My Fundraising Page

Mid-season update
Apr 09, 2013

I'm officially 4 months into a 10 month journey and things are going really well! Our training is going really well and we're up to 60 mile bike rides and 13 mile runs. I'm feeling prety good after most workouts which means I'm not pushing harder than I should be. We're going to keep adding the mileage each week and I'm really having a good time so far.

The sushi fundraiser exceeded my expections in every way - it was great food, everyone had a great time, and the fundraising worked out better than I hoped. I'll probably do another sushi fundraiser again so if you missed out on the first one you'll have another chance.

I'm thrilled to be so far along in fundraising already - over $5,300 so far! Thanks to everyone who has donated. Every little bit helps.

I'm making more regular updates at my normal blog at so head over there for recent updates.

Sushi Fundraiser!
Jan 18, 2013

I'm doing my first organized fundraiser and it's going to be FUN: All-you-can-eat sushi along with a guided sake tasting!

We'll be meeting at Truya Sushi in Santa Clara at 7:00 pm on Sunday, February 27th for a guided sake tasting, accompanied by all-you-can-eat sushi and other food. This includes Nigiri sushi, fancy rolls, etc. The cost is $100, payable to me directly. Erin and I have been eating at Truya for years and the owner is a great guy, so I'm happy to be able to put this together.

Monday is a rest day in our training calendar so I'll have a day to recover from all the sushi before spinning and core strength sessions on Tuesday night. :-)

As you can see from the info on the right of the webpage, fundraising is going well. I'm at $2,740, which puts me over a third of the way to my goal of $8,000. Thanks to all of my supporters for their generous donations, large and small. Every little bit helps. The entire Ironteam has raised over $60,000 so far this season, which has a big impact on the fight against cancer. (That's $60,000 in only two months!)

There's some prep involved at the restaurant so I need RSVPs by Wednesday the latest. Please let me know if you have any questions or are interested in attending.

It's on!
Dec 09, 2012

We're off and running! It's early December and our training program for Ironman Tahoe 2013 has started. Most of my updates are on my personal blog at but I wanted to make a quick update here now that things have kicked off.

The first few meetings were devoted to planning and a few educational sessions but we're starting to get busy on the actual exercise now.

We're going to be working out up to 6 days a week so I'm going to have to acclimate my body to that level of exercise. I expect to be pretty tired a lot of the time, but in a good way.

My fundraising has started off strong and I'm at $2,190 now. Thanks to everyone who has donated to my effort. I'm doing this in memory of Greg Junell and I'm happy that I've raised so much already. I'm looking forward to reaching my goal of $8,000 which will make a difference in the fight against blood cancers. Thanks for your help!

I'm doing Ironman Tahoe 2013 to fight lymphoma in memory of Greg Junell
Dec 09, 2012

Welcome to my Team In Training fundraising home page!

I'm on a mission-to honor the memory of my friend Greg Junell by helping cure blood cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’ve signed up for the first running of Ironman Lake Tahoe 2013 as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. Like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.

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

Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures. Do it because it feels good, or do it for Greg.

You can also follow my training and learn more about why I'm doign this on my regular blog at


Supporter Comments

    "Way to go Brian! STRONG WORK keep up the good training"

    Dawn Durso

    Sat Aug 11 05:34:46 EDT 2012

    "Serendipity led us to learning about your Ironman undertaking. If the stars align, we'll plan on cheering for you at the Tahoe event! We'll even bring our own cowbells. :) --Robert & Kathleen"

    Kathleen Starmer

    Tue Dec 25 01:19:59 EST 2012

    "Go Brian Go!"

    Bryan and Vy Webster

    Mon Mar 25 01:14:06 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Brian. Thanks for taking up such a good cause."

    Raj Khanna

    Mon Apr 08 11:50:17 EDT 2013

    "Brian, Thank you so much for finding and returning my $, credit card and drivers license at the AMBBR tahoe. Thanks for your honesty and effort to get them back to me. I've read your blog and hope the best for your upcoming triathalon, you're inspiring.. Thanks for doing it, working so hard for it, and raising so much money to help fight blood cancers."

    Brian Hinrichsen

    Wed Jun 05 10:28:03 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Brain! The Trousdale's"

    Linda Trousdale

    Mon Jul 01 11:01:28 EDT 2013

    "You go, Brian! Gwen Momita/Duane Siefers"

    gwen momita

    Tue Jul 02 02:21:03 EDT 2013

    "Best of luck! You're an inspiration with all the training you have committed to!"

    Tania Campbell

    Sat Jul 13 09:42:27 EDT 2013

    "Brian, Wishing you all the very best in your quest to complete this Ironman Triathlon for such a worthy cause. Sue & Steve Zapoticzny"

    Sue & Steve Zapoticzny

    Sat Aug 10 12:11:00 EDT 2013

    "Good going!!!!"

    Larry and Martha Smith

    Wed Aug 14 03:01:55 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Brian. Rooting you on... the Freemans"

    Brice & Heather Freeman

    Mon Aug 19 01:28:44 EDT 2013

    "You are an inspiration. Good luck, Brian!"

    Heather and Trevor

    Mon Sep 02 11:42:52 EDT 2013

    "WTG Brian!"

    Ken Gidley

    Wed Sep 04 07:58:37 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $9,250.00 | Goal: $8,000.00
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My Thanks To

Google $1000.00
kevin wang $1000.00
Google $1000.00
kevin wang $1000.00
Berend Ozceri $500.00
Steven Mead $315.00
Kurth $250.00
Georgia Herzog $250.00
Adobe $250.00
Zoe Vaughn and Stephen Di... $250.00
Larry and Martha Smith $200.00
Hedieh Yaghmai $200.00
Frank and Marian Johns $200.00
Judy Owens $200.00
Neysa and David Fligor $168.00
Brice & Heather Freeman $150.00
Sue & Steve Zapoticzny $100.00
Jeff Eisenberg $100.00
Tania Campbell $100.00
Linda Trousdale $100.00
Brian Hinrichsen $100.00
Google $100.00
Tracey Powers $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Margaret Lum $100.00
Kevin Criqui $100.00
Brian Johns $100.00
Dawn Durso $100.00
Ken Gidley $75.00
Anonymous $72.00
Jascha Lee $70.00
Heather and Trevor $50.00
gwen momita $50.00
Patrick Lee $50.00
Michelle Cavin $50.00
Andrew Young $50.00
Eric Bergen $50.00
Ray Thro $50.00
Don and Judy Chamberlin $40.00
Christina Evans $25.00
Linda Aguilera $25.00
Tamara Johnston $25.00
Manish $25.00
steven craft $25.00
Bryan and Vy Webster $20.00
Jonathan Disher $20.00
Dennis Soong $20.00
Steven Courtney $20.00
Tomoko Nakajima $20.00
Bryan and Vy Webster $10.00
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