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

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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

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

    Samantha Star Straf

    Mon Nov 18 08:27:52 EST 2013

    "Go Margie and Fox5 team!"

    Tue Nov 19 04:45:28 EST 2013

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

    Samantha Star Straf

    Wed Apr 02 03:54:00 EDT 2014

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

    Veena Smith

    Fri Nov 15 10:47:47 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

    "Good luck Jude!"

    Samantha Star Straf

    Sat Mar 29 01:23:56 EDT 2014

    "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

    "Go Team FOX5!"

    Tue Feb 25 01:31:10 EST 2014

    "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

    "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

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

    Thu Jan 23 07:22:16 EST 2014

    "Good luck, train hard!"

    Samantha Star Straf

    Sat Jan 04 01:00:59 EST 2014

    "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

    "Go Margie!! -Frank and Tammy. "

    Mon Nov 18 09:32:06 EST 2013

    "Stay strong"


    Fri Nov 15 06:38:13 EST 2013

    "For a great cause!"

    Veena Smith

    Fri Nov 15 04:17:58 EST 2013

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

    Samantha Star Straf

    Thu Feb 06 02:36:41 EST 2014

My Fundraising Total

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

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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