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Jun 21, 2014

It's that time again! I am on a mission-to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers and all cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’m running 2 special races this year in Honor of 2 special well as running for all of my Honorees!...and doubling my annual fundraising goal to $10,000!


My 2 special Honorees this year are my friend George Evanoff and my sister Elizabeth Lewis-Smith.  Both were recently diagnosed in the last couple of months, George with a brain tumor and Liz with breast cancer.  Both have had surgery and George started chemo and radiation treatments a couple of weeks ago and Liz starts chemo next week.  They are two of the hardest working, most positive, can-do attitude people I know...they are fighters and doing well!


For them and all my Honorees, I am running the Eastern States 100 on August 16th and the Oil Creek 100 on October 11th...two very tough races for two very tough individuals!  And in the middle of all that, on September 27th, I will be supporting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the good fight by running the Akron Marathon...all in all, 226.2 race miles for a cure!  Woohoo!


Through all of these races and many long training days over the next few months I will be carrying my Honoree list made up of friends and family with cancer and lost to cancer. The list includes Herb Landis, Paula Massey, my friend Rodney Cundiff - brain tumor survivor, Judy Evanoff (George's wife!) - lost to melanoma, my uncle Jack Connor - colon cancer survivor, my Mom - breast cancer survivor and many others...162 to date. It is my honor and privilege to run for all of my Honorees. When the miles get long and lonely, I remember their struggle and they keep me going!


It takes more than one person to make up a team and that’s why I’m asking you to donate to my TNT fundraising page!  By participating as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) TNT, I am raising funds to help find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.


Your donation will help fund treatments through LLS that save lives every day; like immunotherapy's that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer.  Every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies such as these!


I need your help to reach my $10,000 fundraising goal!  Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures for all!  It won't be never is...but it will be worth it!


If you have a family member or friend with cancer or lost to cancer that I can run for, please send me their name and their story. I would be honored to run for them!


Finally, I will be posting training and fundraising updates on my blog at: You can subscribe for email notices as well.


Please consider a donation. We need all the help we can get to fight the good fight.  Thank you!


Run Steady, Run Strong!



Supporter Comments

    "Keep the fight, lost two special family members dearly miss and I'll keep fighting!!"

    Andrea Loch

    Mon Jun 23 08:39:19 EDT 2014

    "Every time I think of running, and the need for strength Isaiah 40:28-31 comes to mind. And then I think of Ernie! Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

    Kevin Simpson

    Tue Jul 08 11:30:36 EDT 2014

    "Mind overpowers body"

    The Gypsy

    Tue Jul 08 07:46:49 EDT 2014

    "I know you can do it Ernie! Thank you for your inspiration and dedication to serve others! You are my hero! As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. - Proverbs 27:17 "

    Rodney Cundiff

    Wed Jul 16 09:24:59 EDT 2014

    "Thanks for your dedication and amazing support. "

    Carol Haddix

    Tue Jul 29 10:19:35 EDT 2014

    "Go Team!"


    Mon Aug 04 04:43:03 EDT 2014

    "Thank you and take care of yourself so you can be there for those you love and love you. Deb"

    Deborah Chany

    Mon Aug 18 05:22:16 EDT 2014

    "Keep up the effort, you're doing a wonderful job!! "

    John & Christy Frank

    Thu Aug 21 04:28:53 EDT 2014

    "You're dedication is amazing. Keep fighting the fight."

    Frank and Brenda Cody

    Mon Sep 01 10:17:54 EDT 2014

    "Ernie, My best advice: Turn off your brain and just execute."

    Jim Veller

    Tue Sep 30 03:05:01 EDT 2014

    "Go Ernie! Great work, dude!"

    Scott and Betsy Saneholtz

    Wed Oct 01 07:34:12 EDT 2014

    "Good luck in the Oil Creek 100 - you will do it! "

    Jennifer Smirnoff-Poling

    Sat Oct 04 08:23:27 EDT 2014

    "Thank you Ernie for all that you have done over the years to help raise money for and awareness of blood cancers. "

    The Hartman Family

    Mon Oct 06 09:37:06 EDT 2014

    "We love you, Ernie. For what you do, and for who you are."

    George & Vicky Brymer

    Tue Oct 07 07:22:06 EDT 2014

    "Have fun this weekend, E! Run steady; run strong! "

    Bonnie Kimpling-Kelly

    Thu Oct 09 08:05:10 EDT 2014

    "Good luck this weekend, Ernie! Run Steady! Run Strong!"

    Stacy Warren

    Thu Oct 09 11:07:43 EDT 2014

    "Good luck tomorrow Ernie!! In your words, Run Steady, Run Strong!"

    Ryan & Mia Leone

    Fri Oct 10 10:04:06 EDT 2014

    "Go Ernie!"

    Jimmy Gnass

    Fri Oct 10 07:55:24 EDT 2014

    "Congratulations Ernie. You are amazing!"

    David Schlaudecker

    Tue Oct 14 01:43:27 EDT 2014

    "You're the best, Ernie! Thanks for your commitment to such a worthy cause! It is definitely inspiring!"


    Wed Oct 15 07:50:39 EDT 2014

    "Dave Large and everyone at Bolt Express is very proud to support you in this mission to find a cure and raise awareness for blood cancers. Keep up the great work and and thank you for your continued commitment in the fight against all cancers."

    Bolt Express

    Mon Oct 20 08:03:26 EDT 2014

    "Once again, you beat the beast. Congrats on Oil Creek Ernie! Thanks for continuing to fight for our friends and family. You will always be a superhero in our book. "

    Kevin & Monica Drouillard

    Tue Oct 28 12:26:50 EDT 2014

    "I offer my donation in honor of my sister Liz, who is battling breast cancer, and in honor of my mother Nga, who is a survivor. I also donate in honor of everyone else who is battling, or battled cancer in all it's form and to my brother Ernie Lewis who runs for those who can't! "

    Scott Lewis

    Wed Nov 05 08:48:40 EST 2014

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $6,187.19 | Goal: $10,000.00
62 %

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My Thanks To

Champion Credit Union $479.94
Mike Irmen $400.00
John & Christy Frank $300.00
Dunright Building Service... $250.00
Ryan & Mia Leone $250.00
Ruthellen Ondrus $200.00
Jimmy Gnass $200.00
Turning Point Chiropracti... $150.00
Jennifer Starr $120.00
KeyBank Heatherdowns Bran... $100.00
Maumee QuickPrint Inc. $100.00
Scott Lewis $100.00
Christopher Lewis $100.00
Joseph Erard $100.00
Frank and Brenda Cody $100.00
Bolt Express $100.00
Judith Kehrle $100.00
David Schlaudecker $100.00
Kimberly Hasapes $100.00
Bonnie Kimpling-Kelly $100.00
George & Vicky Brymer $100.00
The Hartman Family $100.00
Dana Zanville $100.00
Scott and Betsy Saneholtz $100.00
James Hunt $100.00
Debby Peters $100.00
Martha Lewis $100.00
George Evanoff $100.00
Tom Spy $81.00
Pam's Corner, LTD $75.00
K&R Auto Repair $70.00
Kevin & Monica Drouillard $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Jennifer Smirnoff-Poling $50.00
Matthew Folk $50.00
Jenn Wenzke $50.00
Jim Veller $40.00
Shelley Foos $30.00
Catherine Skiver $25.00
Bob Bethel $25.00
Dan Robertson $25.00
Darlene Lorenzen $25.00
Brendon Matthews $25.00
Carol Haddix $25.00
Michelle Marentette-Herma... $25.00
Andrea Loch $25.00
The Flying Joe  
K & R Auto Repair  
Sheryl Losey  
Stacy Warren  
Axis Engineering Group Se...  
Gary Ehrmin  
Frank and Brenda Cody  
Deborah Chany  
Kathy Pigott  
Karen Landis  
Rodney Cundiff  
The Gypsy  
Kevin Simpson  
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