My Fundraising Page

1 Month to Go
Sep 21, 2013 by Erika Weidman

There is 1 month until the Nike Women's San Francisco Marathon! I have ran more miles these past few months than I think I have ran in all my years combined! I'm so excited for the event and amazed by the people I have met and the people we run for.

Here is a picture post 20- mile work out! Only 1 more long run to go before the event! 22 miles? I've got this!

I would also like to dedicate my Marathon to a school mate of mine, CJ Becker. We played soccer together in High School and she was our team's goalie when I was a Captain. She joined the Marines after High School and was well on her way to a successful career. Over the years, we lost touch, but I remember her her vibrant spirit. She battled Leukemia and passed March 24, 2010. I know on race day, I will not give in or give up because fighters like CJ wouldn't.

Thank you for all your support.

Erika's Fundraising Page
Sep 21, 2013

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

I have a mission-to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’m participating in a sports endurance event as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. Like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. I’m improving the quality of my life by participating and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.

Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. Since 1949, LLS has been dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Our Honorees, Why We Run

As a member of Team in Training I have really been inspired by our Team Honorees. These are people that have battled a form of blood cancer and are in remission or are still fighting.

As I'm running my brain and body often want to stop and take the easier way back, but I think about the battles our honorees have faced and I know my bodily pain is only temporary and will be over soon. I tell myself to keep going for them.

Personally, I have known many people that have battled a form of cancer or have had friends with family members fighting. Unfortunately, not every battle is won, but with research and the help of organizations like the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society there is more hope for cure.

I strive to keep that hope alive with my donation campaign. Thank you so much!

UPDATE: I will be running as part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training on October 20, 2013 in the San Fransico Women's FULL Marathon. This will be my first endurance running event! Please help me reach my fundraising goal of $2,500. October may seem far away, but I would love to surpass my fundrasing minimum. Please help!

Teams are made up of individuals. Without them, there is no team.

Give Me Five!

1. Give Me 5 minutes of your time to check out this page! (Thanks!)

2. Give Me $5 - just donate online: five dollars for a great cause - and hey if you want to donate a multiple of five, fantastic!

3. Give Me 5 friends - Copy and paste this into a new email and send this to five friends and help spread the word.

4. Every 5 minutes someone new is diagnosed with a blood cancer - money for research is desperately needed. (Actually about every 4 minutes!)

5. $5 is the cost of sending a newly diagnosed patient information about his or her disease.

Thank YOU five hundred times over for your past, present, and future support! I greatly appreciate all your support and encouragement.


Supporter Comments

    "Glad to see you are doing so well! Good luck in your race!"

    Katie Jones

    Tue Jul 09 07:07:53 EDT 2013

    "Glad to help out for such a worthy cause. You're such a good person!"

    Christopher Roman

    Wed Jul 10 05:34:44 EDT 2013

    "Go Erika!!!! You Rock!!! :)"

    Nikki White

    Wed Jul 17 10:26:43 EDT 2013

    "So happy to support this. My sister in law had non Hodgkin's lymphoma. Luckily she is still here with us.. "

    Tad & Melissa Coleman

    Wed Jul 17 01:28:12 EDT 2013

    "You Rock! Keep up the great work. Good luck with your training and the race."

    Jill & Matt Craig

    Fri Jul 19 11:35:49 EDT 2013

    "Love the headbands, Erika! I still think you should charge more for such a great item...I know I would pay more! GO TEAM!"

    Gwen Trowbridge

    Fri Jul 19 03:20:38 EDT 2013

    "Best of luck Erika! What an amazing cause!"

    Ryan and Suzi Welch

    Mon Jul 22 06:35:21 EDT 2013

    "Best of luck surpassing your goal, Erika! We know you can do it!"

    Ryan Kelly

    Fri Jul 26 02:51:35 EDT 2013

    "GO TEAM!!!! Glad you have decided to do the full:) "

    Kelly Hilker

    Sat Jul 27 03:22:53 EDT 2013

    "Good luck in the race! "

    Keri VanNatten

    Sun Jul 28 12:33:38 EDT 2013

    "Thank you, Erika, for your dedication to this worthwhile cause! Kathy & George Butterstein"

    Kathleen Butterstein

    Sun Jul 28 01:58:50 EDT 2013

    "This is an awesome cause, Erika. Good luck in your training program and event! I wish I could be there to cheer you on! <3"

    Aerielle Ludwig

    Sun Jul 28 03:31:33 EDT 2013

    "Glad to give a donation for a great cause "

    Linda Holmes

    Sun Jul 28 07:36:58 EDT 2013

    "We are donating to your cause, Erika, because of your dedication and drive to help others in need. We are so proud of you and know that Clark's great grandparents, Keith and Myrtle, will be helping you along when you run! Hopefully soon there will be a cure for all sorts of diseases that we see today. "

    Catherine Weidman

    Sun Jul 28 08:18:47 EDT 2013

    "Go Erika! We will be cheering for you!"

    Anita and Bruce Wardlow

    Sun Jul 28 10:37:31 EDT 2013

    "Kick some butt, Erika! You are awesome for doing this. :) Good luck!"

    Laura Rickard

    Wed Jul 31 11:30:58 EDT 2013

    "Good luck!"

    Russell Baggerly

    Sat Aug 10 06:53:49 EDT 2013

    "Good Luck Erika! I support this cause 100%! "

    Yunhui Danforth

    Sun Aug 11 06:43:01 EDT 2013

    "Woo whoo! Go girl."

    Chiaki Choe

    Sun Aug 11 08:11:47 EDT 2013

    "I think this is a wonderful cause, good luck Erika! I know you'll be great :)"

    Michelle Mau

    Tue Aug 13 11:28:24 EDT 2013

    "Good Luck!!"

    April Struhs

    Fri Aug 16 11:11:37 EDT 2013

    "You are doing an amazing job! Keep up the hard work!"

    Desiree Choy

    Sun Aug 18 02:40:53 EDT 2013

    "Love my headbands. GO TEAM!"

    Athena Plichta

    Sun Aug 18 03:38:57 EDT 2013

    "Thank you for my awesome headbands!"

    Rachelle Duckworth

    Fri Aug 23 02:04:25 EDT 2013

    "Adorable headbands! You are such an asset to the team! "

    Gwen Trowbridge

    Mon Aug 26 08:43:11 EDT 2013

    "You got this, Erika! I'm so glad you decided to go for it. "

    Rebecca Strauss

    Mon Aug 26 09:12:56 EDT 2013

    "Good luck with your marathon!! I can't wait to get running again myself! -Mer, Marc, Colin, and Sophie"

    Meredith Allerdt

    Mon Aug 26 09:13:55 EDT 2013

    "Good luck in the race! You will do great!"

    Rebecca Sharkey

    Fri Sep 20 10:49:31 EDT 2013



    Sat Sep 28 08:10:02 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Erica!!!! Hope you reach and exceed your fundraising goals!!! I've enjoyed seeing your training progress over the last few months!! I'm going to begin training for a 1/2 marathon soon for St. Jude's Research Hospital! So excited!! "

    Michele & Matthew Strobeck

    Mon Oct 07 03:12:30 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,685.00 | Goal: $2,800.00
96 %

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My Thanks To

Bags From The Heart Open ... $310.00
Linda Holmes $200.00
Laura McGeough $100.00
Gwyndolyn Russ $100.00
Paula Spears $100.00
Ryan Kelly $100.00
Rebecca Strauss $50.00
Anita and Bruce Wardlow $50.00
Catherine Weidman $50.00
Cynthia Morinaga $50.00
Christopher Roman $50.00
Trista Bradt $35.00
Kelly Hilker $35.00
Eva Morris $33.00
Barb & Dave Holmes $30.00
MYO Pure Frozen Yogurt $28.00
Jodie Kaminskis $25.00
Rebecca Sharkey $25.00
Meredith Allerdt $25.00
Michelle Shaw $25.00
Chiaki Choe $25.00
Yunhui Danforth $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Laura Rickard $25.00
Tara and Bob Garven $25.00
Beth Borelli $25.00
Aerielle Ludwig $25.00
Keri VanNatten $25.00
Anne Greenawalt $25.00
Jill & Matt Craig $25.00
Tad & Melissa Coleman $25.00
Nikki White $25.00
Katie Jones $25.00
Jane & Ron Senger $25.00
Gwen Trowbridge $22.00
Desiree Choy $21.00
Anonymous $20.00
Beverlee H $20.00
Christine Dally $20.00
Esther Dale - Craft Fair $20.00
Theresa Giesey $20.00
Gwen Trowbridge $20.00
Rachelle Duckworth $17.00
Michele & Matthew Strobe... $15.00
Jana Saunders $15.00
The Baron Family $10.00
Athena Plichta $10.00
Elizabeth Smearman $10.00
Sheree Scott $10.00
Michelle Mau $10.00
Sara H $7.00
Princess Headband $7.00
Dixie Hilt  
Bryan and Anna Riddle  
Kelly Sheehan  
April Struhs  
Russell Baggerly  
Kathleen Butterstein  
Ryan and Suzi Welch  
Meghan Dunn  
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