Our Sweet Angel

Our Sweet Angel

Saturday, May 20, 2017

TEAM CARMEN V - "We Will Never Stop"

Aloha to our amazing friends and family,

Carmen's 10th birthday was on April 1st.  Our beautiful, tough little princess, is part of our life everyday - guiding us and reminding us the importance to live life to its fullest.

This also marks the 5th year since we lost our baby girl to Leukemia and the beginning of the Team Carmen journey.

Last year we scaled things back and had a small team for the San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon, Disney 1/2 Marathon and the Waikaloa Lavaman. 

Team Carmen has raised a total of $121,000 for Leukemia Research, thanks to your support.  

TEAM CARMEN V is BACK!!!!    This year we set our sights on the Portland Marathon - October 8, 2017.

We have been reminded once again that Leukemia is far from being cured and hope you will continue to join us in this fight.

Last year, Darren Miller lost his mother Nancy in the spring of 2016 to Leukemia after complications related to MDS. 

Also, Heather's dear friend Kelly and her family lost their wonderful father Dan from complications related to MDS as well. He had been hiking on an annual trip with friends through Death Valley weeks before he passed.  He wanted to live his life to the fullest while he was here!

This year....our dear, dear friend Victoria Page and long time supporter of our family and Team Carmen is faced with the reality of this disease.   Victoria's 4 year old grandson Henry has been diagnosed with ALL Leukemia and Henry's parents Shelby and Chuck have started their fight to cure Henry.  They are such a beautiful and strong family and we know Henry will do wonderfully on treatment.

There has been amazing progress made over the years with LLS research.   LLS is now a disease that Henry can and will beat.  All of this medical progress has been made possible through research and development of Leukemia Lymphoma Society's efforts like Team in Training.   

Even though there have been great strides made, there are still 15 children per day in the USA diagnosed with Leukemia.  5,413 children per year, representing 26% of all childhood cancer diagnoses.    That is way too many.   We will never stop till LLS is cured and parents never have to hear those words again; "your child has Leukemia".

Although we cherish the memories of loved one's who have lost their fight....this year.....Team Carmen V is going to honor Henry.


There are more ways for you to help Team Carmen this year.    Of course....your financial support is welcome and truly appreciated.    We are also inviting any and all of our friends and family to join us in Portland, October 8th, as part of Team Carmen.   Dust off those running shoes and get out there!!!! Run, Walk, Crawl.  

Please....if you have any questions about this, send me an email at; chriswhite4@gmail.com


Use this link to contribute to Team Carmen: http://pages.teamintraining.org/gba/portland17/TeamCarmen


Join Team Carmen!
2.      Enter home zip code
3.      Select Event: Portland Marathon
4.      Pick Race Distance: Full Marathon or Half Marathon
5.      Select Fundraising Commitment Level:
a.      $1,200 – No Hotel Needed
b.      $2,000 – Includes Two Nights Hotel
c.      $2,400 – Includes Three Nights Hotel
6.      Choose Your Training Location
7.      How will you participate? JOIN A TEAM!
a.      Search for: TEAM CARMEN and Select
8.      Sign In or Create LLS Account
9.      Payment: Utilize Fee Registration Promo Code: TNTFREECA

*** Also...keep in mind...you can still join Team Carmen with TNT for another sanctioned athletic event.   It does not have to be the Portland Marathon.  Last year, we had Team Carmen spread across three different events.