My Fundraising Page

Coasters for a Cause TEAM BFL
Oct 12, 2010 by Michelle* Dondono

TEAM BFL (Heather and I) are selling Six Flags Discovery Kingdom tickets to benefit our fundraiser for LLS Team in Training! The tickets are only $24 each. The tickets are valid during "Coasters for a Cause" days which are November 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, and 21st. Regular price for tickets are $52 each. Please contact Heather at for tickets. Thank you! GO TEAM!

Just call me "DJ Michelle"
Oct 08, 2010 by Michelle* Dondono

I am happy to announce that I am selling music CDs with all of today's hottest music for your enjoyment, all to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! There are two different CDs. One CD is all the music you hear on the Pop radio stations right now such as Wild 94.9, 99.7, K101.3, etc. This CD will be great for your playlist at the Nike Half Marathon -- all the tracks are upbeat and current to keep you movin'. The other CD is a mix of alternative and pop, all music to help you wind down after a long day, for example -- after the Nike Half Marathon! They are $10 each. Below are the tracks:

Nike Half Music Mix:

1. Rock that Body (Black Eyed Peas)

2. DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love (Usher)

3. Dynamite (Taio Cruz)

4. Teenage Dream (Kate Perry)

5. Empire State of Mind (Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys)

6. Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars)

7. Bulletproof (La Roux)

8. Little Lies (Dave Barnes)

9. Only Girl (Rihanna)

10. Cooler than Me (Mike Posner)

11. Like a G6 (Far East Movement)

12. Day 'n' Nite (Kid Kudi)

13. Nothin' on You (B.o.B)

14. OMG (Usher featuring

15. Break Your Heart (Taio Cruz)

16. Breakeven (The Script)

17. Airplanes (B.o.B featuring Haley Williams)

18. Club Can't Handle Me (Flo Rida)

19. Find Your Love (Drake)

20. Love the Way You Lie (Eminem featuring Rihanna)

The Post Nike Half Music Mix:

1. The Only Exception (Paramore)

2. Hey, Soul Sister (Train)

3. Save Me (Aimee Mann)

4. The Show (Lenka)

5. Breathe (Anna Nalick)

6. Collide (Howie Day)

7. Come on Get Higher (Matt Nathanson)

8. Party in the U.S.A (Miley Cirus)

9. I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)

10. Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars)

11. Hallelujah (Justin Timberlake & Matt Morris)

12. Falling Slowly (Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova)

13. Fireflies (Owl City)

14. Almost Love (Jessica Jarrell)

15. Sweet Disposition (Temper Trap)

16. King of Anything (Sara Bareilles)

17. The Way I Am (Ingrid Michaelson)

18. All the Right Moves (OneRupublic)

19. Glycerine (Bush)

20. Sweet Dreams (Jewel)

Back to Fundraising - and it's with See's Candies!
Oct 08, 2010 by Michelle* Dondono

Heather Gutierrez and I are taking orders for Sees candies. 20-50 percent of the proceeds will go to LLS! Items ordered can be picked up at the Tuesday night trainings or for $3 extra, I will mail the candy to desired bay area address. We are taking cash or checks (checks payable to Michelle Dondono). Order by calling Michelle at 415-999-0364 or by email at Pay in person or mail checks to Michelle Dondono, 1071 Monte Verde Dr., Pacifica, CA. 94044. The items for sale through Oct. 31st are Assorted Gourmet Lollypops, $13.70, Peanut Brittle, $6.20, Mini Fall Fancy Box $6.20, Assorted Molasses Chips $8.05, Gift Certificate for 1 lb. $16.10.

Thanks for supporting LLS!!

This photo of Heather and I is from 1995/96. He have been best friends for almost 25 years.

Lost in San Francisco
Oct 08, 2010 by Michelle* Dondono

Last Saturday was our final regional run of the season. We had a "mock race" called the "Miracle Miles" run to help us be ready for the real race, the Nike Women's Half Marathon and our distance was 11 miles. However, I got lost in Golden Gate park and did not finish the full 11 miles. I was running for 2 and a half hours until I gave up and hitched a ride back to the finish. I had no cash on me, no cell phone, no phone numbers. It was kinda scary until I mustered up some courage to ask some people I was asking directions from for a ride. It is unknown how long I actually ran, but I still had fun.

There sure was a lot of action in the park! Angry drivers trying to run over pedestrians and yelling at people, and the Hardly Strictly Blue Grass concert. I also ran into another group of runners - a very large group of about 100 - mostly men dressed in drag and wearing black. I tried looking on Google to see who this running group could be, but no such luck. Only is San Francisco, right? haha!

Here are some pics from that day:

There were markers on the ground to prevent us from getting lost, but I guess I stopped paying attention after awhile.

Above: approaching the first water stop.

Below: Made it back thanks to a couple strangers who gave me a ride back to the finish line.

At the finish line, we had a friendly fireman dressed in a tuxedo who awarded us with our medal (just like it will be the Nike Half!)

After the run, we had a potluck with our honorees. This picture below is with my teammate Heather.

Here I am talking to our honoree captatin, Bridget and her supportive son.

Notice the "GO TEAM" sweatshirt I am wearing. Thanks to all of my generous donors, I was awarded this sweatshirt for making half of my fundraising goal by September. It is so cozy and warm. Thanks!

Team BFL!
Oct 08, 2010 by Michelle* Dondono

Notice how my webpage looks different? For the remainder of the fundraising season, I have teamed up with my best friend Heather (she's on the walk team). We have called ourselves "Team BFL" - BFL stands for Buddies Fighting Leukemia!

Together, we are selling See's candies and music mix CD's featuring today's hottest pop music. Details to come shortly.

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Supporter Comments

    "Hi Michelle good luck on your goal you are almost there. This is for the CD. Thanks"

    Judith Lester

    Tue Sep 21 10:11:44 EDT 2010

    "I'm so proud of you Michelle!!! You go for it girl! Make a difference! Annelise"

    Annelise Chikhale

    Fri Sep 24 05:07:25 EDT 2010

    "Smooches, Kitten...I love ya!"


    Sat Sep 25 02:03:25 EDT 2010

    "Way to go, Michelle!"

    Chris, Tracy and Gabriel

    Tue Sep 21 08:51:44 EDT 2010

    "Michelle, you are improving every week! I can't wait for all your supporters to see you reach this great accomplishment. You are inspiring to everyone around you."

    Anna-Marie Mendoza

    Wed Sep 15 01:38:00 EDT 2010

    "Keep up the great work! This is a huge achievement!"


    Tue Aug 31 12:04:17 EDT 2010

    "Very proud of you Michelle. I love the determination and never give up attitude you have shown through this process. I think this is a fantastic thing you're doing not only for LLS but for yourself. I hope you keep it up after it's over."

    Cathy & Rick

    Sat Aug 28 01:19:55 EDT 2010

    "Go get it girl! "

    Alicia Root

    Tue Aug 03 08:00:15 EDT 2010

    "Good luck Michelle!"

    Michelle supporter

    Fri Jul 23 11:36:37 EDT 2010

    "Go get 'em, Michelle! :~D"


    Thu Jul 15 10:35:14 EDT 2010

    "You go girl!"

    Michele with one L

    Fri Jul 09 06:10:43 EDT 2010

    "WTG Michelle...we know you'll do great!"

    Elton, Terri & Rylan Hom

    Fri Jul 09 12:05:06 EDT 2010

    "Go Michelle! I'm so excited and inspired that you've made this commitment to an incredible cause! Good luck with your training and we'll see you on race day! "

    Patricia Osorio-O'Dea

    Thu Jul 08 05:07:02 EDT 2010

    "Michelle, We are so excited and proud of you! You go, girl! Please wear a bracelet for our brother in law/uncle Tim Flood who succumbed to Multiple Myeloma 3 years ago at the age of 49. We will be cheering you throughout your training and the run itself! GO GO GO Michelle!!!!!!!"

    The Cassidy Family

    Thu Jul 08 04:33:52 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,818.68 | Goal: $2,500.00
113 %

My Team

Team Total: $5,318.68 | Goal: $5,000.00

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My Thanks To

Ed Fusch $100.00
Martha Thomas $100.00
Cathy & Rick $100.00
Judith Lester $100.00
Alicia Root $100.00
Sandra Jaramillo $100.00
Phyllis Lennane $100.00
Michelle Leff $100.00
Lynne Dana $100.00
Bradley Sitton $100.00
Patricia L. Dondono Dond... $100.00
The Cassidy Family $100.00
Patricia Dondono $85.00
Amgen $75.00
Amy Duguay $75.00
Sports Basement $61.68
B of A $50.00
Michelle Dondono $50.00
Dennis and Jill Bower $50.00
Eileen Salinas $50.00
Deborah Sproule $50.00
James Schumacher $50.00
Cynthia $50.00
Erin Murphy $50.00
Jak Marquez $50.00
Christina Teani $50.00
Patricia Osorio-O'Dea $50.00
John Ansgarius $35.00
Shiela Rodolfo $30.00
Michelle Dondono $30.00
Michelle Dondono $27.00
Jennifer Lucero $25.00
Beth $25.00
Kathy & Matt Spellman $25.00
terri klepp $25.00
Ronald Carino $25.00
Chris, Tracy and Gabriel $25.00
Kathleen Enquist $25.00
Christine Clark $25.00
Jack Davis $25.00
Diane Nguyen $25.00
Vera Baker $25.00
Stephanie Ross $25.00
Michele Freutel $25.00
Michelle supporter $25.00
judith bacon $25.00
Beth $25.00
Elton, Terri & Rylan Hom $25.00
Mark Meherin $25.00
Tony Nguyen $25.00
Amy Duguay $20.00
John Ansgarius $15.00
Cindy Delgado $15.00
John Ansgarius $15.00
Marguerite Sproule $15.00
Zeid Zumot $10.00
Nickola Jones $10.00
Judith Lester $10.00
Caterina Rindi $10.00
Anna-Marie Mendoza $10.00
Maria Garcia $10.00
Annelise Chikhale  
Michele with one L