Leukemia & Lymphoma Cancer Fundraising

Nike Women's Half Marathon
Aug 18, 2015

MOJO FOR A CAUSE : TNT FUNDRAISING

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If you've come here from my blog, Dude, Where's My MoJyo?, you already know my story :).  You know about the running mishaps, the never-ending love affair with cupcakes (Smores cupcakes especially)...the fact that I absolutely, positively, utterly, wholly (add your own adjectives :) ) loathed running. Until now. 

 

I started this journey as part of a 100 Day Challenge to train for the Nike Women's Half Marathon. The most I've run is 3 miles and there are 13 in a half marathon. I can't tell you how intimidating it seems to run 10 times the distance. SEE, I can't even do the Math right, that's how daunting it is!! Well, 10 extra miles and a couple of hours of running, does seem like 10 times the effort. Ayy Caramba.

 

So what better way to train, than with a dedicated team & raise funds for Cancer cure in the process?

 


 

Seeing my amazing team members who are Cancer survivors and watching family members train for their impacted loved ones made me realize this is more than just a running gig. When team members share their stories & shout out encouragement to one another on the track, it's a way of solidarity, support and healing. It is truly inspiring and a privilege to run with you, team. :) You make me want to be a better person, train harder and give it my all. 

 

Like so many, I too have lost dear colleagues & family to cancer.  I'm raising funds in their memory. I'm running for those that deal with uncertain doctors' visits, blood transfusions and for those for whom hope & fear of the unknown run too close for comfort. For the grandma I lost to Leukemia, I wish I knew her. Cancer is strong, but we are stronger. 

 


 

 

It takes more than one person to make a team and that’s why I’m asking you to donate to my cause. 

 

Your donation will help fund life-saving treatments, like immunotherapies that channel a patient's own immune system to battle cancerous cells. Every single donation makes a difference.

 

You may click on the "Make a Donation" at the top right of this page to make a contribution. Thank you for your support to get us closer to a world without blood cancers. 

 

Sincerely,

Jyo

 

Find out more about Jyo's 100 Day Challenge at Dude, Where's My MoJyo? 
www.findmymojyo.com

 

 

 

 

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Supporter Comments

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    "What an amazing cause to be a part of. Jyo, you are an inspiration. I know you will have a greeeaaatttt time running this race. "
     

    Lien Mac

    Tue Aug 18 07:18:46 EDT 2015

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    "Good luck"
     

    Neda Stoll

    Wed Aug 19 01:41:15 EDT 2015

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    "We are very proud of you Jyotsna! Keep up the good work! Somasekhar and Sudha"
     

    Sudha Devulapalli

    Wed Aug 19 01:57:15 EDT 2015

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    "Way to go Jyo!!!! This is a big goal and for a great cause. Best wishes for a great run."
     

    Krista Calvo

    Fri Aug 28 02:30:41 EDT 2015

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    "Good Luck Jyo!!"
     

    Titan n Ari Shakya

    Thu Sep 10 10:53:26 EDT 2015

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    "Proud of you :)"
     

    Suraj Venkateswaran

    Sun Sep 13 09:30:19 EDT 2015

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    "Go Mojyo!!"
     

    Nilay Garge

    Mon Sep 14 07:13:16 EDT 2015

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    "All the best Jyo! So proud of you.."
     

    Suchithra Devulapalli

    Mon Sep 14 09:49:22 EDT 2015

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    "Good luck! Despite all the muscle cramps and feeling of death, you'll do it. Just remember, there's chocolate (in some form or the other) at the other end of the finish line! :)"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue Sep 15 02:58:59 EDT 2015

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    "Good luck in your run!"
     

    Melissa French

    Tue Sep 15 03:48:22 EDT 2015

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    "Good luck! "
     

    Amitava Datta

    Thu Sep 17 09:17:36 EDT 2015

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    "Good Luck Jyo! You can do it!!!"
     

    Mailene Mac

    Sun Sep 20 08:10:45 EDT 2015

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    "I lost a friend from Leukemia. I wish no one has to suffer from such diseases. Thank you to the supporters!"
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Sep 25 03:05:26 EDT 2015

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    "Great Job Jyotsna!"
     

    Mythili Prakash

    Mon Sep 28 08:27:30 EDT 2015

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    "So proud of ya! "
     

    Reema

    Mon Sep 28 05:27:27 EDT 2015

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    "All the best to all those strong and brave participants running the half marathon! May your perserverence and courage help you achieve your goal! In memory of a very dear aunt who lost her battle to cancer a few years ago. "
     

    Aanchal Soni

    Tue Oct 06 04:26:59 EDT 2015

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    "Hi Jyotsna - I am very proud of you for your dedication and perseverance. Wish you the very best for the race. Love, Venkat Annayya and Neelu Vodina and ofcourse A&A "
     

    Aditya K Rapaka and Aannika J Rapaka

    Fri Oct 16 12:48:47 EDT 2015

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    "So proud of you Jyo, keep your MoJyo going and look forward to seeing you at the finish line."
     

    Rakhi Jain

    Wed Sep 23 03:09:16 EDT 2015

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    "you'll do great, Jyo!! have a blast running your first marathon!"
     

    Yedda Chew

    Mon Sep 21 07:04:06 EDT 2015

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    "Good luck Jyo!!! Cheering you on, Abhi and Medha"
     

    medha subramani

    Tue Sep 15 05:40:04 EDT 2015

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    "Strive to kill Cancer and not allow it to kill you "
     

    Jharna Gurbaxani

    Tue Sep 15 02:08:32 EDT 2015

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    "Good luck Jyo!! Hope your interest in running and taking care of yourself remains a lifelong passion that gives you a lot of satisfaction. We're with you!! (not in running of course but in cheering you on :D) Love, Shitij and Neha"
     

    Neha Suneja

    Tue Sep 15 01:29:56 EDT 2015

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    "Dedicated to the loving memory of brither in law a man with a golden heart and helped many a person"
     

    Jayadev Devulapally

    Mon Sep 14 10:43:18 EDT 2015

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    "You go gurl!"
     

    Tim Chen

    Wed Sep 09 11:26:24 EDT 2015

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    "Keep on running Jyo! Such a great cause to support."
     

    Megan Ybarra

    Mon Aug 31 04:52:27 EDT 2015

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    "Gluck :)"
     

    Krish & Maduri

    Wed Aug 19 08:18:19 EDT 2015

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    "Good luck on your run Jyos! I'm donating in honor of Daniel. He kicked lymphoma's butt not too long ago and recently graduated college. Here's to raising a ton of money to beat cancer once and for all. "
     

    Ellen S. Pifer

    Tue Aug 18 02:50:41 EDT 2015

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    "You go girl! See ya at the finish line (with cupcakes ofcourse)."
     

    kanan garg

    Tue Sep 22 01:27:51 EDT 2015

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,104.00 | Goal: $1,800.00
 
172 %

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My Thanks To

Synopysys  
Aditya K Rapaka and Aanni...  
Janice Mah  
Aanchal Soni  
Apple  
Genentech  
Reema  
Mythili Prakash  
Haritha Devulapally  
Sonal Uban  
Venugopal Akilla  
Rakhi Jain  
kanan garg  
Yedda Chew  
Mailene Mac  
Amitava Datta  
R R & A  
P&M  
medha subramani  
Melissa French  
Vishesh Kapur  
Jonilei Cardona  
Jharna Gurbaxani  
Neha Suneja  
Suchithra Devulapalli  
Nilay Garge  
Jayadev Devulapally  
Suraj Venkateswaran  
Titan n Ari Shakya  
Tim Chen  
Megan Ybarra  
Krista Calvo  
Angelo & Holly Bernabe  
Scott McDonald  
Krish & Maduri  
Sudha Devulapalli  
Neda Stoll  
Lien Mac  
Ellen S. Pifer  
Brian Hoffman