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My Race for my Grandaughter Haley
Apr 11, 2016


On May 21, 2015, my youngest son Mike’s ten year old daughter Haley was diagnosed with High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Shortly after that my daughter, Jenny, signed up with Team In Training through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and ran the Marine Corps Marathon in Haley’s honor. Claudia and I cheered on Jenny and her teammates at the race in Washington, D.C.  


This year, Jenny has formed TEAM HALEY which is a group of family and friends who are all participating in Team In Training with the goal of raising $100,000 which will give us the opportunity to put an LLS funded research grant in Haley’s name. We want Haley to know that we've done everything we can to help find better cures and better treatments for blood cancer.


I will be walking a 10K in Las Vegas on November 13, 2016 in Haley’s honor! I will be very proud to wear the TNT jersey with Haley’s name on it. Claudia and my son Mike and his wife Kressent along with my niece, Leigh, will be walking the half marathon in Las Vegas at the same time. I will also be in Chicago to cheer on Jenny when she does the Chicago Marathon. 


 Photo of Jenny's daugther, Heather, and I at the Marine Corps Marathon. Orange represents "hope for a cure for leukemia."

LLS's continued advancements over the years are responsible for the blood cancer survival rate doubling and tripling; in some cases, the survival rate has even quadrupled. Many LLS-supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers. They're even being tested in clinical trials for patients with a range of cancers including lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. LLS funded drugs like Gleevec, Sprycel, Arinza, Tasigna and Zolinza are now being tested for patients with other non-cancerous diseases like Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis.


All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.


Thank you for your support!





My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,762.50 | Goal: $5,000.00
35 %

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My Thanks To

Otis and Sally Marston $500.00
Stanley Kostecka $100.00
Ron & Kathy Mladenich $50.00
Mary Ann Seiwerath $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Kevin Lovejoy $12.50