A biker, running to cure Blood Cancers

Chopperguy is on the run!
Jul 25, 2016

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

My commitment is hundreds of miles of training and ultimately 13.2 miles... make your commitment $4.00 a mile! ($4.00 per mile is only $52.40)

I am looking for Corporate Sponsors! All companies that donate will be included on all publications and announced at all events! The company that donates the largest amount will have their web address displayed on my cheek for the weekend of events!


Why am I here? Every 10 minutes, someone in the US dies from a blood cancer. I will be training and running the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon (13.1 miles) on November 13, 2016 with the LLS Team in Training, in honor of my stepson, 10 year old Blake Howard Wayland, as well as a great friend Johnny Thomas!

In 2004, Blake was what we thought was a normal healthy kid, playing roller Hockey in Ashland for the Vipers and football for the Kanawha Redskins. He also played basketball for a Glen Allen summer team and in July, participated in the JMU Summer Basketball Camp.

He enjoyed Trick Bike riding, Skate Boarding, Riding his Dirt Bike, shooting, hunting, fishing and most outside activities. He was also a pretty darn good golfer (Thanks to his mom and dad).

The week of August 23, 2004, Blake got a fever for a few evenings, but was active and unaffected during the day. After a trip to the pediatrician for what we thought was strep throat, we were told we had to get to MCV hospital as soon as we could because he could possibly have Leukemia. That week he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He had no signs of the disease, and within 4 days of entering the hospital, he was in the pediatric ICU on a respirator, clinging to life.

When he was diagnosed, I created a website for him, so people could post messages to him, and I could keep everyone updated on his progress. Blake received messages from people all around the world. Visit his website here


After a hard fight, on March 1, 2005, Blake lost his courageous battle with Leukemia.


Why are YOU here? To help me make a difference. Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. All donations are tax deductable and go directly to LLS and are recorded in my account! Corporate and company matching donation are also welcomed!

Although you can donate any amount you choose, my goal is to raise at least $4.00 per mile from each of my donors. Thats $52.40. Anyone contributing $100.00 or more will have their name and/or company name on a shirt that I will wear at the start of the race! Also, your donation is tax-deductible!

If you would like to donate, you can do so online by using the tool in the right menu. If you don't want to do so online, a check can be made out to "LLS" and sent to the following address:

Attn: Chopperguy
P.O. Box 8432
Richmond, VA 23226


Coming Soon!


You can also help by sending the following web address to everyone on your mailing list: https://www.ChopperTNT.com


Visit https://www.facebook.com/chopperTnT to keep up with my progress and to see any scheduled events!


I am completing this event in honor of Blake, Johnny and all individuals who have passed on and those who are currently 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 hope you will visit my web site often.

Thanks for your support!


"The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen." == Frank Loyd Wright


"Pain is Temporary, Quitting lasts Forever" == Lance Armstrong



Supporter Comments

    "Great seeing you! Have an awesome run!!"

    Wendy Horne

    Sat Nov 12 07:34:05 EST 2016

    "Keep doing what you do Fred! "

    Rick and Mary Szymanski

    Sat Nov 12 09:27:14 EST 2016


    Carole Mitchell

    Thu Sep 29 12:29:58 EDT 2016

    "Center of the universe "

    Amy Koziol

    Fri Jul 22 07:52:47 EDT 2016

    "For Blake and Jonny, their family and thousands more affected by this illness. "

    Darlene Brunzell

    Fri Jul 22 09:37:40 EDT 2016

    "Proud of you and will do all I can to hlelp. "

    Lynne Geisz and Eric Robinson

    Fri Jun 17 11:13:39 EDT 2016

    "Fred, Thanks for your support and the energy that you bring to this fight! You are the hero I never knew I had! Connie"

    Connie Zimmerman

    Tue May 03 03:57:16 EDT 2016

    "My grandson,Trey, and I thank YOU for your support! "

    Colleen Drespling

    Fri Apr 29 09:48:11 EDT 2016

    "Fred, Have a great run! Best regards, Brian"


    Fri Apr 29 07:00:37 EDT 2016

    "Kick cancers ass!! Proud of you little bro. "

    Jeanna Bouzek

    Fri Apr 29 04:55:48 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,710.40 | Goal: $4,500.00
82 %

My Team

Team Total: $127,578.46 | Goal: $125,000.00

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We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this participant for this event.

In Memory of

Blake Wayland and Johnny Thomas

My Thanks To

COTU - Center of the Univ... $905.00
Vexine - Cure Chasers-COT... $700.00
Ray Balgie $250.00
Douglas Messimer $250.00
Southwest Flight 3320 $133.00
Mark Vaizer $100.00
Robert Waldruff $100.00
Carole Mitchell $100.00
Jody Crist $100.00
Lynne Geisz and Eric Robi... $100.00
Jeanna Bouzek $100.00
shawn loehr $55.00
Warren $50.00
Scott & Karen Bogin $50.00
Jennifer Lovings $50.00
Brian & Heidi Pulliam $50.00
Wade Berryhill $50.00
JoAnne Clifton $50.00
Connie Zimmerman $50.00
Colleen Drespling $50.00
Kimberly Crockett $30.00
Wendy Horne $25.00
Kathryn O'Connell-Raymond $25.00
Carl Panebianco $25.00
Darlene Brunzell $25.00
Ashley Garner $20.00
Amy Koziol $10.00
Amy Koziol $10.00
Amy Koziol $10.00
Dea Markley  
Rick and Mary Szymanski  
Kimberly Lee  
Roger Holt