My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Mar 25, 2010 by Mary Shvodian

Racing to Save Lives

Welcome to my Team In Training home page - Relentless for the Cure!

I'm training to participate in an endurance event as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. This time I am taking the easy way out and running the last leg of the Rock N Roll Marathon in San Diego on June 6th. I got the owners of the company I work for to join the team as well as our top salesman! So, while I don't have to run as far, I did get three more people to experience all the rewards that come with being involved with 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 event in honor of all individuals who are 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! I have a special Honored Teammate this year - Lara Roberts Futrell - thankfully she is in remission from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I have known Lara since she was born and that is her in the photo with her two adorable children. They all came to a fundraiser I held in Maryland in April. It was great to see her looking and doing so well.

There are plenty more patients out there that aren't as lucky as Lara. Therefore, my relentless race for the cure continues! Thanks for visiting my website and helping to find a cure!!

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.

I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support! (I have 3 websites now... I am also signed up to do the Seattle Rock N Roll half marathon on June 26 and the Nike half on Oct 17 - both with TNT - so I wasn't kidding, my relentless race goes on!!)


Update - May 10

The 5k on Saturday was awesome. It was so wonderful to run with so many young girls who were so excited to be out there. Then I went to my favorite TNT run spot - Spanish Landing - to meet up with my teammates. I helped cheer in the final runners and also got a much needed massage. :-)

Tomorrow night is the kick off for the new fall season. I'm very excited about that - I think I even recruited a few new people. I'm looking forward to meeting all my mentees (I am going to be a mentor again) and seeing Kyle and his family.

Update - May 6

Plans are underway for the revival of the Rock Star Party fundraiser. It should be a blast - May 22 from 8 to midnight at the Town & Country Resort in Mission Valley. Come like you are going to a concert or you are the concert!! I can't decide what Rock Star to be!!! Let me know if you want tickets - $15 each gets you in, a free drink, a raffle ticket and some light appetizers. $25 gets you all that plus 8 more raffle tickets. You can put your tickets in the buckets for whatever prizes you want or for the prize wheel of fun - spin the wheel and win a prize.

As for my running, my body has recovered from the train run. This weekend I am doing a 5k on Saturday with the Girls on the Run group. It will be great to see our girls cross that finish line. Race day for RNR SD is one month away!! Yikes - I better step up my fundraising efforts!

xoxo, Mary


My Fundraising Total

Raised: $525.00 | Goal: $5,000.00
11 %

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My Thanks To

HBH Bethesda Inc $130.00
Colleen Murillo $111.00
Kim Ross $80.00
Andrew Gregor $50.00
Helen Kerner $40.00
Tina Paisley $40.00
Denise & Paul Strahm $25.00
Corey Atteridge $25.00
Beverly D. Titus $20.00
MaryAnne Shvodian $20.00
Andy & Christine Wilson $17.00
Vanessa Baltierrez $10.00
Racheal Shake $10.00
Leah Baltierrez $10.00
Jerry & Lisa Lachowsky $10.00
Mary Shvodian $2.00