My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Nov 05, 2008 by Julie Wilner

Family Tradition

My grandfather started my nursing education around age one (see photo). We took a break until my first year at University of Michigan School of Nursing school and he quizzed me through biochemistry and pharmacology. I wasn't the first Wilner he helped through school: my grandmother is a Registered Nurse (well, maybe she helped him through school) and my father is also a physician.

My grandfather, Freeman Wilner, M.D. was one of the first hematologists/oncologists in Michigan; he dedicated his life to helping battle these blood related cancers. He had a long and successful career, but ironically became a victim of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.

I'll be doing the Lavaman Triathlon (swimming 1.5k [.93 mile], biking 40k [24.8 miles] and running 10k [6.2 miles]) on March 29 to raise funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives.

Our family genes must include some affinity for endurance events. My parents, both marathon runners, took me for my first run around age five. I still have a scar on my knee, but they made me keep going. My Uncle Paul is working on his 14th Team in Training event and is one of the top fund raisers in Michigan.

Approximately 75% of the funds raised directly support research and patient services. They support local medical research - work that could have extended my Grandfathers life. I'm sad that he didn't get to see me graduate, get married or start my career in health care. I'm raising funds to help patients like my Grandfather and their families. Research can help find cures and better treatments with less side effects.

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training. Remember, all donations are 100% tax deductible and it's really easy to use the online donation system. On top of that, Google matches 100% of your donation!

You can click on right side of this page 'Make a Donation' or you may prefer to send a check. Please make it out to:

'The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society' and mail it to:

Julie Wilner

801 Church St #1119

Mountain View, CA 94041

I'll post some of my pictures and training on my blog at


Supporter Comments

    "Good Luck Julie!!!"


    Mon Feb 09 09:23:18 EST 2009

    "Julie, you rock for doing this.! Apologies for the delay in donating.. Best of luck!!"

    Brianna Brekke

    Mon Mar 09 11:55:20 EDT 2009

    "Shawn, Thanks for thinking of Angela. Good Luck!!! Ed and Kathy Forney"

    Wed Aug 14 02:15:12 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Shawn!"

    Sat Aug 03 08:00:31 EDT 2013

    "Thanks for supporting me on my journey - I'm happy to support yours!"

    Fri Aug 02 03:24:07 EDT 2013

    "Good luck!"

    Thu Jul 11 07:41:32 EDT 2013

    "Texas Tech is just not the same without Angela!"

    Wed Jul 10 06:56:34 EDT 2013

    "I'm already SO proud of you!"

    Mon Jul 08 03:19:55 EDT 2013

    "Yes, let's make cancer history! Angela was such a beautiful and generous person and she is still missed to this day. I got tears in my eyes when I saw her picture. I couldn't be happier to donate so this does not happen to someone else's loved one or friend. I'm proud of you, Shawn!"

    Fri Jul 05 02:33:30 EDT 2013

    "Great cause- good luck! Have fun :)"

    Wed Jul 03 10:37:32 EDT 2013

    "Good Job! and Good luck!"

    Wed Jun 26 01:23:19 EDT 2013

    "Thanks for sharing your compelling story!"

    Wed Jun 26 11:20:17 EDT 2013

    "Thanks Shawn for your dedication to raise money for such a good cause. Also thanks for keeping Angela in your heart & memory! "

    Sat Aug 10 08:03:08 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $6,475.00 | Goal: $4,800.00
135 %

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My Thanks To

Google $3000.00
Marjorie Wilner $500.00
Bob Wilner $250.00
Jeff Wilner $250.00
Marjorie Baker $100.00
Laura Craig $100.00
peter goldman $100.00
Jennifer Wilner $100.00
William Manson $100.00
Bob Baker $100.00
Robert Wilner $100.00
Michael Baker $100.00
Terry Wilner $100.00
Chris Guarino $100.00
PAULA BERG $100.00
Richard Lewis $100.00
Lynn Kuttnauer $100.00
Paul wilner $100.00
Benjamin Lewis $100.00
Brianna Brekke $75.00
Deborah Chang $75.00
Linda & Tom Seidman $50.00
Anita Barci $50.00
William Walker $50.00
Megan Gustafson $50.00
Ronald Schmier $50.00
David Cohen $50.00
Bruce Eisenberg $50.00
mary ann uznis $50.00
Keith and Paige Curtis $50.00
Benjamin Rosenblatt $50.00
Jay Adler $50.00
Erin Moffitt $50.00
Ralph Wilkie $30.00
Ellen Trauten $25.00
Liza Fishman $25.00
Rachel Lewis $25.00
Nina Quintal $10.00
Rachel Karwick $10.00