My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Oct 01, 2013

Teams are made up of individuals. Without them, there is no team.

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

When I did the IronMan triathlon, I realize that many of you thought I was crazy. With my new ambition, even I’m questioning my sanity. Who in their right mind would run 50 miles around Lake Tahoe? What kind of sadistic person would then say, “50 miles is not enough” and then adds a 62 mile run JUST FOR KICKS?!?!

Me… that’s who!

For most of you, this letter should come as no surprise, and I hope that I can count on you for your continued support.

What is this all about?

  • An Ultra Marathon is any running event over 26.2 miles.
  • World class coaches from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team-in-Training (TNT) prepare me to complete the following events:
  • • Tahoe Rim Trail (July 20, 2013) – 50 miles
  • • Dick Collins (Oct. 12, 2013) – 50 miles
  • In return I raise money to fund research and patient services. This year I have agreed to raise $5000.00. 75% of all money raised goes directly to these services. This is amongst the highest percentage of all non-profit charities.

Why race?

  • An estimated 747,465 Americans are living with blood cancers.
  • Approximately every five minutes, someone is diagnosed; approximately 114,530 new cases are expected this year.
  • Every 10 minutes, someone dies from blood cancers – over 50,000 deaths in 2012.
  • Research really does make a difference. From 1960 to today the 5-year survival rate for Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (commonly called “childhood leukemia”) has improved from an appalling 4% to over 80%!
  • Life-saving research of blood cancers often lead to improved treatment of other cancers.

I am not asking for much, but your contribution can make a huge difference in the lives of patients and their families. Whether it is $10 or $10,000, any amount that you donate would bring us one step closer to a cure. Once again, your donation is 100% tax-deductible. Your employer may also be able to provide company matching, such that a donation of $50 could easily turn into $100. I thank you for your consideration.


Supporter Comments

    "Who-hoo! I love to support friends who support these causes! Thanks for including me!"

    Wegner Family

    Wed Oct 02 08:36:48 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Rommel!"

    Alex Catapusan

    Thu Oct 10 10:47:24 EDT 2013

    "With you in spirit, Rommel. :-)"

    Olivia Dixon

    Tue Oct 01 01:27:13 EDT 2013

    "Rommel, you are such an inspiration! Here's to injyr-free running, and finding a cure for cancer!"

    Molly Greene

    Wed Jul 17 05:35:53 EDT 2013

    "Good luck man!!!"

    Patrick Natividad

    Fri Jul 05 10:30:49 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Rommel!"

    matt mcgiffert

    Thu Apr 04 05:40:04 EDT 2013

    "Hey Rommel, You Can Do It!!!"


    Tue Mar 05 02:23:07 EST 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,239.00 | Goal: $5,000.00
65 %

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

My Thanks To

Novartis $300.00
Rommel Suratos $300.00
Wegner Family $250.00
Anonymous $250.00
Kathy $200.00
Melinda Ng and Ron Quezon $104.00
Gail Diaz & Ken Sausa $100.00
Alison Nair $100.00
Jack Banks $100.00
Micah Baker $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Betty Fong, Dds $85.00
Alex Catapusan $50.00
Zhixiong Zhang $50.00
Molly Greene $50.00
Novartis $50.00
Novartis $50.00
Janice Domingo $50.00
Jean Seguerre $50.00
PacTrust $50.00
Ellen Isidro $50.00
Anastacio Quinto $50.00
Justin and Alexa $50.00
matt mcgiffert $50.00
Novartis $40.00
Khanh Doan $40.00
Clarita Griffin $40.00
Ravi $40.00
William Snodgrass $30.00
Sylvia San Andres $30.00
Gary Baker $30.00
Grace Carino $25.00
Richard Ha $25.00
Jonathan Dayao $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
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Mary Jane Prieto  
Olivia Dixon  
Patrick Natividad