My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jul 06, 2009 by Miriam Wild-Smith

There will be Blood Research for Cancer!

Pictured above is my grandmother as well as my Uncle Doug and Aunt Maureen. Both my Uncle and my Grandmother died from a form of blood cancer. On October 18th, I will be running in the San Francisco Nike Women's half marathon with the Leukemia and Lymphoma society's Team in Training. In order to do this run I am training five times a week and raise at least $2,500 which will go towards blood cancer research. Please help me out by donating whatever you can!

Anything you can donate will help!

Yes, all donations, no matter the size, are tax deductable. AND...I am offering a custom painting to anyone who donates $250 or over. For examples of my art, please visit

I am also holding a raffle on October the 24th for a custom portrait for anyone who donates at a suggested rate of $10 or more. (one ticket will be issued for every $10 donation, 3 for every $25)

To view my current progress, please check out my blog that I have set up here:

Why Am I Doing This?

In high school, I was tricked into running cross country by a friend who will remain nameless (KAI) who told me that the coach would let me walk. That didn't happen. My first time running was around lake Temescal. I thought skechers counted as running shoes and I sprained my ankle tripping over a tree branch. I always came in last place, beaten out even by a friend of mine who had recently had surgery and had a metal bar helping to support her ribcage.

Needless to say, my running experiences were not great. But at least I finished the races, and I didn't give up! And now I'm preparing to run the most I have ever run before...ever. But at least now I have adidas and not skechers.

I chose to run for Leukemia and Lymphoma society as it has affected my family directly. Both my Uncle Doug and my grandma June died from it, and in recent years, yet another Uncle of mine has been diagnosed with it.

Thanks in advance for supporting me, and thanks to all my donors so far:

Andy Sciamanna

Andrew Bancroft

Annie O'Rourke

Anonymous Mystery Donor

Brett Shanley

Brian Williams & Erica Gifford - in memory of James Burke

Claire Stoermer

Damon Brennen

David Fong

David Sophia-Siegel

Douglas Olson

Emily Morrison

Erica Meade & Alex Davis

Eric Smillie

Erin Carter

Greg Scown

Heather Tumey

John Marian

Jonathan Fujiwara

Kanta & Adrian Wild-Smith

Katharine Daugherty

Ken Slattery

Kristen Matarazzo

Lea Dulatas

Madeleine Corson

Maia Olson

Manuel and Dharma Galang

Marc Vogl & Megara Doorly Vogl

Mark Chartier

Marlene & Steve Wilson

Megan Ma

Michael Hoch

Nicole St. Lawrence

Patti Schneider

Rachel Heinitz

Ron & Carole Weiner

Scott Wu

Sean Christensen

Sue Windels

Taylor Goodwill

Terra Caldwell & Paul Banda

Tom & Eileen Wilson

Vera & George Hemmings

Wenona Wilson & TJ Newman


Supporter Comments

    "Middle School Track and Field Invite Concession Stand Sales"

    Terra Caldwell

    Sat Mar 17 07:29:08 EDT 2018

    "Happy to help out my Cuz"

    Manuel Galang

    Tue May 15 09:32:46 EDT 2018

    "Jen, what a wonderful tribute Aunt Kathy, a truly remarkable woman!"

    Manuel Galang

    Wed May 16 06:25:07 EDT 2018

    "good luck, killa!"

    Andrew Bancroft

    Wed Aug 05 06:44:56 EDT 2009

    "Good Luck!!"

    Heather Tumey

    Wed Aug 26 08:42:18 EDT 2009

    "Keep up the good work "

    Sat Feb 24 12:51:00 EST 2018

    "Great job Miriam"

    Ron & Carole Weiner

    Thu Sep 24 06:10:02 EDT 2009

    "Go Miriam. You are doing great things. See you on the course. "

    Carol Epstein

    Wed Sep 23 11:47:53 EDT 2009

    "Christopher - thanks for all of your good work on behalf of others who need the help. "

    Mon Feb 26 01:21:22 EST 2018

    "We love you, Grandma & Grandpa"

    Sun Feb 18 03:58:06 EST 2018

    "Love you, Mom & Dad"

    Fri Feb 16 09:49:14 EST 2018

    "Good luck Caroline!"

    Claire Stoermer

    Fri May 18 08:27:59 EDT 2018

    "Good luck Miriam! Hope to see the race on the day. Ken"


    Mon Jul 13 01:21:03 EDT 2009

    "From your grandparents- in law - good running!"

    George and Vera Hemmings

    Tue Sep 15 04:28:55 EDT 2009

    "You go girl!"

    Emily Morrison

    Mon Sep 14 02:22:22 EDT 2009

    "So proud of you lady! Just remember to write your name on your shirt so people cheer for you - it helps!"


    Fri Aug 07 02:46:11 EDT 2009

    "Happy to help Jakob Warninent and his friends cause. "

    Terra Caldwell

    Mon Apr 02 12:24:47 EDT 2018

    "This is our health class's first donation based off a bake sale, basketball game fundraiser, donations, and raffle ticket sales. Let's keep it going ATC!!!"

    Terra Caldwell

    Thu Feb 08 07:38:58 EST 2018

    "Good Luck Sweetie! xx"


    Thu Oct 01 04:49:09 EDT 2009

    "I can't beleive how hard you are working at fundraising. I am so impressed. If I were not a starving student I would give you a lot more. Good luck. Have a great run."

    Nicole St Lawrence

    Mon Sep 21 12:07:02 EDT 2009

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,713.00 | Goal: $2,500.00
109 %

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