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Team For Life | The San Francisco Marathon 2015

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THE STORY:

Hello Friends!!!

We have decided to do something in honor of our Moms!  Below is our story and we hope that you get as inspired as we are for honoring the most amazing women we have known.  #showthelove #makeadifference #donate #celebrateyourhealth

Ashley's Story

2015 will mark the 20th year without my mother.  The time has passed so quickly, yet not a day has gone by over the past 20 years that I haven't thought about her and the void that she left with her passing.  I had a wonderful and idyllic childhood and took for granted that the world that I knew would always be such. The news of the diagnosis, "Stage 4 Glioblastoma Multiform", is as palpable today as it was back in late September 1995, and the words will forever be etched into my memory.  Sadly, she had a mere six weeks left with us, but her determination and will to fight cancer and live the duration of the life that she also expected was truly inspiring.  

It has been bittersweet to dig through pictures to prepare this message, but there are so many happy memories through the tears.  My mother's passion and purpose was her family, and she was the epitome of the loving, nurturing, thoughtful, dedicated parent and friend that my brothers and I were so lucky to call Mom.  She touched so many lives beyond just ours though, and that has been abundantly clear with the outpouring of love and support that we received so many years ago and still today.

Words cannot express how much I miss my mother and how sad I am that she has missed so many of our milestones, yet her strength and love have carried me through many days, both when she was here on earth as well as when she has lived only in my heart.  As much as I would rather have her here with me today, the greatest thing that I can do is honor my mother's memory and celebrate her life by helping to fight the disease that took her far too soon.  Any pledge of support, no matter how large or small, will not only help honor my mother's legacy but also help countless others not to face the world without a loved one whose absence is unimaginable.  Please join me in making a difference and celebrating the lives of three very special women, Susan Kendrick, Joyce Bonner, and Suzanne Brown!  

Gina's Story

This July 23rd will mark 10 yrs that my mother, Joyce, lost her long battle to Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML).

For those of you who knew her, I’m certain you would agree that words alone simply don’t do justice to describe her.  Her sweet, southern voice; her friendship; her smile; her hugs; her humor and unforgettable cackle; priceless words of wisdom and her old sayins’; her encouragement and spiritual  guidance; her cooking; her honest opinion during shopping sprees; her very presence.  I miss them all.  I miss my mother.  She was fortunate to have surrounded herself with people she loved and had the most precious friends! 

For those that were not fortunate enough to have met her, you should know that she was the true essence of a southern lady; she was a FABULOUS hairdresser; had a very strong faith; was the best listener any friend/sister/wife/grandmother/mother that anybody could ask for!  If only she could be here to meet our son, Wilkes… it’s hard to breathe when I think about him not knowing his “Mimi”.  I definitely have my days, but I clutch tightly to the everlasting memories of her legacy, and I smile.  I’m often told that I’m a lot like her, and I often find myself saying or doing so many things like her!  I am grateful for the 31 years I had with her, and I can only hope and pray that I am half the mother and friend she was.

I don’t want this letter to be sad, because I want to take the opportunity of this 10 year anniversary to celebrate my mother’s beautiful soul and her life.  Most of all, I want to join the fight for a cure!

Staci' Story

My mom told me she was diagnosed with breast cancer the day after I got back from my honeymoon.  I went from a super happy high to a not so super happy high.  She was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer.  I always told my Mom she was unique and special so the fact that she was diagnosed with a rare cancer makes her more unique and special.  My mom is simply the best; she is the definition of a lady, with a generous heart, giving soul, and my best friend. I love her with every part of my heart. She has a lot more life to live and champagne to drink. To be able to honor my Mom with my best friends along with Ashley's Mom and Aunt Joyce up in heaven would be just super fabulous and awesome.  I am so blessed to be surrounded with such spectacular friends and family to celebrate my mom.   My mom is now cancer free and I want to rasie money and help celebrate my moms success and the great legacy of Susan Kendrick and Joyce Bonner on race day!

$13,741

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kathy Selvaggio

    $200

  • Rick G

    $50

  • Angie & Rob Hoglund

    $100

  • Dad and Yvonne Kendrick

    $100

  • Cara

     

  • Shelly Gay

    $25

  • Tara Aucoin

    $50

  • Patsy AGEE

    $100

  • PJ & Amy Harrigan

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mary Jo Huisman

    $50

  • Alishan

    $20

  • Tina Milligan

    $50

  • Becky & Alex Gooding

    $150

  • Boom Shaka Laka

    $100

  • Vicki & Philip

    $100

  • Jen Weinbrecht

    $50

  • Renee Espinoza

    $50

  • Greg Guest

    $100

  • Janell and Steve Taylor

     

  • Kelly

    $50

  • Mark & Gayle

     

  • Cash Family

    $50

  • The Johncocks

    $50

  • Aunt Jan

     

  • Linda W Myers

    $100

  • Kathy Gineo

    $100

  • Robin, Frank, and Jonah Ricci

     

  • Donn Merry & Gary Lopez

     

  • Melonie Lagalante

    $100

  • Robert and Laura Wadsworth

     

  • Karyme Lopez

     

  • Cindy

    $40

  • Cous, Karen & Girls

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Gabrielle Baldino

     

  • Phil Eisen

    $25

  • Stephanie Downing

    $20

  • Todd Williams

    $10

  • Wolfe Family

    $100

  • Gary

    $25

  • Dawn Nulty

    $30

  • Darla Vogrin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Beth Eisenbeis

    $45

  • The Stowers Family

    $100

  • The Bazzett Family

    $100

  • Boom Shaka Laka

    $25

  • Kari Logan

    $250

  • Suzanne & Mike Brown

    $25

  • Judi Brown

    $50

  • Lissa

    $50

  • Liza & Steve Munson

    $100

  • Louise Green

    $20

  • Cecil Bishop

    $25

  • Connie Sullivan

    $30

  • Mary Whisenant

    $25

  • Nari Benson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Celeste

    $25

  • Dean Amato

    $150

  • Southside Pain Specialists

    $2,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jim and Carole Palda

    $100

  • Dana Amato

    $131

  • The Batley Family

    $100

  • Ginny Sain

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Liz Hardaway Sjodin

    $75

  • The Moynihans

    $100

  • Ashley Cooper

    $500

  • Paul and Vickery Perkins

    $25

  • Neil Reese

    $25

  • Mike Manago

    $50

  • Suzanne

    $100

  • Erika & Tye Chapman

    $50

  • Zip Bonner

    $50

  • Steve Manning

    $50

  • Marina Yeganeh

    $100

  • Kate Rooper

    $100

  • the $879 Club

    $100

  • Tricia R.

     

  • Lee Estes

    $100

  • Sabrina Sirianni

    $10

  • Cameron Sullivan

    $20

  • Jeff Huisman

    $150

  • Verrelli Family

    $100

  • Chris Howard

    $25

  • Dynamite Donna

    $150

  • Hadley Leach

    $250

  • Steve&Cynthia; Adams

    $250

  • Faye & Frank Hydrick

    $200

  • Steve J.

    $100

  • Jackie Miklic

    $25

  • Leslie Joseph

    $100

  • Karen Wade

    $30

  • Rick Diveley

    $100

  • James & Christine Wood

    $75

  • Novartis/Jeffrey Huisman

    $150

  • Jeff Huisman/Novartis Match

    $150

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137% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $23,708 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Boom Shaka Laka

Amount Raised

$13,741

 

137% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joel Oxman

Amount Raised

$2,870

Fundraiser Title

Carol and Jackson Meyer

Amount Raised

$2,690

 

135% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julie Weiss

Amount Raised

$1,277

Fundraiser Title

Jonathan Arellano

Amount Raised

$1,215

 

30% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Darren Murphy

Amount Raised

$375

Fundraiser Title

jerry sappington

Amount Raised

$300

Fundraiser Title

Eugénie Foote

Amount Raised

$300

Donor Comments

Jeff Huisman/Novartis Match

Jeff Huisman/Novartis Match

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Novartis/Jeffrey Huisman

Novartis/Jeffrey Huisman

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

James & Christine Wood

James & Christine Wood

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Rick Diveley

Rick Diveley

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Karen Wade

Karen Wade

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Leslie Joseph

Leslie Joseph

DONATION: $100

In loving memory of Mrs. Kendrick, Ashley's mother. 2 years ago

Jackie Miklic

Jackie Miklic

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Steve J.

Steve J.

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Faye & Frank Hydrick

Faye & Frank Hydrick

DONATION: $200

In memory of beloved family who bravely fought cancer and in tribute to beloved family and friends who are fighting cancer: Jean, Mary Frances, Berma, Joyce, Linnie, Brenda T. and Brenda O. 2 years ago

Steve&Cynthia; Adams

Steve&Cynthia; Adams

DONATION: $250

In memory of a big piece of our heart missing...BC4EVR 2 years ago