My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Apr 02, 2014

Teams are made up of individuals. Without them, there is no team.


Welcome to my Team In Training home page!


Call me crazy, but on August 3, 2014 I will swim 1500 meters in the infamous Hudson River, bike 40k along the West Side of Manhattan, and run 10k before ending in the middle of Central Park.


Why you ask?  (I ask myself that same question after some particularly tough training sessions!) I am on a mission to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’m participating in the NYC Triathlon as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training (TNT). 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 in the NYC Triathlon and with your support, I can also help improve the quality of life for patients and their families.


I am also doing this in memory of my grandma, Jane Sidlik, who battled with lymphoma.  She always told me that, while I was too stubborn for my own good at times, once I put my mind to something there was no stopping me.  Help me to prove her right as I work on two goals: becoming a triathlete and finding a cure!


Did you know that:

  • $50 registers 1 person to be a bone marrow donor
  • $100 pays for cost of 4 patients chemo drug prescription copays
  • $500 provides patient aid to person with blood cancer for a year
  • $ 1,000 provides one-on-one meetings with health care specialists to design and discuss their treatment plans


Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.  (I'll also accept good thoughts, advice, well wishes, and your cheers as I cross the finish line in Central Park!)


Make sure you follow my blog as I document my adventure toward triathlete!


Supporter Comments

    "Continue to believe that you can lead the happiest life despite the obstacles you have faced. Peace and Blessings, from a Survivor."

    Nya Williams

    Sun Mar 23 04:53:00 EDT 2014

    "GO Meredith GO! Have Fun! "

    Neil Tan

    Mon Jun 09 09:45:24 EDT 2014

    "Good luck Mere! You'll crush it. Please wait for me at the finish line :)."

    Adri and Andy Wetzel

    Thu Apr 10 05:09:20 EDT 2014

    "Thoughts and prayers with you. Love, Susan"

    Susan Forbes

    Sun May 04 07:41:36 EDT 2014

    "Supporting my red headed shorty"

    chris choinski

    Sat Aug 02 10:54:01 EDT 2014

    "Keep Tri-ing Mere. I am proud of you!"

    Suzy Rivera

    Thu Jul 31 11:08:29 EDT 2014

    "Good Luck!!!"

    Emmanuel Lorenzo

    Thu Jul 24 04:21:50 EDT 2014

    "Looking forward to cheering you on! Will be waiting at the finish line with some chicken tikka masla. Good luck! "Uncle" Neil"

    Neil Shah

    Fri Jul 11 09:00:04 EDT 2014

    "This donation is in memory of my wonderful Mother. She gave of herself every day of her life,and I want to follow in her footsteps. Meredith you have the spirit of success in you, and I know you will be victorious in this challenge. You go Girl!!!"

    Donna Cyr

    Sat May 31 11:28:55 EDT 2014

    "Meredith! I'm so proud of you, this is so cool! Yayayayaya! Run like the wind baby! Love you! "

    Kristin Armato

    Thu Apr 24 10:27:42 EDT 2014

    "Go Meredith!! My thoughts are with you- love Aunt Pam"

    pamela stone

    Tue Apr 08 02:34:32 EDT 2014

    "Congratulations on writing a very entertaining blog. We look forward to each update. Good luck with the training. "Many have the will to win, but few have the will to prepare." Fielding Yost. "

    Tom & Rebecca

    Sun Apr 06 10:14:31 EDT 2014

    "Your grandma would be so proud of you!!! Good Luck!!! xoxo"

    Diana Angelucci

    Fri Mar 28 08:06:41 EDT 2014

    "Congrats on an awesome feat!!"

    Gary Lesser

    Wed Aug 06 05:18:46 EDT 2014

    "You will do great! "

    Nathan Semmel

    Mon Jun 16 01:25:24 EDT 2014

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $6,525.00 | Goal: $4,000.00
163 %

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My Thanks To

Suki Matalukie $1000.00
Barbara-Jane $1000.00
Tom & Rebecca $1000.00
LOS II $250.00
The Hulk $100.00
Kerry Novilla $100.00
Nathan Semmel $100.00
Paula and Dan Michalak $100.00
Patty, Bob, Aunt Helen $100.00
michael wiernasz $100.00
Kristin Armato $100.00
Sophia Linn $100.00
reginald sharpe $100.00
Neil Tan $75.00
Naam Yoga $60.00
Gary Lesser $50.00
chris choinski $50.00
Janet & Butchie Malinowsk... $50.00
Fr. Derek $50.00
Donna Cyr $50.00
Kathy Lonati $50.00
Chet and Jane Michalak $50.00
Cindi and Jack $50.00
Madeline Armato $50.00
Linda Tardif $50.00
Adri and Andy Wetzel $50.00
Diana Angelucci $50.00
James Bauer $50.00
Michelle Dumais $30.00
Anonymous $30.00
Katharine $25.00
Agnes and Kyle $25.00
Patty and Glenn $25.00
AG $25.00
Nya Williams $25.00
Mary Simon $20.00
Anonymous $20.00
RD $20.00
Emmanuel Lorenzo $10.00
Heather Manley $10.00
Jonathan Bruzas  
Suzy Rivera  
Alberto Guerrero  
Neil Shah  
Mel B  
Maryann and Rick  
Marie Bobair  
Susan Forbes  
Stefanie Shuman  
pamela stone