My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jul 10, 2008 by Kristin Lloyd

Love Enables us to walk fearlessly, to run confidently, and to live victoriously!

Howdy family and friends! Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

You may be thinking that I have gone completely nuts, but I am training for the Chevron Houston marathon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of my team memebers are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives.

Much of my inspiration comes in running for honored teammates -- Matthew Maultsby and Christine Bencivengo who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

I would like to suggest the following sponsorship programs to you:

$20: Because leukemia is the leading cause of cancer-related death among children under the age of 20.

$26.20: Because that's the number of miles I'm running on January 17, 2009 in honor of all individuals suffering from blood cancers.

$88: Because there is now an 88% chance of survival for children under five years old who are diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.

$288: Equivalent to $1 for each person who will be diagnosed with a blood cancer in the next 24 hours.

$500: Enough to provide one patient or family with financial assistance in a year.

$1,000: Cost on average for a one night stay at the hospital. Many patients visit the hospital numerous times and for extended periods while undergoing treatments.

I'll be ever so grateful if you, too, would join The Team, by donating as generously as you can. Donating on line is easy and secure, and you will get an e-mail confirmation moments after donating. If you prefer to donate by mail, please e-mail me at and I'll send a form and stamped envelope.

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


August '08 - The entire month was a blur, and was spent getting to know our teammates and the park, and loosening up our limbs to gear up for our training season. We ran in Terry Hershey Park on trails I never knew existed until now. All in all, a good start to training!

September 13 - Our group training run got cancelled on Saturday morning because hurricane Ike was blowin through Houston. I need to drink more water, and I know that will make a difference when I run, but overall, I'm feeling good.

September 19 - I have officially made it through my first month of training. I began my journey on August 9 and this weekend we are running 8 miles. I have a long way to go in both training and fund raising. In order to achieve my goal I must reach 26.2 miles and $1,900.00. Without your support both will be impossible. My deadline for my fundraising is December 14, 2008. Thanks to everyone who has supported my effort to raise awareness and money for a very important cause.

October 27 - Well we have passed on into the double digit miles. This past weekend we ran 12 miles and for some reason my knees just started to give me trouble. I was so down hearted when I thought I wouldn’t be able to finish the marathon this January; after getting this far and forming great relationships I did not want to quit halfway through. I went to the doctor Monday morning and thank goodness it wasn’t my ACL or Meniscus; probably just a touch of tendonitis. This little set back made me appreciate all the wonderful things my body can do and if my knees are the only part of me I have to worry about then I’m doing good. Thank you for all of your support already; it looks like I’ll meet my goal of turning in all my fundraising money by December 14th. Ya’ll are AWESOME!

December 22 - Well I finally made it to 21 miles! The weather was perfect for our run this past weekend. I am so grateful for the many supporters who gave up their Saturday morning to bring us refreshments and encouragement; their presence truly helped me complete the mileage. All along the trails the team posted funny little markers:

“Toenails are for sissies”

“Running is a mental sport and we’re all insane!”

“I’ve got the runs”

“Running is cheaper than therapy”

It’s so hard to believe our group has come this far in just a few short months; I couldn’t help getting a little teary eyed after finishing the 21 miles. After battling with “runner’s knee” and unreliable ankles, this has been a difficult journey but not nearly as difficult as what the patients with blood cancers endure. I pray that their pain can be lessened through our efforts and that a cure can be found quickly.


Supporter Comments

    "Keep me posted. I want to see you in action! Norm"

    Kristin Lloyd

    Wed Jan 11 12:59:41 EST 2012

    "Go Stori! See you at the Indoor Tri!"

    Kristin Lloyd

    Thu Jan 19 09:10:38 EST 2012

    "Go Stori!"

    Kristin Lloyd

    Mon Jan 23 11:00:09 EST 2012

    "Consider 40 for indoor. Thanks"

    Kristin Lloyd

    Tue Jan 24 07:48:36 EST 2012

    "Thanks for hosting such an awesome event Stori! "

    Kristin Lloyd

    Tue Feb 28 10:19:16 EST 2012

    "Thanks for organizing the indoor tri. It was a great time. Good luck at Wildflower! - Eric"

    Kristin Lloyd

    Sun Mar 04 12:02:56 EST 2012

    "Stori, you are a constant inspiration. I will never forget the support you gave as I entered the last leg of St. A's tri in 2011. Sorry to have missed the indoor tri. Have a blast at Wildflower!!"

    Kristin Lloyd

    Wed Apr 25 03:02:46 EDT 2012

    "Good luck, Stori! Way to continue your tireless efforts. We're proud of you!"

    Kristin Lloyd

    Wed May 09 04:13:02 EDT 2012

    "YEAH KATE!! I am SO proud of you!! Best of luck!"

    M. Fontenot

    Thu Oct 06 02:00:55 EDT 2011

    "Dear Tom, We honor the memory of your wonderful, special father. Just like our fathers, a member of the "greatest generation", a WWII veteran, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, and all-around great guy. Love, Lauren and Alan "

    Yanni Llanos

    Mon Jul 23 07:23:30 EDT 2012

    "Love you all! XOXO"

    Sat Nov 03 08:30:10 EDT 2012

    "i love you :)"

    Gordon Fontenot

    Wed Jul 18 01:58:29 EDT 2012

    "In memory of Mark Parr and all others who lost their lives to a blood cancer, and in honor of Cathy McQueen."

    Sat Oct 20 10:42:49 EDT 2012

    "in loving memory of Richard and Linda's Uncle Stephen R. Rys"

    Terryl Filip

    Mon Sep 10 10:21:52 EDT 2012

    "Go Team Noah!!! "

    Terryl Filip

    Thu Sep 20 03:22:47 EDT 2012

    "Shauna, Phil, Noah, Jake and Kate, So sorry that we will be out of town and unable to join you all in person for Thursday evening's walk, but please know that you are ALL in our ongoing thoughts and prayers. Noah YOU are a TRUE stud and you have inspired all of us with your courage! Keep believing! May God bless you all! The Murphy family"

    Terryl Filip

    Tue Sep 25 03:02:52 EDT 2012

    "You go girl! Really a worthy cause, wish you success in achieving your target in raising the monies. "

    Della Luna

    Mon Aug 27 07:53:05 EDT 2012

    "We Love you!"

    Travis, Kelley, Trip, Nate, & Luke Peter Twardowski

    Thu Dec 25 01:00:23 EST 2008

    "Go Team Carpenter! - Ching and John"

    Sat Oct 05 01:29:51 EDT 2013

    "Go kick ass Stevo!"

    Tue Aug 20 01:19:16 EDT 2013

    "Good luck!"

    Tue Aug 06 10:54:05 EDT 2013

    "I'm proud of your effort and if they ever rehab my joints, I hope to join you next year."

    "Mom" LaFleur Fontenot

    Wed Aug 21 03:47:15 EDT 2013

    "Go Elina!!! "

    "Mom" LaFleur Fontenot

    Fri Aug 23 03:26:04 EDT 2013

    "Dear Kristin, Mom loved each of her granddaughter's in a very special way, and you especially so. She is very proud of you Fuzzy and all of your accomplishments. You can be assured that she will be saying a prayer for you as she chears' you on to victory. God bless you Sweetheart and know that you are loved so very much by your family and friends. In Christ. Mother and Dad, for Mom. "

    "Mom" LaFleur Fontenot

    Mon Jan 05 10:53:24 EST 2009

    "Yeah! Fuck cancer."

    "Mom" LaFleur Fontenot

    Sat Sep 21 01:09:31 EDT 2013

    "FU cancer!"

    "Mom" LaFleur Fontenot

    Thu Oct 17 02:16:16 EDT 2013

    "When I was sick with breast cancer Elina was one of my greatest supporters and I can never be grateful enough for all she has done for me and Monique. I will always feel blessed that you are a part of our lives. Thank you Elina for you dedication to raise not only funds but awareness to fighting cancer. Good luck and keep up all the good and noble things you do..lots of love XO"

    "Mom" LaFleur Fontenot

    Sat Oct 19 02:27:25 EDT 2013

    "Kill that cancer forever!!!!"

    "Mom" LaFleur Fontenot

    Mon Nov 25 09:51:35 EST 2013

    "Elina, Thank you for dedicating your time to this cause. It means a lot to my family and me. We've had our share of losses by this treacherous disease. It is time for it to end. I hope your efforts benefit many families enjoy their loved ones afflicted with cancer; and hopefully, one day, we won't have to suffer from it. Gratefully, The Galaviz Family "

    "Mom" LaFleur Fontenot

    Thu Jan 02 08:19:38 EST 2014

    "You go girl. Much love and keep up the good work. FUCK CANCER! xo"

    "Mom" LaFleur Fontenot

    Sun Jan 05 01:29:40 EST 2014

    "Kick some cancer butt Elina and Kahlil!"

    "Mom" LaFleur Fontenot

    Sun Jan 12 05:11:12 EST 2014

    "Elina is one of the most wonderful people I know. I have a great deal of respect for her and will always be blessed to have her in my life. Good luck."

    "Mom" LaFleur Fontenot

    Thu Jan 16 07:07:02 EST 2014

    "This is something near and dear to our hearts. Thank you for doing all you can, for a cause you love. "

    "Mom" LaFleur Fontenot

    Tue Aug 27 06:03:51 EDT 2013

    "We love you! Run like the wind blows!"

    Kati and Adam

    Sat Jan 17 10:55:47 EST 2009

    "Lily - you will always be remembered. "

    Mon Sep 16 10:23:30 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,027.00 | Goal: $1,900.00
107 %

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My Thanks To

"Mom" LaFleur Fontenot $250.00
Mark and Elizabeth Lloyd $200.00
Marylyn and Leland Fonten... $150.00
Heather Shelly $100.00
Gordon Fontenot $100.00
Pamela Seal $100.00
Kati and Adam $75.00
C. Lloyd $65.00
Travis and Jenny Lloyd $60.00
Brian McCann-Hermis $50.00
Travis, Kelley, Trip, Nat... $50.00
Jay Briggs $50.00
Mr Book, Jr $50.00
Lucas LaCour $50.00
Sara Wood $50.00
Terryl Filip $50.00
Maxine Meadows Nash $50.00
Alicia Chavez $50.00
J. S. Lloyd $35.00
Kris Arnold $30.00
Morgan Dahse $25.00
Ben Hernandez $25.00
Tom McInally $25.00
Della Luna $25.00
Annette Anderson $25.00
D'Juan Hamilton-Davis $25.00
Mary Landry $25.00
Yanni Llanos $25.00
Billy & Carmen Miller $25.00
Gilbert Fontenot $25.00
Saeeda Jamaluddin $20.00
M. Fontenot $20.00
Mr Nash, Jr $15.00
Jeff Cardiff $12.00
Michael Marchand $10.00
Bradford Wilson $10.00