My Fundraising Page

Muggins and Friends Helping Haley
May 23, 2016

Friends and Family,


Because, at the age of 12, I lived through the devastating loss of my sister because of Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia, and because I love the Marston family, I want to do something to help them recover from the tremendous blow they were dealt one year ago now. We all hear of sad, difficult times our family and friends need to deal with and we all wish we could think of some way to reach out. Well fortunately, through LLS, WE CAN HELP!!! PLEASE HELP ME HELP THEM…find a cure for this dread disease. 


Why am I asking for your support? Why am I so committed to this?  Why have I committed to walking a quarter marathon for this cause? 


Because I can testify personally to the amazing progress made through contributions to LLS. In 1955, at the age of 12, I lived through the suffering and death of my sister, Mary Therese Feldman. She was 15 years old! Mary Therese was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia in 1955. My parents were told point blank that their daughter would live only a few months past diagnoses…she died 3 months later.

  • That was in 1955. NOW, in 2016, little Karys Marston who is now age 10, is living through uncomfortable and painful times standing by while her twin sister, Haley Marston, undergoes treatments for a cure, multiple surgeries, hair loss, and countless other procedures. Karys is helping Haley with homework and keeping up with friends and activities.
  • The difference between then and now is that I nor my parents or siblings had any hope whatsoever. Little Karys knows that her twin sister is going to be OK!!! Karys knows that her sister will be back to living a normal life within a couple years of treatment!!! AMAZING AND UNHEARD OF IN 1955… THANKS TO PROGRESS MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS DONATIONS TO LLS.  
  • Through Haley’s Aunt Jenny, I have been introduced to a way in which I now can actually help. Had it been for people like Jenny Marston out there busting their butts in 1955 to help the cause for a cure, more kids would be alive today. Jenny has been raising money tirelessly this past year in order to fund the quest for a Leukemia cure. Her efforts poured out from her passion and love of her nieces (Haley and Karys Marston) and her brother and sister in law (Mike and Kressent Marston), and a proven conviction that LLS does save lives. Through arduous physical training, untiring marketing efforts, and highly devoted family and friends, Jenny continues her seemingly endless efforts to continue funding this research. Why? Because it works!
  • Everyone wants to help fight this terrible disease but it’s not possible for everyone to participate in an endurance event. But EVERYONE can make a difference in the lives of blood cancer patients when they donate to LLS.
  • Every donation is appreciated and is tax deductible


I will be walking the Vancouver, WA, Quarter Marathon "Race for a Cure" on Sunday, October 16, 2016! 


Donating online is easy but you may also send a check to me made out to LLS.


Thank you for your support!



Supporter Comments

    "Thank you Margaret Mary"

    Molly Meyer

    Sat Apr 30 01:01:48 EDT 2016

    "Margaret Mary, Your make us proud to be part of your life. Thank you for keeping us grounded. Go Haley!!!"

    Molly Meyer

    Tue May 24 11:34:29 EDT 2016

    "Happy to support your efforts, Muggins. Praying for Haley every day."

    Farrell and Penny Lusher

    Wed Jun 08 03:13:21 EDT 2016

    "keep on trucking"

    marie marek

    Mon Jun 20 02:56:48 EDT 2016

    "Thanks Muggins for continuing the fight - we appreciate you and your team!"


    Tue Oct 25 11:36:20 EDT 2016

    "Muggins, I wish to honor the memory of your sister, Mary Therese. And I wish to aid in the future cure of little Haley Marston! and all children suffering from ALL! "

    Vicki Nelson

    Sat Jun 18 12:45:01 EDT 2016

    "We support your efforts, Muggins. And we pray for little Haley and family."

    Penny and Farrell Luaher

    Wed May 04 01:36:31 EDT 2016

    "Such a wonderful cause Muggins. Prayers for Haley~"

    Debra Berkner

    Tue May 10 11:12:58 EDT 2016

    "Good luck Muggins..."


    Wed May 18 03:27:26 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,121.82 | Goal: $1,000.00
112 %

My Team

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

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My Thanks To

Aramark $110.00
Microsoft: Nordstrom $100.00
Stephen and Margaret Feld... $100.00
marie marek $100.00
Stanley Kostecka $100.00
Anonymous $50.00
Theodore and Rita Rosengr... $50.00
Gary and Diane Chenkovich $50.00
Paul and Judy Anderson $50.00
Vicki Nelson $50.00
Farrell and Penny Lusher $50.00
Molly Meyer $50.00
Penny and Farrell Luaher $50.00
Molly Meyer $50.00
J K Feldman $25.00
Patrick and Dee Bader $25.00
Kim Scott  
Debra Berkner