My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Nov 28, 2017

Why I Swim, Bike and Run



In June 2016 our family found out that my mom’s cancer had returned and she had about a year to live.  I remember feeling helpless and thinking how can this be happening. When she passed away a little over a month later we were devastated and stunned that there was nothing we could do to have prevented this.  Now a year later and I still can’t believe she is gone, but I refuse to give the feeling of helplessness any more of my time.

I have decided yet again to channel my energy into raising money to help find a cure for cancer. Next summer I will be traveling to Mont-Tremblant Quebec to swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles and run 13.2 miles.  Again I will be partnering with Team in Training to prepare to take on this beautiful race with a picturesque lake swim, 2,500 feet of climbing elevation on the bike and a challenging run which will see me running uphill the final miles to the finish. 

For this season I have set a goal of raising $2,500 and I am reaching out to you, my friends and family to support me in this endeavor. As I have paid for my own race entry and will be covering all travel expense the money I raise will go directly towards funding research and providing family services to cancer fighters.  Also, your donation will help fund treatments that save lives every day; like immunotherapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. This is why any donation – big or small – will make a huge difference!

On this site, you can watch my progress as I begin training for this challenging race, receive updates on my fundraising efforts or even make a secure, 100% tax deductible donation.

I appreciate everyone’s support and look forward to sharing this season with you.
Thank you!



Supporter Comments

    "To all family and friends who are no longer with us. "

    Lisa Patino

    Tue Nov 28 06:19:20 EST 2017

    "In memory of my wife, Daye D. Mota, who lost her battle with cancer on July 16, 2016 may she rest in peace"

    Thomas Mota

    Tue Nov 28 07:10:08 EST 2017

    "In the 50's, I grew up on the same street w/Daye Walter Mota, of the Hollywood Riviera, n Redondo Beach, CA. We used to play together & we both attended the same elementary school & high school too. As we grew up & moved on in our lives, we found each other on Facebook, & we got caught up on the years past. I found out, that Daye was going through cancer but I didn't know just how bad things were going, until her passing! Daye wasn't a complainer, @ least not w/me. She told me how much she loved Tom & that she loved her family too. I let her know, that I was praying that she would b rid of cancer once & for all! This disease has robbed so many people of their lives & their loved ones too! I know this, b-cuz I lost my husband n 2012 to esophageal cancer & what he went through, like Daye & so many unacceptable to me!!! I pray that the word, "cancer" will no longer b a word or disease that we know of but rather in the past from long ago & gone forever! Sending love ❤️ "

    Sandra Seaholm

    Wed Nov 29 01:46:25 EST 2017

    "💜💜💜 Love ya chica💜💜💜"

    Britni & Brian

    Sun Jan 14 08:44:51 EST 2018

    "Go Danielle GO!!"

    Holly Lowzik

    Thu Jan 18 03:50:37 EST 2018

    "Sorry I missed your event Danielle. Your going to rock your event in honor of you mom. Go Team!!"

    Jamie Alamillo

    Thu Jan 18 04:13:21 EST 2018

    "Go Team!!!!"

    Holly Lowzik

    Fri Jan 26 10:54:50 EST 2018

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,075.00 | Goal: $2,000.00
104 %

My Team

Team Total: $362,091.76 | Goal: $350,000.00

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My Thanks To

Holly Lowzik $500.00
Thomas Mota $500.00
Britni & Brian $100.00
Gailee $100.00
Stephanie Wray $50.00
Barbara Stoliker $25.00
Jamie Alamillo $25.00
Sandra Seaholm $25.00
Lisa Patino $25.00
Holly Lowzik  
Eryn Doherty  
Guadalupe Zaragoza