My Fundraising Page

Walking for My Mom
Jan 28, 2012

Dear Friends and Family,

In November of 2006 I participated in my first Team in Training event. I walked 26.2 miles in the rain and snow through, what felt like, the entire city of Seattle. My wonderful and supportive mom, Jan McAlister, was in the middle of her treatment for Acute Myelogenous Leukema at the time. But she was right there on the sidelines holding signs and cheering me on. Unfortunately, just two months later, on January 30, 2007, she lost her battle with AML.

Five years after her death I've decided to train for another event and raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I've been busy the last few years with work and kids and just plain life but now it's time honor my mom's memory and help other families that are facing a battle with cancer.

I hope you agree with the importance of this cause and consider a donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. LLS is a great organization that funds research and provides support and information for patients and their families. Your donation to LLS is 100% tax deductible and at least 75% of your donation goes directly to research, patient and community service, and public health and professional education.

Thank you so much for your support!



Supporter Comments

    "You are awesome, Katie. Thank you so much for continuing to honour our wonderful and fun Mom. Xo"

    The Krieger's

    Sat Jun 23 07:09:18 EDT 2012

    "Loads of luck Katie!! It's such a good cause - I'm sure you'll do everyone proud :) "

    Susie Smith

    Sat Jun 23 05:10:39 EDT 2012

    "Great work Katie!"

    Amy Maley

    Tue May 22 01:37:04 EDT 2012

    "Go Katie! You're the best!"

    Ellen Dunkleberger

    Tue Mar 06 01:40:56 EST 2012

    "Good Luck Katie! You're Mom was such a great lady!"

    Alison Clinton-Horizon Photo

    Wed Feb 29 04:16:06 EST 2012

    "Katie - I'm so glad you're doing another event - I will never forget our training journey together in 2006. GO TEAM!"

    Karen Kamcheff

    Tue Feb 28 01:57:44 EST 2012

    "Katie....glad to see you're doing this again. I never mentioned that my mother died from Hodgkin's Disease when I was 12. Hope all is well with you and family."

    Irene Clise

    Thu Feb 23 11:50:33 EST 2012

    "Go Katie!!"

    Beth Murphy

    Sat Jan 28 09:17:08 EST 2012

    "So proud of you Katie and I love that picture of you and your mom. "

    Kathryn Eisenbarth

    Tue Apr 17 03:32:03 EDT 2012

    "Outstanding effort Katie - you're in our thoughts & prayers! Betty, Narelle & Sheridan OXO"

    E, N & S McLeod

    Sun Jan 29 08:28:11 EST 2012

    "Good luck Katie!"

    Caroline & Simon

    Mon Jan 30 10:06:38 EST 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,745.00 | Goal: $3,150.00
87 %

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In Memory of

My mom - Jan McAlister

My Thanks To

The Krieger's  
Susie Smith  
Karrie Dalton  
Ronald L. Stine  
Ashley McAlister  
Valerie U.  
Amy Maley  
Kathryn Eisenbarth  
Ray & Carolyn Hardee  
Richard McAlister  
Kathleen Judson  
julie hamilton  
Timothy Boyles  
Richard Wadley  
Emily & Alan Matza  
Randy Greiwe  
Ellen Dunkleberger  
Lindsey Becker  
Larry and Kathy Bethurum  
Mary Lynn Thompson  
Alison Clinton-Horizon Ph...  
Karen Kamcheff  
Todd Jonas  
kristin deane  
Susan Smith  
Tiffany Chappell Withingt...  
Sean, Ann and Catherine M...  
Alan Parker  
Julie Weiss  
Melissa Hamilton  
Irene Clise  
Kathleen Douglas  
Christian & Isabel  
Judith Rusaw  
Anne and Len Smith  
Caroline & Simon  
Ashley Romjue  
E, N & S McLeod  
Jenny Dickinson  
Beth Murphy  
Scott Lockhart