My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Nov 11, 2013

I've had Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia for almost a decade now.

And to celebrate my 10 year anniversary, I'm racing across America.

Over 3200 miles from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, Maryland, the Race Across America (RAAM) has been called one of the toughest tests of endurance in the world. I've teamed up with seven other cyclists and four crew members to race around the clock, over the Rockies, and across the wind swept plains to do something never done before--find a cure for blood cancers.

If I had been diagnosed a few years earlier, this race wouldn't have been across the country--it would have been against the clock. Before 2001, the prognosis for newly diagnosed CML patients was grim: 3 to 5 years. But via research and development funded by organizations like the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team In Training, new therapies have emerged which have literally changed the face of cancer treatment.

Thanks to people I've never met, I've been able to meet many of my life's goals: start a family; write a book; win an Ironman. And now my goal is to raise $50,000 as a step toward finding a cure for the diseases which strike thousands each year. And I can do it. But I need your help.

Just as a group of cyclists can move faster than any one could alone, we move better as a team. So take a strong pull with a big donation. Or give a small amount. What matters most is that we all contribute--that's what makes for a successful paceline. And by taking your turn at the front with a simple pledge, you give me and countless others a chance to enjoy the ride.


Supporter Comments

    "Good luck! So impressive!"


    Thu Oct 24 01:26:55 EDT 2013

    "So proud if you Andrew Johnson. Keep on trekking. Rhoda and Doug Joyner"

    Douglas A Joyner

    Thu Oct 24 01:28:01 EDT 2013

    "Your awesome! Thanks for being such an inspiration!"

    Lauren Ramsey

    Thu Oct 24 09:50:39 EDT 2013

    "Go Drew!"

    Chase & Brian

    Mon Nov 18 06:50:32 EST 2013

    "Way to go Andrew! These new therapies saved the life of a great friend of mine, too. Thanks so much for riding for the cause. May the wind be at your back!"

    Genevieve Barber

    Mon Dec 02 07:38:36 EST 2013

    "Go Drew!!"

    The Dittmer Family

    Sat Mar 08 05:45:49 EST 2014

    "You are a true inspiration. Good luck on your ride. Barbara & Arthur Sohn"

    Barbara & Arthur Sohn

    Sun Mar 23 06:00:28 EDT 2014

    "Go Drew! The Wilsterman Family Loves You! John, Janis, Kira, Luke and Marian"

    The Wilsterman Family

    Wed Apr 23 09:27:13 EDT 2014

    "Go Chain Gang!"

    Heather Kerwin

    Tue Apr 29 09:12:58 EDT 2014

    "Congrats, Andrew! Really inspired by your dedication. You are doing good works. Thank you."

    Eufaula Garrett

    Tue Jun 17 08:34:33 EDT 2014

    ""The only limitations are the ones that we set for ourselves." Andrew, you continue to inspire and uplift all those around you!! Keep pedaling!! "

    Chrissi Major

    Wed Jun 18 10:24:41 EDT 2014

    "Go Andrew, you inspire so many of us to reach higher!"

    Mary s

    Fri Jun 20 09:15:10 EDT 2014

    "You're my hero!!!"

    Pam Wiener

    Thu Jul 10 09:11:03 EDT 2014

    "My son, you are my hero. I so admire the way you are living your life, despite being dealt a most unexpected and unwelcome disease. May your race contribute to the effort to eradicate blood cancers. All my love Mom"

    Bruce Johnston

    Tue May 13 10:08:42 EDT 2014

    "Yeah Drew and team!! "

    Chapin Ellinger

    Mon Mar 10 07:38:01 EDT 2014

    "Rock on, Drew!"

    Ashlee Gardner

    Mon Mar 10 11:09:40 EDT 2014

    "Another impressive goal from an awesome athlete and inspirational person. Go Drew!"

    Ralph Lloyd

    Tue Mar 25 07:53:10 EDT 2014

    "Go Andrew go!!!!"

    Amy Pearce

    Wed Mar 26 08:10:05 EDT 2014

    "All the best to you my friend! Hanns"

    Hanns Billmayer

    Fri Apr 04 03:40:49 EDT 2014

    "Drew, you set the bar high for all of us! "

    Brent & Ellianne Rivers

    Tue Apr 08 11:50:46 EDT 2014

    "Go Andrew!"

    Phil Harrison and Susan Stainback

    Mon Jun 09 08:40:07 EDT 2014

    "StarMobile wishes to congratulate everyone on a successful RAAM!"

    Todd Fryburger

    Fri Jul 18 05:57:11 EDT 2014

    "Congratulations on completing your mission. I am proof of your energy & education."

    Andre Benjamin

    Thu Jul 17 09:42:13 EDT 2014

    "Andrew, You and the Georgia Chain Gang did an inspiring ride in RAAM 2014. Thank you for all your efforts to help find a cure for cancer! Tom"

    Tom Cross

    Fri Jun 27 08:28:43 EDT 2014

    "Thanks for being such an inspiration!!"

    Leslie Zacks

    Mon Jun 23 08:00:13 EDT 2014

    "You are AMAZING! "

    Bradley Howard

    Fri Jun 13 09:14:00 EDT 2014

    "Go Andrew!"

    Brad Wilkinson

    Mon Jun 09 10:34:44 EDT 2014

    "Best of luck in the ride Andrew!"

    John Howard

    Thu Jun 05 06:05:40 EDT 2014

    "Good Luck!"

    Bo and Rebecca Beaven

    Wed May 28 11:06:02 EDT 2014

    "Make it look easy!"

    Cathy Carlisi

    Mon May 12 07:36:30 EDT 2014

    "Andrew, you are an inspiration. "

    Jim Thomasson

    Tue May 06 10:47:12 EDT 2014

    "We could not be prouder of your efforts with RAM and of you as a person. We consider ourselves lucky to know you and even luckier to consider you a close friend. Don't fall and don't break anything! :-) All our love and chi!"

    Yoel and Renee

    Tue May 06 08:36:26 EDT 2014

    "You are truly amazing!!!"

    Celise Hicks

    Wed Apr 30 07:15:50 EDT 2014

    "We think you are UH-mazing!"

    Kristen & Michael Franklin

    Tue Apr 29 10:15:33 EDT 2014

    "You inspire so many people. Good luck with this adventure! "

    Jill Travis

    Mon Mar 24 05:45:08 EDT 2014

    "Man, I am SO jealous!!! I want to ride! But then again, I'd be dragging you superstars down. :-) Ride hard, y'all. Also, BIG props to my Frazier & Deeter sisters, Ruth Bartlett and Lauren Ramsey. Andrew, you ROCK, brother!"

    David Sawyer

    Sun Mar 09 06:41:53 EDT 2014

    "Thanks so much for all of your inspiration! The Jestel's "

    Jennifer Jestel

    Sun Mar 09 05:28:28 EDT 2014

    "An honor to know you and support you! Thank you for all you do. Good luck!"

    Rachel Locascio

    Fri Mar 07 04:32:49 EST 2014

    "Good luck. Buy same chamois cream."

    The Bonder Family

    Fri Jan 24 09:56:00 EST 2014

    "Cheering you on! "

    Dragonfly Reiki

    Thu Jan 23 01:10:04 EST 2014

    "Merry Christmas Andrew!"

    Allen & Jacque Hill

    Thu Dec 19 12:15:51 EST 2013

    "A great way to celebrate being cancer free for 10 years. And quite the adventure to boot. Best wishes."

    Casey Hannan

    Fri Dec 13 02:58:47 EST 2013

    "You continue to amaze and inspire us, Drew!!!"

    The Jennings

    Mon Dec 02 02:28:13 EST 2013

    "You're such an inspiration, Andrew! "


    Mon Dec 02 10:41:55 EST 2013

    "I am happy to support your mission with a donation and I will continue to support your life with love. I am so proud to be your sister. I love you."

    Heather Weisenborn

    Fri Nov 29 11:47:30 EST 2013

    "Andrew - You are AMAZING! All the best!!"

    Jean York

    Thu Nov 28 01:01:43 EST 2013

    "You have been a big part of my journey, glad to help with yours."

    Karen Lang

    Tue Oct 29 09:29:35 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $26,190.50 | Goal: $50,000.00
52 %

My Team

Team Total: $256,105.00 | Goal: $250,000.00

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My Thanks To

Rooms To Go Central Corp. $3200.00
Bruce Johnston $2000.00
CA Technologies Matching ... $1000.00
Andre Benjamin $1000.00
Carol Hughes $1000.00
Margaret Graff & Richard ... $1000.00
Ruth Bartlett $1000.00
Varian Partners in Giving... $500.00
Eufaula Garrett $500.00
Dallas Clark $500.00
Phil Harrison and Susan S... $500.00
Yoel and Renee $500.00
Christopher S. Mooreman $500.00
The Jennings $500.00
Heather Weisenborn $500.00
Gill Law Firm $500.00
Jill M. Joyner Bush $300.00
Brad Wilkinson $250.00
Larry Wilson $250.00
Jim Thomasson $250.00
Tan Taylor Family $250.00
Nina A. Guzzetta $250.00
Eric M. Joyner $250.00
Amy E. Bryant $250.00
David Sawyer $250.00
The Dittmer Family $250.00
Rachel Locascio $250.00
Anonymous $250.00
William Fair $200.00
Jill Bidwell $200.00
William W. Galloway $150.00
Stewart and Sharon Johnst... $150.00
Woody and Carole Hughes $150.00
Dragonfly Reiki $130.00
Emily Bernstein $113.00
Becky McAlister $100.00
Tom Cross $100.00
Chrissi Major $100.00
Bradley Howard $100.00
Regan Tarpey $100.00
Chandler Spears $100.00
John Howard $100.00
Bo and Rebecca Beaven $100.00
Canyon RE, LLC $100.00
Kristi & Curry Pelot $100.00
Celise Hicks $100.00
Ed Moon $100.00
The Wilsterman Family $100.00
Randall H. Shearin $100.00
Jared O. Janeczko $100.00
Hanns Billmayer $100.00
Matching Gift for Lauren ... $100.00
Jill Travis $100.00
Quantitative Golf Systems... $100.00
Gordon J. Rose $100.00
Stephen M. Dooda $100.00
Steven Kushner $100.00
Angela Laughter $100.00
Chapin Ellinger $100.00
The Bonder Family $100.00
Kathryn Taylor $100.00
Casey Hannan $100.00
Cameron Thomas $100.00
Chase & Brian $100.00
Lauren Ramsey $100.00
Greg Schisla $100.00
The Nearing family $50.00
Pam Wiener $50.00
Patricia Bonner $50.00
Mary s $50.00
Stephanie DiLorio $50.00
Chris McGraw & Leslie Tot... $50.00
Ken park $50.00
Heather Kerwin $50.00
Rob King $50.00
Kimberly A. Nelson $50.00
Suzanne Jackson $50.00
Jim Lambing $50.00
Amy Pearce $50.00
Ralph Lloyd $50.00
Pamela J. White $50.00
Barbara & Arthur Sohn $50.00
Team Montgomery $50.00
Jennifer Jestel $50.00
Jean Steusloff $50.00
Derek Johnson $50.00
Genevieve Barber $50.00
Jean York $50.00
Karen Lang $50.00
M. C. Murphee $40.00
Psychological Source, Inc... $35.00
Ross M. Sloop $30.00
Leslie Zacks $25.00
Amanda Lively $25.00
Dan Meyer $25.00
Cathy Carlisi $25.00
Vincent W. Gould $25.00
Kerri Shannon $25.00
Ashlee Gardner $25.00
Todd Fryburger  
Fyffe Family  
Andree Miceli  
Cheri Johnston  
Kristen & Michael Frankli...  
Brent & Ellianne Rivers  
Gallia Coles  
AF Capital Management  
The Bowers  
Kelly Wheeler  
Triumph Training  
Jonathan and Bethany Year...  
Allen & Jacque Hill  
Jim Bilotto  
Holistic Strength Trainin...  
Douglas A Joyner