My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jul 23, 2008 by Vanae Tran

11.8.08 UPDATE: YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW THIS...



But your support means the world to me!



With the cool breeze to help me each step of the way, I ran 16 straight miles today! Yes, it is BY FAR the longest distance I've ever ran in my life! Honestly, I dont't think I've even walked 16 miles straight before this.



So thanks for your motivation and for sharing this journey with me thus far! I reached my fundraising goal and my marathon run is a little over a month away.



I've been touched by those who have lost a loved one to one of these blood cancers. So for you. I'll "run . . . with hope in my heart and wings on my heels" Sending you warm hugs and the purest vibes your way.



I will be updating more along the way.

Thanks dear!



Love,

Vanae



9.24.08 UPDATE: I COULDN'T BELIEVE...



that i had it in me to run 8 straight miles! it's the most i've ever ran in my life and it's just the beginning! the miles will increase each week for my marathon training.



let me tell yah, it feels amazing after a long run! from a sedentary person to now with endurance, strong will, and sweat...feels like a champ! of course, there's ankle pain, soreness in the legs, sacrificing the friday parties to wake up early at 6am on saturdays for the long run..but it's for you, for me, esp for all the people who affected by this blood cancer.



since i started training in the beg. of august, i know 2 people who passed away from Leukemia or Lymphoma. 1) My best friend's co-worker 2) The son of my mom's friend (who passed away yesterday after 6 months of being diagnosed). so i know that THIS is the right time, this is the RIGHT THING TO DO.



3 more months until i run my marathon in honolulu! i'll be sending you periodic updates of the sweat & hardwork of my progress and where your donation is going. and for those who haven't donated yet but would like to share this journey with me, please support me here

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Hey guys, it's Vanae.



You know me. I don't run. Heck, I don't even remember the last time I excercised! But I was really inspired by close friends who recently completed the Team in Training.



Now, I'm on a mission to fulfill one of my dreams by doing this marathon to raise funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma & myeloma from taking more lives.



19 weeks of hardcore training, sacrifice & hardwork for those 26 miles...all for families & patients affected by this tragic blood cancer. I want you to be with me as I do this!



I'll need your contribution to fulfill this dream while helping a great cause. You'll earn lots of karma points!



You'll see my progress on this epic journey! We will change lives.



Love,

Vanae

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Supporter Comments

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    "Go, Vanae! Go!"
     

    david liem

    Wed Jul 23 02:03:25 EDT 2008

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    "You are doing great, Vanae ! Live your dream and keep it up !!!"
     

    Hoc Hua

    Wed Jul 23 03:15:01 EDT 2008

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    "the feeling when you cross that finish line is worth the pain!"
     

    Jeff Okubo

    Wed Jul 23 03:02:45 EDT 2008

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    "From Zach and the Sold family. "
     

    Jeff Okubo

    Mon Sep 20 02:40:55 EDT 2010

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    "nice!"
     

    noah kagan

    Wed Jul 23 06:35:22 EDT 2008

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    "go vanae! rock your awareness!"
     

    quoc-thang do

    Thu Jul 24 12:57:58 EDT 2008

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    "Vanae! You go girl! You are an inspiration to all of us. I am honored to have you as a friend. luv ya, Samantha"
     

    Samantha Vu

    Fri Jul 25 12:49:22 EDT 2008

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    "Yay! Go Vanae!!!!"
     

    May Woo

    Tue Jul 29 04:06:55 EDT 2008

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    "You fired up?!"
     

    Zachary Zarate

    Thu Aug 07 01:44:59 EDT 2008

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    "Run hard, V!"
     

    Francis Larkin

    Wed Aug 13 02:17:44 EDT 2008

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    "Good luck and break a leg. Actually, don't do that. But you are supposed to say that for good luck. But somehow it doesn't seem to fit. Hmmm... maybe I shouldn't have said anything."
     

    Nikhyl Singhal

    Fri Aug 15 04:21:45 EDT 2008

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    "Good luck Laurie! We are proud of you."
     

    Nikhyl Singhal

    Mon Apr 11 09:36:33 EDT 2011

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    "Vanae, Good luck and thanks for being an inspiration to another girl who didn't used to run either ;) "
     

    Yvonne Rodriguez

    Fri Aug 15 04:52:20 EDT 2008

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    "Go V! Kick some Kenyan ass!! "
     

    Shailesh Bavadekar

    Fri Aug 15 06:14:37 EDT 2008

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    "Thanks Vanae for all your work for the garage sale!!"
     

    Garage Sale

    Sat Aug 23 06:12:39 EDT 2008

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    "Vanae, I'm so proud of you!!!!!"
     

    Alisa

    Thu Sep 25 12:37:15 EDT 2008

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    "Good luck!!"
     

    Weenie & Kevin

    Thu Sep 25 12:10:17 EDT 2008

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    "Good luck, Erica!"
     

    christopher loental

    Mon Jan 30 10:33:12 EST 2012

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    "Good luck, I know you're going to do great. You're amazing!"
     

    christopher loental

    Sat May 26 11:36:43 EDT 2012

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    "Run V, Run!"
     

    Melodie

    Thu Sep 25 10:55:24 EDT 2008

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    "run . . . with hope in your heart and wings on your heels."
     

    a guy from seattle

    Fri Sep 26 04:15:50 EDT 2008

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    "My aunt had leukemia last year when I was training for the Pig, so I always felt like I was running for her!"
     

    a guy from seattle

    Sun Mar 25 02:38:59 EDT 2012

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    "Becky, I am subbing for Melanie at Bethany School and have enjoyed getting to know Scott. That is awesome that you are doing Team In Training! Both of my sisters and one of my cousins have done Team In Training events in Indiana and Nevada! Good luck running the Flying Pig! I did not know that Ben had leukemia, but I am so glad to hear he's doing well! =)"
     

    a guy from seattle

    Wed Mar 28 10:20:44 EDT 2012

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    "Way to go -- have a great run!"
     

    a guy from seattle

    Sun Apr 29 11:29:19 EDT 2012

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    "What a fantastic cause! Have a great ride Lucy."
     

    Anne Wellner de Veer

    Tue Apr 10 12:47:39 EDT 2012

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    "Go Vanae!"
     

    Chris Boshuizen

    Mon Oct 20 02:06:29 EDT 2008

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    "Go Vanae!!"
     

    Neha Agarwal

    Mon Oct 20 03:04:13 EDT 2008

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    "We love you! Mae and Pae"
     

    Fri Oct 12 04:00:01 EDT 2012

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    "Vanae, I added a little more to the winning bid to help you reach your fundraising goal of $3,900. Yes - you're right, that does deserve an extra hug for being so thoughtful (and clever). [I'm no dummy]. --Bruce"
     

    Bruce

    Wed Oct 29 06:55:06 EDT 2008

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    "VANAE! Run.. run like a flying orangatang thats been drinking to much coffe a baby turtle has been swimming in and fell out and then exploded into tiny girrafes which than flew on the back of a purple team vanae hippo to a place called Jamba juice o.O ... yah scratch what i just said and good luck running. (you should watch that movie Cool Runnings for inspiration. LMAO :DD)"
     

    JEROM'E HOMIE

    Mon Nov 17 01:43:55 EST 2008

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    " In memory of my brother Frank, who's character and wit will be forever missed. Thanks for all the fun, happy memories. Miss you always, Judy"
     

    Purple Hype Team

    Tue Apr 09 08:07:16 EDT 2013

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    "Brian and Kara - Cancer Tamers"
     

    Purple Hype Team

    Wed Apr 10 04:02:15 EDT 2013

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    "This is in honor of my daughter, Christy, who is Brian's cousin, who has survived kidney cancer within a month of Brian's diagnosis, and my Dad, Walter, who is Brian's grandfather who passed from lung cancer. May we find a cure!!!!"
     

    Purple Hype Team

    Tue Apr 09 08:38:30 EDT 2013

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    "Kick some "C" ass KK! Love you big!"
     

    Purple Hype Team

    Tue Apr 09 05:56:26 EDT 2013

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    "Kara, you are my angel and inspiration. Rachel my dearest, how the hell are you going to run in 6-inch heels?!! Love, Mama Joan"
     

    Purple Hype Team

    Tue Apr 09 05:09:50 EDT 2013

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    "You girls ROCK! Success on your marathon and congratulations on having such a positive life attitude."
     

    Purple Hype Team

    Tue Apr 09 04:20:23 EDT 2013

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    "My husband's uncle passed away on May 5, 2012. This donation is in memory of him. He was a wonderful man gone too soon as a result of his leukemia returning (or actually never really going away). Thank you for running to help kick cancer's buns!"
     

    Purple Hype Team

    Tue Apr 09 04:01:00 EDT 2013

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    "Way to go Kara All our Love Uncle Eddie and Aunt Lisa!"
     

    Purple Hype Team

    Tue Apr 09 03:53:25 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck KK...pretend Officer Moschetto is chasing you!!!"
     

    Purple Hype Team

    Tue Apr 09 03:45:37 EDT 2013

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    "I will bring the dogs to encourage your run!"
     

    David Schleg

    Thu Sep 20 12:31:15 EDT 2012

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    "Good Luck Nicole! Go Girl!!!"
     

    David Schleg

    Tue Jun 12 12:39:33 EDT 2012

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    "Hi Fabi! So glad to help and make a donation for such a worthy cause! Take care, Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose"
     

    Guillaume Goichon

    Thu Feb 09 11:09:44 EST 2012

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    "Thanks for taking part in this great cause."
     

    Anne Wellner de Veer

    Fri Apr 27 12:26:09 EDT 2012

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    "Hey guys, I want you to finish within the first ten... Good luck!"
     

    Anne Wellner de Veer

    Fri Apr 13 10:48:52 EDT 2012

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    "Thank you for doing this for all of us!"
     

    Anne Wellner de Veer

    Mon Mar 19 09:07:15 EDT 2012

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    "Enjoy the Ride!!!"
     

    Anne Wellner de Veer

    Mon Mar 12 09:09:32 EDT 2012

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    "Good Luck on your ride Lucy."
     

    Anne Wellner de Veer

    Fri Mar 09 02:52:26 EST 2012

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    "IDA wishes you the best luck on your ride. We all know that you have one of the best coaches so we know you will finish strong."
     

    Anne Wellner de Veer

    Fri Feb 24 11:13:13 EST 2012

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    "Becky, Good luck in the Flying Pig!"
     

    a guy from seattle

    Wed May 02 08:57:29 EDT 2012

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    "Lymphoma has affected my family, so I really appreciate your efforts. Good luck!"
     

    a guy from seattle

    Tue Mar 20 12:08:59 EDT 2012

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    "Here's to you and reaching your goal!! You are doing great!"
     

    a guy from seattle

    Tue Mar 13 11:32:53 EDT 2012

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    "You're a superstar! Thanks for inspiring me -- love you!! You're gonna kick this marathon in the booty!"
     

    christopher loental

    Wed May 16 04:06:17 EDT 2012

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    "Way to go, Erica! Grandma Chash will be with you every step of the way!"
     

    christopher loental

    Tue Feb 07 10:22:07 EST 2012

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    "Rock ON, Girl!! Glad to contribute to this greast cause! Thank you for doing this! Drew"
     

    Yvonne Rodriguez

    Mon Mar 21 01:22:55 EDT 2011

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    "Very Happy to help this ver worthy cause. Thank you for being so committed to this, Danielle."
     

    Yvonne Rodriguez

    Mon Feb 14 02:39:53 EST 2011

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    "Graham, thank you for sharing the pictures. We weren't able to be there physically , but our hearts and thoughts were there. Anthony kept asking why we couldn't go. I told him that one day we'll see you and he'll be able to hug you. You are amazing. You are an example in all the ways as a human being. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Love. Anthony"
     

    Nikhyl Singhal

    Thu Jun 16 01:45:59 EDT 2011

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    "Graham: Wishing you the Best in your race. You continue to inspire all of us in your desire to be on "top". God Bless you."
     

    Nikhyl Singhal

    Mon May 30 08:21:09 EDT 2011

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    "Your story is amazing. It is such a worthy cause that you are working for. Wishing you the best health as you train for your event. I'm a friend of your brother's by the way! I'll be running with Team in Training in the San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon on June 5! This whole experience has been so rewarding for me because of people's stories like yours. Keep fighting, stay strong, and kick ass in your event! ;)"
     

    Nikhyl Singhal

    Sun Feb 20 11:50:52 EST 2011

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    "Best of luck, and stay strong! Enjoy it too! God bless you!"
     

    Nikhyl Singhal

    Thu Jan 27 12:56:45 EST 2011

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    "Go Laurie go! Thanks for championing this worthy cause. Have a good run! Love, anne marie, luka, and stefan"
     

    Nikhyl Singhal

    Wed Jun 01 04:16:01 EDT 2011

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    "Good luck Laurie! "
     

    Nikhyl Singhal

    Fri Apr 08 09:26:07 EDT 2011

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    "Go Christina!!"
     

    Brian Mandler

    Fri May 06 05:31:29 EDT 2011

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    "Good luck Uncle Jonathan!!"
     

    Francis Larkin

    Sun May 01 12:15:19 EDT 2011

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    "SOOO PROUD of you for doing this...keep up the hard work!!! xoxoxoxoxxoxo"
     

    noah kagan

    Wed Sep 15 02:27:03 EDT 2010

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    "I should read my emails more often"
     

    Jeff Okubo

    Sat Nov 06 07:53:23 EDT 2010

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    "Great work Ashley and to the entire Silverman family! I am so proud of you the funds you have all raised and wanted to take it upon myself for you to reach the $11,000 mark- you deserve it! Red- Whenever people meet you, we know you are special. Now, not only are you special but you are inspirational. You are doing great in playing the hand you have been dealt and I can only wish you continued success with your treatment and life in general. I am so happy our paths have crossed and look forward to continuing our relationship in the future. I'm here for you Red. Keep your head up! Much Love- Hacken"
     

    Jeff Okubo

    Fri Oct 15 10:55:02 EDT 2010

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    "$10K!!!!!!!!!"
     

    Jeff Okubo

    Tue Oct 12 07:50:43 EDT 2010

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    "Jared dude get better soon, We need you healthy for St. Anthony's CYO basketball season. Haha I miss those days all the time."
     

    Jeff Okubo

    Sun Oct 03 09:23:57 EDT 2010

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    "there isn't a doubt in my mind that you will over come this battle. we may not speak as much as we'd like to, but you are always in my prayers. God bless."
     

    Jeff Okubo

    Sat Oct 02 11:00:04 EDT 2010

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    "I am an old friend of Arthur Zimbalist from the Brox and Queens College and saw on his facebook page a message about jared. I just want to extend my best wishes to Jared and his family and show my support. best wishes, eric lichten"
     

    Jeff Okubo

    Thu Sep 16 10:02:50 EDT 2010

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    "whatever you guys need we will always be there for you with love the zimbalist family"
     

    Jeff Okubo

    Wed Sep 15 12:54:53 EDT 2010

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    "Hey Jared - Glad I could help out! I am thinking of you and your family. Love, Jenna and the whole Berger clan "
     

    Jeff Okubo

    Sun Sep 12 11:11:33 EDT 2010

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    "I wish the best of luck to you Jared in your battle against cancer. Even though I haven't seen or spoken to you in years i still consider you close to my heart and i love you dear. I will be in Ny soon...hopefully i will get to see you! LOVE YOU"
     

    Jeff Okubo

    Sun Sep 12 03:08:16 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,117.00 | Goal: $3,900.00
 
106 %

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My Thanks To

Bruce $762.00
SayNow $500.00
a guy from seattle $250.00
Chris Boshuizen $150.00
Samantha Vu $150.00
Garage Sale $108.00
arthur cortez $100.00
Guillaume Goichon $100.00
christopher loental $100.00
Burnette Nguyen $100.00
Alisa $100.00
Vuong Nguyen $100.00
Nikhyl Singhal $100.00
May Woo $100.00
Mark & Melanie Kidder $100.00
Kurt Davis $50.00
Derek $50.00
Melodie $50.00
Weenie & Kevin $50.00
Dilip Vyas $50.00
Dana Tran $50.00
Joshua Kienitz $50.00
Shailesh Bavadekar $50.00
Yvonne Rodriguez $50.00
Brian Mandler $50.00
Francis Larkin $50.00
Timothy Harrison $50.00
noah kagan $50.00
Hoc Hua $50.00
Alice Chow $40.00
Purple Hype Team $35.00
Ann Pineda $25.00
CliveB $25.00
David Schleg $25.00
Justin Ogata $25.00
Minh Ngo Tran $25.00
Anne Wellner de Veer $25.00
Vanae Tran $25.00
Hanh Ngo $25.00
Zachary Zarate $25.00
Jennifer Ibarra $25.00
John Lebardo $25.00
david liem $25.00
Haresh Mistry $20.00
Laura Brandner $20.00
JEROM'E HOMIE $11.00
quoc-thang do $10.00
Jeff Okubo $10.00
Greg Kent $1.00
Neha Agarwal  
Ujjwal Singh