My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Feb 03, 2010 by Christie O'sullivan

Racing to Save Lives

Hi everyone!!! Welcome to my Team In Training home page!!!

I am part of "Team Shrinking Jeans", a wonderful group of women (and one dude) training to participate in a half marathon in June 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.

Saturday, March 27th, I walked for 10 hours on a treadmill in the middle of my mall, wearing different outfits (I had an 80's hour), and different hats and pretty much made a spectacle of myself and raised $1400!! Thank you to everyone who stopped by to support me!! The event was on tv! You can see it HERE. I am still raising money for cancer and I will be until our May deadline! I am still out necklaces for every donation $20 or more! You can choose the one you want HERE.

Why am I doing all this? Each step I take throughout my training and on race day is in honor of all individuals who put one foot in front of the other to battlie blood cancers. I'm running in honor of Rose Astorina, my dear friend and former roommate and coworker who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2007. She 's the beautiful mother of a beautiful 4 year old boy and after a fierce battle, I'm proud to say she's a cancer SURVIVOR! Her strength and will are amazing! She was brave enough to share her battle and you can see more of her story, done by FOX News Channel HERE.

These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure! Please help send me to San Diego to run for them by donating for a cure!!

I hope you will visit my web site often. This is a cause worth fighting for! Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!

I love you! All my blessings!



Supporter Comments

    "Christie, Thank you so much for treadmill at the mall and everything else you are doing for the LLS. I lost my grandmother to Multiple Myeloma and did TNT a few times, but couldn't make it out this season. I wish I could do more. Go Team! ChubbyTeacher"

    Erin Mendivil

    Wed Mar 31 11:27:31 EDT 2010

    "So proud of you! I wanted to send this yesterday but didn't get a chance to. It's not much but I decided to send $1 for every mile you did on the treadmill. YOU ARE AMAZING!"


    Mon Mar 29 11:16:50 EDT 2010

    "You are my hero! Love you!"

    Melissa Anderson

    Sat Mar 27 05:03:43 EDT 2010

    "Run, baby, run! "

    Heather Damron

    Sat Mar 27 12:41:27 EDT 2010

    "I was going to send you flowers at the mall tomorrow, but thought it would be more fitting to bulk up my donation a wee bit! You're going to do GREAT tomorrow -- I believe in you! And you're going to absolutely ROCK SD!"

    Karena Ohlsson

    Fri Mar 26 02:46:17 EDT 2010

    "We're rooting for you, Christie! Your pals at LEDnovation "

    Ruth Spahr

    Thu Mar 18 05:09:24 EDT 2010

    "Way to go Christie. Good luck on the treadmill"

    Israel Morejon

    Thu Mar 18 12:23:30 EDT 2010

    "Good Luck Christie.. #1 !"

    Tracy Marcus... #2

    Tue Mar 16 10:33:36 EDT 2010

    "You are going to ROCK that treadmill at the mall! Go Christie! xoxo"

    Lissa -Shrinking Jeans

    Fri Mar 12 01:05:41 EST 2010

    "Good luck Christie!!"

    Melissa and Kyle Chrise

    Sat Feb 27 07:14:25 EST 2010

    "So great that you're doing this, Christie! Good luck!!! (Would have donated anyway, but am in honor of my mom-in-law, who was diagnosed with leukemia several years ago)."

    Julianne Pohl

    Fri Feb 26 05:39:32 EST 2010

    "I don't run but I do"sit" !"

    Peggy O'Sullivan

    Sun Feb 21 04:40:38 EST 2010

    "Good luck Christie! Love you!"

    Alicia Ackerman

    Fri Feb 19 06:34:13 EST 2010


    The Dame

    Tue Feb 16 05:40:09 EST 2010

    "Christie, I only know you from twitter but I have been totally inspired by your personal journey back to you and your commitment to your friend. I, too, would be honored to wear one of your necklaces. "FOCUS" with a leather cord. see you on twitter."


    Thu Apr 29 12:01:00 EDT 2010

    "Sorry it took me so long... go get 'em, girl!!!"

    Rachel Kelly

    Sun Apr 18 08:20:06 EDT 2010

    "Christie, I am so proud of you and the entire team. I would be honored to wear one of your necklaces. If you have the cowbell one left, I'd love it, otherwise the "I do my own stunts" would be great for me. I'd prefer the leather cord. Thanks!"

    Bari Fitzpatrick

    Wed Feb 24 09:36:32 EST 2010

    "You Go Girl!!!!"

    Denise Lang

    Mon Mar 01 03:22:33 EST 2010

    "Rock that treadmill in the mall, hooker!"

    Melissa Faris

    Thu Mar 11 05:06:00 EST 2010

    "Hi, Christie -- My mom died in 2006 of Acute Mylogenous Leukemia. Thanks so much for your efforts! With love, June"

    The Connell Family

    Sat Mar 13 04:32:22 EST 2010

    "So proud of you Christie, hope you reach your goal!"

    Jennifer Jeffrey Barthmus

    Sat Mar 27 07:23:04 EDT 2010

    "Miracles & Blessings Christie!! Cheering for you. The Mullins Family!!"

    LaTonya Mullins

    Sat Mar 27 08:49:03 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,097.89 | Goal: $3,000.00
103 %

My Team

Team Total: $44,007.71 | Goal: $40,200.00

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My Thanks To

Treadmill at the Mall $452.00
Karena Ohlsson $300.00
Bob Pantalone $250.00
Israel Morejon $250.00
Peggy O'Sullivan $250.00
Melissa Aron $100.00
Scott Mauldin $100.00
Melissa Anderson $50.00
donya kolosiwsky $50.00
Marisa Sarnoff $50.00
The Chapman's $50.00
Linda Swiger $50.00
Timothy Hill $50.00
Tiffany Stoffel $50.00
The Connell Family $50.00
Jennifer Boyd $50.00
Clairanne Graham $40.00
Audrey $26.00
@shellyleslie $25.00
Rachel Kelly $25.00
Jeremy Swiger $25.00
LaTonya Mullins $25.00
Trayce Skogstad $25.00
Alicia Rancilio $25.00
Ruth Spahr $25.00
Mark Blechinger $25.00
Tracy Marcus... #2 $25.00
Jeff Cuthbertson $25.00
Bill Blackley $25.00
Harry Hill $25.00
Anne-Marie Fagler $25.00
Janeen Zumerling $25.00
Melissa and Kyle Chrise $25.00
Julianne Pohl $25.00
Bari Fitzpatrick $25.00
Alicia Ackerman $25.00
Tirah Sheppard $25.00
Brooke Fradd $25.00
Lissa -Shrinking Jeans $20.10
Erin Mendivil $20.00
Heather Damron $20.00
anthony thomas $20.00
Stacy Joannes $20.00
The Dame $20.00
Melissa Faris $18.71
Denise Lang $15.00
Brooke Fradd $10.00
Freddie Mac Foundation $3.84
Jennifer Jeffrey Barthmus