Color Me Inspired - Cycling for a Cause

Color Me Inspired - Cycling for a Cause
Feb 05, 2009 by Brie Sullivan

Color Me Inspired


Not everyone wakes up one morning and decides they are going to try and bike 100 miles, but that's what I did. For me, the turn of a new year is a chance to take stock in my life and figure out what I can improve upon so I'm living it more fully. In past years I've made several lofty goals. Some of you might remember me saying I was going to complete a Triathlon a couple years ago. I thought if I told enough people I'd be held accountable and actually follow through. That was not the case; I simply lack a certain gene that allows me to actually complete projects. So some, including me, felt a little wary when I announced on New Year's Day that I was going to complete a century ride within six months time. I had never biked more than ten miles at any time in my life, so what made me think I could do this?


Last spring, my good friend and musical peer, Andrea Coller, lost her long battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma at the age of twenty-nine. Andrea was an incredible force and inspired everyone around her, myself included, in so many ways.


There aren't enough words to truly capture Andrea's huge personality, but if you've got some time you should read her award-winning essay titled, I Want My Life Back, published in Glamour Magazine. The issue hit news stands the morning after Andrea died, and despite the terrible ache of loss that sat heavy in my chest, her words and wit still had me laughing aloud. It's one year later, and Andrea's essay was recently chosen as a finalist for the National Magazine Awards, making Glamour magazine history. They had never before been represented in the essay category. Andrea's writing was honored along with essays from the New Yorker and Harper's. This is a true testament to the power of her words and talent. You can also listen to her music here. She was truly a gifted musician, writer, stylist, fashionista, and friend.


It is in Andrea's memory that I am training to ride 100 miles around Lake Tahoe as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team in Training.


Four weeks ago I bought and rode my first road bike. The most I'd ever ridden (besides the stationary bike at the gym) was fifteen miles. Yesterday I joined the TNT MA and NH teams for a beautiful ride. During last week's ride, as we were struggling up yet another tough hill around mile 56, my teammate muttered "Geez, at this point every hill feels like a mountain." Must've been a self-fulfilling prophecy. I am so proud to say that yesterday we climbed to the summit of Mt. Wachusett on our bikes in the middle of a 62 mile ride.


After last week's ride my Mom asked me, "How are you doing this?" I jumped into training really late in the game and participated in my first team ride one month ago (this is not the way you should be training for something like this.) I would be lying if I didn't tell you this is the most physically and mentally gruelling endeavor I've ever taken on. There have been many moments during this training process where I thought "Oh no, I'm going to have to get off my bike and walk." or simply "I can't do this." In those moments there is only one thought that keeps me going. Yesterday when I was climbing up the very steep and seemingly never-ending access road on the mountain (aptly named Mile Hill Rd.), there was only one thought that kept me going.


Andrea fought harder than anyone I've ever met in my life. She beat her disease into submission three times within several years; I can't imagine how exhausted she must have been on a daily basis. I'm sure there were times when she could have easily given up, but she continued to fight and live her life, making music and writing and enriching the lives of those around her.


So, so what? The next five or ten minutes of my life might be difficult and exhausting, but when I consider the unbelievable strength and sheer determination that Andrea possessed, it makes the mountain look like a mole hill. So my answer to my mom's "How are you doing this?"

"I just have to." I have to do this for Andrea.

She inspired me and now I want to inspire others.


I am not a super-athlete. I am not a type A personality. I am not even someone who's ever been able to maintain a weekly exercise schedule. I just want to honor my friend whom I miss terribly and help to eradicate the disease that ended her life.


I am a member of an incredible team of warm people with huge hearts. I tell them I wouldn't be doing this without them. They say otherwise, but I know the Team, along with my Coach and Mentor, are a large factor in my success thus far.


If you think you can't do something like this, I promise you, with good bike shorts and Team in Training, you can.

Mahatma Ghandi said "We must be the change we wish to see in the world". What will you be?


Maybe next year I'll see some of you on the trail.


To all who've donated, re-posted the page link, harbored me on your couches, listened to me endlessy chatter on about this endeavor, cheered me on, and given me such positive energy to carry with me, I thank you endlessly for your support!


You have helped me to pay tribute to Andrea's incredible spirit and together we have taken one step closer to finding a cure.


Sincerely,

Brie Sullivan



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Supporter Comments

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    "Brie, I am in awe of the fact that you're doing this. Thank you!"
     

    Pat Coller

    Mon Apr 06 04:51:02 EDT 2009

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    "THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING THIS....I MISS ANDREA SO MUCH. I WOULD POSSIBLY LIKE TO RIDE WITH YOU NEXT YEAR BEST OF LUCK ON YOUR JOURNEY."
     

    BARBARA @ SHEAR XTREME

    Wed Apr 08 08:56:03 EDT 2009

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    "Thanks for the photo of you and Andrea - it makes me happy and sad at the same time."
     

    Dr. Dan

    Sat Apr 18 11:06:11 EDT 2009

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    "Yay Brie! I'm glad you're doing this, and I wish I was doing it with you. I'll plan better for next year ;) Good luck!!"
     

    Meg

    Mon Apr 27 09:55:14 EDT 2009

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    "Good luck Brie!"
     

    Mathew Schoeneber

    Mon May 11 03:21:05 EDT 2009

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    "Big Yellow is with you all the way. Thank you."
     

    Lora Nielsen

    Tue May 12 05:59:46 EDT 2009

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    "very proud of you. Make it happen. I know you can. watch out for sore ass syndrome"
     

    Brendan Murphy

    Thu May 14 07:46:13 EDT 2009

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    "Thanks for doing this, Brie - you are amazing!"
     

    Anonymous

    Sat May 16 08:38:14 EDT 2009

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    "Brie, you're AWESOME!"
     

    Mary and Walter

    Sat May 16 10:59:19 EDT 2009

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    "Go Brienne! Love & best wishes from all of us!"
     

    Paul & Kimberlee Fenn

    Sun May 17 01:11:33 EDT 2009

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    "You are flying HIGH, Briefy. We are so PROUD of you!!! Love, Mom and Dad"
     

    Kevin and Bonnie Sullivan

    Mon May 18 08:12:06 EDT 2009

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    "You Go Girl!"
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Mon May 18 03:58:18 EDT 2009

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    "You rock!"
     

    Anonymous

    Mon May 18 10:19:11 EDT 2009

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    "Brie, I work with your dad at UConn!"
     

    Lesa VMS

    Thu May 28 02:16:17 EDT 2009

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    "Truly an inspiring way to honor a friend..."
     

    Ap

    Fri May 29 09:37:42 EDT 2009

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    "I'm a little late but congratulations on your ride, Brie!! Thank you for doing this :)"
     

    Elizabeth Leitzell

    Mon Jun 08 01:40:51 EDT 2009

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    "Go Team Kates, Dylan is my hero !!!"
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Apr 01 06:28:52 EDT 2016

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    "In Memory of Stacey Arnott. "
     

    Anonymous

    Sun Apr 03 12:20:20 EDT 2016

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    "Great job Kate, we are very proud"
     

    Anonymous

    Mon Apr 04 05:46:23 EDT 2016

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    "Kate, This is a very good cause that you are raising money for. Please tell your dad that i would like 2 tickets to the Wildwood event. Keep up the good work. Steve"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Apr 14 11:48:07 EDT 2016

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    "Our friends and family, past and present, who lives have been changed by Leukemia and Lymphoma! 2 tickets for the fashion show on April 30, 2016."
     

    Anonymous

    Tue Apr 19 11:28:54 EDT 2016

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    "Fashion show "
     

    Anonymous

    Sun Apr 24 08:23:42 EDT 2016

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    "Fashion show"
     

    Anonymous

    Mon Apr 25 04:01:08 EDT 2016

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    "Go Team Kates! Look forward to attending the fashion show, along with my sissy! So proud of your efforts girls! <3"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue Apr 26 03:05:20 EDT 2016

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    "For 10 Patio Party Tickets"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue Apr 26 03:14:15 EDT 2016

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    "Looking forward to there being a cure for this terrible disease in the near future! Also, looking forward to the Fashion Show this Saturday. "
     

    Anonymous

    Tue Apr 26 03:16:59 EDT 2016

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    "Great thing you're doing here Kate! Good luck in achieving your goal!!"
     

    Anonymous

    Sat Apr 30 02:09:31 EDT 2016

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    "Go Kate!! You're doing such a great job - we are so proud of you!! 2 tix for Fashion Show 3 tix for Patio Party 10 tix for artwork raffle "
     

    Anonymous

    Sat Apr 30 10:32:09 EDT 2016

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    "Hi Kate, Please add me to the guest list for the Wildwood party! Can't wait!"
     

    Anonymous

    Sat Apr 30 11:15:53 EDT 2016

  •  
    "good luck Kkate!"
     

    Anonymous

    Mon May 02 06:46:35 EDT 2016

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    "Hi Kate: Amazing dedication to a worthy cause! Can you reserve 4 patio tickets and 4 raffle tickets for me? Thanks!"
     

    Anonymous

    Mon May 02 10:03:58 EDT 2016

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    "Great work on the fundraising Kate(s). Sign me up for the Patio Party!"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue May 03 01:55:41 EDT 2016

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    "10 raffle tickets :) "
     

    Anonymous

    Wed May 04 10:57:21 EDT 2016

  •  
    "This ad is for Kaufmann Architects. Please let me know what format you want the art work in and the deadline for getting to you. JBK"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu May 05 11:58:35 EDT 2016

  •  
    "I would like four tickets to the May 14 event at Wildwood Restaurant. Jim Bob Kaufmann"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu May 05 05:24:52 EDT 2016

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    "Hi Kate, It's Deb from 33rd Street. I'm purchasing 1 ticket to the Wildwood Event 5/14. Great job for everything you have been doing for LLS! Thank you!!! Deb"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue May 10 03:53:26 EDT 2016

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    "Raffle tickets "
     

    Anonymous

    Wed May 11 06:37:18 EDT 2016

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    "Fantastic work Kate (2)!! Keep it up! Katie Mumm & family"
     

    Anonymous

    Fri May 13 02:21:08 EDT 2016

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    "Good job girls!"
     

    Anonymous

    Sat May 14 02:23:14 EDT 2016

  •  
    "Way to go Kate's for Change! Proud of you Kate Haines! This is a very big deal and WILL make a big change in many people's lives for the better!! :)"
     

    Anonymous

    Sat May 14 04:26:55 EDT 2016

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    "Love you Katie Boo! -Grandpa"
     

    Anonymous

    Wed May 18 08:48:38 EDT 2016

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    "Go Kate Caraska!"
     

    Anonymous

    Wed May 18 08:51:05 EDT 2016

  •  
    "Good luck to your team. Sorry for your loss. The Winters Family"
     

    Dr. Dan

    Fri Sep 09 08:16:11 EDT 2016

  •  
    "Apollo Mechanical proudly supports "Light The Night Walk" "
     

    BARBARA @ SHEAR XTREME

    Wed Sep 21 11:12:30 EDT 2016

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    "In honor of Joe Hoggle."
     

    BARBARA @ SHEAR XTREME

    Thu Sep 22 11:57:19 EDT 2016

  •  
    "I'm sorry I wasn't able to make the walk last night, but I hope it was special!"
     

    BARBARA @ SHEAR XTREME

    Fri Sep 30 01:03:24 EDT 2016

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    "Sorry to read of your loss. Too young to pass. Sorry also that this donation is late - email problems. We hope that the event was a roaring success. Lyn and Paul Kirby"
     

    Dr. Dan

    Thu Oct 06 05:15:50 EDT 2016

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    "One's inspiration definitely inspires other and enhances the opportunity to engage into good cause. Keep it up "
     

    Fri Oct 07 02:54:48 EDT 2016

  •  
    "Our dear friends Rob & Mathy Harris of Gainesville, GA had their son Luke diagnosed at the age of 5 years old. Today seven years later Luke is free of Leukemia disease and we thank God for his miracle! We witnessed the successful battle and recovery. In prayer & faith we fight the good fight-"
     

    Melissa Miller

    Thu Oct 20 06:46:26 EDT 2016

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    "God Bless You "
     

    Melissa Miller

    Sun Oct 23 07:47:01 EDT 2016

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    "Good luck with your goal! You have a big heart and the determination to succeed in everything you set out to achieve."
     

    David Mankin

    Fri Oct 28 12:30:40 EDT 2016

  •  
    "Thanks Bunny for fighting the Good Fight. Love on ya! "
     

    Thu Nov 10 05:20:50 EST 2016

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    "<3"
     

    Thu Nov 10 05:34:04 EST 2016

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    "Continued strength, hope and love to Rue and her family...xoxo Judy and Carl Stoudemire"
     

    Melissa Miller

    Fri Nov 11 05:45:50 EST 2016

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    "You are running for a great group! Very Proud of you. "
     

    Mon Nov 28 07:27:31 EST 2016

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    "Proud of you!"
     

    Tue Nov 29 09:27:17 EST 2016

  •  
    "Good luck Derek!"
     

    Sun Dec 04 06:28:51 EST 2016

  •  
    "A wonderful cause. All the best to you, Derek! "
     

    Thu Dec 15 09:42:44 EST 2016

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    "MERRY CHRISTMAS! I am so very proud of you! I Love You! Mom"
     

    Sun Dec 25 06:47:36 EST 2016

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    "Love ya!! xoxo Meghan and Adam"
     

    Thu Dec 29 11:45:22 EST 2016

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    "Go Morgan!"
     

    Thu Dec 29 12:02:31 EST 2016

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    "Get 'er done!"
     

    Sat Dec 31 11:13:24 EST 2016

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    "GO TEAM!!!!"
     

    Wed Jan 04 02:15:46 EST 2017

  •  
    "All of your hard work and time put into fundraising/events is inspiring! Kick ass :)"
     

    Wed Jan 25 05:49:18 EST 2017

  •  
    "Good luck Derek!"
     

    Tue Jan 31 08:12:00 EST 2017

  •  
    "Helping to find a cure for any cancer is a noble goal."
     

    Tue Jan 31 06:58:43 EST 2017

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    "You're a way better friend than Victor or JP! Proud of you!"
     

    Wed Feb 01 09:16:48 EST 2017

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    "Run like the wind (or at least a steady breeze)!!! Good luck, cousin!!"
     

    Thu Feb 02 01:49:39 EST 2017

  •  
    "Good luck Derek!"
     

    Thu Feb 02 03:27:41 EST 2017

  •  
    "Happy to Donate"
     

    Fri Feb 03 09:30:27 EST 2017

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    "See you at the finish line!! Tom. Gail, Sabrina"
     

    Sun Feb 05 04:33:36 EST 2017

  •  
    "Run Son, Run"
     

    Sun Feb 05 06:44:33 EST 2017

  •  
    "Good luck Derek, break a leg"
     

    Sun Feb 05 06:50:11 EST 2017

  •  
    "you go Derek"
     

    Sun Feb 05 06:55:02 EST 2017

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    "Dunovant Block 1"
     

    Mon Feb 20 09:03:46 EST 2017

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    "THIS FUNDRAISER HAS ALL THE MAKINGS OF A 6 OCLOCK NEWS STORY, I HAVE A HUNCH IT WILL END UP IN THE DEREK MCCARTHY RIGHT POCKET FUND GOOD LUCK ROSIE RUIZ."
     

    Fri Feb 24 02:19:51 EST 2017

  •  
    "I am proud to be your Auntie Cherie !"
     

    Sun Mar 05 06:18:42 EST 2017

  •  
    "See you at the finish line "
     

    Mon Mar 20 09:02:40 EDT 2017

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    "You're soo impressive! Keep it up. Can't wait for Hawaii!"
     

    Tue Mar 21 12:35:32 EDT 2017

  •  
    "Run Derek Run"
     

    Tue Mar 21 03:20:34 EDT 2017

  •  
    "Hope you have a blast at Lavaman! Keep up the great work!"
     

    Tue Mar 21 11:35:40 EDT 2017

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    "A little late with the donation. I got a chance to take a look at the results. Great job Morgan - your a machine! Congratulations to you and your team!"
     

    Fri Apr 07 02:59:04 EDT 2017

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    "Go Bonnie !!!!"
     

    Sat Apr 22 10:02:51 EDT 2017

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    "Happy to donate to this great charity."
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Thu May 04 12:17:10 EDT 2017

  •  
    "No matter how much you raise, Doug, you're already the Man of the Year in my book!"
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Tue May 09 12:45:22 EDT 2017

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    "Always in our hearts &#128147;"
     

    Mon May 15 09:44:15 EDT 2017

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    "Happy to support you Doug. Good job."
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Thu May 18 05:56:23 EDT 2017

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    "Doug, Keep up the good work."
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Mon Jun 05 01:20:50 EDT 2017

  •  
    "Because cancer changes everyone's world, it is time we change its world! Thanks Doug for helping to make that happen!"
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Wed Jun 07 11:09:37 EDT 2017

  •  
    "Happy to help this great cause! "
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Wed Jun 07 11:30:17 EDT 2017

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    "Keep up the good work!"
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Fri Jun 09 08:01:05 EDT 2017

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    "Go Dougy go!!"
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Sat Jun 10 05:22:13 EDT 2017

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    "You girls are inspiring. Best of luck with training! Love, Tricia & Charlie"
     

    Fri Aug 04 03:05:37 EDT 2017

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    "HUGE thank you to Anthony of John's deli in Greenpoint for this generous donation!!"
     

    Mon Aug 14 11:54:34 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck & enjoy the race!!"
     

    Mon Aug 21 09:34:35 EDT 2017

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    "So impressed with your dedication and focus! Great cause too!"
     

    Fri Sep 01 09:50:37 EDT 2017

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    "Your mom said she had collected all of her fundraising monies so I will support the cause on your end. Have a great race and so cool that you are doing it with your mom!!!"
     

    Tue Sep 12 08:24:03 EDT 2017

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    "You better run so fast Trump tweets your times ;) "
     

    Fri Sep 15 11:25:10 EDT 2017

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    "Free bananas at the end! "
     

    Mon Sep 18 08:54:15 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck with the run! Praying for a breakthrough with treatments/cure for leukemia and lymphoma!"
     

    Mon Sep 18 09:47:12 EDT 2017

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    "Yay Shanna Metzger! Your devotion to this run.! It is such a tribute to your sweet Mom beating this disease! &#128156;"
     

    Tue Sep 19 09:25:37 EDT 2017

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    "Karen, Keep on going. You are doing great and I love you very much!"
     

    Wed Sep 20 11:10:40 EDT 2017

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    "For a cure for Karen!"
     

    Sun Sep 24 07:39:18 EDT 2017

  •  
    "Just a little something&#10084;&#65039;"
     

    Mon Sep 25 01:57:18 EDT 2017

  •  
    "Lana is an amazing woman and a true inspiration to all."
     

    David Ouimette

    Sat Sep 30 02:30:30 EDT 2017

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    "I'm so proud of my cousin Michelle!! Making great strides for a disease that has taken many of our family members! Go MM!!!"
     

    David Ouimette

    Sat Oct 07 09:07:48 EDT 2017

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    "Have a great walk. Wish we could be there."
     

    David Ouimette

    Sat Oct 07 02:02:34 EDT 2017

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    "Forever in our hearts... we love you Papou! "
     

    Mon Oct 09 09:18:07 EDT 2017

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    " Always in our hearts &#128149; "
     

    Tue Oct 10 11:22:46 EDT 2017

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    "Love you guys!!"
     

    Sat Oct 14 10:22:28 EDT 2017

  •  
    "Jo's 2nd Bake Sale"
     

    Sat Oct 14 06:25:50 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck, send me a picture with the crown "
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Thu May 04 09:59:04 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck!"
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Tue May 02 09:21:58 EDT 2017

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    "Proud of you, Doug. You are da' Man !"
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Mon May 01 11:06:34 EDT 2017

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    "Good for you Bonnie doing this!!!!"
     

    Sun Apr 23 11:54:03 EDT 2017

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    "Best of luck Derek! This is a very cool thing you are doing :) "
     

    Mon Apr 17 03:12:55 EDT 2017

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    "good luck and good cause"
     

    Fri Apr 14 11:58:53 EDT 2017

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    "Best of Luck! Sue & Cushing"
     

    Wed Apr 12 08:53:21 EDT 2017

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    "Hope you have a #nice run. "
     

    Mon Mar 27 12:04:15 EDT 2017

  •  
    "thank you, Morgan and team, for all you do to fight leukemia and lymphoma"
     

    Mon Mar 27 09:27:46 EDT 2017

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    "A token to show support! Reach for the sun and you might fall on Jupiter! (my own version of this proverb!) "
     

    Wed Mar 15 01:21:09 EDT 2017

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    "Keep up the good work Morgan! "
     

    Wed Mar 15 02:49:37 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck Derek!"
     

    Wed Mar 08 08:57:22 EST 2017

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    "You know who else would have donated to this page..."
     

    Fri Feb 24 10:57:22 EST 2017

  •  
    "Good luck Derek!"
     

    Thu Feb 02 06:13:39 EST 2017

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    "Run Derek Run!"
     

    Thu Feb 02 06:08:49 EST 2017

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    "#fuckcancer"
     

    Thu Feb 02 05:28:56 EST 2017

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    "Go get 'em"
     

    Thu Feb 02 03:22:35 EST 2017

  •  
    "Good luck, Derek! Thanks for supporting a great cause and can't wait to hear about Heartbreak Hill."
     

    Fri Jan 27 02:35:38 EST 2017

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    "Best of luck, Derek!"
     

    Fri Jan 27 02:13:49 EST 2017

  •  
    "Good luck Derek! "
     

    Fri Jan 27 02:04:48 EST 2017

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    "I'll be waiting at the finish line with some cold beer."
     

    Fri Jan 27 12:20:58 EST 2017

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    "Run like the wind!"
     

    Mon Jan 23 12:59:21 EST 2017

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    "SO INCREDIBLY PROUD OF YOU MORGANO!!! "
     

    Sun Jan 22 08:37:11 EST 2017

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    "Have fun in Kona!"
     

    Fri Jan 13 09:34:27 EST 2017

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    "Morgan you inspire us with your commitment, generosity and energy! Sending love and good wishes for your health and safety. "
     

    Fri Dec 30 04:56:55 EST 2016

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    "Good luck with your fundraising, I will be there to help"
     

    Tue Dec 27 02:04:33 EST 2016

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    "So proud of you Morgan!"
     

    Wed Dec 21 04:14:22 EST 2016

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    "I hope you trip."
     

    Wed Dec 14 09:30:58 EST 2016

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    "Go Morgan!! "
     

    Sun Dec 11 09:01:54 EST 2016

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    "You're awesome, Morgan! So proud of you. Love, Julianne"
     

    Sun Dec 11 08:12:37 EST 2016

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    "Very proud"
     

    Fri Dec 02 01:03:46 EST 2016

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    "Run like the wind, Derek--run like your Mom is chasing you!--Greg Barry"
     

    Thu Dec 01 03:23:58 EST 2016

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    "Good for you Derek! Best of luck in your training journey!!"
     

    Wed Nov 30 04:55:44 EST 2016

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    "Will be watching for you!! Best wishes!"
     

    Tue Nov 29 01:18:14 EST 2016

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    "Go Team Bunny!"
     

    Tue Nov 29 12:54:25 EST 2016

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    "Go Team Bunny!"
     

    Thu Nov 10 11:07:09 EST 2016

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    "What a wonderful tribute to your friend and her son! Good luck! "
     

    David Mankin

    Fri Oct 28 10:12:52 EDT 2016

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    "Go ATD! "
     

    Meg

    Sun Oct 02 11:58:20 EDT 2016

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    "For the sweet crossbow raffle"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Sep 01 10:59:31 EDT 2016

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    "Some small part may help prevent the loss of other innocent children. Our heart are with you Richard and Nata"
     

    Dr. Dan

    Fri Aug 26 12:37:58 EDT 2016

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    "In honor of Vincent, we hope that this donation helps. We're proud of all of you!"
     

    Dr. Dan

    Wed Aug 24 01:32:11 EDT 2016

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    "In memory of an amazing daughter, sister, friend!! Amanda Greene"
     

    BARBARA @ SHEAR XTREME

    Mon Aug 22 11:44:19 EDT 2016

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    "Good luck to the Brophy/Hagaman team! So sorry for your loss."
     

    Dr. Dan

    Wed Aug 10 10:20:06 EDT 2016

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    "Tom, Elaine, Stacey, and the Brophys, we are so sorry for your loss. I hope our small donation will play a part in easing the burden of these awful diseases...John and Inge Bachalis"
     

    Dr. Dan

    Sun Aug 07 07:55:43 EDT 2016

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    "So great that your whole family is doing this."
     

    Sun Aug 07 01:45:41 EDT 2016

  •  
    "Hope you make your goal!"
     

    Anonymous

    Sat May 21 09:57:11 EDT 2016

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    "Good job Kates for Change !!! You are an amazing group !!! I am so happy my future is in your hands !!!"
     

    Anonymous

    Sat May 21 09:44:31 EDT 2016

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    "Good luck ladys, what you're doing is a very good thing and for a great cause. The best to you both. Jim Anderson, Lyon Real Estate"
     

    Anonymous

    Fri May 20 07:58:18 EDT 2016

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    "Here is my payment for the Patio Party. Such a great event. "
     

    Anonymous

    Thu May 19 10:55:13 EDT 2016

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    "Patio party"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue May 17 11:04:18 EDT 2016

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    "We are proud of you Kate!"
     

    Anonymous

    Mon May 16 07:24:00 EDT 2016

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    "Go Kates! What a great effort!"
     

    Anonymous

    Fri May 13 08:19:45 EDT 2016

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    "Patio Party for 2"
     

    Anonymous

    Fri May 13 10:26:54 EDT 2016

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    "Raffle tickets :) "
     

    Anonymous

    Wed May 11 11:24:32 EDT 2016

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    "Great job!"
     

    Anonymous

    Wed May 11 11:08:16 EDT 2016

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    "Go Kate / Kate Go!"
     

    Anonymous

    Mon May 09 02:25:54 EDT 2016

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    "10 Patio Party tickets"
     

    Anonymous

    Wed May 04 08:48:39 EDT 2016

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    "Raffle tickets! "
     

    Anonymous

    Wed May 04 07:29:19 EDT 2016

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    "Great job girls! I am very proud of you Kate!"
     

    Anonymous

    Wed May 04 07:06:10 EDT 2016

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    "2 patio party tickets "
     

    Anonymous

    Wed May 04 11:44:33 EDT 2016

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    "Fashion Show!!!:) "
     

    Anonymous

    Wed May 04 01:46:12 EDT 2016

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    "WE would like two tickets to the patio party!"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue May 03 12:01:32 EDT 2016

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    "Kate Haines You go Girl. Very impressed with your leadership and fund raising skills Kathy Lelevier"
     

    Anonymous

    Mon May 02 11:40:14 EDT 2016

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    "To finding a cure!!"
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Apr 29 06:24:53 EDT 2016

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    "4 Fashion show tickets for Marc Caraska, Trudy Caraska, Susan Grippe, Shirley Cabrera"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue Apr 26 09:01:34 EDT 2016

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    "2 tickets to the fashion show. Thanks Kate Caraska!"
     

    Anonymous

    Mon Apr 25 02:20:06 EDT 2016

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    "Great work, Kate!"
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Apr 22 04:37:24 EDT 2016

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    "Good Luck Jenna and Zach!"
     

    Tue Apr 19 11:44:34 EDT 2016

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    "Great job Kate! I'm sure you're inspiring many others in this amazing effort you've organized. Im sorry I'll miss the event at Wildwood...I'll get my raffle tickets from your dad. Keep up the great work!!! Jamie "
     

    Anonymous

    Mon Apr 18 01:00:25 EDT 2016

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    "All the best to you Miss Kate Haines."
     

    Anonymous

    Mon Apr 18 12:03:22 EDT 2016

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    "Kate you are an amazing young lady and I'm so proud of you taking on this worthy cause. Please tell Dad I will need two tickets for the benefit event Saturday May 14th."
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Apr 15 05:58:22 EDT 2016

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    "Go Tean Kates, Graham"
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Apr 15 05:18:11 EDT 2016

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    "Keep up the good work!"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Apr 14 05:41:10 EDT 2016

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    "Wonderful charity--great work Kate!"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Apr 14 04:57:45 EDT 2016

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    "Good luck!!"
     

    Wed Apr 13 09:51:35 EDT 2016

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    "Those stairs got nothing on you, Jenna! "
     

    Wed Apr 13 09:45:04 EDT 2016

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    "Please add me to Fashion Show guest list. "
     

    Anonymous

    Tue Apr 12 10:21:35 EDT 2016

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    "Count me in for 1 party patio ticket !!!"
     

    Anonymous

    Sat Apr 09 09:20:39 EDT 2016

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    "Good luck Kate Haines with your drive. Tav"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Apr 07 12:37:00 EDT 2016

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    "What a stud"
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Wed Jun 07 02:19:31 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck partner"
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Mon May 08 02:46:17 EDT 2017

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    "Good Luck in your fundraising, Doug! LLS is a wonderful organization doing amazing things to fight blood cancers."
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Tue May 02 02:39:50 EDT 2017

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    "$ 20.00 per mile ! Want to double your miles??? "
     

    Sun Apr 16 01:59:50 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck!!"
     

    Mon Aug 14 03:21:14 EDT 2017

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    "<3"
     

    Mon Aug 14 12:28:59 EDT 2017

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    "Great guy doing great things!"
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Fri Jun 02 10:00:00 EDT 2017

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    "Go Douglas, Go!!!"
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Sun May 14 09:07:23 EDT 2017

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    "Thinking of you all &#10084;&#65039;&#10084;&#65039;&#10084;&#65039;"
     

    Fri Aug 11 09:08:47 EDT 2017

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    "Best of luck with your good work, Doug!"
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Wed Jun 07 01:07:33 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck!"
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Wed Jun 07 09:44:13 EDT 2017

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    "Best of luck Doug! Enjoy the run"
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Wed Jun 07 09:42:14 EDT 2017

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    "Great guy raising money for a great cause!"
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Wed Jun 07 09:29:36 EDT 2017

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    "Good cause. Go Doug!"
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Wed Jun 07 09:18:01 EDT 2017

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    "Tickets to the Grand Finale this weekend. "
     

    Carol and Wally Fenn

    Tue Jun 06 06:08:52 EDT 2017

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    "Yeah Sue for beating Hodgkins! Thank-you Shanna for running this race with Sue!"
     

    Tue Jun 13 08:31:59 EDT 2017

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,800.00 | Goal: $5,500.00
 
105 %

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

In Memory of

Andrea Coller

My Thanks To

Susan and Randall Wade $1200.00
Lesa VMS $250.00
David Mankin $250.00
Kevin and Bonnie Sullivan $250.00
Anonymous $250.00
Ari $250.00
Erin Sullivan $200.00
P.A.C.E. Patrons $190.00
Juliette and Joe $100.00
Google $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Pat Coller $100.00
Tara Sullivan $100.00
Teresa Wong $100.00
Ari Kenney $75.00
Pam & Zack $75.00
Jeong Oh $75.00
Harry Keates $60.00
Anonymous $55.00
David Ouimette $50.00
Carol and Wally Fenn $50.00
Krystal Cahill $50.00
Paul & Kimberlee Fenn $50.00
Brendan Murphy $50.00
John Kelly $50.00
Tom Fenn $50.00
Jeptha Wade $50.00
Dan & Kimberly Pye $50.00
John Foley $50.00
Matthew Larsen $50.00
Marcia Hendrick $50.00
Erin Sullivan $50.00
Eva Cappelli $50.00
George Green $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
David Cambest $50.00
Dan Tappan $50.00
John Rozett $50.00
allison formal $40.00
Anonymous $31.00
Mary and Walter $30.00
Laurie Borden $30.00
Meredith Killough $29.00
Elizabeth Leitzell $25.00
Judy Larsen $25.00
Arianna Kenney $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
April Baxter $25.00
Jim Quillan $25.00
Jamie Cerretti $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Melissa Venti $25.00
Lora Nielsen $25.00
Emily Pohas $25.00
Dan Bennett $25.00
Shaun Connors $25.00
Tracie Potochnik $25.00
Kristin McCue $25.00
Mathew Schoeneber $25.00
Joseph Rondeau $25.00
Meg $25.00
Lori Kirk $25.00
Christine Biegner $25.00
Melissa Miller $25.00
BARBARA @ SHEAR XTREME $25.00
David King $25.00
Ethan Baird $25.00
Carol and Wally Fenn $25.00
Heather Rush $25.00
Jim Gastone $25.00
jacqui shine $25.00
Melissa Kvidahl $20.00
William Michalski $20.00
John Shepard $15.00
Ap $10.00
Crystal McCracken $10.00
Rhiannon Giles $10.00
Jamie McMullen $10.00
Anonymous $10.00
Michael Lacourse $10.00
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Rob Lynch  
Erin Day