Support Jen and LLS!

Support Jen and LLS!
May 12, 2008 by Jennifer Chen

Racing to Save Lives


As you may know, I'm training to participate in an 100-mile endurance bike ride as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training.

The reason I want to do this ride is threefold.

One, I love to bike and this is a good way to meet people as well as do what I love, as we will be training bi-weekly up until October 4.

Two, because of the way this LLS program is set up, I can ease slowly into riding. This is a good way for me to get my body into good shape and good health.

Three, I'm supporting a good cause. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society supports blood cancer patients in many ways, from support hotlines to providing supplementary financial assistance to patients in significant financial need.

Just as an example, types of services covered by the Patient Financial Aid program:

1. Specific approved drugs related to the treatment/control of leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma.

2. Processing, typing, screening and cross-matching of blood components for transfusions; infusion of marrow, cord blood or stem cells.

3. Transportation to and from a doctor's office, hospital, treatment center or Family Support Group.

4. Initial induction x-ray therapy, x-ray therapy or other procedures according to the specific approval of the national Patient Services Committee.

It is uplifting to know that there are people out there who have gone into remission and are blood cancer survivors. I proudly ride in honor of them. And, of course, I also ride for those whose lives have been tragically cut short by these invasive intruders. To find a cure for blood cancer and lymphoma would be awesome!

By donating through my website, you are showing your support for not only my personal biking and health goals, but also for the LLS. The money that you are helping me raise will be used to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives.

Thank you so much for your support. Together, we are working towards crossing the ultimate finish line - a cure!

For more information about LLS, please visit their website.

To learn more about the century (100 mile) ride, click here.

If marathons or triathalons are more your thing and you'd like to get involved with LLS, try this link!

It's September and the date of the Century Ride, October 4, is fast approaching! As a team, we are riding close to 60 miles and increasing it every week. It's been a challenge with many adjustments (of both bike and riding style) along the way, but the journey has been great!

I'm just over the halfway point of the required minimum and would love any amount of donation. Every little bit counts! Together we can do it!

Thank you all!

  • Amy H.
  • Lao Ma
  • Mommy & Daddy
  • Hy+Jen
  • Tina's family
  • A-lo & Mitty
  • Amy's family
  • Debbie A-yi & Chen Shu-Shu's family
  • Auntie Su-Mei & Uncle Philemon
  • Shu-Mei A-yi's family
  • 29
  • Opy
  • Lea
  • Yating
  • Beth L.
  • Rachel H.
  • Randall
  • Allison P.
  • Jen Gies & Beau
  • Chen Chihoung Shu-Shu's family
  • Alina+Ciara
  • 39
  • Katie A.
  • kk
  • Michelle (998)
  • Kim+Trang


Postscript: I went to Salisbury, MD on October 4, 2008 and rode the Century in just under 9 hours. 6,400 participants in the ride, of which over 150 were part of TNT. Chapters from all over the country traveled to Salisbury: Virginia, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Texas. The weather was beautiful, my body was in total cooperation, and the camaraderie on the course was absolutely astounding. We rode through the city, through neighborhoods, and through the countryside. This was one of the best days of my life. Thank you all for supporting me and making this happen!


Supporter Comments

    "Hi Jennifer, I wish you the best of luck with this! It's a great cause."

    Amy Hirsch

    Thu May 15 04:25:51 EDT 2008

    "Jia you! Jia you! ~Lao Ma"

    Mark Lenhart

    Fri May 16 08:45:52 EDT 2008

    "Jennifer, Glad you join the fund raising and biking; wish you have a big success. As always, you have support from family. Love, Dad & Mom"

    Chin-Zue Chen

    Sun May 25 09:26:09 EDT 2008

    "You go Jen! Go, go, go! =)"

    Hyacinth Alvaran

    Sun May 25 11:43:45 EDT 2008

    "Good luck with your event!"

    Su Wu

    Mon May 26 12:32:51 EDT 2008

    "keep rollin' Jen! thanks for the inspiration : )"

    Amanda Vallo

    Thu May 29 11:38:22 EDT 2008

    "We're behind you all the way! Chen Shu-shu and Debbie A-yi"

    Deborah Chen

    Fri May 30 07:20:44 EDT 2008

    "Happy & proud of you! Have a good time!"

    Shu Mei lee

    Thu Jun 12 12:06:46 EDT 2008

    "Go, Jennifer, Go!"

    Wen-Syi Lin

    Tue Jun 17 02:56:22 EDT 2008


    Elizabeth Morris

    Thu Jun 19 12:22:26 EDT 2008

    "Have a great ride!"

    Lea Bonga

    Thu Jun 19 09:21:05 EDT 2008

    "Hey Jennifer! I am so glad that we are doing this!! Thanks for the matching gift!"

    Yating Chang

    Mon Jun 23 11:51:31 EDT 2008

    "Good Luck!!!"

    Beth Larson

    Wed Jul 02 09:58:16 EDT 2008

    "Glad to hear you are doing this, Jennifer. Good luck, and keep in touch!"

    Rachel Howard

    Sun Jul 06 02:35:48 EDT 2008

    "Good luck!"

    Rachel Howard

    Wed Sep 15 10:14:05 EDT 2010

    "Go Jen!!"

    Allison Pinneke

    Wed Jul 16 08:35:00 EDT 2008

    "hooray for coconut water!! thanks for the "shout out" Nancy!!"

    Jennifer Gies

    Fri May 13 05:02:43 EDT 2011

    "You better go in the fast pace group! I don't care if they run for two hours, you can do it! Coach Corey"

    Wayne Wen-Tsan Lin

    Sat Jun 25 12:49:56 EDT 2011

    "You go girl!"

    Katie Appel

    Thu Sep 04 04:32:22 EDT 2008

    "God bless you Jen for having a heart to fundraise for LLS and for save travels for the bike ride!! -kk "

    Kalina Kwok

    Mon Sep 08 11:49:43 EDT 2008

    "Good Luck!"

    Kalina Kwok

    Thu Jan 05 04:11:51 EST 2012

    "We're so proud of you for doing this, what a great cause!"

    Thu Oct 25 02:42:08 EDT 2012

    "We're happy to support you and this great cause:)"

    Tue Oct 30 04:26:10 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,110.21 | Goal: $2,000.00
106 %

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We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this participant for this event.

My Thanks To

Wayne Wen-Tsan Lin $500.00
Alina Boutah $275.00
Chihoung Chen $250.00
Wen-Syi Lin $100.00
Shu Mei lee $100.00
Philemon Chang $100.00
Cheng Huang Wu $100.00
Chin-Zue Chen $100.00