2019 TEAM IN TRAINING - BEER RAFFLE FUNDRAISER

2019 TEAM IN TRAINING - BEER RAFFLE FUNDRAISER
Feb 14, 2019

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR THIS YEARS TEAM IN TRAINING BEER RAFFLE FUNDRAISER FROM ANY BREWERIES - LETS MAKE THIS YEAR THE BIGGEST AND BEST YET!!

 

- ONE ENTRY WILL BE GIVEN TO EVERY $5 DONATION

- 5 ENTRIES WILL BE GIVEN TO EVERY $20 DONATION

 

PREVIOUS BREWERY SPONSORS:

PNW BREWERS: ASLAN, BAERLIC, BLOCK 15, BONEYARD, BUOY, ECLIPTIC, FORT GEORGE, GILGAMESH, LAURELWOOD, MAZAMA, PUBLIC COAST, PFRIEM, STORMBREAKER, UPRIGHT, AND WIDMER BROTHERS

TEMECULA VALLEY BREWERIES - 8 BIT, AFTERSHOCK, BALLAST POINT, BLACK MARKET, CRAFT BREW REPUBLIC, CRAFT BREWING, ELECTRIC BREWING, GARAGE BREWING, IRON FIRE, KARL STRAUS, RELENTLESS, AND WIENS

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STILL RUNNING FOR CAMERON
Feb 14, 2019

 

WHAT A JOURNEY IT HAS BEEN

I don’t think it is a coincidence that I happen to be writing this post on Valentines Day since it was 7 years ago when what was supposed to be a nice romantic night of watching tv and sipping champagne quickly turned for the worse when Cameron woke up with uncontrollable coughing right after we opened the champagne.  Cameron stayed home from school the next day and soon a simple blood test requested by our pediatrician got us sent to Radys Childrens Hospital.  We were so clueless when we packed a small overnight bag when we headed there - we did not know what was about to flip our lives upside down.  

Luckily our story has a happy ending - Cameron is now 10 years old, almost as tall as her mother (but has bigger shoes then her), she loves art, animals, ran her first 5K last year, and made her TV debut on the Bachelor!

It seems so long ago that back in February 2012 I was sitting in the hospital room still in shock and feeling helpless after hearing my daughter Cameron's Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia diagnosis - I did not know what else to do but google "Leukemia fundraising" and the majority of links that came up were for LLS and Team in Training.  I was never a runner (actually hated the idea of running - especially when I was forced to run in high school sports), but I decided then and there that I was going to sign up for a half marathon.  My family laughed at me and even said "Don't you have to run to do a half marathon?" - but now 7 years later I can proudly say that I have finished the following races:

2012 Disneyland Half Marathon

2013 RNR San Diego Half Marathon

2014 RNR San Diego Marathon

2014 RNR Las Vegas Half Marathon

2015 Vancouver Marathon

2015 RNR San Diego Marathon

2015 RNR Los Angeles Half Marathon

2015 RNR Las Vegas Half Marathon

2016 Yellowstone Half Marathon

2016 RNR San Diego Half Maraton

2017 RNR Seatlle Marathon

Not bad for someone that wasn't a runner right?  Needless to say I was running with a purpose - for my daughter Cameron and for all the other families that struggle with similar diagnoses of loved ones.  

Cameron was one of the lucky ones since she finished treatment in 2014 and is now cancer free but had a bad side effect that caused her to walk on her toes which required surgery on both of her achilles tendons to lengthen them last year.  We still have a long way to go to cure all cancers and to minimize the harmful side effects of the chemotherapies. 

This year I have signed up for the Pacific Crest Marathon in Bend.  I continue to run for my daughter, but I also run for Team bstrong who my friend and TNT teamate Bernard is a constant inspiration for his battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and also in memory of our friend Brittany C. who lost her battle to Lymphoma.

Thank you to all those who have donated in previous years but unfortunately the fight is not over so we still need to help fund treatments that save lives every day; like immunotherapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. You may not know it, but every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies such as these.  Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help get us all closer to a world without blood cancers.

 

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Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help get us all closer to a world without blood cancers.

 

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Supporter Comments

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    "Cameron I'll never forget how strong you are ---pa pa "
     

    Phil and star santa cruz

    Wed Apr 24 12:59:20 EDT 2019

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    "2 Corinthians 9: 6-7"
     

    Anonymous

    Wed Apr 24 01:00:48 EDT 2019

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    "Dear Cousin Mike, what is near to your 💜 is near and dear to mine as well. God Bless you all 😘"
     

    MJ Halloran

    Wed Apr 24 02:04:57 EDT 2019

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    "Miss running with you guys."
     

    Scott Coffeen

    Wed Apr 24 04:36:09 EDT 2019

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    "Your perseverance, heart and strength are inspirational. Love to you all 😘"
     

    Kathleen Flaherty

    Wed Apr 24 10:11:51 EDT 2019

  •  
    "Good luck Mike!"
     

    The Seely Family

    Wed May 01 12:41:27 EDT 2019

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    "Mike, we are so proud of you and your commitment to Cam and LLS. Keep fighting!"
     

    Nonnie and Grandpa Jack

    Wed May 01 11:15:16 EDT 2019

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    "Love you guys!"
     

    Maggie Sonnemann

    Sun Jun 02 12:45:36 EDT 2019

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,485.40 | Goal: $3,000.00
 
83 %

My Team

 
Team Total: $104,705.51 | Goal: $100,000.00

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Join Michael Strobel in the Mission to wipe out blood cancer:

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In Honor of

Cameron Strobel

My Thanks To

Nonnie and Grandpa Jack $100.00
The Seely Family $50.00
Scott Coffeen $50.00
MJ Halloran $50.00
Phil and star santa cruz $50.00
Glen & Sarah Tulk  
Maggie Sonnemann  
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Kim Santa Cruz  
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Kathleen Flaherty  
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Jon Myalls  
Elliot Mann