Leslie Harris' Fundraising Page

Leslie Harris' Fundraising Page
Mar 30, 2009 by Leslie Harris

Race time is almost here!

The months of training are behind me, and a week from now, so will the race be behind me. But for now I want to thank you all for the love, support and encouragement as I prepared for this challenge. I'll be running in honor of some amazing people next Sunday. Watch here for an update after the big race and THANK YOU for your help fighting blood cancers!

Honoring Kaye Kriz

Leukemia and lymphoma are dastardly, sneaky cancers of the blood. If you don't know someone who has battled this disease, let me personalize it a little bit by introducing you to one of my honorees: Kaye Kriz.

I never met Kaye. She had myeloma and lost her battle after several years, in and out of remission, on May 3, 2008. But she was incredibly inspiring to all who met her, and to someone like me, who never had the chance but witnessed the effect of her inspiration on others.

By all accounts, Kaye was a remarkable woman. She had a wicked sense of humor and was an accomplished athlete. Qualifying for Boston in her first marathon, she went on to train for triathlons and Century rides. She was courageous and positive, encouraging, daring, and always up for an adventure. She was a loving wife and mom whose eyes lit up at the very mention of her family.

Kaye wasn't just a myeloma patient: she was a warrior. She endured stem cell transplants, and kept her sense of humor and fighting spirit. While in remission, she trained, raised money for LLS, and rode the century ride around Lake Tahoe for Team in Training in 2007. She used her spirit and determination to fight the disease that threatened her own life, in hopes it wouldn't do the same to anyone else.

Team Honorees are those in whose honor we train and raise funds through Team in Training for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Each has a blood cancer: leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins Disease, or myeloma. They are the real heroes, for they inspire us with their spirit, their strength, their positive attitude, their will to overcome blood cancers. Kaye is one of my Honorees this year. Who will you honor with a donation to stop this disease?

Racing to Save Lives

Welcome to my Team In Training home page!

I'm training to participate in the Virginia Beach Rock N Roll Half Marathon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. I can't do this without you!

I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!


Supporter Comments

    "Sending prayers. Love, the Glassburn Family"

    John Hillestad

    Mon Sep 19 03:22:53 EDT 2016

    "Run, Victor, run!"

    Lynne Krulich

    Wed Sep 20 09:18:22 EDT 2017

    "Wish I could attend the dinner and race in person. Cheering you on in spirit!"

    Lynne Krulich

    Thu Sep 21 09:53:31 EDT 2017

    "You can do it! I'm so proud of you."

    Maureen Barker

    Wed Apr 22 01:06:25 EDT 2009

    "We honor the memory of Jeff."

    Kelly McPherson

    Fri Sep 23 10:49:56 EDT 2016

    "Good luck! We'll be with you."

    Regan & Dan Westra

    Thu Jul 09 07:03:23 EDT 2009

    "Have fun!"

    Lynne Krulich

    Sat Oct 14 04:02:23 EDT 2017

    "Good luck Victor!"

    Lynne Krulich

    Sat Oct 14 03:26:29 EDT 2017

    "WaY to go Victor! Burn some soles and congrats on your first 26.2 ! Proud of you buddy...such a great cause, hands down! I´┐Żll have to come and train with you and Nitti soon. Cheers! "

    Lynne Krulich

    Thu Oct 05 07:29:15 EDT 2017

    "Good luck with the marathon!"

    Lynne Krulich

    Thu Sep 28 12:45:11 EDT 2017

    "Thanks for organizing this dinner for all of us Victor!"

    Lynne Krulich

    Sun Sep 24 11:29:28 EDT 2017

    "Vamos Diablo!"

    Lynne Krulich

    Sun Sep 24 10:41:47 EDT 2017

    "Good luck Victor! The Olsen Fam will be there to cheer you on!"

    Lynne Krulich

    Thu Sep 07 10:03:01 EDT 2017

    "I love your passion and your heart!!! Love you Aunt Bart"

    Roger Engelking

    Thu Oct 13 05:58:59 EDT 2016

    "You continue to amaze me Ali-so proud to be your mom! Thanks for doing this for Kim."

    Roger Engelking

    Wed Oct 12 03:27:17 EDT 2016

    "Stay Strong Garrin, you got this!"

    John Hillestad

    Mon Sep 19 02:45:43 EDT 2016

    "Go Cindy!!!"

    Kelly McPherson

    Mon Aug 22 12:58:27 EDT 2016

    "Hi Leslie today I found out me friend's 6 year old's leukemia has probably come back, she finished 3 years of treatment this spring anyway that is her name Taylor Koegel. She and her family could use all the prayers they can get. thank you Leslie. Best, Beth"

    Beth Sciaudone

    Thu Aug 13 10:12:19 EDT 2009

    "Kim's fight is inspirational and so are you Ali, for giving of your time, talents and treasures to help fight for your friend and those like her. I am happy to be able to help! will miss you at my 60th, but obviously it is for a great reason... love you bunches!! Darlene"

    Roger Engelking

    Tue Oct 11 02:13:45 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,575.00 | Goal: $2,100.00
123 %

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In Memory of

Kaye Kriz

My Thanks To

Altria Group Inc. $375.00
Francis Watson Hale $250.00
Charitable Flex Fund $150.00
DRW, Inc $100.00
Scott Scofield $100.00
Virginia Watkins Lovelock $100.00
Col Richard Roszak $100.00
Lynne Krulich $100.00
Frank Lovelock $100.00
John Sherwood $100.00
Jay Viszoki $100.00
Frank Nanney $100.00
Kelly McPherson $60.00
Barbara Cole $50.00
Barb Dodd $50.00
Regan & Dan Westra $50.00
Marcey Leonard $50.00
Sally Gammon $50.00
Kimberly Watson $50.00
J L Lamb $50.00
Maureen Barker $50.00
Michele Jacobson $25.00
Craig Bowlus $25.00
Beth Sciaudone $25.00
Scottie Alley $25.00
Phyllis Taylor $25.00
Edith Triguero $25.00
Richard Stevenson $25.00
Leigh Hersey $25.00
Kimberly Heerbrandt $25.00
Renee Blackburn $25.00
Roger Engelking $25.00
John Hillestad $25.00
Bryan Lawler $25.00
Natalie Castro $15.00