Susan Tenney's "What? She's Doing a Marathon?!" Fundraising Page

Susan Tenney's "What? She's Doing a Marathon?!" Fundraising Page
May 15, 2009 by Susan Tenney

On October 18, 2009 I will walk 26.2 miles in the Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco. I have never done anything like this before.


I know why I'm doing it: to push myself; to step outside my box; to challenge my heart, my lungs, my feet, my will; to keep all the bread I bake and eat from getting the better of my health; to raise money for a great cause.


But frankly, I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to do it. I am not what you would call an endurance walker -- yet. This is where Team in Training comes in. They have assured me that if I do my part, they will train me to go the distance. They will teach me, coach me, support me -- so I will be able to walk the 26 miles.


But I do have to do my part: I have to show up at twice-weekly training sessions and walk increasingly long distances with my coaches and other team members. On most other days, I have to walk and do core strength or weight training on my own.


And I have to raise at least $2500. Team in Training benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by training people like me who are not athletes to participate in endurance events in return for us raising fairly large chunks of change. The money we raise goes to LLS to: fund research towards finding a cure for blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.


If you know someone who has been affected by a blood cancer and would like me to walk in his or her honor or memory, please let me know.


Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!


XO

Susan

susan@wildyeastblog.com

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Supporter Comments

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    "Good luck, Susan!"
     

    Flour Girl

    Mon Jun 08 10:08:15 EDT 2009

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    "Let's do this!"
     

    Tue Oct 03 02:42:38 EDT 2017

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    "My cousin Peggy Amundson is fighting leukemia."
     

    Tue Oct 03 05:51:16 EDT 2017

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    "Run, Cody, Run!"
     

    Tue Oct 03 08:33:25 EDT 2017

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    "Great cause, Cody! Glad you are walking again this year."
     

    Wed Oct 04 11:57:45 EDT 2017

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    "Supporting survivor Susan Digrospino Dadds in Madison, WI!"
     

    Fri Oct 06 12:12:50 EDT 2017

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    "Thanks, Cody. I lost a 3-year-old nephew to leukemia. I really appreciate your efforts!"
     

    Fri Oct 06 01:31:01 EDT 2017

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    "You rock, Cody! Good luck!"
     

    Sat Oct 07 12:32:30 EDT 2017

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    "Henderson Team contributions."
     

    Katie Arkle

    Thu Aug 03 06:50:40 EDT 2017

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    "MY YOUNGER BROTHER HAD A RARE FORM OF LEUKEMIA A FEW YEARS AGO. WE ARE VERY LUCKY THAT HE SURVIVED. THANK YOU, SUSAN, FOR HELPING RAISE THE SURVIVAL RATE."
     

    MC

    Mon Jun 08 03:02:30 EDT 2009

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    "Wishing you the best! Good luck:) "
     

    Wed May 17 11:02:17 EDT 2017

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    "Your dedication and commitment to the cause is incredible. You amaze me in so many ways :)"
     

    Tue May 23 09:19:09 EDT 2017

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    "I'll have a beer chilled and ready for you when you get back:)"
     

    Fri Jun 09 02:28:10 EDT 2017

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    "Great cause!! "
     

    Sat Jun 10 12:30:10 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck!"
     

    Mon Jun 19 12:37:51 EDT 2017

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    "Very proud of you !!! Good luck !!"
     

    Thu Jun 22 09:21:53 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck! I know you'll do awesome. Just keep swimming!:)"
     

    Mon Jun 26 11:45:53 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck, Lu. Love you! - Lipe "
     

    Mon Jun 26 12:15:41 EDT 2017

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    "You better win."
     

    Fri Aug 04 11:21:25 EDT 2017

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    "Have a great run, Luisa!! "
     

    Fri Aug 04 11:22:26 EDT 2017

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    "Not a bad location for a half marathon"
     

    Fri Aug 04 12:19:04 EDT 2017

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    "You got this Lu!"
     

    Sun Aug 13 10:39:24 EDT 2017

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    "The world needs so many more like your Luisa!"
     

    Fri Aug 18 02:48:26 EDT 2017

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    "Go Luisa!"
     

    Sat Aug 19 12:45:43 EDT 2017

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    "Love you. "
     

    Sat Aug 19 05:01:32 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck, Luisa! Run strong!"
     

    Mon Aug 21 04:20:11 EDT 2017

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    "Happy birthday and good luck Luisa!"
     

    Thu Aug 24 01:45:02 EDT 2017

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    "Good Luck in the marathon Luisa! It's for a great cause!"
     

    Sat Aug 26 11:20:57 EDT 2017

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    "I know you'll have a great run Lu!"
     

    Sun Aug 27 12:58:55 EDT 2017

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    "Thanks for your ongoing support for this well needed research!!"
     

    Sun Sep 03 08:45:26 EDT 2017

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    "Go Luisa!!"
     

    Mon Sep 04 06:03:21 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck Luisa! What a great cause Love Diane and Chris"
     

    Thu Sep 14 08:03:34 EDT 2017

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    "Run, Luisa, RUN!"
     

    Fri Sep 15 11:44:40 EDT 2017

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    "Way to go babe! You made it!"
     

    Fri Sep 15 04:40:53 EDT 2017

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    "You go, Glen Coco."
     

    Thu Aug 24 03:02:27 EDT 2017

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    "Crusaders for Constance"
     

    Linda Matthews

    Fri Aug 25 10:29:23 EDT 2017

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    "So proud of you Connie! You have been and still are fighting for a cure!!"
     

    Linda Matthews

    Wed Aug 02 05:20:47 EDT 2017

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    "Love you Connie Peters!!! 😘"
     

    Linda Matthews

    Wed Aug 02 07:50:19 EDT 2017

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    "Praying for a cure! Keep fighting Connie!"
     

    Linda Matthews

    Sat Aug 05 08:58:17 EDT 2017

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    "So proud of you Connie!!!"
     

    Linda Matthews

    Tue Sep 26 08:17:10 EDT 2017

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    "You're the best. Way to go Connie!!"
     

    Linda Matthews

    Tue Sep 26 09:44:04 EDT 2017

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    "I was with my best friend, Connie/Constance, a couple of weeks when she was in the hospital battling this horrible disease. I saw first hand the suffering she went through and her determination to fight for her life. What I also witnessed was the amazing doctors and nurses that helped her heal. I believe with all my heart that God performed a miracle that cured her, but He also gave her the best of care in that hospital. I'm so very thankful she beat Leukemia, and look forward to the day we completely conquer this disease."
     

    Linda Matthews

    Wed Sep 27 10:50:14 EDT 2017

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    "Best of luck Susan - who knows, maybe I will see you there! "
     

    Linda Matthews

    Mon Jun 08 03:53:14 EDT 2009

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    "Nov. 1st"
     

    Tue Nov 14 11:55:31 EST 2017

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    "LLS CBH Sale"
     

    Fri Oct 20 04:04:33 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck, Susan! I admire your goal and determination to achieve it."
     

    Jacqueline

    Mon Jun 08 03:58:02 EDT 2009

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    "Great job Chris! Thanks for doing what you do."
     

    Sun Jun 11 02:02:15 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck in Malibu!"
     

    Sun Jun 11 02:51:21 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck with your training Chris."
     

    Mon Jun 12 03:03:18 EDT 2017

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    "Go Chris Go!"
     

    Fri Jun 16 12:29:59 EDT 2017

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    "Go Team and thanks for the bikes!"
     

    Sun Sep 17 12:30:07 EDT 2017

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    "Keep up the great work, Chris"
     

    Mon Oct 02 03:34:29 EDT 2017

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    "You are a good person, Susan - surely a better one than I - I send wishes of success beyond your goal. jm"
     

    drfugawe

    Tue Jun 09 09:55:44 EDT 2009

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    "Good Luck and Thank You for raising money for such a good cause! "
     

    Thu Nov 02 11:56:12 EDT 2017

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    "Thank you to all the women who came out to support Abra's Light the Night fundraiser with Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski! I am honored to be part of this amazing fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! Best of luck! Carrie"
     

    Fri Nov 03 08:08:00 EDT 2017

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    "Scarf sales!"
     

    Sat Nov 04 04:58:07 EDT 2017

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    " Good luck with everything Susan!"
     

    Dewi Davar

    Tue Jun 09 12:14:04 EDT 2009

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    "A great thing to do for a great cause. You go, sister!"
     

    TheKitchenWitch

    Tue Jun 09 01:04:16 EDT 2009

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    "Good luck"
     

    TheKitchenWitch

    Mon Jul 31 08:43:37 EDT 2017

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    "Good Luck from your Freunds at Comfort Air Engineering, Inc./Primo Plumbing, Inc./Freund Enterprises, Inc. Go Team IBTx!!"
     

    TheKitchenWitch

    Tue Oct 03 10:57:01 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck and best wishes! -Southwest Airlines Federal Credit Union"
     

    TheKitchenWitch

    Wed Aug 16 02:57:37 EDT 2017

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    ""The greatest good is what we do for one another" Mother Teresa"
     

    TheKitchenWitch

    Mon Aug 21 02:40:45 EDT 2017

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    "In memory of my sister, and to give my brother courage. "
     

    Anet

    Tue Jun 09 02:48:50 EDT 2009

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    "Keep up the great work Jeo! Love what you are doing!! You are awesome! Big hugs to you amigo! 😘"
     

    Jeff Grill

    Sat Jun 10 01:08:48 EDT 2017

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    "You got this! "
     

    Jeff Grill

    Tue Jul 11 03:30:36 EDT 2017

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    "❤️"
     

    Jeff Grill

    Tue Jul 11 05:31:58 EDT 2017

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    "Jeo sorry this is all i can give!"
     

    Jeff Grill

    Tue Jul 11 09:06:50 EDT 2017

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    "Thank you for helping cancer victims!!"
     

    Jeff Grill

    Tue Jul 11 10:39:40 EDT 2017

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    "Thank you for your continued effort to always make a difference..."
     

    Jeff Grill

    Wed Jul 12 12:58:58 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck!!"
     

    Jeff Grill

    Wed Jul 12 05:48:18 EDT 2017

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    "Keep up the great work Jeo! We love and support you! - PF Turlock"
     

    Jeff Grill

    Thu Jul 13 01:18:00 EDT 2017

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    "Imake a pledge in honoring and the name of Farrah."
     

    Tue Aug 29 08:55:16 EDT 2017

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    "Best wishes for a successful fundraising event. Hoping all is well. -dg"
     

    Thu Oct 12 02:48:48 EDT 2017

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    "Thinking about you and hoping that you have a successful walk. You and Farrah are on my mind all the time and always with a smile on my face."
     

    Fri Oct 13 05:38:46 EDT 2017

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    "Thinking of you, Fern!"
     

    Sat Oct 28 08:01:19 EDT 2017

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    "Go Chris! From Ingrid And George"
     

    Jeremy

    Tue Oct 10 07:54:24 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck Chris!"
     

    Jeremy

    Tue Sep 12 07:06:06 EDT 2017

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    "Go Susan!"
     

    Jeremy

    Tue Jun 09 05:36:28 EDT 2009

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    "Yay Susan!!"
     

    Erika Lefren aand Roger Brown

    Thu Jun 11 05:43:26 EDT 2009

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    "Rock-on King Lyon!"
     

    Thu Aug 03 10:33:21 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck Jeff. Keep up your great support LLS!"
     

    Wed Aug 09 09:58:21 EDT 2017

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    "Swim, bike, run. Repeat. "
     

    Fri Aug 18 12:48:53 EDT 2017

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    "Rage On; you are a hero!"
     

    Fri Aug 18 04:40:45 EDT 2017

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    "Keep on fighting for the cause, Jeff. 😊"
     

    Fri Aug 25 11:03:21 EDT 2017

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    "Don't give up! Keep praying for God's Kingdom. �Jehovah will sustain him on his sickbed.��PS. 41:3 "With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: �Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.� - Rev 21:3,4"
     

    Sun Sep 03 12:37:51 EDT 2017

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    "Keep on rocking the training and good luck on the race! Look forward to hearing how you do."
     

    Tue Nov 07 10:45:02 EST 2017

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    "Go Purple Man!!"
     

    Mon Oct 09 04:35:06 EDT 2017

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    "Best of luck Debbie. Elliott"
     

    Sun Jul 30 04:00:45 EDT 2017

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    "Good Luck!"
     

    Wed Aug 02 06:31:31 EDT 2017

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    "Love to the Same Family!"
     

    Thu Oct 05 12:53:55 EDT 2017

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    "Great cause."
     

    Wed Sep 27 02:35:04 EDT 2017

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    "Love to Thom and the entire family!"
     

    Wed Sep 27 04:08:44 EDT 2017

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    "We love you, Thomas! "
     

    Tue Oct 17 09:32:16 EDT 2017

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    "Go Thom!"
     

    Fri Oct 06 12:12:09 EDT 2017

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    "Great fight!"
     

    Fri Oct 06 10:07:30 EDT 2017

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    "Love your family! "
     

    Sat Oct 07 03:21:32 EDT 2017

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    "For my sister. The strongest person I know. Love you."
     

    Thu Oct 19 09:00:29 EDT 2017

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    "Thanks to you and Lee for working on this most worthwhile cause!"
     

    Thu Sep 28 09:42:56 EDT 2017

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    "forget the fact that this is great charitable mission... I am donating cause your blog rocks!"
     

    Julie DiRico

    Thu Jun 18 08:19:46 EDT 2009

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    "So glad you are doing this with me!"
     

    Leslie Tenney

    Sun Jun 21 01:04:29 EDT 2009

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    "Good luck!"
     

    Stephanie

    Sun Jun 21 07:24:12 EDT 2009

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    "Leah... In honor of your irreplaceable friend Larry ... ❤️"
     

    Thu Oct 05 10:18:24 EDT 2017

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    "Very special Leah! Good Luck! Love you! "
     

    Mon Oct 09 12:49:07 EDT 2017

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    "Prayers are with you! Lisa, Pat McGann and family"
     

    Mon Oct 09 10:07:08 EDT 2017

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    "Susan! Best of luck in the rest of your training! I hope you're having a great summer! Looks like you are very close to making your goal. :) love always, Jonna"
     

    Jonna

    Fri Jul 24 01:08:32 EDT 2009

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,530.00 | Goal: $2,500.00
 
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