My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jan 20, 2014



We did it!   13.2 miles completed, but so much more accomplished!

Thanks for being a part of our team to support The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Together, over 619 Team In Training participants raised over $2.5 MILLION last weekend at the Walt Disney World Marathon events.

Our team, Team FIS, raised over $400,000!   Thank you for your support of this great cause!

As part of our weekend events, I attended an inspiration dinner where we heard the story of (and met) Emily Whitehead, an 8 year old survivor thanks to groundbreaking treatment funded by LLS.  Take a look at her amazing story here: ttp://

Again, my wholehearted thanks to all of you who supported me during this event and supported this cause with your generous donations.  Together, we really do make a difference!

Thank you for being part of the team!



I’m participating in a Half Marathon as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. Like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. I’m improving the quality of my life by participating and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well. 

I am running in memory of my beloved mother who lost her battle to cancer on July 2, 2013. And in honor of my amazing sister-in-law, who won her battle against Leukemia and is a testament to what is possible with life after treatment.


I have never run a Half Marathon before, but I'm giving 100% in hard work and discipline to train for this event. I ask you to please support my efforts by making a donation (big or small) with Team In Training to help advance the research for cures.


Supporter Comments

    "Good luck Charla!!!"

    Christina Bertram

    Wed May 29 06:27:58 EDT 2013

    "Keep on keepin on! Love you"

    Jane Pena

    Wed May 29 12:24:56 EDT 2013

    "You are such a strong person and a huge inspiration to me. You're the best mom, friend, and role model anyone could have. I know you can do this!"

    Mandie Wright

    Thu May 23 12:23:12 EDT 2013

    "Good Luck!!!!! You can do it!"

    Dalia DeJesus

    Mon Dec 23 03:34:03 EST 2013

    "Tim is my nephew, he was diagnosed in 2012 at 4 yrs. old with ALL Leukemia. He is currently in remission and doing well. We have a team ourselves but this is all about a cure and loved ones. "

    Karen Leaton

    Thu Aug 29 07:51:34 EDT 2013

    "Charla, God bless you girl. I have dealt w cancer in my family a few times by now. Jann just had a mastectomy last month & is stage 3a & as you well know, there are only 4 stages. Marty already has Jann & I on his prayer list. I wish I could do more, but I am trying to help Jann a little since she has not had any health care insurance for 2 years. Love, Danny G."

    Danny Gutierrez

    Fri Aug 16 07:02:12 EDT 2013

    "You go Charla, I know you can run the race!!"

    Barbara Oberholtzer

    Fri Jul 26 10:56:44 EDT 2013

    "Good Luck, I know you can do it!! "

    JoAnn Bennett

    Thu Jul 25 03:33:27 EDT 2013

    "You are an inspiration, Charla. Run hard and far, in memory of your mom and mine. <3"

    Pam Mitchell

    Tue Jul 23 01:50:44 EDT 2013

    "WTG Charla!!! Train well and have a ball!!!"

    Robin Towery

    Tue Jul 16 11:26:19 EDT 2013

    "Dedicated in Memory of Cathy Krueger, our friends and co-worker. Thank you Charla for raising funds to fight cancer. I know you can do it."

    Saeed Darbandi

    Mon Jul 15 06:27:09 EDT 2013

    "Train well so you can finish well! Go Charla!"

    Harness Aubrey

    Thu Jul 04 02:50:02 EDT 2013

    "Run Charla Run!! "

    Reid Anderson

    Wed Jul 03 11:24:20 EDT 2013

    "In honor of your amazing mom, who made such an impact on my life. Much love to the Baker and Reaves families!"

    Aaron Klein

    Wed Jul 03 06:15:09 EDT 2013

    "Best of luck Charla."


    Mon Jul 01 08:17:26 EDT 2013

    "Dedicated to Laurie Earls who passed away from cancer a year ago this month at the age of 32. Thank you Charla for raising funds to fight cancer."

    Brian and Trudy

    Sun Jun 02 08:58:24 EDT 2013

    "woohooo! Go Charla! you can do it! :D"

    Stephen & Megan Misson

    Sat Jun 01 08:19:46 EDT 2013

    "Charla, you are brave and courageous. I'm praying for you as you are on this journey. "

    Jackie Roadlander

    Fri May 31 05:20:24 EDT 2013

    "You are such a great person and a huge inspiration to me."

    Doris Blevins

    Wed May 29 04:39:41 EDT 2013

    "Charla Thanks for taking on this huge endeavor and for supporting the Leukemia/Lymphoma society. 14 years since I was diagnosed this October. Thanks for running in my honor and in your mom's memory. "


    Mon Sep 23 07:19:02 EDT 2013

    "Hope this helps Charla........."

    Linda M Montoya

    Thu Aug 15 06:48:32 EDT 2013

    "Thank you for stepping forward and taking on this challenge. Your efforts are for a good cause. We are with you in spirit."

    John Culver

    Tue Aug 06 04:03:21 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,185.00 | Goal: $4,185.00
100 %

My Team

Team Total: $392,868.19 | Goal: $350,000.00

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

My Thanks To

FIS $1000.00
Anonymous $500.00
Brian and Trudy $400.00
Anonymous $150.00
John Culver $100.00
Kelly @ ACCU $100.00
interstate plastics $100.00
Stephen & Megan Misson $100.00
Chuck W $100.00
Michelle $50.00
Sonja Browning $50.00
Deidra Dunbar Scott $50.00
Kathy Kunowski $50.00
Mike & Karri Feld $50.00
JoAnn Bennett $50.00
Pam Mitchell $50.00
Shirley Reaves $50.00
Robin Towery $50.00
Saeed Darbandi $50.00
Tracie Ostrom $50.00
Chris Johnston $50.00
Mark & Chani Courtright $50.00
Adele (Lopez) Tagaloa $50.00
Christina Bertram $50.00
Dalia DeJesus $25.00
Linda Steele $25.00
Tracey Wright $25.00
Danny Gutierrez $25.00
Linda M Montoya $25.00
Ray Bettencourt $25.00
Barbara Oberholtzer $25.00
Harness Aubrey $25.00
Reid Anderson $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
lynn romin $25.00
Kimberlie Orvis $25.00
David Eichmann $25.00
Jackie Roadlander $25.00
Doris Blevins $25.00
Jane Pena $25.00
Robyn Stephens $25.00
Christy Schaffer $25.00
Shannon Payne $25.00
Karen Leaton  
Jim Desaulniers  
Aaron Klein  
Dave Reynolds  
Mars Homeworld  
Mandie Wright