My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
May 13, 2009 by Denise Kaloudis

Racing to Save Lives!


In just 2 days, I am running the NYC Marathon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training!!


Hello starting line. Goodbye Doubt. Hello Brooklyn. Goodbye Fear. Hello Queens. Goodbye Pessimism. Hello Manhattan. Goodbye giving up. Hello Wall. Goodbye Ego. Hello the Bronx. Goodbye the struggle. Hello almost there. Goodbye Disbelief. Hello finish line. Goodbye old me. (Thanks Asics).


I will run 26.2 miles in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers and those who have lost the battle. We need to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives.


Your support means the world to me!!!!


Extra reasons to donate:

-- Your support and encouragement will help me (and mangled feet) cross the finish line!

--Any donation earns you my eternal gratitude!

--If you donate in honor/memory of someone, I will wear their name during the race. Plenty of space left on my running shirt.

--I will dedicate 1 mile of the race to each donor who gives $100 or more. Let me know which mile (1-26) you would like! (anonymous is ok :)) There are several miles left!


Mile 1: In Memory of J.O. Zook

Mile 2:

Mile 3: Meaghan Repko

Mile 4:

Mile 5:

Mile 6: Meredith Fried

[I never ran more than 6 miles when I signed up!!]

Mile 7: Kristina Wesch

Mile 8: Nick Preponis

Mile 9:

Mile 10: John Stavropoulos

Mile 11: Mary Elizabeth Dunne

Mile 12:

Mile 13: Vickie Palmos

Mile 14:

Mile 15:

Mile 16: Zevelyn Caviris Manolatos

Mile 17:

Mile 18: Janine M. Cerbone

Mile 19:

Mile 20: Keke Kyriakopoulos

Mile 21: In Memory of Steven Kazianis

Mile 22:

Mile 23: In Memory of Stanley Czajkowski

Mile 24: In Memory of the beautiful little angel, M.Butlien

Mile 25: Justin Bozonelis

Mile 26: In memory of my grandmothers, Dionisia Kaloudi and Ourania Katehi who exemplified Strength, Love, and Courage.


The final 0.2 mile push: In memory of George C. "Just run it, Denise" :))


My victory (col)LAP(se)!: My Family. My Rock.


For those that have already given their support, I have thought of each of you during those loooong runs, and you will also be with me on Sunday. I'm incredibly lucky and grateful to have such loving, compassionate, and generous people in my life. Thank you for being part of this extraordinary journey.


And thank you on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,


with my deepest gratitude and affection,


Much Love, Denise


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Supporter Comments

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    "40 some odd years ago my best friend in 1st grade died of leukemia. 15 years later I married his little cousin and her sister had a brother-in-law with leukemia. I got tested to donate bone marrow. I didn't match the brother-in-law but I did match someone else. 16 years later my match is still alive and serving as a missionary in India. Donate and register as a donor. It feels good!"
     

    Fri Apr 21 03:37:48 EDT 2017

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    "Aunt Sharon and Uncle Robert have Ali in their hearts and prayers."
     

    marianne burdi

    Sun Nov 05 07:42:48 EST 2017

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    "GO TEAM ALI!"
     

    marianne burdi

    Mon Nov 06 06:02:53 EST 2017

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    "Cheering you all on!"
     

    marianne burdi

    Mon Nov 06 10:47:35 EST 2017

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    "Go Team Spears! xoxo Holly, Lon, Charlie & Elle"
     

    marianne burdi

    Mon Nov 06 11:57:23 EST 2017

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    "We're cheering for you!!!"
     

    marianne burdi

    Mon Nov 06 08:20:16 EST 2017

  •  
    "Sending our love to a VERY Special girl! "
     

    marianne burdi

    Mon Nov 06 09:25:12 EST 2017

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    "Hope you raise a lot of Money We Love You❤️ Marti and Wayne"
     

    marianne burdi

    Mon Nov 06 09:28:48 EST 2017

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    "Go Team Ali!! "
     

    marianne burdi

    Tue Nov 07 06:55:00 EST 2017

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    "In honor of a very brave and special young lady and her amazing family. With love, Aunt Marlene and Uncle Howard"
     

    marianne burdi

    Wed Nov 08 08:50:18 EST 2017

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    "Congratulations, Mara and Mitchell...thanks for walking & running :) !!!! I know it will be a great experience! Love, Mary"
     

    marianne burdi

    Thu Nov 09 09:50:27 EST 2017

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    "Loving grandmother"
     

    Thu Jan 11 03:07:46 EST 2018

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    "Best wishes to Emily, happy to support you in your efforts in honor of your father."
     

    Mon Jan 15 08:58:13 EST 2018

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    "Good luck Elena! A great cause that is close to my heart...."
     

    Mon Jan 15 12:57:26 EST 2018

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    "Good luck, Emily. "
     

    Mon Jan 15 03:56:35 EST 2018

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    "Wonderful cause!"
     

    Tue Jan 16 07:45:01 EST 2018

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    "Congrats! What an outstanding achievement !"
     

    Tue Jan 16 10:31:55 EST 2018

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    "Best of wishes! Good luck! "
     

    Tue Jan 16 04:24:37 EST 2018

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    "Good Luck Emily. You Rock! Great video! Love, Marcello "
     

    Tue Jan 16 09:01:49 EST 2018

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    "Great job Emily! We are proud of your efforts on the behalf of the LLS foundation. xoxo The Dickmans "
     

    Fri Jan 19 11:54:24 EST 2018

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    "Elena Hauser group"
     

    Sun Jan 21 07:55:39 EST 2018

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    "Julie's passion and support - you are missed at LLS!!!"
     

    Thu Jan 25 07:43:05 EST 2018

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    "Thank you Emily, for your dedication to this worthy and important fundraiser. Love, Uncle Craig"
     

    Fri Jan 26 07:22:00 EST 2018

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    "For Emily in honor of Matk Seltzer"
     

    Fri Jan 26 09:07:35 EST 2018

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    "So proud, Emily!"
     

    Sat Jan 27 12:01:51 EST 2018

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    "Good luck Reagan!!"
     

    Mon Jan 29 10:27:43 EST 2018

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    "Way to go Emily"
     

    Fri Feb 02 05:44:36 EST 2018

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    "Good luck with your Student of the Year campaign. Happy to support a worthy cause. Robin, Adam and Becky"
     

    Tue Feb 06 07:10:38 EST 2018

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    "GO EMILY!!!"
     

    Sat Feb 10 06:21:02 EST 2018

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    "Keep up the great work!"
     

    Mon Feb 19 08:31:29 EST 2018

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    "Go, EMILY!"
     

    Mon Feb 19 09:30:16 EST 2018

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    "Keep up the great work!"
     

    Wed Feb 21 02:59:16 EST 2018

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    "Go ROBERT !!!!"
     

    Dimitra Limperopoulos

    Fri Mar 16 09:59:18 EDT 2018

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    "You got this girl!! "
     

    Tue Aug 14 10:16:17 EDT 2018

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    "Geek Games Summer"
     

    marianne burdi

    Thu Sep 13 10:08:15 EDT 2018

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    "Supporting the fighters, Admiring the survivors, and Honoring my Uncle Terry who fought to the end. "
     

    John Stavropoulos

    Sun Sep 23 05:03:39 EDT 2018

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    "Wiah I were able to join you. "
     

    Wed Oct 10 12:55:40 EDT 2018

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    "Go Team Curly Locks!"
     

    Mon Oct 22 10:06:26 EDT 2018

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    "Continue on in your quest to stay healthy, active and with so much passion for who and what you love. Love you, always! Aunt Tommye"
     

    Sat Oct 27 01:30:43 EDT 2018

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    "Go Team Curly Locks!!! Love MaMaw and Papaw!"
     

    Sat Oct 27 03:40:45 EDT 2018

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    "Ali, You are the bravest of the bravest. Love you. Marj and Dan"
     

    marianne burdi

    Tue Nov 20 02:40:27 EST 2018

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    "Thinking of you all. Good luck with the walk. Love you! - The Chiariellos"
     

    marianne burdi

    Sat Dec 01 03:35:26 EST 2018

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    "Our prayers are with Ali and her family."
     

    marianne burdi

    Mon Dec 03 12:14:16 EST 2018

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    "Go Emily!"
     

    Thu Feb 15 02:31:58 EST 2018

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    "Thank you for your important fund raising."
     

    Wed Feb 07 11:48:51 EST 2018

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    "Good Luck Emily! Great cause!!"
     

    Tue Feb 06 03:07:52 EST 2018

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    "Great cause! You rock!!"
     

    Tue Jan 16 06:02:43 EST 2018

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    "So proud of our niece Emily Seltzer and the fundraising she is doing for such a worthy cause to find a cure! We love you- Aunt Vicki and Unlcle L"
     

    Tue Jan 16 06:25:03 EST 2018

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    "With loving hope that a cure is found for this."
     

    marianne burdi

    Wed Nov 29 11:25:39 EST 2017

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    "Dear Spears family, I admire your love and supportT. This is such a precious life we all have. ❤️"
     

    marianne burdi

    Mon Nov 27 09:20:48 EST 2017

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    "Wish I could give so much more. Thinking of you all & sending all my love ❤️"
     

    marianne burdi

    Thu Nov 16 07:41:26 EST 2017

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    "Sending love to team Spears! "
     

    marianne burdi

    Sun Nov 12 09:09:41 EST 2017

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    "Stay strong Ali! Love, Eileen and Anthony Valenti"
     

    marianne burdi

    Wed Nov 08 05:02:30 EST 2017

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    "You guys rock! Goooooo Team Spears!"
     

    marianne burdi

    Tue Nov 07 10:12:24 EST 2017

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    "Go Team Ali!! We are all behind you 100%!!"
     

    marianne burdi

    Tue Nov 07 09:02:49 EST 2017

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    "Thinking of Ali and your family! much love, Angelique"
     

    marianne burdi

    Tue Nov 07 01:53:25 EST 2017

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    "Go Spears family! What a great way to honor Ali and other kids with leukemia. "
     

    marianne burdi

    Mon Nov 06 02:38:53 EST 2017

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    "You go, Mara!"
     

    marianne burdi

    Mon Nov 06 01:55:47 EST 2017

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    "Go team Ali! What a wonderful idea for fundraising and to make a positive impact. We support you all the way. "
     

    marianne burdi

    Mon Nov 06 05:20:10 EST 2017

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    "Go team Spears! Thinking of you across the miles. "
     

    marianne burdi

    Sun Nov 05 02:44:20 EST 2017

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    "Wishing you the very best, this is a tremendous endeavor for such a worthy cause. Blessings to you and your team! Linda"
     

    Tue Aug 01 12:13:40 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck to you, but we know you'll rock it!"
     

    paula katehis

    Mon Sep 21 06:33:04 EDT 2009

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    "The best of luck to you Denise!"
     

    Maria Deftereos

    Sat Aug 22 03:00:24 EDT 2009

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    "What a great cause youve chosen Denise! You've got my support!"
     

    Tommy Tsiolis

    Wed Jul 15 05:33:55 EDT 2009

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    "Good Luck Denise"
     

    Niko Preponis

    Wed Jul 15 01:57:05 EDT 2009

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    "Good luck to you Denise! Think of me as you run Mile 6, your old hurdle!"
     

    Meredith Fried

    Tue Jul 14 04:07:33 EDT 2009

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    "Go get'um D!"
     

    Thoma Kikis

    Tue Jul 14 03:13:46 EDT 2009

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    "Way to go, Emily! Thank you for raising awareness for this important cause and for being so involved! "
     

    Tue Feb 20 08:25:57 EST 2018

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    "Good luck Emily! Great cause. Love Aunt Cathy"
     

    Sun Feb 11 10:18:34 EST 2018

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    "Hope you have much success in your fundraising efforts in honor of your dad!"
     

    Sun Feb 11 04:51:56 EST 2018

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    "Emily you rock!"
     

    Sat Feb 10 07:25:01 EST 2018

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    "Love you! "
     

    Fri Feb 09 10:53:55 EST 2018

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    "We love you Ali!!"
     

    marianne burdi

    Fri Dec 07 10:35:43 EST 2018

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    "Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Praying for a cure!!"
     

    marianne burdi

    Sun Dec 02 08:53:33 EST 2018

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    "Geek Games Winter"
     

    marianne burdi

    Wed Nov 21 01:48:59 EST 2018

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    "Ali is so brave in her fight. "
     

    marianne burdi

    Tue Nov 20 02:01:20 EST 2018

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    "Thank you for walking for such a great cause. Rooting for Ali, and your whole team. With Love. from Down Under"
     

    marianne burdi

    Tue Nov 20 02:37:45 EST 2018

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    "Here's to Ali. A beautiful girl and her amazing family. "
     

    marianne burdi

    Mon Nov 19 11:42:17 EST 2018

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    "Ali is a true inspiration. Go, go, go Team Spears!!! I�ll be hoping for a warm January in Orlando, please send photos!"
     

    marianne burdi

    Mon Nov 19 10:50:31 EST 2018

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    "Way to go, enjoy the run! Ali you are a superstar!!!! God Bless the Spears family. "
     

    marianne burdi

    Mon Nov 19 08:49:22 EST 2018

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    "Mara, Cameron, Mitchell and Ali, you are one beautiful family. We send all our love and support to keep fighting! I�m so proud of you all for your commitment to beat this for Ali and others. With love, Erica, Shaun, Holly and Heather "
     

    marianne burdi

    Mon Nov 19 06:52:44 EST 2018

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    "Here?s to fighting cancer and giving others HOPE !!! Go Ali !!! Love, Ngoc, Toan, Emma, &Jacob Pham"
     

    marianne burdi

    Sun Nov 18 11:24:55 EST 2018

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    "Have a wonderful time running for a cure!"
     

    marianne burdi

    Sun Nov 18 11:21:34 EST 2018

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    "With so much love -- Lezlie"
     

    marianne burdi

    Sun Nov 18 09:24:24 EST 2018

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    "Hi, Mara, Cameron and Mitchell - We hope your January walk is a pleasant one for you. Our hearts and love are with you, Aunt Sharon and Uncle Robert"
     

    marianne burdi

    Sun Nov 18 08:46:50 EST 2018

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    "Proud to contribute to your efforts....now GO GO GO💕"
     

    marianne burdi

    Sun Nov 18 08:44:55 EST 2018

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    "Woo Hoo!!"
     

    Thu Nov 01 11:27:50 EDT 2018

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    "GO Team Curly Locks! "
     

    Thu Nov 01 02:19:58 EDT 2018

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    "Go Derek and Team Curly Locks!!"
     

    Fri Oct 26 10:26:34 EDT 2018

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    "Go Team CURLY LOCKS"
     

    Tue Oct 16 05:27:40 EDT 2018

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    "LOVE YOU ALL <3 . . . Keep fighting!!"
     

    Tue Oct 16 01:58:17 EDT 2018

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    "Sorry I can't be there to walk with you guys. I'll be with you in spirit."
     

    Mon Oct 15 10:44:02 EDT 2018

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    "Thank you for sharing your story. May the money donated to this beautiful fundraising effort be part of the next breakthrough in conquering blood cancers."
     

    Mon Oct 15 08:00:44 EDT 2018

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    "Best of luck to you my friend from Dr. Green?s in El Paso!! Thank you for sharing your journey! I wish I was there with you and your family!!!"
     

    Mon Oct 15 12:13:45 EDT 2018

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    "$100 from the all team and $25 from me. Thanks for being a part of the TEAM! Love you and Kim and Roland and you are going to rock it!"
     

    Sun Sep 30 12:37:46 EDT 2018

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    "Wishing you a great run!!"
     

    Tue Aug 28 12:27:09 EDT 2018

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    "Good Luck Tammi! Proud of you! get it girl!"
     

    Tue Aug 21 08:02:39 EDT 2018

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    "So proud of you for your ongoing commitment to this cause."
     

    Dimitra Limperopoulos

    Sun Jun 17 08:50:56 EDT 2018

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    "Good luck!"
     

    Dimitra Limperopoulos

    Thu Jun 14 06:34:40 EDT 2018

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    "Glad I stumbled upon this via Facebook. Great cause. Best wishes and good luck!"
     

    John Stavropoulos

    Fri Aug 21 04:03:51 EDT 2009

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    "Love you Derek! I had no idea and so incredibly glad you?re healthy and taking all the positive out of this experience. As you always do. All of our love and support from down here in Raleigh. Be back to Philly soon enough! ;)"
     

    Thu Oct 11 07:31:42 EDT 2018

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    "Go Team Spears!! Jodie and Jim"
     

    marianne burdi

    Sun Nov 25 10:55:00 EST 2018

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    "Great job, Emily!"
     

    Tue Feb 06 06:08:37 EST 2018

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    "Run Mitchell Run, Walk Mara Walk - Go team Spears! We love you guys! The Chiariello Clan"
     

    marianne burdi

    Sat Nov 18 03:12:04 EST 2017

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    "You�re our inspiration and shining star! Keep reaching! "
     

    Sun Oct 14 08:44:26 EDT 2018

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    "Gerry's donation"
     

    Tue Feb 20 12:01:06 EST 2018

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    "Jolene Williams, loving grandmother supporting a good cause"
     

    Thu Jan 11 11:50:11 EST 2018

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    "what an amazing thing you are doing. Good Luck!"
     

    Fri Jan 26 02:03:54 EST 2018

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,175.00 | Goal: $3,800.00
 
110 %

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My Thanks To

Matthew Niemann $1000.00
Nectarios Vouloumanos $250.00
John Stavropoulos $250.00
Dionisia Kaloudis $200.00
Aika Terini Makris $100.00
John Tsigakos $100.00
John Toomey $100.00
Peter Butlien $100.00
Janine Cerbone $100.00
Zevelyn Caviris-Manolatos $100.00
Tommy Tsiolis $100.00
Keke Kyriakopoulos $100.00
Niko Preponis $100.00
Meaghan Repko $100.00
Vickie Palmos $100.00
Meredith Fried $100.00
Thoma Kikis $100.00
Kristina Wesch $100.00
Justin Bozonelis $100.00
Steve Metzman $75.00
T & G Chicken Inc $50.00
Joshua Sturm $50.00
christina giardino $50.00
Nancy L Hiestand $50.00
Nicola Taylor $50.00
David Turetsky $50.00
Lisa Poursine $50.00
Stephen Williamson $50.00
fotini livanos $50.00
Anna Antiaris $50.00
Rebecca Barloon $25.00
Elaine Papadopoulos $25.00
paula katehis $25.00
Jenelle Chalmers $25.00
Maria Deftereos $25.00
Vicki Li $25.00
Magdaline Makris $25.00
Patricia Sanchez $25.00
Dimitra Limperopoulos $25.00
Gina Valenti $25.00
Maria Kaloudis Papadakis $25.00
Elise O'Connell $25.00
edward janger $25.00
marianne burdi $15.00
Marianne Burdi $10.00