My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Oct 02, 2009 by Michael Scerbo


Welcome to my Team In Training home page and thanks for taking the time to visit.

In the fall of 2008 Caroline Gallagher Cranston, a Duquesne University Lacrosse Alumna, was diagnosed with Leukemia. Since then she has been fighting the difficult battle against this terrible disease. In her honor I am pledging to raise $5,000 and to run in the Disney World Marathon January 10, 2010. I need your support!

I'm training to participate this event for Caroline as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of Caroline and 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!

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.

I hope you will visit my web site often as I will be updating my fund raising progress, my training progress and I will be sharing personal stories about the impact Caroline has had on the Duquesne University Women's Lacrosse Program. Thank you for your support! Let's work together to find a cure!

Mike Scerbo

Women's Lacrosse Coach

UPDATE 10-26-09

In Caroline's honor the women's lacrosse team competed at the Lacrosse for Leukemia Tournament in Bel Air, MD October 17th. While the event was a bit soggy it was a great day of lacrosse for the Dukes. The team wore shirts with Caroline's name and number (see pic) and Mr Gallagher was able to attend supporting the Dukes. It was a great weekend.

Update 1-10-10

I MADE IT! Both on the course and in the fundraising department thanks to the tremendous support I received from all of you. The couse was cold (lowest temps in florida in years) but beautiful. 27,000 runners and a great group of supporters. Thanks again to everyone that supported my efforts. I could not have done this without you.


Supporter Comments

    "My thoughts and prayers are with Caroline through this difficult time....Good luck with the race Mike.....I know you can do it!"

    Melissa Ebig

    Fri Oct 09 06:41:52 EDT 2009

    "Good Luck!!! in the run our thoughts and prayers are with all who deal with life challenges."

    Gregory Family

    Sat Oct 10 12:07:12 EDT 2009

    "Good Luck Coach Scerbo. We wish you the best. Our prayers are with Caroline and her family. "

    Gladfelter Family

    Mon Oct 12 10:32:19 EDT 2009

    "Best of luck in your training and your race! Thnx for all you are doing for Caroline:) "

    Lauren (Gallagher) Wray

    Wed Oct 14 10:04:15 EDT 2009

    "Good luck Scerbo and Caroline in your fight! Scerb, think of my dad as you race, he actually was a runner himself in high school along with the golf team. Having battled leukemia himself I know he will be with you!"

    Marcie and Kevin Krause

    Thu Oct 15 11:17:07 EDT 2009

    "Any player who has endured Coach Mike's brutal fall ball camps has the "stuff" to beat this disease. Our prayers and strength to you, Caroline. Go Dukes!"

    Frederick family

    Thu Oct 15 07:39:41 EDT 2009

    "Good luck coach! Caroline you are in our thoughts and prayers...keep fighting. Love, Mollie and the Montgomery Family"

    Denise & Mike Montgomery

    Sat Oct 17 11:54:06 EDT 2009

    "Way to go coach! Keep pickin them up and puttin them down."

    Prince Family

    Fri Nov 13 08:22:07 EST 2009

    "Coach; Thanks again for all you and the rest of the Duquesne lacrosse family have done for Caroline."

    John & Barb Gallagher

    Thu Nov 19 07:27:38 EST 2009

    "Good luck with the run!"

    D. Gallagher

    Thu Dec 17 10:27:12 EST 2009

    "Run Mike Run.. Enjoy."

    The Wagner Family

    Mon Dec 28 10:20:02 EST 2009

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,795.00 | Goal: $5,000.00
116 %

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My Thanks To

Sherrie & Sid Beckstead $250.00
John Purnell $250.00
Greg Amodio $250.00
Frederick family $250.00
Kilty Family $200.00
Carducci family $200.00
Paul Graham $150.00
Michael Scerbo $150.00
Duquesne Lacrosse Team $105.00
John McCarthy $100.00
Bruce and Mary Lee Colley $100.00
jerry clunan $100.00
John Bonaroti $100.00
Philip Barnes $100.00
John & Barb Gallagher $100.00
Sherene Lemonias $100.00
Jerry Schmitt $100.00
Paul Hightower $100.00
Dave Saba $100.00
anne cooper $100.00
Kim Schindel $100.00
Michelle Soto $100.00
Kelly Mulford $100.00
Laura Aeschbacher $100.00
Suzanne McConnell-Serio $100.00
Courtney Tamasitis $100.00
Gladfelter Family $100.00
Gregory Family $100.00
Shannon Hadaway $100.00
Michael Scerbo $100.00
Courtney Lambert $50.00
Frank & Maryann Gallagher $50.00
The Wagner Family $50.00
Jessica Scerbo $50.00
Glover Family $50.00
Frederick Miller $50.00
The Falls Family $50.00
Kathy (Gallagher) Russell $50.00
Lisa Vacca $50.00
Kristin Malosh $50.00
Erin O'Shaughnessy $50.00
Prince Family $50.00
Mark Geller $50.00
Todd and Megan $50.00
Mary Harrington $50.00
Mollie Montgomery $50.00
tom & lynn (kara's parent... $50.00
The Caldwell Family $50.00
Adam Cranston $50.00
Evan Friedman $50.00
Lauren (Gallagher) Wray $50.00
Denny and Cindy Morton $50.00
caitlin Carducci $50.00
Melissa Ebig $50.00
Cloutman Family $50.00
Christensen Family $50.00
McNish Family $50.00
Carmen Bruce $50.00
Blaine Patterson $50.00
Jarrett Durham $40.00
bruce hunt $25.00
Donna Preston $25.00
joseph miller $25.00
Katy Phillips $25.00
Denise & Mike Montgomery $25.00
jim & sue (kara's g'paren... $25.00
Marcie and Kevin Krause $25.00
Casey Myburgh $25.00
Kate McCartney $25.00
John Ciganek $20.00
Kevin Gorder $15.00
Amy Lane $15.00
D. Gallagher