My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jan 26, 2010 by Casey Rose

Racing to Save Lives


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To My Friends and Family,

As most of you already know, my 5 year old niece Samantha is fighting both Acute Myelogenous Leukemia and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She was diagnosed on August 7th, 2009 and on January 5th of this year, Sam had a bone marrow transplant to combat the cancer. These past few months have been almost unbearable, especially for her parents. Their lives turned from excitedly getting Sam prepared for kindergarten, to sitting vigil by her beside, worrying while she under went test after test, received chemotherapy, and then cared for her when the side effects of the chemo started to hit. They have had to endure and cope with that of which is every parent's worst nightmare. However, right now, after the bone marrow transplant, I am very happy to say that Sam is doing very well. With the support of her parents, family, friends, doctors, and by her own inner strength, we can finally say that Sam is on her way to recovery.

There is currently no answer as to "why" an individual is stricken with this disease however, hopefully someday soon there will at least be a cure for it. In the past few months, I have found that both science and humanity can work together and make the difference. I have witnessed first hand the generosity of strangers and the support of loved ones alike. Without science and medicine, this disease could be even more devastating. Without our loved ones who support us and see us through the heartache and grief of cancer, families will be left in absolute despair. I have faith that in conjunction with one another; modern medicine and the human spirit, we can fight and defeat this disease.

With that in mind, I have decided to run the Vermont City Marathon on May 30th, 2010, for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). I will be a participant in their Team In Training program and will run in honor of Samantha. In order for me to do this, I need your help. I am hoping that you can join me in this fight against cancer by making a donation towards my goal of $3000. Each donation helps accelerate finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. More than 823,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers. I am hoping that my participation in Team In Training will help bring hope and support to these families and to my own.

Please use the link in this email to donate online quickly and securely plus learn more about my progress. You will receive a confirmation of your donation by email and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation.

Attached to the bottom of this email is a picture of Samantha. I am truly humbled to run in honor of her. Sam is a beautifully bright and energetic little girl with an infectious laugh. I am truly lucky to be her Aunt. It is my mission to do this for her and her parents.

On behalf of my family and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, I thank you very much for your support and I greatly appreciate your generosity.


Casey Rose

P.S. I would appreciate it if you would forward this email to as many people as you can to encourage them to donate as well. They can use the same link as included above. Thank you again.


Supporter Comments

    "Casey, I hope that with every step that you take in this marathon, you are able to celebrate the lives of beautiful little Samantha, my grandmother, and the millions of other people who have battled and are battling this horrible disease. It's that celebration of life that allows us to move forward and continue fighting against and finding a cure for this disease. You should be VERY proud of yourself and your accomplishments! "

    Andrea Langworthy

    Fri Mar 26 10:55:26 EDT 2010

    "Casey, Sam is a sweetheart!! What a smile! You are a special aunt to little Sam! We are rooting for both of you! Good Luck!"

    Dewey & Barb Benedetti

    Wed Mar 03 12:56:25 EST 2010

    "Good luck Casey and best wishes for Sam! GS should match this but it may take some time..."

    Liana Costas

    Wed Feb 24 03:26:13 EST 2010

    "I heard about Sam through my good friend Sheila. She's in our thoughts & prayers. What a wonderful thing you are doing Casey!!"

    Mindy Ernle

    Mon Feb 22 09:53:46 EST 2010

    "Thank you Casey for doing this. It truly means the world to us and we hope that someday they will find a cure for all cancer! Love You!"

    Debbie and Andy Rice

    Sat Feb 13 08:44:14 EST 2010

    "Good luck Casey!! We will keep you in our prayers as you train for and run this race! Laura and Randy Smith"

    Laura and Randy Smith

    Mon Feb 01 12:39:39 EST 2010

    "Casey we are behind you 100%! "Let's kick some Cancer BUTT""

    Paul & Marilu

    Tue Jan 26 02:38:16 EST 2010

    "You go Casey! "

    Courtney Thayer

    Tue Feb 02 07:11:06 EST 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,195.00 | Goal: $3,000.00
140 %

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In Honor of

Samantha Rice

My Thanks To

Pleasantville High School $500.00
Debbie and Andy Rice $500.00
Goldman Sachs & Co. $250.00
Liana Costas $250.00
Floyd Rose $250.00
Tom Culligan $250.00
Voices For All $250.00
Casey Rose $110.00
Tom and Ann Conner $100.00
Teresa Vazquez $100.00
Ignacio & Simonne $100.00
Debbie Rice $100.00
Sheila Rousch $100.00
Laura and Randy Smith $100.00
Ed and Eileen $100.00
Brad, Dawn, Brayden & Jay... $100.00
Paul & Marilu $100.00
PBG WINS $50.00
Jamie Dennis $50.00
Tricia Miller $50.00
James Cole $50.00
Andrea Langworthy $50.00
Maureen & Peter Carsten $50.00
Beverly Griffin $50.00
Diane Taite $50.00
Diane Oliver $50.00
Gloria Hellmann Rose $25.00
Dewey & Barb Benedetti $25.00
Mindy Ernle $25.00
Kathryn Payne $25.00
Mark Watson $25.00
Robert Hamman $25.00
Brian Calandruccio $25.00
David & Nancy Fleming $25.00
Courtney Thayer $25.00
Arlene Nowak $25.00
Miriam Eagar $25.00
Thaissa Conner $25.00
Merryl Berliner $25.00
Leslie Palmieri $25.00
Steven Rainey $15.00
Brenda Roberts $10.00
Sandra Short $10.00