Margaret's Team in Training Site

Margaret's Team in Training Site
Feb 04, 2009 by Margaret (Maggie) Hoverath

Racing to Save Lives

Welcome to Margaret's (Maggie's) Team In Training home page! We have all known someone in our lives who has been touched by cancer.

Team in Training is a national program which has helped to raise over $850 million dollars over 20 years for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The LLS's mission is to find a cure and support patients and family members affected by blood cancers.

More than 75 % of the funds raised are spent on research, patient services and education. All contributions are 100% tax-deductible .

The run (26.2 miles) is in San Diego. I must raise $4100.00 by March 31st. With your donation to this cause we will become a team. I promise to complete this marathon in honor and memory of all Our family and friends who are and have battled cancer; even if I have to crawl the last mile or two.

Please help me raise funds also to give thanks to the wonderful doctors, nurses, and researchers expecially at Greenville Hospital System who have helped each of our loved ones in their fight.

I had each of these names and those of your loved ones on the back of my t-shirt: Deana Reynolds, diagnosed w/lymphoma, Leah Hempfling, MJ Grasso, Regina McKenzie, Mary Joesten, Michela Finnell, Pattie Finnell, Brayden Mooney, Darrell Quinn, Kim Foerster, Mary Lou Crowley, Brad Reed, David Tanner, John Schroeder, Milton Grimes, Julie Baer, Lisa Norton, Connie, Marie, Cindy, Abby and most of all my father, Bill Finnell, SR. Whom along with my Mother stated that he hopes he's well enough to meet me at the finish line!

Also, in memory of my cousin Andrea Coleman, my aunts: Carolyn Holohan, Lorraine Finnell, William J. Smith, Faye Darnell, David Darnell, Kathleen Wannamacher, Mr. Wannamacher, Jimmy Jewell, Andrew Stanton, Charlie Chapman, Alex Haigler, Henry Colson, James and Geraldine Arnetz, Frank Advent, Gordon L. Cox and my cousin, Raymond, who succumbed to the disease of leukemia - when he was only 16-years-old.

Thanks for your support!

Margaret Finnell Hoverath (aka Maggie)

WE DID IT!! I wore my shirt with honor with ALL of the names on the back and each person carried me to mile 14 without stopping! Then I began to walk through the water stops!!! Amazing week and over 8.2 million dollars raised for research!! A wonderful experience all the way around. That's me - in between my Mom and Dad with my cousin Jen, her husband and my two youngest boys!!

May 26, 2009 WOW! Only 5 days left to the marathon! I'm a bit nervous. Although I've trained hard and consistently for several weeks, months, this is it!! (Let's just hope they don't pull me off the course and I can finish!) Thanks so much for your support.

May 7, 2009 Thanks to my many donors I am one of the top 3 (3rd place) highest fund raisers for San Diego so far! YOU ALL ARE WONDERFUL!! I can't imagine the amount of money that has been raised so far. This weekend my training calls for 20 miles! I can't believe we are so close to May 31st!

April 20, 2009 Running up to 15 miles!! Recently learned about MJ Grasso, diagnosed March 19th. To many people, to many lives. I'm so grateful for this opportunity to "run" this disease outta here!!

April 7, 2009 Ran in Charleston for the Cooper River Run - 6.1 miles w/my friend Suzy. We had a great time!! So much fun and recommend it to everyone! A great way to see Charleston! "Walked" the course at the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Ga. with my husband yesterday. Another great time! Today spending the day for a much needed "cleaning of my house"!!

Mar. 30, 2009 New discovery: "bad diet = bad workout".... Oh! I love my chocolate! Thankfully a nutrition seminar is schelduled soon! Workouts are going...... ;-) Heading for Charleston April 4th to run on the Cooper River Bridge for cancer research!

Mar. 25, 2009 WOW! I can't believe "we" met our goal!! Thank you all so much for your incredible support. Tough week of training but with your inspiration I am back on track!

Mar. 15, 2009 Ran 10 miles yesterday w/out stopping! Felt great and a very positive run in the rain! Lots of fun. So excited to be so close to my goal! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Please continue prayers for Deana she has had a relapse and is in ICU.

Mar. 9, 2009 Training is going well although 26.2 miles is a long way! Prayers for Deana are working her prognosis is better and new treatments are working!

Feb. 26, 2009 Please pray for Leah! The doctor's are fearful that the cancer has spread into major organs. Also continue to pray for Deana ~ her prognosis is tough as well. Such fighters! Let's find a cure!

Feb. 22, 2009 Please pray for Deana ~ as she is having a difficult time w/treatment.

Great run on Saturday ~ very determined!

Feb 17, 2009 Third week of training underway!


Supporter Comments

    "I admire and applaud you for taking on this challenge. I'm rooting for you! Hugs! Jackie"

    Jacqueline Sointu

    Mon Feb 09 08:03:19 EST 2009

    "Maggie, As I already told you (and now want the world to know!), it is I who am so proud of you. You are so spirited in the fight against this rotten disease and seem to have no fear of being helpless in the fight. I really admire you, my dear friend, for your courage and strength in doing all one possibly can to make such a positive impact. May God bless you on May 31, in your training, and always. I'm so lucky to have you on my side! Run, girl, run!"

    Mary Joesten

    Wed Feb 11 09:18:01 EST 2009

    "Margaret, Thanx for helping so many needy people. Andrea is looking down in loving appreciation."

    John Coleman

    Sat Feb 14 10:57:15 EST 2009

    "Run like the wind,and be proud of every step!"


    Sat Feb 14 06:32:23 EST 2009

    "Way to go Maggie!! You are doing the same thing I did 7 years ago!! My sponsor was my mother, who has non-hodgkins lymphoma. Back then I raised $3600 to go to S.D. and it was a wonderful experience. The TNT people and trainers were great (I did it in Charleston). It is a fight worth fighting and it is a run worth enduring. May God's speed be with you and the cancer victims you are running for."

    Tyler Scott

    Wed Feb 18 04:09:21 EST 2009

    "The connection between Team In Training and the success of life saving research is a fact. I am living proof. Thank you for your efforts. Hammer On!"

    Connie Camunas

    Thu Feb 19 10:25:52 EST 2009

    "Run, run, run! Thanks for doing this. "

    Tracy Gaal

    Fri Feb 20 07:53:56 EST 2009

    "My husband's father died from multiple myeloma at the age of 67 after being diagnosed only 19 days earlier. Thank you for doing this for us & Deana. "

    Elena Moul

    Fri Feb 20 08:44:19 EST 2009

    "Maggie, Do you remember Jen's pre-wedding night at our home in Maynard? You're such a great gal and I wish you all the luck. We lost Dick last month & he would have loved to support you and your run. I wish you & your family well. Your Mom & Dad, Aunt Mary and all the Coleman's have been great friends. Tell Jen I had to donate to you since she said so!!! Best of Luck. Ann"

    Ann Dunnigan

    Sat Feb 21 06:15:22 EST 2009

    "Good luck Margaret!!"

    Cindy B

    Tue Feb 24 10:31:08 EST 2009

    "Hi Mom, thanks for a lifetime of love and for teaching me the importance of doing my best. I appreciate all that you do. Run Mom Run! Your awesome. Love, James"

    James (your son)

    Fri Feb 27 12:10:37 EST 2009

    "Great cause and great idea to tie it into your better be running that last mile! We'll be cheering for you from the East Coast."

    Tricia Surles & Chris Ingle

    Sat Mar 07 10:35:05 EST 2009

    "Margaret! You're almost done fundraising! You're amazing!!!! Woo-hoo!!!"

    Jacob Vile KA

    Mon Mar 09 10:11:08 EDT 2009

    "Thank you!!!"

    Suzanne Ledbetter -KA

    Tue Mar 10 12:05:04 EDT 2009

    "Good Luck!"


    Wed Mar 11 12:47:15 EDT 2009

    "Found your site through Jen's contest for the Kitchen Aid. Good luck! "

    Sara Hammond (KA)

    Wed Mar 11 12:37:20 EDT 2009

    "Hey Maggie, We're excited for the opportunity ahead of you. We know you will give it your all. Nancy & Co."

    Nancy Arnold

    Fri Mar 27 02:25:59 EDT 2009

    "God Bless you for all you are doing!"

    Janet Williams (KA)

    Sat Mar 28 12:54:41 EDT 2009

    "Great cause Joanne!"

    Wed Oct 30 01:28:02 EDT 2013

    "My husband Mike died of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in 2000. He lublished 6 books before his death at 49. Imagine what he could have done if he had been granted a future. Please help us find a cure for the many types of leukemia."

    Caye Pheifer

    Thu Apr 07 12:11:00 EDT 2016

    "In Support of Claire Ackerman's efforts."

    Ronnie Burton

    Mon Apr 11 05:12:53 EDT 2016

    "Go Alyse and Nick during Scoundrels Trivia night April 17th"

    Caye Pheifer

    Fri Apr 15 02:28:40 EDT 2016

    "Let's make a difference!"

    Ronnie Burton

    Tue Apr 12 11:18:55 EDT 2016

    "See you at the gym, Rockstar!"

    Ronnie Burton

    Fri Apr 08 12:10:46 EDT 2016

    "I'm so excited to be part of this fundraiser! Can't wait to cheat on April 17th!!!"

    Caye Pheifer

    Thu Apr 07 11:39:30 EDT 2016

    "Great cause Claire. keep following your passion."

    Ronnie Burton

    Fri Apr 01 06:14:44 EDT 2016

    "Go Claire Go!"

    Ronnie Burton

    Fri Apr 01 05:39:50 EDT 2016

    "Thank you for doing this Kerry. "

    Sun Sep 25 10:58:17 EDT 2016

    "Proud of you. Good luck!"

    Mon Sep 19 11:59:50 EDT 2016

    "Thanks, Kerry."

    Sat Sep 17 10:29:51 EDT 2016

    "Thanks for all you do, Kerry, for patients fighting this terrible disease."

    Sat Sep 17 07:52:52 EDT 2016

    "Praying for the end of all cancer!"

    Lynn Connelly

    Thu Sep 15 02:37:45 EDT 2016

    "With Love and Support....The Rings "

    The Grasso Family

    Wed Sep 07 10:00:14 EDT 2016

    "Leukemia is a terrible disease that affects our young. My daughter's best friend was taken from us at an early age of 15. God bless you for your efforts in fighting thus disease."

    Lynn Connelly

    Wed Aug 31 04:43:59 EDT 2016

    "Way to go, Claire!! "

    Ronnie Burton

    Fri Jun 10 08:40:13 EDT 2016

    "Proud of you lady!"

    Ronnie Burton

    Thu Jun 02 08:24:27 EDT 2016

    "On behalf of The Drip Room, thank you. "

    Ronnie Burton

    Wed Jun 01 05:27:44 EDT 2016

    "Love ya, Claire. I'm super proud of your decision to fundraise for the L&LS. Either way, you're my Woman of the Year!!"

    Ronnie Burton

    Wed Apr 27 03:31:49 EDT 2016

    "Claire you certainly deserve to be woman of the year!"

    Ronnie Burton

    Thu Apr 21 05:14:50 EDT 2016

    "We're both super sad that we can't be there, but at least some of our money can!"

    Caye Pheifer

    Sun Apr 17 12:04:04 EDT 2016

    "Kick butt guys! "

    Caye Pheifer

    Sun Apr 17 11:19:45 EDT 2016

    "F@ck Cancer."

    Caye Pheifer

    Sat Apr 16 09:10:40 EDT 2016

    "Fuck Cancer."

    Caye Pheifer

    Sat Apr 16 04:49:03 EDT 2016

    "Good luck cheating your heart out!!"

    Caye Pheifer

    Sat Apr 16 12:26:09 EDT 2016

    "This is in memory of my dad who was a very caring and loving person."

    Ronnie Burton

    Wed Apr 06 04:12:35 EDT 2016

    "Thanks for all you are doing in support of a project so dear to us"

    Debra Dubiel

    Sun Feb 21 11:23:20 EST 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,581.00 | Goal: $4,100.00
136 %

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My Thanks To

Kathleen King $250.00
The Grasso Family $100.00
Kathy Smith $100.00
Rebecca LaColla $100.00
William Finnell Builders $100.00
Audrey Mosley $100.00
Jack Finnell $100.00
Perry Earle $100.00
Woodruff Road Animal Hosp... $100.00
Tina Woldtvedt (KA) $100.00
Linda Olivo (KA) $100.00
Kathleen Langley $100.00
Daniel Coleman $100.00
Bob, Sue & Siobhan Colema... $100.00
mary foley $100.00
June Armor $100.00
Karen Lopez $100.00
Elizabeth Foley $100.00
Stephanie Asheim $100.00
Cora Berry $100.00
Connie Camunas $100.00
William Finnell $100.00
Becky Cavedo $100.00
John Coleman $100.00
Suzy Kim $100.00
Amy Vile $100.00
Tricia Surles & Chris Ing... $75.00
Ronnie Burton $50.00
Double Ranch $50.00
Hoyt Darnell $50.00
Rita Darnell $50.00
Ed Coleman $50.00
Robert Kenney $50.00
Bernard Coleman $50.00
Jessica Greivell $50.00
Rebecca Biggin (KA) $50.00
Christa Hartsook - KA $50.00
Meg Lessard $50.00
Jacob Vile KA $50.00
Stephanie Asheim $50.00
James (your son) $50.00
Margaret O'Leary $50.00
Homer Guffey $50.00
Tyler Scott $50.00
Tracey Rock $50.00
Suzanne Coleman $50.00
Mary Joesten $50.00
Kristin Madden Hallman $40.00
Sara Smith KA $40.00
marie wannemacher $30.00
Linda Richardson $30.00
Diane Baliker $25.00
Kim Advent $25.00
Carole Cooley, CPA $25.00
Ricke Wilson $25.00
Ann Hayward $25.00
Robert Finnell $25.00
Jacqueline Hoverath $25.00
Eileen Foley-Bullen $25.00
Debra Dubiel $25.00
Kevin Stanton $25.00
James Kondos $25.00
Karen Joseph $25.00
Kristen Finkelstein $25.00
Rebecca Preacher $25.00
Joan Anklam $25.00
Therese Demars $25.00
Bob Coleman, Sr. $25.00
Raymond Coleman $25.00
Loretta Williams $25.00
Dawn Clabeaux $25.00
Katie Jennings (KA) $25.00
Sara Hammond (KA) $25.00
Katie Berg (KA) $25.00
Suzanne Ledbetter -KA $25.00
Jennifer Freas $25.00
Kathy Hunter $25.00
Bridget Lombardi $25.00
Lorie Bartee $25.00
tina valdov $25.00
Danielle Busse $25.00
Connie Hargreaves $25.00
Cindy B $25.00
Ann Dunnigan $25.00
Megan Freitas $25.00
Elena Moul $25.00
Charles Talbert $25.00
tamara kiser $25.00
Tracy Gaal $25.00
Jacqueline Sointu $25.00
Caye Pheifer $20.00
LaVonne Wagner (KA) $20.00
Nancy Arnold $20.00
William Lopez $20.00
Maggie Kleger $20.00
Arandun (KA) $20.00
Amy Levitt (KA) $20.00
Rebecca Del Busto $20.00
Sarah (KA) Tudor $20.00
Karina Abreu $20.00
James Lamb $20.00
Jocelyn Cubley $20.00
Jody Lasley $20.00
Kathryn Miller - KA $15.00
Swistle Thistle KA $15.00
Onika Kerber $10.00
Lynn Connelly $10.00
Allen Cumbie $10.00
Rachel Battocchio $10.00
Kim Capelle $10.00
Janet Williams (KA) $10.00
Mayme Fravel $10.00
Anonymous $10.00
Christianne Johnson (KA) $10.00
Kate (KA) McFarland $10.00
Denise Armbruster $10.00
Jacqueline KA Trainer $10.00
Michaela $10.00
Tina Bredeson $10.00
Cheri Browne $10.00
Lorraine $10.00
Sarah Tudor $10.00
Anne P (KA) $5.00
Sarah - KA Holden $5.00
natalie arhets $5.00
Leslie Fitzgerald $5.00
natalie arhets $5.00
Michael Kebadjian $5.00
Leslie Fitzgerald $5.00
Tracy Gaal $5.00
Katherine Jones $5.00
Karen Moden $5.00
PGRAD $5.00
Jen Lawrence $1.00