My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
May 07, 2008

Racing to Save Lives

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

As you all know by now, my husband Michael is a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor and inspiration to many. In the fall of 2006 and winter and spring of 2007, I watched and prayed as Michael endured one of the most aggressive forms of chemotherapy to treat his lymphoma. He was in the hospital often and lost his hair, a lot of weight, and at times the strength to be the kind of husband, father and friend you all know him to be. Normal life for our family disappeared and lymphoma and chemotherapy became the center of our world. This was at the same time that we gave birth to our beautiful daughter Sophia in November 2006 and lost Michael's beloved father Allen in February 2007. It was the toughest year of our lives but even in Michael's lowest moments, he never lost his sense of humor or positive spriit. If you haven't already, you can read our story at

What many of you may not know or realize is that lymphoma continues to be the center of our world in some ways. We still get nervous before appointments (even though Michael's oncologist assures us that he is doing great), Michael still goes in for infusions of a lymphoma drug designed to help keep him in remission, and most importantly, we have become very much a part of the Philadelphia lymphoma community by founding a local chapter of the Lymphoma Research Foundation and by getting involved in events with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It is one of the most satisfying, rewarding, and difficult decisions we've made to invite other lymphoma patients and caregivers to reach out to us for support and information.

I write to you today because I am training to participate in the Philadelphia Distance Run on September 21st as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of Michael and all of the wonderful people battling lymphoma who have become our friends and allies over the last several years and in memory of those whose battles were lost. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

I am also participating in a walk on September 20th for the Lymphoma Research Foundation (that email to come soon)! Please make a donation to one of these events to support my participation and to help advance our common mission.

I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!


Supporter Comments

    "Eric, Yuki, Miya and Caitlyn"

    Eric Chorney

    Mon Jun 09 11:57:15 EDT 2008

    "Dear Jacqui, Good-luck! We're behind you all the way! Love, Lisa and Dan"

    Lisa Shats

    Mon Jun 09 08:21:39 EDT 2008

    "Good luck Jacqui! Love Michelle, Mark, Sarah and Sam"

    Michelle Clayman

    Mon Jun 09 09:57:57 EDT 2008

    "Jacqui, I wish you the very best of luck!! It is wonderful that you are participating in the Philadelphia Distrance Run in September to help wipe out blood cancer. As you know, my mom died of Multiple Myeloma. Love, XO Beth "

    Beth Rosenblatt

    Fri Jun 13 12:06:30 EDT 2008

    "Good luck Jacqui! Keep up the good work! Love, Rebecca"

    Rebecca Brauning

    Mon Jun 16 07:31:36 EDT 2008

    "You both are such an inspiration! good luck"

    Marni Zwick

    Sat Jul 19 07:47:12 EDT 2008

    "BEST of luck in this amazing endeavour! We love you! love, Dori, Jay and Sadie"

    dorothy haberman

    Sat Jul 19 10:06:20 EDT 2008

    "Good luck, Jacqui!! All our love, marc and laura and lilah."

    Laura Wenner

    Sun Jul 20 02:09:01 EDT 2008

    "Jacqui - We love you and Michael so much and have the deepest respect for your dedication and support to the Lymphoma Society. "

    Traci and Matt Shulkin

    Tue Jul 22 03:17:30 EDT 2008

    "With love! Andrea and Romell"

    Andrea Yudell

    Mon Aug 04 05:48:57 EDT 2008

    "Goooooo Rach!!!!!!!"

    Alan Rick Sacks

    Thu Mar 29 11:02:04 EDT 2012

    "Good Luck Jacqui! "

    Erica Wright

    Mon Jul 21 04:23:07 EDT 2008

    "You've officially lost your mind. Good luck!"

    Alan Rick Sacks

    Fri Apr 20 12:55:20 EDT 2012

    "In memory of Logan Joseph Marre & in honor of my dear friend Kelly Sandstrom."

    Al and Pam Chorney

    Wed Feb 03 09:38:45 EST 2010

    "You are my sunshine. I love you and miss you. "

    Pamela Lyss-Lerman

    Mon Oct 19 02:11:27 EDT 2009

    "Go Tiff!"

    Marci Klugman

    Tue Sep 07 12:01:12 EDT 2010

    "Tiffany, it's really impressive and inspiring that you are doing this.Hope your feet stay cool and your heart strong!"

    Marci Klugman

    Sun Jun 27 09:52:49 EDT 2010

    "I am sorry that I just noticed this page! Way to go Rachel..what an accomplishment and support for a wonderful cause! "

    Alan Rick Sacks

    Mon Jul 02 11:25:57 EDT 2012

    "we hope you finish! love & white russians, ck, tink, saldon & ma"

    Alan Rick Sacks

    Tue May 29 03:04:57 EDT 2012

    "Good luck Rachel!"

    Alan Rick Sacks

    Thu Mar 29 08:26:02 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,400.00 | Goal: $2,500.00
96 %

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My Thanks To

Kim and Mark Buckley $200.00
Bette Begleiter $150.00
Alan Rick Sacks $100.00
Frances Sacks $100.00
Andrea Yudell $100.00
Melissa Rubenstein $100.00
Lindsay & Matt Aaronson $100.00
Gayle & Barton Fink $100.00
Laura Wenner $100.00
dorothy haberman $100.00
Al and Pam Chorney $100.00
Michelle Clayman $100.00
Eric Chorney $100.00
Jeffrey Volk $50.00
Jeffrey Yamin $50.00
Traci and Matt Shulkin $50.00
Ivy Patt $50.00
Marni Zwick $50.00
Lisa Shats $50.00
Katherine Bieger $50.00
David and Lori Green/Slad... $50.00
Ezra Landes $36.00
Marci Klugman $36.00
Beth Rosenblatt $36.00
Barbara Bello $25.00
Debbie Sheldon $25.00
Rhonda Cohen $25.00
Erica Wright $25.00
Rebecca Brauning $25.00
Brooke Feather  
Pamela Lyss-Lerman