My Fundraising Page

Feb 06, 2013 by Dolly Craft

Dear Friends and Family:

Thank you so much for linking to my Fundraising Page.

I am excited to attempt to fulfill a long-time dream of biking cross-country. As I thought of this challenge, I wanted to encourage friends and family to support my efforts by making donations to an organization that I have supported in the past, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). The mission of LLS is to help find cures and more effective treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. The Indiana Chapter of LLS is piloting a new program called Team in Training Your Way: “Do what you want, when you want, and raise funds for what we all want – a cure!” A perfect fit for me.

My biggest inspiration for this fundraising comes from my long-time friend Barb. An amazingly active woman in our community, in 2004 she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. She had a tremendously rough time during her chemo treatments, suffering a heart attack, liver failure and damage to her retinas that left her legally blind (see article She has worked hard to regain her strength and endurance, she is once again active in the community and this year is serving as President of the Board of Trustees of the local LLS chapter.

And Steve, a college friend, has survived two bouts of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, the latest requiring a stem cell transplant. What a pleasure to bike with him this summer in Wisconsin.

Won’t you make a donation in support of my efforts. I have set my initial goal at $3,100, equal to one dollar for each mile I plan to pedal to get from California to Florida. Be a part of TEAM DOLLYBIKE, and help finance the research for cures. I thank you in advance.

Follow my cross country journey at

Dolly Craft


Supporter Comments

    "Have fun; take care; prayers will be with you all along the way!"

    Becky Erdel

    Wed Feb 06 08:53:23 EST 2013

    "Dear Dolly, I join you in honoring our friend Barb who is such an inspiration to all who know her. We will be praying for your safe ride and celebrating with you when you get home! Linda and Dale"

    Linda and Dale

    Thu Feb 07 08:39:41 EST 2013

    "Thank you Dolly!"

    Claudia Dannettell

    Thu Feb 07 01:44:48 EST 2013

    "Hope you reach your goal and have a great trip."

    Jamie Schulte

    Thu Feb 07 04:11:50 EST 2013

    "Go get 'em!"

    Ryan Stayton

    Thu Feb 07 04:52:10 EST 2013

    "Energy and compssion - that's YOU, Dolly. Have a safe trip! Mary T"

    Mary Tarbell

    Fri Feb 08 09:05:37 EST 2013

    "Cancer took Saundra's Father. We wish you a very safe trip."

    Dwight & Saundra Kellams & Ben

    Sat Feb 09 09:17:29 EST 2013

    "Golly, Dolly, GOOD FOR YOU!! This endeavor certainly will be a monumental 'reach' for ANY cyclist. I know I don't have the mental toughness to attempt such. Bon voyage! *greg mings*"


    Sat Feb 09 11:07:17 EST 2013

    "THANK YOU for all of the time you've donated to prepare for this as well as to donate your time/expertise in other arenas, Dolly!"


    Sun Feb 10 06:14:36 EST 2013

    "Yes, Barb is an inspiration to us all. I am so proud of you that you are making this ride. I cannot even imagine it. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to support you with pledges. We will be with you all the way. Bless you Dolly... Nancy Bell7450"

    Nancy Bell

    Sun Feb 10 06:54:11 EST 2013

    "Ride Strong; be well, be safe."

    Fritz Kleinhans

    Sun Feb 10 11:13:08 EST 2013

    "What a gift you are to the world! I support you and wish you well on your trip! Sandy and Brad Lawson"

    Sandy Lawson

    Sun Feb 10 11:37:45 EST 2013

    "Dolly - you rock and I hope you have a great (& safe) trip. Nancy & Doug"

    Nancy & Doug Tibbett

    Mon Feb 11 03:09:17 EST 2013

    "Ride Dolly, ride!"

    Jennifer & Tony Dzwonar

    Thu Feb 14 05:49:17 EST 2013

    "What a wonderfull and exciting thing to do! We wish you a safe and incredible trip. Jenny, Neil and Jimmy Moehring"

    Jenny and Neil Moehring

    Fri Feb 15 12:50:51 EST 2013

    "You go girl! "

    Merideth Hmura

    Fri Feb 15 01:06:57 EST 2013

    " Amazing challenge. Keep churning up those hills (or mountains). I'll take a mile in California, one in the midwest, and one on the East coast, each of the places I have lived. Good luck!"

    Steve Braithwait

    Sat Feb 16 10:58:33 EST 2013

    "Good luck Dolly! We love you, Ginger and Don Bievenour"

    Ginger and Don Bievenour

    Sat Feb 16 11:08:01 EST 2013

    "Have a great ride! Can't wait to hear all about it. My donation is in memory of my Mom, who fought lymphoma for years before she died. Dave & I greatly appreciate what you are doing. Take care. Jackie"

    Jackie & Dave Crittenden

    Sat Feb 16 11:11:38 EST 2013

    "Dolly, you are an inspiration! Have a safe ride and a wonderful experience. Tilden and Cathy Mendelson"

    Tilden & Cathy Mendelson

    Mon Feb 18 03:14:12 EST 2013

    "Congratulations! "

    Roger Debenport

    Mon Feb 18 06:26:42 EST 2013

    "Good luck to you, Dolly!!"

    Susan and Bill Koriath

    Tue Feb 19 04:08:32 EST 2013

    "You go Dolly! Sue Berry"

    Sue Berry

    Wed Feb 20 02:30:34 EST 2013

    "In honor of Barb Stayton and so many others facing the chalenges of blood cancers, safe travel...we will be with you in spirit!"

    Margi Jahns

    Wed Feb 20 08:15:31 EST 2013



    Thu Feb 21 10:35:24 EST 2013

    "What a wonderful personal and generous, thoughtful experience you are about to embark on. Best Wishes!"

    Heather Perez

    Fri Feb 22 06:17:42 EST 2013

    "Dolly, Have a great ride. May the wind be at your back!"

    Gary and Deanne Browning

    Fri Feb 22 07:30:04 EST 2013

    "Dolly, Have a great time. I am happy to support a mile of your ride. I will (jealously) be watching your journey. Tailwinds all the way!"

    Carole Terry

    Sun Feb 24 11:05:29 EST 2013

    "Dolly, So proud of you and this great endeavor. Stay strong! Barb & Paul"

    Barbara & Paul Jablonski

    Mon Feb 25 09:37:49 EST 2013

    "Proud of you and what you are doing - the riding and the "raising"! Roz and Mark"

    Rosalind and Mark Burger

    Tue Feb 26 11:25:29 EST 2013

    "Another boost to get you on your way! Love from Karen and Ralph"

    Karen & Ralph Craft

    Fri Mar 01 01:03:08 EST 2013

    "WOW! What an awesome adventure, Dolly. We look forward to following your blog. Godspeed. Jim and Carol"

    Jim and Carol Mann

    Sun Mar 03 02:27:35 EST 2013

    "Dolly, What a fantastic goal and equally fantastic cause for donations. Wishing you safe travels and achievement of your remarkable journey! Dave & Susie Scott"

    Dave & Susie Scott

    Sun Mar 03 03:18:04 EST 2013

    "Go get 'em! I hope you have an awesome ride! Nancy"

    Nancy Flamme

    Mon Mar 04 01:12:04 EST 2013

    "Go Dolly! All Northminster is following your blog and praying for your success! Jack & Marilyn"

    Jack & Marilyn Mart

    Tue Mar 05 09:57:14 EST 2013

    "Good luck Dolly!"

    Todd & Elizabeth Krueger

    Sun Mar 10 03:10:07 EDT 2013

    "Dear Dolly: My very good friend, Sue Gillies, is riding with you on the Southern Tier tour! Ask Sue to tell you my "story"; I am a 8 yr survivor of AML, diagnosed with less than a month to live! I've been so inspired by Sue I went looking at the WomanTours website and found your blog...and fundraising effort! I look forward to following you AND Sue...and hope to ride my own WomanTours event for my 60 birthday next year! Keep riding!! Dr. Janet Krantz"

    Janet Krantz

    Sat Mar 16 08:55:40 EDT 2013

    "Dolly - sorry this is late in coming. My Chilean Adventure just ended on Friday and I am just catching up. 471I have enjoyed following your blog and look forward to hearing all about the trip when you get back. The reason for $54 is that in the Jewish Tradition the number 54 represents a Triple Blessing! Thinking of you, Jeff"

    Jeffrey Sparks

    Mon Mar 25 03:12:32 EDT 2013

    "Dolly your blog is fantastic, energy and enthusiasm for biking contageous and your fund raising for a good cause is beyond admirable. "

    Susan Vinicor

    Sun Mar 31 12:31:32 EDT 2013

    "I am so proud of you Dolly!!!! Keep that smile on your face!!!!!!"

    Sally Marchand Collins

    Tue Apr 02 04:43:59 EDT 2013

    "You can make ti!"

    John Powell

    Wed Apr 03 05:46:35 EDT 2013

    "Dolly, You are our Hero!! Jim and Florence Teskey"

    Florence and Jim Teskey

    Wed Apr 03 07:14:55 EDT 2013

    "Danny died 2 1/2 months after he turned 21 from AML. I joined Team in Training for a half marathon donating money raised in his name. Best of luck and bless you on your journey. Looks like lots of fun, though very tiring. Hoping to do same trip in 2015. Any advice? Thank you for the message you are sending regarding research for the blood cancers. "


    Thu Apr 04 01:53:06 EDT 2013

    "We wish you safe cycling and look forward to following along via your blog."

    Robert and Gerry Schwarzbach

    Sat Feb 16 06:03:10 EST 2013

    "Dolly-- You are an inspiration to all of us who have wanted to do this as part of our "bucket list". You rock, girl! Stay safe and have agreat time. I have had several friends suffer through this terrible disease and my mom who died of lymphoma at age 46. Dick & Joyce Bender"

    Richard Bender

    Sat Feb 16 08:44:20 EST 2013

    "Good luck Dolly! "

    Rob Doyle

    Fri Feb 15 10:09:35 EST 2013

    "Looking forward to watching you travel cross country. Our daughter Katie went from New Haven to Seattle in the summer of 2008 (for Habitat for Humanity) and the experiences along the way were terrific. Can't wait to hear yours! Tina and Mike"

    Tina and Mike Connelly

    Fri Feb 15 03:37:52 EST 2013

    "Such a worthy cause. Good Luck Dolly. "

    Longo Family

    Thu Feb 14 08:10:09 EST 2013

    "That's Awesome! Best of luck. Looking forward to following your progress reports."

    Paul Weaver

    Thu Feb 14 07:56:47 EST 2013

    "Go Doll!! You're really amazing"

    Jack Yellin

    Thu Feb 14 02:25:20 EST 2013

    "Admire you taking this challenge...enjoy the ride! ~The Schmahl Family"

    Jeff & Donna Schmahl & family

    Thu Feb 14 12:46:52 EST 2013

    "Best of luck Dolly!!!"

    Julie Shannon

    Thu Feb 14 11:56:39 EST 2013

    "Way to go Dolly. I am proud of you."

    James Dougans and Jennifer Smith

    Thu Feb 14 11:37:17 EST 2013

    "Have a fun adventure and enjoy every mile of the journey!"

    Dan Koch

    Tue Feb 12 09:33:28 EST 2013

    "Looking forward to your notes."

    Roger Stevens

    Tue Feb 12 07:47:22 EST 2013

    "Go Dolly! From Jerry, Kathy, and John Joest"

    John Joest

    Mon Feb 11 05:10:39 EST 2013

    "Dolly: We admire you and wish you a safe journey. Vicki and Howard Phelps"

    Vicki and Howard Phelps

    Mon Feb 11 10:54:52 EST 2013

    "God speed"

    Sheldon and Martha Hall

    Sun Feb 10 08:16:06 EST 2013

    "Wishing you the best on your challenge"

    Jerry Halperin

    Sun Feb 10 04:28:55 EST 2013

    "This is absolutely amazing! I love it! Thank you for supporting such an incredible cause. "

    Scott Burau

    Fri Feb 08 12:17:42 EST 2013

    "Dolly, what an incredible goal. We wish you the best with strong tail winds and safe travels."

    Barbara and Marc

    Thu Feb 07 10:56:14 EST 2013

    "Glad to help out. You go girl !"

    Steve Barnes

    Wed Feb 06 08:17:55 EST 2013

    "Dolly Have a great ride. It is an inspiration to see you do this, and for such a good cause. Parm"

    Henry Morse

    Sun Feb 17 02:20:59 EST 2013

    "Best Wishes!!!!"

    Pat and Jack Deacon

    Sun Feb 17 08:51:42 EST 2013

    "Good luck! I hope its as much fun as it can be. Don (and Margaret)"

    Donald Davis

    Sat Feb 16 09:56:51 EST 2013

    "I did the ride in 2007. So glad you are taking the time to see so many sites along the way. I think too many folks just ride to get from point A to point B and don't take in all the sites and wonderful people along the way.I have enjoyed reading your log, good commentary and pictures! Cheers to you, Barb"

    Barb Larsen

    Thu Apr 25 12:00:28 EDT 2013

    " May you have a tail wind from Texas all the way home. "

    Irwin & Eileen Prince

    Tue Apr 02 01:12:34 EDT 2013

    "Love your blog - I just caught up. I am in awe of what you are doing. I have donated twice this year in honor of friends who have lymphoma, but want to support you also as this is a great cause, that can eventually help anyone with cancer. You are amazing. Reading your blog makes me feel exhausted! Can't wait to see you when you come back."

    molly fenneman

    Sat Mar 30 07:00:38 EDT 2013

    "I am amazed by Dolly's determination to make this trip -- AWESOME!"

    Sharon Hunt

    Wed Mar 27 06:40:13 EDT 2013

    "I am so inspired by you! Good Luck and safe biking!"

    Beth Cornelius

    Wed Mar 20 01:58:18 EDT 2013

    "Ride, Dolly, Ride!!!"

    Bill & Nancy Dynes

    Tue Mar 19 06:49:02 EDT 2013

    "A bit late, but no less heartfelt. Thank you for doing this. Elaine and Mike"

    Elaine & Mike

    Wed Mar 13 06:43:57 EDT 2013

    "Dolly, Thank you for letting me vicariously share your commitment to helping others through your passion for biking. I will be following you every day. Your admiring friend, Alana"

    Alana Davidson

    Wed Mar 13 11:26:48 EDT 2013

    "On behalf of Paul and Priscilla Harrington"

    Schwab Charitable Fund

    Mon Mar 11 11:13:22 EDT 2013

    "Go Dolly and we hope see you at MTR John & Joan"

    John Laabs

    Sat Mar 09 10:21:54 EST 2013

    "Best of luck. I admire Barb and all that she has done for the LLS community."

    Betty and Bill Wills

    Fri Mar 08 08:53:32 EST 2013

    "Wow! Dolly, if anyone can do this, that person is YOU! You and Barb are both such an inspiration ~ our prayers and best wishes will be with you. Bobbie & Tom"

    Bobbie Recktenwall

    Tue Mar 05 08:09:19 EST 2013

    "You are an awesome woman Dolly. Best wishes on your trip. Joan & John Carr"

    Joan Carr

    Sat Mar 02 12:28:49 EST 2013

    "Go, Dolly. You are an inspiration to all of us. Cheryl & Jim"

    Cheryl & Jim Strain

    Sat Feb 23 02:15:45 EST 2013

    "Bike safely!Go, Dolly, go!"

    Sherry Hamstra

    Sat Feb 23 11:09:09 EST 2013

    "Wishing you a safe and exciting trip."

    dean delk

    Thu Feb 21 08:25:15 EST 2013

    "Best wishes for your fundraising efforts, Dolly. Keep the wind at your back! Jane"

    Jane C

    Tue Feb 19 08:53:28 EST 2013

    "Dolly - Wishing you the best of luck on your trip. From a Team in Training Alumni and Honored Hero - I am forever grateful of the efforts of others like you! Go TEAM!"

    Brad Bowers

    Tue Feb 19 03:08:44 EST 2013

    "What an amazing goal for a great cause and yes in honor of a most amazing lady, Barb Stayton. Good luck and God speed. Mary & Bo"

    Bo & Mary Walker

    Tue Feb 19 02:11:29 EST 2013

    "We will be with you in spirit throughout your journey. You are an inspiration! Godspeed. With gratitude for your efforts on behalf of LLS, Tom and Barb"

    Tom & Barb Stayton

    Mon Feb 18 09:42:29 EST 2013

    "You're an inspiration, Mom. So proud of you. ~Sarah, Matt, and Mason"

    Sarah, Matt, and Mason

    Mon Feb 18 12:45:23 EST 2013

    "Thanks Dolly! John and I will pray for you during this exciting trip. Happy cycling!!"

    John & Brenda Reed

    Mon Feb 18 12:07:04 EST 2013

    "God speed, Dolly. I admire your determination and strength. Cheryl"

    Cheryl Jacklin

    Mon Feb 18 10:17:28 EST 2013

    "Dolly, You are such an inspiration!!! Ralph Sheridan & Anne Steer"

    Ralph Sheridan & Anne Steer

    Mon Feb 18 09:39:27 EST 2013

    "Good luck and God bless!"

    Peggy Campbell

    Mon Feb 18 07:58:15 EST 2013

    "Thanks, Dolly for raising money for this worthy cause. Marti and Gary Scudder (Bob Rogers' daughter)"

    Marti and Gary Scudder

    Sat Apr 13 06:30:04 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $11,511.00 | Goal: $10,000.00
115 %

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My Thanks To

THE SABENS $1000.00
Henry Morse $500.00
Jan Kaplan $300.00
Avalon Dentistry $250.00
Schwab Charitable Fund $250.00
Nancy E. Stimson $200.00
Walter, Leslie, and Emma $155.00
Alana Davidson $150.00
Tom & Barb Stayton $150.00
*greg* $101.00
Eli Lilly $100.00
Ruth Ann and Donald MacPh... $100.00
Maureen & John Purcell $100.00
Marti and Gary Scudder $100.00
Florence and Jim Teskey $100.00
Sally Marchand Collins $100.00
Bill & Nancy Dynes $100.00
Hillary Debenport $100.00
Betty and Bill Wills $100.00
Jack & Marilyn Mart $100.00
Bobbie Recktenwall $100.00
Ana, Yoseph, Buffy and Ti... $100.00
Diane Ruby $100.00
Karen & Ralph Craft $100.00
Cheryl & Jim Strain $100.00
Barbara Angotti $100.00
Roger Debenport $100.00
Sarah, Matt, and Mason $100.00
Capital Analysts of the M... $100.00
Ralph Sheridan & Anne Ste... $100.00
Jackie & Dave Crittenden $100.00
Don and Nancy Durrett $100.00
Tina and Mike Connelly $100.00
willie hodges $100.00
Jenny and Neil Moehring $100.00
Paul Weaver $100.00
Jennifer & Tony Dzwonar $100.00
Vicki and Howard Phelps $100.00
Steve Braithwait $93.00
Michele & Reg Ullmann $75.00
Lori Schlabach $62.00
Gary and Deanne Browning $62.00
Bill Diehl $62.00
Donald Davis $62.00
Richard Bender $62.00
Tom Ober $62.00
Mark Moore $62.00
Eli Lilly $50.00
Spencer Gowrie, JR $50.00
Irwin & Eileen Prince $50.00
molly fenneman $50.00
Elaine & Mike $50.00
Todd & Elizabeth Krueger $50.00
Carolyn Brown $50.00
Debroah & David Persic $50.00
Rosalind and Mark Burger $50.00
Barbara and Chuck Fearnow $50.00
Sherry Hamstra $50.00
Bart Nielsen $50.00
Gary Ward $50.00
Robert Bork $50.00
dean delk $50.00
Margi Jahns $50.00
Anne Montgomery $50.00
Dave & Judy Craft $50.00
Pat and Jack Deacon $50.00
Roger Stevens $50.00
Chris Urbanski $50.00
Nancy Bell $50.00
Dwight & Saundra Kellams ... $50.00
Steve Barnes $50.00
Donald Kirk $50.00
Robert Gudgel $40.00
Minnie Chinn $31.00
John Powell $31.00
Arnold Hanish $31.00
Beth Cornelius $31.00
Bertha Toquinto Acosta $31.00
joseph komenda $31.00
George Keller $31.00
Judith Thorpe $31.00
Joan Carr $31.00
Lowell Lumley $31.00
Ernie Condra $31.00
R. Stephen Tegarden $31.00
Robert Rogers $31.00
John Leemhuis $31.00
L.R. Thumm $31.00
Ed Fucik $31.00
Charles Zaharako $31.00
Louise and Brian Henderso... $31.00
Barbara & Paul Jablonski $31.00
Douglas Sherow $31.00
Premier Family Chiropract... $31.00
Julie Hopson $31.00
Carole Terry $31.00
Rosemary Thomas $31.00
Erm Weir $31.00
Victor Pirkens $31.00
Jim Weinmann $31.00
John Fribley $31.00
Bo & Mary Walker $31.00
Terri and Chris Palladino $31.00
Peggy Campbell $31.00
Tilden & Cathy Mendelson $31.00
Robert and Gerry Schwarzb... $31.00
Ginger and Don Bievenour $31.00
Rob Doyle $31.00
Jill de las Alas $31.00
John Calhoun $31.00
Longo Family $31.00
Jack Yellin $31.00
Jeff & Donna Schmahl & fa... $31.00
Julie Shannon $31.00
James Dougans and Jennife... $31.00
Sandy Gettle $31.00
Dan Koch $31.00
Nancy & Doug Tibbett $31.00
Timothy Casady $31.00
Norm and Julie $31.00
Sheldon and Martha Hall $31.00
Maren $31.00
Ryan Stayton $31.00
Claudia Dannettell $31.00
Jack and Joanne Jones $25.00
Jonathan and Tania Juille... $25.00
Jean Dodds $25.00
Susan Vinicor $25.00
Damon R. Auable $25.00
Leslie Gardner $25.00
Heather Perez $20.00
Joe Sanchez $10.00
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