Johnson


Training News Last Saturday's training has now been dubbed "the Arctic Training"....I walked/ran 12 miles (RT Natural Bridges - Yacht Harbor) in the pouring rain, howling wind, and HAIL!...will Alaska be like this in June?

March 14, 2011 (Pi Day!)

Fundraising News As of today, we've raised over $5000 !! Wooohoooo! Now the fun really begins - why stop at $5k....I'm having a FUN fundraiser this Saturday...I hope you can all join me and come enjoy the company of good friends, listen to lovely music, taste some fine wine.....and raise money for LLS. We are also going to have an Auction/Raffle featuring prizes from some of my favorite local businesses including the DownWorks, Chaikhana Tea Culture, Yoga Center Santa Cruz, Vino Tabi, and more....

Fundraiser to Benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Vino Tabi Winery

Swift Street Courtyard, 334 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz,

Saturday, March 19th, 4-8 PM

Kevin Mcdowell, "Dancing on Strings" classical guitar!

Come enjoy the music and a glass of our new release wines

10% of Wine Sales during event will be donated to LLS

Auction/Raffle will be held, all proceeds go to LLS

Hosts: Genine Scelfo, Susan Coale, Katie Fox

Training News This past Saturday I trained with my pal Judy and the San Francisco walk Team. We walked 9 miles in Golden Gate Park. Judy and I walk/ran - walking 5 minutes then running for 1 minute - for the entire 9 miles....we averaged a 14 minute mile...That was just enough running -- increased my cardio/ but didn't kill my joints -- the middle way is working for me...

March 10, 2011

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does” - Margaret Meade

Yes, indeed! 95% to the $5000 goal (more checks coming in) --- proudly done without corporate sponsorship --- just an ever widening circle of friends and family. It is awesome to witness this incredible ripple effect of generosity... it has brought tears of joy to myself and others...

I'm going to have a Fundraising Event next Saturday, March 19 at Vino Tabi in the Swift Street Courtyard. There will be wonderful wine, music, and a raffle/silent auction. Stay tuned for more news on this. If you would like to donate something towards the raffle, or would like to bring a tray of snacks...please contact me soon! This will be a fun event. Many thanks to Susan Coale for helping to make this happen!

March 6, 2011

WOW!! We've raised 70% (counting recent checks) ....this is great --- Trying to raise $5000 in a 4 weeks is a steep goal.....No worries - I'll be collecting donations until my event, so I bet we exceed that goal! I am truly awed and inspired by the amazing response ...... so many folks taking the time to send a donation and words of encouragement and gratitude.

Training News: I walked 10 miles yesterday-- Natural Bridges to Seabright -- in 2 hours 52 minutes. That's with two pee stops. I need to get a better handle on my hydration/electrolyte/sweat/pee...I walked with my mentor, a seasoned marathon walker...and she didn't need to stop at all!!!!! Afterwards, I took an ice bath afterwards and all is well...ok, my feet did feel a little weary....

March 3,2011

Fundraising as a zen is about kindness, generosity, and hope.

It's not about me --- it's about people coming together to help make a difference.

February 26, 2011

Training is going well...I'm enjoying walking in all sorts of weather, times and places: rain or shine (really!), early morning or after dark, high school track or west cliff drive......I figure if I can walk 8 miles in the cold rain, surely I can walk 26 miles in Alaska....!

My list of honorees is growing... I practice lovingkindness meditation and while I walk or sit in meditation, I hold their names and stories.

One of my honorees is Emile Erickson. Here is a photo of Emilie and an email from her mom. This is why I am training/fundraising....


Hi Genine,

Thank you for all your hard work for LLS. They are an amazing organization. We connected with LLS when Emilie was first diagnosed in June 2010. Emilie completed treatment at LPCH in October and then we were fortunate enough to go to St. Jude in Memphis for a natural killer cell treatment. We were in TN for a month and returned home just in time for Christmas. We went back for a quick doc visit 2 weeks ago. All her lumbar punctures and bone marrow tests have thankfully come back negative. Emilie is now in remission and on "surveillance" and sees her oncologist only once a month. We are really loving getting back to "normal". At the end of June after her first chemo treatment, her legs slowly stopped working. She is now in a wheelchair and having physical therapy many times a week. She is slowly recovering which is such a miracle. She is in 5th grade and goes to school part time, but really loves getting back in touch with her friends. Below is a link to our family blog which is 4 years old, but has been such a source of therapy for me during Emilie's journey. Feel free to use any photo of Emilie from the blog.

We have a few friends and family members that are running/walking in honor of Emilie. We are so blessed to be loved and supported by our TNT/LLS friends. Thank you again for walking with thoughts of Emilie. I am touched by your efforts to help find a cure for leukemia and lymphoma. Please send me a link to your fundraising page as I would like to post it on our blog as well as on Facebook if it is okay with you.


Patti Erickson

The Erickson All-Stars Blog

February 14, 2011 Happy Valentine's Day! (20% there..!)

My first full week of fundraising, and I've been reminded more than once -- -of the real goal for all this money-raising-- to help the moms, daughters. nephews, friends, students - the loved ones who are battling or have battled with cancer -- and to bring hope of a cure by funding research. I'll carry the names of these loved ones and walk in their honor.

February 9, 2011

A special thanks to my first nine donors...your generosity helped get my fundraising campaign off to a good start! Yay! (11% toward the goal!)

It's my first week of training and I've been walking a little bit more each day. I'm up to 3 miles, which doesn't seem like a big deal, but I'm learning to walk differently -- like a fitness walker!

February 6, 2011

I'm training for the Anchorage Mayors' Midnight Sun Marathon in Alaska on June 18, 2011. I'm training as a fitness walker- a great complement to my cycling/swimming/yoga - and hope to walk at least half and maybe the full marathon. I am a member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training share the most important goal - to raise 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!

Please join me in my fundraising 'kick-off'.....I will match all donations made before my first first track workout on Thursday, February 10, 2011.

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training

and help advance LLS's mission.

My goal is to raise $5000 for LLS.

The fundraising deadline is March 7, 2011...

but donations are always accepted at any time!

I hope you will visit my web site often.

Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress.

Here's the bottom line: your donation isn't for my sake, LLS is making a huge difference in lives of real people battling cancer - your contribution goes toward family services and towards cancer research...

Every little bit helps --

Thank you for your support! ......



Supporter Comments

    "Per il sorbetto!"

    Julie Dryden-Brown

    Wed Jul 13 11:50:54 EDT 2011

    "Thanks to the Screamers, Linda, Cathy, Giulia!"

    Sorbetto di Giannina

    Wed Jul 13 11:26:33 EDT 2011

    "2 please - I will email you to see what flavors you have left. I really want lemon and 1 other!"

    Coach Melani Amaris

    Mon Jul 11 05:34:04 EDT 2011

    "Hi Genine, So much fun to find you in the airport in Seattle! You'll be run/walking for John's Mom who died of cancer, and my two friends who are battling it now, Beth Gant and Merridy Hoover. Three cheers, go team, and take pictures of your trip. Jenny"

    Jennifer Anderson

    Fri Jun 17 12:48:20 EDT 2011

    "Go Genine! It's been great fun hearing about your progress over these 4 months and living the Alaska trip vicariously! I'll be thinking of you mightily on race day. Don't forget your sun block! Love, Sandy"

    Sandra Cohen

    Sun Jun 12 01:29:44 EDT 2011

    "Genine, Thank you for doing this - I've known and lost too many loved ones to both Leukemia and Lymphoma. Good luck and all the best, Kari"

    Kari Olsen

    Mon Feb 28 04:49:38 EST 2011

    "Touche! Thanks Barry and Judy!"

    Genine Scelfo

    Sun Feb 06 11:17:11 EST 2011

    "Go Genine! My buddy in adventure!"

    Judith Nedoff

    Sun Feb 06 11:01:00 EST 2011

    "Had to make it $6500! You rock!! "

    Your fan

    Sat Jul 16 09:18:15 EDT 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $6,500.00 | Goal: $5,000.00
130 %

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My Thanks To

Elena Kougias Nicoletti &... $1000.00
Genine Scelfo $300.00
Genine Scelfo $280.00
Scott & Michelle Brandt $250.00
Genine Scelfo $125.00
Sorbetto di Giannina $100.00
Josephine Dasilva $100.00
Elizabeth Goode Rubinstei... $100.00
Genine Scelfo $100.00
George Atkinson $100.00
Patty Quillin $100.00
Robin Jessogne $100.00
Christopher Murray Hibdon $100.00
Gus Kougias $100.00
Marcella Laddon $100.00
Christina MacColl $100.00
Dana Pierce $100.00
Gale Jenkins $100.00
Cindy geise $100.00
Christine Bloome $100.00
Susan Rose $100.00
Brad Smith $100.00
Leslie A Dustin $100.00
Barry Hutchins $100.00
Linda Preston $75.00
Your fan $63.37
Dottie Jakobsen $62.50
Sue Stoebner $55.00
Sandcastle Day Care Home $55.00
Gail Pierce $55.00
Elaine Richards $55.00
Jay Jackson $50.00
Dianna Harbin $50.00
Patricia Brady $50.00
Mary Silver $50.00
Dr Scott Daly $50.00
Linda Armstrong $50.00
Alan Richards $50.00
Carolyn Atkinson $50.00
Cecily Cahill $50.00
Alice Talbot Wirles $50.00
Gordon Smith $50.00
Carolyn Jackson $50.00
james page $50.00
Susan Coale $50.00
Alan Schlenger $50.00
Susan Lysik $50.00
Nancy Valek-Corbett Valek... $50.00
Lisa Croner $50.00
Lisa Miller-Anderson $40.00
N Gravem $40.00
Sandra Cohen $36.00
Sandra Cohen $36.00
Ron Pomerantz $36.00
Henry Salameh $35.00
Kathleen Cranford $30.00
Francine Parling $26.02
Julie Dryden-Brown $25.00
Jennifer Anderson $25.00
Nancy Valek-Corbett $25.00
Julia Davenport $25.00
Julie Graef $25.00
Judy Stenovich $25.00
Charles Keutmann $25.00
David Foster $25.00
D. R. Johnson Gruhn $25.00
Katherine Aspesi $25.00
John Downey $25.00
patti erickson $25.00
Donna Haraway & Rusten Ho... $25.00
Julie Brown $25.00
David Winters Tucker $25.00
Caroline Stevens $25.00
Margaret Jaffe $25.00
Jill Esteras $25.00
Jim Velzy $25.00
Steve Ornellas $25.00
Kari Olsen $25.00
Amy Locks $25.00
Cathy Crowe $25.00
Jonathan Westphal $25.00
abbey asher $25.00
Paula Fuller $25.00
Tacy Abbott $25.00
Rachel Ramirez $25.00
Judith Nedoff $25.00
Coach Melani Amaris $20.00
Lydia Corser $20.00
Thomas Canale $20.00
Juliann Flannery $20.00
Amy Locks Klein $20.00
S Lysik $20.00
Michael Marenghi $20.00
Priya Ganguli $20.00
Julie Kimball $20.00
Brenna Candelaria $15.11
Lynne Sheehan $15.00
Dr Janet Zeff $15.00
Heidi McGough $15.00
Lisbeth Boger $10.00
Sherri Buncich $10.00
Gisela Richards $10.00
Michelle Asire