Apr 15, 2009 by Tara Roth

Racing to Save Lives

5.06.09 I have committed to completing the Dublin Marathon on October 26, 2009 (my first marathon!) in honor of all individuals battling blood cancer. More specifically I am doing this in memory of my aunt Mary King Lyon, one of the best people I've ever known. She passed away last fall due to complications with Leukemia. I am also participating in honor of Maya Cid, our honored teammate. Maya is 2 years old and was just diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL).

I want to do anything I can to help others from losing the people that they love to blood cancers. Enter the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training (TNT). Not only do the funds raised go towards research to find a cure, but the LLS also assists the families and patients affected by blood cancers by giving to them directly.

I will be posting regular updates on this website. Training begins in just a few days - yikes! I'm terrified of running 26.2 miles. I'm even more terrified of trying to raise my goal of $6,700. But in comparison to fighting for your life, these are little hurdles and I know they can be done... with your help and support!! No donation is too big or too small!!!

Please also visit my personal blog: http://taraintraining.blogspot.com/

How Your Donation Helps

$5 ... covers a patient's copay during treatment for antibiotics, antidepressants, antiviral and antifungal drugs

$12 ... pays for a patient's parking cost for one day at M.D. Anderson, the leading Houston-area cancer center

$13 ...covers the 20% copay on a month's supply of Gleevec, an oral molecularly-targeted chemotherapy drug funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

$25 ...provides patients and their loved ones with free booklets that contain up-to-date information on their disease and helps them make informed decisions about their treatment options

$50 ... makes Family Support groups possible with a trained facilitator where comfort can be found and experiences can be shared among patients and family members


If you prefer to make a donation with a check, please make the check out to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or LLS and send it to :

Tara Roth

10 Leaf Trace Court

Spring, TX 77381

Thought for the Day


I saw this quote on the AIDS Ride fundraising website and really liked it.

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.

- Albert Schweitzer

Jewelry for a Cure


I've set up an Etsy (online marketplace) site to sell jewelry . 100% of the proceeds of my sales goes directly towards my fundraising! Please take a look and feel good about spending your money! It's jewelry for a cure! www.racing2savelives.etsy.com


Supporter Comments

    "Giancarlo: You are an ambassador for looking adversity in the eye and kicking it's butt."

    Wed Oct 19 07:54:54 EDT 2016

    "Admire your courage."

    Wed Oct 26 09:43:31 EDT 2016

    "Giancarlo you a strong and courageous boy. I'm so proud of you. I love you Tia Silvia. "

    Fri Nov 04 08:32:28 EDT 2016

    "Go Tara!! Thank you for making the bracelets. Have fun in Dublin. "

    Lisa Csikos

    Sat Aug 08 08:25:27 EDT 2009

    "woohoo jewelry sales! "


    Wed Aug 26 03:18:36 EDT 2009

    "More jewelry! whooopee!!"


    Wed Oct 07 02:49:06 EDT 2009

    "Good luck!!! You are such a great person!!!"

    Jennifer, Robert, and Jackson

    Mon Oct 05 04:24:28 EDT 2009

    "Go Tara!"

    Lisa McChesney Kinlaw

    Wed Sep 23 04:18:04 EDT 2009

    "Happy Birthday, Tara!!! I am soooo proud of you! Love ya, Kim"

    Kim, Jimmy, Baxter, Doxie, Millie, Noodle, Zeke & Jasper

    Wed Sep 16 10:38:31 EDT 2009

    "Go Tara!!!"

    Matt,Michelle,Sydney,and Zachary

    Sun Aug 23 06:32:46 EDT 2009

    "Sorry I can't spare more. Good luck! "


    Sat Aug 22 12:00:05 EDT 2009

    "For those patchwork earrings!"

    Julia and Leon

    Mon Aug 17 07:03:05 EDT 2009

    "26.2 miles and a very nice cause!"

    Nathan Toke

    Tue Aug 11 02:00:22 EDT 2009

    "Run, Tara, Run!!"

    Elise & Justin Stubbe

    Mon May 11 03:00:11 EDT 2009

    "I admire your discipline to train for a marathon! Best of luck for a great cause."

    Barb Sheetz & Linda Eisenhard

    Tue Jul 21 04:47:51 EDT 2009

    "Best of luck on your journey of becoming a pediatrician :)"

    Tara Roth

    Fri Nov 25 05:33:35 EST 2016

    "Keep it up Karen! You are doing great! Karen Strong!"

    Sarah Kelsey

    Wed Oct 05 03:05:43 EDT 2016

    "I'd give more if I could. I'll be thinking of you on my little 1-2 mile runs."

    Amy Kelly

    Fri Aug 07 08:16:25 EDT 2009

    "Good Luck!"

    Kaatje Kraft

    Wed Aug 05 07:16:30 EDT 2009

    "Tara, we are cheering for you from PA! What a great cause! "

    The Bunda Family

    Wed Aug 05 08:06:09 EDT 2009

    "Good luck Tara! I live in London. Maybe I can pop over to Dublin for the race and give you some support!! "

    Emily Porter

    Tue Aug 04 05:35:25 EDT 2009

    "Hey Tara, remember me?? Kate Stewart sent me the link to your page.... so I just thought I'd help out. Best of luck!"

    Chris Sadowsky

    Mon Aug 03 03:09:39 EDT 2009

    "I'm very proud of you, Tara. You have a big heart. xx"

    Aunt Lauri

    Wed Jul 08 06:06:04 EDT 2009

    "I'm very proud of your strength and will to beat this disease. We all know how hard you worked these past three years to commit to your treatment 100%. Also, we are very proud of your hard work and we are very blessed to have you in our life. May God continue to bless you with health and keep your flame inside always lit to help others with your contagious smile and humor. With all my love. Salvador Bortone (Daddy)"

    Fri Nov 18 01:14:26 EST 2016

    "You are an amazing young man! We are so proud of you! Much love from the Cornell family."

    Tue Nov 15 01:11:07 EST 2016

    "There is goodness everywhere, you just have to look and be open to it. "

    Wed Nov 09 09:34:12 EST 2016

    "You are doing great Giancarlo. Love, Pam"

    Tue Nov 08 08:56:45 EST 2016

    "So happy you are doing great Giancarlo. Love, Lisa"

    Tue Nov 08 08:54:11 EST 2016

    "You're a true inspiration; keep up the fight young man! "

    Mon Nov 07 11:55:32 EST 2016

    "Giancarlo and Family, Many blessings and prayers to you, as you keep up the fight and go on to victory. "

    Mon Nov 07 11:34:58 EST 2016

    "Giancarlo, God love you and has a plan for you that includes a healthy and happy life."

    Thu Nov 03 06:25:36 EDT 2016

    "Your courage is amazing, Giancarlo. God bless you!"

    Tue Nov 01 09:24:56 EDT 2016

    "Giancarlo, I love you very much and I am so proud of you. Lucia (Grandmother) "

    Thu Oct 27 04:21:46 EDT 2016

    "STRENGTH is definitely in your soul and spirit � Keep being strong! We all LOVE YOU!!!"

    Mon Oct 24 12:51:25 EDT 2016

    "Giancarlo, I am proud of the boy you have become throughout this journey. Your smile, sense of humor, and kind heart gives us the strength to continue finding a cure. Love you so much."

    Tue Oct 18 04:22:45 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $6,905.77 | Goal: $6,700.00
103 %

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My Thanks To

racing2savelives.etsy.com $533.94
www.racing2savelives.etsy... $500.00
Meredith R. $350.00
Matt,Michelle,Sydney,and ... $250.00
Anonymous in New Jersey $250.00
Barbara Smith $250.00
maggi king jones $250.00
Elise & Justin Stubbe $250.00
Covidien $200.00
Colin Preis $200.00
Robb Preis $200.00
john chojnicki $150.00
Stuart Ashbaugh $100.00
Kim, Jimmy, Baxter, Doxie... $100.00
StrawberryHedgehog.com $100.00
Kimberly Roth $100.00
margaret jones $100.00
Gary and Eleanore Roth $100.00
Timothy Wetzel $100.00
The Bunda Family $100.00
Timothy & Brenda Roth $100.00
Joseph Chautin HCCB, LLP $100.00
Barb Sheetz & Linda Eisen... $100.00
Gary and Eleanore Roth $100.00
Alexis Hurley $100.00
Kristina Peter $75.00
Tara Roth $75.00
Tara Roth $70.00
Jeffrey Roth $70.00
margaret jones $60.00
Harriet MacCracken Stump $50.00
John West $50.00
Emily Caldwell $50.00
Mandi Perkins $50.00
Gary And Eleanore Roth $50.00
Ida McCutcheon $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Alka Tripathy $50.00
Kirsten Chojnicki $50.00
Peter Lindberg $50.00
Chris Sadowsky $50.00
Patricia Traylor $50.00
Renee Matsis $50.00
Margaret Denison $50.00
Aunt Lauri $50.00
Barbara Huber $50.00
Kim Genareau $50.00
Sarah Koch-Feldman $50.00
Sarah Kelsey $50.00
Maurits Thayer $35.00
Karen Greene $30.00
Kristi Diller $30.00
Nathan Toke $26.20
Amie Meese $25.00
Jennifer, Robert, and Jac... $25.00
Lisa McChesney Kinlaw $25.00
Lisa Csikos $25.00
Kaatje Kraft $25.00
Megan O'Shea $25.00
Heather Smoll $25.00
Karen Bell $25.00
Emily Porter $25.00
Donald Burt $25.00
John Watson $25.00
Brittany Brand $20.00
elizabeth rampe $10.00
Kassandra Fisher $10.00
Tara Roth $10.00
Miriam $10.00
Julia and Leon $10.00
Amy Kelly $10.00
Kristin Lamb $10.00
Brooke Braatz $5.00
Kayla Iacovino $5.00
Melinda Shimizu $5.00
Sarah Kelsey $1.00