BENEFITING: SPARROWS NEST OF THE HUDSON VALLEY INC
ORGANIZER: SPARROWS NEST OF THE HUDSON VALLEY INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 07, 2015
This year I've decided to run the Disney Wine & Dine 1/2 marathon in November. Here is my story...
Sparrow's Nest was started 2 1/2 years ago when a local mom passed away from colon cancer. (This mom had children that go to school with my children.) Krista, the founder of Sparrow's Nest, was helping out her family by sending them meals. After she passed away, Krista found out more friends had cancer so she began sending them food. Last season, Kayla's softball coach was Krista's husband, Christian. It's a small world! We have enjoyed getting to know this amazingly giving and loving family.
Last April, we found out that a good friend of ours had breast cancer. We immediately thought of Sparrow's Nest. In October, our kids were eating breakfast and decided they wanted to have a Wacky Wednesday day at school where they dress up in mix matched clothing. Then they thought it would be great to have the kids donate $1 and they could buy food for Sparrow's Nest. They ran two Wacky Wednesdays and raised $160.
At Thanksgiving, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I had surgery to remove the tumor in December and started chemotherapy in January. Sparrow's Nest is now feeding my family and it has been a great help. Knowing that Chuck doesn't have to come home from a long day of work to cook dinner while I am down and out is a huge burden lifted off our shoulders.
I should be done with chemo at the end of June which will give me time to train for the 1/2 marathon. I will start light exercises during chemo because it is good for my health during my treatments. I am excited to be doing this "bucket list" event at a time when Sparrow's Nest is doing so much for me and my family. The money I raise will feed a family for a year! Anything you can donate will help me reach my goal and I appreciate every penny. I am excited to be doing this surrounded by so many people who have been supporting me...especially my mom!
If you would rather send me a check to avoid any website fees, please send your check to the address below. Don't forget to put my name in the memo section of the check to make sure your tax deductible donation gets added to my total. Thank you!!
SPARROWS NEST OF THE HUDSON VALLEY INC wrote -
Join our team for our 2nd annual Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon!!!! Your fundraising efforts will help Sparrow’s Nest expand their services further into New York.
Our mission is cooking and delivering meals to the families of moms with cancer in many areas of the Hudson Valley. Sparrow’s Nest provides 2 homemade trays of food to our recipients each week.
Your thoughtful donation today means the world to a family in need. It means a sick mom can get extra sleep. It means a child can have a healthy meal while mom focuses on getting better. It means a grocery bill can be cut in half while a family’s expenses blow up on copays and out of pocket medical expenses. It means more than you can imagine.
Please support our team and make a tax deductible donation today on this secure website. Donations can also be mailed to:
Sparrow’s Nest Charity, 942 Route 376, Suite 217, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590