My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Sep 02, 2014



Dear Friends and Family,


As most of you know, my dear brother in law, Robert Brecher died after being diagnosed with Leukemia.  The procedures to prepare for the bone marrow transplant he needed were instrumental in ending his life far too soon.  I train every day in his memory, even when not fund raising.  He was a kind, gentle young man with a wife and two little kids, one of whom will graduate from High School this June.  My brother's wife, Karen Klahr died as she battled a blood cancer and my sister Sue's friend Jen Embry died from Leukemia several years ago at a very young age.

There are several people in my life who I honor as they battle different typies of cancer.  My dear friend, whom I met through Team in Training 2 years ago, Steve Hirsch is currently battling an aggressive form of Lymphoma and has begun 4 rounds of chemo one week on and 2 weeks off, this is a very aggressive treatment.  My friend Nancy Lustyik is battling Breast Cancer and has recently finished her treatments of chemo and is blasting through her radiation protocol.  My sister Sue Klahr is a Breast Cancer Survivor as is her friend Dori. There is also Hannah M, who's name I wear on my bib, a one year survivor this past month and I will be wearing my newest little buddy, Julian's name on my bib as he battles stage 4 neuroblastoma.  I raise money and awareness in honor of all of these Cancer fighters and so many more. 

This year I will swim and bike, as I am suffering through a heel spur and cannot do the run.  The race has offered an Aqua Bike option which enables me to swim the .9 miles and ride the 25 miles crossing the finish line.

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

    "Go girl go! xo dkd"

    Debi Kardon-Duff

    Sat Sep 13 10:00:13 EDT 2014

    "Go Ellen!"

    Blake Schoenberg

    Tue Sep 16 04:47:04 EDT 2014

    "for my sister ellen & my sista ellen"

    Lauren Eisen

    Tue Sep 16 10:32:20 EDT 2014

    "To honor both survivors and those who will be helped to survive with new treatments made possible because of your efforts, Ellenr"

    Myra Klahr

    Wed Sep 17 07:49:21 EDT 2014


    S. A. M

    Thu Sep 18 02:45:34 EDT 2014

    "In honor of everyone that we have lost to this horrible disease. Thanks Ellen."

    christine murray

    Fri Sep 19 08:35:50 EDT 2014

    "I pray for those who are sick, you are truly in my thoughts and prayers. Shout out yo my Sista Ellen and her pals for raising money and training their butts off to get er done! Good luck!"

    Andrea Lupo

    Sat Sep 20 12:24:38 EDT 2014

    "Good luck, Ellen. The incredible energy you put into your training and the love you show for those lost and those fighting this fight is an inspiration. "

    Beth Gonyea

    Sat Sep 20 09:00:30 EDT 2014

    "You go girl!"

    Susan Fetzer Palmer

    Sat Sep 20 07:58:31 EDT 2014

    "Ellen you are an inspiration. Go girl!!!!"

    Janet Savage

    Sat Sep 20 11:29:18 EDT 2014

    "You GO Ellen! xo"

    Maggie Pinque

    Sat Sep 20 10:54:53 EDT 2014

    "Ellen - you inspire me daily through Facebook. From your dedication to getting up early and working out to your thoughtful memes to your humorous posts. None of it goes unnoticed. A real mensch in every sense of the word! Good luck tomorrow and every day!!"

    Gary Katz

    Sat Sep 20 10:25:58 EDT 2014

    "Go Ellen, go!"

    nancy solomon

    Sat Sep 20 09:50:19 EDT 2014

    "Go get'em Ellen!"

    Frey Family

    Sat Sep 20 09:45:24 EDT 2014

    "We are honored and awed by what you do, Ellen!"

    The Lustyik Family

    Fri Sep 19 05:21:36 EDT 2014

    "Ellen, your a mensch for doing this. Linda and I support you. Go girl!!!"

    Elliot Cohen

    Fri Sep 19 01:29:56 EDT 2014

    "Go Girl!! :-) You are an inspiration!!"

    Janice O'Mara McElhone

    Fri Sep 19 10:34:32 EDT 2014

    "Go for it!"

    Richard Snow

    Tue Sep 16 06:03:58 EDT 2014

    "You'll be amazing Ellen!!"

    Dawn Norris

    Sat Sep 20 09:55:47 EDT 2014

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,000.00 | Goal: $1,625.00
123 %

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My Thanks To

Gary Katz $325.00
S. A. M $150.00
Elliot Cohen $100.00
Janice O'Mara McElhone $100.00
Myra Klahr $100.00
Blake Schoenberg $100.00
Mersada $50.00
Maggie Pinque $50.00
Harvey Brecher $50.00
The Lustyik Family $50.00
The Anzani Family $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Richard Snow $50.00
Carol Tarby $50.00
Dawn Norris $25.00
Beth Gonyea $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Susan Fetzer Palmer $25.00
Turturro family $25.00
Andrea Lupo $25.00
Janet Savage $25.00
nancy solomon $25.00
christine murray $25.00
Lauren Eisen $25.00
Debi Kardon-Duff $25.00
Susan DiFabio $25.00
Lindsay Gara $25.00
herron family  
Frey Family  
The Wollands