My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jan 09, 2017


On 25 October 2015, my Uncle Bill lost his fight with leukemia.

He was drafted during the Vietnam War and exposed to Agent Orange. He had survived leukemia once and then it came back with a vengeance.  I'm grateful that his life was extended for a little bit longer thanks a bone marrow transplant he received after many rounds of chemotherapy and platelet donations. It hit hard when my dad had to change some of his paperwork as he said that he never expected to outlive his little brother.

We were pretty close having an older sibilng (lots of ganging up on my dad!) and our birthdays being 6 days apart. He inspired me to start donating platelets even though I hate needles. I signed up for the Be the Match bone marrow registry the very day that I could for medical reasons. I changed to my DMV registration to include being an organ donor after I die.

Now I've decided to take it a step further and help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by doing a century ride in Tahoe on Sunday, 4 June 2017. Riding to raise funds for blood cancer research and treatment has extra special meaning since my uncle told me once that his feet felt best when riding a bike as otherwise it was like being on pins and needles all the time after he had beat it after the first diagnosis. I remember telling him that it was better than the alternative and he agreed. Unfortnately he wouldn't survive the second diagnosis when it came back and we wouldn't have a conversation again like that.

It takes more than one person to make up a team and that’s why I’m asking you to donate to my TNT fundraising page for TNT!

By participating as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) TNT, I am raising funds to help find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.  

Your donation will help fund treatments that save lives every day; like immunotherapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. You may not know it, but every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies such as these.

Patients need these cures and they need your support.

Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help get us all closer to a world without blood cancers.

Thank you!



Supporter Comments

    "Proud to know you, girl!"

    David Schreibman

    Fri Apr 07 11:13:30 EDT 2017

    "Go get em Kelley!"

    Robert Kane

    Fri Apr 07 03:42:49 EDT 2017

    "How great that you did this, Kelley! Hope you had a wonderful ride. Such a great organization to support. "

    Susan Blew

    Mon Jun 05 06:36:47 EDT 2017

    "Keep on being awesome Kelley! You are an inspirational woman."

    Sonia Rude

    Fri May 12 10:45:17 EDT 2017

    "Ride on Kelley!!"

    Cathy Harrington

    Fri Apr 14 12:33:10 EDT 2017

    "in memory of you Uncle Bill"

    trudy molina

    Fri Apr 07 12:24:30 EDT 2017

    "Go Kelley!"

    Timothy Mooney

    Fri Apr 07 03:16:46 EDT 2017

    "Keep anonymous please on fb too. You rock it, girl!!"


    Sat Apr 08 09:44:35 EDT 2017

    "Go, Kelley! We ❤️ you! Rose & Jim"

    Rose/Jim Kasarda

    Sat Apr 08 06:55:00 EDT 2017

    "Go Kelley! "

    Fran Hegeler

    Sat Apr 08 02:46:57 EDT 2017

    "Ride on, Kelley!! 😍 Stephanie "

    Stephanie Searles

    Thu Apr 06 08:11:15 EDT 2017

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,680.00 | Goal: $2,400.00
112 %

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In Memory of

William J. Prebil

My Thanks To

Jewish Community Federati... $180.00
Anonymous $100.00
Karen and Russ Parker $100.00
David Schreibman $100.00
Susan Blew $50.00
Chris M $50.00
Sonia Rude $50.00
Tom Wilhelm $50.00
Robert Kane $50.00
Timothy Mooney $50.00
Stephanie Searles $30.00
trudy molina $25.00
Andrew Stock $5.00
April Schultz  
Katherine Delos Reyes  
Cathy Harrington  
Rose/Jim Kasarda  
Fran Hegeler