My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jan 16, 2009 by Nicholas Thomas

Racing to Save Lives

My name is Nick Thomas and June 28th is a very important date in my life, for two very different reasons.

On June 28th, 2000, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, which in short is cancer of the lymph nodes. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) played a large role in my year long battle and cure of the disease. LLS dates back to 1949 and it's goal is curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, as well as improving the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS informed me about the disease I was battling, provided information on my treatments, mental help, stability, and even went as far as providing gas money, for my daily 40 plus mile trip to my treatments.

On June 28th, 2009, I am challenging myself to complete a triathlon. You may ask, why someone would want to take part in an event that consists of a 9 mile swim, a 25 mile bicycle ride and a 6.2 mile run, before finally crossing the finish line? I'm doing it because someone did it for me and I am ready for the opportunity to give back, and do it for someone else.

In 1988, Team In Training was started. Team In Training, consists of over 30,000 walkers, runners, cyclists and hikers that participate in major marathons, triathlons, century rides and hiking adventures, while raising funds for LLS. I have joined Team In Training to challenge myself to finish a triathlon and help raise funds for a society that did so much for me.

Participating in Team In Training, I have surrounded myself with with amazing people that have made what I once thought was an impossible goal, completing a triathlon, seem easy. It is a sobering thought that others participated in Team In Training events while asking family, friends and acquaintances to sponsor them towards the goal of raising funds that were so vital, when I needed them, to help me win my battle against Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Along with the great trainers of Team In Training, I have an honored teammate, his name is Luke Miller. Luke is currently battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and undergoing treatment at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Luke is your typical young man that enjoys baseball, basketball, reading, movies and a good cheeseburger. He gets wonderful support from his two sisters, Liza and Lily, as well as his dog, Leo. Just like someone did for me, back when I was facing my battle with disease, I am striving towards my goals to help Luke and everyone else facing their intimidating challenge.

I have set a goal of raising $4900 for LLS through Team In Training, prior to the triathlon taking place on June 28th, 2009. I'm asking for your help with my financial goal. Your donation of $30, $60, $250 or any amount will go towards helping LLS, a great organization, that I know firsthand gives so much hope to the people it helps. I thank you for your consideration and donation.

You can donate by going to this link:


Nick Thomas

2662 Hannah Jo Ct

Hebron, KY 41048



Supporter Comments

    "Good luck, Nick!"

    Jason, Shepry & Joey Wilmes

    Wed Mar 11 09:31:57 EDT 2009

    "Our best to you Nicholas. Jim & Judy Pearson"

    judy Pearson

    Fri Mar 13 07:30:36 EDT 2009

    "I wish you the very best!!"

    Courtney Butler

    Tue Mar 17 02:22:07 EDT 2009

    "Good luck mate."


    Sat Mar 28 06:37:33 EDT 2009

    "To the bravest little girl out there --- keep up the fight. We love you!!!"

    alyssa doyle

    Wed Jan 27 11:29:09 EST 2016

    "Good luck Dan! Love the support for a great cause! Hard work will be worth it! "

    Sat May 14 03:11:41 EDT 2016

    "Dan Dipple, The Northville Township Firefighters Charity Fund would like to wish you luck in this years Detroit Free Press Marathon as part of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training. We know the amount of training and dedication you have committed to such a great cause. Please have a safe experience at this years marathon and look forward to hearing about it. -The Northville Township Firefighters Charity Fund"

    Thu May 19 08:35:51 EDT 2016

    "The Castro family is always in our prayers!! Dealing with cancer reminds us how important it is to concentrate and enjoy the quality of life we all have together!!! The Castro family does a great job reminding us about the power of family bonds!!! "

    Betty Ramler

    Fri Aug 26 09:49:20 EDT 2016

    "To the Wonderful Castro Family, So happy that Papa Tom is doing well. Here's to many more years of remission!!!! Love, Nick & Pam Zeveski"

    Betty Ramler

    Fri Aug 26 11:22:32 EDT 2016

    "Here's to continued good health......Dean and Debbie"

    Betty Ramler

    Fri Aug 26 05:06:41 EDT 2016

    "Keep up the good work."

    Betty Ramler

    Fri Aug 26 06:25:29 EDT 2016

    "Go Tom go!!!!"

    Betty Ramler

    Mon Sep 12 10:32:13 EDT 2016

    "Keep up the great work, and happy to help."

    Betty Ramler

    Mon Sep 12 11:06:35 EDT 2016

    "Amy, good luck to you & your team .our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Jim & Joyce"

    Betty Ramler

    Mon Sep 12 01:26:25 EDT 2016

    "Good Luck getting to your goal."

    Betty Ramler

    Mon Sep 12 02:04:12 EDT 2016

    "Good luck calverts for a good cause!"

    Betty Ramler

    Tue Sep 13 09:16:17 EDT 2016

    "Good luck on reaching your goal. You guys ROCK!"

    Betty Ramler

    Tue Sep 20 07:13:34 EDT 2016

    "Keep up the good work!"

    Wed Oct 05 01:39:09 EDT 2016

    "Keep up the good work. "

    Thu Oct 06 01:51:46 EDT 2016

    "Good work you do for LLS and sorry we couldn't help out this year. "

    Sat Nov 12 08:11:27 EST 2016

    "Always great seeing TNT members at the events. Good luck and keep fighting!!"

    G and Angie Vice/INA 2

    Sun Jan 29 11:09:16 EST 2017

    "Good luck Albert. Have a Michelob after the race :)"

    G and Angie Vice/INA 2

    Wed Mar 29 07:04:37 EDT 2017

    "Good Luck Amy! What a wonderful way to honor your Grandfather."

    Thu Aug 18 07:20:35 EDT 2016

    "Great job Nick! We're all very proud of you and what your doing..."

    Daniel Herrmann

    Wed May 06 10:07:57 EDT 2009

    "Happy to support this important cause, Mrs. Mazzaglia! :-)"

    Wanda Brickler

    Tue Jan 10 06:20:59 EST 2017

    "Good luck, Steve Chapin!!"

    Brian and Allison Thompson

    Thu Apr 27 03:53:25 EDT 2017

    "In Honor of Claire Turcotte"

    Thu Oct 19 04:33:53 EDT 2017

    "Thanks for walking, Matt! "

    Mon Oct 09 02:19:33 EDT 2017

    "Proud of you Matt."

    Wed Oct 11 08:28:09 EDT 2017

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,009.01 | Goal: $4,900.00
82 %

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My Thanks To $513.00
alyssa doyle $250.00
Kevin Severs $245.00
Larry Brown $215.00
Pat Thomas/Flag Springs $200.00
Karl and Jessica Enzweile... $150.00
Wanda Brickler $100.00
David Dickens $100.00
Andy and Foxy Aylor $100.00
Jim Sweigart $100.00
Gleason Electric $100.00
Roy Cox $100.00
Mike Schroer $100.00
InterStar North America $100.00
jennifer arthur $100.00
Greg Markley $75.00
Deaton/Farrell-Flagg Spri... $65.00
Daniel Herrmann $60.00
Marvin Meadors/INA $60.00
Jaimie McIntyre $50.00
Cheryle Marks $50.00
Brian Bricker $50.00
Bethany Trapp $50.00
Betty Ramler $50.00
Imogene Enzweiler $50.00
George Warneford $50.00
Mary Killough $50.00
Jaclyn Yaw $50.00
Sandra Yaw $50.00
Judy Correll $50.00
Kevin Towner $44.00
Dennis Ramler $40.00
Nicholas Thomas $30.01
Aretta Huesman $30.00
Carrie Vano $25.00
Stephen Boner $25.00
Flagg Spring Baptist Chur... $25.00
Jesse Miller $25.00
Jack & Sharon Slaline $25.00
Jason Thomas $25.00
Robin and Leon Johnson $25.00
J.T Gosney $25.00
Nadine Rumpke $25.00
Courtney Butler $25.00
judy Pearson $25.00
Jason, Shepry & Joey Wilm... $25.00
Michael Dunn $25.00
Brian and Allison Thompso... $20.00
Doug Baker $20.00
L Richard Aylor $20.00
G and Angie Vice/INA 2 $20.00
Casey and Coley Turner/IN... $20.00
Brenda and Rick Niemeyer/... $20.00
G Vice and Angie Vice $20.00
Euro Stash and Missy Dail... $20.00
Rebecca Taylor $20.00
Melissa Hoskins $15.00
Bob and Kristen Shaw/INA $10.00
Dale Franxman/INA $10.00
Robert Hufnagel $10.00
Dan $10.00
Mike Vulanich $10.00
Anonymous $7.00
Flagg Springs $5.00