Excuses, excuses!

"But I have cancer!"
May 26, 2011 by Mark Dendy

"I have cancer" or "my mom was just diagnosed with cancer" or "my best friend died of cancer" are three excuses I have never heard for not donating to such a great cause as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The top three that I have heard are as follows:

1. I have no money as they walk into Starbucks and walk out with a triple grande peppermint mocha that cost them about $5.00.

2. Great cause but I don't get paid for another week (said by the same person three weeks in a row.)

3. I don't have my cash with me, but I will send you a check.

Sorry to be so brash... but would you donate?

only 13 more days to get that winning ticket for an iPad2 and donate to a worthy cause!
May 22, 2011 by Mark Dendy

We are counting down the days to that 100 mile bike ride, training hard, and still trying to reach our goal of $10,000.

I am wearing two wrist bands during the ride. One says "Prayers for Craig Johnson" and the other is "In memory of Crissy McMahon."

Between my wife and I, we have raised $2,455! There have been a lot of promises to donate, but we are still far short. $500 a day would get us there in the next two weeks.

That's 50 raffle tickets per day at $10 each.

Donate and we will put a raffle ticket in the hat for you and when you donate just think of all the people you are helping and the good will you are spreading!

Thank you so much!

Every 4 minutes, someone is diagnosed with leukemia!
May 18, 2011 by Mark Dendy

People don’t stop getting diagnosed and living with cancer when the economy is in a slump.

Now, more than ever, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society can use your help. The money you donate not only goes to fund research, support groups, and other programs.

I have been training to do a 100 mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe on June 5th and trying to raise $10,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help those fighting blood cancers.

Once again, I am asking for your financial support in my pursuit to raise funds to find a cure for leukemia and lymphoma and to provide support for those affected by blood cancers.

Would you donate to this great cause? You can donate safely and securely here.

On behalf of all those battling cancer, I want to say thank you for your generous donation.

A WIN, WIN, WIN combination!
May 17, 2011 by Mark Dendy

Last Saturday, I rode 72 miles on my bicycle... a feat, I never dreamed of accomplishing.

To prime me for this Saturday's 85 mile training ride, beginning at 10am PST today, I am offering 5 raffle tickets for an iPad2 for $25 for 85 hours or until I sell 85 tickets, whichever comes first,

The pain is just starting to subside from last week's 72 mile ride, and now I am gearing up for this 85 mile ride on Saturday, May 14th.

Help a great cause, motivate me to do the 85 miles training ride AND get 5 chances at winning a brand new iPad 2!

It's a WIN, WIN, WIN combination!

Yes, I rode 72 miles!
May 15, 2011 by Mark Dendy

Alright… five days til the date I promised to deliver $10,000 in donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Saturday, I rode 72 miles on my bicycle with some grueling climbs and it was probably the hardest thing that I have ever done in my life! Got up at 5:00am and drove to Granite Bay where we mounted up and rode for 9 straight hours!

But this isn’t about me, because you see, that 72 miles I rode yesterday, and the 100 miles I plan to ride on June 5th are like rides through the park on a nice comfy beach cruiser, stopping to smell the roses and rest, when compared to what Crissy McMahon and others have gone through and are going through today in their battles with leukemia and lymphoma.

And listen, I’m not asking you to come and ride with me, fight through the pain of riding a bicycle with an itty bitty seat for 9 or 10 hours. No!

I’m asking you to come alongside me in an effort to raise money to fund cancer research so that those battling cancer NOW and those that will face cancer in the FUTURE might have better treatments, more hope, maybe even a cure!

Is that too much to ask? If your answer is NO, then donate right here, right now! And by doing so, you help move this world closer to a better place, especially for those with cancer!

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My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,300.00 | Goal: $10,000.00
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In Honor of

Crissy McMahon

My Thanks To

Matthew Hindman $250.00
Keith McBride $100.00
Rick Zgraggen $100.00
Jennifer Johnson $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Gina Marasco Yandell $100.00
Barbara Cross $100.00
Barbara Cross $100.00
Scott & Bridgette King $94.00
Michael Anderson $75.00
Jan Christensen $50.00
Neil Norman $50.00
Jason Benade $50.00
Byron Beebe $50.00
Kitta Garcia $50.00
Marcus Burget $40.00
Scott Steele $40.00
Zeta Dendy $31.00
Stephen Zraggen $30.00
Robert Ross $30.00
Steve Leininger $25.00
Kathleen Montgomery $25.00
Denise Doporto $25.00
Michael Anderson $25.00
SAC Valley Crossfit $20.00
Mila Stublefield $10.00
Daniel Ensele $10.00
Ryan Anderson $10.00
Marilyn Rigsby $10.00
Ryan Monroe $5.00
Aileen Dendy $5.00
Lacy Collum $5.00
Gayle Mackay