My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jan 15, 2010 by Teri Williams

Racing to Save Lives

UPDATE 5/21: Wow, I haven't updated in awhile. Sorry my Friends! So, I am really stressed about not meeting the goal. I am just over $400 away and can't imagine affording to pay the difference. I am also worried about the race - many of you may not know, but about a month ago I started suffering from horrible headaches. To make a long story short, it's actually been the same headache that has never gone away. My Doctor can't figure it out, has tried various medications and actually made me get a CT Scan of my brain. Keep me in your thoughts as I try and work through this. Due to this issue, I have missed quite a bit of work and training, so I expect to do more walking than running in June. I am still so honored to be a part of this and glad that I have raised so much money so far. If you have donated and come back here to check my status, please pass my info on to anyone and everyone you know so that I can knock out the last $400!! If you are able to make an additional donation it would also be much appreciated!! I only have 1 more week. GO TEAM!

UPDATE 4/9: Thanks to another very generous donation, I am another steip closer to meeting the minimum goal. But I don't want to stop there! I am now about $520 from the minimum and need your help! Tonight I am faxing in my recommitment paperwork and will definitely be heading to San Diego for the run! It's such a great feeling, knowing that I am making a difference in someone's life. Again - every $1 makes a big difference - please help me by making a donation, even of the smallest amount. Go Team!

UPDATE 4/2: This is a very important juncture for me. The time has come to recommit to Team in Training. I am about $900 away from the minimum goal. It is time for me to decide whether I can raise the remaining amount of money or whether I chose to withdraw. I am not a quitter, so I am hoping all of you can help me by donating (if you haven't already!) and passing on this information to everyone you know. The smallest donation can make a BIG difference. Please read the below information and feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have. Thank you in advance for your generosity!!

UPDATE: I want everyone to know that this is really tough! But not as tough as fighting these diseases. I hope everyone knows how much I appreciate the support.

I am now at 67% of the minimum goal of $2900 and 56% of my personal goal of $3500! Just some additional information for you all:

Being at the half way point is HUGE for people with Leukemia. I am just $45.00 away from $2000.00. $2000.00 dollars provides patients with a one month supply of Gleevac, which is a pill used to treat patients with Chronic Myelogeous Leukemia. A pill, developed through research funded by the LLS and made possible via YOUR donations and my teammates hard work and determination. THAT'S where this money goes. YOU can make a big difference in a patient's life.

Any donation helps. If everyone DONATED just $5.00 I would exceed my goal. Also, just a $25.00 donation can pay for a patients co-pay. Such a small amount can make a HUGE difference.

Please understand that your donations go a long way. Join me in the fight against cancer and we can be heros together!

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

I'm training to participate in the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

I originally signed up for this event to get myself into better shape physically. However, the more I train and meet with the team, I realize what an extraordinary cause this is. When I am running and I feel like I can not go any further, I only have to think about the millions of people battling these diseases, and it doesn't seem so bad! These diseases do not single anyone out. Men, Women and Children of all races and ethnicities fall victim every day.

This is my first time running a distance like this. Many of you who know me, know that I have never been a fan of running at all, let alone 13.1 miles! I am looking forward to this challenge and take pride in knowing that I am helping to find a cure!

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. All donations are tax deductible and 100% go directly to the charity.

I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!



Supporter Comments

    "This mission is an admirable one. I applaud you for what you're doing!"

    Courtney Thompson

    Tue Jan 19 06:05:51 EST 2010

    "Good Luck Teri :)"

    Pete "The Ladies Man" Vigil

    Thu Jan 21 02:30:13 EST 2010

    "Go Team!! I'm so excited for what we're doing!"

    Ayane Abatena

    Thu Jan 28 04:12:50 EST 2010

    "Great Job! We wish you and TNT the best! Lynda & Corey"

    Lynda Posgay

    Mon Feb 01 01:18:04 EST 2010

    "Here you go Ms Busty"


    Thu Mar 11 11:03:08 EST 2010

    "We are very proud of you! Keep up the good work!!"

    June and Terry Williams

    Thu Apr 01 10:51:33 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,950.00 | Goal: $3,500.00
84 %

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My Thanks To

reggie hayward Jr $1000.00
June and Terry Williams $400.00
June and Terry Williams $100.00
Mary Vannatta $100.00
Kiley San Martin $100.00
Randy Bauwens $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Mark Anderson $50.00
Mary McInturff $40.00
Christine Parella $40.00
Ashley Utt $30.00
Courtney Thompson $25.00
Chris Carlson $25.00
Paul Thomas $25.00
Mark Hanrahan $25.00
Leah Denson $25.00
Nina Quincy $25.00
Daniel Geitzenauer $25.00
Autumn Dippolito $25.00
Sean Elgar $25.00
Ayane Abatena $25.00
Dianne Maes $25.00
Audrey Annichiarico $25.00
Richard Heinz $25.00
Jeff Kim $15.00
Teri Williams $11.00
Lindsay Williams $10.00
Paul Cieslewicz $10.00
Valerie Rubenstein $10.00
Melissa Bowman $10.00
Katina Hoke $10.00
Teresa Johnston $10.00
Pete "The Ladies Man" Vig... $10.00
Courtney Thompson $10.00
matt wiedemeier $5.00
Nathan Rex $5.00
Amber Starnes $5.00
Lynda Posgay  
Marc Geer