My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Feb 03, 2009 by Jen Lawrence

Racing to Save Lives.

One Step at a Time.

Welcome to Jen's Team In Training home page!

As the parents of four children under the age of five, including our four-year-old triplets, my husband Charlie and I have our hands extremely full. We often wonder how we could have more time in the day to do things that are important to us ... like eat. Or shower.

Or sleep.

But when our friend Deana Reynolds, a mother to two young sons, was diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma and given a grim prognosis, we both felt like we needed to do something to show our support to her, and to the numerous family and friends that have been affected by cancer. Several of our family and friends are waging their cancer battles, still.

But too many others have been lost.

What could we do to help?

What could we do to make a difference?

What could we do other than bake another lasagna and say another prayer for the family?

Ultimately, we decided to carve time out of our busy lives to train for and run the San Diego Rock-N-Roll Marathon on May 31, 2009. This is no small feat considering we are not runners. And we have four small children that we homeschool. And we work. And sometimes we like to eat. And shower.

And sleep.

But by participating in this event, we will be raising funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. So I am asking YOU to help by making a tax-deductible donation to our fundraising campaign.

Even though Charlie and I have both reached our fundraising minimum goals - we are inspired to raise as much money as we can for this important cause.

Each donation helps accelerate finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. More than 823,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers. We hope that our participation in Team In Training will help bring them hope and support. And it will get us one step to the ultimate finish line ... a cure.

Thank you for your contribution, generosity and well wishes. If you can say a prayer for our friend, Deana, we thank you for that, too.

We wish for you love, peace & good health!!

Charlie & Jen

William, Carolyn, Elizabeth & Henry


Supporter Comments

    "I admire you and Charlie so much. Cancer has ravaged my family. I will try to donate to Charlie's next month, and Margaret the next. Bless you all for your charity."

    Lynn Bartee (Lorie's Mom-in-law)

    Fri Feb 06 02:25:04 EST 2009

    "Cheering you on from DC!"

    Amy Cress

    Fri Feb 06 10:36:56 EST 2009

    "You can do it, Jen !!"

    Jacqueline Sointu

    Fri Feb 06 04:28:56 EST 2009

    "I read your blog and just wanted to wish you luck! Thanks for doing this!"

    Steph A

    Sat Feb 07 11:02:03 EST 2009

    "Jen - So proud of you guys for undertaking this great feat. Think of Andrea during the race. She is rooting you on from above!! Cousin Sue"

    Sue Coleman

    Sat Feb 14 11:49:46 EST 2009

    "I read your blog and also know Deana from Carolyn's. You can do this."


    Sat Feb 14 08:41:28 EST 2009

    "Good luck with your training. This is such a great program, and I keep your friend in my thoughts."

    Liz J

    Fri Feb 20 06:10:35 EST 2009

    "From RESOLVE board days "ajdub" You can totally do this!"


    Fri Feb 20 08:46:55 EST 2009

    "I plan this to be the first of many donations."

    Jacqui (aka QJ)

    Sat Feb 21 10:18:50 EST 2009

    "This is my allowance money! I had to work HARD for this money and really hope this works. Michael Jr."

    Michael Kebadjian Jr.

    Wed Feb 25 09:46:58 EST 2009

    "I have really enjoyed reading your blog. I've found you to be so honest and full of integrity. I agree with you so much and appreciate your humility. I am motivated to train for a 10 K run thanks to your blog. I'm sorry to hear your counts have fallen - I find your site so professional and clever. The only thing I can think of is so many people are finding Facebook and it really is a time killer. Karen Powell Germany "

    Karen Powell

    Mon Mar 09 04:22:22 EDT 2009

    "You are an inspiration! As a fellow triplet +1 mom, I am amazed how you and your hubby do this! Please sign me up for the KA give away. I would love to win it for my mom - a stomach cancer survivor! "

    Giovanna Hammond - KA

    Mon Mar 16 03:36:46 EDT 2009

    "I don't need a diaper bag or anything kid related, so please don't waste an entry in the raffle on me. But, after losing my husband to intestinal cancer last year, I do so NEED to help as much as I can to fight cancer of all kinds. I am so proud of Deana and her family for putting up the fight they are just now and am thrilled that she seems to be winning. You, Jen, are a phenomenon. I don't have any children and have trouble getting around to running a 6 mile route once in a while, not to mention training for a marathon. Whew, go for it, girl! And go for it Deana! I am rooting for all of you."

    Kathie Erichsen

    Sat Apr 04 11:46:42 EDT 2009

    "What a great cause!!!"

    Suna - PBK

    Sun Apr 12 11:47:45 EDT 2009



    Sun Apr 12 11:48:25 EDT 2009

    "PBK- although if I win, I will have a different shipping address. Thank you so much. What a great contest."

    Sheelagh Santoro

    Sat Apr 18 07:32:25 EDT 2009



    Sat Apr 18 07:33:01 EDT 2009

    "Thanks for all that you are doing!"


    Mon Apr 20 12:01:21 EDT 2009

    "Jen -- good luck with the marathon -- you will do great. I love reading your blog. Thank you for inspiring me to do more and be a better person."

    Joan Fanning

    Mon Apr 20 12:37:34 EDT 2009

    "You guys rock! Since you are so awesome at fundraising, you gotta plan for Lavaman next! I (Sylvie) just finished my 1st half marathon yesterday, despite mild case of bronchitus AND sinus infection. Ugh! Keep up the great work! Wish we could be there to cheer you on! xoxoxoxoxo"

    Andrew Higgins & Sylvie Bourgeois Higgins

    Mon May 18 11:47:06 EDT 2009

    "Thank you for the support everyone! Remembering you always and especially tonight as we walk for a cure. Love you and miss you Uncle Phil<3 I'm so happy we are all coming together for such a special cause. "

    Fri Oct 11 06:03:52 EDT 2013

    "Go Tracy!"

    Sun Jan 26 07:47:08 EST 2014

    "Great job with your running!!!"

    Fri Feb 21 08:53:52 EST 2014

    "You're almost there :-) ! "

    Candy Stacks

    Wed Oct 12 10:02:53 EDT 2016

    "Thank you Kuyu, I posted this on my FB page as well. Please donate, No amount too small, Kyla touched the lives of many people and though her loss leaves us heartbroken please keep her memory alive in your heart in your thoughts and through your donation. Many Thanks"

    Tue Aug 23 10:53:01 EDT 2016

    "Im Proud of You Olivia...."

    Thu Aug 18 09:13:03 EDT 2016

    "This is for 4 t-shirts. Two smalls and two extra large. The Giudicessi family is so proud to walk with Team Cameron! Love you guys! I will pick up the shirts from you guys."

    Linda Olivo (PBK)

    Wed Aug 17 10:28:59 EDT 2016

    "XL shirt please Cam & Fam &#128077;&#127996;&#128587;&#127995;"

    Linda Olivo (PBK)

    Wed Aug 17 07:07:03 EDT 2016

    "T-shirt Large Can pick it up or get it at Woodward sometime! Love you brother, stay up!!! "

    Linda Olivo (PBK)

    Tue Aug 16 08:10:28 EDT 2016

    "Please help me fight Leukemia!!"

    Tue Aug 16 09:18:36 EDT 2016

    "My Baby Girl will always live in the many hearts that she touched "

    Mon Aug 15 09:37:09 EDT 2016

    "We will ALWAYS love and remember our Kyla!"

    Mon Aug 15 08:34:26 EDT 2016


    Sun Aug 14 03:29:54 EDT 2016

    "Sue, Hope the treatments are helping and not too harsh. Tom and I think of and pray for you often! Lots of love, Tom and Terri"


    Mon Aug 08 12:08:24 EDT 2016

    "Praying for Nanny Puma!!!"

    Thu Aug 04 04:16:17 EDT 2016

    "Kikuyu I know you loved her and miss her terribly. She lives in our memories and this fundraiser will help those with the disease. Drwholeo"

    Thu Aug 04 11:32:56 EDT 2016

    "Kikuyu - I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. LLS is a wonderful organization - I've run several races with them and am so glad that you are donating your time and talent to supporting them. Missing you and praying for your strength my friend."

    Thu Aug 04 10:06:53 EDT 2016

    "Hope you reach your goal Kikuyu."

    Thu Aug 04 08:40:40 EDT 2016

    "Kikuyu, Kyla would be proud! Please everyone, donate. A $5.00 donation is much more than no donation at all. I love you Kikuyu! "

    Tue Aug 02 09:12:04 EDT 2016

    "Keep up the good work Cam! Dave & Ritz Pauling"

    Linda Olivo (PBK)

    Tue Jul 19 04:58:14 EDT 2016

    "Go Cam & Fam!!! - Gifford"

    Linda Olivo (PBK)

    Sun Jul 17 09:12:49 EDT 2016

    "Proud of Cameron! Keep fighting! Maribeth, Jeff, Amanda, and Emily"

    Linda Olivo (PBK)

    Wed Jul 13 10:36:03 EDT 2016

    "Best wishes for success with your "Light The Night Walk"!! Keep up the good fight, Cam! You are an inspiration to all!"

    Linda Olivo (PBK)

    Wed Jul 13 03:06:24 EDT 2016

    "Thinking of you guys, Will! Mikel & Beth"

    Linda Olivo (PBK)

    Wed Jul 06 01:47:08 EDT 2016

    "I wish I were rich; I would definitely fund this worthwhile research big time. Love to all the Petersons. Yours is a family journey."

    Linda Olivo (PBK)

    Wed Jul 06 01:17:38 EDT 2016

    "Jackson's aunt Pilar"

    Jacqueline BOB Trainer

    Fri Feb 12 08:50:13 EST 2016

    "We donate in honor of Callie, our neighbor & pre-school classmate, and her family. Callie lost her battle with JMML on 7/10/12. "

    Jacqueline BOB Trainer

    Thu Feb 11 10:57:26 EST 2016

    "Thank you for this effort. We are grateful for the opportunity to pitch in."

    Jacqueline BOB Trainer

    Tue Feb 09 08:55:18 EST 2016

    "So proud of you, my friend!"

    Fri Apr 18 09:46:04 EDT 2014

    "Good luck in helping fight this terrible disease. Praying for a cure."

    Sat Mar 15 08:44:51 EDT 2014

    "Go cuz! Keep running. "

    Sat Feb 22 07:37:45 EST 2014

    "In memory and honor of too many. Best wishes, Christi. Love ya'!"

    Thu Sep 01 02:54:07 EDT 2016

    "For my mother-in-law, Bonnie! An amazing inspiration and incredible fighter!"

    Wed Aug 24 10:28:39 EDT 2016

    "Praying for your continued good health! Your sister, Lucretia"

    Sandy R (PBK)

    Wed Aug 24 10:20:43 EDT 2016

    "Good luck Stella! "

    Candy Stacks

    Mon Nov 21 01:46:12 EST 2016

    "Good luck, Christi! You are an inspiration. <3"

    Fri Oct 21 09:27:55 EDT 2016

    "Thank you for your good deeds!"

    Wed Oct 12 11:04:01 EDT 2016

    "For Kyla"

    Tue Oct 04 04:53:39 EDT 2016

    "Donation to match Aoife Sands' donation of $100 through Xelay Foundation employee match program. Good luck!!"

    Fri Sep 30 08:47:24 EDT 2016

    "Love you, Flores Family! From the Clark Family"

    Jennifer Bloxham (PBK)

    Tue Sep 27 09:57:38 EDT 2016

    "Proud of you Christi!"

    Tue Sep 20 03:41:37 EDT 2016

    "Go Stela! So proud of you!"

    Candy Stacks

    Mon Sep 19 02:03:51 EDT 2016

    "I'd like a t-shirt to help support Cameron! Large size please. I talked to Jeremy and he said he could mail it to me."

    Linda Olivo (PBK)

    Mon Sep 19 11:01:04 EDT 2016

    "Tshirts! XXL, XXL, XS, S (unless you think both Charlie and Allienshould get XS's)"

    Linda Olivo (PBK)

    Sat Sep 17 09:53:19 EDT 2016

    "Help to wipe away all Leukemia, Steve lost his battle In 1984"

    Mon Sep 12 09:09:54 EDT 2016

    "t-shirt sales at fantasy draft"

    Linda Olivo (PBK)

    Mon Sep 12 09:19:30 EDT 2016

    "Kyla, a beautiful and talented person."

    Sun Sep 11 05:16:15 EDT 2016

    "T-shirts 2(L & XXXL) I can pick them up"

    Linda Olivo (PBK)

    Thu Sep 08 10:03:46 EDT 2016

    "Good luck Christi!!!"

    Mon Sep 05 04:06:55 EDT 2016

    "I have amazing memories with Kyla, she will always be in my heart"

    Fri Sep 02 10:31:24 EDT 2016

    "Christi! You are so amazing! I am donating in honor of my dad, and in memory of my grandma. God bless you! "

    Thu Sep 01 09:12:25 EDT 2016

    "Great job Aine! "

    Wed Aug 31 02:28:30 EDT 2016

    "2 t-shirts please! One medium, one large. Mail to: Alissa Sarno 9876 castle ridge circle Littleton, co 80129 Thank you! Keep up the fight, Cam! "

    Linda Olivo (PBK)

    Sun Aug 28 11:00:40 EDT 2016

    "From all your brothers in the League of Whiners. Be strong, we have your backs."

    Linda Olivo (PBK)

    Tue Aug 23 10:59:26 EDT 2016

    "T-Shirts 2 shirts 1 - M 1 - XXL I will get my shirts from you"

    Linda Olivo (PBK)

    Wed Aug 17 01:04:34 EDT 2016

    "This is for the T Shirt. Size L (just 1) I will pick up at ARAG when ready. Sorry I can't be a part of the walk. Keep fighting the fight. "

    Linda Olivo (PBK)

    Wed Aug 17 07:44:09 EDT 2016

    " I am SO IN! 1 - XL 1 - M 2 - Sm Cameron - YOU ROCK for your perseverance and determination! Praying for you and your family all the time. XOXO"

    Linda Olivo (PBK)

    Tue Aug 16 10:33:22 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,101.21 | Goal: $1,750.00
177 %

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

My Thanks To

Kathie Erichsen $250.00
John & Candy Rodal $250.00
Joan Fanning $100.00
Tracy Roth $100.00
Stephanie Asheim $100.00
Kathleen Langley $100.00
Karen Powell $100.00
Alice Meredith $100.00
Elizabeth Foley $100.00
Maggie Nixon $100.00
Aunt Grace $100.00
Kelley O'Dell $100.00
Lynn Bartee (Lorie's Mom-... $100.00
The Walkowiak family $51.21
Jill Jones $50.00
Giovanna Hammond - KA $50.00
Lori Korn $50.00
Teresa Reyes $50.00
Melissa Silver $50.00
Sue Coleman $50.00
Steph A $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Tina Bredeson $30.00
Andrew Higgins & Sylvie B... $25.00
Keely Dines- PBK $25.00
Jacqueline BOB Trainer $25.00
Jennifer Potter-Miller $25.00
Sarah Welch $25.00
David Wright $25.00
Jessica Johnson $25.00
Carrie Brannon $25.00
Margaret O'Leary $25.00
Cheri Rouse $25.00
Victoria Bennett $25.00
Luckygirl $25.00
Liz J $25.00
Geena Hansen $25.00
Carrie Gresham $25.00
Leslie Fitzgerald $25.00
Amy Cress $25.00
Jan Lindgren $25.00
Melissa Koch $25.00
karen moden PBK! $20.00
Sadia Rodriguez $20.00
Mandi Calame $20.00
Sandy, Shawn, and Elia $20.00
Susan Pearce $20.00
Denise Armbruster $20.00
Sandy R (PBK) $15.00
Carrie Brannon - PBK $15.00
Linda Olivo (PBK) $15.00
Luckygirl $15.00
Cora $15.00
Lorraine $15.00
IDT $10.00
Jennifer Bloxham (PBK) $10.00
Beth B. (PBK) $10.00
Darlene (PBK) $10.00
Susan Morrissey PBK $10.00
Katie Isaacs $10.00
Kathy Hunter $10.00
Mandi (PBK) $10.00
Suna - PBK $10.00
Sarah Tudor $10.00
Ann Landfair $10.00
Carmen Bunck $10.00
Candy Stacks $5.00
Jacqueline PBK Trainer $5.00
Sheelagh Santoro $5.00
JenJen Qld $5.00
Carmen (PBK) Bunck $5.00
Leslie Fitzgerald PBK $5.00
Samantha Cleys $5.00
Becky Long $5.00
Jo-Ann Rogan $5.00
Michael Kebadjian Jr. $5.00
Jacqui (aka QJ) $5.00
Donna Hulme $5.00
Michelle Williams $5.00
Mila McClain $5.00
barbara coomans $5.00
Amanda $5.00
My Boys Teacher $5.00
Karen Moden $5.00
Sarah Tudor $5.00
Wendy Voth $5.00
Anne Marie Holohan  
Jacqueline Sointu