My Fundraising Page

Running 5 Marathons for Dad
Mar 07, 2013

Hello Friends!

As most of you know, my father lost his battle with Leukemia 10 years ago this June (June 30, 2003 to be exact). Since 2007, I have been running marathons to raise money in his memory and to help advance the Leukemia & Lymphma Society's cause. To date, I have raised over $20,000.00 toward research and finding a cure.

This time I wanted to do something really special, so I decided to run 5 marathons in one year, finishing up with the New York City Marathon in November. 2013 is also special because it is the 25th Anniversary of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Their first event was actually the NYC Marathon 25 years ago!

I'm setting my goal high this year and trying to raise $10,000.00 -- $1000 for every year that we've gone without having Dad's big smile in our lives. I'm asking you, my friends, to help me reach this goal. Whether you can give $5 or $500, every contribution helps in a major way.

The easiest way to donate is right here on this website. Just click the Donate Now button on the right side of the page, enter some info, and you're all set.

Thank you so much to everyone who has visited this page, and thank you for considering a donation to help remember my father and to advance the cause: finding a cure.

Sammy Day



Supporter Comments

    ""You'll never walk alone." Class of 1970 Lloyd High School, Erlanger, Kentucky"


    Fri Mar 08 10:38:45 EST 2013

    "Hope you will achieve your goal, but either way this is already pretty incredible! You're awesome :) "

    Catherine Gelinas

    Mon Sep 02 01:48:07 EDT 2013

    "Way to go, Cuz! You made your goal. Congratulations!!"

    Sara Smith

    Thu Sep 26 10:01:03 EDT 2013

    "Sammy, I smile every time I think of your Dad. I know he's looking down & is so incredibly proud of you!"

    Caroline & Kevin Gray

    Tue Sep 24 12:09:57 EDT 2013

    "I had the privilege of knowing your dad through his volunteer work with United Way. His caring, enthusiasm, and dedication touched many!"

    Barbara Bridgwater

    Sat Sep 21 12:25:01 EDT 2013

    "Your Dad was one of my favorite peeps. Good Luck on your goal."

    Kyle Ridout

    Sat Sep 21 09:23:44 EDT 2013

    "I'm so proud of you, Sammy!"

    Jacqueline Day

    Sat Sep 21 08:22:00 EDT 2013

    "We love ya buddy! We all know how proud your dad is!"

    Chris & Megan Snyder

    Sat Sep 21 07:33:43 EDT 2013

    "See you out there! #runinspired "

    Caitlin Jones

    Mon Sep 09 11:24:38 EDT 2013

    "Sam, I am a friend of Roxann Clark & your Aunt Pam"

    Wilma LaBare

    Fri Jul 19 11:31:27 EDT 2013

    "Good luck this weekend, Sammy!!"

    Shelley Patel

    Wed Jul 10 09:17:43 EDT 2013

    "You rock! Thanks for running Sammy, so I don't have to. "

    Michael Vasquez

    Sat Jul 06 03:21:45 EDT 2013

    "Best of Good Luck, Sammy...Yours is a noble cause! Peggy Chamberlain...Friend of Pam"

    Peggy Chamberlain

    Fri Jul 05 06:15:17 EDT 2013

    "This is in honor of Sam Day whose son, Sammy, is running for his dad's cause. Sam Day's cousin, Nancy Frakes"

    Nancy Frakes

    Wed Jul 03 04:53:06 EDT 2013

    "Your dad was one of a kind. Just a memory of my husband Grant (Alyssa's dad) and your dad taking a trip together to the Indianapolis Science center with the girls. Grant said your dad was so kind and a pleasure to be around The girls had such fun together laughing and eating junk!!"

    Kathleen Botkins

    Wed Jul 03 02:16:17 EDT 2013

    "I haven't seen you in ages, but I'm so impressed. As a marathoner, and as the daughter of two cancer survivors, I think what you are doing is nothing short of inspirational. Can't wait to track your journey! - Katie McCaslin"

    Kate McCaslin

    Tue Jul 02 02:07:45 EDT 2013

    "Thinking of you all! Steve and Nancy"

    Steve Palmquist

    Mon Jul 01 09:37:30 EDT 2013

    "Hi Sam, A lovely tribute to your Dad. When I was a little girl, my mother drove us out to Long Island to see a cousin who had leukemia. That was many years ago, and they certainly didn't know as much medically as they do now. This cousin was 19. When we got home to Brooklyn, the phone rang and we learned that Genevieve was in heaven. So this is for her and her family, too. Good luck with reaching your goal. xo Barb Malley"

    Barbara A Malley

    Mon Jul 01 07:41:59 EDT 2013

    "Run Sammy Run!"

    Daniel McKinney

    Mon Jul 01 03:12:36 EDT 2013

    "Sam, you are awesome! Run Sammy Run!!"

    Sonnie Portner

    Mon Jul 01 07:56:24 EDT 2013

    "Go Sam!"

    Justin Brenneman

    Sun Jun 30 01:37:51 EDT 2013

    "Good luck and enjoy the journey. This is an amazing thing you're accomplishing and you're going to rock all of the marathons. "

    Lauren St. Jean

    Sun Jun 30 01:20:34 EDT 2013

    "If anyone can do it Sammy it's you! Have fun on the road to 5!"

    Courtney Breslin

    Sun Jun 30 12:06:46 EDT 2013

    "Sam, Best of luck. Your Dad would be so proud! Greg"

    Greg Reger

    Mon Jun 10 03:22:19 EDT 2013

    "Your Dad would be proud of you. "

    Joe Hicks

    Fri May 17 03:49:21 EDT 2013

    "Go Sam Go!"

    Derek Cook

    Fri May 17 01:19:15 EDT 2013

    "love you, Sammy!"

    Rhonda Mull

    Sat May 04 03:14:19 EDT 2013

    "So proud of you, Sammy! "

    Megan Polanin

    Sat May 04 02:16:45 EDT 2013

    "Go Sammy! We are very proud of you! Rob, Allison, Clara, @ Robby"

    Rob DeHart

    Thu May 02 10:24:43 EDT 2013

    "Go Sammy!!!"

    Johanna & Eric

    Thu May 02 10:09:28 EDT 2013

    "You are amazing. "

    Gabrielle Olson

    Wed May 01 11:10:49 EDT 2013

    "Way to go Sammy! You're such an inspiration! Good luck in all your races!"

    Lucy Summerville

    Wed May 01 12:54:55 EDT 2013

    "You're so amazing Sammy! Good luck with fundraising, I know you'll make it :)"

    Elisabeth Epstein

    Wed Apr 24 12:41:56 EDT 2013

    "good luck, brah! crushing 5 in a year is huge, Sam Day "

    Frank LeBlanc

    Mon Apr 22 11:08:05 EDT 2013

    "What a fabulous goal!! Good Luck Sam!"

    Betty Swank

    Sat Apr 20 08:36:22 EDT 2013

    "Wonderful tribute to your Dad!!!!"

    Susan Bucino

    Sat Apr 13 09:40:13 EDT 2013

    "Good luck with your goal, Sam, and keep living deliberately."

    Nick Davidson

    Thu Apr 11 04:29:18 EDT 2013

    "Go Sam Go!"

    Candace Davies

    Thu Apr 11 12:37:37 EDT 2013

    "Sam, Love you and all you do. Loved your Dad too. My favorite memory of him was when we he took us to that Colts game (We beat the Titans). Are you running the Marine Corps Marathon? If so, I will see you at the finish line (as long as you don't mind waiting another hour or so after you finish). Best, David"

    David Cook

    Thu Apr 11 12:24:33 EDT 2013

    "I love the Day Family!"

    Adam Shapiro

    Thu Apr 11 10:25:06 EDT 2013

    "Let's go for a run!!"

    Missy B.

    Tue Mar 26 04:44:17 EDT 2013

    "You rock Sammy!!"

    Melanie Bowen

    Tue Mar 26 11:35:25 EDT 2013

    "Thank you for your commitment. best of luck"

    phil rodak

    Mon Mar 25 08:33:04 EDT 2013

    "Sam, what an honor for your Dad! Amazing! Good luck!"

    Linda Gainous

    Wed Mar 20 10:49:05 EDT 2013

    "Good luck, Sammy ! You're so wonderful to do this in honor of your Dad....Laura"

    Laura Unkraut

    Tue Mar 19 12:01:34 EDT 2013

    "You are a running machine! Love you!"

    Pam Smith

    Wed Mar 13 02:30:19 EDT 2013

    "Your dad would be so proud of you! "

    Joan (Crone) Antoine

    Wed Mar 13 10:38:38 EDT 2013

    "This is so awesome, Sammy! Congrats on all you've done, and good luck with your future goals! So proud of you!"

    Sarah Crone

    Wed Mar 13 09:19:12 EDT 2013

    "May God bless you in exceeding your goal! "

    Mikael Gunning

    Tue Mar 12 11:29:06 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Sam! You are awesome!!"

    Michael Vasquez

    Tue Mar 12 07:18:27 EDT 2013

    "In the end what matters is not how long we�ve lived, but how fully we�ve lived. The good we�ve done, the friends we�ve made, and the love we�ve shared along the way. We will always remember your dad Sammy. Go Colts!"

    Daniel McKinney

    Tue Mar 12 06:48:58 EDT 2013

    "Way to go, Sam! "

    Maggie Northrup

    Tue Mar 12 06:17:40 EDT 2013

    "Good luck, Sam! "

    Kristie Ganss

    Tue Mar 12 05:11:31 EDT 2013

    "Sammy, We are so proud of you. I loved your dad and miss him very much. The legacy he left shines bright through you. Love, Candace, Brian, Madalyn & Harry"

    Candace & Brian Caldwell

    Tue Mar 12 02:44:11 EDT 2013

    "Sammy Day your dad would be so proud! "

    Andrew Hecht

    Tue Mar 12 02:10:31 EDT 2013

    "This is so awesome and definitely inspiring!! We are cheering for you and a cure! Best of luck~ Ben and Katie Kraft"

    Katie & Ben Kraft

    Tue Mar 12 01:41:36 EDT 2013

    "Good luck, Sammy! Miss you!"

    Bobbie Cole

    Tue Mar 12 01:33:42 EDT 2013

    "Sammy, I am sure you don't remember me,but I sure remember your dad! He was an inspiration and good friend to many! He would be so proud of you! Good luck in your marathons this year. The next time you are back in Northern Kentucky would love to get together with you and Mike Baker. All the best! Ken Ramey"

    Ken Ramey

    Sun Mar 10 06:21:49 EDT 2013

    "Good luck! "

    Reyn Danesi

    Fri Mar 08 04:35:21 EST 2013

    "You go, Sammy! Here's wishing that you meet your goal!"

    Sonnie Portner

    Fri Mar 08 03:24:19 EST 2013

    "Sam was such a wonderful guy. So are you."

    Vickie Payne

    Fri Mar 08 10:56:16 EST 2013

    "Good luck Sam!"

    Stephen Brutscher

    Thu Mar 07 06:14:34 EST 2013

    "Hey Sam - I know what it takes to train for a marathon and I know what it is like to lose a parent to cancer. My heart goes out to you and I wish you the best in your goals for the year. Hope you enjoy your races! Keira"

    Keira Marcus

    Thu Mar 07 04:44:50 EST 2013

    "Best of luck in reaching your goal! "

    Lindsey Whitefield

    Thu Mar 07 03:55:40 EST 2013

    "We love you Sammy! So proud of all you do!"

    Kelly and Nic Lanzillo

    Thu Mar 07 03:10:46 EST 2013

    "You are such an inspiration! Good luck with your races. "

    Brittany Missi

    Thu Mar 07 03:07:38 EST 2013

    "Thinking of you and your Dad. "

    Lisa Wiggins

    Wed Nov 20 05:02:27 EST 2013

    "Congratulations Sam on your success in raising money for such a worthy cause. Your father would have been proud of you. Bill"

    Bill & Margaret Caldon

    Tue Oct 15 08:18:13 EDT 2013

    "I will always think of you when I see all of your children smile."

    Courtney Gritton and Jeff McLeid

    Fri Oct 25 10:20:22 EDT 2013

    "Sammy, We have never met, but I am your Cousin Roxann Lail Clark from Erlanger. Your Grandfather Alfred and my Dad (Bill Lail) were great friends and close cousins. They always were stirring up the OLD relatives with their tricks. My brothers and I always looked forward to the Family Reunions to spend time with your Dad and your Aunt Pam. I think we had more fun than any of the rest of the bunch. In the past several years, I have lost both brothers and my husband to Cancer as well. I hope this donation will help in some small way. I wish you luck in your quest - I know your Dad is very proud of you as is the rest of the Family. God bless you and watch over you. Your Kentucky Cousin, Roxann"

    Roxann Clark

    Wed Jul 24 08:40:08 EDT 2013

    "God bless you, Sammy!"

    The Eswine Family

    Tue Jul 30 11:04:56 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $10,575.00 | Goal: $10,000.00
106 %

Make a Donation

We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this participant for this event.

My Thanks To

The Mullineaux Family $400.00
Beam Inc. $300.00
The Snyder Family $300.00
GE Foundation $250.00
Chris & Megan Snyder $250.00
Lucy Summerville $250.00
Michael S Chandler $250.00
George Lambert $200.00
Kyle Ridout $200.00
Irv and Diane Sonne $200.00
Van Willis $200.00
Mick and Tuula Fitzgerald $100.00
Bill & Margaret Caldon $100.00
Annie Shearer $100.00
Dave and Jill Wiegman $100.00
Dick and Beth Peterson $100.00
The Eswine Family $100.00
Nick Stein $100.00
Peter McManus $100.00
Michael Vasquez $100.00
Emily Snyder $100.00
Steve Palmquist $100.00
Daniel McKinney $100.00
Sonnie Portner $100.00
Lauren St. Jean $100.00
Linda DeHart $100.00
S. Martin $100.00
The Mullineaux Family $100.00
Susan Bucino $100.00
David Cook $100.00
phil rodak $100.00
Mike Baker $100.00
Pam Smith $100.00
Matthew Schultheis $100.00
Sarah Crone $100.00
Daniel McKinney $100.00
Kristie Ganss $100.00
Candace & Brian Caldwell $100.00
Sonnie Portner $100.00
Matt Schaefer $100.00
Caroline & Kevin Gray $50.00
Linda Freund $50.00
Catherine Gelinas $50.00
Erich and Gena Schmitt $50.00
Barbara A Malley $50.00
Wes Gering $50.00
Christine Boiman $50.00
Rhonda Mull $50.00
Megan Polanin $50.00
Rob DeHart $50.00
Gabrielle Olson $50.00
Dan and Penny Shank $50.00
Sara Shae $50.00
Betty Swank $50.00
Jennifer Dougherty $50.00
Missy B. $50.00
Laura Unkraut $50.00
Kelley Ellert $50.00
Mikael Gunning $50.00
Michael Vasquez $50.00
Katie & Ben Kraft $50.00
Ken Ramey $50.00
Stephen Brutscher $50.00
Sara Smith $35.00
Barbara Bridgwater $25.00
Caitlin Jones $25.00
Larry and Gail Howard $25.00
Greg and Vicki Neely $25.00
Wilma LaBare $25.00
Shelley Patel $25.00
Peggy Chamberlain $25.00
Justin Brenneman $25.00
Danielle Johnson $25.00
Greg Reger $25.00
Joshua Burrows $25.00
Matt Leary $25.00
Elisabeth Epstein $25.00
Adam Shapiro $25.00
Shelley Piontek $25.00
Candice Carre $25.00
Joan (Crone) Antoine $25.00
Maggie Northrup $25.00
Jennifer DuBois $25.00
Andrew Hecht $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Reyn Danesi $25.00
Vickie Payne $25.00
Brittany Missi $25.00
Courtney Breslin $20.00
Johanna & Eric $20.00
Jaimie Hughes $20.00
Lisa Wiggins  
John Mott  
Courtney Gritton and Jeff...  
Jacqueline Day  
Margaret Davis  
Kevin Ho  
Sarah Rubenstein  
Roxann Clark  
Jackie Day  
Nancy Frakes  
Kathleen Botkins  
Ellen Martinez  
Kate McCaslin  
Charles Minsky  
Teresa Sabatine  
carol volz  
Joe Hicks  
David Bisson  
Derek Cook  
Frank LeBlanc  
Sheryl Morrissey  
Nick Davidson  
Candace Davies  
Melanie Bowen  
Carrie Jones  
Bradley Krise  
Linda Gainous  
Bobbie Cole  
sherry kecskes  
Steve and Kirsten Bucino  
Keira Marcus  
Lindsey Whitefield  
Kelly and Nic Lanzillo