My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Sep 11, 2010 by Susan Harris Georgson


I am riding in memory of Sherrie Eileen Anderson, Garner Cavender, Johnny Garner, Phyllis Carey, Andrea Martin, Chrissy Pecor and Ken McBrayer.


I am riding in honor of Emeri Beitler, Mark Gardner, Melanie Cutrera, Terry Adams, Terri Day and Andy Adams.



Tomorrow is our last team training ride before we head off to Hawaii for the big event! I want to thank everyone who has contributed to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for my Century Ride. It is because of your contributions that my ride is possible. I started this ride as something to do for my 40th birthday and to honor the memory of my best friend. But, I have gotten something much greater from it. I am pretty sure this won't be my last Century Ride for LLS.


I also want to thank my teammates and all of the alumni and SAG crew who have come out to support us. They have truly become part of my family. We lift each other up, cheer each other on, and we celebrate our victories together. To my team - I know you "get this", but I can't imagine my life without you in it. I can't wait for us to ride across the finish line together!!


Finally, I have to thank God and my family for the opportunity to do this. Without them, there is no way I could have done all that I've done in getting ready for this ride. My family has given up their time with me on Saturdays, so I could train. I'm trying to get my kids to give up their time with me on Saturdays after training so I can take an uninterrupted nap, but so far they're not so keen on that idea! :) They will all be in Hawaii with me, cheering me on. And, to God for the strength to go long distances, up steep hills and push through the physical and mental barriers to achieve something truly great.


Stay tuned for pictures from our ride. I'll update here as soon as I can.

Mahalo!

susan


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Hello all,


I wanted to update you on my training and fundraising! Things are going well. I've riden farther than I ever thought I would or could. Last time, we went 62 miles, and this coming Saturday is 70 miles. Wow! I've enjoyed my teammates immensely. We are all part of Team Lulu, and we support each other! It's great!! Next week, we drop our mileage to 45 miles and start training hills. That will be a challenge, but one that I have a feeling we'll meet head on and overcome.


Fundraising is going okay. I need about $2300 more in donations to meet my goal. I'm really trying to meet my goal by the end of July! I want to send out a HUGE thank you to all who have donated. When I say "It means the world to me.", I really mean it! Whether the donations have been $10, $25, $50, $100...$500...or a handful of change, it means so much. As my daughter would say, "my eyes have been leaking more" since I joined Team-in-Training! I am humbled by all the people who give to support my ride! Thank you.


For those of you who have planned to give but have not had a chance - you can click on the "Donate" button and donate online. Or, you can mail me a check, made payable to "LLS" or "The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society", to:


Susan Georgson

c/o LLS

14502 Kentley Orchard Lane

Cypress, TX 77429


Don't forget - your donation is 100% tax deductible.


Again - THANK YOU for all of your support! I appreciate it so much!!!

susan


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40 TODAY, 100 TOMORROW


Hi everyone!


I am so excited that my Team in Training home page is up and running! That means you can start donating now. My personal fundraising goal is $5,500, so I need your help! I thought - okay - I just need 5,500 people to give me $1, and I'm there. Then, my Dad said what about getting 55 people to donate $100. That is totally cool as well. :) Dad backed it up by being my first donor!!!! Thanks, Dad.


For those of you who have not heard my story, I am doing the Century Ride (100 mile bike ride), benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for three reasons.


1. I am turning 40 this year, and I was looking for something big and meaningful to do to celebrate it. I turn 40 on September 25th, and the ride is September 26th. Hence, my theme for the ride: 40 today, 100 tomorrow! This ride is challenging me to do more than I ever thought I could do.


2. I am riding to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which uses the money we give to help fund cures for blood cancers. Let's get rid of cancer together!!!


3. I am riding in memory of my best friend, Sherrie Anderson. Sherrie was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease (a type of blood cancer) during our freshmen year of high school. Unfortunately, Sherrie lost her battle to cancer on January 28, 1986 - the day of the Challenger Explosion - just ten days after we celebrated her 16th birthday. This one's for us, Sherrie!


I am looking forward to the next six months as I train and fundraise for this amazing event! I thank each one of you, in advance, for all of your support. I cannot do this without you! I covet all of your prayers, and I appreciate your help.


You can "come along for the ride" by visiting my blogsite at 1gr8life.blogspot.com, where I will be journaling about the training, the fundraising and the ride. I'll try to make it as enjoyable a read as I can!


I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!


Also - don't forget your donation can be doubled if your company has a Company Match program!


Thanks,

Susan Harris Georgson

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Supporter Comments

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    "Susan- I am so proud of you for doing this! Good luck with reaching your goal! I've got a friend, Kathy, who just had a bone marrow transplant a last year for her leukemia, and is now in remission! Keep up to good fight! Love, Susan"
     

    Susan Deloney

    Tue Apr 20 11:01:34 EDT 2010

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    "Go get 'em!!"
     

    David Lauritzen

    Mon May 17 11:44:40 EDT 2010

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    "I am proud of you. Good Luck Dad"
     

    David Harris

    Fri Jun 18 03:34:43 EDT 2010

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    "Good luck on the ride and don't forget to stop and smell the flowers!!"
     

    Megan Bradley

    Fri Jul 23 01:36:58 EDT 2010

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    "Best of luck in your ride! Enjoy the scenery!"
     

    Susie Adams

    Fri Aug 27 05:05:16 EDT 2010

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    "She is riding for my baby girl who passed 18 days after being diagnosed. God Bless all the riders."
     

    Barbara Pecor

    Sun Sep 26 07:42:58 EDT 2010

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    "Susan, you are a hero to many and have done an awesome job fundraising for LLS. Best wishes for a fun, safe, and unforgettable century ride! "
     

    DC International

    Mon Nov 08 12:43:24 EST 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,422.00 | Goal: $5,500.00
 
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My Thanks To

Susan Georgson $555.00
David Harris $500.00
Tammy Atkinson $300.00
John Harris $250.00
Doug Timmer $200.00
Judy Jones $200.00
Megan Bradley $145.00
Adeline Terry $120.00
Lorna Livingtree $102.00
Sara Eastwood $100.00
Kim Laeupple $100.00
Pam Anders $100.00
Laura Campbell $100.00
Mike Nikolaiev $100.00
Champions Dentistry $100.00
Rev.Paul Mertz $100.00
Afred Chew Han $100.00
Susan Braun $100.00
Carol Patton $100.00
william stough $100.00
Bryon Georgson $100.00
Barbara Pecor $50.00
Jeff & Chris & Samantha $50.00
John Carey $50.00
Brenda Adsmond $50.00
Theresa Lineberger $50.00
Johnita Flor $50.00
Mary Ann Dooling $50.00
Amy Davidson $50.00
June and Jim McBrayer $50.00
Susie Adams $50.00
Connie's Frozen Custard $50.00
McCanne & Currin, PC $50.00
Megan Anway $50.00
Linda Marr $50.00
Roy & Janet Bowman $50.00
Gail Pittman $50.00
Patrick Woody $50.00
Michelle Mackenzie $50.00
Chuck and Christy Chitwoo... $50.00
Mark Briker $50.00
David Lauritzen $50.00
Susan Deloney $50.00
Susan Soares $30.00
Roy Moericke $30.00
Tommie Simpson $25.00
Arianne Bellizaire $25.00
Stacy Stoops $25.00
Mary Sue Ply $25.00
Tami Purser $25.00
Sharon Williams $25.00
Claire Smith $25.00
Romi Sandel $25.00
Louise Stough $25.00
Dannette Nichols $25.00
Christy Thrasher $25.00
Maynard Georgson $25.00
Paul Cao $25.00
DC International $20.00
Charles Morris $20.00
Laura Tepera $20.00
Allan Georgson $20.00
Gloria Han $20.00
Marvin Junker $20.00
Barb Jannusch $15.00
Greg Trevathan $15.00
Sallie Wester $10.00
Linda Friddell $10.00
James Cavender $10.00
Leona Allen $10.00
T. Nelson  
Wallace & Pam Anderson