My Fundraising Page

My Half Marathon for My Grandaughter Haley
Nov 04, 2016



With Haley at the Festival of Trees Luncheon      

SAVE A CHILD with childhood leukemia.  

MY DREAM ----that we would reach people around the world.  So far we have gone from the U.S. to China, Taiwan, Japan, and Ireland. We're off to a great start.  Many thanks to those of you who have shared your love with so many others. We can do it ----one dollar at a time.  No donation is too small. What country will we add next?

On May 21, 2015 my beautiful ten year old granddaughter Haley was diagnosed with High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Haley is the daughter of my youngest son, Mike. Haley  has spent more than 2 months in the hospital, had countless surgeries, blood draws, blood transfusions, and lost her hair twice.  


She is now in the maintenance phase of treatment which lasts for two years. She gets oral chemo daily and chemo at the clinic once a month for the next two years. It will be four years before they can say she is a Cancer Survivor.


Seventeen years ago, my daughter and I did the Maui Marathon as a part of Team In Training and we raised money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). I did that race in honor of my childhood friend’s sister who died of ALL when we were children. At the time, there was no cure for ALL. Thanks to organizations like LLS, the survival rate for childhood leukemia is now over 92%. Never in a million years did I think that my fundraising efforts in 2000 for LLS would benefit my granddaughter today.


I have joined TEAM HALEY which was set up by my daughter Jenny. We are a team of friends and family members who had a goal of raising $100,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). As of September 17th, we have surpassed this. Now all the money raised goes towards LLS's childhood leukemia research portfolio and Haley's name is forever linked with this research. This means when you donate to Team Haley, you are literally funding research for a full cure and better treatments for childhood leukemia. You are providing research that will help my granddaugther live a healthier life. 


I will be participating in Team In Training and doing the Las Vegas Half Marathon on November 13, 2016. I will be joined by my son Mike, my daughter-in-law Kressent, my husband, and my niece…along with about 20 other Team Haley teammates. Altogether there are 84 members on Team Haley doing marathons, half marathons, 10 k, etc. in various locations in Washington, California, Chicago, and New York.  We are definitely a team with a mission.


No donation is too small and all donations are tax deductible. Donating online is easy but you may also send a check made out to LLS. Send it to me at 3415 115th Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335


Thank you for your support!




Supporter Comments

    "Way to go Claudia! XOMary"

    Mary Christensen

    Thu Jul 14 12:37:41 EDT 2016

    "Claudia, You and your family are very dear to my heart and Haley is a strong young lady! "

    Kathy Mitchell

    Thu Jul 21 02:15:15 EDT 2016

    "Meeker Tea"

    Sarah Wisk

    Sun Jul 24 01:44:18 EDT 2016

    "Claudia and Haley area team!!"

    Mary Ann Seiwersth

    Fri Sep 02 09:32:33 EDT 2016

    "What a worthy cause!"


    Sun Sep 11 11:31:01 EDT 2016

    "Good luck on your training. All the best to your granddaughter! Hugs! Carrie"

    Carrie Venable Byrd

    Fri Sep 16 01:39:51 EDT 2016

    "With love from friends of Claudia in China."

    Brian Barrons

    Tue Jul 19 06:56:32 EDT 2016

    "Body Transformations "

    Body Transformations

    Wed May 11 10:01:17 EDT 2016

    "All the best to your granddaughter! Claudia, you are an amazing person. It's inspiring. "

    Hyunmi Jun ward

    Fri Oct 21 03:59:49 EDT 2016

    "Love and good thoughts for all!! Cookie &Dean"

    Cookie & Dean

    Fri Nov 11 11:42:12 EST 2016

    "You are a wonderful Grandmother! Your love is endless and Haley and her cousins are so fortunate to have you for their Grandmother!"

    Howes - Tea for LLS

    Sun Jul 10 05:14:19 EDT 2016


    Corinne Kostecka

    Thu Oct 13 02:46:38 EDT 2016


    Stanley Kostecka

    Thu Oct 13 02:42:08 EDT 2016


    Body Transformations

    Thu Oct 13 02:39:12 EDT 2016

    "Save a Child's life "

    Claudia Marston

    Thu Oct 13 02:34:10 EDT 2016

    "Claudia, You are an inspiration to all of us. Your Granddaughter Haley must be so proud of you. Haley, Your Grandmother and I are childhood friends. She loves you so much and I know she is training so hard so raise funds to help find a cure.Good luck to your entire family. Gary and Kathleen Bendlin"

    Kathleen Bendlin

    Wed Aug 17 04:02:57 EDT 2016

    "Great Job Claudia!"

    Tammy Kvinsland

    Wed Jul 27 11:21:55 EDT 2016

    "Hi Claudia! There is not much I can do here in Hong Kong, but I hope the donation I made today would help those who need it. Thank you and love you always, Iris"

    Iris Cheung

    Wed Jul 20 12:13:36 EDT 2016

    "Every donation whether it's $100 or $1 is important. It brings us closer to our team goal and my goal. Thank you so very much to those attended my friend's birthday party."

    claudia marston

    Sat Apr 30 10:28:38 EDT 2016

    "keep making strides to save lives!"

    Corinne Kuchling & Tom Cummings

    Tue Dec 27 07:28:14 EST 2016

    " I wish you all the best I met your grandma she is a special woman and I'm proud of her for doing the Martone God bless you be strong and you will go through this "

    Gal Adiv

    Mon Nov 28 06:55:17 EST 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $7,487.50 | Goal: $6,000.00
125 %

My Team

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

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My Thanks To

Meeker Mansion Yard Sale $601.34
Joe Hart $500.00
Bob Larsen $500.00
Brian Barrons $500.00
Claudia Marston $500.00
Meeker mansion tea fundra... $250.00
Zusy $200.00
Mona Anderson $200.00
ROCKY $180.00
Aramark $110.00
claudia marston $103.00
Gal Adiv $100.00
Richard Carberry $100.00
Linggi $100.00
Bella Kitchen $100.00
Takehiro Matsumoto $100.00
Gentamenn $100.00
Judy and Bill Cummings $100.00
Ruiz $100.00
Dennis & Peggy Laporte $100.00
Robert Marston $100.00
Mary Ann Seiwersth $100.00
Kathleen Bendlin $100.00
Susan Harris $100.00
Marlys Johnson $100.00
Bosnick $100.00
Brenda and Henry Heim $100.00
Kathy Mitchell $100.00
Ron and Bee Johnson $100.00
Byron Addleman $88.84
Body Transformations $80.00
Tea fundraiser $75.00
Donaldson $60.00
Microsoft match: Kuchling $50.00
Corinne Kuchling & Tom Cu... $50.00
william darcy $50.00
Petrie $50.00
Corine Kuehlthau $50.00
Rocky Marston $50.00
Dickey $50.00
Carrie Venable Byrd $50.00
Ron Reierson $50.00
Rae Brown $50.00
Gail Waters $50.00
Sarah Wisk $50.00
Mary Christensen $50.00
Joleen Canwell $50.00
Tea-Mary Haniszewski $45.00
Tea-Susan white-paris $45.00
Tea-dyson $45.00
Tea- heim $40.00
Kathryn and Carmen Hilke $35.00
Microsoft Match - Howes T... $30.00
Tea-Sarah And zoe $30.00
Howes - Tea for LLS $30.00
Marilyn Cheney $25.00
Rompogren $25.00
Feist $25.00
Harvey Roberts $25.00
Kate and Steve Griswold $25.00
Gary Abel $25.00
Tammy Kvinsland $25.00
Bill winter $20.00
Tea-laura stamm $15.00
Sandy Walker - LLS Tea $15.00
Heidi Blanton- tea for LL... $15.00
Hyunmi Jun ward $10.00
Corinne Kostecka $10.00
Stanley Kostecka $10.00
Body Transformations $10.00
Claudia Marston $10.00
Cookie & Dean  
Bank Of America  
Susan & Richard  
Iris Cheung