Taking Action to Create Hope!

Thank you!
Oct 26, 2017 by Denise Caparula

Thank you to everyone who donated to my run against blood cancer in the 2017 Chicago Marathon! 

If you would still like to make a donation, please hop on over to my fundraising page for the 2018 Chicago Marathon - that's right, I'm running again!

FACS teachers - if you are looking for the FACS bundle special deal, please donate on the 2018 page. Thank you for your support!

Action = Hope!
Nov 02, 2016

We need more hope! 2017 will be my third year running in the Chicago Marathon with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training (TNT)! I am running in memory of my husband's mother Judy, who lost her battle with multiple myeloma while he was a senior in high school. 

My awesome TNT coach Marie put it best: everyone wishes there were a cure for cancer, but that's not enough. We need action! Action creates hope: hope for a cure, hope for better quality of life, hope for keeping families affected by these terrible diseases together longer.

Take action with me today, and create hope!


Supporter Comments


    Amber King

    Tue Nov 08 06:23:55 EST 2016

    "From a fellow FCS teacher"

    Marikay Kuntzman

    Tue Nov 08 07:06:38 EST 2016

    "Texas FCS Teacher Goodluck! My 21 year old daughter donated bone marrow this year.She was a perfect match to someone she did not know. "

    Lindy Dowdy

    Tue Nov 08 09:45:14 EST 2016

    "Love your FACS resources! Good luck with the marathon!"

    Natalie Brown

    Wed Nov 30 04:37:31 EST 2016

    "It is an honor to contribute lovingly to this warrior for the cause."

    Aunt Margie

    Thu Dec 01 08:44:38 EST 2016

    "From a fellow FACS teacher. My husband's mother passed away from Leukemia when he was eight years old. "


    Sun Dec 04 01:10:55 EST 2016

    "fasc good projects and info"


    Sun Dec 04 03:00:19 EST 2016

    "FACS Supporting you and research on leukemia and lymphoma. Jackie and FACS students."

    Jackie Bakker

    Sun Dec 04 06:59:14 EST 2016

    "Our daughter Savanna Jo lost her battle with leukemia at age 23. Thanks for doing this !!"

    Jayne Nie

    Sun Jan 08 04:04:37 EST 2017

    "Hi, I'm so excited about getting the much needed resources for my High School Nutrition-Cooking class!! I've recently returned to teaching after being a stay at home mom for 22 years!!! It's been a looooong time for me out of the classroom and I had thrown away all of my fantastic resources that I used years ago when teaching Nutrition and Cooking labs!! Good luck on your fundraising also for this worthy cause!! Toni Floyd tfloyd@columbiaschools.org Columbia, Mississippi"

    Toni Floyd

    Mon Jan 09 10:51:16 EST 2017

    "Good morning, best of luck! Enjoy your training and run. this is from the FACS page (so yes, looking forward to your resources ;) Cheers,"

    Barb Robertson

    Fri Feb 03 11:50:30 EST 2017

    "Veteran teacher but new to FACS! What a great fundraising idea. Thanks for helping while helping others. Win-win!"

    Dione Aanderud

    Mon Feb 27 08:17:54 EST 2017

    "FACS teacher supporting. Such a great cause"

    Jennifer Clement

    Tue Feb 28 02:45:06 EST 2017


    Cathy Caylor

    Wed Mar 08 11:55:37 EST 2017

    "FACS...Keep up the great work "


    Mon Mar 13 12:59:17 EDT 2017

    "Please send the FACS resources to susanbartos@aol.com. Thank you"

    Susan Bartos

    Sun Mar 19 10:43:53 EDT 2017

    "I think this amazing that you are doing this. I was directed to your page for FACS resources and was so happy to land here what a wonderful person you are! Thank you for sharing your resources and good luck with the run"

    Laura Morello FCS

    Mon Mar 20 02:11:59 EDT 2017

    "FACS people support each other!"

    Tami Naaden

    Wed Mar 22 08:07:14 EDT 2017


    Laura Gunnell

    Wed Apr 05 11:35:08 EDT 2017

    "FACS Bundle"

    Ashley Elmore

    Wed May 17 09:49:12 EDT 2017

    "Thank you so much for all the FACS resources and for this great idea!"

    Ashley Koss

    Thu May 18 11:02:43 EDT 2017

    "Please send me the FACS info. I will be a New teacher this year and these resources would be amazing! "

    Carry Suchy

    Fri Jun 02 01:08:02 EDT 2017

    "I am a FACS teacher - glad I could help you in this fundraising."

    Terry Yri

    Thu Jun 22 10:51:54 EDT 2017

    "FACS- Thank you ! "

    Victoria Sandford

    Thu Jun 22 11:12:35 EDT 2017

    "I am donating $25. I would like to have the FACS teacher resources made available to me. Does that include the monkey sewing project pattern? (I especially would like that)."

    Thomas Kozak

    Tue Jun 27 11:21:41 EDT 2017


    Laura Widdel

    Sat Jul 01 04:03:08 EDT 2017

    "From a fellow FACS teacher- thank you so much for raising money for this wonderful cause. My sister in law was just diagnosed with a form of rare form of blood cancer. She could have a long road ahead of her. God BLESS you! "

    Courtney Arnason

    Wed Jul 05 02:21:37 EDT 2017

    "facs teacher who enjoys getting new resources to use with students"


    Sun Jul 09 10:22:41 EDT 2017

    "FACS "

    Sherry Rickard

    Mon Jul 10 10:08:10 EDT 2017

    "FACS! Thank you for All that You Do!"

    Laura Stadtfeld

    Tue Jul 11 12:56:07 EDT 2017

    "First year FACS teacher excited and so glad to be able to help someone in need too!"

    Golden Sant

    Wed Jul 12 09:21:29 EDT 2017

    "New FCS teacher!"


    Sun Jul 23 11:59:58 EDT 2017

    "Veteran HS Culinary teacher here! Always on the lookout for ideas to incorporate into the Foods classes. I'm very interested in your bell ringers!"


    Thu Jul 27 06:58:36 EDT 2017

    "From a fellow FACS teacher who just completed 2 years of treatment for leukemia herself. Thanks for being an advocate!"

    Molly Hundt

    Thu Jul 27 10:54:44 EDT 2017

    "Thank You for doing this. What a great idea. I just love your FACS resources and look forward to using them. Thank you in advance for sending them to me."

    Wendy Sigler

    Sun Jul 30 04:50:19 EDT 2017


    Kimberly Platt

    Mon Jul 31 06:17:44 EDT 2017

    "I am a 2nd year FACS teacher. I am so glad to help with your fundraiser! Thank you in advance for sharing our FACS resources."

    Marleny Alvarado

    Sun Aug 06 09:45:30 EDT 2017



    Sun Aug 06 12:49:03 EDT 2017

    "Brand new FACS teacher and I'm so excited! "

    Stephanie Johnson

    Mon Aug 07 12:54:37 EDT 2017

    "FACS! What a great idea!"

    Mrs. Crawford

    Thu Aug 10 11:52:52 EDT 2017

    "Your blogs have truly inspired this first time FCS teacher from Texas! Thank you and good luck in your fight against this awful disease!!"


    Thu Aug 10 08:14:05 EDT 2017

    "I have enjoyed your postings on Pinterest. I am interested in both doating to blood cancer and receiving the info on the running of a FACS classroom! Thank you for all you do."

    Karen Wright

    Sat Aug 12 12:18:15 EDT 2017

    "Great idea... 1st year in Foods and Fashions wayyyy over in Alberta Canada. Your FACS resources and organizational materials are going to help me be well prepared. Thank you."

    Colleen Milligan

    Sat Aug 12 11:15:13 EDT 2017


    Kristin Marana

    Sun Aug 13 05:05:42 EDT 2017

    "FACS and God Bless"

    Sharla Anderson

    Mon Aug 14 11:35:45 EDT 2017

    "FACS...Thank you!!GG"

    Jennifer Woerndle

    Mon Aug 21 06:51:27 EDT 2017

    "I would love some of your FACS stuff! So sorry about your mother-in-law. Every year I organize the Pennies 4 Patients drive in my building. We usually collect around $1800 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. "

    Lori Bobki

    Tue Sep 12 04:08:29 EDT 2017


    David Zheng

    Tue Sep 19 02:13:29 EDT 2017

    "This is an awesome way to support a worthy cause. I was in dire need of help as a new FACS teacher with no resources. Leave it to a teacher to come up with something so wonderful. My godmother has now been in remission from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma for 3 years!"

    Ena Brown

    Tue Sep 19 10:25:20 EDT 2017

    "Thank you for all of your FACS ideas, thoughts, and resources. Looking forward to receiving the "bundle." I wish you success on your run!"

    Helen Arnett

    Sun Sep 24 08:08:27 EDT 2017

    "Good luck on your run! I love you FACS ideas and look forward to receiving the bundle. Could you please include the monkey pattern and stitching sheet. Thank you for all that you do! krosebergs@gmail.com"

    Sheila Kroseberg

    Sat Sep 30 09:34:10 EDT 2017


    Jill Bucolo

    Thu Oct 05 03:49:59 EDT 2017

    "I am a FACS teacher and am looking forward to using these resources, and glad I could help someone in need. "

    Jennifer Daming

    Tue Oct 10 10:34:56 EDT 2017


    Kimberly Anderson

    Wed Oct 11 10:57:37 EDT 2017

    "What a great way to help raise money for an excellent cause. FACS all the way!"

    Megan McClelland

    Thu Oct 19 04:02:28 EDT 2017



    Sat Oct 21 08:34:13 EDT 2017

    "FACS helping a teacher with a good cause. "

    Shannan Callahan

    Mon Oct 23 09:35:18 EDT 2017

    "FACS...THANK YOU! Good Luck!"


    Thu Oct 26 03:08:19 EDT 2017

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,730.00 | Goal: $1,000.00
173 %

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In Memory of

Judy Caparula

My Thanks To

Jayne Nie $50.00
Kristi $25.00
Shannan Callahan $25.00
Jennifer Batz $25.00
Megan McClelland $25.00
Kimberly Anderson $25.00
Jennifer Daming $25.00
Jill Bucolo $25.00
Robin Crifasi $25.00
Sheila Kroseberg $25.00
Ena Brown $25.00
David Zheng $25.00
Lori Bobki $25.00
Jennifer Woerndle $25.00
Sharla Anderson $25.00
Kristin Marana $25.00
Colleen Milligan $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Mrs. Crawford $25.00
Stephanie Johnson $25.00
Marleny Alvarado $25.00
Kimberly Platt $25.00
Wendy Sigler $25.00
S. Davis $25.00
Molly Hundt $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Golden Sant $25.00
Laura Stadtfeld $25.00
Sherry Rickard $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Courtney Arnason $25.00
April Shrader $25.00
Laura Widdel $25.00
Thomas Kozak $25.00
Gina Ryan $25.00
Victoria Sandford $25.00
Terry Yri $25.00
Carry Suchy $25.00
Ashley Koss $25.00
Ashley Elmore $25.00
Laura Gunnell $25.00
Tami Naaden $25.00
Laura Morello FCS $25.00
Susan Bartos $25.00
Alicia $25.00
Cathy Caylor $25.00
Jennifer Clement $25.00
Dione Aanderud $25.00
Barb Robertson $25.00
Toni Floyd $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Natalie Brown $25.00
Lindy Dowdy $25.00
Marikay Kuntzman $25.00
Amber King $25.00
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