August Kiln Opening and Fund Raising Event for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society TUESDAY August 17 11a-5p.


It’s been a month of Sundays since I took the time to actually write something on this blog instead of reading and passing interesting stuff along.

Last year we had a different cause each month, dedicated to someone we loved very much. It turned out great.  But time consuming and complicated, beyond what I thought.  Then there were all of our lovely customers and friends who loved our plan and wanted us to consider their pet projects this year.

Then it was this year and I was overwhelmed with my part time job as a US Census worker, and no, I won’t complain, it was a job, and a good one.

Then John had his complete knee replacement and that took care of spring.

Then summer was here and we were behind in firings so we knuckled down and got them going.  So hard have we been working that we’ve managed to get two firings done in 5 weeks.  Whew.

But how did we pick this year’s Fund Raising Event?  Easy, our daughter solved that one for us, by deciding to train for the Twin Cities Marathon as a member of Team in Training to raise money for LLS.  And she asked everyone for donations.  Of course, parents are ready to jump up to support any effort by their children, and we are pretty good parents, so we did too.

But I thought we could do more.  We have family and friends who have lymphoma and Ella has decided to do this in memory of her aunt.  I came up with this idea.  Ella is happy to train hard to finish this marathon in October (good running weather) and we are happy to send a little money her way.

Help us do this.  You know the holidays are coming fast and you can always count on our pottery to be welcomed by those who receive it.  It’s beautiful and we make each one with such care and, you could say, love.

You can call, email, click on the bixbe buttons, go to our Etsy Store, or shop at our gallery.  Better yet, come to the KILN OPENING THIS TUESDAY and have more fun than you thought possible watching John unload our kiln.  It’s got around 200 pieces in there, so there is plenty to chose from.

Ella Runner Racer

Ella Runner Racer

Ella McNeil-Doty’s Fund Raising Page

Racing to Save Lives!

Welcome to my Team In Training home page!

I’m training to participate in a marathon (yeah that’s 26.2 very loooong miles) as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line – a cure!

Some Facts:

  • Someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer every 4 minutes.
  • Every 10 minutes someone loses their battle with a blood cancer.
  • Leukemia causes more deaths among children then any other cancer.
  • And, the survival rate for myeloma is only 37.1 percent.

What I am doing:

As a member of TNT, I have a coach, a training program, and teammates to help me reach my goal. I will write fund-raising letters and plan fund-raising events to raise money. And lastly, I will complete the Twin Cities Marathon on October 3.

What I ask of you:  (read more)


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