#DoitforLou Palios' Fundraiser:

NYC Half

#DoitforLou's Photo
#DoitforLou's Photo
#DoitforLou's Photo
#DoitforLou's Photo

BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT: NYC Half 2013

EVENT DATE: Mar 17, 2013

THE STORY:

We remember the day vividly. December 9, 2011, exactly 5 months after my family celebrated one of the greatest days of our lives - my sisters wedding, it was confirmed that our father, Louis Palios, was diagnosed with Stage III Pancreatic Cancer. A man who was perfectly healthy beforehand. The cancer was not just in his pancreas; this terrible disease had spread to his liver as well, which made the disease more malignant. From that point forward, he was on a strict schedule of chemotherapy treatments every other week (called “Flofurinox”)  and when that stopped working six months later, he switched to ABRAXINE and Gemsidomine treatment. He received treatment every week from then on. My dad lost his battle to cancer after 11 months on November 11, 2012.
He was a fisherman, banker, handyman and most importantly a loving father to his three children: Chris, Stacey and Alex and his son-in-law, Andrew.  He made countless sacrifices to ensure we all had the support we needed. For example, our dad did not read unless it was consumer reports.  However, before Stacey and Andrew's wedding, we found the “Survival Book for Father of the Bride” next to his bed side.  His favorite pastime was fishing with his best friend, Mike. Every Friday, even when Lou was going through treatment, he and Mike would go fishing on Mike’s boat. Up until the last month of his life, he was excited when he and Mike had a successful trip, catching over a dozen Porgies on what they didn't know would be one of their last boating trips. Lou also enjoyed helping Chris run his restaurant, Sophia’s Tuscan Grill in Warwick, RI. Lou always dreamed of having a restaurant of his own, so he was extremely passionate about making Sophia’s the best it could be. Alex, the youngest in the family, was the last to go to college. As you would expect, it was hardest seeing the last child move out of the house, and the empty nest complete. Alex and Lou became very close during that period. They enjoyed watching New York Giants and New York Yankees games, as well as talking for hours about the stock market. Lastly, Lou and his new son-in-law Andrew were inseparable when it came to house work. They would spend hours at our Old Lyme beach house fixing anything they could get their hands on.

We would never want another family to go through what our family did over this 11 month period. Although we were able to tell our father that we loved him up until the last day of his life, the progression of the illness was way too fast. This is why we feel so passionate about raising money and finding a cure for Pancreatic Cancer. Please help support this wonderful cause and donate to our team #Do it for Lou!

We miss you dad!

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To This Fundraiser

$6,250

MONEY RAISED
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  • Christian Jensen

    $26

  • Kyle and Lauren Osterling

    $100

  • Roxanne O'Connell

    $50

  • Sean Thompson

    $20

  • Mark, Clara, Ryan & Katie

    $52

  • Achilleo... - Stathis Family

    $100

  • Adam O.

    $130

  • Ryan McGuinness

    $30

  • Garren Hamill

    $65

  • Mike and Kim Leonetti

    $50

  • NSC Team--Pa... Steve, Theresa, JZ, Shaw...

    $200

  • the Betancourt Family

    $50

  • Shack'em Bolts

    $50

  • Diane Albert

    $50

  • Linda Panetta

     

  • Dave Kemmy

    $25

  • Nibal Awad

    $50

  • Amy Catanese

    $25

  • Allie Brodbeck

    $30

  • Michael and Aspasia Palios

    $20

  • Ginny Lanza Palios

    $100

  • Alan Dupski

    $25

  • Sam Stappler

    $25

  • Lauren Maisel

     

  • Nancy Reed & Michael McRoberts

    $25

  • Sarah & Dick Marcinek

    $25

  • Joanne Putnam

    $20

  • Tom and Tracey Reed

    $30

  • Caryl Stefanski

    $100

  • Marie Giustino

     

  • Robert Paolucci

    $50

  • Evan Beck

     

  • Katie Heffernan

    $25

  • Mellicent and Bill Hawke

     

  • Lorie & Pat Reed

    $100

  • Allison Spencer

    $75

  • Rob DuCharme

    $25

  • Tom and Cindy Schroeder

    $100

  • Michael Ventura

    $15

  • Cush Family

    $50

  • Tom & Peggy Metcalf

    $25

  • Martha and Harold Reed

    $100

  • Robert Panetta

    $50

  • Elizabeth Ritchie

    $50

  • Carol Sacchetti

     

  • Jenifer and Scott Anderson

    $50

  • Paul & Sarah Hiester

    $100

  • DiBartol... Family

    $100

  • Suzanne Steele

    $50

  • Liz Oliver

     

  • Carmela Luzi

    $25

  • Jon Small

     

  • Paula Hopewell

    $50

  • Carolyn Learned

    $10

  • The Beatty Family

    $50

  • Kimberly Crea

    $30

  • Betsy Johnson

    $100

  • Andrew & Stacey Benicewicz

    $200

  • Walter and Deanna Benicewicz

    $150

  • Dom & Elaine Angiolillo

    $50

  • Lauren & Mike

    $36

  • Kathy and Noel Palios

    $50

  • Christop... Palios

    $100

  • Carol, Forrest, Eric & Erin Sleeper

    $36

  • Pat Lanza

    $25

  • Christop... Dias - Tech 911

    $50

  • Jim and Brenda Canney

    $50

  • Geo

    $40

  • Jay Maymudes

    $100

  • Daniel J. Weiner

     

  • Brandon OGara

    $50

  • The Bento Family

    $50

  • Philip Braunstein

    $50

  • Grace Smetana

    $100

  • Angelica Perzan

    $100

  • Brad Weaver

     

  • Macs

    $20

  • Tara Medley

    $100

  • Paul Jacobi

    $200

  • Bella & Livi LaTorre

    $50

  • Marc Leferman

     

  • DiDona Family

    $50

  • Cesar aka "egg toss partner"

    $100

  • Ziad Al Achkar

    $30

  • Eric Chamberl...

    $50

  • Oriana

     

  • Chris DiSciullo

     

  • Mike Dickenson

    $50

  • John Pontius

     

  • The Logan Family

     

  • Jean & Ben LaTorre

    $50

  • Bucccccc... Fam

    $200

  • Jennifer Gallo

    $25

  • Madlyn Waskiewicz

    $20

  • Cassie Hickey

     

  • Carey Reed

    $25

  • Debbie DeVito

    $25

  • Leigh Wilmot

    $30

  • Sidney, Taylor, Carter Benicewicz & ...

    $100

  • Seth Appel

     

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156% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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The Team: $16,127 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

#DoitforLou Palios

Amount Raised:

$6,250

 

156% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Nathan Baldasare

Amount Raised:

$1,602

 

80% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Tanya Orlando

Amount Raised:

$1,530

 

102% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Ivy Kepner-Shaner

Amount Raised:

$1,485

 

99% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Erin Fergusson

Amount Raised:

$1,230

 

123% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

PROJECT PURPLE

Amount Raised:

$1,100

 

11% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Tim Bishop

Amount Raised:

$1,000

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Shane Mueller

Amount Raised:

$1,000

 

100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Seth Appel

Seth Appel

1 year ago

Sidney, Taylor, Carter Benicewicz & Family

Sidney, Taylor, Carter Benicewicz & Family

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Leigh Wilmot

Leigh Wilmot

DONATION: $30

You are an amazing man, Alex and your dad would be so proud of your efforts on his behalf and in everything you do. 1 year ago

Debbie DeVito

Debbie DeVito

DONATION: $25

Your dad was a wonderful man and he was so proud of the wonderful adults you have become! Love you guys lots! 1 year ago

Carey Reed

Carey Reed

DONATION: $25

1 year ago