My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Oct 28, 2015


A year ago, one of my dreams came true! I qualified for the Boston Marathon. I have been running marathons for the past several years and qualifying for Boston has been a goal of mine. It took countless hours of training. In fact, over the last 4 years alone, I’ve logged 6,500+ running miles. Needless to say, when I crossed the finish line with a qualifying time 1:51 quicker than the required time for my age group and was greeted by my loved ones, the tears freely flowed for all of us! Since then, I have planned for, read about, and dreamed about crossing the finish line in the city of Boston on April 18, 2016.

Alyssa qualifies for Boston, Philadelphia 2014

Something else you probably know about me is that I’ve been involved in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for many years. On Dec. 25, 2008 my dear friend Kristin’s dad, Joseph Staudt, passed away after his courageous battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Following that, two of my uncles were diagnosed with and treated for Lymphoma. Once cancer has touched your life and you've witnessed what patients and loved ones endure, you realize you have to do something!

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk, 2015

That brings me to September 2015. I registered for the 2016 Boston Marathon with my Philly 2014 qualifying time. Nine days later I found out that due to the number of registrants and the limited number of spaces, the required time for accepted runners was 2:28 faster than the required qualifying time per age group, an all time historically stringent cut-off. That meant that I missed being accepted into the race by 0:37 seconds. I was devastated. After processing the shock, I knew right away that God had a plan for me and I had to make good come from my intense disappointment. I applied for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Boston Team in Training, which would provide me a spot in the marathon based on fundraising for the organization, which I wholeheartedly support. It was a huge leap of faith and commitment, but I strongly felt led to trust God.


On Oct. 22nd, I received the exciting call, letting me know that I was accepted! Both my passion for running Boston and my passion for LLS would be coming together as one! Unlike weeks earlier, tears of joy flowed! I won’t just be running in Boston 2016 because of my qualifying time, but also for LLS because someone's life depends on it! By participating as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) TNT, I am raising funds and awareness to help find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

Slide show highlighting my running and LLS history

Here is where I would love for you to join my team! I need your help to reach my goal of $10,000.00 raised by my birthday, January 16th! It takes more than one person to make up a team and that’s why I’m asking you to join me so together we can fight cancer one mile at a time!  Would you please:

  • Star: Give a $3 Starbucks/week toward LLS through Jan. 16th - $42
  • Super: Sponsor me at $2/mile for the 26.2 mile Boston marathon - $54.40
  • Silver: Sponsor me at 10 cents/mile for every training mile I’ll log  - $80
  • Gold: Sign your name on the shirt I’ll wear to run in Boston - $100+
  • Platinum: Team Alyssa t-shirt sponsor-your name/logo on it - $250+ (Team Alyssa t-shirts will be sold as a fundraiser and worn by friends and family attending the Boston marathon.)
  • Titanium: Sign a name on the shirt I’ll wear to run Boston; Have your name/logo on Team Alyssa t-shirts; Have company advertised on Team Alyssa FB page & other social media; Receive a drink on me on April 18th if you're in Boston! - $500+
  • Elite: All of Titanium; Dinner on me on April 18th if you’re in Boston: REI Duffle Bag with LLS logo and DOUBLE the tax write-off J! - $1,000+
  • Share my story with friends, family, and local businesses!


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 to run the Boston Marathon with Team In Training and help get us all closer to a world without blood cancers,

Thank you!




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Supporter Comments

    "We're behind you Alyssa!!"

    The Getz's

    Thu Oct 29 12:25:37 EDT 2015

    "Let's do this! Please join Team Alyssa!"

    Alyssa and Ben Dourte

    Thu Oct 29 09:09:46 EDT 2015

    "Go get em!!!"

    Scott and Becky Magdycz

    Fri Oct 30 07:47:07 EDT 2015

    "Enjoy every mile! Be Strong & Stay Strong! "

    Brian Gross

    Fri Oct 30 08:43:22 EDT 2015

    "So proud of you!"

    Scott and Sara sprawls

    Sat Oct 31 08:37:34 EDT 2015

    "Beyond proud of you! :-)"

    The Cardy Family

    Sat Oct 31 11:21:24 EDT 2015

    ""For i was hungry and you gave me something to eat . . . I was sick and you looked after me . . . whatever you did for one the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." (Mt 25). We're praying God would bless your efforts as you seek to benefit others with your run!"


    Sat Nov 14 04:09:31 EST 2015

    "Best of luck with the race and with your fund raising."

    George and Mimi Limbach

    Sun Nov 15 11:30:28 EST 2015

    "Good luck!!🏃🏻🏃🏻"

    Jeannine Pacch

    Wed Apr 13 02:04:08 EDT 2016

    "Go Alyssa!!"

    Marilyn/Dan Collier

    Fri Apr 08 08:05:18 EDT 2016

    "Good Luck, Alyssa! Nora, Ron, Rubin& Brandon. "

    Nora Stein

    Thu Apr 07 09:45:48 EDT 2016

    "Supporting a great cause! Best wishes for a joyous and rewarding day at the Boston Marathon! "

    The Wible Family

    Tue Apr 05 11:05:54 EDT 2016

    "In support of the World Cancer Day Challenge "

    Kristin Rubino

    Thu Feb 04 09:50:15 EST 2016

    "Good Luck Alyssa"

    Olga and Don VanderVliet

    Thu Jan 28 10:09:00 EST 2016

    "From Compass Ion Advisors LLC"


    Thu Dec 31 04:18:00 EST 2015

    "We are cheering you on, cousin Alyssa! Merry Christmas! With love -- Naomi, Jason and family"

    Jason and Naomi Smith

    Thu Dec 24 10:05:03 EST 2015

    "I am Tina Stenman;s Dad. We lost my daughter, Lisa to, Luekemia on 14 Dec 2005. I also live in Beverly, MA... 25 miles from Boston... I will plan on being at the finish line to cheer you on...Good luck and God Bless..."

    Robert Gilbert

    Thu Dec 17 01:32:57 EST 2015

    "Alyssa: You passed the $10K mark. Congratulations from LTN & TNT in EPA! Thank you for all you do for LLS! YOU ROCK!33 was my uncles college/professional basketball number who I run and walk for, and why I work for LLS. Keep RUNNING!"

    Lauren Iannucci

    Fri Dec 11 11:43:23 EST 2015

    "Alyssa, What a privilege to support you. I was just looking through my old emails and found this. Sorry I didn't get it sooner. Congratulations on running the Boston Marathon. Penny Lambert"

    Penelope S. Lambert

    Thu Dec 03 08:35:08 EST 2015

    "Best of luck Alyssa!! "

    Heather Davidson

    Mon Nov 30 06:27:19 EST 2015

    "Extremely proud of you! You have inspired us by your drive and heart! "

    Corinne and Jeff MacCarty

    Sun Nov 29 08:54:50 EST 2015

    "Good luck, Alyssa! You're an inspiration. "

    Christy Erickson

    Fri Nov 27 08:55:08 EST 2015

    "Way to go Alyssa on rasing so much money for a very worthy cause!"

    Debrah Suessmuth

    Tue Nov 24 02:55:41 EST 2015

    "Best of luck! This is a cause close to my heart. I lost my dad to leukemia 8 years ago."

    Lannutti Family

    Sat Nov 21 04:43:53 EST 2015

    "These ornaments are beautiful and for such a great cause!!"

    Check - Ornaments - Gina Walsh

    Thu Nov 19 04:07:31 EST 2015

    "Your dedication to this dream/cause is so inspiring, Alyssa! Love, Grace Spurrier"

    Grace Spurrier

    Wed Nov 18 06:18:42 EST 2015

    "Congratulations Alyssa on qualifying for Boston! May you have a wonderful run! Cheering you on from Colorado. Hugs to the Staudt family! Terri (Meier) Boylan and family."

    Boylan Family

    Tue Nov 17 12:02:38 EST 2015

    "Go Team Alyssa!"

    The Czapor Family

    Sat Nov 14 06:33:59 EST 2015

    "Good Luck!"

    Lynn & Brian Murray

    Fri Nov 13 10:55:54 EST 2015

    "Rick & Sharon Ralph"

    Richard Ralph

    Tue Nov 10 08:28:42 EST 2015

    "Hope this puts you one step closer! So proud of you. "

    The Rupe Family

    Mon Nov 09 10:34:59 EST 2015

    "In Memory of June Schmulling"

    KLJ Associates - Kathryn Jones

    Mon Nov 09 01:21:58 EST 2015

    "Joe was a man of few words but when he spoke you listened and learned from it. A wonderful christian and a worker in his church and who loved his family dearly. He fought a good fight and is enjoying his heavnly home along with my dear Al who also lost the fight to the horrible disease, cancer. Joe was an inspiration to all who knew him. Jean Richards "

    martha jean richards

    Sun Nov 08 10:41:43 EST 2015

    "Alyssa, without a doubt you inspire me in many ways but most of all I respect your ultimate trust in and love for God, knowing His plan is perfect and this journey is just one more example of that. Not only will you now be achieving a personal goal, but you will be touching thousands of lives along the way and raising critical dollars that will directly save lives. Each step you take in your training will leave a mark on many families touched by cancer like yours and Kristin's. You radiate Gods love in all you do so its only fitting you will proudly (yet selflessly) wear purple in Boston and run on behalf of all those who can not, but hopefully one day will because of your efforts! I wish this could be more, but I know every dollar counts. And I am here to support you in any and all ways I can along this journey. I'm honored and proud to be a part of the larger team but also Team Alyssa! GO TEAM. I'm so beyond proud of you!"

    Kirsten Sebright

    Sun Nov 08 09:05:31 EST 2015

    "Best wishes for meeting your campaign goal and the completion of the Boston Marathon. Vicki and Jeff Smith (Kristin's cousin)"

    Jeffrey Smith

    Sun Nov 08 08:42:54 EST 2015

    "Good luck Alyssa! Dan & Stephanie Lafferty"

    Dan & Stephanie Lafferty

    Sun Nov 08 06:56:54 EST 2015

    "In memory of our dear friend and classmate, Paul."

    Love our Family

    Thu Nov 05 07:44:39 EST 2015

    "We're SO proud of you Alyssa!!! And so excited these dreams are coming true!"

    Daniel Dourte

    Thu Nov 05 10:07:34 EST 2015

    "Wishing you all the best Alyssa!"

    SR Crawford Consultants, Inc.

    Wed Nov 04 07:36:34 EST 2015

    "Good Luck Alyssa, you are truly an inspiration! You determination to your training not to mention how you seamlessly transition to helping others while praying your dreams work out is beyond amazing. God's speed on race day! "

    Czachor family

    Wed Nov 04 02:24:12 EST 2015

    "Congrats Alyssa! Best Wishes!"

    Kathy Ricca

    Tue Nov 03 03:11:58 EST 2015

    "Congrats Alyssa! I'm so proud of you for all of your hard work. Love ya, Michelle"

    Michelle Hanna

    Tue Nov 03 10:30:52 EST 2015

    "Good luck Alyssa!"


    Tue Nov 03 09:26:12 EST 2015

    "Sending you lots of love Alyssa. Will be cheering you on. Reece and Tatum wanted to donate to the cause! "

    Reece Henry and Tatum Laskey

    Mon Nov 02 08:06:02 EST 2015

    "So proud to call you my sister!!!! Love you!!"


    Mon Nov 02 10:16:28 EST 2015

    "Go Alyssa! From the Plannernet Team "


    Mon Nov 02 10:13:47 EST 2015

    "So proud of you Alyssa!"

    Shelby Kqira

    Sun Nov 01 08:02:43 EST 2015

    "Best wishes on your training journey! You will rock it!!"

    Amy Bellaire

    Sun Nov 01 06:28:02 EST 2015

    "Thank you for running to benefit people fighting blood cancers! Good luck!"

    Dolores Staudt

    Sun Nov 01 05:13:28 EST 2015

    "Way to go, Alyssa! So glad God provided a way for you to pursue your passion of running and LLS awareness. Run like the wind!"

    Team Grado

    Sun Nov 01 04:39:52 EST 2015

    "Alyssa! We are so proud of you and your drive and determination to qualify for Boston and now raise money for LLS which is so close to your and Kristin's heart. I want to dedicate this first gift to my grandmother Anne Kelly who had great admiration for anyone who displayed the drive and determination you have embodied. We love you!"

    Jacquie Kaden

    Sun Nov 01 11:03:29 EST 2015

    "Thank you for running on behalf of my brother and other cancer patients!"

    Anne Marie Haubrich

    Sun Nov 01 08:23:41 EST 2015

    "Go Get Em! So proud of you!"

    Sandie Swanger

    Sat Oct 31 03:55:24 EDT 2015

    "Go get em Alyssa!!!! Sorry this isn't a whole lot of money, but I have a steady donation's going into cancer research. Happy for you!"

    Karam McDonnell

    Fri Oct 30 05:51:09 EDT 2015

    "I'm proud of you for taking on cancer and the Boston Marathon!! Enjoy every step knowing you are fighting cancer one mile at a time!!"

    Kristin Rubino

    Fri Oct 23 03:51:20 EDT 2015

    "It's supposed to be hard. The hard is what makes it great. Go get it!"

    Erin Hughes

    Tue Oct 27 08:20:49 EDT 2015

    "What a beautiful way to bring it all together! We're so proud and so impressed, and if we can pull it off, hope to be there to support you!"

    Richelle Dourte

    Tue Oct 27 02:40:12 EDT 2015

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $13,212.60 | Goal: $10,000.00
132 %

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My Thanks To

KLJ Associates - Kathryn ... $1000.00
Anonymous $550.00
Andrew Sobel $500.00
Plannernet $500.00
Bob & Karen Wheeler $300.00
Marilyn/Dan Collier $250.00
Mike & Staci Aquilante $250.00
Ted Kingsbery $250.00
Ronald Rouzer DDS $250.00
Brad Wheeler $250.00
Stacey & Charlie Huntingt... $250.00
Anonymous $250.00
Brian Mooney $250.00
Cliff and Adrienne Cavana... $250.00
Scott and Becky Magdycz $250.00
Alyssa and Ben Dourte $250.00
CASH - HOPE Ornaments $215.00
Team Alyssa T-shirts $200.00
Kristin Rubino $126.20
Edspire, Inc. $100.00
Liz Hehman $100.00
Nora Stein $100.00
Rick and Michelle Pizzico $100.00
Robert Gilbert $100.00
Corinne and Jeff MacCarty $100.00
TJ's Restaurant $100.00
Grace Spurrier $100.00
Boylan Family $100.00
Mark Greenberg $100.00
Jim and Adrianne Delgado $100.00
Richard Ralph $100.00
The Rupe Family $100.00
martha jean richards $100.00
SR Crawford Consultants, ... $100.00
O'Hara Family $100.00
Rebecca $100.00
The Cardy Family $100.00
Brian Gross $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
The Rathman Family $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Ray Dourte $80.00
Scott and Sara sprawls $80.00
Check - ornaments- Stenma... $70.00
Myree Troutman $60.00
Jason and Naomi Smith $54.40
Daniel Dourte $54.40
The Getz's $54.40
Richelle Dourte $54.40
Jeannine Pacch $50.00
The Wible Family $50.00
Getzfread Family $50.00
Olga and Don VanderVliet $50.00
Glen, Carol & Hope Gangew... $50.00
Lannutti Family $50.00
Marion Cuff $50.00
George and Mimi Limbach $50.00
Lynn & Brian Murray $50.00
Matt and Rachel Burden $50.00
Marilyn W Talbot-Levedag $50.00
Tina Stenman $50.00
Amy Martin $50.00
Dan & Stephanie Lafferty $50.00
Jim and Faithe Spurrier $50.00
Czachor family $50.00
Michelle Hanna $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Dolores Staudt $50.00
Anne Marie Haubrich $50.00
The Kula Family $50.00
William Lenkey $42.00
Dave Ray $40.00
Dourte Family Ornaments $35.00
Lauren Iannucci $33.00
Phyllis Brennan $25.00
Rebecca Spurrier & Silas ... $25.00
Cynthia Haines $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Kristina Logan $25.00
Laura Grosse $25.00
Diane Leimbach $25.00
Jeffrey Smith $25.00
Kathy Ricca $25.00
Shelby Kqira $25.00
Doug Rubino $25.00
Karam McDonnell $25.00
Ornaments - Kristin Rubi... $20.00
Check - ornaments- Nicole... $20.00
Check - ornaments - Toner $20.00
Check - ornaments- Rossma... $20.00
Check - Ornaments - Gina ... $20.00
Getz ornament Order $20.00
Sara Sternadori $20.00
Check - Nicole Bracey - o... $15.00
Ornament - Rebecca Wheele... $10.00
Ornament - Karen Wheeler $10.00
Ornament - French Czachor $10.00
Check - Ornament - Boris $10.00
Check - ornament- Rita Ke... $10.00
Kristin Rubino $5.00
Kirsten Sebright $5.00
Pfizer Foundation Matchin...  
The Butler Family  
Penelope S. Lambert  
Heather Davidson  
Christy Erickson  
Debrah Suessmuth  
Deyci & john Brill  
The Czapor Family  
Megan Glennon  
rachael and spencer  
Anne Marie Ludwig  
Katie Kupetz  
Rohrbach Family  
Brian Service  
Love our Family  
Andresko Family  
Chris Toney  
Reece Henry and Tatum Las...  
Amy Bellaire  
Team Grado  
Jacquie Kaden  
Sandie Swanger  
Erin Hughes