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Fundraising Raffle!
Oct 28, 2018

It's time for a fundraising raffle!


Your chance to run the Strip at Night!


This amazing package includes:

Domo Arigato Mister Robotto!


Together, this package would be worth over $240. Raffle entries cost $10 each, and the entire amount goes to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraising. The winner will be picked from all eligible entries; the more entries you buy, the better your chances of winning!


To enter: click the Donate Now link in the sidebar. Donate in multiples of $10; each $10 donation counts as another raffle entry. Enter by midnight (Pacific time), Friday November 2, 2018!


Are you Built with Chocolate Milk?


Fine print: This raffle is not sponsored by Team Chocolate Milk, bocoGEAR, InknBurn, Science in Sport, Competitor Group/IRONMAN, or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Raffle entries are donations to my Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraising, and may be tax-deductible; consult your tax professional. No refunds. Void where prohibited. You must be of legal age in your jurisdiction to enter this raffle. Entries (donations) must be received between 3:27 pm Pacific time, September 26, 2018, and 11:59:59 pm Pacific time on Friday, November 2, 2018.

Blood Cancer Awareness Month
Aug 27, 2018

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, so here are some statistics from LLS you may not have known.


  • Approximately every 3 minutes one person in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer.
  • An estimated combined total of 174,250 people in the US are expected to be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma in 2018.
  • New cases of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are expected to account for 10 percent of the estimated 1,735,350 new cancer cases diagnosed in the US in 2018.
  • The overall five-year relative survival rate for leukemia has more than quadrupled since 1960. From 1960 to 1963, the five-year relative survival rate among whites (only data available) with leukemia was 14 percent. From 1975 to 1977, the five-year relative survival rate for the total population with leukemia was 34.1 percent, and from 2007 to 2013, the overall relative survival rate was 63.7 percent.
  • The 5-year relative survival rate for people with Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) has more than doubled, from 40 percent in whites from 1960 to 1963 (only data available) to 88.3 percent for all races from 2007 to 2013. The five-year relative survival rate is 94 percent for people with HL who were younger than 45 years old at diagnosis.
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma is now considered to be one of the most curable forms of cancer.
  • LLS has invested more than $1 billion in research to find cures for blood cancer patients.


Please consider supporting LLS' vital mission of funding blood cancer research and supporting patients.


Thank you and GO TEAM!

Four Months to Go
Aug 01, 2018

With just four months to go until IRONMAN Arizona (November 18, 2018), I'm pretty happy with my training. I am regularly swimming 1-1.5 miles, running double-digit miles, and biking -- oh, let me tell you.

I had my bike (2014 Cannondale Synapse) re-fit for time-trial/triathlon -- this basically involves raising the seat post and moving the saddle forward, lowering the bars, and adding aero bars. In the couple of weeks since the brilliant bike tech at Sports Basement took care of this, my cycling performance has gotten so much better. The higher/forward seating position activates the quads and glutes in a way that both gives me more power, and saves more for the run which follows. And the lowered front and aero bars put me into a much more aerodynamic position, which means less wind resistance. These combined will give me a better, faster, smoother bike segment for the IRONMAN.

Aero bars and CatEye bike computer on the hard-working Cannondale Synapse


Okay, so training is going well, what else? Well, it's time to close out my Team in Training fundraising season. It's early for my event, but since I'm part of the national fundraising team -- with a common schedule -- I have to close it out now. And that means I need your help. If you have a family member or a friend or co-worker who has been touched by blood cancer, you know what the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society does. From funding vital research, to developing treatments, to supporting patients and their families. It's an immense effort, it does a ton of good, and it costs money. 


Please hit the Donate Now link on this page and support this cause. Your donations are tax-deductible, and if your employer offers charity matching, you can potentially double your impact.


Thank you, and GO TEAM!

In Training
Dec 29, 2017

How to know you're officially In Training:

Your official IRONMAN Arizona "In Training" shirt arrives!

As seen hanging on the Wall of Bling

The 2018 Team in Training IronTeam season kicks off on January 6 -- and I'd love to have some significant progress on that $2,000 fundraising goal before then. There are only a few days left to donate and earn that 2017 tax deduction!

140.6 in 2018
Dec 27, 2017

Over the past six years, since 2012, you have helped me raise more than $12,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's groundbreaking mission of blood cancer research and patient care. Along the way, I've met and conquered ever-increasing challenges, from my first half-marathon to my first marathon, from my first Olympic triathlon to my first IRONMAN 70.3.


Now it's time for the next step in my journey: I'm taking on the full IRONMAN 140.6, coming up in November. With nearly a year of lead time, I expect to train hard and finish strong, representing LLS and TnT all along the way. And here's where you can help once again: my fundraising goal for this season is $2,000. Will you help me reach that goal?


Thank you as always, and GO TEAM!


Supporter Comments

    "Excellent Andrew! It amazing what you are able accomplish and the commitment you make to achieve you goals is inspirational!!! "

    Charlotte Gould

    Sat Dec 30 01:16:03 EST 2017

    "Good luck at IMAZ! You've got this!"

    Briana Sharp

    Wed Oct 31 08:15:29 EDT 2018

    "Great charity, Andrew! Thanks for doing this!💗"

    Judy Gallardo

    Mon Oct 29 01:15:09 EDT 2018

    "...because I am very proud of you. Love you, Mom"

    Bobbie Rich

    Wed Aug 01 03:41:26 EDT 2018

    "Congratulations! Good luck with your IMAZ training!"

    Lauren Bogart

    Sun Feb 04 11:46:44 EST 2018

    "It's a great challenge for a good cause, go Andrew!"

    Mark Hashimoto

    Fri Sep 14 07:57:32 EDT 2018

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,470.00 | Goal: $2,000.00
74 %

Make a Donation

Join Andrew Rich in the Mission to wipe out blood cancer:

 Titanium $1,000.00
 Platinum $500.00
 Gold $250.00
 Silver $100.00
 Super $50.00
 Star $25.00
 Other $

My Thanks To

Apple $400.00
Bobbie Rich $250.00
Lauren Bogart $200.00
Angie Roscioli $100.00
Charlotte Gould $100.00
Cherry $50.00
Mark Hashimoto $50.00
Ronald Moe $50.00
Briana Sharp  
Judy Gallardo  
Mark Goldhaber