My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Aug 18, 2016


Hello again from Seattle.  Thanks for visiting my page about donating to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  


I am registered for the Big Sur Half Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 13.  I'm excited to visit Monterey Bay and run along Cannery Row and the Pacific Ocean.  It should be a great race.  If you want to donate but are hedging because you don't think 13.1 miles are enough, I plan to run the Seattle full marathon a few weeks later.  

I'm also excited to announce that I'm officially a part of Team Haley!  Haley, age 10, has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).  She and her twin sister set an ambitious goal of raising $100,000, all of which will go to research projects focused on ALL.  She's a cool kid.  

I personally hope to raise $3,500 this season, which would best the amount I raiseed for my first LLS race.  I would greatly appreciate your support.  To follow my training progress, come find me on Facebook.

Here is my story:

Your support is very important.  The dollars you donate make very real impacts in the every day lives of thousands upon thousands of people, including me.  I have a very livable leukemia, which I treated almost three years ago with a relatively new chemotherapy.  I'll never be cancer free, but Cladrabine gave me my life back.  Sounds dramatic, but it's true... I had little energy and kept losing weight inexplicably.  I caught every cold that came through, and got knocked down everytime.  I was anemic.  Things just weren't working right, and I couldn't keep up with the things I enjoy, like running.  It affected me in other ways, too.  I was fatigued all the time and it became more difficult to do my job--I could feel myself slipping, unable to finish what I could do before.  Prior to Cladrabine, there was no relief for patients like me.

Your donations make a huge difference because they help fund new therapies.  Every week, through my marathon training with my team, I meet someone who your donations support.  It's incredible.  And, like me, it's far more than the patient who gets the treatment that benefit from your generosity.  In my case, it's Ona and August most of all, my daughter and son, who have a 47-year-old dad filled with energy and enthusiasm who runs marathons because I can (prior to treatment, I was injured all the time and couldn't heal, my runs kept getting shorter and slower).  But mine's an easy story.  A few weeks ago, I met Jonathon, who is my age and also an attorney.  He hates running, so he doesn't.  A few years ago, Jonathon was saying goodbye to his friends and family because his treatment hadn't worked.  Then he was accepted into a new drug trial.  It worked, and today he's cancer free.  I'm lucky that I met him, and I'm glad he came out to talk to my team.

I tend to be wordy and I want to wrap this up, but I want to say one last thing about my team.  I want you to know that most of your dollars go straight to treatment and patient support.  Very little of it goes to administration for this herculean fundraising effort, which is amazing.  There are staff at LLS who are a part of this team (and they are truly amazing, kind, inspiring people), but most of this work is done by volunteers, volunteers like me who go out and ask my friends and family to get on email lists and to donate their hard earned dollars, but also coaches and mentors who cheer us on and see us through, bring their kids out to give us water on the trail, but who also connect us with inspiring speakers and role models, people like Jonathon.  There are so many people involved in this effort that it leaves me breathless (never speechless, apparantly).  In some ways, it's easy for me:  I have leukemia, of course I run.  But I can't figure out why these people get up at before 6 a.m. on Saturdays and host barbecues and send letters and bug their friends and families.  It's a cool thing.  And you know what?  It's nice to be a part of something that does make a difference.  My team has raised over $40,000 so far.  

Please help us out.  I can't think of any other way to spend your money that has such a dramatic impact.  Your donations reach real people, make a big impact, and truly make the world a better place. 

With much appreciation,








It takes more than one person to make up a team and that’s why I’m asking you to donate to my TNT fundraising page for TNT!


By participating as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) TNT, I am raising funds to help find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.


Your donation will help fund treatments that save lives every day; like immunotherapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. You may not know it, but every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies such as these.


Patients need these cures and they need your support.


Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help get us all closer to a world without blood cancers.


Thank you!


Supporter Comments

    "Run like the wind Vade! Xo Chadwick's"

    The Chadwick's

    Fri Nov 11 07:04:10 EST 2016

    "YAAASSSSSS! Company match coming next!"

    Ken Schiele

    Sun Dec 25 11:45:02 EST 2016

    "Hi Vade, sorry it took so long for me to do this. Hope your training is going well. Thank you for doing this! Per."

    Per Olson

    Mon Jul 25 01:59:55 EDT 2016

    "You rock, Vade! All our love, encouragement and support - Ken & Chris"

    Ken Molsberry & Chris Vincent

    Tue Aug 16 10:11:01 EDT 2016

    "We are so proud of your dedication. Run strong, have fun and don't "break a leg." Mom & Jim"

    Jim & Margaret Buchan

    Thu Aug 04 09:33:11 EDT 2016

    "$100 employer match will follow."

    Christopher Hitt

    Wed Jun 08 10:07:25 EDT 2016

    "Keep up the good work Vade. I am very proud of you. Love, Michele"

    Michele F Daniels

    Fri Nov 11 03:54:13 EST 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,219.93 | Goal: $750.00
163 %

My Team

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

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My Thanks To

Ken Molsberry & Chris Vin... $250.00
YourCause - Tableau Softw... $100.00
Ken Schiele $100.00
Lexis Nexis match - Hitt $100.00
Per Olson $100.00
Christopher Hitt $100.00
Amanda Lefebvre $50.00
The Chadwick's $25.00
Michele F Daniels $25.00
Jim & Margaret Buchan