My Fundraising Page

Time for an update...
Jan 13, 2012 by Tony So

People have been telling me I need to update my page... so... here you go.


First... thanks so much to everyone for helping me reach my fundraising minimum!

But, I'm not done yet. It is my goal to reach $5000 above my minimum. This is kind of a special season, so it warranted more than just the minimum.

My dad is doing well. He's been relaxing in San Diego for the past month. He heads home on Sunday and will begin his new treatment (immuno vs. chemo therapy) next week. He and my mom remain in good spirits and already have company lined up for next month. <3

The New Year has started off pretty slow from a training perspective. My training mostly consisted of ultimate frisbee with the cousins (lots of running, and i was sore... but so not zone 1-2 training... haha).

And then... since the holidays, I've been sick. A cold I think. It has tapered down to some chest congestion and a nagging cough. I'm going to say that all the coughing has been a substitue for my core work... ;)

Anyways... a couple of pics of me and some of my Teammates in our New Zealand Team kits...


Team gear doesn't quite match the stars and stripes on my bike... oh well.


My Fundraising Page
Jul 01, 2011

Saving lives on my road to Ironman...

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

Have you ever watched the televised programs of the Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii? I don't remember when I saw my first. But everytime I do, I can't help but be moved and inspired.

Have you ever had the opportunity to hear a cancer survivor's story? I don't remember when I heard my first. But, everytime I do, I can't help but be moved and inspired.

So, what better pairing than triathlon training and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Yes, I am at it again. Taking that next step towards Ironman by participating in my very first Half-Ironman with Team: Vineman. But, I can't do it without your help.

Please come back often to see how I'm doing.

And, to get updates on my status.



Oh... and... I forgot...

My favorite part about team:

The Team.

But I can't forgot the most important part...

The reason we're here:

In support of:

Kum Man Pang

MAJ John Udani

In memory of:

Tom Gay

Bill Sorrells


Supporter Comments

    "Good luck TONY! <splash>"

    Arlette Sherrill

    Tue Jul 26 09:20:45 EDT 2011

    "To put you over 10K! "

    Silvana Barillas

    Mon Jan 23 04:45:05 EST 2012

    "Go Tony!"

    Beth Snellen Roberts

    Thu Feb 09 12:17:19 EST 2012

    "Good luck with the training!! And, have fun in NZ!!"

    For your dad

    Fri Jan 20 06:10:08 EST 2012

    "Glad to hear that your dad is maintaining a positive perspective. Please send him our best wishes. Mark N. Walden"

    Mark N. Walden

    Wed Jan 04 08:31:43 EST 2012

    "Good Luck and have a great time!"

    Nick Leclerc

    Wed Jan 04 08:11:04 EST 2012

    "Thanks for all you do!!!"


    Sat Dec 31 05:45:55 EST 2011

    "Go get em Tony. We will be rooting for you in NZ and your Dad as well!"

    Maley Family

    Fri Dec 30 08:47:35 EST 2011

    "40th bday party"

    Dongmei (Angela) Zou

    Thu Dec 15 01:52:58 EST 2011

    "good luck. and keep your friday morning swim training..."


    Wed Dec 07 08:07:52 EST 2011

    "Thanks for the bike lessons!!"

    Kris & Susan

    Tue Nov 22 01:26:24 EST 2011

    "happy late b-day Tony!"

    Fredy Zuercher

    Mon Nov 07 07:16:50 EST 2011

    "Good job. You are the best! Happy Birthday!!!!!!"

    John & Pamela Rubush

    Wed Nov 02 10:59:58 EDT 2011

    "Tony's 40th Birthday Party"

    Cyndy & Bill Martin

    Sat Oct 29 02:27:27 EDT 2011

    "Happy 40th Birthday :) See you at the party!"


    Sat Oct 29 03:27:04 EDT 2011

    "Happy 40th Birthday... I hope look that good when I am that old.. :p.. First shot is on me... :D"

    Jason Weber

    Fri Oct 28 07:47:28 EDT 2011

    "Happy 40th Birthday!"

    Christopher Kanaar

    Thu Oct 27 07:02:57 EDT 2011

    "Happy 40th Bday!"

    40 for 40

    Mon Oct 24 06:36:39 EDT 2011

    "Tony- you were So great officiating our wedding. Thank you for a magical ceremony! Happy 40th Birthday! xoxo, The Gunns"

    Happy 40th!!!!!

    Mon Oct 24 01:31:21 EDT 2011

    "For your fundraiser tonight and for being such an awesome coach!!"

    Breanne Lizak

    Sat Aug 13 08:04:54 EDT 2011

    "Rosalie, the crazy white New Zealand (go figure) rabbit, gave blood for years to support blood research at Scripps. She would have perfered to participate in an Ironman. She really likes your bike! So, Go Sexy Bike, Go! "


    Wed Feb 22 10:22:29 EST 2012

    "Good luck in New Zealand!"

    Amy and Jimmy Yuan

    Mon Feb 13 11:59:27 EST 2012

    "go tony go!"


    Tue Dec 13 09:15:15 EST 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $15,934.00 | Goal: $13,300.00
120 %

My Team

Team Total: $350,338.05 | Goal: $500,000.00

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

My Thanks To

Intersteel, Inc $2000.00
ForYourFather'sFight $1001.00
Rosalie $1000.00
For your dad $1000.00
Joseph Becker $1000.00
Microsoft $550.00
Dongmei (Angela) Zou $550.00
Mindy Sam $450.00
Happy 40th!!!!! $400.00
Sandra Schmid $250.00
Bob B $250.00
Linda Larson $250.00
Jeannette & Wai Tak Loh $250.00
Anonymous $250.00
Shauna McGillivray $250.00
Jacqueline Kim $250.00
Bret Jorgensen $250.00
Michael Janssen $250.00
BD $200.00
Amy and Jimmy Yuan $200.00
Kathryn Giblin $200.00
jochen $200.00
Jon Hopping $150.00
Melissa Houston $140.00
Louise XOXO Lam $133.99
FromOneClassicAssToAnothe... $133.33
StephSpiritSalic $133.33
FukudaFandango $133.33
Nick WhatsUrMjr Bambico $133.30
2012renewalThankYou $133.10
Maley Family $125.00
GE Foundation $100.00
Eli Lilly and Company Fou... $100.00
Steph and Andy $100.00
Dr Fun Far Jue $100.00
Beth Snellen Roberts $100.00
The Sing Family $100.00
Chad Wallin $100.00
Norman & Diane Chiu $100.00
Nick Leclerc $100.00
Karl Flaig $100.00
Morgan Pence $100.00
Neal and Anneke $100.00
Sherry Garmn $100.00
auntie lena $100.00
Curtis Thompson $100.00
Fredy Zuercher $100.00
Jason Weber $100.00
laurel morello $100.00
Bryan So $88.88
John & Pamela Rubush $80.00
Zachary Komon $50.00
Wayne Kao $50.00
Dale McCanna $50.00
Kappa $50.00
Kris & Susan $50.00
samira Dahesh $50.00
Cyndy & Bill Martin $50.00
Mary $40.00
:) $40.00
40 for 40 $40.00
Wahine Kai Shave Ice $39.47
Mark N. Walden $25.04
Silvana Barillas $25.00
Alfred and Chris Ho $25.00
Emily Lefler $25.00
Tina Parker $25.00
Christopher Kanaar $25.00
Katie & Zac $25.00
Thanks for lunch! $18.00
ThePowerOfThree $16.93
Jillian Basinger $15.00
Amber Johnson $15.00
Melissa Beninger $15.00
Breanne Lizak $15.00
Merry Christmas! $10.00
Arlette Sherrill