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Race Day!
Sep 14, 2014 by John Sloan

Incredible race day today to celebrate 17 weeks of training. I was so proud of the TNT team. We were out in force and we handled our business! Though I didn't make the podium in the race, thanks to your generosity I was the second place fundraiser with $8,500. Our Malibu Tri-Team raised over $80,000 for LLS. Not bad at all. Thank you for your inspiring generosity and for supporting my efforts this summer.  Here's a few picutres from the race.  (Notice in photo #3 I was in first place!)

All my best,


Left Foot, Right Foot, Repeat
Jun 09, 2014

This is the motto my friend Holter has used in his battle with Leukemia: Left foot, right foot, repeat.  He and his wife Neela, my friends since we were eighteen or nineteen (Holter is MUCH OLDER than Neela and I), have been in the fight for four years now.  Left foot, right foot, repeat.  I think I'll be borrowing that phrase often as I celebrate Holter and Neela (and patients and their caregivers everywhere) by training and competing in the Malibu Triathlon in September.  In the process, I hope--with your help--to raise loads of money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

There we are in Houston a few weeks after Holter received his bone marrow transplant at MD Anderson.  The transplant was successful (thanks to the good doctors and to a generous German signing up to be a marrow donor) and Holter is improving daily with his new marrow. 


Why give to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society?  If the idea of doing a little something to help save lives isn't enough, click here to see where your money will go: 


Having seen a little first hand what goes into the care and treatment of patients like Holter, I tell you, people need LLS and LLS needs you people.  Give what you can and I'll swim, bike and run my ass off for you, for Holter, for Neela, and for everyone else in the fight with this piece of shit disease.





Supporter Comments

    "Okay, you survived it. So now we will send you money. Congratulations!!"

    Heather Allyn & Rob Nagle

    Sun Sep 14 09:05:43 EDT 2014

    "Break legs, John!"

    Michael Seel

    Tue Sep 09 01:12:30 EDT 2014

    "BRAVO, John for your commitment and hard work to honor and help your friend. much love, Melinda & Philip"

    Melinda Peterson

    Tue Sep 02 01:15:37 EDT 2014

    "Left foot, right foot, repeat. ❤️"

    Bekah and Andy Tripp

    Fri Aug 29 09:16:22 EDT 2014

    "yep..cancer sucks...good luck reaching your goal, John.....CP"

    Carol Pribble

    Thu Aug 28 07:24:54 EDT 2014

    "You rock, John Sloan. Fuck cancer."

    Kelly VZ and Andrew Gru

    Thu Aug 28 06:38:06 EDT 2014

    "You go Sloaner! Wish I could bring it up to $8K for you, but every bit helps! Love you!"

    Courtney & Sean Sullivan

    Thu Aug 28 05:36:09 EDT 2014

    "You and Holter are strong as hell. Wish i could give more."

    Michael McCartney

    Thu Aug 28 02:37:47 EDT 2014

    "You're awesome, John Sloan. Best of luck."

    Mark Jacobson

    Thu Aug 28 01:30:29 EDT 2014

    "I lost my dad to cancer and a number of friends as well. Wish I could donate more but thoughts and prayers go with this donation for all fighting this frightening disease."

    Betty Pfaffl

    Thu Aug 28 12:39:01 EDT 2014

    "Hope it helps. Go Cavs."

    Joe Holt

    Thu Aug 28 12:12:12 EDT 2014

    "For Holter!"

    Ranjana Varghese

    Fri Aug 22 10:26:18 EDT 2014

    "Yeah, seriously, Cancer. Fuck RIGHT OFF! xoxo"

    Devon Sorvari

    Fri Aug 22 03:25:22 EDT 2014

    "Go, John!"

    Monica Lau

    Fri Aug 22 03:21:38 EDT 2014

    "Anything for MC OAN!"

    Brandt Butze

    Fri Aug 22 01:23:38 EDT 2014

    "A week like the one we've all been through? It seems like a moment to be a little generous. "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."--Philo of Alexandria"

    Bob Verini

    Fri Aug 22 01:14:04 EDT 2014

    "Amazing athleticism+ ardent altruism= JS who we're lucky to call friend!"

    Kwana and Dan Martinez-Hamlin

    Thu Aug 21 08:51:08 EDT 2014

    "Run boss, run!"

    Jillian Armenante

    Thu Aug 21 07:05:17 EDT 2014

    "Nice work John!"

    Miranda Bailey

    Thu Aug 21 05:11:09 EDT 2014

    "Go! John, Go!"

    Antonio Jaramillo

    Mon Aug 11 03:58:52 EDT 2014

    "It means even more when you do it for a friend."

    Bonnie & Ben

    Mon Aug 11 03:47:03 EDT 2014

    "Thank you for doing this John! I lost a friend to Leukemia earlier this year. He was an amazing NYC theatre maker and one of the most energetic, funny and generous people I've ever met. He is missed by so many. "

    Alina Phelan

    Mon Aug 11 03:10:44 EDT 2014

    "Fuck cancer. "

    Melinda Anderson

    Mon Aug 11 01:46:42 EDT 2014

    "Give em hell, boss"


    Mon Aug 11 01:31:11 EDT 2014


    Bill Brochtrup

    Wed Aug 06 09:20:44 EDT 2014

    "Nice work John! Congrats on the successful fundraising...I'm doing the Malibu Tri too! Hope to see you out there! Enjoy your training. "

    Tom Martin

    Mon Jul 28 09:10:14 EDT 2014

    "What you are doing is beautiful. Kick some sweet ass! :)"

    Katy Pfaffl

    Mon Jul 28 07:30:19 EDT 2014

    "My brother, Lee, lost his sight due to an accident on his 17th birthday, due to cancer, my dear mom went to meet her heavenly savior at the young age of 53, my dear dad lived a good life to the age of 85 living on oxygen his last 2 years. We are all made stronger by our daily trials and by God's grace we endure and shine! John you are shining brightly as an inspiration to all especially to your dear friends Holter and Neela. My niece, Kathryn ran a marathon last year to raise money for cancer research in honor of my mom Kathryn, her name sake. She wrote her name all the way down both arms and when she felt like giving up, she looked at her name and kept her arms pumping and crossed the finish line... as I know you will do John! Phillipians 4:13 - I can do all this through him who gives me strength. GO JOHN!! GO HOLTER!!!Live Life to the fullest!! Hugs, Peggy & Charley, Kelsey, Allison, and Christopher"

    Peggy and Charley Harper

    Mon Jul 28 04:34:04 EDT 2014

    "Jives, Perhaps the only thing stronger than the bond of a parent and child is that of a close friendship. Certainly you, Neela and Holter have found such a gift in your friendship. The Downs Family supports your efforts.."good show" (as Phil just said). We also want to show our support for Holter and Neela by spreading the word about the works of Team in Training and donating to the fight. They will remain in our prayers. Thank you for the reminder as to how each of us taking a small action can help others. Holter's fight is tougher than a Triathlon but hell you already knew that--which probably makes your training easier! So with such support and his positive attitude Holter will beat this disease and you will complete another Triathlon! Love you much John! Deb"

    Debbie Downs

    Sun Jul 20 04:15:46 EDT 2014

    "Never give up! Tomorrow could be the cure."

    Norma Van Zile

    Tue Jul 01 08:45:49 EDT 2014

    "This one's for the caretakers. "

    Holter Graham

    Sat Jun 28 09:39:15 EDT 2014

    "Given in honor of Holter and Neela's bravery and John's effort and courage."

    Peggy and David

    Tue Jun 24 09:00:42 EDT 2014

    "Andy dear friends of Andrew Grusetskie and Kelly Van Zile mean a lot to all of us. Way to go, John. And fight on, Neela and Holter. We met you at A & K's wedding. "

    Maryann & Peter Billington

    Sat Jun 21 06:30:40 EDT 2014

    "Big love to Neela and Holter, and thanks to John. "

    Eleanor Morse

    Fri Jun 20 01:27:29 EDT 2014

    "XOXO Holter and Neela! "

    Megan Reitan

    Thu Jun 19 11:51:31 EDT 2014

    "It gives me an embarrassingly immense amount of satisfaction that you are kicking the shit out of blood cancer for Holter, and so many others. You, and Holter and Neela have all of my support, inspired by a post from Alex and Catia. You honor my cousin, Sue Oberholtzer, a blood cancer survivor now in her fourth year of remission. Team in Training is an excellent source of support in the efforts to eradicate cancer from the human body and our vocabulary forever. As the French cheered in my 2010 Paris Marathon with TNT, "Allez, Allez, Allez!" Jeff Wolf"

    Jeffrey C. Wolf

    Thu Jun 19 11:39:39 EDT 2014

    "You rock John Sloan and keep those left foot right foot feet repeating! Thank you for doing this!"

    Holter's favorite Aunt & Cousins

    Thu Jun 19 10:52:41 EDT 2014

    "Run, John, run!! "

    Naomi Aytur

    Thu Jun 19 10:16:28 EDT 2014

    "Thank you! "

    Bones Rodriguez

    Thu Jun 19 09:24:28 EDT 2014

    "I realize this may not help Holter directly, but this is at least my way of sending good vibes and best wishes to he and Neela, and some extra pep in the step for you, John. My uncle died of bone marrow cancer a long time ago, and seeing what that kind of cancer did to a former cop was pretty sobering. Run/swim/bike your ass off, man. Is there cross-country skiing/target shooting in a triathlon? (that's a joke) The wind at your back, homie. Much love to all three of you."

    Phil Ristaino

    Thu Jun 19 08:54:31 EDT 2014

    "In honor of Hannah...a fighter who's winning...with love"


    Thu Jun 19 06:19:35 EDT 2014

    "Kick that cancer's ass."

    Rebecca Mozo

    Thu Jun 19 05:46:29 EDT 2014

    "Holter, John, Neela and pretty much all the donors to this good cause are w-a-a-a-y younger than I...and I could care less. Thanks for your efforts, John...hard to believe it is one year ago today that Holter got his sehr gut marrow....go John, go Holter!"

    Holter's mom

    Thu Jun 19 12:19:53 EDT 2014

    "MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET YOU, WITH THE WIND ALWAYS AT YOUR BACK... . I think that's how it goes."

    Susan and John Seligman

    Mon Jun 16 09:05:12 EDT 2014

    "Love you guys. "

    Katie Dillehay

    Mon Jun 16 07:21:30 EDT 2014

    "Holter, I hope each day brings you more and more health. "

    Kendra Munger

    Thu Jun 26 05:23:23 EDT 2014

    "Get on with your bad self, John!"

    Rebecca Berger

    Mon Jun 16 10:31:16 EDT 2014

    "I don't know this John Sloan fellow, but I wish I did. Anyone willing to freely use profanity and fiercely compete to support Holter must be a kickass dude and our kind of guy. Good luck, have fun, and thank you!! "

    Brad, Erin, Alexis and Chase Haig

    Mon Jun 16 09:49:34 EDT 2014

    "With Admiration and Affection..."

    Mary E Gillespie

    Mon Jun 16 09:05:17 EDT 2014

    "At the request of Andrew Grusetskie and Kelly Van Zile with much love and prayers!"

    Gillespie/Mazzilli family

    Mon Jun 16 07:44:11 EDT 2014

    "Good luck, John. Thanks for you effort."


    Mon Jun 16 07:21:58 EDT 2014

    "Go Team!"

    Charlotte Riggs

    Sun Jun 15 08:56:27 EDT 2014

    "For John Sloan's efforts in honor of Holter Graham, with admiration for Holter and Neela."

    Karen Mann

    Sun Jun 15 05:16:03 EDT 2014

    "Thank you, John! Go, go, go! Be safe and hydrate! I heart LLS and Team in Training. Thanks to them, too, for all they do--especially helping in practical, everyday ways that make all the difference. Being alive is expensive and cancer is quadruply so. Give to LLS and in addition to helping fight these diseases in general, you'll also be helping people/families touched by cancer who just need some extra money for "small" but very important things, like taking a cab instead of a bus to treatment (public transport rocks but not when you're immunosuppressed!). Love you, John. What are your legs? Springs. Steel springs. "


    Sun Jun 15 12:21:30 EDT 2014

    "My husband has battled the other 'L' in the LLS acronym. Go get 'em, guys."


    Fri Jun 13 09:54:14 EDT 2014

    "Thank you John. This cause means a lot to me. Wish I could triathlon with you but I fear those days are past!"

    Elizabeth Swain

    Fri Jun 13 03:10:53 EDT 2014

    "Hell yes."

    Deborah Puette

    Fri Jun 13 12:47:14 EDT 2014

    "You're the man, John Sloan. I would like to point out that Holter is MUCH OLDER than I am as well."

    Katie Ward

    Thu Jun 12 10:28:11 EDT 2014

    "Way to go John!!"

    Tobi, Robyn and Miky Wolf

    Thu Jun 12 08:51:33 EDT 2014

    "Good luck, buddy!"

    Joe Holt

    Thu Jun 12 07:38:44 EDT 2014

    "John is using Neela and me, unabashedly culling favor and sympathy. And I am all for it. This is Holter Graham, I weighed 155 when this started, I weigh 118 now, I ran tris when the is started, I can't run now, but will again, and I approve this message. John Sloan is, simply, a good man. He's also an avaricious bastard who will compete harder the more dough he's carrying on his shoulders. So break your banks. LLS helps people who need help--a simple, huge truth. And Team in Training creates hope, accomplishment, and community. Thank you, John. Now get your ass out there and train."

    Holter Graham

    Sun Jun 08 04:40:59 EDT 2014

    "My good thoughts travel to you."

    James Sutorius

    Thu Aug 21 01:42:56 EDT 2014

    "John, you are a rock star for doing this! When the going gets tough you have a lot of people supporting you to get through it. Hugs to Holter and Neela! "

    Simon Petrie - F-Cancer

    Wed Aug 13 02:51:27 EDT 2014

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $8,600.00 | Goal: $8,500.00
101 %

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My Thanks To

Holter Graham $650.00
Peggy and David $500.00
Holter's mom $500.00
Ashok $500.00
Wynn and Matt $250.00
David Miner $250.00
Brad, Erin, Alexis and Ch... $250.00
Neela $250.00
Holter Graham $250.00
Michael Seel $150.00
Kevin, Jeannine and Diya $150.00
Sheila Vaswani $150.00
Heather Allyn & Rob Nagle $100.00
Melinda Peterson $100.00
Jason C. Brown $100.00
Edelen McWilliams $100.00
Arye Gross $100.00
Bonnie & Ben $100.00
Melinda Anderson $100.00
Alan Mandell $100.00
Debbie Downs $100.00
Hilry Gordon $100.00
Megan Reitan $100.00
Holter's favorite Aunt & ... $100.00
Susan and John Seligman $100.00
allyson roseneberg $100.00
Rebecca Berger $100.00
Katie Ward $100.00
Amy Hauser $70.00
Bob Verini $60.00
Tom Martin $55.00
Courtney & Sean Sullivan $50.00
Joe Holt $50.00
Kwana and Dan Martinez-Ha... $50.00
Jillian Armenante $50.00
James Sutorius $50.00
Alex and CB Ferrari $50.00
Katy Klassman $50.00
Simon Petrie - F-Cancer $50.00
L $50.00
Alina Phelan $50.00
John Charles Meyer & Etie... $50.00
Tara Sands $50.00
BW $50.00
Bill Brochtrup $50.00
Kitty Swink $50.00
Katy Pfaffl $50.00
Peggy and Charley Harper $50.00
Norma Van Zile $50.00
Maryann & Peter Billingto... $50.00
Naomi Aytur $50.00
Bones Rodriguez $50.00
Alex Goldberg and Catia O... $50.00
Matt and Lisa Lowenbraun $50.00
Katie Dillehay $50.00
Gillespie/Mazzilli family $50.00
Charlotte Riggs $50.00
Lisa Robertson $50.00
Betsy Werbel $50.00
Tobi, Robyn and Miky Wolf $50.00
Hilary Schenker $35.00
Jeff Monachino $30.00
Bekah and Andy Tripp $25.00
Eve and Todd $25.00
Johanna Woo $25.00
Carol Pribble $25.00
Kelly VZ and Andrew Gru $25.00
Margie Stokley-Bronz $25.00
Michael McCartney $25.00
Jennifer Sullivan $25.00
Jon Rubinstein $25.00
Daniel Bess $25.00
Marissa Lohr $25.00
john iacovelli $25.00
Anna Quirino-Miranda $25.00
Devon Sorvari $25.00
Camille Dieterle $25.00
John O'Brien $25.00
Miki Shelton $25.00
Cameron Watson $25.00
Jordan Mahome $25.00
Antonio Jaramillo $25.00
Jami Brandli $25.00
Abby Marks $25.00
Kendra Munger $25.00
Eleanor Morse $25.00
Jeffrey C. Wolf $25.00
Phil Ristaino $25.00
Rebecca Mozo $25.00
Rich Van Zile $25.00
Mary E Gillespie $25.00
Audrey M. $25.00
Deborah Puette $25.00
Meri Haitkin $25.00
Conchita Newman $25.00
Joe Holt $25.00
Betty Pfaffl $15.00
Fiona Lakeland $10.00
Brian Polak $10.00
Brandt Butze $10.00
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