Welcome to Team "Dominion Kares for Katie"!

Car Wash Fundraiser
Oct 11, 2013 by Shelley Anderson

Check out our latest fundraising event!




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Fundraisers
Oct 01, 2013 by Shelley Anderson

While Katie fights her battle, we along with friends and fellow employees of Dominion - Virginia Power, continue to raise funds for this year's Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk.


So far, team Dominion Kares for Katie has raised almost EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS and we're not about to stop! We have received over fifteen hundred dollars in gifts and donations to be used as a drawing fundraiser in support of Katie's team! The drawing will be held October 23rd and tickets cost $5 each or five for $20.


Also, The Dairy Bar is working with us in providing a Spirit Week. Starting Monday October 7th thru Sunday October 13th, they will donate 15% of all dining purchases. All you have to do is say you are with Dominion at check-out. This is a win-win, we can earn additional money for our cause and you can enjoy a great meal!


Attached are the flyers with additional information. They are a little difficult to read, so please contact me if you wish to purchase tickets or would like copies of the flyers.


Thanks again for all of your support!




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One step back...
Sep 10, 2013 by Shelley Anderson

A recent bone marrow biopsy revealed that 98 percent of her marrow is that from her German donor, and that only two percent of her original marrow remains. While the chemo treatments were eventually successful in killing the existing cancer cells, we have discovered that some genetic markers of cancer remain in that two-percent of her original marrow. So now what? Normally she would be given special medicines and / or a booster of donor marrow to help encourage further growth of her new system, in hopes that her new system attacks then defeats that remaining two-percent of her original marrow. However, Katie has developed graph-vs-host disease (gvhd) which is when the new donor cells start attacking parts of her body. Some of this is common and is how she will eventually defeat the cancer. But we also have to be careful because gvhd can quickly take its toll on the body. To help protect from the possible regeneration of cancer cells, Katie is now taking chemo pills which are designed to target her bad genetic markers. She has also been readmitted to the hospital where she will likely remain for at least a few more weeks as the doctors work to get her gvhd under control.


Katie's fight is far from over...please keep up the prayers!

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Good News!!!
Sep 04, 2013 by Shelley Anderson

This week Katie went to the clinic and the bone marrow biopsy, which was performed last Thursday, showed no leukemia cells, no blasts, and 98.2% of her marrow showed genetic material from her German donor!


Things are looking up!



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Katie
Aug 06, 2013 by Shelley Anderson

For those of you who don’t know Katie, this is one of the many smiling pictures of her. She has remained upbeat and positive throughout this journey. She has amazed us all and it gives everyone else the strength to carry on. Even in her darkest moments she has been a perfect patient and is constantly thanking the nurses for taking care of her.


Please consider joining our team to walk in honor of Katie and all of the thousands of other patients who are battling leukemia and other blood cancers. If we each commit to walk and raise a $100 each, imagine the difference we can make!


If you haven’t done so already, please check out her site on Caring Bridge at https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/katieanderson/mystory. This is updated regularly and contains a lot of information on how she is doing.


Best regards,

Shelley


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Dominion Kares for Katie   Virginia Historical Society 10/26/13 Shelley Anderson Richmond, VA  

Supporter Comments

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    " You'll be walkin' the walk next year, Katie!"
     

    Julie Peck

    Fri Aug 02 09:33:32 EDT 2013

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    "Too many people in our family have been affected by this disease, I applaud you for your commitment to finding a cure! Katie you will be out there next year I'm sure!"
     

    Beth Smith Shuey

    Wed Aug 07 11:18:56 EDT 2013

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    "Dear Shelley, Todd, and the whole team, This is a wonderful thing you're doing. I'm sure you'll meet other great people and will have a rewarding experience. I know we all look forward to the day when blood cancers are cured! Love, Gretchen "
     

    Gretchen

    Sat Sep 07 08:17:56 EDT 2013

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    "Our prayers are with Katie. God BlessThe Senior family"
     

    Jeffrey Senior

    Mon Sep 09 02:58:26 EDT 2013

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    "Katie, I've never met you but I feel a sisterhood with you...I was diagnosed 21 years ago at the age of 14 with Hodgkin's Disease. I am thinking of you and sending positive vibes your way!"
     

    Stephanie Fisher

    Mon Sep 09 03:26:47 EDT 2013

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    "Katie - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. "
     

    Beth Saxton

    Tue Sep 10 09:56:03 EDT 2013

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    "God bless you!"
     

    Shannon Venable

    Wed Sep 11 08:04:14 EDT 2013

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    "You are an inspiration. "
     

    Marc Halbritter

    Fri Sep 13 12:14:50 EDT 2013

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    "GO TEAM! GO KATIE!"
     

    Kara DeStephanis

    Fri Sep 20 12:37:53 EDT 2013

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    "Katie: Keep fighting! Our prayers are with you and your family!"
     

    Cynthia Hutcherson

    Tue Sep 24 08:14:48 EDT 2013

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    "Katie you are beautiful inside and out! You will make a difference in this world!"
     

    Jean Bryant

    Mon Sep 30 09:02:44 EDT 2013

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    "Katie girl - I'm so proud of your strength, courage and faith - rock on!"
     

    Carolyn Atkinson

    Wed Oct 02 03:35:47 EDT 2013

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    "God bless you, and your family Katie. Plese know that we are praying for you and your support team."
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Oct 03 03:24:39 EDT 2013

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    "We are donating because we want God to use us in this kind of a fight. God bless Katie and others like her."
     

    Robbie Berglund

    Mon Oct 07 03:54:09 EDT 2013

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    "Way to go Katie. Keep up the good fight"
     

    Ray Garfinkel

    Tue Oct 08 11:29:15 EDT 2013

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    "Sending this on behalf of a beautiful and courageous young woman - so happy to make this small gift in honor of Katie!"
     

    Susan Lilly

    Wed Oct 09 08:59:08 EDT 2013

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    "Katie, We've never met but I'm with you in your fight. Best wishes to you, your family, and your large group of supporters. Andrew Freiden"
     

    andrew freiden

    Wed Oct 09 09:43:28 EDT 2013

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    "You guys are awesome! Katie we are sending good vibes up there from Charlotte! "
     

    Beth Smith Shuey

    Wed Oct 09 05:17:16 EDT 2013

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    "Praying for your family! "
     

    Deanna Kesler

    Tue Oct 15 10:33:47 EDT 2013

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    "Fundraiser"
     

    Damon & Janice Igou

    Wed Oct 16 07:04:11 EDT 2013

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    "Fundraiser"
     

    Sally Bell

    Wed Oct 16 07:06:15 EDT 2013

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    "Here's to finding a cure!!!! Prayers and best wishes to you and your family, Katie <3"
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Oct 18 09:19:46 EDT 2013

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    "Keep smiling, Katie. You will "win" soon."
     

    Betsy Cates

    Sun Oct 20 09:58:49 EDT 2013

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    "Praying for Katie and her family every day."
     

    Dakota Bell

    Mon Oct 21 11:01:37 EDT 2013

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    "In honor of our granddaughter Katie Anderson "
     

    Tom and Jan Anderson

    Thu Oct 24 04:02:59 EDT 2013

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    "Sending prayers to comfort you and uplift your family. From Mike Farrell and his family."
     

    Michael Farrell

    Fri Oct 25 03:56:13 EDT 2013

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $21,000.00
 
135 %
Donations: $28,338.86

Donate to our Team


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

Thanks To

Edna M. Messick  
Linda W. Little  
Unspecified Donor  
Kathy Black  
Duane Blackwell  
Roxy Gwynn  
Joe Cooper  
Stuart Pierce  
Michael Farrell  
Meghan Edwards  
ANITA WILSON  
Fundraisers  
Eva Hardy  
Tom and Jan Anderson  
Dave's Auto Spa  
Dave's Auto Spa  
Fundraisers  
Lisa Lewis  
Lee & Mary Blanton  
Eric Schindelbeck  
Dakota Bell  
Keri Abbott  
Betsy Cates  
Tamika Wilkins Coleman  
Ana Warden  
Amy Doumlele  
Sally Bell  
Damon & Janice Igou  
The Dairy Bar  
fundraisers  
Shelley Anderson  
Deanna Kesler  
Roy and Charlotte Grier  
Fundraisers  
Beth Smith Shuey  
andrew freiden  
Susan Lilly  
Becky Miller  
Ray Garfinkel  
Robbie Berglund  
Dennis Stewart  
Ashley Lamberton  
Scot Hathaway  
Mandy Tornabene  
Roxana Demeter  
Shirley Flexon  
Corynne Arnett  
Carolyn Atkinson  
David Sheppard  
Fundraisers  
Jennifer Pearson  
Lynn Chaffin  
Jean Bryant  
Barb Schaub  
Shirley Williams  
Michael Philips  
Barry Uhrine  
Cathy Wilson  
Liz and Bob Blue  
Jenny Gills  
Cynthia Hutcherson  
Kara DeStephanis  
Cindy Freed  
Barbara Colson  
Marc Halbritter  
George Fearnow  
Dana & Brian Keefer  
Nancy Mairs  
JoAnne Crawley  
Shannon Venable  
Brian Hopkins  
Beth Saxton  
Ed DuRocher  
Morenike Miles  
Lauren & Nick Adkins  
Troy Springer  
Stephanie Fisher  
Jeffrey Senior  
Gretchen  
Taber Family  
Jessica Beck  
Jeffrey Dowhan  
Maddie Baxter  
Rick Puryear  
Christina Taylor  
Beth Smith Shuey  
Julie Peck