This one's for you Mom

This one's for you Mom
Jan 15, 2009 by Denise Garratt

Walking to Save Lives

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

I'm training to walk the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training .

All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives.

I am completing this marathon in memory of my mom-in-law who lost her battle with leukemia this January 3rd and for all individuals who are currently battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. Your gift is 100% tax deductible and your credit card statement serves as a receipt. Simply click the "DONATE NOW" to the right of our picture, and help us find a cure.

Please check back frequently for updates on my progress. I'm not letting my asthma stop me from participating in this important event and I hope you'll join me and support this worthy cause.

Donations of all sizes are very appreciated. Thank you for helping,



5/9/09 20 Miles! This was the dry run to make sure we're well prepared for the actual day. I have to say that it was an amazing feeling to finish the 20 miles and feel GREAT both physically and mentally at the end of it. I attribute it to so many things, first and foremost - great coaching - Thank you Susan, Cheryl, John, my mentor Debbie as well as all the other mentors out there giving their time and encouragement and dedication not only to us, but to the cause. The commradierie of our fellow team members is undescribable and without it, our journey just wouldn't be the same.

Certainly not last, our families. The support group that lives with us day in and day out. Eddie, Andy and Josh have supported me every step of the way - understanding when I wake them up for those early morning training sessions and come home well past dinner for the mid-week training sessions in addition to other weekly training (thanks Char). Thanks for understanding my love of Thorlo socks and the excitement of a fresh pair of shoes! I couldn't do it without you. ;)

I can never forget the reason for my participation - the quest for a cure, and for "Mom". A woman I adored who fought valiantly and gracefully til the end. Love ya Mom.


4/25/09 18 Miles! Today is out second longest walk before the big day. We'll back down for a week then walk 20 miles. Time to test what's going to work best in terms of food/hydration/energy etc.

3/7/09 Completed 11 miles -woohoo!


2/28/09 Completed 8 miles and learned that Jelly Belly makes sports beans - you know my sweet tooth.. ;)



Supporter Comments

    "Admire your courage & dedication. We wish you the best with the walk."

    Argiris Family

    Thu Mar 12 01:37:45 EDT 2009

    "What a great way to honor your mom-in law's memory!"

    Brenda & Joe Stiehl

    Fri Jan 30 12:12:14 EST 2009

    "Good Luck, Denise!"

    Pauline Mulvey

    Tue Mar 10 06:48:17 EDT 2009

    "Hey Denise - It is so good to hear from you. My heart is full with the story of your mother in law. I didn't know you have asthma... We're good here. Crazy times in the retail brokerage world, but we're steady as she goes. Please say Hello to Eddie - I am sorry for his, and your loss. Sounds like a dear, dear woman. Rock on with your Marathon training. All the best- Dave"

    David Brigham

    Mon Mar 09 04:40:15 EDT 2009

    "Happy to be able to honor the memories of Bryna & Jim's Dad, Walter Allan"

    Marianna Allan

    Mon Mar 09 04:22:31 EDT 2009

    "Denise, Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this worthy cause. Sue and I wish you and Eddie the best in your time of sorrow and hope to see you both soon."

    Lou and Sue

    Mon Mar 09 01:43:28 EDT 2009

    "Always in our thoughts Bryna!"

    Jeff Gaskin

    Tue Mar 03 08:58:54 EST 2009

    "We love and miss you Bry.. "

    Paula Gallardo

    Tue Mar 03 08:53:46 EST 2009

    "My dear Heather you will forever live in my heart!!!!! Miss you so very much buddy. Til we meat again<3"

    William Earley

    Fri Sep 09 04:29:07 EDT 2016

    "Not a single day goes by where you don't enter my thoughts. I think of that contagious smile, that warm and loving embrace, and the uncanny ability to know just what to say in any moment. I will always miss and love you! Until we meet again. "

    William Earley

    Mon Jun 06 10:38:11 EDT 2016

    "Good luck Dave!"

    Thu Mar 30 03:44:34 EDT 2017

    "What a wonderful organization. And what great work your doing, NOLA Yacht Club #LeukemiaRegatta esp. Dave Erwin who is always an outstanding organizer for good! Love & Support from N.M."

    Mon Dec 19 09:45:59 EST 2016

    "Tilden-Coil Heroes for Heroes donation"

    Leo Quinn

    Tue Sep 26 12:03:25 EDT 2017

    "Good luck Mary!!"

    Laverne Richards

    Wed Aug 24 05:02:38 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,055.00 | Goal: $2,000.00
103 %

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My Thanks To

Soft-Pak $250.00
Harry Pickett $150.00
Joanie Garratt $100.00
T $100.00
Tom Henderson $100.00
Management Recruiters $100.00
trabian shorters $100.00
carla walsh $100.00
Karen Kleis $75.00
Leo Quinn $50.00
Carl Edmond $50.00
Argiris Family $50.00
Mary Thompson $50.00
Pauline Mulvey $50.00
Michelle Tompkins $50.00
Lou and Sue $50.00
Paula Gallardo $50.00
Jewel Johnson $50.00
tracey schwengel $50.00
Brenda & Joe Stiehl $50.00
Becky Rhone-Nowlan $25.00
Laverne Richards $25.00
Denise Garratt $25.00
Bob Zarubin $25.00
Marianna Allan $25.00
Michael Garrett $25.00
Sheila Botelho $25.00
Jeff Gaskin $25.00
Michael Westerfield $25.00
Edward Garratt $25.00
Doreen Martin $25.00
The League Chiropractic C... $20.00
Ursula Williams $20.00
Mark Giaimo $20.00
Mary Schruba $20.00
William Earley $15.00
David Brigham $10.00