Time to Make the Triathlete (again) - 1/2 Dozen Triathlons

Getting So Close!!
Mar 15, 2019

Only 2 weeks away from the race!! Training has been steady, if not particularly intense. I will be fine on race day, and am looking forward to being back on my favorite course. I wanted to share with you a couple images of Anaeho'omalu Beach, where the race will kick off on March 31. The first image is of me and my father at A Bay (as we call it - who wants to say Anaeho'omalu every time?!) in late 1977. There was nothing there. Just sand, beautiful water, and maybe a boat or two. The second image is what A Bay looks like these days. While you can't see much of A Bay in the first photo, you can just tell it was more deserted than it is now, can't you? The photo was taken after my dad's mom, Lurline - from whom I get my middle name - died of leukemia. We never learned what kind. My dad adored his mother, and her passing was incredibly hard on him. He spoke of her often, and she became my first connection to leukemia and the mission to find a cure. Since becoming involved with LLS and Team in Training, however, I have made so many more connections to the mission, and have an even greater resolve to find treatments and ultimately a cure to all blood cancers. On March 31, I get to demonstrate that commitment again. I'll have Lurline's name written on my arm, along with the names of others I know. I also write the names of those people important to my donors. Please share your connection to cancer, and I'll write their name on me to honor them on race day. Mahalo nui loa for your support, and go with aloha.

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Countdown to Lavaman
Mar 15, 2019

I've created a countdown clock to keep me accountable for the start to Lavaman! Follow along with me by clicking here.

 

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Another Triathlon to Beat Cancer!
Oct 26, 2018

WELCOME TO MY TEAM IN TRAINING (TNT) HOME PAGE!

 

I'm entering my 10th year of volunteering with Team in Training, benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!! It's hard to believe that I went from the consummate couch potato to an endurance hiker, marathoner, and triathlete.

You have helped raise over $35,000 during that time, money which has funded treatments that save lives every day. Treatments like immunotherapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. You may not know it, but every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies and research.

The monies you have generously donated have led to breakthroughs not just for blood cancers, but for cancers across the spectrum. If you or someone you know has battled any kind of cancer, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has helped in their fight.

Patients need these cures and they need your support.

Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help get us all closer to a world without blood cancers, without any cancer.

Thank you, and GO TEAM!

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Supporter Comments

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    "Cheering for a great cause and team Laura!"
     

    Marco Pizzo

    Wed Nov 07 06:31:56 EST 2018

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    "Great post, Laura! ⭐️"
     

    Kevin McCabe

    Mon Jan 28 08:56:15 EST 2019

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    "You go girl!"
     

    Susan Pyle

    Thu Nov 08 09:23:28 EST 2018

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    "Go get em Laura!"
     

    Isabel Warner

    Sat Mar 30 02:02:46 EDT 2019

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    "You got this girl! Go Team!! "
     

    Wendi York

    Thu Mar 28 09:17:20 EDT 2019

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    "Thank you for your continuing devotion to this cause"
     

    Susan Pyle

    Thu Nov 15 07:51:36 EST 2018

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    "Best of luck! "
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Mar 14 04:44:48 EDT 2019

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    "Keep up the fight Lacey!!!"
     

    Anonymous

    Sat Mar 02 08:02:08 EST 2019

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    "GO TEAM!"
     

    Pamela Wedemeyer

    Thu Feb 28 06:34:20 EST 2019

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    "Lost a dear friend in 2018 and now what to support a new friend in her efforts to raise money for a cure! "
     

    Pamela Breier

    Wed Feb 06 01:13:43 EST 2019

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    "You are an amzing woman! Hope this helps. Renee Lindsey"
     

    Renee Lindsey

    Wed Jan 30 04:42:00 EST 2019

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    "Hi Laura - thx for including me. Renee L."
     

    Renee Lindsey

    Fri Oct 26 07:11:50 EDT 2018

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    "Laura best wishes on your endeavor!!!!!! You ROCK!!!!!! "
     

    Mavis Swann

    Fri Aug 10 06:26:41 EDT 2018

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    "I have seen many friends suffer from Leukemia and have also fought a hard battle to the end.! Hopefully, this will help find a cure to save the many that are fighting the disease. "
     

    Anonymous

    Wed Nov 14 07:50:44 EST 2018

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    "Congrats on the race Laura, you are amazing! Thank you for all you do for LLS."
     

    Carri McClure & Darren Miller

    Sun Mar 31 10:51:12 EDT 2019

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    "Have fun on race day! You got this, Laura. GO TEAM!"
     

    Brandi Champagne

    Sat Mar 30 06:11:53 EDT 2019

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    "Blessings and Good Luck dear Friend!!!!! You ROCK!!!!!! Love ya!"
     

    Mavis

    Fri Nov 02 06:51:56 EDT 2018

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,400.00 | Goal: $4,800.00
 
50 %

My Team

 
Team Total: $359,362.86 | Goal: $350,000.00

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In Memory of

Lurline Salisbury

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