My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Oct 21, 2009 by Doreen Blanding

Racing to Save Lives

Pre-sript: I was hoping that I would raise the $2900 by May 2010. Here is it Oct 2009 and I've met that goal and passed it. Better yet, I have an long time friend whose foundation will match up to $5000! So now my new goal is $5000. THANK YOU! and please pass the word. Blood cancer touches millions of people a year--even you.

If you want to read my journal entries on My Journey to Recovery


to my Team In Training home page.

I'm racing to save my life!

I'm racing to live my life!

I'm racing for six children!

I'm racing for one husband!

I'm racing so that I can see those six children grow up, go to college, get married, go on missions and have precious children--my grand babies! I'm racing so I can see them, hold them and tell them I love them--ALL of them.

I'm racing for MY LIFE!

See I have Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) and it just might kill me, but not before I give it my all! I'm in a race to save MY life.

I'm going to race in the BMO Vancouver International half marathon on May 2, 2010, and I have pledged $2900. Please help me out. All the money goes to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)--I don't keep a dime! I don't want a dime! I want a cure and if I can't have a cure then I want great medicine and procedures for every one who has to hear the words, "You have cancer." I know first hand how devastating those words sound because I heard them on August 27, 2009, and they completely changed my life.

I have to race 13.1 miles (that's a half marathon) and I'm just asking you to help me raise $2900 $13 at a time. Help me! PLEASE! Instead of spending $13 on lunch today, why not help me make it to the finish line! I'll do the running every dark, wet and cold morning. You just click on the "Donate Now" button and show your support. I need your support to cross the finish line--the ultimate finish line--a cure!

A lot of TNT team member are running in honor of someone they know who has or is battle a blood cancer. I'm running in honor of Kray, Jason, Mike, Matt, Chris, Jessie & Steve! They don't have cancer but I do. I'm running because I honor my family. HELP ME!

I can't wait to put the word "survivor" on the back of my purple shirt! Help me, PLEASE!

I hope you will visit my web site often.

Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your


All the best,

Doreen Blanding



Supporter Comments

    "Doreen, I have a sister that is living after two bouts with two different leukemias. I have all the faith in the world that you you will be around for the grandkids...Where medicine leaves off faith picks up! Good luck and we will be praying for you. Laura Jim and the girls."

    Laura kleppe

    Sun Oct 25 05:24:12 EDT 2009

    "Go Girl! I have a grandson who got this at age 17 and he just returned from a mission and feels great. You are in our prayers and we are sure you will also have a great result from the treatments and the faith you display."

    Laurel Sullivan

    Sun Oct 25 08:41:01 EDT 2009

    "You have a lot of fans cheering you on and praying for you! Your courage and fight is an inspiration to us all and especially to your kids. "

    Sue & Byrne Sanford

    Sun Oct 25 10:04:22 EDT 2009

    "Doreen, We will be praying for you day and night!! You truly are an inspiration to us all!! Love, Todd and Lori Thompson"

    Todd and Lori Thompson

    Sun Oct 25 11:31:24 EDT 2009

    "Doreen thanks for sharing your fight with us. We are praying for you to have the health and strength to match your courage and positive attitude, and are cheering you and your family on! Love, Gordon and Julie Tanner"

    Gordon and Julie Tanner

    Mon Oct 26 12:49:27 EDT 2009

    "With so much to live for, and with as much faith and gumption as you have, it's a winning combination already. We love you, Doreen!"

    Brad and Barb Cahoon

    Mon Oct 26 01:07:50 EDT 2009

    "Thanks for coaching!"

    Chris, Teri and Alex James

    Mon Oct 26 11:57:32 EDT 2009

    "Our family will include your name in our daily prayers. Let us know if we can help in any other way."

    Thiago and Renata Pizzirani

    Mon Oct 26 12:53:40 EDT 2009

    "We are pulling for you!"

    Dick and Angela

    Mon Oct 26 08:16:37 EDT 2009

    "We're with you Doreen!"

    Ryan and Kelly Petty

    Thu Nov 19 04:51:20 EST 2009

    "Doreen, If anyone can beat this it is you!"

    Joanie and Kenny Kirchoff

    Tue Oct 27 02:58:20 EDT 2009

    "You're an inspiration Doreen, and we're rooting for your all the way! "

    Anonymous Friends

    Mon Oct 26 03:35:45 EDT 2009

    "You go Lady!! I have participated in TNT 3 times now and I just know you are going to benefit from this experience - both physically and emotionally - saving your life, one step at a time! Best of luck, Diane, Jeff, Adam and Jacob."

    Jeff & Diane Davis

    Sun Oct 25 04:44:22 EDT 2009

    "Doreen. We are rooting for you and praying for you. Mike and Julie Brinkley"

    Mike and Julie Brinkley

    Mon Jan 18 05:19:38 EST 2010

    "Keep up the good work - your running time is inspiring - as well as everything else you do! Love you lots! You're in my prayers often!"

    Kristin Hunt

    Tue Dec 15 09:54:44 EST 2009

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $10,292.00 | Goal: $2,900.00
355 %

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My Thanks To

Crystal Springs Foundatio... $5000.00
Anonymous Friends $500.00
Barry, Alison, Alex, and ... $250.00
Mayno Blanding $250.00
Lisa Sharp $200.00
Michael Atkinson $200.00
Chris, Teri and Alex Jame... $130.00
Microsoft $100.00
Debra Caldwell $100.00
Ronald Harper $100.00
Tammy Chen $100.00
Sean and Catie Trowbridge $100.00
Anne & Todd Holmdahl $100.00
chris jardine $100.00
Pam McBain $100.00
Thiago and Renata Pizzira... $100.00
Todd and Lori Thompson $100.00
Traci Bruener $100.00
Sue & Byrne Sanford $100.00
Nancy Rosenberg $100.00
Gabriela Gonzalez $100.00
Steve, Kray, Jason, Mike,... $91.00
Lindsey Asmussen $50.00
Elsie Godfrey $50.00
Tricia Morris $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
michael downey $50.00
Darla Wilson $50.00
David Allgood $50.00
Expedia $50.00
Diana H Wake $50.00
ingrid visser $50.00
Sara and Craig McGhee $50.00
Clair and Nancy Jenkins $50.00
Robert and Veronika Farme... $50.00
Lisa and Paul Merges $50.00
Laurel Sullivan $50.00
Jeff & Diane Davis $50.00
Marybeth Grazko $50.00
Kevin and Inge Kelly $40.00
Micki Palmer $26.00
Willemina Brinkhoff $25.00
Microsoft $25.00
David and Edda Florer $25.00
George Needham $25.00
Karla van der Hoeven $25.00
Rachel Paxton $25.00
Jennifer Kent $25.00
Microsoft $25.00
Michele Everett $25.00
Ingrid Kellmer $25.00
Steve & Kris Massey $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Glennona Hoover $25.00
Chad and Sherie Mumford $25.00
Sandeep Deo $25.00
Dick and Angela $25.00
Juliette Lindeman $25.00
Megan Bean $25.00
Marie Gossling $25.00
Brad and Barb Cahoon $25.00
Sue Mortensen $25.00
Gordon and Julie Tanner $25.00
ann Black $25.00
Diane Larsen $25.00
Robin Goddard $25.00
Stephanie Blackport $25.00
Antje Farmer $25.00
Paul Blanding $25.00
Thayne Orgill $25.00
Van Oler $25.00
Lynda Lundrigan $25.00
Carrie Blanding $25.00
Natalie Delano $25.00
Summer Newberry $20.00
Mike and Julie Brinkley $15.00
Cathy Kelly $15.00
Dixie Harris $13.00
Kristin Hunt $13.00
Anonymous $13.00
Vicki Weaver $13.00
Joanie and Kenny Kirchoff $13.00
Helen Stolp $13.00
David King $13.00
Paige Denison $13.00
Jennifer Whiting $13.00
Rachelle Delano $13.00
Marisa Corless  
Ryan and Kelly Petty  
Liz & Rob Morrill  
Laura kleppe