My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
May 13, 2009 by Rhonda Mcelroy

Racing to Save Lives

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

I'm training to participate in the Marine Corp Marathon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. Program. 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.

After completing multiple marathons through Team in Training, I now know my body can endure the training. However, after four and a half years of training and fundraising for this cause, we continue to have many children and adults who suffer from cancer. They are not given the choice to endure pain or not to endure; they don't get a post-race party; their celebrations include living for another day or surving a day of painful chemo or radiation treatment.

With your prayers and support we hope we can cross the ultimate finish line and celebrate - A Cure!

I know you are asked to donate to various causes each year. I would like to share that the research done for Leukemia and Lymphoma has helped numerous other cancer research programs. Also know, that it is soley the research done over the past 20 years that has taken this disease from a death sentence to an 80% chance of life.

I am asking that you think and pray about this decision and do what you can. Financially or spriritually, I need your support. If you can't support me financially at this time I respect your decision. Please continue to support me through your prayers and encouragement.

I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. I will be posting updates on my training and photos throughout the entire process.Thanks for your support!

Update 7/30.2009

I promised to update you all on my training and so here goes! Training is going well, the summer heat hasn't been too bad it has been the rain causing the problems at times (which seems really weird for TN in the summer). I am going to be running 14 miles this weekend and look forward to spending the time in the great outdoors. We started inservice this week at school and kids come Monday. Which means that I am up and running by 4:30-5:00 during the week. The early wake up call is hard, but not as hard as chemotherapy, which someone is taking as I run. It is an honor to run for them and that is what keeps me going.

Update 8/1/2009

!4 miles completed today running from Percy Warner Park to Radnor Lake and Back! Had a great run with one of my teammates, it is always great to see someone accomplish their longest run ever!


16 miles completed on a very hot day in Nashville!


18 miles is coming up this weekend!


18 miles is in the books! It was a tough run, but I made it through and the weather was great! I am looking forward to a reduction in miles this weekend.


20 miles is in the books, it was a beautiful morning and a good run. The folks that I am mentoring had their longest run ever and did great! I am proud of the 4 of us who accomplished this goal in just about 3 hrs. 30 min


Supporter Comments

    "Wish I could do more"

    carol callaway-lane

    Mon Oct 08 10:09:04 EDT 2018

    "I will always remember Edie, your incredible daughter, model and muse. "

    Angela Donegan

    Sun May 13 11:17:20 EDT 2018

    "I never had the chance meet Edie but will never forget her "

    Angela Donegan

    Tue May 22 10:34:05 EDT 2018

    "You are our hero Kelly. Love you 😘 "

    Sun Aug 05 04:43:01 EDT 2018

    "Thanks to Linda and Patrice!"

    James Petrie

    Tue Jan 22 03:23:58 EST 2019

    "Good Luck!!"

    Rachel Lyles

    Wed Jul 15 03:17:17 EDT 2009

    "Hi Rhonda! I wish I could give so much more. "

    Amy Sentell

    Wed Jul 15 05:56:35 EDT 2009


    Thu Jun 07 07:50:07 EDT 2018

    "Keep reminding me each month so I can continue to support your fundraising."

    Charlotte Bialeschki

    Sun Aug 02 11:08:18 EDT 2009

    "Good luck Rhonda!"

    Paige Entrekin

    Wed Aug 05 12:57:13 EDT 2009

    "You?re amazingly strong and inspirational. All of you. I?m proud to know you and pray for your cause 🙏"

    Angela Donegan

    Thu Jun 21 03:33:43 EDT 2018

    "We never met sweet Edie, but know she has great parents and a beautiful little sister! Glad we got to see you all this past weekend and will always keep your family in our prayers ! Xoxoxo"

    Angela Donegan

    Mon Jun 18 05:32:29 EDT 2018

    "I feel honored to have taken care of Edie at NYU on 9East. Although I only got to meet her overnight while she was mostly sleeping, I definitely got a taste of her strong personality and bubbly attitude. I think about her often and wish she was still with us. It is amazing to see the positive work her parents have done in the midst of such grief. Keep up the good work! Xox Rachel :) "

    Angela Donegan

    Thu Jun 07 05:36:22 EDT 2018

    "In honor of sweet Edie and your beautiful, inspiring family. Sending all my love 💓"

    Angela Donegan

    Wed Jun 06 08:08:40 EDT 2018

    "An incredible way to honor your sweeet girl, Edie. Sending all my love ❤️ "

    Angela Donegan

    Mon Apr 30 09:21:16 EDT 2018

    "In honor of your sweet, beautiful Eddie. "

    Angela Donegan

    Thu Apr 26 08:15:44 EDT 2018


    Angela Donegan

    Wed Apr 25 04:12:21 EDT 2018

    "Amanda & Matt - Thinking of you and your family. What an incredible way to honor Edie's memory. Sending your family much love during this time of celebrating Edie's memory and welcoming little Eleanor into this world! - Stephanie Conrad (Former colleague at One East) "

    Angela Donegan

    Wed Apr 25 12:01:08 EDT 2018

    "Ridgewood is routing for You. Go Maria! We love You, Zofia and Family "

    carol callaway-lane

    Wed Oct 10 05:45:57 EDT 2018

    "Go Aunt Maria!"

    carol callaway-lane

    Sun Oct 07 07:31:59 EDT 2018

    "Thanks Maria for all you do!! Lots of love from the Cyrans. "

    carol callaway-lane

    Sun Oct 07 07:05:10 EDT 2018

    "Good luck Mr. Gray's 2nd period class!"

    Robin & Jerry

    Fri Feb 22 02:37:01 EST 2019

    "So proud of you Rhonda..! Thank you for doing this. Best Wishes & Have FUN!!!"

    Robin & Jerry

    Wed Sep 16 07:12:09 EDT 2009

    "Best Wishes Rhonda! Miss you and so proud you are still with Team and Training!"

    Mary Sloan

    Mon Oct 05 08:00:01 EDT 2009

    "Good luck Rhonda"


    Sun Oct 04 11:29:20 EDT 2009

    "Morgan, Kimberly and Mrs. Booth, Prayers for you all! So proud of you for keeping Team Bobby alive! Best, T, B and C"

    Teresa Chandler

    Wed Aug 29 04:01:49 EDT 2018

    "Logan Gallenbeck joins the effort to fight cancer!"

    renee anzalone

    Tue May 22 06:51:44 EDT 2018

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,000.00 | Goal: $3,000.00
167 %

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Linda Hurt $100.00
Patricia Gunter $100.00
Charles Smith $100.00
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Dru Bredesen $100.00
OH Raines $100.00
John Barker $75.00
Kirk Ahlstedt $50.00
Donna Rand $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Bonney Irwin $50.00
Mary Sloan $50.00
Isaac Lewis $50.00
Steven Stinson $50.00
Teresa Chandler $50.00
Jim Baty $50.00
Matt Davis $50.00
renee anzalone $50.00
Lisa Bastedo $50.00
Anne Jackovich $50.00
Elizabeth Killian $50.00
James Petrie $40.00
Kenneth Southerland $40.00
Frank Preston $25.00
Barbara Cook $25.00
Niki Yarbrough $25.00
Ellen Crabtree $25.00
Robin & Jerry $25.00
Janice Cree $25.00
Martha Freeman $25.00
Travis Foster $25.00
Mickie Cooper $25.00
Sandra Werth $25.00
carol callaway-lane $25.00
Paige Entrekin $25.00
Meleisha Edwards $25.00
Liz Daniel $25.00
Betsy Roberts $25.00
Rachel Lyles $25.00
Angela Donegan $20.00
Kelley Littleton $20.00
Kim Gawrys $15.00
Tony Recker $15.00
Cindy Barton $15.00
Jan Lipford $10.00
Jane Wallace $10.00
Amy Sentell $10.00
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