Matt Tittle's Team in Training Page

Matt Tittle's Team in Training Page
Feb 05, 2009 by Matt Tittle

I'm running for

their lives....

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

I'm training to participate in the San Diego Rock n" Roll Marathon on May 31 as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training.

You may know that I have been running marathons for over ten years. This will be my twelfth. But I've never run for charity before. Why? All selfish (and untrue) reasons like:

1. I don't have time to raise money;

2. I don't know anybody with this disease;

3. I don't want to bother people;

4. I don't know enough people;

5. I'll never be able to raise that much;

and the list goes on.

The reality is that I DO have the time; I DO know people with leukemia and related cancers; I DO ask people for money regularly; I DO know more people than most; and I CAN easily raise $4,500.

This year, one of our sons became very ill (not with Leukemia). At one point we were facing the possibility of $1,000 a day in medical expenses. Thank God, he is now well and we didn't end up incurring those expenses, but at the time we were desperate about what to do. We couldn't afford it, our health insurance wouldn't cover it, and we didn't know where to turn.

This and similar scenarios are far too common. Too many families are faced with serious and even terminal illness with nowhere to turn. As a pastor, I too often counsel people who feel trapped between a serious illness and their ability to pay for treatment.

So I am asking you to contribute to this small effort. I'm tired of being selfish with my time. I've run 1000s of miles over the years all for myself. I've decided to start running for others.

As a member of the Clear Lake Team in southeast Houston, I am running in honor of Hannah Gilbert, our TNT Honored Teammate, who was diagnosed with leukemia when she was three years old. She is now nine and in her sixth year of remission! Help ME to run for HER life!

I am also running in memory of Paul Spiller, who died on May 8, 2009 with lymphoma. Paul was only 42, and was on his way to remisson and recovery when he died. He sang as a member of the Gay Men's Chorus of Houston, which I have supported for several years.

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team InTraining and help advance LLS's mission.

Thanks for your support!

Matt Tittle



Supporter Comments

    "I did the Disney Marathon in 2004 with the Clear Lake Team in Training. It was a great experience!"

    Wendy Young

    Sat Feb 07 08:27:01 EST 2009

    "Good luck Matt!"

    Kay Standridge

    Mon Mar 02 10:28:32 EST 2009

    "Go Team FOX5!"

    Tue Feb 25 01:31:10 EST 2014

    "Jude - You are my hero! (heroine didn't sound right :) What a wonderful project - your dad would be proud!"

    Samantha Star Straf

    Tue Nov 12 04:56:27 EST 2013

    "Jude: You are amazing and you will love "every step" of the way. Welcome to Team in Training!!! xoxo, Debra"

    Samantha Star Straf

    Sat Nov 30 09:52:32 EST 2013

    "Jude - What a great way to celebrate life. You go girl! - Bob and Ruth"

    Samantha Star Straf

    Sat Feb 08 11:24:58 EST 2014

    "Matt--you know me as Lisa, even though my grown up name is Elizabeth! thanks for doing this--for all who need it!"

    Lisa Presley

    Sat Feb 07 01:16:24 EST 2009

    "Thanks matt for doing this! My donation in memory of Sherman McCauley - (Becky's Dad)"

    Katy Kuder

    Tue Apr 07 05:49:04 EDT 2009

    "Thanks for all you do Michele to help find a cure for the future! Sarah is never forgotten!"

    Thu Sep 15 07:15:06 EDT 2016

    "In memory of Sarah. Good luck Michele!"

    Wed Sep 21 06:11:46 EDT 2016

    "In memory of Sarah. We hope that this contribution helps make Someday become Today. Best of Luck Michele. From the Baxter family and Academy of the Holy Names."

    Sun Oct 02 07:36:59 EDT 2016

    "Blessings to you!"

    Mon Oct 03 04:15:16 EDT 2016

    "Sorry it's so late! Love, Dave Beth and Matt"

    Sun Oct 09 12:36:47 EDT 2016

    "Cancer Sucks! "

    thomas cassity

    Fri Nov 18 12:41:59 EST 2016

    "Hope you reach your goal! "

    Fri Jul 01 12:38:03 EDT 2016

    "I hope you reach your goal love. I am in process of going to get a biopsy soon to check for a mass in breast. I am hoping research and cure are found by the time our babies grow up"

    Mon Jul 04 12:31:41 EDT 2016

    "Good luck Kita! What a great cause to support. "

    Wed Jul 20 05:50:32 EDT 2016

    "Good Luck!!!!"

    Fri Aug 12 12:30:44 EDT 2016

    "Kim you continue to amaze me! You are such a beautiful and strong young woman!! Love you for being a wonderful inspiration for us all!! Love, Tina"

    Wed Jul 06 10:32:16 EDT 2016

    "Great job fundraising! Have fun at your walk! "

    Betty Clark-Riggan

    Fri Sep 30 08:08:45 EDT 2016

    "Good luck, Matt! Thanks for all the good work you are doing~"

    Laurel Amabile

    Wed Apr 22 09:52:03 EDT 2009

    "It's such a blessing to be able to give! Thanks for sharing your gifts, talents, and athleticism with the world, Matt!"

    Josette Guerrero Cruz Bergeron

    Mon May 04 12:46:17 EDT 2009

    "Here's to another year of good health and happiness! Sending my love from the left coast!"

    Thu Sep 15 07:06:10 EDT 2016

    "Thanks Doctor Kennedy for all you have done for me and for others...You are one in a million :)"

    Kathy Goerdt

    Tue Nov 29 04:57:47 EST 2016

    "You are amazing Dr. Kennedy! Way to go!"

    Kathy Goerdt

    Wed Nov 30 08:39:30 EST 2016

    "I am so proud of you mom! Way to rock the Boston Marathon, again! And to raise funds for a wonderful cause. "

    Kathy Goerdt

    Wed Nov 30 08:43:49 EST 2016

    "You never cease to amaze me....So proud of you Julia!!!! "

    Kathy Goerdt

    Fri Dec 02 12:51:38 EST 2016

    "Julia, You are such an inspiration! Keep it up! --Jennifer Yee"

    Kathy Goerdt

    Sat Dec 03 03:17:35 EST 2016

    "Many blessings to all those that train for these events and put so much effort in raising money for a good cause. Valerie"

    Kathy Goerdt

    Thu Dec 15 07:28:24 EST 2016

    "Bes t of Luck. Ellen Bauer"

    Kathy Goerdt

    Mon Jan 09 09:28:38 EST 2017

    "See you there, Brenda!"

    Lynn Young

    Thu Sep 29 11:11:39 EDT 2016

    "Great cause. Good luck with your goal."


    Mon Oct 17 12:34:32 EDT 2016

    "My dad is living with CLL. Happy to support anyone in the fight against cancer. "

    Tue Sep 20 10:49:32 EDT 2016

    "Our brother-in-law Wayne fought the good fight against lymphoma and leukemia. He was the sweetest, strongest person and we miss him every day. He was a volunteer at the society and really loved calling past donors to thank them for their contributions. "


    Wed Oct 19 03:51:53 EDT 2016

    "It's not much, but wanted to help out some how. You're the sweetest person and most giving! Blessed are those that give, and give from the heart! Thank you for you're support..... See you soon..... Nashville will be our town......"

    Lynn Young

    Tue Oct 11 10:54:13 EDT 2016

    "Thank You!"

    Kathy Goerdt

    Mon Jan 09 12:05:05 EST 2017

    "Rachel & Harrison-You two are an amazing example of strength and courage. Our hearts go out to you in your battle against cancer."

    Karen Lewis

    Wed Sep 21 11:12:39 EDT 2016

    "Rachel we are so proud of you and I hope this helps you."

    Karen Lewis

    Thu Sep 08 10:37:15 EDT 2016

    "Many sunrises and moons have past, but my dear friend your a blast from my past. A friend true, a heart of gold, a friendship never grown old. Today tomorrow our phones could ring, and still to this day, we never missed a beat. Howat, I love you, you've been a best friend and a sister to me. I'm here. I love you my friend. "

    Eugenia Tumanova

    Sat Sep 24 12:20:33 EDT 2016

    "Good luck love! R.I.P Calvin T"

    Wed Sep 07 08:01:55 EDT 2016

    "Hope you reach your goal soon!!"

    Wed Jul 06 04:10:21 EDT 2016

    "Get well soon baby"

    Tue Jul 05 04:02:47 EDT 2016

    "Dedicating my donation in the name of my mother who passed away from Colon Cancer. I appreciate what you are doing Kita, may God Bless you. "

    Sat Jul 02 03:51:23 EDT 2016

    "I pray for a complete healing over each and every child battling this terrible disease.God bless you all!"

    Sat Jul 02 03:20:21 EDT 2016

    "Best of luck! "

    Sat Jul 02 01:55:43 EDT 2016

    "Good Luck :-) "

    Sat Jul 02 02:25:47 EDT 2016

    "Many blessings! "

    Fri Jul 01 05:13:24 EDT 2016

    "Good Luck Cuzz! Love, Kai...KK...Syn"

    Fri Jul 01 04:59:25 EDT 2016

    "Have a great walk!"

    Fri Jul 01 02:53:24 EDT 2016

    "I've lost many family members to cancer. My Dad, who I love with all my heart has had 4 bouts with cancer. It's a nasty thing that can bring the best of people to such a horrible place. I hope there is a cure someday so that I will not have to see another beautiful person go through so much."

    John Kellett

    Thu Jun 30 02:13:30 EDT 2016

    "Now you are only $100 away. Keep up the great work. ♥"

    thomas cassity

    Thu Nov 17 06:12:57 EST 2016

    "Great job Colleen!"

    thomas cassity

    Thu Nov 17 04:46:20 EST 2016

    "Have a wonderful day in Houston! How inspiring that you've been with TNT so long."

    thomas cassity

    Thu Nov 17 02:05:31 EST 2016

    "Good luck CC!! #WomanOnAMISSION Best! JS"

    thomas cassity

    Fri Aug 19 09:29:38 EDT 2016

    "I applaud your continued efforts for this fundraising campaign. Good luck, Colleen."

    thomas cassity

    Sun Aug 14 10:22:56 EDT 2016

    "Thanks for your continued fundraising efforts Colleen!! Good Luck!"

    thomas cassity

    Sat Aug 13 05:23:09 EDT 2016

    "We will see you Saturday night!"

    Mon Oct 03 08:44:39 EDT 2016

    "Sarah's dear little picture still hangs in the St Monica library. Thanks Mattice's for reminding us to give to this worthy cause!"

    Thu Sep 29 07:41:55 EDT 2016

    "Keeping you in prayer! Steve, Ellen and Jason"

    Thu Sep 29 07:40:33 EDT 2016

    "I think about your beautiful Sarah often, and so admire your strength and grace in continuing to help others in her honor. God bless you, much love- Kathy Krayer Flaherty"

    Thu Sep 29 06:46:34 EDT 2016

    "Keep up the great work, Michele!"

    Mon Sep 26 02:14:50 EDT 2016

    "We miss Sarah and remember her everyday. Forever in our hearts and thoughts. Let's find a cure!"

    Sun Sep 18 11:21:14 EDT 2016

    "For "

    Sat Sep 17 09:28:04 EDT 2016

    "In memory of sweet Sarah, our little neighbor girl... we will never forget her. "

    Sat Sep 17 07:16:22 EDT 2016

    "Sarah the sweetest of angels. A cure is coming. Love Mary and George Perlotto"

    Tue Sep 13 06:59:56 EDT 2016

    "Stay strong"


    Fri Nov 15 06:38:13 EST 2013

    "Go Jude Go , Love Ya Baby. To my little Runner (I'm Proud of ya)"

    Samantha Star Straf

    Thu Apr 03 01:46:55 EDT 2014

    "You helped me so much, I'm glad I can help you too! "

    Samantha Star Straf

    Wed Apr 02 03:54:00 EDT 2014

    "Good luck Jude!"

    Samantha Star Straf

    Sat Mar 29 01:23:56 EDT 2014

    "Proud of you Aunt Judia. You will crush it!"

    Samantha Star Straf

    Thu Feb 06 02:36:41 EST 2014

    "Go Jude good luck"

    Samantha Star Straf

    Wed Feb 05 09:43:28 EST 2014

    "So proud you are doing this Jude"

    Samantha Star Straf

    Tue Jan 28 04:41:47 EST 2014

    "Go Jude, so glad you're feeling up for this challenge, proud of you! Jay Eff"

    Samantha Star Straf

    Sun Jan 26 06:31:49 EST 2014

    "Jude, proud of you for taking this on, enjoy the training and good luck on April 6th, I'll be there to watch you cross the finish!"

    Samantha Star Straf

    Sat Jan 25 01:56:20 EST 2014

    "For You. For Your Dad. For all those with blood cancers. & I hope and pray research here touches all those with cancer or chronic disease. Good luck, Jude, & have fun :)"

    Samantha Star Straf

    Fri Jan 24 10:20:01 EST 2014

    "Good luck, train hard!"

    Samantha Star Straf

    Sat Jan 04 01:00:59 EST 2014

    "Jude - congrats on joining LLS! We are so excited for you. Love Helayne"

    Samantha Star Straf

    Mon Nov 18 08:27:52 EST 2013

    "GO FOX 5 TEAM!"

    Thu Mar 13 08:26:35 EDT 2014

    "Go Fox so proud of you all!! Hope!!!"

    Mon Mar 10 07:38:03 EDT 2014

    "Keep runnin' and keep fighting'�.."

    Thu Jan 23 07:22:16 EST 2014

    "Go Margie and Fox5 team!"

    Tue Nov 19 04:45:28 EST 2013

    "Go Margie!! -Frank and Tammy. "

    Mon Nov 18 09:32:06 EST 2013

    "For a great cause!"

    Veena Smith

    Fri Nov 15 04:17:58 EST 2013

    "It's a great cause Olga. Have a great time."

    Veena Smith

    Fri Nov 15 10:47:47 EST 2013

    "My husband's mother and grandmother both died from leukemia at the age of 46. "

    Wed Oct 12 05:38:11 EDT 2016

    "Good Luck! Have Fun!"

    Wed Sep 21 12:38:55 EDT 2016

    "Thanks for your loyal consistency to the cause over the years."

    Fri Oct 14 03:01:46 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,983.20 | Goal: $4,500.00
111 %

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We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this participant for this event.

In Memory of

Paul Spiller

My Thanks To

Cork Wine Bar Fundraiser $540.00
Paul E. Spiller Sr. $250.00
Endorfun $250.00
Sarah Jones $100.00
Melissa Serpas $100.00
Nandini Kandolha $100.00
Gwendolyn Berry $100.00
Kathy Klimpel $100.00
Kris Berthold $100.00
Richard Wehrman $100.00
Philip Agler $100.00
Wendy Young $100.00
Ernest Henry Groppe, Jr. $50.00
Cheryl Spiller-Scott $50.00
Tiffany McCoy - Chick-fil... $50.00
Mr Brown $50.00
John Kellett $50.00
Jerry Aucoin $50.00
Kathy Goerdt $50.00
annette rae $50.00
Josette Guerrero Cruz Ber... $50.00
Valerie Holton $50.00
Angela Wiley $50.00
Betty Clark-Riggan $50.00
Catherine Lynch & Matthew... $50.00
FL Terry Sweetser $50.00
Becky and Mark Edmiston-L... $50.00
John Tolley $50.00
John Kellett $50.00
thomas cassity $50.00
Harold Camp $50.00
Clif and Terry Grim $50.00
Kathy Charles $50.00
Patricia Banks $50.00
John Watzke $50.00
Rev. Erin Splaine $50.00
shradha $50.00
Lisa Presley $50.00
Russell Peterson $35.00
Ann Detyens $30.00
Johnson & Magdaleno famil... $30.00
Jorge Ramirez $25.00
Drew Daubenspeckl $25.00
Loretta & Gay Jividen $25.00
Ruth Nasrullah $25.00
Susan & Barry Schlueter $25.00
Carla Clark $25.00
Kathryn Porterfield Sonda... $25.00
Ronald Forkenbrock $25.00
Cdr Stephen Weinhardt $25.00
Dr Jenny Singleton Goldba... $25.00
Stefanie Goebel $25.00
Nicholas Turk $25.00
vicky hina $25.00
Ann McFarlan d $25.00
Laura Nagel $25.00
Marcia Sanderson $25.00
wendell sorenson $25.00
Kathleen Ellis $25.00
Richard Wehrman $25.00
Lynn Young $25.00
Edward Truitt $25.00
Roberta Nelson $25.00
Michael Griffin and Kandi... $25.00
Jonalu Johnstone $25.00
Karen Lewis $25.00
Laurel Amabile $25.00
veena smith $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Katy Kuder $25.00
anonymous anonymous $25.00
Michael Tino $25.00
Phyllis D. Alcorn $25.00
Steve Jordan $25.00
Jerry Simoneaux $25.00
Lisa/Carol Switoyus $25.00
Kim Watzke $25.00
Veena Smith $25.00
Samantha Star Straf $25.00
Karen S. Stoyanoff $25.00
A $25.00
Kate Buchanan $20.00
Katie Norris $20.00
Jeremy Kizer $15.00
Jerome Stone $10.00
James Saunders $10.00
Martha Capo $10.00
Rita Lee $10.00
Eugenia Tumanova $10.00
Susie Allen $10.00
alicia zubay $10.00
Alex Tittle $10.00
Amelia Reible $10.00
Lucia Flevares $10.00
Jon Jividen $5.00
Kay Standridge