Feb 02, 2020

Dear Family and Friends, 

In Mid-December Chris and I were given the news that our niece- Alaina, a beautiful 16 year old 10th grader who plays rugby, and lives in Northern Virginia, was diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia). Devasting news, but since we (Chris and I) have been involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for the entire 30 years we have been married,  know that the support and research for this disease has helped thousands of patients. We are optimistic of her diagnosis, but we are more compelled to help raise money so a cure can be found to help Alaina to be able to reach her dreams and for her family to continue to have this personable young lady in their lives. 

This year's event, the Race to Anyplace, is celebrating the 20th anniversary, and i have decided to resurrect the infamous Women's Master Team, that was a perennial winner in this event. We have changed our name to honor Alaina, using her name Agent LayLay, a name she used as a child when she dreamed about being a secret agent. We  are hoping you will join us and our team, " Agent LayLay Warrior Women" in this fight and give what you can to show Alaina that she has a warriors fighting for her. Please donate and please remember Alaina in your prayers. Thank you so very much for considering this. 


Dec 10, 2019

Welcome To My Fundraising Page.

Please join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to my fundraising campaign. Thanks to your support, my efforts, will help fund the therapies and treatments and help save lives today.

LLS's continued advancements over the years, are responsible for the blood cancer survival rate doubling and tripling; in some cases, the survival rate has even quadrupled.

And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers. They're even being tested in clinical trials for patients with a range of cancers including lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. LLS funded drugs are now being tested for patients with other non-cancerous diseases like Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis.

We really are changing the face of blood cancer!

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.

Please visit my Web site often and bring friends who would also like to donate!

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere I thank you for your support!
For more information about LLS, please visit lls.org


In memory of the brother I never knew, Stephen. He was born about 5 years before I was born, and died about 2 years before I was born. He died of Leukemia. He was kept alive for his 3 short years by blood transfusions (the only treatment back in the early 1950s, and proabably until bone marrow transplants came into being). My parents spent the next decades repaying the blood bank by donating their blood on a monthly basis. I pray that a real cure is at hand to keep Alaina alive. Godspeed.
Paul Knauber,
My Prayers and thoughts are with Alaina
Lisa Lucas,
For Alaina and all battling this disease with courage!
Peggy Gibson,
Wishing your niece the best.
Jane B,
Best wishes. Hit it hard! Wish I was riding with you all!
Nancy Belz,
in honor of all the good work of Chris and Peggy Gibson
Betty Jo Hirschfield Louik,
With best wishes from Nancy Barsotti and Jon Leimkuehler
Nancy Barsotti,

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Donating for this event will be available from: Monday, March 18, 2019 12:00AM to Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:00AM EST
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Countdown to event

Sat Feb 22, 2020 @08:00 AM  EST

Fundraising Total

Individual Goal
$3,609 of $250
Team Goal
$4,905 of $1,000

My Thanks To

  • The Pittsburgh Foundation
  • Paul Knauber
  • Nancy Barsotti
  • jim chalmers
  • Betty Jo Hirschfield Loui...
  • Peggy Gibson
  • Lisa Lucas
  • Nancy Belz
  • Kathi Gibson
  • Jane B
  • Renee Gruska