Welcome to our Team's Homepage

Welcome to our Team's Homepage
Jan 22, 2014

Teams are made up of individuals. Without them, there is no team.


Welcome to our Team In Training home page.



We have a mission-to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. To accomplish that mission, we are participating in a sports endurance event as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. Like the other members of TNT, we will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. We'll improving the quality of our lives by participating and with your support, we can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.


My name is Tyler Kopietz, and I am a 22 year old, Exercise Science Pre-Physical Therapy major at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. When I was 6 years old, my older sister Courtni, who was 7 at the time, was diagnosed with Leukemia. At this point in time, I was unaware of what that meant. All I knew was that we spent A LOT of time in the hospital, my sister lost all of her hair, had crazy food cravings, and could read faster than anyone I knew. My family had a fantastic support system, which made this process much easier to go through. After awhile, the hospital setting began to feel "normal" to me. It was just another daily routine for my family. As time passed, and all of the chemotherapy, doctor visits, and scary encounters ended, it was as if a ton of bricks was lifted off of my family. We could finally breathe normally again. Courtni is now a 16+ year cancer survivor and is in great health. Many other family members of mine have been involved in Team In Traning before, and I felt it was now my turn to get involved. I am not only running this half-marathon in honor of my sister beating Leukemia, but to raise money to support research for cures.  

Hi everyone! My name is Lauren Singleton, 23 years old, a Political Science major at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Up until the day I met Tyler, I haven't directly known anyone who has had to deal with cancer. After listening to the stories about his sister Courtni, I knew I wanted to get more involved. Courtni has not only been an inspiration to me but to everyone else around her. You learn the true difficulties of cancer when it comes knocking on your front door. There is no way to run from this disease, when it comes knocking… it's there. You learn the true meaning of the word "team." Without the help of loved ones everyone would be lost. Although Tyler and I will be bringing awareness to the front lines, we ask that you partake in our team efforts. "There is no I in team." With your help it'll help every individual who has been affected by cancer take that extra inch or mile they are looking for.


Our Mission:

1. To raise awareness about cancer

2. To raise $5,000!!!!

3. To make it through our first half marathon

4. To celebrate the team effort everyone gave throughout our adventure

#TeamNeverGiveUp #WeWon'tBeDefeated


Thank you,

Tyler Kopietz & Lauren Singleton


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


Supporter Comments

    "I am so happy you are getting involved to help those who suffer. You make our family proud. Good Luck!"

    Kopietz Family

    Wed Jan 22 06:02:15 EST 2014

    "Your family has always held a special place in our hearts. We love you guys and are excited to support you! Love Nicole & Dave Bianchi, Morgen, Joe and Nic"

    Bianchi Family (Dave, Nicole, Morgen, Joe and Nic)

    Mon Feb 24 07:34:33 EST 2014

    "Good Luck Tyler - this is awesome that you're doing this! The Zagurskis"

    The Zagurskis

    Fri Feb 28 11:24:51 EST 2014

    "Love that you are doing this!!! Way to go!"

    The Phelan's

    Sun Mar 02 11:12:08 EST 2014

    "Go Tyler & Lauren!"

    Mary & Thomas Magruder

    Thu Mar 06 12:32:24 EST 2014

    "Good Luck!"

    Lisa Salcedo

    Thu Mar 06 12:41:34 EST 2014

    "Way To Go!"

    Jeanne Nissen

    Tue Mar 18 12:32:43 EDT 2014

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $5,000.00
59 %
Donations: $2,952.00

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Thanks To

A Night Of Hope Event St.... $377.00
Kristi & Scott Pavel $250.00
Todd and Kathy Smith $200.00
Joanie Rickerl Garro $100.00
Cox Family $100.00
CA Enterprises Inc. Pip P... $100.00
Bianchi Family (Dave, Nic... $100.00
Amy & Jay Vankat $100.00
Kopietz Family $100.00
Mark and Ursula Treinen $50.00
Amy Kopietz $50.00
Lisa Kingsbury $50.00
Tim and Connie Sullivan $50.00
EH Travell, Inc. DBA Ench... $50.00
Jeanne Nissen $50.00
Barbara Naughton $50.00
Cynthia Solomon $50.00
Brian Kanne $50.00
Gary & Cheryl Lerner $50.00
Tracy Sliva $50.00
James Arndt $50.00
Dan & Jenny Carlson $50.00
Lisa Salcedo $50.00
Mary & Thomas Magruder $50.00
Rose Mary Dowd $50.00
Sandy Kopietz $50.00
Max and Susan Burbach $40.00
Julie Trevarrow $30.00
Joe and Nancy Kopietz $25.00
KC Hofeldt Accounting Ser... $25.00
Jaclyn Mckeever $25.00
Samuel Turco $25.00
Erin McGinnis $25.00
Erin McGinnis $25.00
Tehseen Desa $25.00
Anne Monahan $25.00
The Zagurskis $25.00
Grace Stava $25.00
Patricia Riza $25.00
Anonymous $20.00
Vicki Andersen $20.00
The Phelan's  
Courtni Kopietz