Welcome to Coll's Dolls's Fundraising Page

Welcome to the Doll House
Nov 28, 2016


On April 29th, 2017, Coll’s Dolls - Karen, Donna, Maggie, Amanda, Alyssa, and Carolyn - will be running the Nashville Rock N Roll Marathon and Half Marathon with LLS's Team in Training to support Colleen Johnson


For some of us, this will be the longest distance ever run.


For others, it’s a chance to take on 26.2 in full Music City style.


For everyone, this is the run of the year to honor our dearest friend, daughter, and sister, and support her in her fight against Lymphoma.


Each of our personal pages highlight why we are so moved to use our running to show support for Colleen.  If you have met her for even 5 minutes, you know she is someone worth fighting for. She is the friend you want in your corner for all the situations that can make adulting so difficult.  She is the confidant who is always willing to listen and offer advice.  She is the dance instructor who hits the dance floor with the latest moves already perfected.  She is the amazing person who is incredibly generous and always puts her friends and family first.  If you’ve had those 5 minutes – or have been lucky enough to have more – you know why we are running for her.


The fight against Lymphoma doesn’t come cheap.  It is expensive on so many more levels than just financial.  But as Colleen says, attitude is a choice and she is choosing to stay positive.  She has stuck to that mantra.  Through news she never thought she would get.  Through challenges and decisions she never expected to have to make or take on ever, let alone in her first year of marriage.  Through moments when her body just wouldn’t cooperate, understanding that it was taking on a huge fight. 


When the going gets tough, the tough get going.  Colleen is tough.  And we will be channeling her fierceness and attitude to get through these miles.  It is our way to give her just a glimmer of the gratitude we have for all she has done, and continues to do, for us.  We need your help now in raising money to help fund this society that helps so many people and families, including ours, all affected by this disease.



Please support our team.  Any amount is helpful and appreciated! 

With your help, we know this will be the most impactful race any of us have ever done.

Help us reach our fundraising goal by donating to a teammate’s campaign.  Your gift will help support life-saving research to create a world without blood cancers. And, your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.


A couple Lymphoma and LLS Facts:

  • Someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer every 3 minutes.  They are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends, and co-workers who struggle every day to fight.
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients.
  • Whenever we talk about cancer, we always use the same word. Someday. Someday there will be a cure. Someday we won’t lose the people we love. But when is someday? Together we will make, someday today.


You can help by making a donation to my fundraising campaign today!


Supporter Comments

    "Love and AOE ladies! Go team Coll doll!!!!"

    Kaitlin Keeney

    Mon Nov 28 10:22:58 EST 2016

    "Go Team Colleen!"

    Lisa Mihlbauer

    Mon Nov 28 11:08:54 EST 2016

    "Go, Girls!"

    Deidre Connolly

    Tue Nov 29 09:06:41 EST 2016

    "YOU GO GIRLS!!! What a great idea!! "

    Carol Wilinski

    Tue Nov 29 09:23:05 EST 2016

    "Keep fighting, love Adam, Ally and Jack!"

    Ally, Adam and Jack

    Tue Nov 29 10:26:03 EST 2016

    "You are all winners in this race. ❤️"

    Sue Binter

    Tue Nov 29 12:57:18 EST 2016

    "Sending Coll's Dolls strength and love through the journey and through the run <3. Love and AOE, Kristin"

    Kristin Waymire

    Tue Nov 29 04:41:30 EST 2016

    "Good luck Team Coll's Dolls! Wish I could join you ladies. Next year :)"

    Caitlin Casey

    Tue Nov 29 05:37:13 EST 2016

    "Go Team Coll's Dolls!"

    Katie Goeser

    Tue Nov 29 10:12:03 EST 2016

    "We love you, Colleen! So lucky to cal you my friend! "

    Katelyn Janssen

    Tue Nov 29 11:11:31 EST 2016

    "Way to go Coll's Dolls! Good luck with the run. I donated because I love and support Colleen who is is a wonderful, remarkable person."

    Janet Lipscomb

    Tue Nov 29 11:49:45 EST 2016

    "Thank you for raising money to fight blood cancer. We pray every day for a cure. With love, Tracy and Tyler Pease"

    Tracy & Tyler Pease

    Thu Dec 01 08:27:01 EST 2016

    "I'm happy to help support this effort and to show my love to my former Brownie and Girl Scout champion! "

    Lynn Tolcott

    Thu Dec 01 08:07:31 EST 2016

    "My thoughts and prayers go to these amazing ladies, Colleen and Donna. They are an inspiration to us all. God be with you on this journey. Linda Short"

    Linda Short

    Thu Dec 01 09:34:50 EST 2016

    "Happy Birthday Maggie!"

    Cindy Anderson

    Sun Dec 04 07:57:29 EST 2016

    "Gook Luck Coll's Dolls!!! Praying for Colleen's successful and speedy recovery. "

    Janelle and Jim Larson

    Sun Jan 01 09:17:12 EST 2017

    "Good luck, #CollsDolls! Sending my love and rooting for all of you!"

    Lindsay Bembenek

    Sun Jan 01 01:34:18 EST 2017

    "You ladies are an inspiration. Kick cancer's butt and kick this race's butt!"

    Monica McCarthy

    Sun Jan 29 09:52:45 EST 2017

    "Have a great run, dolls!"

    Denise Girardin

    Mon Jan 30 05:35:46 EST 2017

    "You dolls are the best! "

    Chris Hauri

    Mon Jan 30 06:31:46 EST 2017

    "Colleen is high school friends with my college roommate, Kelsey from Ohio State! I haven't seen her for years, but she's a fighter and she will kick cancer's ass. You girls are fantastic for doing this for her. Keep being the fabulous friends that you are! "

    Diana Ryan

    Tue Jan 31 09:03:06 EST 2017

    "So excited to support you lovely ladies and Colleen!! Know you all will rock it! Love & AOE, Kira xoxo"

    Kira Hanson

    Thu Mar 02 05:36:22 EST 2017

    "Good luck girls! I think it's great that you're doing this for a wonderful woman and friend."

    Amy Zillmer

    Mon Mar 20 09:52:52 EDT 2017

    "Go fight win!!"

    Kat Geertsen

    Tue Mar 21 12:27:35 EDT 2017

    "For all of the great friends made in Mazatlan and all of the great experiences for you ahead! Wishing Colleen nothing but the BEST!!"

    Kyle Hegeholz

    Fri Mar 24 11:23:14 EDT 2017

    "This is so amazing, Alyssa!!! "

    Leila Waller

    Wed Mar 29 10:33:08 EDT 2017

    "Good luck, ladies!! I am sure Colleen's toughness will power you all through this run - especially you, Alyssa, I am expecting record setting speed. Rebecca"

    Rebecca Orr

    Thu Mar 30 07:54:07 EDT 2017

    "Remember the power of positive thinking!"

    Cindy Kamps

    Mon Apr 03 01:29:59 EDT 2017

    "Great girl, great cause...you go!"

    John, Sharon, Jenna and Johnny Koeble

    Tue Apr 04 10:30:20 EDT 2017

    "Go team! We love you Colleen!"

    Megan & Alex Timmler

    Wed Apr 12 02:42:34 EDT 2017

    "So proud of everyone running! Love and aoe:) "

    Liz Mercer

    Tue Apr 18 12:46:22 EDT 2017

    "Woooooo!!! Go Coll's Dolls Go! Colleen you are so inspiring and awesome (your friends and family running are too)! Have an amazing time in Nashville!"

    Kelsey Robison

    Tue Apr 18 08:34:24 EDT 2017

    "Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone fighting leukemia and lymphoma!"

    Wayne & Linda Peterson

    Tue Apr 18 08:37:02 EDT 2017

    "Love that you girls are doing this in honor of Colleen! Prayers for strength for you in your race and of course for Colleen as she takes her next steps as well!"

    Sarah Widder

    Wed Apr 19 12:27:25 EDT 2017

    "Love you girls!!!! Kick cancer's butt!!!!"

    Gabrielle Parker

    Fri Apr 28 12:03:00 EDT 2017

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $10,000.00
125 %
Donations: $12,536.40

Donate to our Team

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

Thanks To

Kira Hanson $500.00
Kyle Hegeholz $100.00
Tracy & Tyler Pease $100.00
Brian Fu $100.00
Caitlin Casey $100.00
Ally, Adam and Jack $100.00
Amy Zillmer $75.00
Heather McCulloch $70.00
Carolyn and Tom Simpson $50.00
Rebecca Orr $50.00
Denise Girardin $50.00
Janelle and Jim Larson $50.00
Linda Short $50.00
Maureen Madden Breiner $50.00
Janet Lipscomb $50.00
Rebecca H $50.00
Deidre Connolly $50.00
Wayne & Linda Peterson $25.00
Elizabeth Conrad $25.00
Leila Waller $25.00
Diana Ryan $25.00
Chris Hauri $25.00
Monica McCarthy $25.00
Lindsay Bembenek $25.00
Jason Carr $25.00
Katie Goeser $25.00
Lisa Mihlbauer $25.00
Katlyn Keller $25.00
Kaitlin Keeney $25.00
Katelyn Janssen $20.00
Gabrielle Parker  
Sarah Widder  
Kelsey Robison  
Sarah Wainscott  
Liz Mercer  
Kristan Nelson  
Megan & Alex Timmler  
mike pokel  
John, Sharon, Jenna and J...  
Cindy Kamps  
Christine Kingman  
Beth and John Geertsen  
Kat Geertsen  
Laura and Kent Wainscott  
Emma Marston  
Laureen Mueller  
Cindy Anderson  
Taylor Buresch  
Lynn Tolcott  
Kristin Waymire  
Sue Binter  
Carol Wilinski