My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jul 12, 2012

Sometimes... if you are lucky you get do something

that is LIFE CHANGING....

The first time... it was becoming a mom.... The second time?

Running the WDW 1/2 Marathon in 2011 for Team in Training!

I lost my dad, Doug Sherman to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma on Christmas Eve, 1995. Almost 17 years have gone by since that day which at times, seems like just yesterday. Not a birthday, a moment with my children or a milestone goes by when I don't wish he was here. My dad was diagnosed in 1989. His fight against the disease included a bone marrow transplant and a great deal of time spent at Dana Farber Cancer Institute as well as many ups and downs for our family.

Though he lost his fight I continue to be inspired by the character and grace that he maintained throughout his experience. He was an educator, an artist, a poet, a wood carver, a gardener and more. He touched many lives along the way. It is in his memory that I am raising funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as a participant in their Team In Training program.

I will be training to run a half marathon in Walt Disney World on January 12th. I have set a goal to raise $5000.00 for LLS. All money raised goes to LLS. Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. Each donation helps accelerate finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. More than 823,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers. I am hoping that my participation in Team In Training will help bring them hope and support. In additon, if you would like me to run in memory or in honor of someone you care about, please send me their name. I will put their name on my racing jersey. Donate $500 or more? I will put YOUR name on my jersey... in GLITTER!

On behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and in memory of my dad, thank you very much for your support. I greatly appreciate your generosity.


Supporter Comments

    "Flock Rob and Michelle Scott. 18 ? Amherst Rd. Red Hook NY 12571"

    Chris Hoffman

    Mon Jul 23 08:29:06 EDT 2012

    "need two large flocks: one for 32 Glen Ridge Rd Red Hook the other for 65 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook. Thanks"

    Marie Hull

    Thu Jul 26 12:20:56 EDT 2012

    "2 medium flocks. one flock for 19 Church St Red Hook NY another for 58 Glen Ridge Rd Red Hook NY"

    Marie Hull

    Thu Jul 26 07:43:32 EDT 2012

    "flocking we spoke about. :)"

    Denise Sullivan

    Sun Jul 29 09:15:17 EDT 2012

    "I need a birthday flocking for this weekend. I'll give you the address tomorrow."


    Wed Aug 15 09:20:48 EDT 2012

    "Tara- Good luck! Please flock: Jennifer Howland - 14 Willard Rd, Red Hook (in Echo Valley)"

    Yvonne Turchetti

    Fri Aug 17 12:16:03 EDT 2012

    "HI! I got the flamingos last night. SCARED ME!!! Anyway, I passed them onto my parents and am donating through here... THanks!!!"

    Derek MacDonald

    Sat Aug 25 05:27:18 EDT 2012

    "we were flocked today, donating thru this site. Good luck with your fundraiser!"

    The Morrison Family

    Sun Sep 16 12:31:18 EDT 2012

    "I am assuming you meant $4772 + 100 mailed in = 4872. As you asked to blow by your total....great job, I am proud of you and admire all that you do and have done! Now run baby run!!!! "

    Todd Grieb

    Tue Oct 23 06:47:37 EDT 2012

    "You are an inspiration Tara. You are an amazing mom, educator and friend--there is no doubt your father would be immeasurably proud of you. I wish you the best for an amazing run in January!"

    Linly Harris

    Tue Oct 23 10:56:50 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,546.00 | Goal: $5,000.00
111 %

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In Memory of

Doug Sherman

My Thanks To

Tara Sherman $1407.00
Jeffrey Martin $350.00
Kathleen Kjetsaa $250.00
Todd Grieb $129.00
Sheila MacDonald $100.00
Robert Roda $100.00
Jacqueline Albers $100.00
Veronica Sherman $100.00
Richard Starzyk $100.00
James Ross $100.00
Denise Sullivan $100.00
Sara Taveniere $80.00
Wendy Dorrian $66.00
Marie Hull $60.00
Kelly Montemorra $53.00
Gwendolyn Higgins $50.00
Marianne Del Percio $50.00
Peggy Stork $50.00
Cheryl Blakney $50.00
Jennifer Howland $50.00
Maryann Stoorvogel $50.00
Mike McCrudden $50.00
Nicole Hildenbrand $50.00
Yvonne Turchetti $50.00
Julia $50.00
Gregory Locker $50.00
Tara Miller $50.00
Brian Boyd $50.00
Wendy Dorrian $50.00
Rob Scott $50.00
Matthew Ray $50.00
Debra Storrs $50.00
Kimberly Alexander $45.00
Amy Williams $40.00
Marie Hull $40.00
Nancy Morrissey $34.00
Georganna Ulary $30.00
Jeffrey Piaget $30.00
Kimberly Alexander $30.00
Colleen Kurtz $30.00
Kimberly Alexander $30.00
William McKay $30.00
Peter Gadsby $30.00
T. Grieb Electric $30.00
Joan Dolen $30.00
Irene Romano $30.00
Brian Mauch $30.00
Mark Hannan $30.00
Christel Flynn $30.00
Derek MacDonald $30.00
Nancy Morrissey $30.00
Mary Chenevert $30.00
Joseph Deveau $30.00
Elizabeth Yearwood $30.00
Leanne Kelly $30.00
Colleen Flood $30.00
Kimberly Virga $30.00
Laura Luca $30.00
Denise Sullivan $30.00
Steven MacDonald $30.00
Thomas Polapink $30.00
Deb Storrs $30.00
Megan Boyd $30.00
Kathleen Fenn $30.00
Chris Hoffman $30.00
Liz Cort $30.00
Linly Harris $25.00
Patricia Decato $25.00
Jennifer Huber $25.00
Michele Scott $25.00
Joanne Gorman $25.00
Teresa Costakis $25.00
Christine Koepp $25.00
Leanne Kelly $25.00
Christine Mac Neil $25.00
Jennifer Neese $25.00
josefine wilber $25.00
Jennifer Brown $25.00
stacy hobson $25.00
Katarina Sheprow $20.00
John Wintenburg $20.00
Michael Goldbeck $20.00
Leon Schram $20.00
Jim Hare $20.00
Paul Schram $20.00
Gail Mowry $17.00
Linda Kaumeyer $10.00
David Gunzburg $10.00
Margaret Schoonmaker $5.00
Nancy Morrissey  
The Morrison Family