My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Mar 15, 2013

Welcome to my Team In Training home page!

In January, I received the news that a close friend had been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She was vivacious, caring, and hilariously funny. Within a few short weeks she lost her battle with cancer, and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Running has been my stress relief over the past few months, and I've left plenty of tears on the trail. So I was excited to find out that I could combine training for an upcoming race with a fundraiser to fund cancer research.

I've committed to raising $1500 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) as I train for a half marathon. The funds raised are used to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. Much of the research also benefits patients with other types of cancer. In addition, LLS provides support services to assist patients and their caregivers as they fight blood cancers.

Please consider making a donation, no matter how modest, to help improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

You can also follow my journey through my blog:

*** DONATION UPDATE: If you would like to donate in honor of someone that has been touched by cancer, please leave their name in your donation message or tweet your dedication to @MileageMama. There is NO minimum donation amount to qualify. I will be posting all dedications on my pre-race blog post and also carrying the list with me during the race! ***


Supporter Comments

    "Thanks Melissa for doing this! Leukemia is devastating for so many people. I did a marathon (and half marathon) when Nikki was sick, but ever since she lost her battle, I haven't been able to do it anymore. It's something that I'm hoping to pick back up, but in the meantime, I'll help support you! :)"

    Deb Anstine

    Wed Jun 26 01:09:47 EDT 2013

    "We think what you are doing is so great. Here is a little something towards your goal. Email me when the run gets closer so we can make another donation. love always, Josh and Stefanie"

    Stefanie and Josh

    Sat Mar 16 03:13:48 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $812.58 | Goal: $1,500.00
54 %

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My Thanks To

James Frankenberry $100.00
Melanie Hendricks $60.00
Deb Anstine $50.00
Roukaya Achour $40.50
Stefanie and Josh $25.00
Bernadette Vielhaber $24.30
Sarah & Mikayla Bompestor... $18.00
Joan Majewski $9.00
Courtney Born $8.78