Rock 'n Roll, Baby!

Rock 'n Roll, Baby!
Jan 14, 2009 by Colleen Taylor

Marathon #6 Is In The Books!!

Welcome to my Team in Training fundraising page! I'm so glad you stopped in to help out the cause and check out my progress!

Yes folks, I actually did it! It sounds insane even to me, but on May 31st, I laced up my Saucony running shoes, slipped into my Atalanta running skirt, put on my purple TNT singlet and ran 26.2 miles! The marathon is now finished...but that doesn't mean that fundraising slows down! I am now three-quarters of the way to my goal - thank you so much for all your support! If you haven't donated yet, now's the time to do so!! Fundraising will continue for only a short time after the marathon, so if you've been waiting, please donate now!

What's Going On?

As you may have heard, I'm running a marathon (yes, that's 26.2 miles - no shortcuts!). On May 31st, I'll lace up my running shoes, don my purple Team in Training singlet and run the Rock 'n Roll Marathon in San Diego. I'm working hard to beat that six hour mark this time around, but I'm working even harder to reach another goal...raising $7,500 to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society cure blood cancers!

Why Should I Care?

We are so close to a cure for blood cancers - the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has a goal of curing blood cancers by the year 2015. Yes, that's right...a cure for blood cancers within the next 6 years!

None of us are lucky enough to be untouched by cancer in some form.

Because blood cancers are often more easily studied than other cancers, the research funded by the Society has far-reaching implications well beyond blood cancers. Chemotherapy itself was developed as a treatment for a blood cancer.

How Can I Help?

I thought you'd never ask! None of the Society's research programs would be possible without the support of individuals like you! My personal goal is to raise more than $7,500 to support the Society's research, patient support and education programs. Donating is easy, simple and secure - just click the blue 'DONATE NOW' button on the left side of the page to get started.

How Much Should I Give?

Please be as generous as you are able, but know that even a small donation will make a big difference in the lives of patients and their families!

A few suggested amounts...

$2,620 - $100 for each mile I'll run on May 31st (go on, make my day!)

$350 - $50 for each one of the seven honorees whose names I proudly wore in my last TNT event

$100 - enough to fund two Family Support groups with trained facilitators, providing comfort and connections among patients and family members

$60 - $10 for each of the marathons I'll have run by the time I cross that finish line on May 31st

$26.20 - $1 for each mile I'll run on May 31st

**If you are donating in honor or memory of a loved one who has battled cancer, please let me know - it would be an honor to add their name to my singlet on May 31st!

How's The Training Going?

Click here to check out my blog, where you can find detailed training updates, pictures and more! Race pictures will be up soon!

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

Would you like to donate by check? Have a question I didn't answer? Just miss me and want to chat? Feel free to email me at:

Thank you for your support! GO TEAM!!


Supporter Comments

    "Since I donated $26.20 last time I figured doubling it was good for the second time!"

    Cathy Taylor

    Fri Jan 23 05:45:14 EST 2009

    "Good Luck, Colleen! You're a rockstar! Love, Nora"

    Nora McLaughlin

    Wed Feb 04 05:45:45 EST 2009

    "It's great to see your enthusiasm and commitment for such a wonderful cause, as well as your decision to honor those special 7 people! I'm looking forward to following along on your blog. You go!!"

    Mark Bedford

    Wed Feb 11 12:36:27 EST 2009

    "Go get'em Colleen!"

    Natalie Wolf

    Tue Mar 10 08:12:55 EDT 2009

    "May all those fighting this disease be blessed with healing and may all of those who have lost a loved one be comforted. "

    Dave & Kathy Taylor

    Tue Oct 13 04:29:30 EDT 2015

    "Good luck, Colleen! Sim from Hal's V-Team"

    Sim Etrias

    Tue Mar 31 09:32:14 EDT 2009

    "She was like a mother to me. I really appreciate your efforts Colleen. Much love, Lizzie"

    Elizabeth Mitchell

    Mon Apr 06 06:28:20 EDT 2009

    "Good luck Colleen! I think it's great you're doing this and I'm happy to donate the small amount I'm able to in honor of my Grandma for this fantastic cause."

    David Nims

    Mon Apr 06 06:51:38 EDT 2009

    "You're the best, Alexis! Keep bringing people together and doing great things with your big heart and boundless enthusiasm :)"

    Ken and Eileen Morefield

    Tue Apr 26 02:09:09 EDT 2016

    "Go Alexis! "

    Ken and Eileen Morefield

    Tue Apr 26 02:53:53 EDT 2016

    "Wonderful - good luck on the fundraising!!"

    Ken and Eileen Morefield

    Wed Jun 15 05:47:14 EDT 2016

    "Thanks for helping out a great cause"

    Robert Taylor

    Thu Sep 29 03:45:54 EDT 2016

    "Christian is 8 years old, and a strong survivor after fighting for three years...he's my godson and I'm amazed and inspired by every day by his strength! "

    Fri Oct 21 06:33:49 EDT 2016

    "David, you are an inspiration. "

    Dodgie Vidad

    Thu Sep 29 05:45:07 EDT 2016

    "We think and pray for you daily David! We love you!"

    Dodgie Vidad

    Wed Oct 05 11:06:58 EDT 2016

    "Love you, brother! Your kindness, leadership and loyalty is noted by all who meet you. Prayers headed your way!"

    Dodgie Vidad

    Thu Oct 06 06:30:05 EDT 2016

    "Can't wait to have you back running :) you're such an inspiration David! "

    Dodgie Vidad

    Thu Oct 06 08:02:12 EDT 2016

    "Cheers! Looking forward to Saturday!"

    Dodgie Vidad

    Thu Oct 06 10:38:56 EDT 2016

    "You are a great role model for us all Dave. I am a skin cancer survivor times two. You are tough and resilient and a lover of the Lord. You will bet this...."

    Dodgie Vidad

    Thu Oct 06 11:07:54 EDT 2016

    "Go David go!"

    Dodgie Vidad

    Sat Oct 08 10:24:33 EDT 2016

    "In memory of all the wonderful people that touched my life and had one of these diseases and to honor those I know that are living with this as well!"

    Wed Sep 21 06:30:01 EDT 2016

    "From All Your Friends at Digital Schools -- Have a GREAT RACE"

    Sarah Beyne

    Tue May 05 10:43:55 EDT 2009

    "You're amazing Colleen! 26 miles is a little bit beyond what I can do... by about 25 miles. =) Keep up the great work."

    Sophie Taylor

    Tue May 05 11:44:41 EDT 2009

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $6,145.60 | Goal: $7,500.00
82 %

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In Honor of

Mary Lynn

My Thanks To

Audrey Christensen  
Marie Stefanovic  
Daniel Field  
Mary Lynn Demacopoulos  
Robert Chapman  
Carl and Martha Benshoff  
Digital Schools  
Sophie Taylor  
Sarah Beyne  
Melanie Horwath  
Robert Jamison  
James Fernandez  
Dodgie Vidad  
Robert Taylor  
Otto Monnig  
Sharon Gibson  
Ken and Eileen Morefield  
Frances Taylor  
Denise Chapman  
Kathleen Peters  
Chris Hasegawa  
David Nims  
Elizabeth Mitchell  
R C Payne  
Jose Ortiz  
Robert Moore  
Sim Etrias  
Gary Bacon  
John Pirog  
Dave & Kathy Taylor  
Jeffrey Johnson  
James Tucker  
Marsha Smith  
Nancy Bowker  
John Hogan  
Dianne Harrison  
Sue Way  
Steven Denmark  
Leonard Anable  
Jerome Taylor  
Brian Rogers  
Dana Hoffmann  
Karen Sellick  
Nick Fanoe  
Mike Antle  
Kevin Connor  
Corinne Roberts  
Natalie Wolf  
Colleen Taylor  
Rhondda Homfeldt  
Mary Haas  
Carroll Hall  
Frederick Carroll  
Marilyn Dorman  
R E Joest  
Elizabeth Taylor  
Lois Robinson  
Henry Winthers  
Lo Ree Kuska  
Margaret Grove  
Charles Way  
Arnold Hedlund  
Abbie Eldredge  
Joe Hancock  
Bette Allen  
Roger Folsom  
Mark Bedford  
Nora McLaughlin  
Naomi Bishop  
Cathy Taylor  
Christina Taylor