My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Feb 02, 2009 by Tara Houlihan

Racing to Save Lives


I am going to run a marathon this summer as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. The way I see it, if leukemia and lymphoma sufferers can fight against their diseases every day, I can push myself to run a measly little 26.2 miles!


My goal is to raise $5,400 over the next few months as I train to run the marathon.


A few months ago, I lost my mother to cancer. She suffered from reoccurences of cancer in her lungs and lymph nodes for over eight years. But when my mom was feeling healthy, she was always out in the community helping others. How could I do anything less?


That's why I joined Team In Training, which raises funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, and myeloma from taking more lives. The marathon will take place in Anchorage, Alaska, where some of my family's happiest times occurred. I think my mom would like that I'm going back there...and for a good cause.


Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. Any dollar amount will be truly appreciated and used to its full advantage!


I hope you check back to this site frequently; I will post updates about my progress. Thanks for your support!


This week's update: We ran 16 miles on Saturday. I definitely felt the effects of the Texas sun, but I was very careful with hydration and it was a great experience. And running is so much more fun when you can pass the time chit chatting!

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Supporter Comments

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    "You go, girl! The Mayor's Marathon is a great event."
     

    Pamela Parmer

    Mon Feb 23 10:54:43 EST 2009

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    "GO TARA GO! You'll do great!"
     

    Raquel Navarijo

    Wed Feb 25 10:29:52 EST 2009

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    "Good luck!"
     

    Ruben Jonathan Ortiz

    Wed Feb 25 01:58:26 EST 2009

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    "Thank you for making it your personal mission to help find a cure for these dreaded diseases. Annie, I'm so proud of you and grateful. Please run with my daughter, Nadia, in mind -- a survivor of 12 years!"
     

    William Tatum

    Fri Jan 31 10:26:36 EST 2014

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    "Good Luck Tara! This is a great thing you are doing."
     

    Angela Sullenbarger

    Sat Feb 28 06:40:03 EST 2009

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    "Tara, You do not know me, but Chito does. Rhonda Wentz"
     

    Rhonda & Bob Wentz

    Mon Mar 02 08:24:54 EST 2009

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    "I know you will reach your goal for this terrific endeavor! I am very proud of you and I'm sure your Mom is too!!!"
     

    Diane Najera

    Tue Mar 03 11:25:26 EST 2009

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    "Wish you and your family many blessings on your endeavor!!!"
     

    Lydia Driggers

    Fri Mar 06 09:23:15 EST 2009

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    "What a wonderful way to honor your mom. You impress me! Have a blast!"
     

    Betsy Rupe

    Thu Mar 12 05:15:44 EDT 2009

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    "Dear Tara, This donation is in memory of your mom (who I think I met only once or twice, but Gordon and Rena are very dear friends of ours). I use your mom's apple pie recipe whenever I make an apple pie. It is also in honor of my father-in-law, Don Lathrup, a man I love dearly, who is battling Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. I'm the captain of our school Relay for Life Team, and it saddens me to move your mom's name from the "In honor of" to the "In memory of" section of our t-shirt. I truly believe that some day soon our efforts will result in research that discovers a cure for this deadly disease that takes the lives of those we love. Good luck on your run! "
     

    Mike & Terri Lathrup

    Sat Mar 21 09:40:03 EDT 2009

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    "Tara, First congrats on taking on this great effort! I wish you all the best and know that you will do great! Enjoy running in Alaska! "
     

    Lynda Valero-garcia

    Thu Apr 02 12:42:43 EDT 2009

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    "I am sorry for your loss, but you are doing a wonderful thing. All my <3 :D"
     

    Mari Cruz

    Sat Apr 11 10:34:41 EDT 2009

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    "What a great tribute to your mom and my sister. You are the inspiration that Judy instilled in all of us. God Bless you in your endeavor!"
     

    Rena Beckwith

    Wed Apr 15 06:46:09 EDT 2009

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    "Go Tara!"
     

    Mary Ann Hisel

    Sat May 02 01:10:06 EDT 2009

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    "Tara, Words can't say how proud I am to know you and what respect I have for your efforts to raise money for this cause. I am sorry for the loss of you mother. You are truly honoring her in a wonderful way."
     

    Tiffany King

    Sun May 03 05:31:58 EDT 2009

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    "Thank you to everyone who donated items for the garage sale and helped out with it this weekend!"
     

    Garage Sale

    Tue May 05 08:19:02 EDT 2009

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    "You're awesome!"
     

    Tiva

    Fri Mar 06 07:28:56 EST 2009

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    "Tara, My brother had Leukemia back in 1995 and I had Lymphoma in 2005. We are both still in remission today. Thanks for doing this run."
     

    David Strickland

    Tue Mar 03 03:10:24 EST 2009

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,621.00 | Goal: $5,400.00
 
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In Memory of

My mother, Judy Houlihan

My Thanks To

Joleen Jernigan  
Russell Rohne  
Luis Cisneros Bowles  
Gregory Rabchuk  
Elizabeth Brown  
Garage Sale  
Joanne Holbrook  
Michael Hayslip  
Tiffany King  
Jodi Ochoa  
Debbie Hiott  
Mary Ann Hisel  
Rush Roberts  
Sonya & Ariane  
Kay & Statia McNeese  
Kevin Brueggeman  
ronald graves  
Charles Shattles  
Lillilan Moore  
Susan Gardiner  
Rena Beckwith  
Leslie Watkins  
Greg Ayres  
Colin & Michele DeAngelis  
Mari Cruz  
Nicole Moore  
Marissa Schwab  
Tara Zarate  
Sonya Cardenas  
Anita McCahill  
Lynda Valero-garcia  
Mr Houlihan  
Gina Rios  
Kay Gitttinger  
Tonya Thompson Mawyer  
Mary Beth Simpkins  
Philip Kazen, Jr  
Mike & Terri Lathrup  
Allen Jesse Anderson  
Patricia Alvarez  
Mary Torres  
Tara Zarate  
Lisa Ward  
Karen Wade  
Robert Sims  
Mr Lohse  
Anita Wood  
Jean Henry  
Betsy Rupe  
Brian Fields  
Jean Coatney  
RHONDA ZARATE  
Elaine Stephens  
Tiva  
Lydia Driggers  
Barbara Dillard  
Roy Ellis  
David Strickland  
Diane Najera  
Rhonda & Bob Wentz  
Travis Hurst  
Joe Magargee  
Angela Sullenbarger  
Tracy Hawley  
Jean Shelstad  
William Tatum  
Jesse Paprocki  
Ruben Jonathan Ortiz  
Andy Anthony  
Raquel Navarijo  
Donna Olson  
Karen Vachon  
Stephanie Torres  
Dawn Becerra  
John Morris  
Ben Fitzpatrick  
PAMELA JOHNSON  
Lu Pochelski  
Catherine Speegle  
Beth Squires  
Sally Valenzuela  
Pamela Parmer  
Chuy Caro  
Amanda Pepmiller  
Sam Mendez  
Natalie Davis  
Patton Zarate  
kate perry  
Donna Houser  
Brian Houlihan  
Suzan Kumar  
TERRI SZABO  
GAIL SECHRIST  
Rebecca Davis  
Sasha Zucker