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Returning to AMBBR for A Little 4 A Lot

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BENEFITING: A LITTLE 4 A LOT

EVENT DATE: Jun 01, 2014

Eric Sentlinger

THE STORY:

It has been just about three years since I picked up a road bike for the first time, learned how it worked, how to ride, and finished my first century (100 mile) ride: America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride at Lake Tahoe, together with my team via Team in Training.  I completed my training and century with the name of Jen's friend, Chantal Aguilar, on my back, riding with her support and in her honor as she battled Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).  With your generous support, Jen and I raised over $5000 dollars in Chantal's name for the Leukemia and Lymphomia society.  Again, many many thanks to all of you!

Much, of course, has happened since then.  A few weeks after my ride with TNT Jen delivered Teo and Sam, Luca's crazy little brothers.  With Jen's support I have continued riding, and have a few more centuries, even a double, under my belt.  Chantal's ALL went into remission and then soon returned.  Jen has told me she fought fiercely, start to finish.  Many of you participated in marrow drives for Chantal via Be the Match ( again, many, many thanks).  April 1st marked the two year anniversary of Chantal's passing.  I ride, with the thought of one of our email exchanges when I was training with TNT, when Chantal told me she felt well, strong and hoped to join TNT as soon as she could.  I ride, knowing it is a gift to be here to ride, because Chantal, and so many others, are not.  With the ongoing support of TNT and donors/supporters like you, LLS continues their research, advocacy and patient work, pioneering new advancements all the time in the treatment of blood cancers.

In a few weeks I will be returning to Lake Tahoe, to again ride AMBBR.  And again, I am riding to raise awareness and funds, this time too for something very important to Jen (she has managed our three monkeys every hour I am on this bike; simply put, there would be no riding without Jen being relatively cool with it).  A Little 4 A Lot was born from the heart of Arielle Matityahu, the daughter of our OB/GYN (well, Jen's technically) Dr. Debra Matityahu.  A Little 4 A Lot agrass-roots program that has a profound and immediate impact upon the lives of the girls and women who are supported by this organization.  It combines afocus on women's health issues, public health, social justice, perinatal loss and healing, supporting a very at-risk population with a strength-based approach, that literally changes and saves lives.  And it is the brainchild of a kid (Arielle was 11 years old when A Little 4 A Lot was formed)!  

A Little 4 A Lot reads like most everything Jen has based her clinical work upon during her career.  Jen believes in this program, in Dr. Deb and the A Little 4A Lot team.  I didn't know what a fistula was before reading about this program and talking to Jen, but I am learning (always learning something with Jen involved).  This is a serious health problem that has a concrete solution.  We can support making sure that the resources are available in Kenya and throughout the world, as they are here in the US, to make this happen.

Please take a few minutes to learn about the work happening via A Little 4 A Lot: www.alittle4alot.com.   Like them on Facebook: facebook.com/alittle4alot.  Spread the word.  
The more people who know about A Little 4 A Lot, the more that their team can do, everyday.

Thank you once again, for your support as we work to raise awareness, funds and to support this very important organization and cause.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,125

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jason + Jodie Carian

     

  • Jerlyn & Ed Ordaz

     

  • Maureen Howard-Kiely

     

  • Tim & Tanya Reimers

     

  • Jen Sentlinger

     

  • Kerry Ann Ruff

     

  • Cathy Plevin

     

  • Geri & Mark Pesce

     

  • Sandy Sterling

     

  • Marlene & Jim Sentlinger

     

  • Marybeth Hartzell

    $100

  • Kari Carlson

     

  • Janet & Dwayne Ellison

    $50

  • Christina & Jason Drogin

     

  • Mimi Chakravorti

     

  • Jill Schroeder & Alan Patrick

     

  • Matt & Katrina Sitter

     

  • Joe, Jen and Dante Tarantino

     

  • Francis, Cara, Hayden, and Vivian Allard

     

  • Paul and Amy Davis

    $50

  • Mandy Anderson

    $100

  • Rimeeta Chandra

     

  • Marcie and Jim Bertram

    $100

  • Leah & Paul

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jodi Horsman

     

  • Anne, Forest and Utah

     

  • Millie Hsi, Tim Billing + crew

    $100

  • Marlene and Jim

    $50

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106% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,125 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Marlene and Jim

Marlene and Jim

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Millie Hsi, Tim Billing + crew

Millie Hsi, Tim Billing + crew

DONATION: $100

Go Eric! Thanks for bringing attention to this little known condition and teaching US about it! Good luck with the ride! 3 years ago

Anne, Forest and Utah

Anne, Forest and Utah

3 years ago

Jodi Horsman

Jodi Horsman

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Leah & Paul

Leah & Paul

Thank you Eric and Jen for supporting this important work and making us more aware! 3 years ago

Marcie and Jim Bertram

Marcie and Jim Bertram

DONATION: $100

In gratitude to all of you for making this happen. Way to go!! 3 years ago

Rimeeta Chandra

Rimeeta Chandra

3 years ago

Mandy Anderson

Mandy Anderson

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Paul and Amy Davis

Paul and Amy Davis

DONATION: $50

Good luck Eric!! 3 years ago