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Laurie Streszoff's Fundraiser:

2017 Cleveland Marathon Sunflower Striders Team

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Laurie Streszoff

THE STORY:

I am participating in the 1/2 marathon (13.1 miles) of the Cleveland Marathon event this year.  I am excited and proud to be part of the Prayers from Maria Foundation/Sunflower Striders team.  For those of you who do not know about this Foundation, their mission is to raise awareness and funding for global research into the causes, preventions, treatments and cure for gliomas and bringing hope to children and families who deal with the hardships caused by this disease.  Prayers from Maria was founded by Ed and Megan McNamara, who lost their daughter, Maria, at the age of seven to a brain stem glioma in 2007.

I have had the honor and blessing of meeting Megan and sharing the start of a special friendship.  We have shared our stories of losing our daughters and have inspired each other through faith and friendship.  

You may wonder why I have decided to run this 13.1 mile distance.  My inspiration came during a routine run earlier this year when I was praying along the course, as I often do.  I realized that my dear Abby Lyn, who passed away on December 1, 2010, would be 13 years old this year.  It also came to me that Abby has been gone for 6 years now and that my dear Emma Grace will be turning 7 which leads to the number 13 again.  I enjoy running outdoors for physical exercise but I experience such spiritual and emotional strength as well.  I often feel Heaven and Earth connect during this time.  So, I have dedicated time and energy to do my best to train for the distance and I will absolutely cover it - whether I run it all or take time to walk.  I will be inspired by the gifts of my two daughters whom God has so graciously blessed me with and I will absolutely be thinking of Maria, the McNamara family and all they do to help others on this journey.  I will dedicate my efforts to all children and their families who have endured this journey of brain cancer - whether their battle was lost or whether they continue to fight and for all of those who have won!  

Please consider sharing in this event with me - whether you can participate in the event (consider joining the Sunflower Striders!), donate to my fundraising efforts, pray for my endurance along with the children fighting this battle or whatever else it is that you are feeling called to do to help make a difference.  My personal goal is to raise $1300.  I appreciate any support you can offer.  Every dollar counts!

Thank you for taking time to read this and may God bless you in all of your days!

 

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$753

MONEY RAISED
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  • Stephanie Kemplin

    $25

  • The Hoban family

    $100

  • Cathi Sevits (CC)

    $100

  • Faup Family

    $13

  • Katie and Mike Sivak

    $50

  • The Nagel Family

    $100

  • The Berardinis Family

    $100

  • Missy Minton

    $50

  • Kate Vezdos

    $25

  • The Marotta Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dan, Kim, Brenna and Fallon O'Brien

    $50

  • Abby's Grandparents

    $40

  • Christine Jurik

     

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58% Raised of$1,300 Goal

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The Team: $17,425 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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John Schriner

Amount Raised

$4,757

 

95% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Jeff Barlow

Amount Raised

$3,395

 

340% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Roger Cervenka

Amount Raised

$1,785

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Janice Saunders

Amount Raised

$900

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Team Josh

Amount Raised

$875

 

29% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Kerri Keller

Amount Raised

$815

 

82% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Laurie Streszoff

Amount Raised

$753

 

58% Raised of$1,300 Goal

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Tom Roach

Amount Raised

$650

Donor Comments

Christine Jurik

Christine Jurik

For our Familia group's angels in heaven, Abby & Maria. �� 2 years ago

Abby's Grandparents

Abby's Grandparents

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Dan, Kim, Brenna and Fallon O'Brien

Dan, Kim, Brenna and Fallon O'Brien

DONATION: $50

In memory of Abby. Love, strength and prayers to you and your family, Laurie! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

In memory of sweet Abby 2 years ago

The Marotta Family

The Marotta Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kate Vezdos

Kate Vezdos

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Missy Minton

Missy Minton

DONATION: $50

In memory of Abby. Go Laurie Go! â 2 years ago

The Berardinis Family

The Berardinis Family

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Abby 2 years ago

The Nagel Family

The Nagel Family

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Angel Abby Streszoff 2 years ago

Katie and Mike Sivak

Katie and Mike Sivak

DONATION: $50

Good luck to all the runners. Laurie we will be with you in spirit the whole race, so proud of you! 2 years ago