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Julia Rittenhouse's Fundraiser:

4th Annual Half Stache Bash

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BENEFITING: Sarcoma Foundation of America

EVENT DATE: Sep 26, 2015

Julia Rittenhouse

THE STORY:

R A I N P L A N :
As a result of this weather, we are going to have to cancel the event in the park... So no lawn games, cake walks, or tortoise races. However, our doors are open for you to stop by for a hot dog, boiled peanuts, a slice of cake, and meet the tortoises who you were gonna bet on.

If you need directions to our apartment, call Tom Rittenhouse
(404) 538-4492

Thank you for all your support!

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Inspired by my late twin brother, Wyatt Mitchell, we are celebrating life the funnest way we know how - with our fourth annual Half-Stache Bash! Wyatt never took himself too seriously, so to honor that, we've packed a day full of events influenced by his convivial nature. Join us in lawn games, cake walks, photo booth, temporary tattoos, raffles, auctions, and tortoise races!

The Fundraiser will be held in Winn Park (of the Ansley Park neighborhood in Atlanta) on Saturday, September 26, 12-4pm. Bring your kids, dogs, lawn chairs, cash, and smiles. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.  Get ready to participate in the epic tortoise races, auctions, raffles, temporary tattoos, photo booth, majestic t-shirts, and new to this year, the nap booth (appropriate for all ages)!

Let's make this year extra special by also showing support to the strongest woman I know, my Mom, Nancy Mitchell. In January of this year, we were confronted with that "c" word once again. Mom was re-diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma after almost eight years of remission. Through our intimate battles with cancer, we have also seen the beauty of having the magnitude of friends and family like you.  Thank you all for you inexorable support. A donation to the National Kidney Foundation can be accessed through this website: https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/kidneycancer

Wyatt's story:

On September 22, 1985 a set of twins stumbled into this world -- one butt-first, and the other by the ankle. Wyatt came out butt first, but landed on his feet, running through this world touching people's lives and making them better. I, Julia, am the other twin. I came into the world ankle-first... and even though Wyatt could run circles around me, he was always by my side.

In 2005 Wyatt was first diagnosed with Synovial Cell Sarcoma. He was diagnosed two more times: in 2009, days before graduating from the University of Georgia and weeks before his wedding, and again the summer of 2010. Wyatt bravely fought cancer through multiple surgeries, radiation, and chemo. On December 8, 2010, Wyatt left this earth a man full of love, a husband, a brother, a son, a friend, a leader, a Christian, and an example to thousands of people.

To continue celebrating the life Wyatt lived, and the life we shared as twins, I want to honor our birthday by throwing our fourth annual fundraiser. Like in years past, all proceeds will be donated to the Sarcoma Foundation of America, so one day research can prolong the life of others affected with sarcoma. Please join us in the love, laughs, and memories as we aim for another successful Half-Stache Bash fundraiser!

Why the "Half-Stache"?:

Like many cancers, Sarcoma is hard to treat. Wyatt battled intensive surgeries, chemotherapy treatments, and radiation. Being a strong-willed man with a great sense of humor, Wyatt didn't let these treatments defeat him. He wore them proudly. Radiation gave him half a 'stache, that he wore whole-heartedly.

Sarcoma Sucks!:

Sarcoma is a type of cancer that originates in connective tissue. Connective tissue is vascular, so the cancer cells can metasticize through the circulatory system, which is why Sarcoma is a rare and aggressive cancer, frequently hiding deep in arms or legs. Wyatt's Synovial Sarcoma oddly occurred in and around his jaw on the left side of his face. It is estimated that 1 to 3 indiviuals of a million are diagnosed in the US each year. There is a lot to learn about the causes and treatments of Sarcoma, which is why funding this research is so important to me and the many people affected by Sarcoma.

Here are some links about Sarcoma for your understanding: http://www.curesarcoma.org/patient-resources/ http://sarcomahelp.org/index.html?tpm=1_2

With Great Thanks & Love,

Julia

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$6,234

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lisa

    $50

  • the Case-Sharps

    $100

  • The Bush Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Dad

    $1,000

  • gina + boyd

     

  • Terri Johnson

    $100

  • Matthew Pritchard

    $50

  • Cray Cray

    $100

  • Johnette

    $50

  • Grant jr

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nancy and Laura Aquadro

    $100

  • The CT Coffeys

    $100

  • Cindy and boys

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • June

    $50

  • Debbie & Carolyn

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Megan Avakian

     

  • Julie

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Pam Reynolds

    $50

  • Linda Walters

    $100

  • All three Currys!

    $50

  • Supreeya Lopez

    $100

  • Rob and Reb

     

  • Nancy & Bubba

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mark Kendall

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Allison Forrestal

     

  • Ab Froman

    $100

  • Megan

    $40

  • M Bro

    $55

  • Mike Schatz

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Doyle Reynolds

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Passins

    $100

  • Chodie Foster

    $43

  • Lee Ann Coffey

    $200

  • Claire

    $25

  • Rachel - Auction items

    $85

  • Lisa

    $17

  • Bill & Sarah West

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dawn & Lee

     

  • Half-Stache Bash Checks

    $400

  • Brett "I won my shirt and Brook's girlfriend didn't" McAdams

    $34.72

  • CHERYL HENDERSON

    $50

  • Half-Stache Bash Donations

    $500

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125% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Half-Stache Bash Donations

Half-Stache Bash Donations

DONATION: $500

Thanks so much to everyone who came out and/or contributed. We love you! 3 years ago

CHERYL HENDERSON

CHERYL HENDERSON

DONATION: $50

Love this family!! 3 years ago

Brett

Brett "I won my shirt and Brook's girlfriend didn't" McAdams

DONATION: $34.72

Thanks yall, glad rain didnt ruin it! 3 years ago

Half-Stache Bash Checks

Half-Stache Bash Checks

DONATION: $400

Checks that were made out to the Sarcoma Foundation of America are mailed directly to the SFA and won't appear on the fundraising site. They are still greatly appreciated and all in Loving Memory of Wyatt Mitchell 3 years ago

Dawn & Lee

Dawn & Lee

Awesome job on the event this weekend! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Bill & Sarah West

Bill & Sarah West

3 years ago

Lisa

Lisa

DONATION: $17

Let's just get to to that goal line! 3 years ago

Rachel - Auction items

Rachel - Auction items

DONATION: $85

3 years ago

Claire

Claire

DONATION: $25

3 years ago