My Fundraising Page

The Final Countdown
Sep 23, 2014 by Caitlyn Suse

20 Miles and Counting


It's about that time... The marathon is less than three weeks away! Saturday morning, greeted by another brilliant sunrise, I covered my longest run before race day along the Chicago lakefront.  Now I am looking towards the final 26.2 miles on October 12th! As with all of my long runs, I am continually inspired by the love and support of my family, friends and teammates. Together we are working towards a cure – What an honor!!



Being honored by a cause that is so dear to my heart has motivated me to set my fundraising goal at $10,000.00 this year.  I hope to not only meet, but surpass this goal! I encourage you to help in creating a world without cancer by forwarding my website, giving others the opportunity to contribute to such a great cause too!! 


We can talk, but money talks, so talk more bucks and let's finish this :)



Big Things Poppin
Jul 09, 2014 by Caitlyn Suse

Double Digits


After two ten mile runs, training has officially hit double digits which means we're half way there! While my fresh new kicks (thank you New Balance) did play a part in carrying me through those ten milers, my real drive comes from the gratitude I have for the unwavering generosity and support I have been #blessed with these last six years.



Bring it back to October 31st 2008 when I was diagnosed with Stage III Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Throughout the six months of chemotherapy that followed I was overwhelmed by kindness and support from friends, family and community. My treatment went beyond the chemicals. I am grateful for my amazing oncology team and the love and support of friends, family and community that brought me clear CAT scans May 13th 2009!


It is your continued support today that brings increased hope to other patients and families like mine battling this unforgiving disease. Teaming with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to run 26.2 miles after overcoming this disease reminds me of how important even the smallest acts of giving can be. It is this gratitude that inspires me to put in the work and keep runnin' runnin' toward a cure!


In the spirit of acknowledging (and continuing!) the miles and dollars thus far, I will leave the my last words to lyrical genius MC Hammer, “Either work hard or you might as well quit.




Five Years
Jun 04, 2014

Welcome to my 2014 Team in Training homepage!



The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training raises funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. With your support, we can help improve the quality of life for patients as well as their families! Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.


This season, I am excited to be honored with the opportunity of sharing my own story as a cancer survivor to help encourage and inspire the Team that supports the mission of LLS as a Honored Hero! As a Team in Training alumna, this year has extra meaning to me as I will celebrate my fifth year cancer free and run my fifth Bank of America Marathon with Team in Training.


Donate here to support me in saving the lives of other cancer patients or ask me about joining the Team as a participant or volunteer!





Supporter Comments

    "So proud of you cuz! Love ya! Gregg, Michelle & Ryan"

    Gregg Desmarais

    Thu May 29 07:36:36 EDT 2014

    "Way to go Caitlyn!!"

    Larry Kopsick

    Tue Jun 17 10:36:02 EDT 2014

    "Caitlyn I am so proud of you!! You are amazing for everything you have accomplished, I am so lucky and proud to call you my cousin. Love you so much!! <3"


    Thu Sep 18 02:40:01 EDT 2014

    "Go Caitlyn!"

    Lauren Griffin

    Wed Oct 15 05:01:54 EDT 2014

    "Congratulations Caitlyn!"

    Sheryl Solomon

    Thu Oct 16 03:37:31 EDT 2014

    "You go Caitlyn!!"

    Lisa Branzetti

    Tue Oct 14 04:33:18 EDT 2014

    "Go Caitlyn! 5 years of beautiful courage. Love you, The Smiths"

    Smith Family

    Sun Oct 12 11:48:43 EDT 2014

    "Good luck Caitlyn!! I am so impressed that you are running your fifth marathon, I know that you will look and feel fabulous doing it! PS....You've always been a HERO to me ;)"

    Katherine Doyle

    Sat Oct 11 10:24:54 EDT 2014

    "Good luck! Run hard, run fast!"

    Andrew Luedke

    Fri Oct 10 06:08:16 EDT 2014

    "May the wind be at your are truly an inspiration..Go Caitlyn!"

    McNair Family

    Fri Oct 10 10:44:39 EDT 2014

    "Caitlyn you rock!!! Love you"

    Stevie & Scott Sims

    Tue Oct 07 09:56:48 EDT 2014

    "Great job and Good Luck!"

    Ryan Wiltshire

    Tue Oct 07 06:55:49 EDT 2014

    "Cutelyn. You are not only a hero, but an inspiration to all. I will be following your run from Colorful Colorado. Love you to pieces. GO TEAM!"

    Paige Sims

    Sat Oct 04 03:52:41 EDT 2014

    "Caitlyn - Thank you for putting in all the effort for a very important cause. Hope you have a great marathon run! Jan and Craig Courter"

    Craig and Jan Courter

    Thu Oct 02 10:09:16 EDT 2014

    "You're awesome, Caitlyn! Enjoy your 26.2 Someday IS today!"

    Lauren Wilkerson

    Wed Oct 01 08:33:09 EDT 2014

    "We are proud of SFX alumni, Caitlin Suse, and wish her well! The Tamisiea Family"

    The Tamisiea Family

    Tue Sep 30 09:34:04 EDT 2014

    "Go Caitlyn! So proud of you!"

    Avery Family

    Sat Sep 27 05:19:38 EDT 2014

    "So proud of you, Caitlyn! with much love and admiration , Colleen, Rob and Boys"

    Robert, Colleen and the Boys

    Fri Sep 26 06:58:51 EDT 2014

    "Bob Moriarty and Lisa Grattan"

    Robert Moriarty and Lisa Grattan

    Tue Sep 23 04:17:17 EDT 2014

    "Run Girl Run! With love and support from your 'old lady' movie pal and our family. We love you tons. "

    The Ahlstroms

    Sat Sep 20 01:42:15 EDT 2014

    "Good luck, Caitlyn! Hope you have wings on your feet on marathon day. Best wishes, Nick, Katrina, and Charlie Peacock"

    Nick Peacock

    Fri Sep 19 02:30:20 EDT 2014

    "You are an incredibly strong and inspiring person. You so got this!"


    Fri Sep 12 03:02:39 EDT 2014

    "We are so proud of all you are doing to raise money for a cure! #honoredhero #goteamCaitlyn #blessed Love, Mom and Dad"

    Mom and Dad

    Wed Sep 10 11:36:07 EDT 2014

    "Get it girl. love, Scott "

    veronica and chris doughty

    Mon Sep 01 11:23:38 EDT 2014

    "Very proud of you Caitlyn - you are an inspiration to others! "

    Dee & Bill Schmid

    Wed Aug 27 10:48:14 EDT 2014

    "Go get em Caitlyn"

    Jae Sherman

    Mon Aug 25 10:30:54 EDT 2014

    "Go, Caitlyn, Go! So proud of you!"

    Melanie Derleth

    Sun Aug 24 01:43:45 EDT 2014

    "Get it gurrlll!! Xo"

    Alanna Loukas

    Thu Aug 21 10:14:52 EDT 2014


    Greg Epler

    Fri Aug 08 03:57:21 EDT 2014

    "In honor of Caitlyn Suse, with love and pride! We think you are strong, beautiful, and an example of courage to all of us! We love you. The Donohues"

    Helen L Donohue

    Sun Aug 03 12:07:41 EDT 2014

    "Yay Caitlyn! So proud of you!"

    Hope Wright

    Fri Aug 01 10:09:05 EDT 2014

    "Go Caitlyn! We are so proud of you!! The Hrabes"

    The Hrabes

    Wed Jul 30 02:20:18 EDT 2014



    Wed Jul 30 10:13:17 EDT 2014

    "GET IT"


    Fri Jul 25 11:22:06 EDT 2014

    "Good luck Caitlyn!! Xoxo! "

    Sylvan & Justin Reed

    Sun Jul 13 06:22:23 EDT 2014



    Wed Jul 09 06:55:01 EDT 2014

    "We love you, Suser!"

    Macho & Midnight Stone

    Wed Jul 09 01:01:44 EDT 2014

    "You are our hero and an inspiration to us all!! Love you - you've got this!!"

    Lindsay & Blake Stone

    Wed Jul 09 09:22:04 EDT 2014

    "You go Caitlyn!"

    Samantha Lloyd

    Wed Jun 25 02:04:53 EDT 2014

    "See you on the path!"

    John Reinert

    Thu Jun 12 03:43:21 EDT 2014

    "Here we goooooo!"

    Caitlyn Suse

    Wed Jun 04 11:03:23 EDT 2014

    "Love you! So proud of you!!!!!!! "

    Harry and Donna Short

    Sat Oct 04 01:04:53 EDT 2014

    "Run, run, run, Caitlyn! Good luck!"

    Dan and Rebecca

    Fri Oct 03 09:59:00 EDT 2014

    "You Go Girl! "

    Brigid Cremin

    Fri Sep 26 03:24:39 EDT 2014

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $12,034.00 | Goal: $10,000.00
120 %

Make a Donation

We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this participant for this event.

My Thanks To

Mom and Dad $2000.00
Weeble $1000.00
Goldman Sachs & Co. $500.00
Stevie & Scott Sims $500.00
Robert Moriarty and Lisa ... $500.00
Nick Peacock $500.00
Paul & Donna Konstant $349.00
McNair Family $300.00
St. Francis Xavier School $279.00
Smith Family $250.00
Hollender Family $250.00
The Tamisiea Family $250.00
Ireland $250.00
Neil Khare $250.00
Avery Family $200.00
Peter Menachem $200.00
Tony Konstant $151.00
veronica and chris dought... $150.00
Lindsay & Blake Stone $150.00
Sheryl Solomon $100.00
Harry and Donna Short $100.00
Craig and Jan Courter $100.00
Jae Sherman $100.00
Alanna Loukas $100.00
Helen L Donohue $100.00
The Hrabes $100.00
Amanda McAdams $100.00
Elliot Wheeler $100.00
Charlie Suse $100.00
Ellie Suse $100.00
Shil B Patel $100.00
Caitlyn Suse $100.00
Bridget Suse $100.00
Jeff Most Crucial $50.00
Kali K Zaf $50.00
Paige Sims $50.00
Brian, Sarah & Rease Doug... $50.00
Lauren Mannion $50.00
Pilar Bonnema $50.00
Lauren Wilkerson $50.00
Robert, Colleen and the B... $50.00
Emily $50.00
Dee & Bill Schmid $50.00
Michelle & Jonathan Kaylo... $50.00
Bridget Scherbring $50.00
Sylvan & Justin Reed $50.00
Macho & Midnight Stone $50.00
John Reinert $50.00
Samir Lakhani $25.00
Ryan Wiltshire $25.00
Matt T $25.00
Emily Niederhauser $25.00
Maryann Keane $25.00
Brigid Cremin $25.00
Gracie $25.00
Greg Epler $25.00
Hope Wright $25.00
Cheetoh $25.00
Stella $25.00
Samantha Lloyd $25.00
Larry Kopsick $25.00
Gregg Desmarais $25.00
Katherine Doyle $15.00
Lauren Griffin  
Lisa Branzetti  
Ellen and Hal Card  
Andrew Luedke  
Julie Kurkowski  
Dan and Rebecca  
The Ahlstroms  
The Pontarelli Family  
Melanie Derleth