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Team Donate Life Connecticut - ING 2013

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October 05, 2013

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Chris Elgee

THE STORY:

To My Friends and Family:

As many of you know, during my senior year in college (1997) I was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). The only known cure for PSC is a liver transplant. For the next 11 years, I struggled with various health complications until I received the gift of life via a liver transplant almost 5 years ago on August 6, 2008. Unfortunately a lot of people are not as lucky. Every hour, a new name is added to the transplant list. Thousands of people die every year in our country because an organ is not available for transplant. 

As part of my 5th Anniversary Celebration, on October 12 I will be walking the 5k route as part of the ING Hartford Marathon. I will be raising money for Donate Life Connecticut. Donate Life Connecticut is a 501 b(c)3 organization dedicated to educating the public about the importance of organ and tissue donation. It is an organization that is near and dear to me. Its almost all volunteer staff has various educational outreach programs that dispel the myths surrounding organ and tissue donation. I have volunteered many hours traveling the state promoting organ and tissue and sharing my personal story to students, hospital staff and the general public at health fairs.

 As the celebration of my 5th anniversary transplant approaches, I ask if you will celebrate my life with me by making a donation to Donate Life Connecticut in my honor.  You will be helping me support an organization that helps me to "give back" and honor ny liver donor.

 Thank You,

Chris Elgee   

 

 

Did you know 1 organ and tissue donor can SAVE and IMPROVE the lives of over 50 people?

Donate Life Connecticut is dedicated to increasing the number of registered organ and tissue donors through outreach and education. Our organization is Volunteer driven...people that have received an organ/tissue transplant, donor families whose loved ones gave the gift of life, living donors, friends and family. We are all passionate about sharing our stories and raising awareness.

Right here in Connecticut more than 1,355 men, women and children wait for a life-saving transplant...and more than 118,000 Americans wait nationwide. Unfortunately, 18 people will die every day simply because an organ did not come in time. We want to change these statistics. More registered donors means more transplants...MORE LIVES SAVED.

THANK YOU for JOINING OUR TEAM! THANK YOU for supporting our cause!

Together we can raise awareness! 
Together we can save lives!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,010

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chris Elgee

    $50

  • David Moretz

    $200

  • Jaeson Galli

    $100

  • Jeremy Redburn

    $25

  • Steve Brady

    $25

  • Heidi-Lynn Hafner

    $20

  • Mike Reardon

    $50

  • maria gray

    $50

  • Mr. Vin DiLauro

    $50

  • Mrs. Annmarie Tambornio

    $50

  • Nicole Cicogna

    $30

  • Gammons

    $100

  • Mrs. Joe Blichfedlt

    $25

  • Ms. Caroline C. Cote

    $10

  • Mrs. Ardienne Damicis

    $25

  • Mrs. Sandra Smith

    $200

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184% Raised of$550 Goal

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The Team: $24,507 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donate Life Connecticut

Amount Raised

$8,655

 

47% Raised of$18,500 Goal

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Kari Mull

Amount Raised

$3,515

 

234% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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Jeff DelGaudio

Amount Raised

$2,352

 

94% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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Jessie Loss

Amount Raised

$2,050

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Barbara Peyton

Amount Raised

$1,140

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Chris Elgee

Amount Raised

$1,010

 

184% Raised of$550 Goal

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Dara Brooks

Amount Raised

$695

 

116% Raised of$600 Goal

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Jenn Lanza-Humphrey

Amount Raised

$630

Donor Comments

Ms. Caroline C. Cote

Ms. Caroline C. Cote

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Mrs. Ardienne Damicis

Mrs. Ardienne Damicis

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Mrs. Sandra Smith

Mrs. Sandra Smith

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

Mrs. Joe Blichfedlt

Mrs. Joe Blichfedlt

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Gammons

Gammons

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Nicole Cicogna

Nicole Cicogna

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Mr. Vin DiLauro

Mr. Vin DiLauro

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Mrs. Annmarie Tambornio

Mrs. Annmarie Tambornio

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

maria gray

maria gray

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Mike Reardon

Mike Reardon

DONATION: $50

6 years ago