My Fundraising Page

My Half Marathon for My Niece Haley
Aug 02, 2016



On May 21, 2015, my ten year old niece, Haley, was diagnosed with High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and the journey with ALL began. I have joined TEAM HALEY. We are a group of family and friends who are participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program and we have a goal of raising $100,000 for LLS. I will be doing the Leavenworth Half Marathon in Haley’s honor!


Haley has endured hundreds of oral chemotherapy doses at home, over 100 rounds of intravenous chemotherapy, 25 spinal tap chemotherapy injections, 5 blood transfusions, and spent over 70 days in the hospital. 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.



Thanks to organizations like LLS who fund groundbreaking research, the survival rate for children with ALL increased from less than 5% in the 1960’s to a survival rate of over 92% today. To quote Haley’s Mom, my niece Kressent: “Now 92% sounds pretty good, right? However, when it's your child and there is an 8% chance that they may not survive, I for one, do not like that. I want to live in a world where I can say "there is a 100% cure rate for childhood cancer!!!!"


The battle against blood cancers is far from won. Despite progress, more than one third of blood cancer patients sadly do not survive 5 years after their diagnosis. More funding is needed to advance research and help save more lives. 


I am fighting for Haley and other blood cancer patients! I want Haley to know that I’ve done everything I can to help find a cure for childhood leukemia.


Every dollar makes a difference! Thank you for your support!!


Here is a short video of Haley’s journey with ALL:


Supporter Comments

    "Good luck to my sister who is running the 1/2 marathon in Leavenworth. Haley, Auntie Kathy loves you very much and I pray for you everyday. Remember each Christmas when you, Karys, myself and Auntie Karen have our twin pictures together. Love you and your sister Karys. God Bless! Auntie Kathy"

    Kathy Smith

    Fri Sep 30 10:06:08 EDT 2016

    "Haley is so proud of her Uncle Dan for the donation, Thanks Dan"

    Dan Butler

    Mon Sep 26 01:50:55 EDT 2016

    "Thanks so much Ryan your donation will help!!!"

    Ryan Butler

    Mon Sep 26 01:42:03 EDT 2016

    "Thank you Bryan!!!!"

    Bryan Butler

    Wed Sep 21 11:14:09 EDT 2016

    "Love that your niece's glass is half full and that there are people in the world like you, Betty, who are willing to help out where they can! Good luck to you and to your niece!"

    Amanda Mayer

    Mon Aug 22 12:51:43 EDT 2016

    " We are proud of you Haley. Good for you Betty Jean "

    Barry and Charlene Turnbull

    Tue Aug 09 12:05:24 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $763.69 | Goal: $750.00
102 %

My Team

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

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My Thanks To

Tacoma Community House $318.62
Jason Hill $100.00
Dan Butler $100.00
Karen Butler $60.00
Barry and Charlene Turnbu... $50.00
Kathy Smith $30.00
Scott Satterfield $20.00
Ryan Butler $20.00
Bryan Butler $20.00
Amanda Mayer