My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Aug 11, 2008 by Dyan Lally

Racing to Save Lives



Welcome to my Team In Training home page!



As many of you know, I lost a dear friend & mentor to leukemia in December of 2005. Leila was an amazing and strong woman who should not have had to succumb to this disease, but handled it with courage and grace. Since then I have been searching for ways to honor her and her battle. I've donated my hair, I've donated my money and now I am donating my "strength", so to speak.



On January 10, 2009, I, along with my friend Kristen, will be participating in Team in Training's Half Marathon in Walt Disney World. "What?!" you ask? Yes, I have become a runner at 34 years old and although I still cannot say that I "love" running, I have more importantly learned that I CAN do it. And the amazing feelings of confidence and accomplishment in completing a race are those beyond compare for my limited athletic experience! In fact, I ran my first 5K in under 40 minutes!



So now the training and the fundraising begin! Through Team in Training, I will work with a mentor and coach in learning effective running techniques, as well as participating in other seminars leading me towards a successful 13.1 miles! It is an extremely supportive environment and a program that I am thrilled to be a part of.



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 race in memory of my friend Leila, but I am also doing it to honor all of those who are still battling and to give hope to families who have endured the struggles of their loved ones.



Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.



I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress! Thank you for being my cheerleaders and thank you for all of your support, both emotional and financial!



Much love, Dyan :)



Below is a picture of Leila and her son Lex, in April of 2003, pre-diagnosis.

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Supporter Comments

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    "Good luck, Dyan!"
     

    Stacey

    Mon Sep 01 07:49:47 EDT 2008

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    "Good luck! I know you can do it."
     

    Meera

    Mon Sep 01 08:12:30 EDT 2008

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    "With fondest regards - we all miss you here ! xox"
     

    Meera

    Wed Aug 31 04:44:29 EDT 2011

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    "Good Luck to you all - I hope you raise lots & lots of pennies ... well dollars anyway :) Love you The M-P's xoxoxo"
     

    Meera

    Wed Aug 31 05:00:12 EDT 2011

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    "Our best wishes! "
     

    Meera

    Sun Sep 11 10:12:40 EDT 2011

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    ""Get Some" brother...your a man among men!!! oh I forgot there's Lady's Also... Every time I read this stuff Jim...I get fuzzy...your a machine keep up the faith bro..."
     

    Meera

    Wed Oct 05 10:03:13 EDT 2011

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    "Good Luck Jim; all the fishies are cheering for you."
     

    Meera

    Sat Oct 08 01:03:46 EDT 2011

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    "Way to go mom!"
     

    Robert Waxman

    Tue Oct 11 12:57:17 EDT 2011

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    "Train hard, have fun, make us proud! Good luck to you all! "
     

    Diane Utorka

    Sat Mar 03 11:42:57 EST 2012

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    "Great stuff Erin and Team! Keep up the good work! "Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can do what others can't.""
     

    Diane Utorka

    Wed Mar 07 09:16:14 EST 2012

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    "March Madness! GO TEAM! :)"
     

    Diane Utorka

    Fri Apr 13 08:53:56 EDT 2012

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    "Hi Jesus, A very worthy effort and best wishes for your run! Anil"
     

    Jane Sheehan

    Wed Apr 25 04:54:59 EDT 2012

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    "We wish you the best with your training and run. Go Jesus!"
     

    Jane Sheehan

    Thu Apr 26 10:31:50 EDT 2012

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    "We are so proud of you, Jesus, to take this on. Our daughter-in-law ran this 3 yrs ago, so we get it's significance! We'll pray for Mom!"
     

    Jane Sheehan

    Thu Apr 26 02:48:53 EDT 2012

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    "Good luck Jesus! "
     

    Jane Sheehan

    Fri Apr 27 12:29:32 EDT 2012

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    "We are happy to contribute to this worthwhile cause. Best of luck in reaching your team goal. Love Claudia & Doug "
     

    Jane Sheehan

    Sat Apr 28 12:35:32 EDT 2012

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    "Thanks for including us. Wishing you success!"
     

    Jane Sheehan

    Sun Apr 29 02:08:09 EDT 2012

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    "Ruben should recognize the quote."
     

    Jane Sheehan

    Tue May 01 11:26:53 EDT 2012

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    "Have a blast in Alaska! Please eat some Crab or Halibut :-)"
     

    Wed May 09 07:57:21 EDT 2012

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    "Good Luck Suzy!"
     

    Thu May 10 10:29:39 EDT 2012

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    "Keep up the great work!"
     

    Thu May 24 12:13:20 EDT 2012

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    "Good luck, Tony and Rosemary Butcher"
     

    Mon Apr 16 09:24:39 EDT 2012

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    "Good luck Suzy Q! You are a star xxx"
     

    Mon Apr 16 04:12:49 EDT 2012

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    "Go Sister!!"
     

    Wed Apr 18 03:26:52 EDT 2012

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    "Good Luck Suzy! Glenn & Sidney"
     

    Tue Mar 13 10:43:21 EDT 2012

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    "Go go Suzy! CB"
     

    Fri Mar 23 05:42:00 EDT 2012

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    "Best of luck, Suzy!"
     

    Sat Apr 07 12:43:58 EDT 2012

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    "Good luck to my partner in platelets!"
     

    Thu May 24 12:24:32 EDT 2012

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    "Way to go, Suz!"
     

    Thu May 24 12:26:35 EDT 2012

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    "Good Luck! AGEasst"
     

    Thu May 24 12:35:17 EDT 2012

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    "get it, girl! go after those goals!"
     

    Thu May 24 02:15:39 EDT 2012

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    "God bless you, Suzy, as you devout your time and energy to this wonderful cause. You have a beautiful heart. [Don't] Break a Leg! "
     

    Thu May 24 09:41:03 EDT 2012

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    "Great job, Dyan! I'll be keeping you in my thoughts as you log your miles in the coming months. Good luck in Florida!"
     

    Rochelle Keshap

    Mon Sep 29 12:36:25 EDT 2008

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    "In memory of all of those who have fought and lost their battle with a blood cancer. Your memories live on and the fight continues !!!!"
     

    Rochelle Keshap

    Sun Jul 01 01:17:22 EDT 2012

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    "In memory of Dr. Stephen Redfern"
     

    Rochelle Keshap

    Thu Oct 11 09:25:03 EDT 2012

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    "Sandy, Thank you and your team for your dedication. It means alot. Love, Maureen"
     

    Rochelle Keshap

    Tue Oct 16 02:28:34 EDT 2012

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    "Love you manda, you are gonna kill it!!! xo <3 you"
     

    Fri Sep 14 12:04:03 EDT 2012

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    "Have fun on your run!"
     

    Sat Aug 04 08:32:12 EDT 2012

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    "Run baby run"
     

    Bob & Sandi

    Tue Oct 21 12:27:48 EDT 2008

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    "Larry, This donation is from BigDawg2414. Keep up the good work and maybe a cure may be found soon.........Rick (AKA BigDawg2414)"
     

    Jessica Sheehan

    Tue Oct 02 08:29:48 EDT 2012

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    "Thanks, cousin for doing this! Love to you!"
     

    Sat Oct 06 02:06:30 EDT 2012

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    "This donation is from the Alpha Phi Omega-Iota Rho Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser that took place on October 30 2012!!"
     

    Susan Scanzillo

    Sun Nov 04 10:18:16 EST 2012

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    "This is donation is from Alpha Phi Omega - Iota Rho's Balloon Surprise fundraiser!"
     

    Susan Scanzillo

    Sun Nov 04 11:21:47 EST 2012

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    "To our wonderful daughter and survivor! We are soo unbelievably proud of you and all you've achieved all these years. "
     

    Mon Nov 05 08:22:26 EST 2012

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    "Go Lally, go! You're an inspiration! "
     

    Katy Frost

    Sat Nov 01 08:10:19 EDT 2008

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    "Jane, Lost my Dad to cancer in 1995. I still hear his words coming out of my mouth. Wishing all the best for your dad's quality of life. Bill "
     

    Michael DeCristofaro

    Tue Jun 19 01:32:20 EDT 2012

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    "Jane, you will make it and be so proud of what you have done! I am proud for you. Glad your dad is doing better."
     

    Michael DeCristofaro

    Thu Jul 05 02:11:41 EDT 2012

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    "We were so saddend to hear about Uncle Felix. He was a wonderful man and I know he'll be missed. Our sympathies go out to you."
     

    Michael DeCristofaro

    Wed Aug 29 05:05:18 EDT 2012

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    "Jane, So sorry to hear about your Dad. What a great testimony to his life that you are doing this!"
     

    Michael DeCristofaro

    Tue Sep 04 11:42:33 EDT 2012

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    "Jane, Frank and Meghan, We are sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed our time with Felix and your family. "
     

    Michael DeCristofaro

    Wed Sep 05 08:12:18 EDT 2012

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    "My husband Norm lived his life to the fullest; his motto was carpe diem. We enjoyed long bike rides and hikes, and canoeing. He took excellent care of himself. He was a loving husband, a great friend, a favorite professor. And multiple myeloma claimed him in 3 months. Research is helping us to find better ways to manage and cure this devastating disease. New research has been emerging thanks to wonderful people like Robert L. Schlossman, MD at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. It just did not soon enough for Norm and many others. Thanks to Jane for her active support for a solution to myeloma, lymphoma and leukemia. With love, hope and compassion, Nancy"
     

    Michael DeCristofaro

    Thu Nov 22 08:29:41 EST 2012

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    "Joyce, my wife was the joy of my life. Tthrough happy and difficult times her focus was not on herself but her Savior Jesus Christ. His Holy Spirit made the most difficult times a time of joy, for she looked to the future of seeing Jesus "face to face". Her desire in life was that all people may know and love the Gift that the Heavenly Father sent to sinful man,a lowly baby, the God-man to save us from sin and to fellowship with Him for Eternity. Her final question was "Will you see Jesus Face to Face?" Yes, lymphoma is deadly and to ease the pain and suffering of those who will come behind her I dedicate my funds to this foundation in the hope that a cure will be found. May God bless you April for your support of this cause."
     

    Kristen

    Fri Dec 28 11:49:26 EST 2012

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    "Godspeed friend. "
     

    Kristen

    Thu Jan 24 08:18:07 EST 2013

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    "April, I like your gumption. "
     

    Kristen

    Thu Jan 24 05:32:01 EST 2013

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    "April! You are amazing and so was your mother! Good luck with all your training!"
     

    Kristen

    Mon Jan 28 08:40:03 EST 2013

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    "Good Luck!! Love you!! :o)"
     

    Kristen

    Thu Jan 31 12:50:14 EST 2013

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    "What a wonderful cause April. All the best with the half marathon. You go girl! May God give you the strength to finish strong."
     

    Kristen

    Tue Feb 05 08:56:38 EST 2013

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    "Run, April. Run for your mom and run for the future. Lots of love and encouragement heading your way. Julie <3 "
     

    Kristen

    Thu Nov 15 01:14:13 EST 2012

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    "You are a very inspiring lady April :)!! "
     

    Kristen

    Thu Nov 15 12:32:00 EST 2012

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    "My son-in-law lost his battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma at the age of 34, leaving my daughter a 33-year old widow. Thanks for helping with the fight!"
     

    Kristen

    Fri Nov 16 09:16:43 EST 2012

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    "April, know that your mom would be so proud of you!! You were a wonderful daughter and friend to her. For all of us that have been there, thank you for taking on this challenge so that other families may find love, peace and encouragment from the kindness of complete strangers . . . after all, we're all in it together!!"
     

    Kristen

    Mon Nov 19 12:09:32 EST 2012

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    "Run hard for your mama! She would be so proud of you:) "
     

    Kristen

    Tue Nov 20 09:32:16 EST 2012

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    "I just had to push you over the $3600 mark-Price is Right style :-) I'm so proud of you!! And us!! Team Disney!!"
     

    Kristen

    Fri Nov 14 10:57:12 EST 2008

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    "Joyce Hagent & Josiah"
     

    Kristen

    Thu Feb 14 02:39:52 EST 2013

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    "I share your love and mission with open arms and much love. Up in the dark thinking of your preparations, my virtual hug is reaching for you and I want you to know I support you with all my heart. With loving admiration, I'll be there in spirit with you April. Much love my friend!"
     

    Kristen

    Sat Feb 16 03:58:44 EST 2013

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    "You're the best! We love you!! Jon, Jen, Wells and Lou"
     

    Kristen

    Mon Feb 18 02:04:18 EST 2013

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    "Stephanie Your the Greatest!!"
     

    Kathryn Bucci

    Thu Oct 17 03:41:35 EDT 2013

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    "Dyan,we admire you so much and wish you the best of luck!! All our love and prayers Bill, Helen, Shannon,and Steven"
     

    The Dempsey Family

    Fri Dec 05 01:28:17 EST 2008

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    "from Brogan Auto Repair"
     

    The Dempsey Family

    Thu Aug 08 12:42:51 EDT 2013

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    "Best of luck to you and your team!"
     

    Susan Paul

    Sun Dec 15 03:06:22 EST 2013

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    "Check it what?"
     

    Tom Harkins

    Mon Dec 22 07:49:16 EST 2008

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    "We're so proud of you! Keep John Flanagan to mind as you embark on this journey. You run for many!"
     

    MIchelle

    Mon Dec 22 04:06:36 EST 2008

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    "Woo-hoo! Best of luck, you runner, you!"
     

    S. Otto Johnson

    Wed Dec 31 04:27:09 EST 2008

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    "For Katherine! "
     

    Merrill Lynch

    Sun Aug 11 01:26:19 EDT 2013

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    "For my little Hero Katherine...Keep fighting and defying gravity! LOVE YOU!!!"
     

    Merrill Lynch

    Mon Aug 12 04:45:55 EDT 2013

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    "God Bless You!"
     

    Carol Virdinlia

    Fri Sep 13 09:50:03 EDT 2013

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    "For a speedy recovery for Andrew, and hope for everyone dealing with this disease"
     

    Carol Virdinlia

    Fri Sep 13 12:32:46 EDT 2013

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    "Run, Forrest, Run!!! Have fun and good luck! It'll be great :-)"
     

    Carol Virdinlia

    Mon Jan 05 06:15:58 EST 2009

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    "Con Con killed cancer &#10084;"
     

    Monet Uva

    Wed Sep 18 08:16:37 EDT 2013

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    "THanks everyone who pitched in 5 to help support blood cancer awareness. "
     

    Monet Uva

    Thu Sep 19 11:33:13 EDT 2013

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    "I am always inspired by Julio Martin and how he wants to help people that are impacted by this disease. "
     

    Sat Oct 19 03:16:42 EDT 2013

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    "Katherine--You are one special young lady to be supporting such a worthwhile cause. We love you and your efforts, Karen & Paul"
     

    Cheryl Jones

    Wed Sep 25 10:21:09 EDT 2013

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    "Thinking of you, Katherine."
     

    Cheryl Jones

    Thu Sep 26 09:50:20 EDT 2013

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    "We love you! We wish we could come to the walk this year, but we will be thinking about everyone."
     

    Cheryl Jones

    Tue Oct 08 09:24:55 EDT 2013

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    "We love you Katherine!!"
     

    Cheryl Jones

    Wed Oct 09 11:06:47 EDT 2013

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    "Thinking of you, and wishing you all the best with the walk! Love you."
     

    Cheryl Jones

    Thu Oct 10 11:03:29 EDT 2013

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    "We love you KP! Roll Tide!"
     

    Cheryl Jones

    Sat Oct 12 11:23:09 EDT 2013

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    "Love to you, Katherine, and to all those walking."
     

    Cheryl Jones

    Tue Oct 15 05:53:18 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,823.00 | Goal: $3,600.00
 
134 %

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

My Thanks To

Bob & Sandi $1000.00
Susan Scanzillo $250.00
Debra Murphy $250.00
Paul McGrath $200.00
Regina Marino $155.00
Andrea Orio $150.00
Gerry Lally $100.00
Denise Gale $100.00
Matthew Genzale $100.00
John Brunswick $100.00
Alan Brunswick $100.00
Daniel Fleming $100.00
Kyoko Robbins $100.00
Rosemary Ripley $62.00
ADP $50.00
Cheryl Jones $50.00
Eleanor Paul $50.00
Monet Uva $50.00
Jennifer Leschinski $50.00
Dianne McKenzie $50.00
Merrill Lynch $50.00
Christine Paul $50.00
MIchelle $50.00
Ruth Lyman $50.00
The Dempsey Family $50.00
Henry and Fatima Munson $50.00
Bette Brunswick $50.00
John Bradeen $50.00
Audrey Miller $50.00
John Sheehan $50.00
Gene Mazzaferro $50.00
Rochelle Keshap $50.00
Ralph Genzale $50.00
Deborah Gahres $50.00
Nicholas Marsh Bishko $50.00
Edmond Coutemarche $50.00
Mardi Finegan $50.00
Kristen $41.00
Lee Eckell $30.00
haron Jordan $25.00
June Rose $25.00
Carol Virdinlia $25.00
Stephen Reynolds $25.00
Michael Schermerhorn Kayl... $25.00
Tom Harkins $25.00
Susan Paul $25.00
Kathryn Bucci $25.00
Michael DeCristofaro $25.00
Katy Frost $25.00
Robert McNulty $25.00
Donald Whalen $25.00
Jessica Sheehan $25.00
amy whitford $25.00
Anthony Cardarelli $25.00
michelle gallagher $25.00
Janet Anderson $25.00
Judy Styer $25.00
Jane Sheehan $25.00
Charles DeCristofaro $25.00
Joseph Butler $25.00
Barbara Greene Pratt $25.00
Stacey $25.00
Regina Marino $20.00
Gino Mazzaferro $20.00
Megan Quinlan $20.00
Bill Faller $20.00
Regina Hayman $15.00
Robert Waxman $15.00
Sandra Broomfield $10.00
Heather Sullivan  
S. Otto Johnson  
Bibiana Deacon  
Diane Utorka  
Meera