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Moms in Training
Nov 17, 2013

Sometimes the worst things happen to the best people

This summer the worst did happen, to one of the best people, my close friend, Ashley Markowich. In the midst of planning her daughter’s first birthday party, Ashley discovered a lump in her neck and was soon diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It was unfortunate, it was sad, and yes it was heartbreaking. But Ashley handled the diagnosis like a rock star, showing more courage and determination than one person should have to.

Determined to keep her life as it was, Ashley has spent the last several months receiving treatment all while displaying incredible strength. Ashley has continued to be the amazing mom to her daughter Olivia and has continued to be a caring friend to me. She has never hesitated to answer my questions about being a new mom (I had a million!) and is always there to provide excellent advice, like the friend she always has been.

As a Mom it's hard for me to imagine what Ashley has been going though both physically and emotionally. But through it all she has fought her diagnosis in a way that few can imagine, always with a smile on her face. Her bravery, sense of humor, and overall positive attitude have in no doubt helped Ashley along the road to a full recovery.

Sometimes the worst things bring out the best in people

To support Ashley, and others affected by blood cancers, I have joined Moms In Training (MIT) and have committed to running the 10 mile Broad Street Run. I run this race in celebration of Ashley and in memory of a close friend’s father, Jeffrey Kornblau who lost his battle to lymphoma this past year and is missed by all who knew him.

Please help to further the research that the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) does by making a donation. Any amount helps to ensure that, like Ashley, others can receive treatment and cure this ugly disease!



Jamie and Noa


Supporter Comments

    "Great work! Love Jen and Matt "

    Jennifer Vogel and Matthew Feinstein

    Thu May 01 09:49:10 EDT 2014

    "We are so proud of you Aunt Jamie! You are a wonderful person and an amazing friend! We love you!!!"

    Nate and Caden Sandler

    Thu May 01 08:32:02 EDT 2014

    "Good luck Jamie in your race to help support the leukemia and lymphoma society. We are so proud of you. Love, Lauren and Elliot"

    Lauren Goldberg

    Tue Apr 29 07:51:56 EDT 2014

    "Go get 'em girl!! Love, Fal & Mike"

    Fallon & Mike

    Mon Apr 28 10:55:58 EDT 2014

    "We are so proud of you! You're a great person, we support your efforts all the way!"

    Noa Sandler

    Wed Apr 23 01:19:08 EDT 2014

    "So proud of you Jam! Love you!! Stef & Barry"

    Stefanie Javorsky & Barry Parasram

    Wed Mar 05 02:49:46 EST 2014

    "Way to go, Jamie!"

    Shari, Joe, and Billie Mintz

    Wed Nov 20 10:49:18 EST 2013

    "Chuck and I are extremely proud of you for taking an interest in helping the causes of cancer. As a survivor and working with cancer patient's I feel that research is so important to find the cures for all cancers. We are fortunate to have a wonderful daughter-in-law who is so caring. Love, Joan & Chuck Sandler"

    Joan Sandler

    Wed Nov 20 10:45:50 EST 2013

    "So proud of you Jamie!! "

    Ashley & Jon

    Tue Nov 19 05:30:35 EST 2013

    "So amazing Jame! Support you all the way! love you"

    Jodi Goldin

    Mon Nov 18 02:56:09 EST 2013



    Sun Nov 17 05:45:38 EST 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,000.00 | Goal: $2,000.00
50 %

My Team

Team Total: $3,963.29 | Goal: $1,000.00

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My Thanks To

Jennifer Vogel and Matthe... $100.00
JK Hospitality $50.00
Macy's $50.00
Heather Filoon $25.00
Jen and Lane Brody $25.00
Erica Roth $25.00
Fallon & Mike $25.00
Cait Weingartner $25.00
Jodi Goldin $25.00
Nate and Caden Sandler  
Melissa Russo  
Lauren Goldberg  
Jon & Kate  
Noa Sandler  
Ryan Weinstein  
Stefanie Javorsky & Barry...  
Shari, Joe, and Billie Mi...  
Joan Sandler  
Ashley & Jon  
Randi L  
Amanda and Josh Cobert  
Lisa Goldin  
Chrissy & Adam Frank