My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Nov 30, 2012

Would you consider making a difference by donating? Every dollar that is donated makes a difference toward finding a cure for cancer and it also provides help and support to patients and their families.

In 2001, I ran the Marine Corps Marathon and thanks to so many generous people, I raised over $3200. I enjoyed the whole experience and was inspired to participate in the event after talking to Judy, who lost her daughter to a form of Leukemia. At the time I met Judy, I was deciding whether or not I would be able to fit fundraising into my schedule and when I heard her story I knew right away that I wanted to get involved and do my part so that other families would not have to go through the pain that she did. Leukemia is the # 1 disease killer of children and young adults under the age of 20 and because of that I will continue to do whatever I can to help find a cure. I hope that you will help in this effort by providing a donation.

“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” Forest Witcraft.

In January, 2013, I will be participating in the Goofy Challenge; I will be running 39.3 miles in 2 days, (13.1 miles one day and the next day 26.2). This will be challenging and may be difficult at times but my challenge is small in comparison to the challenges that families effected by cancer face every day. Many members of our team have adopted the philosophy that “There is no finish line until there is a cure." When we start to get tired or do not feel motivated or inspired to run or fund raise, we think about the patients’ and their families and then we gain the strength we need to complete our goal.

There will be many people I will be thinking and praying about as I train and run the goofy challenge. A special person that I will dedicate the goofy challenge to is my sister in law Liz who was diagnosed with Brain cancer in the summer 2011. I will approach my event in the same way that Liz has approached her challenge. Liz had such a positive attitude, strong faith and a strong determination and has been so appreciative of all the people. Thankfully, Liz is doing well now thanks to prayers, support and the wonderful Doctors at Sloan Kettering.

Would you please support me and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by donating? Perhaps you have an extra $5 or 50 cents per mile ($19.50) or $1 per mile ($39) or $2 per mile ($78) or maybe you are blessed with an abundance of money and want to donate $100 or even $500. Thanks for your support.


Supporter Comments

    "Linda You go girl. "

    Susan Lundberg

    Fri Oct 05 08:30:15 EDT 2012

    "Money raised at the UAlbany football game on November 3,2012. Thanks to those who donated!"

    Linda Gallagher

    Tue Nov 20 09:02:58 EST 2012

    "Money from donations at the Colonie High School craft fair on November 17,2012. Thanks to everyone who donated."

    Linda Gallagher

    Tue Nov 20 09:08:31 EST 2012

    "Donations from my garage sale and donations from people who supported my fundraiser at TCBY Nov. 7"

    Linda g

    Sat Nov 24 06:22:41 EST 2012

    "I wish I could run so far."

    Michael Sattinger

    Fri Nov 30 03:45:14 EST 2012

    "YOu will acheive what you believe! Love you! "

    Maria Oeser

    Fri Dec 07 03:59:25 EST 2012

    "Donations collected from Tastefully Simple friends and from SUNY Albany basketball game last night!"

    Linda Gallagher

    Thu Dec 13 06:34:31 EST 2012

    "Keep on going, Linda! You're doing a great job!! :-)"

    Kristi Miller

    Fri Dec 14 07:52:13 EST 2012

    "Good luck, Linda!"

    Darlene Scalera

    Sat Dec 15 08:05:24 EST 2012

    "Great job always Linda!"

    Joanne Mellish

    Tue Dec 18 12:51:09 EST 2012

    "I know every little bit helps"

    Susan Lundberg

    Tue Dec 18 01:31:53 EST 2012

    "Good luck with your run and your fundraising! Jackie and Paul"

    Jackie and Paul Shapiro

    Tue Dec 18 06:15:02 EST 2012

    "Linda - thanks for all the volunteer work you are doing."

    Joanne Rose

    Wed Dec 19 09:38:00 EST 2012

    "Good Luck in the race Linda! "

    Eric Gould

    Thu Dec 20 05:30:36 EST 2012

    "You are so amazing Linda - I am in awe of you! The world is a better place because of people like you :} Good luck! Merry Christmas, Fran "

    Fran Macutek

    Fri Dec 21 07:19:08 EST 2012

    "Just wanted 2 chances at the iPad. ! It's a great cause and I need to help out my teammate of course !"

    Alexa Pajak

    Fri Dec 21 10:06:14 EST 2012

    "Good luck Linda!"

    Mary Harding

    Fri Dec 21 11:49:28 EST 2012

    "Donation for two chances for the Mini IPad! Good luck with your training! - Laura Unger (fellow Tastefully Simple Consultant)"

    Laura Unger

    Fri Dec 21 12:11:06 EST 2012

    "I'll take one ticket for the i-pad. Go TEAM!"

    Esther Marini

    Fri Dec 21 12:21:30 EST 2012

    "I am a survivor of Hodgkin's Lymphoma and I like to give as often as I can because I know even the little things help make a big difference."

    Jake Lopata

    Fri Dec 21 02:21:48 EST 2012

    "Good luck Linda! You are an inspiration!"

    Sue Baker

    Mon Dec 24 10:15:22 EST 2012

    "Linda- YOU rock!!!! See you Sunday for pancakes!"

    Janice Daigle

    Thu Dec 27 04:28:36 EST 2012

    "Keep up the great work Linda! I will be there with 2 others for breakfast on Sunday!"

    Maria Sgarlata

    Fri Dec 28 02:46:10 EST 2012

    "My beautiful friend, Carole, I miss you and think of you often. Love, Stephanie"

    Stephanie Lyon

    Sat Dec 29 07:18:31 EST 2012

    "Linda, this donation is from my Aunt Lou Russo who missed the pancake breakfast but still wanted to help out, Janice"

    Janice Daigle

    Mon Dec 31 12:46:30 EST 2012

    "Hi Linda - I know its not much but its what I have at this time. I am part of your TS team under Sheelah Malegreda. I ran the San Diego Marathon a few years back for the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society and I know how hard it is to train and also fund raise. I will say special prayers for your running success and the continued health improvements of your sister. Through God all things are possible!!!!! Success - Sincerely, Carol Darmetko"

    Carol Darmetko

    Tue Jan 08 01:33:37 EST 2013

    "So impressed with your dedication and determination Linda Loooooo! You are an inspiration and a great role model for me!"

    Sheelah Malagrida

    Tue Jan 08 01:38:06 EST 2013

    "Good luck this weekend!!!! "

    Fran Macutek

    Thu Jan 10 07:40:59 EST 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,850.53 | Goal: $3,800.00
101 %

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My Thanks To

Maria Oeser $537.00
Hudson Mohawk Road Runner... $500.00
Linda g $344.00
Linda Gallagher $260.00
Linda Gallagher $230.00
Linda Gallagher $225.00
Mary Stokes $130.00
Judy Lynch $100.00
Kathleen O'Connor $60.00
Jean-Claude Nascimento $50.00
Jake Lopata $50.00
Liz Gallagher $50.00
Jackie and Paul Shapiro $50.00
Joanne Mellish $50.00
Linda Gallagher $50.00
Ann Pressman $50.00
Susan Lundberg $50.00
Kathleen O'Connor $50.00
maria oeser $45.00
TGI Friday's $40.05
Linda Gallagher $40.00
Andrea Rowe $40.00
Irene Andrea $40.00
Michael Sattinger $39.00
Linda Gallagher $39.00
Linda Gallagher $30.00
Janet Atkins $30.00
Patrick O'Connor $30.00
Theresa Casey $30.00
Stephanie Lyon $30.00
Eric Gould $30.00
Eric Gould $30.00
Caiazza $25.00
Sherry Chorost Ginsberg $25.00
Kenneth Bulko Assini $25.00
John Moore $25.00
Janice Daigle $25.00
John Jermyn $25.00
Steven Pleydle $25.00
Joanne Rose $25.00
Eduardo Zuniga $25.00
Bill Gallagher $25.00
Stephanie Lyon $25.00
Xiaoqi Zhu $25.00
David Hurst $25.00
Carol Darmetko $20.00
Zachary Bagdriwicz $20.00
Madhu Anand $20.00
Jill McGarry $20.00
Bridget Cotugno $20.00
Baris Yoruk $20.00
Laura Unger $20.00
Alexa Pajak $20.00
Fran Macutek $20.00
Tom Connors $20.00
Fariba Khosravi $20.00
Kelly Cawley $20.00
Maria Sgarlata $15.00
Darlene Scalera $15.00
Stephanie Lyon $15.00
Jessica Gallo $10.00
Fran Macutek $10.00
Sheelah Malagrida $10.00
Janice Daigle $10.00
Esther Marini $10.00
Mary Harding $10.00
Cong Yu $10.00
Stacey Zyskowski $10.00
Kimberly Nava $10.00
Stephanie Lyon $10.00
Jill McGarry $5.00
Sue Baker  
Lenore Maynard  
Christine Clark  
Susan Lundberg  
Kristi Miller