Joan Deitchman

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Goal $10000.00


Welcome to Joan Deitchman's 2012 RAAM Fundraising Page.

In June of 2012 I will be racing over 3000 miles by bicycle in under 13 days in the Race Across America (RAAM).  While what I will be attempting is going to be exceptionally difficult and will challenge me physically, mentally, and emotionally, it pales in comparison to what those with cancer (and their friends & families) have to deal with - they're battling for their lives!  Since I have both friends and family members who have been impacted by Leukemia, I have chosen to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society while training for and competing in RAAM.  

My goal is to raise $10,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Donations are tax deductible, and 100% of what you donate goes to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  While donations of any amount are accepted, here are some suggested donation levels:

  • $12 - A dollar for every state that I will ride through during RAAM.
  • $30 - A penny for every mile that I will ride during RAAM.
  • $55 - A dollar for every time station that I will pass through during RAAM.
  • $88 - A dollar for every county that I will ride through during RAAM.
  • $100 - A penny for every foot of elevation that I will climb during RAAM.
  • $300 - A dime for every mile that I will ride during RAAM.

To recognize donors, anyone who donates $30 or more can choose a time station to "sponsor".  I will list time station sponsors on my website (, and during the course of the race my crew will recognize the sponsors for each time station on Facebook, Twitter, and my website as we pass through the time station.  After you make your donation you will receive an email containing my email address so that you can send me your time station choice.  The list of time stations can be found at the bottom of this page, but first, here is some additional information about blood cancer and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Every four minutes, someone is diagnosed with blood cancer.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has been working for over 60 years to find better treatments and cures for these diseases, and their relentless pursuit of a cure has had a profound impact. Survival rates across all blood cancers have doubled and tripled in the last 20 years. And the survival rate for childhood leukemia has increased from just 4% to over 85% today!
There is no doubt that your support will contribute to more advances, and will save more lives.

Please give as generously as you can. More than 957,000 people living with blood cancers in the U.S. today—some of them are our neighbors and friends—will be as grateful as I will be for your support. Thank you so much!

There is lots more information about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society available. You can visit their website at, or click on any of the links below to learn more about:

RAAM Time Stations That You Can Choose To Sponsor:

  1. Lake Henshaw, California
  2. Brawley, California
  3. Blythe, California
  4. Parker, Arizona
  5. Salome, Arizona
  6. Congress, Arizona
  7. Prescott, Arizona
  8. Cottonwood, Arizona
  9. Flagstaff, Arizona
  10. Tuba City, Arizona
  11. Kayenta, Arizona
  12. Mexican Hat, Utah
  13. Montezuma Creek, Utah
  14. Cortez, Colorado
  15. Durango, Colorado
  16. Pagosa Springs, Colorado
  17. South Fork, Colorado
  18. Alamosa, Colorado
  19. La Veta, Colorado
  20. Trinidad, Colorado
  21. Kim, Colorado
  22. Walsh, Colorado
  23. Ulysses, Kansas
  24. Montezuma, Kansas
  25. Greensburg, Kansas
  26. Pratt, Kansas
  27. Maize, Kansas
  28. El Dorado, Kansas
  29. Yates Center, Kansas
  30. Ft Scott, Kansas
  31. Weaubleau, Missouri
  32. Camdenton, Missouri
  33. Jefferson City, Missouri
  34. Washington, Missouri
  35. Mississippi River
  36. Greenville, Illinois
  37. Effingham, Illinois
  38. Sullivan, Indiana
  39. Bloomington, Indiana
  40. Greensburg, Indiana
  41. Oxford, Ohio
  42. Blanchester, Ohio
  43. Chillicothe, Ohio
  44. Athens, Ohio
  45. Ellenboro, West Virginia
  46. Grafton, West Virginia
  47. Keyser, West Virginia
  48. Cumberland, Maryland
  49. Hancock, Maryland
  50. Rouzerville, Pennsylvania
  51. Hanover, Pennsylvania
  52. Mt Airy, Maryland
  53. Odenton, Maryland
  54. Annapolis, Maryland
  55. FINISH, City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland



Latest Comments

  1. You are amazing Joan! Nice Job!
    by Mary over 2 years ago
  2. CHeers, and Tallyho!!!!
    by Doug over 2 years ago
  3. Best wishes for a quick and successful race!
    by John over 2 years ago
  4. Here's to paying if forward
    by Diana over 2 years ago
  5. You are a wonderful inspiration!
    by Ellyn over 2 years ago
  6. Hi Joan! Great job!! Rochelle and Doug Kiner
    by Douglas over 2 years ago
  7. California
    by Lisa over 2 years ago
  8. Awesome riding, Joan!
    by Paula over 2 years ago
  9. Go Joan! We are cheering for you!!!
    by Silvana over 2 years ago
  10. Inspiring!
    by Kevin over 2 years ago
  11. what you are doing is amazing!
    by Susan over 2 years ago
  12. Duh....How did I forget to do this???
    by Michael over 2 years ago
  13. My 20 yr old son died of leukemia last month
    by Sujatha over 2 years ago
  14. Good Luck Joan
    by Linda over 2 years ago
  15. Go Joan! As a lymphoma survivor, I thank you!
    by Kitty over 2 years ago
My Status
Number of pledges received: 120
Goal achievement: 129%
Number of page visits: 5528
Days since event: 60

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