Melissa - The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

Melissa - The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans
Dec 07, 2009 by Melissa Anderson

I am running in honor of Peyton and Ezra. Both are young children who's lives have been forever changed by leukemia. I write more on their stories here.

Dreaming Big, Changing Lives

In early 2007, I made the impulsive decision that I was going to train for a 1/2 marathon with Team in Training. My friend, Nora, hopped on board with me and together we did it. Race day was grueling, to say the least; but, hearing the voices and seeing the faces of the cancer survivors cheering us on kept me going and forever changed my life.

I want to do it again.

My friends and I at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans dream BIG. A conversation between Kirsten, Christy, and I turned into Team Shrinking Jeans. We are now up to a confirmed team of 7 and are still recruiting. Send me an email ( if you want more information or would like to join us!

We are training to participate in the San Diego Rock N' Roll 1/2 marathon on June 6th, 2010 as members of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. We 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!

Now, here is where you come in. I can't do this on my own. I know as well as anyone, times are tight right now. But if you can spare a donation, I will be forever grateful! Whether it be $1 or $1,000, each and every donation makes a difference in someone's life.

**Corporate sponsors - please contact me ( for more information about levels of sponsorship. We are offering free advertising on our website in exchange for sponsorship!

I hope you will stop back to check in on me regularly! I plan on keeping this site updated as I begin my crazy journey in January!




Supporter Comments

    "Good Luck Melissa. I know you can do this! Wishing you a very happy year 31!!"


    Mon Jan 11 05:59:06 EST 2010

    "So proud of you and the Shrinking jeans crew!"

    Crooked Eyebrow

    Thu Feb 04 04:07:44 EST 2010

    "I'm proud of you, Melissa!"


    Wed Feb 03 10:06:35 EST 2010



    Thu Jan 07 04:25:53 EST 2010

    "You all are going to ROCK San Diego! "

    Karena Ohlsson

    Wed Jan 06 08:52:19 EST 2010

    "This donation is made in conjunction with the participants of"

    Sandi Gibbons

    Mon Apr 26 09:29:11 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,117.25 | Goal: $2,900.00
107 %

My Team

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

Make a Donation

We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this participant for this event.

In Honor of

Peyton Mayhew and Ezra Mancuso

My Thanks To

Melissa Anderson $665.00
Karena Ohlsson $250.00
Summer Lang $231.00
Euphoria Salon & Spa $200.00
Dr Dennis Wolf $100.00
Sandi Gibbons $100.00
Kranks Landscaping $100.00
Shane Sorensen $75.00
Thea Rudland $75.00
Zack Zortman $51.00
Kay Kamins $50.00
Summer Lang $50.00
Stacey Mae Kadrmas $50.00
Tomas Torstenson $50.00
Cindy $50.00
Anita McGurran $50.00
michael barnhart $45.00
Anne Barnhart $40.00
Kevin Kaeding $40.00
Lauri Dennis $40.00
Hope Hamby $40.00
Tom Anderson $35.00
Beth Fletcher $35.00
Keli Hoskins $32.53
Daniel Hoyt $31.00
Erin Pirkl $31.00
Christy Mensi $31.00
Rebecca Barnhart $31.00
Mindi $31.00
Nancy Collins $31.00
Brooke Fradd $31.00
LES $31.00
Melissa Faris $31.00
Crooked Eyebrow $30.00
Tom Krank $25.00
Anne Barnhart $25.00
Eve Kostelecky $25.00
Arvid Hecker $25.00
Mark Zastoupil $25.00
Niki Kinder $25.00
Melissa Miller $25.00
Melvin Meduna $25.00
Hannah Bayci $25.00
Leslie Wood $25.00
Kristin Wentz-Krumwiede $25.00
Jennifer Polk $25.00
David Anderson $25.00
Jared Barnhart $25.00
Darby O'Brien $20.00
Rebecca Mostello $20.00
Cami Johnson $20.00
Scott Howe $10.00
Scott Howe $10.00
Kim Luper $10.00
Janice Henning $10.00
Alex Hadfield $10.00
Freddie Mac Foundation $3.85