My Fundraising Page

My Determination, Your Donation
Jan 31, 2013

In the summer of 2012 I was riding in a car that was hit by a texting driver. My chest was smashed from the force of the seatbelt and I spent 2 months in bed and several more months going to physical therapy.

After the accident I was not able to feel my arms from nerve damage or even raise my arms above my shoulders. And during that time I got angry, and frustrated. I also felt a little sorry for myself…but not for long.

Everyday I watch my husband care for my father in law who is fighting cancer for the 4th time. And I recently learned my gorgeous young cousin has breast cancer. Heartbroken from their news, I quickly realized how lucky I am.

As a part of my recovery I jumped back in the pool…and that’s when I got the idea to become an Ironman triathlete. Hey, it's never too late to be who you could have been and help others in the process! So I am now training for my first Ironman…and I’m doing it as a member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training!


(1) Kick ass and complete the Ironman Lake Tahoe on September 22, 2013. (swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles, run 26.2 miles)

(2) Kick cancer’s ass by raising $10,000 (or more) for cancer research, as well as patients and their families.

How can YOU help? By donating!

Together, your donation and my determination can lead to finding cures, as well as more effective treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.

I’m improving the quality of my life by participating on #IronTeamSF and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.

Oh, did I mention I'll make you an AWESOME dance gram as a special thank you for your donation! And I post each dance gram to my YouTube Channel to continue raising awareness!

Let's do this!

Thank you!

Nicole Nicolay



Supporter Comments

    "You ARE an inspiration, Nicole!"

    Kiko Osaki

    Sat Aug 10 01:51:09 EDT 2013

    "I love you cuz! You kick some serious booty :)"

    Julie Rushing

    Wed Dec 05 07:44:41 EST 2012

    "We know a little something about cancer around here. Get ass-kicking, Nic. "

    John Schumacher

    Thu Dec 13 10:39:31 EST 2012

    "Keep on rockin' it, NikNik."

    John Lauber

    Fri Dec 28 01:34:57 EST 2012

    "Thank you, Nik Nik for your commitment to beat cancer. Ann Marie's sister, Karen, died of asbestos cancer ten years ago. She left behind a loving husband and twin eight year old boys. One of the boys developed leukemia at 3-years old and beat it by the time he was 5. As you know I am a two time survivor and blessed to have each day given me to be of service to others. We will continue so be of financial and mentoring support when the opportunities present themselves. You have created one of those opportunities. Again, thank you for your commitment to Team In Training. Until next time...Jim"

    Jim Walberg

    Sun Jan 13 06:33:07 EST 2013

    "Good luck in your efforts -- and ROCK ON!"

    Pam Sherlock

    Thu Jan 17 10:42:13 EST 2013

    "Great Video and Message! My thoughts go out to your family and father in law."

    Edward Berenbaum

    Thu Jan 17 11:02:05 EST 2013

    "Nicole - appreciate all you are doing to help kick Cancer's ass! For our friend CJay, may he benefit from all of your efforts! Jason RE/MAX Insight"

    Jason Amiss, RE/MAX Insight

    Thu Jan 17 11:23:44 EST 2013

    "Nik Nik..Your bravery and passion is an inspiration to us all. I'm honored and blessed to call you my friend. Keep rockin!!"

    Denise Boyer

    Thu Jan 17 12:05:38 EST 2013

    "Way to go Nicole! "

    Jason Farris

    Thu Jan 17 01:08:33 EST 2013

    "You're an inspiration! Thanks for all you do for this amazing cause. "

    Rachel Rusnak

    Thu Jan 17 05:04:21 EST 2013

    "In honor of my Brother in law so bravely fighting lung cancer "

    Jack Scott

    Fri Jan 18 09:28:32 EST 2013

    "Keep rockin' NikNik!"


    Sat Jan 19 01:07:13 EST 2013

    "You are a riot and an inspiration on so many levels!"

    Dennis Plintz

    Tue Jan 22 10:43:07 EST 2013

    "Nicole...your drive is truly inspiring, we wish you the best of success with your race and your fundraising for this important cause! "

    IDX Broker Team

    Tue Jan 22 12:27:03 EST 2013

    "Going through cancer treatments was one of the most bizarre and alienating experiences I've ever had - even with plenty of people supporting you, you can easily feel so alone. Despite being "cured" (still in the 5 yr. window), the experience will never leave me - it changes you forever. I hope my donation (and others) will help someone affected feel a little less alone in their battle."

    Tony Gilbert

    Wed Jan 23 10:21:22 EST 2013

    ""Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health � it rusts your spirit and your hips" ~Terri Guillemets Ride, Run, Swim, Dance, Inspire... Thank you!"

    Yvonne Arnold

    Mon Jan 28 10:37:51 EST 2013

    "Thanks Nicole. You are such an incredible spirit! Keep living at Level 10, by your Design! I normally wouldn't attach my name, my hope is that a few more of my friends get on board. Whats you goal?"

    Tom Ferry

    Wed Jan 30 09:07:57 EST 2013

    "They may have missed out on the last twenty three years of fun with the Crowley Madness they created with their nine kids, but boy, do they live on in our stories. Go Nik! Kick that cancer's ass so others may have twenty three more years with their loved ones! Thanks; you're a rockstar!"

    Ellen Ing

    Thu Jan 31 07:10:14 EST 2013

    "You are rockin' raising awareness for your cause just like you will ROCK your races. Enjoy being able to take the steps, swim the strokes, and ride the miles. "

    Kim Wood

    Sat Feb 02 11:31:59 EST 2013

    "Having a family that's been affected by cancer, it's people like you who give us hope! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ~ Neil + Linnea"

    Linnea Pinchin

    Mon Feb 04 01:08:52 EST 2013

    "I lost my hubby to colon cancer a year ago. I love everything about Team in Training and so did he. I see you at the gym working very hard and always with a big smile. Go Nicole go!! "

    Sandi Martin

    Mon Feb 11 04:38:12 EST 2013

    "Thank you for helping to kick cancer's butt and your help with my cause, too! Dedicating my financial donation to Reggie's dad."

    Julie Ziemelis

    Sat Feb 16 01:42:17 EST 2013

    "Nik - You are such an inspiration! Turning lemons to lemonade. You know how to kick ass in style. Go girl!!!!!"

    Anne Severs

    Sat Feb 23 08:50:19 EST 2013

    "I am humbled by Nicole's dedication and support to LLS.. Leukemia has touched my late husband's family twice, as well as breast cancer in two of his neice's. Thank you Nicole for your loving heart and hard work. I know you will KICK ASS girl. GO NICOLE!!!!!!"

    Roxanne Kuramoto

    Mon Mar 11 09:54:07 EDT 2013

    "Our daughter is recovering from MDS diagnosed 5 years ago. She had a bone marrow transplant 3 years ago and is a survivor, looking great and getting stronger. "


    Tue Mar 12 11:40:11 EDT 2013

    "Good Luck reaching your goal. It's great what you are doing for your cousin and others. Love,e"

    erica santos

    Tue Mar 12 02:17:49 EDT 2013

    "YOU inspire ME!"

    John Kynor and your friends from Q Realty

    Sat Mar 16 03:11:48 EDT 2013

    "Hi Nik , What an inspiration you are! Cheers, Kim Halverson"


    Wed Apr 17 04:40:04 EDT 2013

    "Nicole you inspire others to be the best they can be. You are a true rockstar!"

    Heather Ozur

    Thu Apr 18 12:27:31 EDT 2013

    "Happy Birthday Rock Star! Continue to kick cancer's ass!!!"

    Paul Talley

    Thu May 16 01:31:54 EDT 2013

    "Rock it! Can't wait to see your results. "

    Arin Reid

    Thu May 16 04:22:34 EDT 2013

    "Go get em!"

    Scott Stratten

    Wed May 22 07:02:58 EDT 2013

    "Thank you Nicole for being an amazing woman, mom and inspiration! Keep up the hard work and all the training - the race will be so much "easier" and a lot more fun. Rock it Nicole!"

    Philip Haustein

    Mon Jun 10 07:21:19 EDT 2013

    "You put it all out there, Nicole, and make it work. What an inspiration!"

    Rani Covington

    Tue Jun 11 04:22:52 EDT 2013

    "Go get em!!"

    Paul Jackson

    Tue Jun 11 08:43:34 EDT 2013

    "Congrats you just passed your goal! Enjoy the journey :)"


    Wed Jun 12 09:49:35 EDT 2013

    "Nicole...You blow me away. I am humbled by your dedication and inspiration. I am truly blessed to call you my friend. You have my deepest admiration and support for all you are doing. Your hubby ain't too bad either. Rock it out, girlfriend! Love you bunches, Michele XXXOOO"

    Michele Brodnansky

    Thu Sep 05 09:36:21 EDT 2013

    "Good luck from the Everett's, Wish we could be there to watch you. "

    Andrea & Carl Everett

    Wed Sep 11 12:46:07 EDT 2013

    "I'm totally rooting for you Nicole - you are an inspiration my friend - rock it!! xoxo"

    Katie Lance

    Tue Sep 17 08:35:01 EDT 2013

    "I'm so proud of you. You inspire, you love, you dance, you create happiness in others like only you can. I love love love you."

    Julie Sheehan

    Mon Sep 23 03:25:49 EDT 2013

    "CONGRATULATIONS, happy dancing Nicole."

    Kimberly Dotseth

    Mon Sep 23 02:17:46 EDT 2013

    "I've meant to do this for months, oy vey, you are awesome, go Nik!! So inspiring!!! Wooooooo!"

    Marianne Osberg

    Mon Sep 23 01:13:26 EDT 2013

    "Nicole, right now you are on the last 5 miles of your Ironman journey, and I am sure you have given 110% of yourself to accomplish your goal. With my gift, now your fundraising goal is at 110% as well. Congratulations!"

    Janet White

    Sun Sep 22 11:23:33 EDT 2013

    "Go IronNik... You are such an amazing inspiration! xoxo "

    Sophie Aretta

    Fri Aug 16 08:11:18 EDT 2013

    "Because I don't even know you, but believe in your mission. You will be an Ironman!"

    Erik Tasker

    Wed Jul 31 09:10:29 EDT 2013

    "Awesome effort, Nicole. Great effort for a great cause."


    Tue Jun 11 02:43:08 EDT 2013

    "Nicole, I know you will do fantastic! It has been great watching your progress on FB.Mary Ellen Baker"

    Mary Ellen Baker

    Tue Jun 11 01:43:20 EDT 2013

    "You go Girl! You are truly an inspiration to many. I have enjoyed our early mornings at the pool. "

    Chris Tibbetts

    Sun Jun 02 10:58:08 EDT 2013

    "The Dancing Unicorns of Brownie Troop 30309 have had a blast with you Miss Nicole! Thanks for being a part of our troop and inspiring our girls. Kristin and Jenn"

    The Dancing Unicorns of Brownie Troop 30309

    Thu Apr 18 01:22:53 EDT 2013

    "Swim like your gonna drown, Ride like you stole it and Run like they are chasing you. and REMEMBER... You can keep going and your legs might hurt for a week or you can quit and your mind will hurt for a lifetime.""

    Jim Marks

    Tue Apr 02 06:37:56 EDT 2013

    "You rock NikNik!"

    Jodi Marfia

    Thu Jan 24 07:32:48 EST 2013

    "Go @nik_nik and #ironteamSF - way to communicate! thanks for your inspiration and smile on a sad day @annetstone"


    Wed Jan 23 12:35:37 EST 2013

    "Great job Nicole!"

    Stephen Ronan

    Wed Jan 23 12:11:32 EST 2013

    "Keep rockin'."


    Fri Jan 18 09:27:35 EST 2013

    "Uncle Rico saw the videos and said you deserved another donation.... Run"

    Napoleon Dynamite

    Fri Jan 18 01:06:57 EST 2013

    "Just wanna pay some fee to kick cancer's ass."

    Quinn Vo

    Thu Jan 17 09:50:47 EST 2013

    "Keep up the good fight Nik Nik."


    Thu Jan 17 05:28:16 EST 2013

    "I can't wait to watch you cross that finish line. Keep dancing and inspiring!"

    Alicia Amaro

    Wed Jan 16 10:47:05 EST 2013

    "Way to go Nik Nik! I <3 TNT. "

    Rhonda Porter

    Wed Jan 16 09:04:08 EST 2013

    "xoxo Nik, go get it girl!"

    Lesley Lambert

    Wed Jan 16 07:31:20 EST 2013

    "Thanks Nik for all you do for this good cause! My wife Sharon's good friend of 35+ years lost her 11-year battle with breast cancer in 2012. Her name was Judy!"

    Steve Babbitt

    Wed Jan 16 06:16:23 EST 2013

    "You're an inspiration in SO many ways! Dance it up, girl!"

    Peggy Lyn SPEICHER

    Wed Jan 16 05:33:06 EST 2013

    "Let's kick some cancer ass. "

    Jeff Turner

    Fri Jan 11 02:19:15 EST 2013

    "My dad and father-in-law were both victims of Lymphoma, both very special people and I just want them to know I haven't forgotten them. My dad is my Guardian Angel. I have just learned my neice, Denise, has lung cancer, she's only 52 and about to be a grandmother for the first time. I'm with Nicole, let's kick Cancers ASS! "

    Clara (Ruth) Frick

    Thu Dec 27 04:35:02 EST 2012

    "Woot Woot, your a super inspirational woman and I am so happy to be able to support you and IronTeamSF!!!"

    Susie Cass

    Tue Nov 27 11:20:05 EST 2012

    "Go get em Nicole:-)"

    Napoleon Dynamite

    Tue Nov 06 04:59:40 EST 2012

    "Continue Rocking It Nik! "

    Craig Schaid

    Tue Oct 30 02:51:53 EDT 2012

    "You rock Nicole! "

    Matthews Dawn

    Mon Oct 22 10:40:30 EDT 2012

    "Nicole, you ROCK! My sister and aunt lost their battles to's time to kick cancer to the curb! Hugs, Emily"

    Emily Line

    Mon Oct 22 02:12:09 EDT 2012

    "Nicole - I wish I could do more, but I guess every little bit helps. My wife is a breast cancer survivor, so we're already pretty involved with ACS. But here's to wishing you a productive training schedule and a great IronTeam event at #IMTahoe!!"

    Terry Gearhart

    Tue Oct 23 12:46:27 EDT 2012

    "To the women of this world who show that determination, drive and sheer will can make all the difference in the world. Congrats for making your mark Nicole on a personal level and on a scale that can impact the world. WARRIOR GODDESS!"

    Kelly Mitchell

    Fri Oct 26 05:53:42 EDT 2012

    "Way to go Nik_nik iron woman! "

    Whitney Pannell

    Mon Oct 29 02:57:15 EDT 2012

    "Kick some butt!"

    Tyler Wood

    Tue Nov 20 04:58:47 EST 2012

    "You got this!!! Way to go! XOXO"

    Marianne Sekany

    Tue Nov 20 07:58:06 EST 2012

    "Thank you for everything you have always done for me -> for being an inspiration and a friend. Here is a small donation to get me started on your journey with you. You will do AMAZING!"

    Sarah Kay & Ryan Hoffman

    Wed Nov 21 03:19:45 EST 2012

    "I make my donation in the memory of my best friend of 50 years, Pam Groff, who fought and lost a one-year battle with lymphoma. Thank you Nicole, you rock!"

    Diana Biles

    Mon Oct 22 11:46:31 EDT 2012

    "Go, go go Nicole! Good luck to you!! Susan Ulatoski (Salon Tivoli)"

    Susan Ulatoski( Salon Tivoli)

    Sat Nov 17 10:26:40 EST 2012

    "I would like my dance gram to be baby's got back followed by call me maybe... "

    Ali Krebs

    Mon Nov 19 08:45:24 EST 2012

    "Thanks for fighting so hard on our behalf Nik Nik"

    Donna Smyth

    Thu Nov 29 01:04:49 EST 2012

    "You are missed."

    Larry Brumm

    Thu Nov 15 10:35:56 EST 2012

    "I make mh donation in memory of everyone that fought hard and for those who continue to fight. Go get em Nicole, you're amazing!!"

    Paige Lemmons

    Thu Nov 15 02:43:02 EST 2012

    "You are my hero!"

    Linda Davis

    Sun Nov 18 07:14:13 EST 2012

    "God Bless!"

    Jeff Chalmers

    Fri Nov 16 08:27:43 EST 2012

    "You are gonna rock that 140.6!!! One Team, One Goal, Cure Cancer, Go Team!"

    Christie Perki

    Tue Nov 27 12:32:21 EST 2012

    "Go Nicole and meet you challenge! You truly are inspiring to many and I am happy to watch and help you along your journey!"

    Diane Haley Brooks

    Mon Nov 26 11:16:59 EST 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $11,225.00 | Goal: $10,000.00
112 %

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

My Thanks To

Tom Ferry $1000.00
Paul Jackson $500.00
Scott Stratten $500.00
Dale Ross $500.00
IDX Broker Team $500.00
@TractorView $353.00
Andrea & Carl Everett $250.00
Arin Reid $250.00
John Kynor and your frien... $250.00
Sage $250.00
The Dancing Unicorns of B... $174.00
Janet White $159.00
Jay Valento $153.00
Sophie Aretta $150.00
Tony Gilbert $150.00
Jason Amiss, RE/MAX Insig... $150.00
Steve Babbitt $150.00
Napoleon Dynamite $111.00
Julie Sheehan $100.00
Marianne Osberg $100.00
Katie Lance $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Morgan & Brendan Aiello $100.00
Philip Haustein $100.00
Chris Tibbetts $100.00
Heather Ozur $100.00
Jim Marks $100.00
@ReddingVoice $100.00
Pat & Connie Strouse $100.00
Anne Severs $100.00
Julie Ziemelis $100.00
Ellen Ing $100.00
Stephen Ronan $100.00
@jmchood $100.00
Jason Farris $100.00
Rhonda Porter $100.00
Peggy Lyn SPEICHER $100.00
Jim Walberg $100.00
Jeff Turner $100.00
Clara (Ruth) Frick $100.00
Tyler Wood $100.00
Linda Davis $100.00
Kevin McQueen - Focus For... $100.00
Mac Rogers $50.00
Michele Brodnansky $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Mary Ellen Baker $50.00
erica santos $50.00
Roxanne Kuramoto $50.00
Sandi Martin $50.00
Linnea Pinchin $50.00
Yvonne Arnold $50.00
Jodi Marfia $50.00
Tami Esling $50.00
Brooke Derby $50.00
LoCoHeather $50.00
Rachel Rusnak $50.00
Edward Berenbaum $50.00
John Schumacher $50.00
Julie Rushing $50.00
Amy Youngren $50.00
Jeff Chalmers $50.00
Susie Cass $50.00
Christie Perki $50.00
Sarah Kay & Ryan Hoffman $50.00
Marianne Sekany $50.00
Ali Krebs $50.00
Susan Ulatoski( Salon Tiv... $50.00
Jeff Chalmers $50.00
Napoleon Dynamite $50.00
Kelly Mitchell $50.00
Diana Biles $50.00
Kristen Short $35.00
Erik Tasker $25.00
Paul Talley $25.00
Kim Wood $25.00
Robert Steinberg $25.00
Jack Scott $25.00
Quinn Vo $25.00
Heidi Sloan $25.00
Andreas Keller $25.00
Alicia Amaro $25.00
Amy Torres $25.00
John Lauber $25.00
Donna Smyth $25.00
Virginia Hepp $25.00
Diane Haley Brooks $25.00
Larry Brumm $25.00
Eric Stegeman $25.00
Paige Lemmons $25.00
Paul Talley $25.00
Craig Schaid $25.00
Whitney Pannell $25.00
Terry Gearhart $25.00
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