CHIZGI Team: Nate & Demi's Fundraising Page

CHIZGI Team: Nate & Demi's Fundraising Page
Sep 01, 2009 by Nate Chittenden

Racing to Save Lives and Support Lara!

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My wife Demi and I are training to participate in another endurance event. This time, I am training for a full IRONMAN in August 2010! The IRONMAN consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run... all on the same day!

We are doing this in honor of seven year old Lara who is in recovery from leukemia. Until she gains her strength back and completely beats this blood cancer, we will continue challenging ourselves.

We just visited Lara recently... Seeing her hair grow again and being part of her precious moments felt really great!

LARA AKMEHMET, Nuran and Sulhi Akmehmet's daughter, was diagnosed with leukemia on June 26, 2008. This year, Lara had a successful bone marrow transplant, and she is now recovering at home.

If LARA has no choice but to fight cancer at age six, we can train ourselves to help others through our health and strength.

This is why Demi has completed a half-marathon in October, and I am committed to participating in the Vineman IRONMAN as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training.

Each donation helps accelerate finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. More than 823,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers. After following Lara's fight, I know for sure that my participation in Team in Training brings them hope and support.

In addition to the great fundraising initiatives that we had recently (Hawaii and Tahoe raffles), we also have the followin ongoing efforts:

Those who love arts and crafts have a chance to buy Turkish jewelry and handmade scarfs and the proceeds go to LLS.

Also when you introduce people who need help with buying or selling their homes, Demi will be donating 15 percent of her commission to LLS upon completion of their transactions.

Of course, unsolicited donations are always welcome, no need to buy a home or jewelry :). Even though it is not yet showing on this page, as of 11/02/2009, we have raised a total of $4,100, and our goal is to raise $10,000 by July 2010.

Be sure to check back frequently to see our progress and feel free to share this with your people because everyone matters.

I look forward to your donation to cure blood cancers and save lives.

Thank you!

Nate Chittenden

As you know, we concluded our Hawaii raffle. (The first 20 people who donated $100 or more had the chance to win a 6 people accommodation in Hawaii for the Christmas week (Dec 18-25) -in a sold-out family friendly resort- ) Our lucky winner is KRISTOF RICHMOND. He accepted his award and assigned it to LARA and her family!

We also concluded our Tahoe raffle. (The first 20 people who donated $50 or more had the chance to win a 6 people accommodation in Tahoe for the perfect ski week (Dec 14-18) -in a super luxurious townhome.) Our lucky winner is DORI HAILU and she accepted her award!


Supporter Comments

    "We truly believe in your efforts to help find cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and to support all those touched by blood cancers."

    Tugrul & Zeynep Samir

    Wed Nov 11 06:34:22 EST 2009

    "Go Team! Ironteam!"


    Fri Dec 18 07:34:11 EST 2009

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My Thanks To

Qualcomm $100.00
Tugrul & Zeynep Samir $75.00
Qualcomm $50.00
Anonymous $50.00