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My Half Marathon for Haley
Jul 29, 2016



On May 21, 2015, my good 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. I will be doing the Vancouver WA 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.



Haley with her best friend and twin sister, Karys.


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!!!!"


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

    "Go Maren!"

    The Burgess Family

    Thu Aug 11 11:34:51 EDT 2016

    "Good luck Maren and best wishes to Haley and family x "

    Briana Jones

    Thu Aug 11 01:36:22 EDT 2016

    "Marin, Leukemia touched me when I lost my mom to AML eleven years ago. Your dedication to help your friend's family is a powerful way to end this terrible disease. "

    Pamela McElmeel

    Tue Aug 16 07:21:10 EDT 2016

    "Thank you Maren! Good luck with the fundraising!"

    Brian & Kara Schultz

    Sun Aug 14 12:30:59 EDT 2016

    "Onward to a cure!"

    Linda Capps

    Thu Aug 11 03:34:40 EDT 2016

    "You're awesome, Maren! "

    Devon Atchison

    Thu Aug 11 01:16:58 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $681.82 | Goal: $750.00
91 %

My Team

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

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My Thanks To

Microsoft $67.50
Minton Family $50.00
Cathy & Boyd Spencer $50.00
Linda Capps $50.00
Devon Atchison $50.00
Jennifer O'Leary $50.00
Marin Mathien $25.00
Julie Schwerman  
Pamela McElmeel  
Brian & Kara Schultz  
Briana Jones  
The Burgess Family