My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Oct 24, 2008 by Joanne McCole

Hello everyone and thank you for visiting my Team In Training home page. For those of you who know me you know my love of the outdoors and pushing myself through activities such as hiking, kayaking, and swimming. I have even brought several of you along on my little adventures and am lucky that I am still able to call you my friends even though I was oblivious to the pain a five hour hike over the rocky terrain of Pennsylvania would cause a person who never really experiences such activities. Well, I am here to tell you that I am about to embark on my greatest adventure yet and all I am asking is for your support. I have joined with Team In Training to do the Memphis In May Triathlon in order to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. My initial interest in Team In Training came from my desire to join a group to train with for an athletic event. However, halfway through my first information meeting I became hooked for a much more important reason. I learned that every five minutes someone new is diagnosed with one of the blood cancers leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, or myeloma. Even more important, I learned how the funds raised through Team In Training is used in the fight against these blood cancers. The society uses its funds for research, patient services, education, and advocacy. Closest to my heart is the services provided to patients and their families from support groups to direct financial aid. I was then supremely impressed by the example they gave of real results obtained through research that had been mainly funded through Team In Training. Less than ten years ago the life expectancy of a person diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia was three to five years. Today due to the drug Gleevac a person just has to take this pill once a day in order to normalize their blood counts.

So, I am asking you to support me in my efforts to raise funds to help find a cure. For my part I will be racing in the Memphis In May Triathlon. This is an olympic distance triathlon where I will be swimming .9 miles in open water, biking 25 miles, and running 6.2 miles. OUCH!!!! It is going to be difficult but I am determined to cross the finish line in honor of all people who are fighting this disease, have lost the battle, and those yet to be diagnosed whether I do it on my feet or on my hands and knees. This race will take me 32.1 miles total. So why not donate:

$4700 The minimum I must raise. 75% of this goes directly to the society and only 25% goes to paying for our event. Everything over the minimum goes to the society. My personal goal is $5000.

$642 $20 for every mile

$321 $10 for every mile

$300 $100 for each event (swim, bike, run)

$150 The number of times during the race I'll be dreaming of sitting on the couch stuffing my face with cookies and watching Bones.

$100 The percentage of people we never want to have to lose the fight against these cancers again.

$50 It's at least worth this much to see me suffer as I have made some of you suffer.

$32 A dollar for each full mile I'll cover.

Any amount is extremely helpful to the cause and greatly appreciated.

Also, all donations are tax deductible.

You can easily make a credit card donation on this website and receive your tax deduction information automatically or if you are more comfortable donating by check you can mail it to

Joanne McCole

720 Preston Ave

Bryn Mawr, Pa 19010

Make checks payable to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. When your donation has been processed the office will then mail you your tax deduction form.

After making a donation of your own the next most important way you could help me in my efforts to raise funds is to pass this website along to anyone you think may be interested. Tell family, your friends and worst enemies, your dentist or podiatrist, your coworkers, folks at your gym, your therapist and his or her therapist, parents at the PTA meetings or work it into discussion at your book club or poker game..... you get the point.

Lastly, if you know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, I would love to race in their honor. You can email me their name at I intend to have them represented with me somehow on race day along with our personal team heroes even if I simply write their names on a piece of paper and keep it with me during the bike and run.

Thank you very much.

Joanne McCole


Supporter Comments

    "I believe in you. More donations will follow"

    Michele Wingate

    Fri Nov 07 01:30:04 EST 2008

    "It's not much, but we like to help for a great cause!"

    Brandi Rose & Joeri Toet

    Thu Feb 12 09:14:59 EST 2009

    "I'm so proud of you!!!"

    Barbara Noble

    Tue Mar 10 12:44:40 EDT 2009

    "In memory of my nephew Brett, Forever in our thoughts and heart."

    Barbara vetri

    Fri Oct 14 09:32:12 EDT 2016

    "Having a great nephew plagued with this horrendous stage in his young life makes me appreciate your efforts to help those family members experiencing the same grief. Luckily, my niece's son is currently in remission. You are a special young lady to give of your time and talents. "

    Kimberly Kopaczewski

    Sat May 28 03:12:30 EDT 2016

    "Joann: you go girl. i know you can do this and do it with style.. you can do whatever you set your mind too. Please keep my mother in mind when you go. thanks "

    Lorraine Dohrmann

    Sun May 03 01:18:41 EDT 2009

    "I'm a former TNT marathoner, and I truly admire the Triathletes! Go Joanne and GO TEAM!!! Please remember Lorraine's mom and my friend Maria Schuyler, both who lost their battle last year."

    Eileen Dohrmann

    Sun May 03 10:24:08 EDT 2009

    "May God Bless you Bob Urban RIP"

    Carol McHugh

    Wed Oct 12 09:46:19 EDT 2016

    "Fran is my hero"

    Wed Oct 05 11:32:11 EDT 2016

    "Way to go Fran"

    Wed Oct 05 11:09:25 EDT 2016

    "For Randy, always a great husband, father, friend and teacher.He fought a long battle with lymphoma with a positive attitude and rarely a complaint. His humor is surely missed! And for Paula, arrive friend who also missed."

    Fri Sep 09 06:59:01 EDT 2016

    "Rick, thank you for participating with your team in the Light the Night Walk. We will be thinking of you on Saturday night and wish you well. With our love and support, Jenny and Tom Connors"

    Barbara vetri

    Fri Oct 14 10:35:24 EDT 2016

    "Where to begin... I love you! I am thankful for you!! You have blessed my life in more ways than you could possibly ever know. I'm so blessed to have you in my life. Love you so much!! Mandy and the kids (:"


    Thu Oct 20 10:18:47 EDT 2016

    "You are such an inspiration my sweet dear friend!! You and your journey and your preciousness to help others brought us our I cherish very much!! And your sweet husband (who I've never met, but feel like I truly know lol) like my husband held our hand every step of the way...not because it was the "right" thing to do, but because they love us so much and would not have been anywhere else. To see you two share this charity event together is again a testimony to many!! Love you sweet friend of mine and so grateful for our God blessed friendship...that started at Dairy Queen with a 4+ hour (would have been longer if the place wasn't about to close lol) between two people who just met, but left feeling like I'd known you forever. "


    Thu Oct 20 07:39:25 EDT 2016

    "Missing you Bob! We walk strong for you. 💜"

    Carol McHugh

    Mon Oct 10 05:36:42 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,700.00 | Goal: $4,700.00
100 %

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My Thanks To

James Bagley $487.00
Joseph Melvin $200.00
Wayne Loubier $152.50
Chris Howard $150.00
Christina Wooding $100.00
Decon Laboratories Inc $100.00
Barbara Noble $100.00
Turbo Max $100.00
Daniel McCole $100.00
The McCole Moss Family $100.00
Anonymous $50.00
Martin Reddington $50.00
Robert Arnaiz $50.00
Michael Dunne $50.00
Patricia Krause $50.00
Margaret Johnson $50.00
Kimberly Kopaczewski $50.00
Barbara vetri $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Aaron Chu $50.00
Kevin Kramer $50.00
Frank Henninger $50.00
anna chambers $50.00
Susan Sessa $50.00
Terry Montimore $50.00
Angela Ledgerwood $50.00
Imani Gandy $50.00
Ken Rosenblatt $50.00
Eileen Dohrmann $32.00
Lorraine Dohrmann $25.00
Salahuddin Muhammad $25.00
Vanessa Anderson $25.00
Maria Massaro $25.00
Jay Bastian $25.00
Elizabeth Bucher $25.00
Jessica Ferry $20.00
Carol McHugh $20.00
Dennis Rush $20.00
Sarah Maloney $20.00
Joan Braun $20.00
Rosie Soltero $20.00
Donna M Glackin $20.00
Karen Crain $15.00
Florence Stabler $10.00
Florence Stabler $10.00
Jane Del Grippo $10.00
Mary Fletcher $10.00
Claire DiColli $10.00
Rosalie Brown $10.00
Kim Birbrower $10.00
Brandi Rose & Joeri Toet $10.00
Danny McCole  
Michele Wingate