My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jan 04, 2011

A HUGE thank you to all my generous friends and family!

I am overwhelmed with gratitude for your support!

Sarah Anderson is Running a Marathon

in Memory of "Uncle Jack" Kelly!

Dear Friends and Family,

Last spring I embarked on a fundraising partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program to raise money in memory of my best friend’s father, Jack Kelly, who died from Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) thirty years ago.

Initially I registered to run the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco that took place this past October but had to switch races when I suffered a stress fracture to my hip in July. After a couple months of rest, rehabilitation and a healthy dose of frustration I have renewed my effort and am registered to run the Phoenix Rock and Roll Marathon on January 16th 2011!

As a member of Team in Training I have a coach, a training program, and teammates to support me in my training efforts. I also have a very supportive husband who picks up the slack so that I go out for long runs. I have pledged to raise $3500 by race day.

I am asking you to help me by making a donation to my fundraising campaign. As just about everyone knows- I am not an athlete; the closest I’ve ever come to endurance sport participation has been carrying twins. Up until a year and a half ago I couldn’t run more than a mile. By race day I will have run more than 850 miles in preparation for this event!

Every day, we’re presented with opportunities to get involved and make a difference. We can choose to make an effort to make the world a better place, or take the easier way and sit back and observe. I chose to run a marathon with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society because I loved my Uncle Jack dearly and this is my way of honoring his memory and the thirtieth anniversary of his death.

You can donate two ways: By mail or securely on this page! Either way I am grateful for any support you can give me. You can rest assured that I will be naming a blister in honor of every person who makes a donation to my race! Help cure blood cancer AND have a blister named after you? What more could you ask for?

So, on behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thank you very much for your support. I greatly appreciate your generosity and confidence!

Thank you,

Sarah Boyle Anderson

1018 Garden Brook Drive

Sauk Rapids, MN 56379


Supporter Comments

    "You GO, Sarah. I would love to be there to see you jump in that ice hole; now THAT'S good fund-raising! Best of luck in this quest. ~Chris"

    The Chris French Blister

    Mon Jan 03 03:23:15 EST 2011

    "Sarah, you are AMAZING! We cheer for you from afar! Thank you for your incredible dedication to this extremely worthy cause."

    Joan and Robert Kelly Family

    Thu Jan 06 02:06:33 EST 2011

    "Little Jack Kelly is pulling for you, as is the rest of our household. Run! -Brendan, Michelle, Maggie, Alex, & Jack"

    The Kelly's of NY

    Tue Jan 04 10:15:17 EST 2011

    "Go Sarah! I look forward to being in Phoenix to cheer you on to the finish line. EKM"

    Greg, Erin & Molly

    Tue Jan 04 07:01:59 EST 2011

    "Sarah, I am so proud of you and your Uncle Jack would be too. He would want you to eat some vegetables as part of your training. Go Sarah!"

    Paulette Kelly

    Tue Jan 04 08:53:46 EST 2011

    "Good Luck Sarah and God Bless you for doing this for such a good man."

    Eddie, Rosemary & Non

    Mon Jan 03 02:13:20 EST 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,028.00 | Goal: $3,500.00
115 %

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In Memory of

Jack Kelly

My Thanks To

The Kelly's of NY $250.00
Greg, Erin & Molly $250.00
Paulette Kelly $250.00
Eddie, Rosemary & Non $250.00
Rosalind & Edmund Cope $200.00
Joan and Robert Kelly Fam... $100.00
Jenni Allen $100.00
Lindee Lewit $100.00
Rich Skrenta $100.00
anthony hatch $100.00
Francis Spencer $52.40
Carina Crookston $52.00
Ed Reich $50.00
sean kelly $50.00
The Chris French Blister $50.00
Loa Mize $50.00
Marybeth Edgar $50.00
Suzy Burstein $50.00
Cate Milburn $50.00
Andy Campbell $50.00
Bernadette Flohr $35.00
William Perletti $26.20
Genae Stulz $26.20
Ellen Jean Flohr $26.20
Christi Walsh $25.00
Brooke Hughes $25.00
Patty Spencer $25.00
Angie Balogh $10.00
Joanne Flohr $5.00
John Anderson