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My 2nd Marathon for Haley: Chicago 10-9-16
Aug 31, 2016


Photo of Haley with my Finisher's Medal from Marine Corps Marathon, and photo at finish line.


When my ten year old niece Haley was diagnosed with High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on May 21, 2015 I was completely devastated. There were so many unknowns and I felt completely helpless. I was overwhelmed with worrying about Haley and my brother and his family. I laid awake countless nights praying and trying to figure out what I could do to help.


Feeling helpless and not knowing how to help people you love is so hard. I just kept thinking “What can I do?” So, last summer I signed up with Team In Training (TNT) to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). I ran the Marine Corps Marathon in Haley’s honor and this year, I will run the Chicago Marathon in her honor. This year, I am also the Captain of TEAM HALEY. We have 81 friends and family members from 6 states participating in Team In Training doing 6 endurance events this fall.


I will be running the Chicago Marathon with my brother Mike, Haley's dad!! Haley and the rest of my family will be cheering us on! 


TEAM HALEY's mission is to raise over $100,000 for LLS. With your help Haley's name will be honorably linked to the Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Research Portfolio with funds going directly to research projects focused on ALL.


ALL is the most common cancer in children. Many children can be cured with intensive multi-drug treatments, but these can have debilitating side effects. More effective and less toxic therapies are urgently needed for patients of all ages. This is an important and exciting opportunity for us all -- through TEAM HALEY -- to help directly fund research that will benefit Haley and so many others like her who are fighting ALL.


Haley has endured hundreds of oral chemotherapy doses at home, over 100 rounds of intravenous chemotherapy, 1 body scan, 2 emergency room visits, 25 spinal tap chemotherapy injections, 5 blood transfusions, 2 surgeries and numerous inpatient admissions. She endured hair loss twice, weight gain and weight loss. Haley is now in the maintenance phase of treatment which lasts for two years and includes oral chemotherapy daily and chemotherapy through her port once a month at the clinic. This is so much for anyone to go through, and especially a ten year old. 


I want to live in a world without childhood leukemia and other blood cancers!!! Together, we can change the lives of people affected by blood cancers. Please help LLS continue the fight to put an end to blood cancer and please help us reach this incredible goal. 

Thank you!!

Here's a short video of Haley's journey with ALL:


My Cheer Squad at the Marine Corps Marathon. (Orange represents "hope for a cure for leukemia.") They were amazing!




Cousin love!!

Here's a short video of Haley speaking to TNT last season: 



Supporter Comments

    "Go Team Haley!! "

    Rebecca Johnston

    Tue Apr 26 03:08:03 EDT 2016

    "Jenny, you are all in our prayers and thoughts each and every day! Heather's Good Shephard Preschool family is with you in spirit as you train for your marathon and we will also be thinking of you while running on your marathon. Blessings to you and Haley and your entire group of family and friends!! Go get 'em!!!! xoxoxo Love, Lois Leff and family xoxoxoxo"

    Lois Castelli-Leff

    Thu Apr 28 05:48:22 EDT 2016

    "Good luck, Jenny! "

    Susan Knutson

    Sat May 28 12:09:54 EDT 2016

    "Good luck, Jenny!"

    Sandra and Stan Day

    Tue Jun 21 12:32:34 EDT 2016

    "I want to donate more, I am just in a place in my life where I do not have much to offer financially but I want to offer something. I am donating this in the name of my grandpa who took care of his family and the Marston's are part of the Rosati family. I love you guys so much and want the best for your family."


    Tue Jul 19 07:44:16 EDT 2016

    "Happy Birthday Jenny and go Team Haley!"

    Kelly Kempt

    Sun Jul 24 01:38:13 EDT 2016

    "All our best to Haley and all of your fundraising efforts!"

    Sadie B.

    Wed Jul 27 12:34:40 EDT 2016

    "All my love and prayers to your family and TEAM HALEY!"

    Julie Wagner Nevins

    Sun Aug 07 07:11:54 EDT 2016

    "Go Team Haley!!"

    Heather Whitney

    Wed Aug 31 03:13:52 EDT 2016

    "So great Jen! xoxo"

    Amy Connelly

    Wed Aug 31 03:59:42 EDT 2016

    "Go Jenny! You're amazing!"

    Joelle & Loren Alhadeff

    Thu Sep 15 11:43:00 EDT 2016

    "Best of luck Jenny. All the best to Haley."

    Rachael Reid

    Thu Sep 08 04:13:30 EDT 2016

    "Jenny, Happy Birthday! What an awesome accomplishment and true testament to your love for your niece and everyone else who goes through what she is experiencing. Amazing!"

    Sharon Gelbrich

    Thu Jul 28 12:42:13 EDT 2016

    "You're amazing Jenny and Haley!"

    Haru Komuro

    Mon Jul 25 12:53:37 EDT 2016

    "It is humbling and heartwarming to see your dedication to your niece. Best wishes to Haley, good luck on the Marathon with your family and Happy Birthday! Warm Regards, Adam"

    adam Leff

    Sun Jul 24 11:24:28 EDT 2016

    "Happy Birthday, Jenny! I'm so proud and in awe of you. GO GIRL!!!!"

    Sara Fairfoot

    Sun Jul 24 10:44:13 EDT 2016

    "So lucky to be your friend! Happy birthday! Go team Haley!"

    Jon McBride

    Sun Jul 24 10:19:19 EDT 2016

    "Wishing you the best "

    Dave & Linda Howe

    Sun May 08 01:31:18 EDT 2016

    "Good luck on your race, and prayers that Haley recovers quickly and completely! Nance Cruce"

    Mrs. Nance Cruce

    Wed Apr 20 07:21:13 EDT 2016

    "Brown Bear Car Wash is happy to donate to the noble efforts of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We are grateful for people like Jennifer Howe who work to raise funds for this and other important and worthy causes."

    Brown Bear Car Wash

    Mon Apr 04 03:08:52 EDT 2016

    "Good Luck!"

    stephanie anderson

    Wed Mar 30 10:06:46 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $10,535.82 | Goal: $10,000.00
105 %

My Team

Team Total: $155,094.66 | Goal: $100,000.00

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My Thanks To

Microsoft Match - Howe $1500.00
Google MG Program $1000.00
Brown Bear Car Wash $300.00
Call Electric, Inc $250.00
Dave & Linda Howe $250.00
Microsoft match for Franc... $250.00
Francisco Guarnido $250.00
Dr Walter Rotkis $200.00
Town & Country Fence $150.00
Kurt and P L Mondloch $100.00
Jan Calcaterra & John Kun... $100.00
Shannon Sandri $100.00
Capital Group $100.00
Scott Darling $100.00
Julie Wagner Nevins $100.00
Sadie B. $100.00
Capital Group $100.00
Microsoft Match - Johnsto... $100.00
Susan Knutson $100.00
Berta Construction $100.00
Lois Castelli-Leff $100.00
Rebecca Johnston $100.00
Capital Group: 2:1 match ... $50.00
stephanie anderson $100.00
Louie Ruiz $100.00
Sunny, Sam and Hannah $99.00
Susan Devan and David Kap... $50.00
Walt and Jane Dobranski $50.00
Kathy Adolphsen and famil... $50.00
anita brar $50.00
Rachael Reid $50.00
Beth Edwards $50.00
Rush Doshi $50.00
Me and Moms Hats $50.00
Sharon Gelbrich $50.00
Sara Fairfoot $50.00
Dr Kristin Johannsen $50.00
Erin Waterman $50.00
Mrs. Nance Cruce $50.00
Nike Inc $50.00
Walt Kuehlthau $50.00
Nike Global Giving $50.00
Karen Eaton $35.00
Ai-Lien Sperry $30.00
Jack and Myrna Nagle $25.00
Amy Connelly $25.00
Jennifer Lounsberry $25.00
adam Leff $25.00
Jon McBride $25.00
Kelly Kempt $25.00
Sandra and Stan Day $25.00
Melissa Coleman $25.00
Anna Belle Bowman $25.00
Amy Witmer  
Corinne Gillespie  
Joelle & Loren Alhadeff  
Drinda Benjamin  
Heather Whitney  
Elena Larkin  
Haru Komuro  
David Nelson  
Amy LaRubbio