My Fundraising Page

100 miles in the book!
Jun 05, 2013 by Polly Wright

What an amazing weekend of hanging out with fellow TNT'ers from all over the country, and meeting people whose lives are being extended by the treatments funded by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I'm proud to be a part of an awesome group that raised 4 millions dollars. I'm especially proud of our Chapter's very own Bill Kenny who raised $102,000.

The ride was absolutely beautiful. Spectacular weather, and the views were amazing. I've seen pictures, but they're even more beautiful seeing them live. The climbs were tough, but all I could think about were my team mates, Andy and Shannon that have endured chemo and were out there riding. This was Andy's 10th anniversary riding this event.

It won't be another 5 years between events. The weekend has rekindled my passion for helping find a cure. As the LLS saying goes "someday is today."

Thanks for your help and support.

Less then 2 months to go!!
Apr 07, 2013 by Polly Wright

The weather is slowly geeting a little warmer, but still a frosty 35 at the start of today's group ride. We had a brief pause in the action to take a few pictures and admire the scenery on either side of the bridge.

Take a good look at that picture and guess which one turned 59 today, a birthday he wasn't sure he'd see a few years ago. Successful treatment has him in remission and he'll be part of our Taho Century team. Your donation helps make such successful outcomes possible.

I'm turning 59 in 2 weeks. If you want to get me a birthday gift, it's real simple. Just click on the donate button and give $59. If you want to give more or less that's okay too.


Shoveling for a cure! :-)
Feb 10, 2013 by Polly Wright

Mother nature certainly can be a bear sometimes. She certainly dumped a load of snow on us this weekend. I can be thankful because we only had a foot of snow in our yard. I guess I should be happy I don't live in coastal Connecticut or Massachusetts.

We were supposed to have our first outdoor training session yesterday. It will have to wait a week. Training for a June century when living in the Northeast can be challenging. I managed to do a few 50 mile rides outdoors in January. Hopefully I'll get outdoors again real soon.

I can moan and groan about how much of a nuisance the snow was, but then I think about the people I'm riding for.

What about the little girl who can't go out to play in the snow because her immune system is compromised by the effects of chemo?

What about the family who can't afford to have somebody come shovel them out because their medical bills or so high due to the cost of treatment?

Those are just a few examples of the type of people that I'm riding for. Think about who you know that are impacted by the effects of cancer. Please join me in helping to find a cure.

Polly Is Back!!!!
Dec 06, 2012

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

In 2003 I did Saint Anthony's Triathlon as my first event with Team in Training. It was such an amazing experience and I learned so much about blood cancers and all the work that The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society does in the never ending fight against these cancers. I continued with Team in Training and went on the complete another 11 events. After that I took some time off from participating as a member of the team. I still continued to support other Team members by donating to their efforts.

I took time off from TNT, but I realized that cancer doesn't take time off. It continues to place tremendous burdens and stress on patients and their family members. The work of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society continues and I felt I needed to get back to helping the society with its mission to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers.

To celebrate my 10 year "anniversary" of Team in Training participation I am returning in 2013 to take part in my 13th event by cycling 100 miles during "America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride." Among my teammates pictured above there are survivors and and people who have lost love ones to cancer. Like my teammates, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. These treatments go beyond blood cancers. Nearly half the cancer drugs newly approved by the FDA since 2000 were initially developed for blood cancer patients. With your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.

Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.


Supporter Comments

    "Enjoy the ride :-)"

    JD Marino

    Wed Dec 19 08:29:15 EST 2012

    "Thanks Polly!"

    Donna Reis

    Sat Jan 05 03:31:00 EST 2013

    "Polly, you are an amazing person -- I am proud to have grown up with you at camp and delighted we reconnected! Love and good luck from Annie (Wemple) Marks"

    Annie Marks

    Sat Feb 09 05:48:16 EST 2013

    "WTG Polly! NOTS are awesome!"

    Audrey Colson

    Fri May 10 06:02:56 EDT 2013

    "Ride on, Polly and team!"

    Deborah Stipp

    Wed May 22 09:34:48 EDT 2013

    "Joe, my brother in law, lost his battle with CML on Earth Day 23 years ago. He was just 39 years old and left my sister a widow with two young children. Joe died before the discovery of Gleevec which now extends the the lives of many with CML. Joe loved nature. I'm sure he'd be enthralled to be in the mountains. Thank you for all you do and enjoy the ride. "

    Laureen Lyter

    Wed May 22 07:38:11 EDT 2013

    "Polly, this is for the pounds the Nots lost a couple of months ago. Leatrice Bonnett is my mother-in-law. She died of lymphoma at the age of 67. Gabriel was a 5 year old boy who was one of my son's best friends. He died his kindergarten year from leukemia. Good luck on your ride!"

    Cathy Bonnett

    Thu May 16 11:40:43 EDT 2013

    "Live strong Polly !"

    Peter Pavlakis

    Thu May 16 10:06:49 EDT 2013

    "Thanks to my WW Nots friends for rocking March and April so that Hanna did 75 boy push ups. A dollar for each of the pushups and an extra $25 in memory of Hanna's brother in law who lost his battle with leukemia"

    WW Nots

    Tue May 07 09:18:24 EDT 2013

    "Hi Polly, Here's my donation for Rusa's lecture/simul. Please let me know if you need anything else. Look forward to seeing you next Wednesday! --Al Pinto"

    Al Pinto

    Tue Apr 16 07:22:40 EDT 2013

    "Good luck, Polly!"


    Sun Feb 10 06:49:21 EST 2013

    "Go Polly!!!"

    Kathy Bruns

    Sat Feb 09 03:53:17 EST 2013

    "Polly. I am sure everyone in the dojang is proud of you and the good work you do. You're awesome!"

    Alan Himmelstein

    Sat Feb 09 02:48:44 EST 2013

    "Go Polly go--for a great cause!!!"

    Kimberly Doo McVay

    Sat Feb 09 01:55:44 EST 2013

    "Best of luck! From Jacob Berman"

    Jacob Berman

    Wed Feb 06 07:56:43 EST 2013

    "Was fortunate enough to do some volunteer with the kids at the RMDH. Opened my eyes to the value of fundraisers like this."

    Michael Amori

    Fri Jan 25 08:34:28 EST 2013

    "Good luck Polly Wright from the Manta family!"

    Constantin S. Manta

    Tue Jan 15 10:02:56 EST 2013

    "Polly, not only do you keep kids focused on their chess game, but you keep all of us focused on fighting for a cure for leukemia and lymphoma. Thanks Polly."

    Amy Lefkof and Tim Mayopoulos

    Mon Dec 31 10:07:30 EST 2012

    "Go Polly!"

    Mark Kurtzman

    Tue Dec 18 12:45:14 EST 2012

    "Polly, Glad to see you back. My mom died from lymphoma in November. Good luck!! Barbara Kimmel"

    Barbara Kimmel

    Mon Dec 17 02:14:21 EST 2012

    "In memory of Mr. Walter Goldwater, former president of the Marshall Chess Club who died of leukemia."

    Jeremy Graham

    Wed Jun 19 03:44:34 EDT 2013

    "Great job Polly for a great cause!"

    Michael Amori

    Thu May 02 12:34:11 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,451.00 | Goal: $5,000.00
109 %

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My Thanks To

Jeremy Graham $250.00
Anne Conolly $250.00
thomas cuscito $250.00
Shujuan Bao Gao $200.00
Mark . Hegenauer $200.00
Christopher O'Connor $120.00
Al Pinto $120.00
Marjorie Anderson $100.00
David Berman $100.00
Peter Pavlakis $100.00
Karyn DeVittorio $100.00
WW Nots $100.00
Steven Mitlitzky $100.00
Alan Abrams $100.00
Stuart Chagrin $100.00
Silvio Rosato $100.00
Michael Amori $100.00
Betsy Harding $100.00
Arlene Katz Spitzer $100.00
Arbie Baccay $100.00
Annie Marks $100.00
Kimberly Doo McVay $100.00
Jacob Berman $100.00
Upper Cervical Chiropract... $100.00
Amy Lefkof and Tim Mayopo... $100.00
T Casinelli $50.00
Ginger Shea $50.00
Cathy Bonnett $50.00
Jeanne Perlman $50.00
Betsy Korn $50.00
Silvio Rosato $50.00
Hector Rodriguez $50.00
Kathy Bruns $50.00
Mark Lalloo $50.00
Michael Amori $50.00
Thomas Haller $50.00
Linda Mongelli $50.00
Ray Ainsworth $50.00
Polly Wright $30.00
Peter Silton $25.00
Deborah Stipp $25.00
Laureen Lyter $25.00
Guy Colas $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Alan Abrams $25.00
Jane Loves Polly's Cookie... $25.00
Jennifer Shahade $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Alan Himmelstein $25.00
Elinor Rittenberg $25.00
Constantin S. Manta $25.00
JD Marino $25.00
Mark Kurtzman $25.00
Anne Figueroa $25.00
Raymond Pena $20.00
Audrey Colson  
Donna Reis  
Barbara Kimmel