TEAM DASH Campaign Center
May 08, 2019


In 2006, I joined Team in Training (TNT) and signed up for my first triathlon. TNT is the flagship fundraising program for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services.

My parents traveled to watch me swim, bike, and run. My entire family attended Washington State University (GO COUGS!) so my mom made a WSU flag, which my dad waved along the course, cheering me on.

After crossing that finish line thirteen years ago, I’ve remained involved with TNT and LLS as a fundraiser, mentor, team captain, coach, and national volunteer leader.

In 2011, I adopted a golden retriever, whom I named Dash… because I like to run. He instantly became our triathlon team’s mascot.

A few short months later, I lost my father to renal cell cancer. My dad was my hero, my mentor, my best friend. He taught me how to live and enjoy life, to listen, to ask questions, to be open-hearted. I cannot adequately describe how losing my dad so early in my life has affected me. I lost my guide.

Since his death, I’ve channeled my grief into something positive by continuing to fundraise, volunteer, mentor, and coach… to keep his spirit alive.

In 2019, at a Seattle Mariners baseball game (and completely by accident) Dash became an internet celebrity. Dash suddenly had a voice, and an audience of thousands, so I had to figure what he should “speak” about. And since he’s a good dog, I was determined that his message should do good. So, we applied for an amazing opportunity…

I’ve been selected as one of five athletes from across the country to represent LLS in the ultimate triathlon… the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. This opportunity will push my physical limits and fundraising abilities. TEAM DASH has a fundraising goal of $100,000 by October 2019.

Dash and I are asking you to join us in making a difference for people like my dad. With your help, LLS will be able to provide two important research grants… one in memory of my dad, and the other in memory of my grandfather (who died of CML in 1983).

You will crush cancer with your donation today. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


Supporter Comments

    "Go Team!"

    Paul Klies

    Sat Dec 08 07:12:12 EST 2018

    "The Dash 2019 Calendar is excellent - thank you. Go Ande and Go Team - get to $100k and get to Kona!"

    Brian Meenaghan

    Fri Dec 21 03:27:30 EST 2018

    "In honor of Ande Edlund - in memory of Eric Edlund and Sandra Owes"

    Karim & Karin Taifour

    Sun Dec 23 11:56:49 EST 2018

    "Go Ande! Remembering Uncle Eric and my cousin Sandy. "

    Kristin and Ken Edlund-Rosenow

    Mon Dec 24 02:43:21 EST 2018

    "Thank you to all the Postdoc Brewing customers that came out to celebrate Dash's 8th Birthday - $1 per pint goes to a great cause!"

    Postdoc Brewing

    Wed Jan 30 04:32:26 EST 2019

    "Good Luck... You are going to do great. "

    Sang & Nicole Ji

    Tue Mar 12 02:42:34 EDT 2019

    "Good luck Ande! "

    Jon Heide

    Thu Mar 14 12:11:23 EDT 2019

    "Thanks for all the coaching over the years!"

    Chris Boyd

    Fri Mar 15 11:55:55 EDT 2019

    "Go Ande and GO TEAM !! Thank you for your coaching and fighting cancer !"

    Kim and Gary

    Sat Mar 16 09:45:28 EDT 2019

    "Go Ande! Go Team!"


    Wed Mar 20 07:02:45 EDT 2019


    Catherine Heide

    Tue Apr 02 02:54:38 EDT 2019

    "Arrghh, Cap’n ‘n Dash! ‘Tis a long and mighty voyage fer ye two! Here ye some doubloons fer yer troubles. Shiver me timbers, ye be fine sailors. Give it a heave ho mateys, weight the anchor and hoist the mizzen! "

    Scurvy Dog

    Tue Apr 02 05:55:42 EDT 2019

    "Kick ass, Ande! You're an inspiration and I'm so glad to have met you."

    Steph & Ethan

    Tue Apr 09 07:08:56 EDT 2019

    "Go Ande!!"

    Kim Griffiths

    Sun Apr 14 02:29:56 EDT 2019

    "This donation is from my neighbor, Linda, in memory of her mother."


    Fri Apr 19 06:19:36 EDT 2019

    "Go Cougs. Go Dash. Go Andy. "

    Lucas Nurmi

    Sun Apr 21 06:41:05 EDT 2019

    "For my Uncle Tom, for dash, for the cougs, for my future golden retriever "

    Savannah Rogers

    Sun Apr 21 09:03:08 EDT 2019

    "way to go, coach. can't wait to cheer you on in HI. love ya!"

    mark herkert

    Wed May 01 08:59:39 EDT 2019

    "Go Team!"

    Paul Klies

    Fri May 03 11:49:02 EDT 2019

    "To my very first coach, who taught me how to swim, bike, and run, and his remarkable new goal to help save lives. Go get 'em Ande! Eff cancer and race in honor of all those who cannot... you have a whole (pirate) brigade behind you!"

    Erin Hillert

    Fri May 10 10:21:20 EDT 2019

    "Every day we inch closer to finding possible cures for the many forms of blood cancers and diseases. My father died too young from leukemia and related issues. This important research we can fund through Leukemia/Lymphoma Society to solve these mysteries which touch so many lives. "

    Ann Edlund

    Fri May 10 11:32:54 EDT 2019

    "Go Dash and Go Cougs!"

    Catherine Duback

    Fri May 10 12:41:15 EDT 2019

    "So awesome Ande and Dash! We are rooting for you from the East Side of Washington! "

    Charissa Johnston

    Fri May 10 01:18:35 EDT 2019

    "Go Cougs"


    Fri May 10 02:32:57 EDT 2019

    "Way to go! Go Team!!!"

    Pamela Folkman

    Fri May 10 11:57:49 EDT 2019

    "Ande and Dash, sending you good health and plenty of energy and strength as you train for your greatest Ironman ever. We are so proud of you!"

    Kristi and Gary Atwood

    Sat May 11 01:54:08 EDT 2019

    "Go Team Dash!"

    April Boyd

    Sat May 11 09:13:17 EDT 2019

    "Thank you for doing this!"

    Deb Knaus

    Sat May 11 09:46:15 EDT 2019

    "Flash Matching!"

    Sandra Jirous

    Sat May 11 09:30:52 EDT 2019

    "Flash Match #2!"

    Sandra Jirous

    Sat May 11 09:31:55 EDT 2019

    "Go Coach go!! Thank you for everything you do for Team and for LLS. Hele hui!"


    Sat May 11 11:26:47 EDT 2019


    Kristen Brennan

    Mon May 13 09:09:22 EDT 2019

    "Great work Ande, wishing you all the best in training and fundraising!"

    April Wilson

    Wed May 15 05:32:32 EDT 2019

    "Go ande!"

    Kristin burke

    Sun May 19 06:19:52 EDT 2019

    "Thanks for All you have done to get your Teams across that finish line. This is your turn to SHINE with DASH. Go TEAM! "

    Cindy & EMI

    Sun May 19 10:33:06 EDT 2019

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $27,618.40 | Goal: $100,000.00
28 %

Make a Donation

Join Ande Edlund in the Mission to wipe out blood cancer:

 Titanium $1,000.00
 Platinum $500.00
 Gold $250.00
 Silver $100.00
 Super $50.00
 Star $25.00
 Other $

In Memory of

Eric Edlund & Ed Lindh

My Thanks To

Scurvy Dog $5000.00
Archana Pillaipakkam $1500.00
Colin D Hamilton $800.00
Chris Boyd $750.00
Paul Klies $600.00
mark herkert $500.00
Archana Pillaipakkam $500.00
Kim and Gary $500.00
Paul Klies $500.00
Mike Town $440.00
April Boyd $400.00
Kim Griffiths $370.00
Deb Knaus $350.00
Steph & Ethan $300.00
Kathryn Cox $250.00
Megan Jasper $250.00
Catherine Heide $200.00
Jon Heide $150.00
Postdoc Brewing $111.00
Cindy & EMI $100.00
Arne Edlund $100.00
April Wilson $100.00
Aramark $100.00
Kristen Brennan $100.00
Kevin A Jones $100.00
Sandra Jirous $100.00
Sandra Jirous $100.00
Jeff n Jen Magson $100.00
Pamela Folkman $100.00
Robert B Johnston $100.00
Stokes Lawrence Charitabl... $100.00
Nathan Driggers $100.00
Charissa Johnston $100.00
Catherine Duback $100.00
Lucas Nurmi $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Chris Boyd $100.00
Sang & Nicole Ji $100.00
Ian Edlund $100.00
Kristi and Gary Atwood $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Jennifer Kohler $50.00
Kristin and Ken Edlund-Ro... $50.00
Karim & Karin Taifour $50.00
Christine $26.20
Erin Hillert $26.20
Kristin burke $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Evan Sutton $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Karissa Lies $25.00
Brian Meenaghan $25.00
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Ann Edlund  
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Savannah Rogers  
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