My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Sep 30, 2010 by Loan Lynch

In Loving Memory of

Grandpa Duc Pham

August, 1926 - March, 2010

Racing to Save Lives

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

Please take a moment to view this YouTube video that I created. I made this video to share my story and promote my efforts to fund raise for LLS.

I'm training to participate in this October 17th's Nike Women's Marathon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. This will be my 4th marathon this year and yes, I will be 14 weeks pregnant while running it. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives.

A little over a year ago grandpa was diagnosed with Leukemia and was only given a few months to live. Grandpa was a fighter and was not going to let that prognosis determine his will to live. As the months pass by, he grew stronger and was even out an about on his ususal walks around Lake Elizabeth in Fremont, CA.

The week of March 14th, 2010 was a start of a joyous occasion because all of my friends and family were flying in from all over the US and Canada to attend my wedding.

On Thursday we received news that grandpa was admitted to the hospital due to an infection. Because I was getting married in 2 days, I had a million things to do and was going to visit him in the hospital after the rehersal dinner.

On Friday afternoon, Grandpa Duc Pham passed away. I never got the chance to say goodbye. There was a seat left for him with 3 calla lilies at our wedding ceremony and reception in his honor. My grandmother gave a touching speach and noted how they had a wonderful 65 years of marriage together. I could only be so lucky to have many happy years of marriage as they did.

My grandfather was a fighter and I too will fight through the pain of running 26.2 miles to honor his life.

During his courageous fight with Leukemia we also found out that my aunt was diagnosed with Leukemia as well. Because it was caught early on, she is now able to undergo treatment.

I am completing this event in honor of my grandfather, aunt, and 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 make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.

I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support! If you'd also like to see my running progress please visit my running log on the Daily Mile.

Warmest wishes, and my sincere appreciation,

Loan Pham Lynch


Supporter Comments

    "Good luck with running the Marathon and best of luck with the baby! Take care, Katerina"

    Katerina Maniak

    Fri Oct 01 04:39:59 EDT 2010

    "Run like the wind! In beautiful memory of your grandfather. xo"

    Sharon Stec

    Sat Oct 02 10:57:10 EDT 2010

    "Good Luck Loan!!"

    Grandma Eleanor

    Wed Sep 29 05:45:45 EDT 2010

    "Your Youtube was very touching. I'm sure your family is very proud of your efforts. Good luck with your pregnancy. I will be thinking about you on Oct. 17th . My best to Tam, Marlene Sparrow"

    Marlene Sparrow

    Wed Sep 15 10:23:08 EDT 2010

    "Go girl, GO! We'll be cheering for you!"

    Nikki Gresham

    Thu Jul 15 11:18:09 EDT 2010

    "Good luck!"

    Nota Kollias

    Sat May 29 12:07:40 EDT 2010

    "Carry on Loan!"

    Phung Family

    Sat May 22 12:14:30 EDT 2010

    "You go, girl! I'm proud of you."

    Melissa Niksic

    Fri May 21 06:34:54 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,500.00 | Goal: $2,500.00
100 %

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My Thanks To

Dan Lynch $563.74
Work Fund Raise $170.00
Sports Basement $163.26
Symantec $100.00
Linda Hale $100.00
Ilya Shafir $100.00
Tuyet Cao $100.00
Cisco $50.00
Johnson & Johnson $50.00
TNT Fund Raise $50.00
Sharon Stec $50.00
Kenneth Esson $50.00
Omair Hashmi $50.00
Brenda Svets $50.00
Gina Ferenzi $50.00
Ann Pham $50.00
Melinh Pham $50.00
Marty Phelan $50.00
Mom & Dad Pham $50.00
Phung Family $50.00
Nota Kollias $40.00
Uncle David and Uncle Chr... $33.00
Aunt Co Nga $30.00
Meghan Smith $25.00
Jennifer Ibarra $25.00
David and Chris McElroy $25.00
Jeffrey Sdoeung $25.00
Grandpa Paul & Grandma Ca... $25.00
Tanya Sillitti $25.00
Melissa Daza Mondero $25.00
Renee Ninni $25.00
Nana & Grandpa $25.00
Gina & Heather $25.00
Nikki Gresham $25.00
Cindy Uva $25.00
Linda McCormick $25.00
Jamie Walker $20.00
Marlene Sparrow $20.00
Steve Sauer $20.00
Katerina Maniak $10.00
Grandma Eleanor $10.00
Denise Erazmus $10.00
Jason Guo $10.00
Melissa Niksic