Welcome to my MWOY Fundraising Page

Welcome to Tom Shanley's Fundraising Page

Mar 18, 2013

Welcome to Team Crickets fundraising website.


Each year the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society launches their man and woman of the year campaign. I was honored to join this year’s efforts as a 2013 candidate for man of the year along with Team Cricket. I am writing you today to ask for your support of the LLS mission in their efforts to find cure for blood cancer. Over 78% of the money raised goes directly to fund research to find cures and provides services and support for patients and families fighting blood cancer. As a non profit agency, the organization relies exclusively on donations from individual volunteers and corporations. I believe its time to step up and make a difference.


In July of 2011 my girlfriend Cynthia was diagnosed with having cancer. She had to go through testing (Including a bone marrow test) to figure out the best treatment for her. The final course of action was chemotherapy which lasted for six months. I watched her go though this treatment with no complaints about the process but rather standing strong and waiting to be cured. I thought I needed to do something, so why not do what I’m good at, DRUMMING!

Please join me as I aggressively go for the drum duration record with team cricket standing behind me as we move forward to tackle a 138 hours of consecutive drumming and raise the most money to be named Man of the Year in honor of Cynthia.


In addition to Cynthia, I have also met 2 more special reasons to take on this task. Let me introduce you to Cody Telles and Mischa Schnathorst, the 2013 Boy and Girl of the year. Cody is 5 years old and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in April of 2010. Mischa is 6 years old and was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in March 2012.


I encourage you to click the links below and watch their video’s and learn more about their incredible journey.


Click Here to watch Cody's video Click here to watch Mischa's video


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 www.lls.org


We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this participant for this event.


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My Thanks To

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  • Nikole Kolander