Welcome to Jack's Girls's Fundraising Page

Welcome to Jack's Girls's Fundraising Page
Aug 29, 2017

Hello, friends & family!

 

In 1998, our father, Jack Canny, was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Luckily, we got just months under 2 decades more with Dad before he passed this April 20th, 2017.  He remained healthy & very active at Stage 0 until he died, but sadly, the fact about CLL is that once you're no longer healthy, the immature white blood cells can't help you get better.  Back then, when we first learned he was Stage 0, we were so grateful, that my sister, Bridget, & I decided we wanted to walk the Dublin Full Marathon with Team In Training in his honor! And in true 'Jack' fashion, Dad researched the race course, enlisted our cousin, Noel, to join him & they met us at various check points along the course to give us bananas, trail mix, take unwanted jackets, and give us a big smile and a hug of encouragement & pride.  

 

That race led to almost 9 years for the both of us doing races/hikes with TNT & I even mentored for many years.  After a long break from TNT, we feel this is one very special way to not only honor Dad, but to reconnect with our gratitude for all the extra time we had with that special angel of a man.

 

Dad led his life by example. He was a champion of volunteerism and we have chosen to return to TNT to walk the Austin 1/2 Marathon this Feb. 18th, 2018, to honor his life of service and show our love & appreciation for all the extra time we had with him!  

 

Wherever Dad is now, I'm sure he'd be pleased that we're not only embarking on another fun adventure together, but we'll be helping people in need at the same time...that's 'Jack's Way'...explore & serve!!

 

Team in Training raises funds to continue The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's funding of the breakthrough development of therapies that have already saved and continues to save thousands of lives. If you are able to donate any amount, we thank you! If you can't and just send us well wishes, good vibes or share our link to your FB friends, we also thank you!!!  

 

Jack's Girls are taking on Austin, so watch out! We'z gonna soak up that great town, one step at a time!! Thank you all for your support! Be well & love each other well!!

 

Thank you, Jack's Girls...Andi & Bridget

 

 

 

Thank you!

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Supporter Comments

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    "Jack Canny and Jim Markatos were both wonderful friends and family of mine They were wonderful men who both gave so much to our country and to their families They are missed and my donation is in their honor Ellen Chadwick"
     

    Ellen Chadwick

    Wed Aug 30 06:29:15 EDT 2017

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    "Thank you to Rob Croskery & Adventures in Charity for their hard work & generosity! "
     

    Adventures in Charity

    Mon Oct 16 09:09:57 EDT 2017

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    "I never met your dad, but I love seeing how close you and your sister were with him, what special memories:) Have fun at the half-marathon! "
     

    Jennifer Gray

    Tue Jan 02 04:59:20 EST 2018

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    "Happy to support you and your sister! My mother in law has being fighting the same disease as your father. Good luck and have fun!"
     

    Jennifer Stanley Houser

    Tue Jan 02 05:49:27 EST 2018

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    "Go Andrea Go! :)"
     

    Kimberly

    Tue Jan 02 07:26:39 EST 2018

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    "It is my pleasure to donate in memory of Jack Canny and my love and best friend Jim Markatos. Good luck in the marathon. Carol Bonavita"
     

    Carol Bonavita

    Tue Jan 02 09:14:29 EST 2018

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    "Love you Cook! Go get em! Jack is smiling. "
     

    Jan Jacobsen

    Tue Jan 23 12:33:56 EST 2018

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    "In honour of Jack and toward your fund. Lots of love from Martin and Ana Xxx."
     

    Martin Read

    Tue Jan 23 10:37:52 EST 2018

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    "You go Girlz!"
     

    Brian & Lyn Lavery

    Tue Jan 23 01:48:40 EST 2018

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    "Go Andrea & Bridgette, power to the sistahs!!! Proud of you both! "
     

    Janice Badger

    Thu Jan 25 07:26:31 EST 2018

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    "I never knew your dad, But have lovely memories of photos that Mary sent mum every Christmas and reading her letters which I still have. GOOD LUCK Girls you can do it Xx"
     

    Alyson Maidment

    Thu Feb 08 07:43:09 EST 2018

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $2,400.00
 
116 %
Donations: $2,780.38

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Thanks To

Adventures in Charity $1045.38
Mrs. Mary R. Canny $300.00
Marc & Robin Dobbs $150.00
Heidi Hanna $150.00
Jan Jacobsen $100.00
Francis Grasso $100.00
The Philadelphia Cannys $50.00
Kimberly $50.00
Jerry Broach $50.00
The Newtons $50.00
Martin Read $30.00
Alyson Maidment $25.00
Colleen, Asher & Presley $25.00
Brian & Lyn Lavery $25.00
Larry Herman $25.00
Jennifer Gray $25.00
Mouseketeer $25.00
Janice Badger  
Carol Bonavita  
Jennifer Stanley Houser  
Ellen Chadwick