My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jan 11, 2011

I completed the marathon... but the race to cure blood cancers continues!

It's not too late to help!

Running the 2011 Walt Disney World Marathon in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was arguably the most challenging, terrifying, exhilirating and empowering experiences of my life. I am so thankful for your support and encouragement. To date, Team in Training chapters across the country have raised $4 million to fund research and patient aid. Any gift you are able to make in support of this formidable cause is truly appreciated.

Thanks to your generosity, we are able to help families and individuals bravely battling leukemia and related diseases; any amount you are able to contribute is truly appreciated.

I will be running the 2011 Walt Disney World Marathon this coming Sunday, January 9th as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training, raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am running in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

I would be truly grateful for your support to help advance LLS's mission. It has long been a dream of mine to start (and, um... finish) a marathon. I remember watching the thousands of runners climb Heartbreak Hill as a child, run past the Heights as an undergrad, and up Beacon Street in more recent years. Being a member of Team in Training is my shot at making my marathon dream a reality, while doing some good along the way. Knowing that I am running toward not only the finish line (and a hug from Mickey Mouse?), but more importantly, toward a cure for leukemia and lymphoma-- is the ultimate motivator.

As you know, my professional life centers around honoring and celebrating the courage of children-- including one very special boy from Boston whose courageous battle with leukemia serves as the inspiration for our work. When I reflect on all that our city's young people continue to overcome, I know that-- with courage, determination, hope and grace-- nothing is impossible, least of all, completing a marathon. I will count on you, and these children's stories, to carry me through those 26 miles on Sunday.

I hope you will check back often to follow my progress. I cannot thank you enough for your generous support. I promise to make you proud.

Any amount that you are willing to donate would be truly, truly appreciated. For more information about our training or LLS, please do not hesitate to email me ( I'd love to hear from you!


Supporter Comments

    "Was in Switzerland for work and had a meeting with Max Warburg and we got to talking about young Max, he was a special kid. Good luck in the marathon and keep doing great work at the foundation!"

    Willis Brucker

    Wed Dec 15 03:29:05 EST 2010

    "It was great doing a Pampered Chef Fundraiser with you and your family/friends! Good luck on your race :)"

    Jenny with the Pampered Chef

    Wed Dec 15 01:29:17 EST 2010

    "You are like the wind!"

    Alyson Rodman

    Mon Dec 06 02:58:17 EST 2010

    "Good luck! "

    Meredith Dabek

    Mon Nov 01 04:41:41 EDT 2010

    "Good Luck Liz!"

    Jimmy & Colleen Evans

    Wed Oct 27 05:31:19 EDT 2010

    "Good luck, Elizabeth- you will rock it!"

    Maria DiLorenzo

    Fri Oct 22 09:58:20 EDT 2010

    "Good luck! So proud of you!"

    Katie Evans

    Sun Sep 19 10:11:28 EDT 2010

    "Congratulations Liz! Such an AWESOME accomplishment for a fabulous cause. Just a small donation in recognition of both! Cheers."

    June & Greg Zoia

    Wed Jan 19 09:48:15 EST 2011

    "Thanks Elizabeth...It's so great that you're doing this!"

    Bob and Marie Thompson

    Thu Nov 11 10:06:34 EST 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,681.65 | Goal: $3,400.00
108 %

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My Thanks To

The Pampered Chef $249.35
Jimmy & Colleen Evans $150.00
Anonymous $118.00
Susan Olsen $100.00
Linda Burke $100.00
Johnson & Johnson $100.00
Patricia & James W Evans,... $100.00
Frederick Warburg $100.00
mary mcnabb $100.00
Jenny with the Pampered C... $80.70
Alyson Rodman $50.00
jeanne mayer $50.00
Kristine Kirwin $50.00
Andrew Armstrong $30.00
Meredith Dabek $26.20
Christina Corbett $26.20
June & Greg Zoia $25.00
Andrea Evans $25.00
Kristen Lindquist $25.00
Maura Santucci $25.00
Pamela Yukna $25.00
Megan Green $25.00
Bob and Marie Thompson $25.00
Erin Deedy-Lee $25.00
Maria DiLorenzo $25.00
Shaun Finn $25.00
Pat Hurley $25.00
Katie Evans $25.00
Katherine Irving $25.00
Linda McNabb $25.00
Willis Brucker  
Thank you!