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I did it!!!
Apr 24, 2019

I still can't believe it. On April 15th I ran in The Boston Marathon. The weekend was amazing and the race was exhausting. I poured my heart out with every step. I did not quite reach my time goal, but I finished. With every step I had to focus on my WHY. This cause, raising money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is WHY I ran.  Although the race is over, I am still collecting donations. As of today I still have $4900 to go to meet my goal and would love your support. Every dollar helps us get closer to a cure. 

Thank you all for everything you have done to make this campaign successful. You rock!!!

Mar 08, 2019

37 days....eeeekkkk

I am getting super nervous. My legs hurt all day, every day. My back aches. I can't get enough sleep, but I am not giving up. 

In 37 days, I am running in The Boston Marathon because a cause so much bigger than my own pride and sense of accomplishment needs my support....and yours.

On April 15th, I am running 26.2 miles to raise funds fto help us find a cure to end blood cancers. I am committed to endure all that I have to to help make sure others in the near future will not have to suffer anymore.

Please read below to learn how this cause has a personal connection to me, and I beg you for your support.

Your donation fuels me to keep going and inspires thousands others to keep fighting.

This spring, let's all commit to give of ourselves to save others. We got this!!!

Pretty please
Mar 08, 2019

Forty years ago my wife, Rachel, was diagnosed with leukemia and given a 10% chance of survival. On February 3rd she celebrated her 42nd birthday.
During her treatments she was told she would never be able to have kids. Four kids later, she has again proven the ability to defy the odds.

Five years ago my dad was diagnosed with polycythemia vera, a rare blood cancer, requiring daily chemo and weekly blood draws. 


I am doing all I can to help. On April 15th, 2019 I am running the full 26.2 miles of The Boston Marathon to raise funds for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society so others do not have to suffer. I beg for you to help.

If you have not given yet, please consider it. 1.2 million other Americans are waiting for a miracle, and your donation could be it.
Miracles require us to move. This is your chance.


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visit me at BDs Mongolian BBQ in Flint on Wednesday, March 13th from 5-8pm as I work the grill.






Please help
Feb 01, 2019

Did you know that 1.2 million Americans are currently diagnosed with a blood cancer?

Did you know that last year 58,000 Americans died as a result of a blood cancer?

There are a lot of fundrasiser out there, but none that make an impact the way The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society does. 

Since 2017 34 out of the 39 cancers drugs approved by the FDA were funded by the LLS.

In 2018, 4 new drugs were approved for AML leukemia (the first drugs approved in more than 40 years).

You know my story. You know my connections.

This year I am running in the Boston Marathon but I need your help.

I am looking to raise $10,000. Literally every dollar counts.

"It is never a good time to have cancer, but there's never been a better time to join the fight against it."

Jan 25, 2019

As a kid I always wanted to grow up and be just like my dad. He was in the military. He became a firefighter and a deputy for the sheriffs department. He was strong. He was tough. He was smart. 

Five years ago, however, this man who I believed was invincible began fighting a fight similar to what 1.2 million other Americans are fighting. Taking a round of medication daily, going in for weekly blood draws, constant doses of chemotherapy, my dad is now fighting against blood cancer. I am so proud of his perseverance as he refuses to be discouraged or quit.

My dad is one of my heroes and one of the reasons I am begging for your support.

To help find a cure, I have committed to run 26.2 miles on April 15th in the Boston Marathon. As a part of this endeavor, I have also committed to raise $10,000 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. LLS is one of the world's greatest contributors towards researching a cure (since 2017, 34 of the 39 FDA approved cancer drugs were funded by LLS).

I would be beyond humbled if you would consider supporting this amazing cause.

Older posts

Supporter Comments

    "Thank you for all you do sweet nephew!"

    Wanda Pace

    Tue Jan 15 04:20:38 EST 2019

    "Donated in honor of Rachel Schmittou (leukemia survivor) and David Schmittou (Dave's dad) diagnosed with a blood cancer."

    Donna & Dave Schmittou

    Tue Jan 15 04:59:06 EST 2019

    "Go get�em Coach!"

    Heidi Schutte

    Wed Jan 16 10:09:26 EST 2019

    "Proud of you!"

    Beth Christman

    Fri Jan 18 08:40:45 EST 2019

    "Way to go Dave. Conquer your love hate relationship with running and work to conquer Leukemia and Lymphoma Cancer. Here's to your determination!"

    Stephanie Dill

    Sun Jan 20 11:02:13 EST 2019

    "You?ve got this Dave! Happy to support someone who has made me a better teacher! "

    Heather Mastracchio

    Sun Jan 20 01:18:21 EST 2019

    "Good Luck! "


    Wed Jan 23 02:45:33 EST 2019

    "Thank you for doing this. Too many have suffered this disease. Good luck in the run of all runs. You got this Boss. "

    Kimberly Dersham

    Thu Jan 24 08:32:04 EST 2019

    "In Memory of my Dad who we lost to B-Cell Lymphoma at the age of 58, far too young and missed every single day."

    Tawn Hill

    Fri Jan 25 09:30:50 EST 2019

    "Love, prayers and strength be with you all!"

    Janet Sweeny (Kuhn)

    Fri Jan 25 02:59:54 EST 2019

    "Good luck, Dave! May we end cancer in our lifetime! "

    Jodi Svoboda

    Sat Jan 26 03:37:15 EST 2019

    "Thanks for running the good race!"

    Amy Garcia

    Sat Jan 26 07:03:07 EST 2019

    "Awesome cause Mr. Schmittou-thank you for the impact you've had on my life!"

    Rima Das

    Sun Jan 27 04:38:47 EST 2019

    "You will rock it!!! "

    Glenn Czajka

    Sun Jan 27 07:39:12 EST 2019

    "Great Job! So sorry to hear about your Dad...I ran the Rock-n-Roll Las Vegas for LLS/TNT in November still wearing Rachel's Ribbon to honor her! Keep up the great work for an amazing charity!"

    Vicki Etter

    Wed Jan 30 08:03:09 EST 2019

    "Praying for you to reach your goal. Praising God for Rachel's good health."

    Jenni Domo

    Sun Feb 03 12:53:59 EST 2019

    "Good luck to you! I love the work you are pouring into this goal! Go! Go! Go!"

    Rena Hawkins

    Fri Feb 08 09:43:27 EST 2019

    "In honor of Mara Klapp. Diagnosed with ALL at age 1, now living the life of a normal child at age 5. "

    Bryan & Lauren Klapp

    Sat Feb 09 03:25:31 EST 2019

    "Wishing you and your team the best of luck in your fundraising. Bless your wife and her fight as a survivor!"


    Mon Feb 18 08:22:16 EST 2019

    "Best of luck! "

    Jason McDowell

    Sat Feb 23 02:54:52 EST 2019

    "Good luck from your backyard neighbors! Hoping you have perfect weather and the wind at your back. Tess, Bill & Izzy (and Berger, too - woof!)"

    Tess & Bill Barker

    Sun Mar 03 08:29:36 EST 2019

    "Keep up the hard work!"

    Kristin Klavon

    Thu Mar 14 07:49:35 EDT 2019

    "Sending love and strength, Dave"

    Kelly Dungan

    Fri Mar 15 03:20:24 EDT 2019

    "Run hard, run strong. You can do this. Have faith, Dave. "

    N. Cameron

    Fri Mar 15 04:26:03 EDT 2019

    "Best to you as you run like the wind!"

    Diane Zedan

    Tue Apr 09 03:15:14 EDT 2019

    "Good luck, Dave! I hope you meet your race goal and your fundraising goal!"

    Kerri Moccio

    Wed Apr 10 09:33:39 EDT 2019

    "You are a wonderful role model and mentor. Go Dave Go!!"

    Julie Grimmelsman

    Sun Mar 10 04:26:32 EDT 2019

    "We miss seeing you running around the neighborhood! "


    Sat Mar 02 10:10:52 EST 2019

    "You and your wife are an inspiration, Dave. Best of luck! Boston is one of my favorite marathons. I hope you have some great weather!"

    Jay Posick

    Mon Feb 25 08:42:43 EST 2019

    "Such a beautiful story of your wife and I am praying for success for your Dad."

    Toni Stivender

    Thu Feb 14 02:34:07 EST 2019

    "Way to go, Dave!!"


    Mon Jan 14 04:54:11 EST 2019

    "Congratulations to you! An amazing accomplishment to run Boston! well done!"

    Botosan Family

    Wed Apr 17 11:20:05 EDT 2019

    "Run like the wind!"

    Michelle and Bill Barsh

    Sun Apr 14 11:24:27 EDT 2019

    "We are so pleased to e what God is doing in your life."

    John Clark

    Wed Apr 10 06:59:01 EDT 2019

    "Good luck Mr. Schmittou! Sincerely, A former student"

    Amanda Beyer

    Sun Mar 17 01:30:23 EDT 2019

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,112.91 | Goal: $10,000.00
51 %

Make a Donation

Join David Schmittou in the Mission to wipe out blood cancer:

 Titanium $1,000.00
 Platinum $500.00
 Gold $250.00
 Silver $100.00
 Super $50.00
 Star $25.00
 Other $

My Thanks To

David Schmittou $325.00
BWW- Brighton $250.00
BDs Mongolian of Flint $250.00
Quint Studer $250.00
Wanda Pace $250.00
BDs Mongolian BBQ $120.00
Munich Re Matching Gift J... $100.00
David Schmittou $100.00
Facebook Donor $100.00
Matt Outlaw $100.00
Jeremy Horvath $100.00
Courtney Stedman $100.00
Brian Mendler $100.00
Beth Christman $100.00
Donna & Dave Schmittou $100.00
BWW-Brighton $90.44
Facebook Donor $50.00
Facebook Donor $50.00
Facebook Donor $50.00
Diane Zedan $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Jay Posick $50.00
Facebook Donor $50.00
Glenn Czajka $50.00
Janet Sweeny (Kuhn) $50.00
Nichole Johnson $50.00
Melony $50.00
Mallory and Pete647P2 $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Traci Forwood $30.00
Erin Morrissette $25.00
Kerri Moccio $25.00
Jenny VanDaele $25.00
N. Cameron $25.00
Kelly Dungan $25.00
Julie Grimmelsman $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Tess & Bill Barker $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Nelson R Rennie $25.00
Toni Stivender $25.00
Bryan & Lauren Klapp $25.00
Rena Hawkins $25.00
Vicki Etter $25.00
Rima Das $25.00
Jodi Svoboda $25.00
Michael Brennan $25.00
Amy $25.00
Tawn Hill $25.00
Kimberly Dersham $25.00
Karen Pinto $25.00
Heather Mastracchio $25.00
Stephanie Dill $25.00
Michael Christman $25.00
Jody $25.00
Melissa Cabello $25.00
Ajser $25.00
Facebook Donor $20.00
Michelle and Bill Barsh $20.00
Ashley Cheung $20.00
Facebook Donor $20.00
Facebook Donor $20.00
Facebook Donor $20.00
Facebook Donor $15.00
Anonymous $10.00
Todd Bloch $10.00
Jason McDowell $10.00
Sheila $10.00
sunday tindell $10.00
Facebook Donor $10.00
Facebook Donor $5.00
Botosan Family  
John Clark  
Amanda Beyer  
Kristin Klavon  
Lucy Wildman  
Grumlaw Church  
Jenni Domo  
Amy Garcia  
Heidi Schutte