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Kerry's Half Marathon for Haley
Aug 12, 2016



On May 21, 2015, my friend’s 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. If we reach this goal, LLS will give us the opportunity to put the money raised directly towards the childhood leukemia research portfolio and Haley's name will be honorably linked to it. I will be doing the Leavenworth Half Marathon in Haley’s honor on October 1st!


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, 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!!!!"


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. 


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

    "You go girl!"

    Kelli and Scott Norris

    Mon Aug 29 10:24:54 EDT 2016

    "Happy to support Haley, Team Haley and you!"

    The Bouma Family

    Mon Sep 05 03:37:50 EDT 2016

    "Someone once told me when asking people to support your fundraiser, is to donate to yourself! Getting closer!"

    Kerry and Jon Geffen

    Mon Sep 12 04:40:27 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $749.48 | Goal: $750.00
100 %

My Team

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

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My Thanks To

Kerry and Jon Geffen $100.00
The Bouma Family $100.00
Dale and Liesl $100.00
Paul Banken $50.00
Jennifer Resnick $50.00
Kelli and Scott Norris $50.00
Anne and Kevin $50.00
Sandra Spadoni $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Anonymous $5.00