My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jan 09, 2009 by Julie Whitecotton

Racing to Save Lives - Pacific Crest Triathlon!

Welcome to my Team In Training fundraising webpage!

In honor of my 10 year diagnosis anniversary with Hodgkin's Lymphoma - that's right, May 18, 2009 will be 10 years since I was diagnosed as a high school sophomore with Hodgkin's - I will be training for the Pacific Crest Olympic Triathlon in Sunriver, Oregon on June 28, 2009. Which means I will be taking on a 0.9 mile swim, 28 miles bike ride and 6.2 mile run.

I will be participating as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives.

Finding a cure for blood related cancers and helping fund research for these cures are what is going to keep me swimming, biking and running these next few months!

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. Your support through donations helps to make all the difference for blood cancer patients to become survivors like myself.

I hope you will visit my web site often to see my progress and I'll be sure to send out progress reports - this is going to be an exciting adventure and I can't think of a better way to celebrate my 10 year diagnosis anniversary.

*May 27th UPDATE:

Well I have now survived brick workouts of 20+ mile bike rides followed by 4 mile runs AND open water swims in scenic Vancouver Lake! Training is coming along nicely and it's only about 1 month until Race Day in Sunriver. I also celebrated my 10 year Cancerversary with my first Open Water Swim - a scary thing when you are used to being able to see everything when you swim and then BAM nothing.

**June 1st UPDATE:

I completed my first sprint triathlon this past weekend at Vancouver Lake - I am officially a triathlete! While this was half the distance of the Pacific Crest race I am gearing up for at the end of THIS MONTH (yikes!) it was good to know in some seriously warm weather I can manage to not panic or drown in the 1/2 mile swim, power through 12 miles on the bike and then complete a 3 mile run.

Thank you to all of the people who have donated already - your support means the world to me and I can't wait to send you more updates both pre and post race!

Thanks for your support! ==Julie

****Here is an awesome photo of me post falling off my bike while attempting to come to a stop in the rain on Sauvie's Island (yes, I am that graceful) and changing out my tire tube - not because it was flat but because it's an important skill to learn. GO TEAM!


Supporter Comments

    "Good luck on your journey with the Team! I can't wait to hear all about it. "

    Marie Doyle

    Wed Jan 28 06:02:23 EST 2009

    "Thank you for being such an amazing nurse/friend!!! See you at the walk :)"

    Thu Oct 03 08:13:10 EDT 2013

    "JW - Kicking cancer's ass every 10 years is a great tradition. TNT folks are awesome - listen when your coaches tell you to take it slow/steady on the training ramp up. If you need more fundraising help, let me know. Good luck and GO FOR IT! Tom, Jo, Ethan, and Sydney"

    The Flynn Family

    Wed Jan 28 06:25:41 EST 2009

    "You go, Little!! We are such TNT triathlon buddies!! You are going to rock it! I am so proud of you!!! Xoxo"

    The Big

    Wed Jan 28 07:52:58 EST 2009

    ""After a hurricane comes a Rainbow""

    The Big

    Fri Oct 18 10:40:33 EDT 2013

    "We love you and will walk to raise money for a cure - you are missed, still in our hearts and always in our memories :-)"

    Brian Federico

    Tue May 14 04:12:48 EDT 2013

    "Ali, you and your family are doing a wonderful thing. My father had a "lymphoma like" cancer and it's so important to continue this very important research. Best of luck on the walk. Go Wassermans!!!"

    Fri Oct 04 11:10:53 EDT 2013

    "You go Girl! So happy to help out!"

    Thu Oct 10 02:38:02 EDT 2013

    "Thanks to all of the research, a diagnosis of leukemia doesn't always mean a fight for survival. My brother in law, Collin Taaffe, was diagnosed with leukemia a year ago and by taking medicine every day he is able to manage his illness and live a happy, healthy life. This donation is made in honor of him living with leukemia like a total rock star and with the hope that more people will be able to join him in life!"

    Fri Oct 04 10:46:51 EDT 2013

    "My husband Collin continues to amaze me everyday! You would never know he has cancer because of how well he has responded to treatment. He is leading a happy, healthy life thanks to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! Thanks for walking Liv! You have no idea how much it means to us! <3"

    Fri Oct 04 12:11:01 EDT 2013

    "May God continue to bless the entire Grieser/Taaffe family as they have ALL been an inspiration to us.... Especially within the last year as each has faced, struggled, and overcome medical challenges. Our prayers continue to be with all of you and we thank God for His blessings of your love, healing and friendship. You are awesome Liv!!!!"

    Fri Oct 04 04:33:00 EDT 2013

    "God watches over each and everyone of us. I thank the Lord everyday for watching over my family and friends that have as they go through their rough times. Liv you have a heart of gold. Love Aunt Sharon and Uncle Jim"

    Fri Oct 04 06:04:01 EDT 2013

    "Well done I hope it helps"

    Sun Oct 06 07:36:27 EDT 2013

    "Awesome job for taking this on Julie... so proud!"

    Kelley Carpenter

    Mon Feb 02 02:19:49 EST 2009

    "I am so proud of you Bianca!! And I am honored to be a part of Team Bianca!! We are going to rock it this year at Light the Night!!"

    Wed Oct 23 01:06:43 EDT 2013

    "Sorry I didn't make the party last night. It looked like I missed a lot of fun. Good luck at Light the Night. Team Bianca ROCKS!!"

    Sat Nov 02 08:43:07 EDT 2013

    "Congratulations Bianca on another great year fundraising! We love you and your family! We are sorry we could not attend the event this year. Best Wishes, Mari & Rena Dominguez "

    Wed Nov 20 07:02:17 EST 2013

    "To help all people lead healthy lives."

    Erin Swartsley

    Thu Oct 10 12:17:17 EDT 2013

    "Congrats! What an amazing thing you are accomplishing :)"

    Erin Swartsley

    Tue Dec 11 11:04:17 EST 2012

    "Julie, the first of our family to participate in a triathlon...way to go, we're proud! I guess your athletic prowess must have come from your mom's side. :) Good luck and we're rooting for you! Marcie, Nathan, Adam and Aaron"

    Marcie and Nathan Fox

    Tue Feb 03 11:08:15 EST 2009

    "You go GIRL!!!!"

    Cherie Hanson

    Fri Feb 06 05:29:52 EST 2009

    "Every bit counts. "

    Julie Whitecotton

    Thu Oct 24 07:26:22 EDT 2013

    "Congratulations! You are an inspiration and a reason to live life in full motion."

    Maria Donnelley-Steph's mom

    Fri Apr 03 01:34:55 EDT 2009

    "Thanks Julie - now I can say that I personally know a triathloner! I will train vicariously through you. Enjoy the journey - "

    Sandy Yabu

    Wed Apr 08 10:49:44 EDT 2009

    "So proud of you, Quinn! Grandma Peggi and Grandpa Gary"

    Wed Sep 28 09:29:45 EDT 2016

    "Awesome job Quinn and Harris!!! Tim and Maggie"

    Thu Sep 29 01:07:13 EDT 2016

    "Way to Go, Quinn and Harris! "

    Thu Sep 29 11:00:48 EDT 2016

    "Good Luck! Tate & Taylor Johnson"

    Fri Sep 30 12:40:19 EDT 2016

    "Congrats Quin!"

    Sat Oct 01 01:42:37 EDT 2016

    "Good Luck Julie! Congrats on 10 years."

    Kelly O'Malley-McKee

    Mon Jun 01 05:30:23 EDT 2009

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

    Jessica Miller

    Mon Jun 01 06:24:04 EDT 2009

    "Jon, Best of luck. One of your many fans out there. Fuad"

    Mon May 08 09:45:32 EDT 2017

    "with Love, Mat, Jen & Daisy Doodle"

    Fri May 12 05:33:10 EDT 2017

    "Good Luck!"

    Sat May 20 02:08:45 EDT 2017

    "This is great for the "dating resume." Now I will be able to tell all potential husbands that Julie is beautiful, smart, has a great personality and AN ATHLETE! Can't wait to have dinner again with your folks."

    Al Fitzpatrick

    Tue Jun 02 09:53:31 EDT 2009

    "Ralph Good luck Mike"

    Lela Whitecotton Sandberg

    Wed Sep 13 05:53:20 EDT 2017

    "Go Team Sutter!!!"

    Cindy Solly

    Tue Oct 03 03:37:08 EDT 2017

    "go get'em homie"

    Rich Moehl

    Thu Jun 18 07:30:34 EDT 2009

    "In support of Dr. Matthew Matasar and his work on behalf of his patients."

    Fri Oct 06 11:07:10 EDT 2017

    "Well done Matasars! Proud of you!"

    Sat Oct 07 08:43:29 EDT 2017

    "Thank you, Dr. Matasar, and the cancer team at MSK for their dedication to finding a cure for blood cancers. I am currently a patient of Dr. Matasar's and I couldn't be in better hands. I am forever grateful for the care I am receiving. Thank you seems so insignificant to say, and yet it is the most sincerest of words."

    Mon Oct 16 04:25:28 EDT 2017

    "From all of the staff at MSKCC Commack. Thanks to the team for walking in support of our patients."

    Sun Oct 22 09:21:18 EDT 2017

    "One of my best friends is "fighting the fight" and we need to help him and many others to eliminate the scourge of leukemia and lymphoma. My father died of leukemia eleven months after he was diagnosed and lost his fight at the young age of 70. Our support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will facilitate the continued research into eliminating these diseases. Thank you for your support."

    Tue Sep 26 09:15:10 EDT 2017

    "Donor address: Sandra Adams, 1795 Space Patk Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054"

    Mon Apr 03 11:18:37 EDT 2017

    "A dollar for each year you've been alive, for a great cause! Good luck :) "

    Fri Apr 21 05:17:35 EDT 2017

    "Great job, Quinn!"

    Thu Sep 29 09:31:53 EDT 2016

    "Good luck and have fun, boys!"

    Thu Sep 29 08:49:30 EDT 2016

    "Go for it Quinn! Love, Cadence and Owen Gulbranson"

    Thu Sep 29 10:50:41 EDT 2016

    "Van Stay strong you can beat this hands down!!!!!"

    Wed Oct 23 10:53:40 EDT 2013

    "Jonathan You are truly missed everyday"

    Wed Oct 23 10:51:33 EDT 2013

    "I would love to join you but, I cannot make it. I will be thinking of you all. Love and Hugs, Jane"

    Marcie and Nathan Fox

    Sat Oct 26 05:20:17 EDT 2013

    "Go Team Bianca!!! I'm so sad we're going to miss the walk this year, but we'll be back with a stroller next November. ;o) I'm so proud of everything you do to bring awareness and funds to this cause. You are AMAZING, Bianca!"

    Thu Nov 07 09:13:22 EST 2013

    "I dedicate my donation in honor of my beautiful little cousin Bianca.. You have the most contagious gorgeous smile, can't wait yo see you succeed in life, love you your cousin Connie."

    Tue Nov 05 11:31:51 EST 2013

    "For Bianca, the girl with the heart of gold. Love seeing what God has planned for you. The Beyer Family"

    Tue Nov 05 10:56:57 EST 2013

    "Very proud to support you all the way from good old Texas! Keep up the great work!!! - J.P. Perez &#128515;"

    Sat Nov 02 09:57:03 EDT 2013

    "You are an inspiration to so many, Jerry! You're faith and positive attitude has awakened our hopes and dreams and given us all a reason to celebrate! I am proud to be your friend! Sally"

    Haley Ronningen

    Tue Oct 15 06:27:36 EDT 2013

    "Collin and Mandy have had a tough year but with fundraisers like this, great support from the medical professionals and the love of family and friends the hope of a cure is stronger than ever. Love you Liv for keeping the fight going!!!"

    Fri Oct 04 02:40:05 EDT 2013

    "Sorry we're so tardy on this one, Ali. Your family is doing admirable things. Love Aly, Leon, Ezra and Big C"

    Mon Nov 04 07:59:06 EST 2013

    "Supporting a good cause to help save lives is always a good thing. This one is for you KEITH COONEY!! Rest in Peace, you will be missed."

    Molly Diaz

    Thu Oct 10 04:18:24 EDT 2013

    "I love you Jack! Love, Nana"

    Stephen Petretto

    Sun Oct 27 08:26:51 EDT 2013

    "Donated in memory of my mother-in-law. She passed from cancer a few years ago, and I miss her deeply."

    Marie Doyle

    Tue Oct 01 05:54:30 EDT 2013

    "Go team!"

    Sun Oct 08 04:02:26 EDT 2017

    "Go Team Matasar!"

    Fri Oct 06 11:31:34 EDT 2017

    "Hugs and kisses "

    Wed Sep 27 06:05:05 EDT 2017

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,875.00 | Goal: $3,400.00
114 %

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My Thanks To

The Flynn Family $340.00
Lee Collins Vest $250.00
Cararie Sandberg $100.00
Vicki Lukich $100.00
Robert Sumoge $100.00
Lela Whitecotton Sandberg $100.00
Maria Donnelley-Steph's m... $100.00
Donna Okimoto & Steve Wei... $100.00
Cherie Hanson $100.00
Terry Whitecotton $100.00
Terry and Debbie Whitecot... $100.00
The Big $100.00
Kimiko Akiyama $70.00
Marcia Dashiell $50.00
Patrick Moneyhun $50.00
Margaret Sandberg $50.00
Eric Sandberg $50.00
joe frediani $50.00
Colin Marsh $50.00
Kara Thallon $50.00
JOHN TIMM $50.00
Lindsay and Frances Clark $50.00
Marcella Marsh $50.00
Corrie Herman $50.00
Louise and Fred Moultrie $50.00
Alysia Cleys $50.00
Jay Gentzkow $50.00
Stephen Petretto $50.00
Justin Fox $50.00
B. Kiolbasa $50.00
joel constable $50.00
matt payson $40.00
M Filiberti $30.00
Sandy Yabu $30.00
Gordon Sato $25.00
Dan and Monika $25.00
Aliyah Taylor-Hershel $25.00
Cindy Solly $25.00
Corey and Brad Schmidt $25.00
Al Fitzpatrick $25.00
Stacy Kirklin $25.00
Kelly O'Malley-McKee $25.00
Mego (JW's #1 fan) $25.00
Jessica Addleman $25.00
Theresa Martin $25.00
Kate Buckner $25.00
Maja and Cordell Berge $25.00
Bridget Lola Marsh $25.00
Sharl Azar $25.00
Erin Swartsley $25.00
Haley Ronningen $25.00
Brian Federico $25.00
Molly Diaz $25.00
J.Lee $25.00
Rachael Berch $20.00
Nancy & Gary Schreiber $20.00
Marie Doyle $20.00
Julie Mullavey $15.00
Jessica Miller $15.00
Kara Beeler $15.00
Jenny Sullivan $15.00
Hannah Whitney $10.00
Rich Moehl  
Marcie and Nathan Fox  
Kelley Carpenter