Laren's Fundraising Page

Laren's Fundraising Page
Jul 20, 2010 by Laren Spirer

Third Time's a Charm!

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

As some of you know, I completed the NYC Triathlon in 2008, braving the waters of the Hudson and (unknown to me prior to that morning) jellyfish. Last year, in 2009, I participated again, but as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training.

You helped me raise well over $3000 last year to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives, so I've decided to support LLS this year as well, as I participate in my third NYC Triathlon.

LLS is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. Please support my efforts in any way you can afford -- every dollar counts.

You can donate online through this page, or please send me an email to find out how to donate by check. Be sure to ask your employer if they have a matching gift program!

Be sure to check back frequently to see my fundraising progress, and I'll be sure to give you a play-by-play after the triathlon on July 18th. Thanks in advance for your support and keep your fingers crossed for no jellyfish this year!



UPDATE (4/26): I'm now over 50% at my fundraising goal. A huge thanks to all who have donated so far.

UPDATE (6/23): Thanks to all of you, I have now reached my fundraising goal! Donations are still being accepted, though. I also survived my first open water practice swim, and this weekend is a super hard-core bike/run. Less than a month to go!

UPDATE (7/8): I've upped my fundraising goal for two reasons. First, I still have time to raise money for a great cause! Second, I'm considering doing another tri on 9/26 as part of Team in Training . . .

UPDATE (7/20): I'm happy to report that I finished the NYC Tri this year in 3:29:41, still holding under my goal of 3.5 hours. Thank you all for your support!


Supporter Comments

    "This is a wonderful cause and one that hits very close to home! Way to go girl! oxox!"

    Sarah Schrift

    Fri Mar 05 09:04:07 EST 2010

    "Good luck with your training! Maybe we can plan a run together one night or weekend? KRey"

    Kathleen Reynolds

    Mon Apr 12 10:19:42 EDT 2010

    "Go Laren! You are a veteran now!"

    Saralyn Cohen

    Tue Apr 13 03:47:37 EDT 2010

    "laren you rock!!!"

    vivian huelgo

    Tue Apr 13 10:03:43 EDT 2010

    "Keep up the good work! "

    Carrie & Brian

    Wed May 05 09:01:23 EDT 2010

    "Laren, You are so amazing!! Good luck next Friday - I'll be looking for you to cheer you on! Jenn"

    Jenn Bridges

    Thu Jun 10 02:18:13 EDT 2010

    "I'm so proud of you Laren. Keep fighting the good fight."

    Jordana Rothman

    Tue Jun 15 12:27:26 EDT 2010

    "Once again, you rock!"

    Suzie Grosso

    Wed Jun 23 11:57:38 EDT 2010

    "Good luck Laren! I know you worked hard for this :) And I know it means a lot when you run for something meaningful..."

    Liza deGuia

    Fri Jul 09 04:58:36 EDT 2010

    "Go Laren! Thank you so much for working so hard for this incredibly important cause. "

    Emily Slater

    Mon Jul 12 02:44:06 EDT 2010

    "Good luck!"

    Andrew Gottlieb

    Tue Jul 13 06:18:42 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,025.00 | Goal: $5,000.00
81 %

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

My Thanks To

Lauren King $150.00
Suzie Grosso $125.00
Gabriel Tissian $100.00
Albert Mishaan $100.00
Lindsey Johnson $100.00
Jonathan Wry $100.00
Deb and Scott $100.00
Maureen Alger $100.00
Roopa Gandhi $100.00
Alaina Browne $100.00
Carrie & Brian $100.00
Kenneth Spirer $100.00
Rachel Kaufman $100.00
Kathryn Yu $100.00
Jennifer Colyer $100.00
Saralyn Cohen $100.00
Lauren Goldman $100.00
Amanda Smith $100.00
Karen Nachbar $100.00
Marjorie Adams $100.00
Joshua Hoffman $100.00
Swiss Re $75.00
Erika Sperling $75.00
John Burdeaux Spiegel $50.00
samule merritt inc $50.00
Emily Slater $50.00
Tamara Lover $50.00
Emily Malinowski $50.00
Kirsten Casey $50.00
Douglas Gordon $50.00
Arielle Rittvo $50.00
Annie Mohan $50.00
Carrie Grimm $50.00
Gabriella Sarnoff $50.00
April McKenzie $50.00
Jordana Rothman $30.00
Noelle Royer $25.00
Joseph Campanale $25.00
Clayton McGratty $25.00
arik torren $25.00
Emilia Sicilia $25.00
Andrew Gottlieb $25.00
Liza deGuia $25.00
nicole desmond $25.00
Jennifer Reed $25.00
Sidney Chen $25.00
Jennifer DePreist $25.00
Bennett Ellenbogen $25.00
Daniel Gritzer $25.00
Jenn Bridges $25.00
Beth Boyle Machlan $25.00
William Spirer $25.00
vivian huelgo $25.00
Mateo Moskow Correa & Fam... $25.00
caitlin davis $25.00
Rick Winchester III $25.00
Jessica Binder $25.00
Sarah Schrift $25.00
Bonny McKenzie $25.00
Kathryn Spirer $20.00
Teddi Jacobson  
Rodez & Rebecca Lincifort  
Lauren Sypek  
Marla Sincavage  
Jason Littrell  
Ryan Fisher  
Kathleen Reynolds  
Erika Ozer  
John Blesso  
Heidi Schmid  
Ryan Fisher