My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Nov 14, 2016



Without a doubt most of you know I always had  big ideas.  If you've ever been to any of my dinner party's you've probably heard me ask one of my favorite questions.


What have you done this year that you're really excited about ?


Some of you may cringe when I ask this  question,  but I love this question, because I get so inspired about hearing about everyone's accomplishments and I get energized by what people are passionate about doing in their lives.


I myself am a believer that anything is possible and that we all can reach and exceed our full  potential's and that  life is met to be lived.


Last May many of you may have known that I completed my first half marathon. The inspiration to run this race came from watching the NYC marathon and seeing everyday runners in all shapes, ages and sizes achieve their goal of running 26.2 miles.  As  I cheered from the sidelines I became inspired by how many people were taking charge of their health and pushing themselves to achieve such a milestone.


I decided that day to train for my first half marathon and get my health back in order.  This same year I turned 50 and I decided that my next physical  challenge would be to do my first Olympic Triathlon.


On April 2, 2017 I will be swimming 1m, biking 25m and then running 6m on the island of Hawaii with Team in Training to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society  whose mission is to wipe out cancer.


I have decided to dedicate my first Olympic Triathlon in honor of my dad Michael who passed away as a victim of pancreatic cancer;  one of the worst cancers out there.


I feel very strongly about making a difference in supporting an organization that believes in providing, research, support and care to patients and their families struggling with cancer.


In honoring my dad I want to share with you why he means so much to me.


My father Michael was a man who lived his life to the fullest.  He was a man that when you met him you immediately wanted to be around him.  He was funny, charming and well read.   He loved traveling and biking and he loved the outdoors.  He was an avid birder even at a young age.  On weekends you could find him doing crossword puzzles, cooking his favorites dishes, going out to new restaurants and always  planning adventures.  My dad in sum was my hero and he passed away to young at the age of 65 just a month before he would retire.  For this reason I am honoring him as I challenge myself with my first Olympic triathlon in his memory.  He is my inspiration for how he approached living his life and I want to do the same. 


I hope you will share my passion to celebrate my father's life and or honor someone special you know by donating a charitable contribution in their memory to cure cancer.


I can't do this without you. Please help me reach my goal of raising $5000 for this worthy cause. I am asking you to donate whatever you can from as little as $1 to as much as $1,000.


To keep this all in perspective I am seeking 100 sponsors (friends - family &  work colleagues ) to contribute $50 each and or 50 sponsors to contribute $100 each.


Remember that all of the money raised is for a worthy cause.


Here are some important things about where your money goes.

  • - 75 cents of every dollar raised  goes directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
  • -Patient services funds go directly to patient care and counseling often to pay costs not covered by insurance.
  • -Research funding has helped develop treatment and cures that have increased the survival rate from 4% in 1960 to 85% now.
  • -Your tax donation is 100% deductible especially important at the end of this year

See the enclosed link to donate to this great organization and learn more about LLS and all the incredible work they do.


Lastly please send me the names of the people you're remembering and whom may have been touched by cancer as I will be creating an honor bracelet for race day.  The names of all will give me inspiration to finish and I will be thinking of them while I strive to complete my first Olympic triathlon.


Thank you so much for your support.





Supporter Comments

    " Go Loren !!! love Kathleen "

    Kathleen Howe

    Thu Nov 24 09:27:35 EST 2016

    "Go Loren! Lots of love from Suzanne & Mark!"

    Mark Dobbs

    Sat Nov 26 03:47:36 EST 2016

    "Loren, I am very proud of what you are doing. Wishing you all the best in your journey. Your father was an amazing person and he would be very proud of you. "

    Patricia Goldsmith

    Sun Dec 11 10:30:52 EST 2016

    "Good luck, Loren!"


    Thu Dec 15 07:16:26 EST 2016

    "So proud of you Loren!! Go Wonder Woman!! Love Donna"

    Donna Linderman

    Tue Dec 20 09:14:30 EST 2016

    "Hey Spanky- you are a fine fine daughter! Proud of you!"


    Wed Dec 28 03:27:39 EST 2016

    "Loren, so very proud of you! Go for it and make it happen! Marc Eigenmann. "

    Marc Eigenmann

    Wed Dec 28 05:58:46 EST 2016

    "Loren, You are amazing! Wishing you a great triathlon!"

    Lauren McVoy and Chris Ercole

    Sun Apr 02 08:48:00 EDT 2017

    "Thank you for doing this and raising awareness Loren, we love you!"

    Katie St.Louis Bernstein

    Mon Dec 26 11:02:22 EST 2016

    "Go Loren!"

    Abrams Jaslow family

    Tue Dec 20 07:53:43 EST 2016


    herbert bernstein

    Mon Dec 19 12:31:09 EST 2016

    "Such a loving tribute to your dad� definitely gone too soon. Wishing you lots of luck and hoping a cure is found for all forms of this awful illness. It took my dad too. Love, Marcia"

    Marcia and Alan Greenberg

    Sun Dec 18 09:09:57 EST 2016

    "Go Loren! I think what you're doing is wonderful! I'm contributing chai each for your beloved father, Ceil Kassell and my mother's sister Sylvia who all also passed from pancreatic cancer. Love, Cousin Ruth "

    Ruth Stein

    Sun Dec 18 10:46:52 EST 2016

    "Best wishes for a great adventure, Loren!"

    Nicole Konstantinakos

    Fri Dec 16 02:45:44 EST 2016

    "Good Luck to you Loren !"

    Rachel Miller

    Tue Dec 13 01:34:17 EST 2016

    "Good luck Loren, thank you for making a difference and inspiring others!"

    Matthew Rich

    Tue Dec 13 07:23:11 EST 2016

    "Loren, It was such a pleasure getting to know you. We are very happy to help you reach your goal and fight the battle against illnesses that stop short the lives of so many wonderful people like your father. Best of luck, Sam and Debi Okner"


    Sun Dec 11 07:21:22 EST 2016

    "My dear friend LB, your dad was an amazing man and he raised you and your brothers to be loving, kind, thoughtful and generous people. And its your generosity that will help others to have a bit more of a fighting chance against a horrible disease. I wish you great speed and pleasure in this adventure. XOXO"


    Wed Dec 07 04:11:15 EST 2016

    "We wish you the best in your endeavor;many happy miles and enjoy the traning. Remember those bonus miles and Apple cake at the end! Your friends, allison and rob"

    Allison Wetzel

    Wed Nov 30 07:27:13 EST 2016

    "Go Loren!"

    Elizabeth Stack

    Tue Nov 29 11:52:46 EST 2016

    "We never met Mike but know how much Josh and Katie, and your family all loved him. Wishing you all the best on this journey!"

    Donna and Dennis St Louis

    Tue Nov 29 10:50:33 EST 2016

    "Loren, I am so excited for your new adventure in honoring Michael. If anyone can accomplish your goals it will be you.!!I know Michael will be watching you with smiles. Love you bunches, Shannon & Joe"

    Shannon Cinque

    Tue Nov 29 10:47:56 EST 2016

    "Kick some butt Loren!!!!"

    Kristin Reimer

    Tue Nov 29 10:21:53 EST 2016

    "I miss my Uncle Michael so much. Good luck on the event, Loren! P.S. I'm pretty sure Apple will match this donation."


    Sat Nov 26 11:35:37 EST 2016

    "Lauren, This is a great cause, I know your Dad is looking down on you with great pride. You are an amazing person and have accomplished so much, I know you will be able to do this as well. May God bless you, keep you safe and give you strength! Love, Cindy Houser"

    Cynthia Houser

    Sat Nov 26 10:45:49 EST 2016

    "Your dedication to helping others is a gift of love. From the entire organization of Naturally Delicious, we're glad to donate in honor of Michael Bernstein and all other people who are suffering and whom have suffered from cancer. "

    Naturally Delicious

    Fri May 12 03:10:40 EDT 2017

    "All the best with the event. xx"

    cliff franklin

    Fri Mar 17 08:42:11 EDT 2017

    "Grandpa was the best! Always down to go out and have a day, whether riding bicycles, playing backgammon, eating bagels. Grandpa Michael always kept it real from the heart. Here's to my mom Loren -- keeping his vibe alive- living everyday to the fullest! Mom I am so proud of how you're training for this triathlon, traveling and sailing the world all at the same time! I love you so much! Keep going and don't ever stop! Shine on you beautiful crazy diamond! I love you so much mom- thanks for giving me so much. Your awesome and you always give me so many new perspectives on how to live life! Love Pablo"

    Pablo Ramirez

    Tue Feb 07 07:25:41 EST 2017

    "Loren - good luck with your Triathlon - this donation is from all my friends in my Torah group! Good luck. Love Mommy."

    Pesha Goldsmith

    Thu Feb 02 12:58:20 EST 2017

    "Here's to research that finds cures and saves lives that get cut -off way before their time ... with love and support to you Loren -"

    Carol Bernstein

    Tue Jan 10 07:26:06 EST 2017

    "So proud Loren! "

    Nathan Gurvitch

    Wed Jan 04 12:02:46 EST 2017

    "So happy to be on this journey with you! "

    Leigh Power

    Tue Nov 29 12:38:05 EST 2016

    "Go for it proud of you."

    Herve Riou

    Tue Nov 29 12:26:25 EST 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,800.00 | Goal: $7,000.00
83 %

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My Thanks To

Naturally Delicious $615.00
Herve Riou $600.00
Anonymous $500.00
Susan & Gary Forman $250.00
Patricia Goldsmith $200.00
Matthew Rich $150.00
Elan R. Dobbs $150.00
Pesha Goldsmith $110.00
Lauren McVoy and Chris Er... $100.00
Spanky $100.00
Katie St.Louis Bernstein $100.00
Abrams Jaslow family $100.00
herbert bernstein $100.00
Marcia and Alan Greenberg $100.00
Mark Dobbs $100.00
Donna Linderman $50.00
Rachel Miller $50.00
Monica Weber ~"NOTHING HA... $50.00
Allison Wetzel $50.00
Jean-Marc ARTHOT $50.00
Leigh Power $50.00
Cynthia Houser $50.00
Pablo Ramirez $25.00
Nathan Gurvitch $25.00
Marc Eigenmann $25.00
Nicole Konstantinakos $25.00
Elizabeth Stack $25.00
cliff franklin  
Claire Marin  
Carol Bernstein  
Rev. Lisajo Kay  
Lindsay Howe  
Ruth Stein  
Siobhan ONeill  
Athena Spelios  
Donna and Dennis St Louis  
Shannon Cinque  
Kristin Reimer  
Mark Bernstein  
Allison Kryder  
Kathleen Howe