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Runner for Life
Jun 22, 2012

“If you are going through hell, keep going.”

Sir Winston Churchill stated this during World War II. He also said, “Never, never, never give up.” I liked these quotes so much that I printed them out and posted them on the wall of my father’s hospital room back in October 2011. They seemed appropriate. My father was most certainly going through hell, again, and I am sure that he had some admiration for Churchill after years of watching the History Channel.

On December 29th, 2011, my father lost the war to non-hodgkins lymphoma.

My Dad was the strongest man that I have ever known, both mentally and physically. I choose to remember him not from his final days here on earth, but from his glory days. The years he spent lifting weights for competition and running miles around our development. It is my father who has blessed me genetically with strong legs to run, and raised me with a strong mind to never give up.

I will be running my first race, the ING NYC Marathon, on November 4th, 2012, in memory of my father. May any discomfort that I experience in preparation for, and during, those 26.2 miles ease the pain of those stricken with my father's disease.

Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team in Training and help advance the research on blood cancers and cures. I’m participating as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. Like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. I’m improving the quality of my life by participating and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.

Donations support research that helps develop new treatments for blood cancer, which in turn help a wide variety of cancer patients. Donations also go to patient services.

*$50 will register 1 person to be a bone marrow donor.

*$75 will provide HLA (bone marrow) typing for a family member of a patient with leukemia.

*$100 will pay for the cost of 4 patients' chemotherapy drug prescription co-payments.

*$300 will train 25 peer volunteers who can provide emotional support to newly diagnosed patients.

*$1000 allows patients to meet with health care specialists to design and discuss their diesease, treatment plan, and prepare them with the info they will need during the treatment process.

$2000 provides patients with a one month supply of Gleevec, a life-saving treatment developed with LLS funding.

Thank you and God Bless!


Supporter Comments

    "GO TEAM!!!!!!"

    Jamie Paek-Murphy

    Wed Oct 24 05:21:19 EDT 2012

    "Run, Jen, runnn! xoxo"

    nadine campeau

    Tue Oct 23 04:36:48 EDT 2012

    "Good Luck Jenn! You are so strong! xo Jess"

    Jessica Janik

    Mon Oct 22 12:34:59 EDT 2012

    "A beautiful way to remember your father. Good luck. "

    Elise DiFranco Beers

    Mon Oct 22 02:38:43 EDT 2012

    "Jenn, You're inspiring."

    Chris Pulliam

    Thu Oct 18 11:42:58 EDT 2012

    "I am so proud of Jenn for helping to raise funds for this cause, in which we all have suffered heartbreaks over losing people we love so much. thank you Jenn for being the amazing woman you are. love suzie "

    suzie sugerman

    Thu Oct 18 11:12:34 EDT 2012

    "Jen, As Babe Ruth once said: �You just can�t beat the person who won�t give up!� You are doing great work. Don't ever stop. Wishing you all the best. Jason Hirsch"

    Jason Hirsch

    Tue Oct 16 05:01:20 EDT 2012

    "Sorry to hear about your Father's passing, may he rest in peace. Zain"

    Zain Ali Shah

    Tue Oct 16 04:59:22 EDT 2012

    "Good Luck, Jenn!"

    Joe Humensky

    Tue Sep 11 07:00:15 EDT 2012

    "This world needs more people like you Jenn! Good luck in this journey. I want to thank you for making such an effort for all those in need.As you may know, my mother is a cancer survivor and today I thank God and good people like you that were able to make this happen. "

    Christy Palmer

    Fri Sep 07 07:36:22 EDT 2012

    "Good Luck Jenn!! You're doing a really good thing!"

    Mary Meekins

    Tue Aug 21 02:45:51 EDT 2012

    "Good luck Jen!! "

    Mike Visdos

    Sat Jul 21 07:47:30 EDT 2012

    "Best of luck Jenn! "

    Adam Markarian

    Sun Jul 08 01:52:16 EDT 2012

    "You're amazing, Jenn! Keep it up :)"

    Michelle Thayer

    Sat Jun 30 11:59:48 EDT 2012

    "In Memory of your Dad... 6 months to the date. Go Jenn Go..."

    Janice Kosinski

    Fri Jun 29 05:15:26 EDT 2012

    "Good luck Jenn! I always believed you were a cheetah in the guise of a human. Now I know!"

    Sean Smith

    Thu Jun 28 01:26:57 EDT 2012

    "Go Jenn!!"

    April Dickson

    Wed Jun 27 12:47:13 EDT 2012

    "Good luck dear! I will be out there cheering you on as well! xoxo"

    Sara Eason

    Tue Jun 26 09:52:17 EDT 2012

    "Good luck Jenn!"

    Oren Fox

    Fri Jun 22 11:38:07 EDT 2012

    "Good Luck Jen! Love ya!"

    Jen's awesome cousin Beth

    Fri Jun 22 10:13:49 EDT 2012

    "way to go Jen! :-)"

    elizabeth frank

    Sun Dec 02 03:59:43 EST 2012

    "Good luck Jimmy!"

    David Greuner

    Thu Nov 01 09:24:23 EDT 2012

    "Jenn good luck with your run and love that you are helping LLS"

    Sarah Riegert

    Sat Oct 27 12:51:32 EDT 2012

    "Great job Jen"

    Scott Stackman

    Thu Oct 25 10:38:44 EDT 2012

    "From your Friends at King Penguin Properties Kick Some Butt"

    King Penguin

    Thu Oct 25 07:37:10 EDT 2012

    "Good luck this weekend!"

    Brad Henry

    Thu Nov 01 10:07:14 EDT 2012

    "Good luck Jenn!"

    Stacey Modarello

    Tue Oct 30 02:26:00 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $11,057.60 | Goal: $10,000.00
111 %

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My Thanks To

Anonymous $1500.00
Ruth Kosinski $1137.60
King Penguin $1000.00
Katerina Samove $1000.00
Frank Davi $1000.00
Jenn Kosinski $900.00
Janice Kosinski $500.00
Jason Hirsch $300.00
Sarah Riegert $250.00
Robert Zappitelli $250.00
ELIE AMAR $250.00
R.M. $200.00
Anonymous $200.00
mark $150.00
Hugh Barton $150.00
elizabeth frank $100.00
Scott Stackman $100.00
Jamie Paek-Murphy $100.00
Joe Humensky $100.00
Christy Palmer $100.00
Mary Meekins $100.00
Jason Thorell $100.00
Lisa Ahn $100.00
CU $100.00
Adam Markarian $100.00
Sean Smith $100.00
Oren Fox $100.00
Edward Kosinski $75.00
Stacey Modarello $50.00
Harry Baxter $50.00
Michelle Kosinski $50.00
Susan Meekins $50.00
Kristen Farnsworth $50.00
Mike Visdos $50.00
Robert & Dorothy Kosinski $50.00
Michelle Thayer $50.00
Luis Rosario $50.00
Jen's awesome cousin Beth $50.00
Bill & Sue Lax $25.00
nadine campeau $25.00
Jessica Janik $25.00
Elise DiFranco Beers $25.00
Ken Mennell Jr. $25.00
Chris Pulliam $25.00
April Dickson $25.00
Sara Eason $25.00
Natasha Katsman $25.00
Brad Henry $10.00
David Greuner  
Eva Szymanski  
suzie sugerman  
Zain Ali Shah