Go Team Rhea!

Go Team Rhea!
May 13, 2008 by Janda Siebert

Raising for a Cure, Racing for Ryan

Ryan was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma last January, and upon hearing this news, I immediately wanted to do everything I could to ensure that he would get better. I am so thankful that there are treatments that are helping him, and his prognosis is very positive. This treatment may not have been available if it were not for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), which has raised millions of dollars for cancer research as well as patient services. I knew there was one more thing I could do to help not only Ryan, but everyone battling cancer.

This October I am running the Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco along with two of my sisters, Jennifer & Autumn! The race will benefit LLS, and we have each pledged to raise $5000 to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I will prepare for this race with the help of Team In Training, which has raised $850 million dollars for LLS since 1988.

Please consider making a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. Donations are tax deductible, and you will be helping ensure that patients receive the treatment they need to overcome these deadly illnesses.

I hope you will visit my website often to see my progress. Thanks for your support!

**Update 07/10/08**

Ryan has completed his cancer treatment!! After 4 long months of chemotherapy followed by 1 month of radiation he is now cancer free. I realize more than ever how important it is to continue supporting cancer research so more people can have a happy ending!

I have been running 2-5 miles, 4 days a week even in this heat! I average about 10 miles per week. It is slowly getting easier, but it helps to know my efforts are helping to raise money (and you should see my calves)!

**Update 09/23/08**

Ryan and I celebrated his return to health with an excellent camping trip to Lost Lake! It was awesome to see him outside and healthy again. I am so grateful that he is healed.

Training has been much easier with the cooler weather, and I'm running further than I thought possible. I will be ready for the race next month!

A HUGE THANK YOU to all of my fantastic donors!! My sisters and I have raised over $11,100. We could not have done this without you and together we are saving lives!


Supporter Comments

    "Go Janda! Mom loves you!"

    Judi Wiegman

    Sat May 17 06:50:18 EDT 2008

    "Heather and I will keep you motivated all summer!"

    Zachary Collier

    Mon Jun 02 06:24:08 EDT 2008

    "You go sisa!"

    Audrey Heisey

    Mon Jun 16 11:21:28 EDT 2008

    "Janda-- I'm so impressed with you and your sisters! What a terrific challenge and what joy it will be to cross the finish line. We are praying for great success. Best, Johnny"

    John Harris

    Wed Jul 16 09:41:33 EDT 2008

    "Go Janda Pants! You and Ryan have my best wishes and support! "

    Lisa Hoffman

    Mon Jul 21 02:19:56 EDT 2008

    "I am so proud of you Bear! Keep up the good work. Can't wait to see you again."

    Amanda Losquadro

    Sun Aug 10 11:23:24 EDT 2008

    "THANKS for all the donations!! "

    Sat May 07 09:25:40 EDT 2011

    "Go janda go!! from far away I wish the best luck and that anyone of could do somthing similar for other causes. From an Algerian friends-Kamel."

    haddad kamel

    Fri Aug 29 06:23:12 EDT 2008

    "You go girl! Hope the training is going well. Thanks for your love for Ryan. Love, Kevin, Alaina, Nora Jane, Viviana, and Noble"

    Kevin & Alaina Gray

    Thu Sep 18 09:34:56 EDT 2008

    "Goooo Janda! Thanks for running for the cause! Know that my gracious co-workers and I are supporting you!"

    Ryan Rhea

    Fri Sep 19 10:16:00 EDT 2008

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,155.00 | Goal: $5,000.00
83 %

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My Thanks To

Anonymous $1000.00
Tyler Williams $500.00
Andrea Peterson $500.00
Jane & John Harris $250.00
Anonymous $150.00
Jeff Bolton $100.00
John Harris $100.00
Zachary Collier $100.00
Deborah Woods $50.00
ben kinder $50.00
Rob Bearden $50.00
Helen Elizabeth Wright $50.00
Judi Wiegman $50.00
haddad kamel $30.00
Brian Derr $25.00
Amanda Losquadro $25.00
Joey Bloom $25.00
Lisa Hoffman $25.00
Audrey Heisey $25.00
Ryan Rhea  
Kevin & Alaina Gray