My Fundraising Page

Matthew Fones and TnT
Sep 06, 2014

Matthew Fones Team in Training


Fundraising Page


Amazing story of what your donations can achieve. This story was completely made possible by the funding of Team in Training.


This is my 3rd year with TnT and I can't wait to participate once again.  As I get my WAYYYYY out of shape, infant chasing, over 40 yr. old butt back on the road and running, I hope to have the same tremendous support I've received in years past to achieve a fundraising goal of $2,000.



The amount I've raised from the last two years is $4766.00. 


Not to Shabby (Billy Madison voice)


This year I will be running in the Baltimore Half Marathon SATURDAY OCTOBER 18TH to raise funds to support Team in Training and the incredible job they do to fight Leukemia and Lymphoma.


My mom Carol John was diagnosed in 2004 with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, during which time she had to battle multiple waves of the cancer and had endured countless hours of treatments to thankfully now be in remission. We're all very proud of her fight and her will to stick with the treatments that have given back her way of life.



What is Team in Training?


What is Lymphoma and Leukemia?


The treatments Mom received included a drug called Rituxan that made her recovery possible without having to endure Chemotherapy. This drug was developed and implemented for the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma primarily through the money raised by Team In Training. Over the last 25 years, Team in Training has had 570,000 participants helping LLS invest more than $875 million in blood cancer research, and continues to raise big money to help the fight to cure Blood Cancers.



My Mom was the reason I got involved with TNT, though I soon found out how lucky our family is compared to the many other families who fight with this disease everyday. From my first group meeting with the great and inspiring people at TNT I soon found out that even though the success rates of fighting blood cancers have increased dramatically over the past years, there is still much more work to be done. Just like those achievers in us who strive for great things don't stop at the first hint of success, Team in Training has made incredible leaps and strides forward but we aren't done until no one is suffering from blood cancers ever again. This is an example of the leaps and bounds TNT is making.






I have a mission-to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. Like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. I’m improving the quality of my life by participating and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.


Please make a donation in the donation area to the right in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.


Supporter Comments

    "You go..."

    Angela Wiley

    Mon Aug 04 09:08:27 EDT 2014

    "Thank you Matt for all your hard work and training for this event and what it stands for!! Your mama loves you for it!! PAM & SCOTT"


    Thu Sep 04 02:17:02 EDT 2014

    "Thanks Matt for being a great ambassador for DW! "

    terry Koebbe

    Fri Sep 05 11:39:52 EDT 2014

    "Best of Luck! Have fun!"

    Joshua & Mandy Dishon

    Fri Oct 17 08:28:17 EDT 2014

    "Thank you for all you've done. You are amazing and I love you!"


    Thu Oct 16 09:51:55 EDT 2014

    "Have a great race, Matty!!! Crush those hills!"

    Jen and Maggie Huffines

    Thu Oct 16 11:51:10 EDT 2014

    "you are the man! Have a great race! TNT is such a great organization- "

    tom duffy

    Mon Oct 13 08:55:30 EDT 2014

    "Good Luck!"

    Meredith Huffines

    Mon Oct 06 10:11:51 EDT 2014

    "Have a great race!"

    Mike Trimble

    Mon Oct 06 10:05:55 EDT 2014

    "Good luck Matt! The Bradshaws"

    The Bradshaws

    Tue Sep 30 10:57:20 EDT 2014

    "You keep rockin', girl!"


    Mon Sep 22 01:47:19 EDT 2014

    "Keep up the great work, MATTY!!! "

    The McCann's

    Tue Sep 16 11:35:26 EDT 2014

    "Atta boy Matty!! "

    The Wetmores

    Tue Sep 16 10:03:27 EDT 2014

    "Matt you are a very special guy. We are so proud of you for doing this TNT!!! "

    Jennifer and Bob

    Mon Sep 08 08:16:13 EDT 2014

    "Go Matt! :)"

    Lisa Trapani

    Fri Sep 05 12:24:32 EDT 2014

    "Good Luck Bro!"

    Ashley Brennan

    Fri Sep 05 10:15:22 EDT 2014

    "Go, Matt!"

    Mom's friend from way back

    Sun Aug 24 08:05:42 EDT 2014

    "Thanks for raising money for this! Love you and your mom!! tif and family"

    Tiffany Ortmeier

    Mon Aug 04 03:37:21 EDT 2014

    "You go Matty!"

    Tracy Newman

    Fri Jul 18 10:46:38 EDT 2014

    "Run Strong!"

    David Johnson

    Fri Jul 18 07:44:10 EDT 2014

    "Thanks for your participation for such a great cause Matt. Good Luck. "

    Laura Williams

    Wed Jun 04 08:18:44 EDT 2014

    "Good Luck Man!!!! - Dusick"

    Brandon Dusick

    Wed Jun 04 12:57:02 EDT 2014

    "Good luck! You are going to rock it."

    Christine phillips

    Tue Oct 21 08:05:20 EDT 2014

    "Nice going Matt!!"

    Tim & Erica Layman

    Sun Oct 19 11:36:56 EDT 2014

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,445.00 | Goal: $2,000.00
122 %

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My Thanks To

terry Koebbe $250.00
Jimmy McGarvey $150.00
Tom and Linda Liolios $100.00
Christian Csontos $100.00
The Flan Fam $100.00
Kathy Conley $100.00
Cellars 33 $100.00
#IceBucketChallenge/Chall... $85.00
The McCann's $75.00
Christine phillips $50.00
Joshua & Mandy Dishon $50.00
The Kreisel Cuatro $50.00
Jennifer and Bob $50.00
John Weber $50.00
Jessica & Michael Smith $50.00
Fred and Caren Dodd $50.00
Jennifer Byers $50.00
Tracy Newman $50.00
Brandon Dusick $50.00
tom duffy $40.00
Beth and Phil Rupp $25.00
Jen and Maggie Huffines $25.00
The Bradshaws $25.00
The Matz Family $25.00
The Wetmores $25.00
Lisa Trapani $25.00
Mom's friend from way bac... $25.00
Ken Glatt $25.00
Angela Wiley $25.00
Whitehurst Family $25.00
Jason Brough $25.00
Laura Williams $25.00
Brian Peller $20.00
Tony and Tiffany $15.00
Cara rose $10.00
Tim & Erica Layman  
Rebecca Younglove Marsden  
Meredith Huffines  
Mike Trimble  
Matthew Zidwick  
Donna Zidwick  
Jill and David Kartalia  
Ashley Brennan  
Katie Wenkman  
Tiffany Ortmeier  
David Johnson