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Kara Graci's Fundraiser:

50 for 50: Running for C.O.P.S.

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BENEFITING: CONCERNS OF POLICE SURVIVORS

EVENT DATE: Aug 22, 2015

Kara Graci

THE STORY:

On August 22, 2015, I will be running a 50 mile trail race. I will train for 50 weeks and in each week, I will be honoring police officers who have given their lives to serve their communities. It is my hope that you will help me honor these officers by sharing their stories and donating to my fundraiser for Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.).

My uncle, Larry Nehasil, gave the supreme sacrifice in 2011 while working under cover for the Livonia Police Department in Michigan. You can read more about his story here: http://www.odmp.org/officer/20657-police-officer-larry-james-nehasil

The C.O.P.S. organization has helped my family immensely and has connected Larry's wife, sons, siblings, and mother to other individuals who have gone through similar experiences. Without C.O.P.S., I can honestly say that their lives would be much different right now.

Since 1984 C.O.P.S. mission has been to “rebuild shattered lives” of the surviving family members and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. C.O.P.S. helps law enforcement survivors by providing emotional support and healing programs needed to cope with a sudden, violent death. C.O.P.S. is a national organization with 54 chapters throughout the United States. C.O.P.S. is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization. C.O.P.S.’ membership is made up of nearly 30,000 survivors. Unfortunately, that membership continues to grow as statistics reflect that 160-180 law enforcement officers are killed every year in the line of duty.

Your donation to C.O.P.S will provide outward programs for kids/adult children, camps, retreats, scholarships, grief counseling and a 21-hour training for police officers. The training addresses in the line-of-duty deaths, critical incidents, police suicides, law enforcement disabilities and specialized training for the traumatized officer. These programs and services are at no charge to survivors.

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$300

MONEY RAISED
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  • Terry Gulledge

    $50

  • Marie Peasley

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Emily Gordon

     

  • Jim and Laurie Smith

    $20

  • Jenny Ryan

    $25

  • Deb

    $50

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3% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $300 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Deb

Deb

DONATION: $50

Here is $50 to honor your 50 and your uncle and all that make the Supreme Sacrifice. 3 years ago

Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan

DONATION: $25

Go Kara! 4 years ago

Jim and Laurie Smith

Jim and Laurie Smith

DONATION: $20

To all of our fallen officers and their families and friends. God Bless all of you and thank you Kara for your dedication to this cause. 4 years ago

Emily Gordon

Emily Gordon

In memory of RPD Officer Daryl Pierson EOW 9/3/14 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

This is a wonderful cause you are supporting! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Marie Peasley

Marie Peasley

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Terry  Gulledge

Terry Gulledge

DONATION: $50

I'm glad I could help. 4 years ago