My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Feb 06, 2012

Welcome to my Team In Training page!

I have been working hard training! I am so blessed by everyone's love and support! I am very happy working with Team in Training and supporting the LLS!

Every time I train with team I hear more and more stories of what the money raised is doing to help fight blood cancer.

I am really trying to finish up fundraising for this event and actually move forward with the summer team. I feel honored to be a part of the fight against blood cancers and my journey is not done yet!!!

Thanks to everyone who has been donating and coming out to my events!

I love you all and am so thankful for the support!!!

More ways you can get involved to help!!!

Feb 20th Pasta Dinner and raffle

GREAT PRIZES! Tickets to whale watch, fishing, coffee, art, jewelry, restaurant gift certificates, sporting goods discounts, passes to local attractions!! Please plan to attend with the whole family!

Save the dates & thanks for the support!!!

so that my page does not get super full of updates I am going to try to keep it short, simple and basic BUT I will let you know here when I update my BLOG! I will try to keep that fully up to date with pictures and share all my trainings, successes challenges and experiences along my journey!!!

Here is a picture from my first training ride with the team! Check out my blog for more pictures and my training update!!!!

If you don't know my story I will share a bit of it here. I am a single mom with 2 beautiful kids Martin age 8 and Katalina age 4. I work for Kaiser Permanente in their after hours nurse advice call center as a screener since Oct 2008. I was born and raised in San Diego. We live and go to church in Mission Valley. I stay at home during the day and homeschool my kids and work in the evenings when they spend time with their dad.

My favorite past time is deep sea fishing. I never expected to find another passion later on in my life but...In May 2010 I participated in my first mini-triathlon. Before that I had never done anything athletic since high school. BUT something happened and a new person was born! Since that first race I have done 3 more triathlons (sprint distance), a half marathon and a full marathon!

I believe God had a plan and purpose in me becoming a triathlete. His plan was revealed to me when my brother was diagnosed with Leukemia in August 2010. Just a few months later he lost his battle with cancer in Dec 2010 at the age of 35. I understood how this affects not only the person with the illness but the impact on family and friends. Our loss was devastating. Watching my brother fight for his life taught me what true will and determination look like. I knew I wanted to race to honor him, in his memory. I wanted to represent him and all our family. I will live my life to the fullest, healthiest, happiest I can. Dedicate my training to him. For him I will push myself further then I have ever gone before. This is for loving memory of Noel Peter Diamond

I have a mission-to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’m participating in the Lavaman Triathlon April 1, 2012 an olympic distance race (my longest yet) as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. 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 and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.

Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.

This is me after my most recent race

My other hobby

My bro with my kids

Our family

This is my warrior, my hero and my inspiration!!

Our angel looks after all us girls from heaven now...

with Rebecca (cousin) Thanksgiving 2010


Supporter Comments

    "Katie you are so inspiring! Keep up the good work and May Noel's Memory be eternal."

    Patty Diamond Ladas and Family

    Fri Feb 10 12:00:25 EST 2012

    "Good luck Katie!"

    Shawna Wentlandt

    Tue Jan 31 10:30:55 EST 2012

    "You're awesome. In the real, worthy-of-awe, sense. Keep it up!"

    Mike Clarken

    Thu Jan 26 07:19:06 EST 2012

    "Katie-we know your ambition will help you in this race and we are praying that they find a cure :) Love you"

    The Davis Family

    Wed Dec 28 05:24:37 EST 2011

    "We love you Katie!!! Go for it...."

    Frank & Kathy

    Sun Dec 25 09:28:45 EST 2011

    "This represents a portion of the proceeds I made by selling my homemade potttery at work this week, as well as donations from a couple of people. Keep working hard and I hope to see you soon."

    Jennifer Atkins

    Fri Dec 16 06:48:02 EST 2011

    "I'm proud of you! Keep up the good work. "

    Christian Pratt

    Thu Dec 15 01:00:24 EST 2011

    "We love you and are very proud!"

    George & Jeanne Diamond

    Sun Oct 30 05:25:38 EDT 2011

    "Katie, we'll be praying for you and cheering for you! You got this!"

    John and Rosalie Concepcion

    Tue Oct 18 10:59:26 EDT 2011

    "Best Wishes Katie. Just keep pushing forward, one foot in front of the other."

    Marianne Lindsay & Jennifer Jones

    Wed Oct 05 11:38:53 EDT 2011

    "I'm so proud of you! Good luck! Do it for Noel! :)"

    Rebecca Diamond

    Tue Nov 15 01:49:26 EST 2011

    "Hey Katie I started my relationship with LLS and tri's in 1999 when I had a cancer scare. What a great tribute to your brother! Best of luck. Say hi to the LLS team for me, im sure there are some old timers around......."

    bridget wisner

    Fri Nov 11 05:33:31 EST 2011

    "Katie - You inspire me everyday! Love You!"

    Stacey Brennen

    Tue Jan 31 02:26:03 EST 2012

    "Kick BUTT Katie! Love TNT. you are going to be blown away! Enjoy this experience!"

    Ron and Mandy Morrow

    Thu Oct 06 02:04:32 EDT 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,500.00 | Goal: $4,500.00
100 %

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

My Thanks To

Breakfast Fundraiser $365.00
Frank & Kathy $250.00
Fisherman's Landing $200.00
Point Loma Sportfishing $200.00
Jennifer Atkins $200.00
Karaoke Fundraiser $175.00
Pat Villavicencio Villavi... $165.00
Christian Pratt $101.80
John Rokocz $101.00
mom & dad $100.00
Patty Diamond Ladas and F... $100.00
Michelle Huber $100.00
The Davis Family $100.00
Janelle Guzik $100.00
Robyn Conners $100.00
Jenelle Harmon $100.00
Pam Chauvin $100.00
bridget wisner $100.00
George & Jeanne Diamond $100.00
Jennifer Atkins $100.00
William Diamond $50.00
Dary Fulasz $50.00
Michele Merenbloom $50.00
Capriccios Restaurant $50.00
Dary Fulasz $50.00
B G Toppari $50.00
Erica Navales $50.00
Karen Gallagher $50.00
Rebecca Diamond $50.00
Andria Rohrbach $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Ron and Mandy Morrow $50.00
Summer Gamboa $40.00
Kimberly Loren $40.00
Recycling Day $33.88
Fran Arter $31.00
Lynn Bonilla $31.00
Crystal Joubert $30.00
Libertie Collins $30.00
Travis Hone $30.00
Jessica Talley $28.00
Dan Wallis $25.00
Jennifer Zercher $25.00
Ellie Conti-Parker $25.00
Stacey Brennen $25.00
Patrick Villavicencio $25.00
Liane & Josh Wilson $25.00
Desirae Leyba $25.00
Ron and Mandy Morrow $25.00
Nick Apostolopoulos $25.00
Lina Garcia $25.00
Elisabeth Coates $25.00
John and Rosalie Concepci... $25.00
Diane McCarty $25.00
Michael Silvestri $25.00
Marianne Lindsay & Jennif... $25.00
Neil Hastings $20.00
Mark Hastings $20.00
Vincent Leyba $15.00
Veronica White $15.00
Shawna Wentlandt $13.10
Paula Giovinetti $13.10
Deana Stockman $13.10
Mike Clarken $11.84
Rachel Marino $11.06
Deana Stockman $10.00
Isabel Ortiz $1.12
Gavin Cutshall