My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jun 13, 2008 by Polly Wright

Less Then a Month to Go!

September 22, 2008



It's hard to believe, but it's less then a month before I toe the starting line for the 5th Nike Women's Marathon. This will be my 3rd time doing the race.



I'm not sure where the summer has gone to, but my teammates and I are into that last stretch of long walks to prepare for the big one on October 20th. Yesterday I walked 17 miles with one of my teammates. We also had the company of one of our coaches, Ferrel Porcelli for the last nine miles. She is doing the 1/2 marathon in San Francisco in honor of her granddaughter Katie. Katie is 3 years off her treatment leukemia and is doing great. She's another child like Simone who is winning her fight against leukemia.



I have surpassed the $3,900 I needed to raise, for this event, but I'm continuing to ask for everyone's support in helping exceed that amount. 100% of every dollar over the $3,900 minimum goes straight into the mission of research and financial support for patient families.



In the 5 years that I've been involved with Team in Training I have met many amazing people who have benefited directly from new treatments that have given them a chance against their disease. These treatment have come about thanks to the millions of dollars that the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have poured into research.



This is the 20th Anniversary of Team in Training. In that 20 years over 360,000 participants have raised more than $850 million for lifesaving cancer research and to help blood cancer patients live longer, better lives. This year we are hoping to go over 1 billion dollars to continue the fight.



Please make a donation to help my fellow Team in Training and I to reach the $1 billion mark in our 20th Anniversary year.



Thanks!



Polly



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Supporter Comments

  •  
    "Good luck and thank you Jan!"
     

    Glenn Wilson

    Tue Aug 10 10:09:39 EDT 2010

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    "Take a walk on the wild side!"
     

    Glenn Wilson

    Thu Sep 23 06:26:40 EDT 2010

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    "Castle Queenside - wipe out cancer!"
     

    Anonymous

    Mon Jul 14 11:24:31 EDT 2008

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    "Go Polly go!"
     

    John Marino

    Mon Jul 21 10:11:45 EDT 2008

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    "Good luck on the walk. Thanks for all your contributions to the chess world."
     

    gregg jahnke

    Sun Jul 27 09:54:52 EDT 2008

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    "Thank you for your wonderful work. Good luck Polly!!! Arlene"
     

    Arlene Katz Spitzer

    Fri Aug 01 03:32:40 EDT 2008

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    "Go Girl! Great Cause!"
     

    Alisa Kaplan

    Wed Sep 14 12:12:44 EDT 2011

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    "Go get em' Kellie! Yay!"
     

    Alisa Kaplan

    Tue Sep 20 10:31:48 EDT 2011

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    "I'm so very proud of you! Run hard, run strong, do the damn thing!!!!!"
     

    Alisa Kaplan

    Wed Sep 28 05:12:20 EDT 2011

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    "So proud of you! "
     

    Alisa Kaplan

    Thu Sep 29 01:01:03 EDT 2011

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    "Good luck, Vanessa!"
     

    P. J. Guerin

    Mon Aug 01 05:19:04 EDT 2011

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    "This is WONDERFUL!! Best of luck with everything!!"
     

    P. J. Guerin

    Fri Aug 05 10:55:26 EDT 2011

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    "What a great cause! My uncle died of leukemia; so, I encourage you to continue your good work. God bless."
     

    P. J. Guerin

    Mon Aug 08 08:28:39 EDT 2011

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    "All the best, Vanessa! May you have a memorable experience, each and every step of the way."
     

    P. J. Guerin

    Wed Aug 10 09:47:31 EDT 2011

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    "I'm so proud of you and happy for you:)"
     

    P. J. Guerin

    Tue Aug 30 11:25:55 EDT 2011

  •  
    "Good job! You are almost there!"
     

    P. J. Guerin

    Fri Sep 02 09:18:42 EDT 2011

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    "Keep up the good fight, Justin!"
     

    Complete Care

    Sun May 15 06:23:43 EDT 2011

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    "Jessica, as a friend of Susan Carino, I am proud to join your fight. God bless and Go Team!!"
     

    Complete Care

    Sun May 22 05:20:49 EDT 2011

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    "I will be walking beside you in spirit as you fulfill your promise to Justin; and wish you and Devon every happiness"
     

    Complete Care

    Mon May 30 03:19:31 EDT 2011

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    "Your efforts will be appreciated by many. God bless you and do a mile for us. Leo & Nina"
     

    Complete Care

    Thu Jun 30 02:49:56 EDT 2011

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    "Hey Jessica, You go girl! You are an inspiration. Justin you hang in there, it's tough but you can do it. My thoughts are with both of you. Virginia"
     

    Complete Care

    Fri Jul 01 12:27:08 EDT 2011

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    "Stay Strong! Sending you support and prayers from Nebraska."
     

    Complete Care

    Sun Jul 10 02:10:49 EDT 2011

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    "Just watched the video....Fantastic....GO Jessica !!"
     

    Complete Care

    Tue Aug 02 04:48:36 EDT 2011

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    "To honor your spirit and continued efforts.........from a member of both the TNT and Stanford families. Best wishes!"
     

    Complete Care

    Fri Oct 14 02:18:29 EDT 2011

  •  
    "In honor of Tina & Matt's birthdays and in support of Tina's efforts."
     

    Ira Riddle

    Sun Aug 07 05:01:41 EDT 2011

  •  
    "Good luck Natasha. It's been great watching you so dedicated to your training!"
     

    Elisabeth Harding

    Tue Aug 23 07:30:14 EDT 2011

  •  
    "congratulations!"
     

    Elisabeth Harding

    Sun Sep 18 09:44:04 EDT 2011

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    "Bart Yasso Event"
     

    Nagib Gebran

    Mon Oct 10 11:17:19 EDT 2011

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    "Go Stacy, go!!!! "
     

    Nagib Gebran

    Mon Jul 18 10:41:49 EDT 2011

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    "WERQUE GURL!!! XO Baura New York"
     

    Nagib Gebran

    Wed Jul 20 01:37:08 EDT 2011

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    "Go Stacy! You are awesome. Love, Mom"
     

    Nagib Gebran

    Tue Jul 05 12:11:40 EDT 2011

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    "Run, Stacy, run!! We love you!"
     

    Nagib Gebran

    Mon May 30 09:41:22 EDT 2011

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    "We are so proud of you! Good luck with the training and the run. "
     

    Nagib Gebran

    Mon Jun 06 04:14:37 EDT 2011

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    "Good luck Doire no bellies! let me know how you get on."
     

    Stuart Coleman

    Wed Oct 05 09:48:29 EDT 2011

  •  
    "Good luck Brendan!!!"
     

    Stuart Coleman

    Fri Oct 07 06:55:32 EDT 2011

  •  
    "Kick-off for the TNT season today was awesome! I am so excited to get started with this new challenge!"
     

    Sat May 21 08:01:29 EDT 2011

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    "I did my very first run with TNT. I loved it! GO TEAM, JENNA!!"
     

    Wed May 25 12:14:56 EDT 2011

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    "Thank you very much for raising money. LLS has been a great help to us during our hard times with Lucas."
     

    Wed Aug 31 11:07:50 EDT 2011

  •  
    "May your light continue to shine brightly as you fight back against cancer and work to help find a cure. "
     

    Luming Frumkin

    Mon Oct 17 07:02:55 EDT 2011

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    "love you!!! May god bless you and your family with everything you need to reach a cure for this little angel. xoxoxo"
     

    Frederick Grimaldi

    Wed Aug 10 01:59:23 EDT 2011

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    "Keep it up! Cute little honoree, bless her heart! "
     

    Frederick Grimaldi

    Mon Jul 11 06:36:49 EDT 2011

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    "Thank you for sharing Mama's journey with all of us. You are such a strong and loving family and I know that as a family you all have helped so many people by sharing your experiences. I feel blessed to have met you through our passion to find a cure for cancer. I love you guys!"
     

    Michele Bonsignore

    Mon Oct 17 07:21:24 EDT 2011

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    "So proud of you Mama and so thankful every day for you!"
     

    Michele Bonsignore

    Mon Oct 10 02:38:18 EDT 2011

  •  
    "Way to go Aubrey! Keep it up! Its great to help a good cause! :D"
     

    David DeNunzio

    Mon Aug 01 09:53:25 EDT 2011

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    "I actually looked into hopping on a plane to join you! I'll be with you in spirit, but take pictures!"
     

    Mark Kurtzman

    Mon Oct 03 09:27:24 EDT 2011

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    "Tony Gracias por permitirnos ser parte de tu equipo y aportar a la lucha para erradicar el cancer. Cuentas con ODIM!!!! Dios te siga bendiciendo. "
     

    Linda Mongelli

    Thu Sep 01 04:59:04 EDT 2011

  •  
    "Polly, in German the chess bishop is called "Laufer" the runner. That's you. Good luck."
     

    Peter Silton

    Tue Sep 16 05:01:46 EDT 2008

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    "Way to go Polly! We are so happy you will be making the trip out to SF again this year. We can't wait to see you and cheer you on! xoxox, Bethany & Walker"
     

    Walker and Bethany Conolly

    Wed Sep 17 01:03:33 EDT 2008

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    "Thank you for walking. We are happy to help you support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. "
     

    susan bongiorno

    Thu Sep 18 12:11:35 EDT 2008

  •  
    "Mark, you're an inspiration. Keep up the fire!"
     

    Tue Mar 13 08:42:57 EDT 2012

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    "Thank you for doing this Mark! Now, go run..and fight this disease!! ~ Susie"
     

    Thu Mar 15 04:33:33 EDT 2012

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    "Go, Mark!"
     

    Thu Mar 15 07:34:27 EDT 2012

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    "Way to go Mark!"
     

    Fri Mar 16 02:47:25 EDT 2012

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    "Awesome cause and an awesome city for your first marathon! Go get it!"
     

    Thu Mar 29 04:47:04 EDT 2012

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    "So proud of you for taking on this challenge! You can do it!"
     

    Sat Mar 31 02:22:50 EDT 2012

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    "Get after it buddy!! My grandfather died due to Leukemia and he was a great man that I wish was here with me today. You, on the other hand, are a great man AND you're here with me today... can I call you g-pa? Have a great a marathon and don't blow it. ;-)"
     

    Sun Apr 15 11:30:07 EDT 2012

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    "Proud of you buddy!"
     

    Mon Apr 16 09:47:16 EDT 2012

  •  
    "Nice Email solicitation!..Good Luck, Mark......."
     

    Mon Apr 16 01:25:33 EDT 2012

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    "The last 1.2 miles of the run are dedicated to Dawn, Grandpa, Julie, Helen, and of course, Joan. xox"
     

    Shernaz Kennedy

    Tue Jul 10 09:28:30 EDT 2012

  •  
    "Way to go Sexy!! I know you can do it! You will Rock!"
     

    Shernaz Kennedy

    Wed Jul 11 03:40:55 EDT 2012

  •  
    "Good Luck strokin, spinnin, and runnin xoxo"
     

    Shernaz Kennedy

    Thu Jul 12 07:33:31 EDT 2012

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    "It has been my pleasure to partner with Beth Hawkins to help her raise money towards the fight against blood cancers. My family and I are grateful to those individuals who give their precious time and energy to fight this devastating disease. We lost our dear father (and grandfather) to Leukemia in November 2007. I am blessed to be able to use my Thirty-One business to support these unsung heroes! "
     

    Shernaz Kennedy

    Wed Jul 25 05:59:33 EDT 2012

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    "Sign me up for a 6pack of that beer. Mix it up!!! Go ahead and put Beth Hawkins on the label because you're being a hero to everyone out there who will benefit from the funds you're raising. Love you!"
     

    Shernaz Kennedy

    Fri Aug 03 10:19:13 EDT 2012

  •  
    "Good on you, Dave! "
     

    Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York, PC

    Sun Jul 08 01:15:48 EDT 2012

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    "Go Dave, I have enjoyed riding with you and the TNT Team. You should be proud of your commitment. What you're doing is awesome!"
     

    Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York, PC

    Sun Jul 08 03:10:29 EDT 2012

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    "Have fun old friend!!"
     

    Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York, PC

    Sun May 27 11:34:04 EDT 2012

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    "Best of luck to you, Dave. Jess and I did this a few years back and it was a very worthwhile and rewarding experience. My father is battling a blood cancer, so I know how helpless it can feel to have someone dealing with this terrible disease. Thank you for your support to cancer research and treatment."
     

    Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York, PC

    Wed May 30 06:32:50 EDT 2012

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    "Thank you for making a difference! Go Fight Cure!"
     

    Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York, PC

    Wed Sep 05 05:59:32 EDT 2012

  •  
    "That cinnamon bun was UNREAL! "
     

    Barbarajean Segall

    Sun Sep 09 11:52:34 EDT 2012

  •  
    "Good luck!"
     

    Barbarajean Segall

    Fri Jun 08 09:11:23 EDT 2012

  •  
    "Good luck Andreas- have a great run!"
     

    Barbarajean Segall

    Tue Jun 19 08:15:46 EDT 2012

  •  
    "Wishing you the best!"
     

    Barbarajean Segall

    Wed May 30 10:01:36 EDT 2012

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    "Have a great race! "
     

    Dolores Cortellessa

    Sun Aug 19 04:04:37 EDT 2012

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    "You are a true Rock Star. Thanks for the fun art."
     

    Dolores Cortellessa

    Mon Aug 20 01:03:11 EDT 2012

  •  
    "18 in Hebrew symbolizes life. Wishing you a happy, healthy and inspiring life surrounded by loved ones. "
     

    Dolores Cortellessa

    Sun Jul 01 03:38:49 EDT 2012

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    "Our hearts and minds are with you all the way in this mission. Love to all. Maralyn, Ray and Kena David"
     

    Dolores Cortellessa

    Fri Jun 15 08:17:57 EDT 2012

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    "Kick cancer's butt!"
     

    Dolores Cortellessa

    Sat Jun 02 04:26:02 EDT 2012

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    "With God's grace everything will be all right"
     

    Dolores Cortellessa

    Mon Jun 04 09:53:36 EDT 2012

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    "Go Andres! Go Team!"
     

    Dolores Cortellessa

    Tue May 29 11:49:22 EDT 2012

  •  
    "Good luck Tina and Andres"
     

    Dolores Cortellessa

    Sat May 12 06:05:24 EDT 2012

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    "Take care guys, thinking of you. Simon from IJT UK."
     

    Dolores Cortellessa

    Wed May 16 05:08:33 EDT 2012

  •  
    "From Lauren and I. We are thinking of you and you and Tina are thoughts! "
     

    Dolores Cortellessa

    Fri May 18 10:59:06 EDT 2012

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    "Les, sorry we missed the Luau.. thanks for all you do. Mike"
     

    Thomas Haller

    Wed Aug 29 10:49:18 EDT 2012

  •  
    "sorry I missed the Luau! I had a flat tire and was uncomfortable driving on the donut. Glad to hear it was a success."
     

    Thomas Haller

    Wed Aug 29 12:35:16 EDT 2012

  •  
    "In loving memory of my husband of 35 years and in honor of his battle for life...as we approach the 3rd anniversary of his death"
     

    Mark Alarie

    Wed Oct 10 11:52:33 EDT 2012

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    "Sorry we can't join you. Good luck."
     

    Mark Alarie

    Thu Oct 11 01:49:09 EDT 2012

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    "In loving memory of our friend, Dan Berkeky, who died 3 years ago October 19. May the funds raised help bring hope to the families struggling in the battle against Leukemia and Lymphoma. Love, the Kalins"
     

    Mark Alarie

    Wed Oct 17 03:45:52 EDT 2012

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    "I will be thinking about you and William walking tomorrow for this amazing cause. My thoughts will also be with Dan, a friend to so many, including to Hans and to me. Aloha, Chippy"
     

    Mark Alarie

    Thu Oct 18 12:10:41 EDT 2012

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    "Dan remains in my heart and I am grateful for knowing him and remain inspired by his courage."
     

    Mark Alarie

    Tue Oct 23 09:14:51 EDT 2012

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    "Thanks, Andrew, for doing this. My father passed away in 1987 from leukemia. Progress is being made, but more is needed. Kathy"
     

    Silvio Rosato

    Sun Jan 27 09:49:03 EST 2013

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    "Keep up the good work you are doing Andrew and keep running. We are very proud of you."
     

    Silvio Rosato

    Sun Jan 27 12:02:29 EST 2013

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    "Good luck!"
     

    Silvio Rosato

    Sun Jan 27 05:54:56 EST 2013

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    "Run like the wind =) Awesome cause, glad you're raising awareness and funds!"
     

    Silvio Rosato

    Sun Jan 27 07:32:37 EST 2013

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    "Glad to help, Andrew."
     

    Silvio Rosato

    Sun Jan 27 08:35:08 EST 2013

  •  
    "Good Luck Andrew!"
     

    Silvio Rosato

    Mon Jan 28 11:25:24 EST 2013

  •  
    "Inspiring Nerns!"
     

    Silvio Rosato

    Tue Jan 29 08:24:03 EST 2013

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    "Andrew, good luck. "
     

    Silvio Rosato

    Thu Jan 31 12:55:45 EST 2013

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    "canning money"
     

    Silvio Rosato

    Sat Feb 02 03:32:35 EST 2013

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    "Andrew, happy to support your efforts to help Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Best wishes for solid, safe training, and a GREAT race day! Kelli "
     

    Silvio Rosato

    Mon Feb 04 06:40:08 EST 2013

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    "Good Luck TNT!"
     

    Silvio Rosato

    Fri Feb 08 04:33:02 EST 2013

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    "canning"
     

    Silvio Rosato

    Sat Feb 16 02:00:10 EST 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $6,417.20 | Goal: $7,500.00
 
86 %

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My Thanks To

Debra Rosenberg $500.00
Jacqui Martin $500.00
ruth steinberg $360.00
Stuart Coleman $250.00
gregg jahnke $250.00
John Marino $250.00