Kelly McClure's Fundraising Page

Kelly McClure's Fundraising Page
Jan 08, 2009 by Kelly Ogletree

Me in the Grand Canyon on Horseshoe Mesa.


Kelly's TNT Hike

Join Me As I Make Strides Toward The Cures!


Welcome to my Hike For Discovery home page!



Hike For Discovery is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's adventure fundraising program that prepares people to experience a natural wonder in a special way.


Hiking Update May 27th

Well friends, this season with Team in Training Hike is officially over! We left on Saturday the 16th for Phoenix and I was so fortunate to be able to hang out with my family most of the day! The next day, our TNT group went on up to the Grand Hotel, just outside Grand Canyon National Park, and that evening we had the Inspiration Dinner. We heard from a cancer survivor and her incredible story. Then we were treated to some Navajo Indian dances. After the dinner, we met with our hike groups for the big day, including meeting with our guides. I was part of Grandview 1 (out of 4), which meant we had a 4a meeting time in the hotel lobby.


So on Monday morning I got up at 3:30a with my roommate and fellow hiker Mary. We met our group, drove to the trailhead, and were on the trail by 5:15a. The day was great! It was hot, but not super hot, especially since we were down on the Mesa by 9a and on our way back up by 10a. The hike up was good, but especially as we neared the top it got steeper and steeper, sometimes with big steps, and my calves and thighs were burning so much I had to stop frequently to rest them. But we all made it up in great time and enjoyed the Celebration Dinner that night with food, drinks, and even some dancing. :)


Over the three hike weekends at the Grand Canyon with all the participating LLS hike chapters nationwide, we raised a total of 1.5 million dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! Awesome!


Hiking Update May 10, 2009

Only one week left! We leave on Saturday for Phoenix and actually hike the Grand Canyon on Monday! I'm definitely looking forward to it! The past month has been a weird one in terms of the weather. And I've been out of town two different weekends (one to run a half marathon in Louisville, KY and one this past weekend to be in the wedding of one of my best friends from college). Last week we hiked in Boulder, CO and experienced a diverse day of weather. It was sunny at times, but seldom, it was extremly foggy often, it was misty, and at the end it was foggy and raining. It was a really neat hike though and at one point, my friend Cristy and I were hiking ahead and saw a whole bunch of deer on the bluff/overlook above us. It was foggy like "Gorillas in the Mist" and we got some really neat pictures. She and I separated from the rest of the group about 4 or 5 miles in so that I could get some good training in. We hiked Flagstaff Trail and I think it's the hardest hike I've done this season. It's a very steep trail, all up hill with lots of steps. We had a lot of fun and definitely enjoyed it, despite the difficulty. I was really feeling it the next day though...I was sore!


Hiking Update April 21, 2009


We had a crazy couple of weather days last week - Friday and Saturday - which led to a crazy hike day! Six of us braved the weather to meet up and drive to White Ranch Park, which was covered in 3 feet of snow! It was sooo much fun! Here's a link to all of my hiking pictures, which includes pictures from this latest hike. https://picasaweb.google.com/kmcclure210/TNTHiking2009#


Hiking Update April 16, 2009


Our last few hikes have been challenging hikes, and we've been hiking in the snow a great deal of the time. As you can see, Button Rock had some snow on the ground, and amazingly, we were the first ones to hike the trail! It's always so neat to hike in fresh snow and getting to make the first tracks. Unless of course the snow is really deep and then it's still pretty cool but a lot of work too! On April 4th, we hiked the Apex trail for our second Friends, Family, and Fido hike, on which my friend Sarah joined us. That was a lot of fun in the snow as well, though we did get pretty miserable at one point when the temperature dropped and the wind picked up. We cut our break short so we could get back to the cars asap!


Last week's hike was in Evergreen at Elk Meadow Park. We hiked up Bergen Peak, again in some snow, and this one was also pretty challenging. We hiked about 9 miles changing elevation a number of times. I'm not sure what our overall elevation change/gain was, but I think it was around 2500 ft. This Saturday we'll be hiking in White Ranch Park, one of my favorite places to hike, especially when it's snowy. Which is good I guess because chances are high we'll be hiking in snow, or while it's snowing.


So my silent auction was last Friday, the 10th! Overall we were successful! However, not a whole lot of people came, which ultimately I guess doesn't matter, but I was definitely disappointed. Including the three hosts, we only had 24 people come. However, they were great people, and with our 108 different auction items and all of their bidding, we raised $2800!!! So thank you so much to those of you that came and supported the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and all of our efforts. A lot of you walked away with some really great stuff, so please enjoy!


Hiking Update March 18, 2009


We've been doing some great hikes so far! Last week we had our first Friend, Family, and Fido hike and had a great turnout! I'm sure we'll have another great hike this Saturday, and after the hike we're going out for a little celebration. We'll be have our Team Hero Social/Celebration in honor of Matt and his successful fight against cancer. Due to an amazing drug called Gleevec (I think I spelled that right) that the LLS played a big part in developing, he is healthy and active and the cancer is practically undetectable! That's definitely cause for celebration!


One thing I want to make my friends and supporters aware of, especially those of you who live in Colorado, is the Silent Auction I'm going to be hosting on Friday, April 10th. It will be here in Denver at a wine and coffee bar called Michelangelo's. The shop is located on Broadway and Ellsworth, just south of 1st. Tickets are going to be around $10 to get in. The happy hour will start around 5:30p and the auction will start at 7p. You'll have one hour to bid before the bidding is closed at 8p. Winners will be announced around 8:30p



I'm Hiking! First letter.


Some of you will remember when I did this in 2007. Well, I had such a great and rewarding experience that I decided I wanted to do it again. Plus, I want to keep supporting this cause. One of the hikers I became good friends with last time has a son who is fighting a blood cancer. He was in remission, but it came back. Anything I can do, anything you can give, helps.


This time around, however, I'm not just going to be a participant. I am going to be a mentor, hiking with and supporting other participants throughout the season.


While I'm training and mentoring, I am also raising funds to help The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma. More than 712,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers.


Your support of my participation in Hike For Discovery will help bring them hope and support.


Please make a donation to support my participation in Hike For Discovery and help advance the mission of LLS.


Thank you!

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Supporter Comments

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    "Hope they find a cure soon. Hope you continue as you are. Love Mary"
     

    Thu Sep 19 09:52:13 EDT 2013

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    "You go girl!"
     

    Wed Sep 25 10:51:53 EDT 2013

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    "As always, My very best wishes, Deni. Good Luck on far surpassing your goal. "
     

    Wed Sep 25 04:29:23 EDT 2013

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    "We love you Mom!!!!"
     

    Thu Sep 26 08:48:18 EDT 2013

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    "I love you Jamie and the Whole Malae family. I know you'll make it through everything. <3"
     

    Kelly McClure

    Sat Sep 28 01:34:58 EDT 2013

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    "Jen - best wishes for another successful and very important fundraiser. We are so glad to support your efforts in memory of your dad. Love, Sarah and John"
     

    Zsolt Bessko

    Sun Sep 11 01:55:06 EDT 2016

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    "Thank you for your hard work in fundraising for this most important cause. Will be thinking of you that day! xo"
     

    Zsolt Bessko

    Tue Sep 13 10:25:24 EDT 2016

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    "So proud of you for continuing your efforts! Your dad would be so proud, for so many reasons!"
     

    Zsolt Bessko

    Sat Sep 17 12:39:13 EDT 2016

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    "Scott Laverty.....You fought the battle and came out a winner! May all others who fight this disease be blessed as you have been. "
     

    Shari Heinlein

    Sun Sep 25 04:57:54 EDT 2016

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    "Cousins Dahlia and Luis Fernandez"
     

    Anonymous

    Wed Nov 02 12:35:24 EDT 2016

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    "Friend of Libbey's"
     

    Anonymous

    Wed Nov 02 12:40:18 EDT 2016

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    "Libbey's friend for years..."
     

    Anonymous

    Wed Nov 02 12:43:47 EDT 2016

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    "Friend and Co-Worker of Libbey's"
     

    Anonymous

    Wed Nov 02 12:50:17 EDT 2016

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    "A friend Iam glad I meet, so sweet she will always be remember. "
     

    Anonymous

    Wed Nov 02 03:41:05 EDT 2016

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    "Libbey- you are awesome! Thank you for your kind spirit and dedication to raise awareness and money to help with research to find a cure! God bless you! Love, Joanie "
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Nov 04 07:15:31 EDT 2016

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    "Thank you for volunteering for the Circa LTN HH!"
     

    Joshua Gelfand

    Mon Oct 03 08:37:46 EDT 2016

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    "What a great cause. To all of you who are putting yourselves out there for the benefit of cancer patients, GO TEAM!"
     

    Thu Oct 15 10:03:14 EDT 2015

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    "Go Sara!! You're awesome! I had no doubt you'll dominate your first triathlon! "
     

    Thu Oct 15 11:57:11 EDT 2015

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    "Go Sara!"
     

    Fri Jan 15 11:23:12 EST 2016

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    "Thank you Sara"
     

    Mon Mar 21 11:35:22 EDT 2016

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    "All our Best! Carmel Ridge Winery"
     

    Sun Mar 27 01:21:38 EDT 2016

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    "You guys are awesome! Have fun tonight! <3"
     

    Sat Sep 28 02:44:11 EDT 2013

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    "Hey Kelly, don't forget we're close to the GC if you need a place to stay."
     

    Adele & Randy

    Sat Jan 10 06:07:02 EST 2009

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    "Kelly, Good luck with the 2009 Hike for Discovery! With best wishes from all your friends at Washington College, Joe Holt."
     

    Joe Holt

    Sat Jan 10 08:41:06 EST 2009

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    "BE SAFE AND GOOD LUCK. LOVE STEF AND JAMIE"
     

    JAMIE KEEFE

    Wed May 13 09:19:39 EDT 2009

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    "Walk Harpers Walk....help beat this dreaded disease and don't look back!"
     

    Wed Sep 04 02:45:04 EDT 2013

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    "Gator Girls Forever!"
     

    Isabel Tovar

    Mon Nov 04 07:43:04 EST 2013

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    "This is in memory of Helen Fant. I knew her through my daughter Jennifer Godbold. Helen made a great impact on Jennifer. She was one of her dearest friends. I have tried to help Jennifer through losing her friend but Helen was her real inspiration. She was so impressed with Helen's attitude and her tenacious fight through it all. She will always be a bright and shining star up there watching over all her friends and family. "
     

    Isabel Tovar

    Mon Nov 04 07:27:19 EST 2013

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    "Good Luck! Have fun. "
     

    Sat Sep 28 05:12:11 EDT 2013

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    "To your family from our Polished family. We love you guys!"
     

    Sat Sep 28 04:39:02 EDT 2013

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    "Love you dad"
     

    Fri Sep 27 07:46:22 EDT 2013

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    "Blood born cancer takes much from us. Here is to you dad."
     

    Chris Decker

    Fri Nov 08 10:25:18 EST 2013

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    "Great job guys"
     

    Fri Oct 23 12:34:20 EDT 2015

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    "Go Eric & Ariana!! Thank you for helping to find a cure! :)"
     

    Fri Oct 16 04:10:51 EDT 2015

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    "Go Sarah!"
     

    Tue Mar 15 08:06:44 EDT 2016

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    "Best wishes Sara! You're awesome"
     

    Mon Mar 14 12:14:55 EDT 2016

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    "For all the OBs!"
     

    Sun Mar 13 11:31:32 EDT 2016

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    "We are impressed!"
     

    Sun Mar 13 02:40:29 EDT 2016

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    "Go Sara!!! "
     

    Fri Mar 11 04:50:02 EST 2016

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    "Watch for those donkeys!"
     

    Fri Mar 04 11:52:51 EST 2016

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    "You go girl!"
     

    Wed Mar 02 03:55:00 EST 2016

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    "Go Team! Enjoy the journey!"
     

    Thu Dec 03 12:09:39 EST 2015

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    "What a good challenge for a great cause! We all need goals to work towards all our lives. Let's go!"
     

    Fri Nov 20 08:09:17 EST 2015

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    "So great you are doing this, good luck"
     

    Wed Nov 18 08:33:38 EST 2015

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    "Good luck and have fun!"
     

    Wed Nov 18 04:45:11 EST 2015

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    "Good Luck Sara!!"
     

    Fri Oct 16 12:57:00 EDT 2015

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    "Fight the good, Run the good race. Remember always. Love you!"
     

    Thu Oct 27 09:01:04 EDT 2016

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    "This donation is for your beautiful sister!"
     

    Anonymous

    Sat Nov 05 01:29:40 EDT 2016

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    "Barbara was a special person, your family was blessed to have here for a while."
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Nov 03 11:55:18 EDT 2016

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    "Way to go Libbey and family!!"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue Nov 01 03:18:43 EDT 2016

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    "What a wonderful cause, Barbara would be so happy and proud you are continuing the fight for her and others. Love you Cousin! Kristen"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Oct 27 01:00:20 EDT 2016

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    "What a wonderful way to honor your sister Libbey! You're a jewel!! I have a few friends fighting this disease right now. Happy to contribute. "
     

    Anonymous

    Wed Oct 19 02:22:29 EDT 2016

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    "Thanks again Lib for helping to fight the disease that took your sister too soon."
     

    Anonymous

    Tue Oct 18 05:21:13 EDT 2016

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    "I lost someone dear to my hear 5 years ago--my beloved father--from complications due to non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Within 2 weeks of diagnosis, he was gone. We will never forget you, daddy, you are in our hearts and memories forever. We lift you up to the Lord."
     

    Anonymous

    Mon Oct 17 03:49:08 EDT 2016

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    "She was loved and will be remembered and missed."
     

    Anonymous

    Mon Oct 17 10:44:24 EDT 2016

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    "Love you Aunt Libbey"
     

    Anonymous

    Mon Oct 17 10:43:28 EDT 2016

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    "This is a wonderful thing you are doing! Good luck and Thank you!!"
     

    Andy Balin

    Thu Nov 03 08:00:45 EDT 2016

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    "Stride with Pride Laverty's <3 "
     

    Shari Heinlein

    Tue Oct 18 08:16:05 EDT 2016

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    "Find a cure!"
     

    Mary Salsich

    Wed Oct 26 08:56:55 EDT 2016

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    "Dear Jen & family, in loving memory for your father. Amy & Glenn"
     

    Zsolt Bessko

    Sat Oct 15 01:13:30 EDT 2016

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    "So proud of you Jen and all your hard work!"
     

    Zsolt Bessko

    Thu Oct 06 10:45:43 EDT 2016

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    "Love you Jen "
     

    Zsolt Bessko

    Sat Sep 17 12:10:12 EDT 2016

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    "In honor of Jen :)"
     

    Zsolt Bessko

    Mon Sep 12 09:54:29 EDT 2016

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    "In memory of Lenny Faber. A great father to my good friend Mark. "
     

    Zsolt Bessko

    Sun Sep 11 08:53:06 EDT 2016

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    "You are remarkable and I can't believe I get to call you my daughter. Love you and am so proud of all that you accomplish every single day. XOXOX, Mom"
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Aug 28 05:17:05 EDT 2015

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    "Ani, Thank you for making a difference in the community! I appreciate your example of a Lifetime Queen who continues to stand for what you believe in!!!"
     

    Lawrence Brinton

    Mon Oct 07 08:04:48 EDT 2013

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    "Goooooo Oakleaf"
     

    Tom & Chris French

    Fri Sep 27 01:37:28 EDT 2013

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    "Love you Jamie. I know you will be fine. I am here for you for anything you need. Love you."
     

    Sat Sep 28 09:01:18 EDT 2013

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    "Keep those heads up!! "
     

    Fri Sep 27 03:04:26 EDT 2013

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    "We love you and we will be there for you through this difficult time in your life. Love Grandma Jean & Grandpa Ed"
     

    Mon Sep 23 04:16:42 EDT 2013

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    "stay strong!"
     

    Fri Sep 27 04:31:40 EDT 2013

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    "For my sister ....just want you to know that you have an army of prayer warriors praying for you.....I love you......."
     

    Fri Sep 27 11:34:13 EDT 2013

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    "This generous donation is a collection from the STLFD EMS D Platoon. They are supporting you momma!"
     

    Wed Sep 25 11:22:23 EDT 2013

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    "Deni, Our prayers and support are with you in this journey. You are an amazing woman and we are thankful to call you neighbor and friend! We are praying that God will heal you completely and use you in a mighty way to impact and touch other lives. Love you, Mark and Kathy"
     

    Fri Sep 20 03:57:18 EDT 2013

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    "Deni: We will be thinking of you and praying for you. Stay strong. Joe and Kathy Rubin"
     

    Wed Sep 18 04:28:00 EDT 2013

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    "I love you mom! I admire your strength through this journey. You are an outstanding role model as a mother and couldnt imagine looking up to anyone else. "
     

    Wed Sep 18 01:02:29 EDT 2013

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    "Love you, Deni!"
     

    Wed Sep 18 12:19:31 EDT 2013

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    "In memory of my mother Marina Munoz my hero , lost her battle to non-hodgin lymphoma Sept. 23/2015. "
     

    Wed Oct 21 09:46:13 EDT 2015

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,635.00 | Goal: $3,150.00
 
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My Thanks To

Kelly McClure $819.00
Corinne McClure $250.00
Anonymous $100.00
Meghan Gloyd $100.00
Kelly McClure $100.00
Charles McClure $100.00
Rick and Marlene Flint $100.00
Chris Decker $100.00
Corinne McClure $100.00
Ryan Flint $79.00
Lana Jern $75.00
City Center Chiropractic $75.00
Chris Glodek $50.00
Judy Lockwood $50.00
Andrew Pittroff $50.00
Mike Vigil $50.00
Carla Ludwig $50.00
Zsolt Bessko $50.00
Chris Decker $50.00
Tom & Liz Konstanty $50.00
Randy Young $50.00
scott shine $50.00
Adele & Randy $50.00
Joe Holt $50.00
Steven Norris $50.00
Dana Arell $40.00
Shari Heinlein $40.00
S. Parker Inabnet $35.00
Jeff Lynch $35.00
Kelly McClure $35.00
Ryan Flint $30.00
Adrienne Salber $25.00
JAMIE KEEFE $25.00
Jim Bochenek $25.00
Andy Balin $25.00
Kelly Towne, D.C. $25.00
Tresha Dunn $25.00
Morgan Whicker $25.00
Fitzhugh Scott $25.00
Niki Dennison $25.00
Tom Nylin $25.00
Kathleen Smith $25.00
Tom & Chris French $25.00
Mary and Jim Hall $25.00
Barbara Stuchell $25.00
Tom & Chris French $25.00
Rebekah Hardy $25.00
Lawrence McCalvy $25.00
Dana Abood $25.00
Tresha Dunn $25.00
Charles Griffin $20.00
John Bryant $20.00
Kelly McClure $20.00
Christie French $20.00
Kathleen Smith $17.00
Mary Salsich $17.00
Dee Hinman Johnson $15.00
Isabel Tovar $15.00
Mary Salsich $12.00
Lisa Schmidt $10.00
Joshua Gelfand $10.00
Anonymous $10.00
LeeAnn Reich $10.00
Rene Larson $10.00
Lawrence Brinton $10.00
Mary Salsich $6.00