My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page for Team Haley
Apr 28, 2016


To all my friends... I am excited (and a little scared) to take on another half marathon but this time it's for a really great cause... to raise enough money to get a research grant for blood cancer in a little girl's name... my friend Jennifer Marston Howe has already run the Marine Corp marathon in Haley's name and is now putting together a team to raise money to get a grant in her name.

Here is a little bit about her story…

On May 21, 2015, my friend’s ten-year-old niece, Haley, was diagnosed with High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and the journey with ALL began.

It has been brutal. Haley has endured hundreds of oral chemotherapy doses at home, over 100 rounds of intravenous chemotherapy, 1 body scan, 2 emergency room visits, 25 spinal tap chemotherapy injections, 5 blood transfusions, 2 surgeries and numerous inpatient admissions. She endured hair loss twice, weight gain, weight loss, and on and on. Haley is now in the maintenance phase of treatment, which lasts for two years and includes oral chemotherapy daily and chemotherapy through her port once a month at the clinic.

Thanks to organizations like The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), who fund groundbreaking research, the survival rate for children with ALL increased from less than 5% in the 1960’s to a survival rate of over 92% today.

However, the battle against blood cancers is far from won. Despite progress, more than one third of blood cancer patients sadly do not survive 5 years after their diagnosis. More funding is needed to advance research and help save more lives. 

So, I am fighting for Haley and other blood cancer patients. I want Haley to know that I’ve done everything I can to help fund a 100% cure along with better treatments. I have joined TEAM HALEY. We are a team of over 50 friends and family members who will be doing a race through Team In Training this fall. I will be doing the Las Vegas Rock and Roll half marathon race on November 13, 2016 in Haley’s honor. I will proudly wear the purple Team In Training race jersey with Haley’s name on it. Our team goal is to raise $100,000 so that LLS gives us the opportunity to put an LLS-funded research grant in Haley’s name.

Together, we can change the lives of people affected by blood cancers. Please help LLS continue the fight to put an end to blood cancer and please help us reach this incredible goal. You can donate online through my fundraising page or you can send a check made out to LLS (for Capital Group folks, don’t forget matching gifts!!) 

Please take a look and you can help in various ways: either helping me meet my portion of the total team goal, or even better, joining with us on the team and running with us!  There are other races you can do to help too - there are marathons, half marathons or 5K or 10Ks too!

Many thanks in advance for taking the time to read, support, participate or most importantly, pray for this courageous little girl and her family.  Totally no pressure at all but thank you so much for taking the time!! Any amount, large or small, goes a long way!!


Supporter Comments

    "Go Wendy! May it be all downhill with wind at your back."

    Amber Hegde

    Thu Apr 28 12:23:02 EDT 2016

    "So inspiring! You are awesome :)"

    Effie Braun

    Tue May 03 07:15:35 EDT 2016

    "Bless you Wendy for supporting Haley to find a cure for her Medical issue by your personal efforts and endurance. We hold you and Haley in our prayers to fulfill your goals."

    Don & Marlene Okada

    Tue Aug 23 10:09:50 EDT 2016

    "My T�o was the first person that I know who lost their battle with this disease. Praying for all those who are fighting cancer and for those who lost that special someone in their life. Big hugs to all. "

    Leo Luera

    Wed Aug 24 01:46:16 EDT 2016

    "Go Wendy! "

    Jennifer Kim

    Thu Aug 25 11:56:09 EDT 2016

    "God bless you as you train and run, Wendy. May He be glorified and magnified in and through you."


    Sun Aug 28 05:10:31 EDT 2016

    "Go Wendy! What an awesome cause to run for and what an amazing person you are! "

    Karlmann Family

    Sat Sep 03 09:47:51 EDT 2016

    "Hi Wendy, Wishing you an injury free training and successful run for Haley! Love from the Nozaki Family "

    Nozaki Family

    Sat Aug 13 12:49:48 EDT 2016

    "Best wishes to Haley. Good luck Wendy, you will do great!"

    K. Bronson

    Thu Apr 28 12:05:27 EDT 2016

    "Good Luck -- lots of training ahead for a wonderful goal"


    Sat May 21 10:49:35 EDT 2016

    "Go Team Haley!"

    Dolores Rivera

    Wed May 11 05:29:41 EDT 2016

    "Thanks for giving us the opportunity to support Haley and all blood cancer patients, Wendy! Have a great run! "

    Brett & Jane Nakamura

    Wed May 04 01:58:42 EDT 2016

    "Go Team & go Wendy! Trust in your training, and you'll be fine! Wishing Haley lots of strength too. Good luck!"

    Connie Adler

    Tue Jun 14 06:54:54 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,441.82 | Goal: $2,200.00
111 %

My Team

Team Total: $155,094.66 | Goal: $100,000.00

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My Thanks To

Daniel and Kalani Mark $1000.00
Nozaki Family $200.00
Stephen and Lena Chou $100.00
Effie Braun $70.00
Heena Kumar $50.00
Kim Yokoyama $50.00
Matching Gift from Eva Qu... $50.00
Leo Luera $50.00
K. Bronson $50.00
Lorna Carry $25.00
Eva Quan $25.00
Dolores Rivera $25.00
Karlmann Family  
Jennifer Kim  
Don & Marlene Okada  
Connie Adler  
Brett & Jane Nakamura  
Tjiong Family  
Amber Hegde