Help Tom Fight Blood Cancer

Help Tom Fight Blood Cancer
May 12, 2009 by Tom Gilbert

Running to Save Lives

***UPDATE 10/18/09 - We did it ! Team in Training rocks! My buddies and I ran today in the Duke City half marathon. My time was decent - 2 hours 15 minutes. But the real finish line is a cure for Leukemia and other blood cancers. You can still donate securely right here on this site. Any amount is appreciated!***

The first time I did this...well, honestly, I had my doubts.

But people supported me, I got great training - and I did it - ran a half marathon in 2006 (San Diego). Then I did the FULL marathon (yes, all 26.2 grueling miles) in Phoenix is January 2007.

I did it again - trained to participate in another endurance event - the Duke City Half Marathon - as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives.

I did it in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. But I especially ran in memory of Joe Yerka, brother to one of my best friends from High School. He lost his battle to Leukemia earlier this year. Someday there will be a cure and our loved ones won't die from these blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

Can I count on you to make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission? Any amount is appreciated. Many - MANY! - thanks to all of you who've contributed so far. It will go a long way to helping the cause.

Se the Duke City Marathon web site -

I feel very grateful and blessed because so many of you have responded to my fundraising request. You are wonderful - each and everyone. Thank you! I've exceeded my goal thanks to each of you. But I still encourage donations. It's 100% tax deductible and you will be helping save lives.

Thanks for your support!

PS - it's easy to make a donation right here - on the right side - safe and secure. Any amount is appreciated. Even if you can't give - tell your friends! Send them here (click above where it says Tell Your Friends)


Supporter Comments

    "Sorry I can't be there with you - thank you for doing this!"

    Bradley Palmer

    Fri Sep 29 04:14:06 EDT 2017

    "Missing you daily Dad. "

    Bradley Palmer

    Sat Sep 30 04:14:41 EDT 2017

    "Go for it Joey! Striv"

    Bradley Palmer

    Mon Oct 02 11:05:51 EDT 2017

    "Can't join you this year Joe, but love the cause and glad to support. Thanks for walking, Ken and Carol"

    Bradley Palmer

    Mon Oct 02 12:00:48 EDT 2017

    "From: Grandma Debbie"

    Henry Lucero

    Mon Feb 19 10:12:14 EST 2018

    "From: Aunt Rachel"

    Henry Lucero

    Wed Feb 21 09:13:23 EST 2018

    "Love you! Mom and Dad"

    Henry Lucero

    Thu Feb 22 11:31:08 EST 2018

    "Thanks Tom for being inspirational to others"

    Ray Vigil

    Tue Aug 11 11:11:56 EDT 2009

    "Donation on behalf of the law firm of Baker Donelson"

    Kipp Price

    Tue Nov 06 12:43:30 EST 2018

    "Patricia Sigmon's Donation "

    Kipp Price

    Tue Nov 06 02:34:53 EST 2018

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,936.50 | Goal: $2,000.00
97 %

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In Honor of

Joe Yerka

My Thanks To

Ray Vigil $250.00
Albuquerque Office System... $200.00
John Yerka Manor $150.00
Davida Trujillo $100.00
Joseph Yerka $100.00
Kenneth Brudos $100.00
Patricia Halcomb $100.00
Severino Trujillo $100.00
Elizabeth Wells $100.00
Thomas Gilbert $100.00
Thomas Gilbert $100.00
Arnold Galbraith $54.00
Dori Cohen $50.00
Kipp Price $50.00
Aaron Hobson $50.00
Diana Haldenwang $50.00
Believer Poet $50.00
Henry Lucero $40.00
Waldon Lauer $35.00
Lenny Bloch $32.50
Gerry Schaller $25.00
john hagemeyer $25.00
francoise barnes $25.00
Bradley Palmer $25.00
Alyson Michael $25.00