My Fundraising Page

My Tahoe Century Fundraising Page
Mar 10, 2013

Welcome to my Team In Training home page for 2013.

I have a mission--to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’m participating in my next sports endurance event as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training--our signature cycling event, America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride, 100 miles around Lake Tahoe, on June 2, 2013. Like the other members of TNT, I'm raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, and myeloma. I’m improving the quality of my life by participating, and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.

Teams are made up of individuals. Without them, there is no team. As a soon-to-be six-time TNT participant and mentor, I continue to be inspired and challenged by my teammates, coaches, and fellow mentors. That's one of the reasons I keep coming back year after year.

And as always, I train and fundraise in memory of my stepdad, John Kaczynski; in memory of Jane Neale, who was my best friend at work from 2000 until she lost her life to cancer in 2007; in memory of my friend Anina's dad, Lars laCour; in celebration and in honor of my dear friends Michele Dowd and Matt Brady; and with many more friends, neighbors, and colleagues on my mind on every ride and workout.

But the work's not done. I'm also training this season in honor of my neighbor (and my most esteemed colleague's dad), Bill Peltz, who was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia earlier this year, and is beginning to feel more energetic, at age 81, after his initial rounds of treatment. Go, Bill!

You can help advance research for effective treatments and cures by making a donation in support of my efforts. Here are some sugggested donation amounts--your donation, in any amount, WILL make a difference.

$51, my age on Ride Day. The very best kind of inflation. I started out asking for $44 in 2006!

$100, how many miles I'll ride on June 2, 2013.

$200, I'll be riding by some casinos out in Reno/Tahoe. Double it up!

$500, We're about due for a beautiful day for the ride, after the cold and snow of the last two years. This means there will be plenty of visible ad space on my arms....and I have a BIG Sharpie.

Thanks for your support, and GO TEAM!



Supporter Comments

    "Yummy bread. Ride on!"

    Kristen Hislop

    Sun Dec 23 12:56:59 EST 2012

    "You are a Powerhouse! Thank you for most delicious babkas and the reaming $5 is to your polar plunge. With your energy and determination, Donna, cancer's ass will be kicked, big time, my friend! "

    Olya Prevo

    Sun Dec 23 10:57:13 EST 2012

    "Donna. YOU ARE AWESOME! I'm sure you hear that enough.... Probably daily but I felt the sudden urge to state the obvious! Xoxoxo "

    Lauren Baratto

    Thu Dec 27 05:00:35 EST 2012

    "Good luck Powerhouse!"

    Margaret Conklin

    Thu Mar 14 06:36:43 EDT 2013

    "I TOLD you I would have to take action :) "

    Deb Schmidle

    Sun Mar 31 10:40:48 EDT 2013

    "Awsome Bobka!"


    Sat Apr 06 08:32:42 EDT 2013

    "Looking forward to breaking Babka bread with my family on Easter. Enjoy the ride."

    Kara Pawlusiak

    Thu Mar 21 06:27:44 EDT 2013

    "Go get 'em, Donna!!! You're a pro and we couldn't be TNT without YOU!!!!"

    Char Mallet

    Wed Jan 30 02:57:33 EST 2013

    "Your nuts, but you sure know how to raise money for a great cause."

    Karen McIntyre

    Mon Dec 31 04:40:02 EST 2012



    Fri Dec 28 10:26:58 EST 2012

    "Go Donna!!!"

    Keylla Capote

    Thu Dec 27 09:42:48 EST 2012

    "Donna - You are such an inspiring lady! All of your efforts do not go unnoticed!!!"

    Typhoon Tara :O)

    Thu Dec 27 03:34:10 EST 2012

    "Get ready for the plunge. Have a blast!"

    John & Claudia

    Wed Dec 26 10:19:48 EST 2012

    "Kick Cancers A$$!!"

    The Hopke's

    Wed Dec 26 10:10:25 EST 2012

    "Donna, Thank you for being such a tireless advocate for this foundation. :)"

    The Backus Family

    Wed Dec 26 09:20:52 EST 2012

    "Lake George in January is Beautiful ... I hear ... :-)"


    Wed Dec 26 06:29:05 EST 2012

    "for the polar plunge"

    Len Putnick

    Tue Dec 25 07:55:48 EST 2012

    "From Babkapalooza to the Polar Plunge to Tahoe, this is going to be such a fun season! Having fun while finding cures, that's our game and our mission! "

    In memory of Katie

    Sun Dec 23 06:26:25 EST 2012

    "GO, DONNA, GO!!!!"

    Meg Thomson

    Thu Dec 20 05:38:27 EST 2012

    "Go Donna! Go Bill! "

    Beth Bouloukos

    Wed Dec 12 10:30:14 EST 2012

    "Congrats on being awesome one more time, Donna Dixon!! :-)"

    Kristi Miller

    Sun Nov 11 08:43:40 EST 2012

    "Best of luck, Donna. You are my hero!"

    Deborah Schmidle

    Sun Nov 11 08:37:41 EST 2012

    "Babkapalooza!! :-)"

    Eric Gould

    Wed Mar 27 06:32:46 EDT 2013

    "Moo! Pedal hard - Love Brian, Theresa, Jesse, & Will"

    Brian & Theresa

    Sun May 19 09:50:03 EDT 2013

    "Happy Birthday, Donna and we'll be thinking of you on that day - you are one super-fine fund-raiser, and even better friend and a superlative person! "

    Susan and Dave Sawyer

    Sat May 18 08:42:22 EDT 2013

    "Donna, The raffle idea for the Boiler Maker is an awesome lemon to lemonade tale. I'm glad to have a chance at getting into the Boiler Maker and help a good cause. I love that your working so hard for such a good cause. Thank you, Jay Thorn"

    Jay Thorn

    Tue May 14 08:45:11 EDT 2013

    "have fun on the ride! "

    ivy kasallis

    Sat May 11 05:41:15 EDT 2013

    "Good Luck Donna!"

    Tom Sisson

    Wed May 08 09:54:29 EDT 2013

    "Good Luck Donna!!"

    Molly Grygiel

    Wed May 08 08:15:06 EDT 2013

    "Just keep swimming...."

    Jeff and Greg

    Fri Apr 26 08:42:09 EDT 2013

    "good luck and thanks for the bread!!!"

    linda sweeney

    Thu Apr 11 08:53:20 EDT 2013

    "I LOVE your contagious Spirit!! Thank You Donna <3"

    Lois Green

    Mon Apr 01 07:43:44 EDT 2013

    "You are AWESOME!!! XOXO"


    Fri Mar 29 09:13:45 EDT 2013

    "Go Crispy!"

    Peg Palmiere

    Wed Mar 27 08:52:09 EDT 2013


    Meg Thomson

    Tue Mar 26 07:55:06 EDT 2013

    "You're gonna ROCK it Donna! TNT/LLS is lucky to have you for all your hard work!!!"

    Tara Patton

    Mon Mar 25 11:04:30 EDT 2013

    "Best Wishes to Judy for a fantastic ride! You are an inspiration to all and Katie would be so proud!"

    Kim and Mary Roberts

    Mon May 13 10:44:19 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,001.00 | Goal: $5,000.00
100 %

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My Thanks To

Donna Dixon $405.00
Aaron and Andrea Cass $300.00
Donna Dixon $180.00
Jeff and Greg $100.00
Margaret Conklin $100.00
Jillian Matundan $100.00
Paula Bianchi $100.00
In memory of Katie $100.00
Deborah Schmidle $100.00
Brian & Theresa $78.00
The Hopke's $75.00
Patricia Stefek $65.00
Typhoon Tara :O) $60.00
LDiRado $55.00
Susan and Dave Sawyer $51.00
Susan Mitchell-Herzfeld $51.00
Jay Thorn $50.00
Kim and Mary Roberts $50.00
Kimberley Corwin $50.00
Edmund Mashmann $50.00
J Kelly $50.00
Deb Schmidle $50.00
Peg Palmiere $50.00
Tara Patton $50.00
Amy Blumenthal $50.00
Deb Schmidle $50.00
David, Nancy, and Elexys $50.00
Melissa Stankovich $50.00
Lauren Baratto $50.00
Matt Cusack $50.00
John & Claudia $50.00
Olya Prevo $50.00
Keith Murray $50.00
Melissa Stankovich $45.00
Bill Cowdery $40.00
Kimberley Corwin $40.00
Shannon Guastella $40.00
Susan Sawyer $36.00
Paul Rosenberg $35.00
Kellyanne Terry $35.00
Jean Poland $35.00
Richard Stebbins $30.00
Molly Grygiel $30.00
Lillian Hopke $30.00
Madhu Anand $30.00
John Bologna $30.00
Peter Herzfeld $30.00
Philip LaRocque $30.00
Ron Ferrol $30.00
Henry Madej $30.00
Lois Green $30.00
Eric Gould $30.00
Kara Pawlusiak $30.00
Samantha Wickham $30.00
Ron Gerrol $30.00
Dick Clark $30.00
Amy Koren-Roth $30.00
John Bologna $30.00
Kristen Hislop $30.00
ivy kasallis $25.00
Donald Rahn $25.00
Leonard Putnick $25.00
Jane Bunker Sullivan $25.00
Bob Woodfield $25.00
Terri Zuelsdorf $25.00
Meg Thomson $25.00
Molly Grygiel $25.00
Robin Davey $25.00
Mark Wahl $25.00
Char Mallet $25.00
Stephen Rewinski $25.00
Donna Dixon $25.00
Ann Mullaly $25.00
Gary DeRusso $25.00
Leonard Putnick $25.00
Susan Sawyer $25.00
Karen McIntyre $25.00
Kate McDonnell $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Keylla Capote $25.00
Len Putnick $25.00
Lori Smith $25.00
Meg Thomson $25.00
Beth Bouloukos $25.00
Kristi Miller $25.00
Margaret Skinner $20.00
Marianne Daniels - Bross $20.00
Jean Sheviak $20.00
Peter Vincent $20.00
Susan D'Entremont Jones $20.00
Rebecca Veigel $20.00
Lori Smith $20.00
Richard Dowd $20.00
Melissa Gordon $20.00
Amy Koren - Roth $20.00
Anonymous $20.00
Mike Becker $20.00
Anne McFarland $15.00
Barbara Eden $15.00
Donna Dixon $15.00
Laurie Lieman $15.00
Tom Sisson $10.00
Donna Dixon $10.00
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