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Ray's Hope Lives

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Ray’s Hope Lives

This is in honor of Ray DePauw of Newark, NY. Ray continues to touch and inspire a community far and wide, with the strength, dignity, determination, hope and humor he embodied in his battle with ALS. Ray’s struggle with this horrible disease ended on October 4, 2013 but his spirit lives on in the positive mental attitude that he inspires. Ray bravely confronted adversity that most of us can, thankfully, only imagine. Ray refused to allow himself to be defined by ALS and lived every single day to the absolute fullest. I remain inspired by his anything-is-possible attitude and he was my inspiration to register for the inaugural Ironman Chattanooga, I will race in his honor.

On September 28, 2014 I will give my best in hopes of completing the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run that comprise an ironman triathlon and I will do so in honor of Ray DePauw and the thousands of individuals battling ALS across the country and across the world. I am incredibly blessed that this athletic event is the most difficult physical challenge I have faced.

In this challenge I have experienced incredible love and support from an entire community of friends and family and it is this community that I turn to now in order to raise funds to support those battling ALS. One of the things Ray was known for was his compassion for others in this battle and reaching out to them to lend his support in any way he could. It is in that spirit that Ray’s wife, Nancy, helped select the ALS Guardian Angels Foundation as the beneficiary of this fundraiser in Ray’s honor.

ALS Guardian Angels is a small 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is dedicated to help those facing ALS and easing their pain. I encourage you to take a moment and check out their website: http://www.alsguardianangels.com/who we help.html (and challenge you to leave with dry eyes).

ALS Guardian Angels shows what an incredible difference a small number of people and a relatively small amount of money can make. Please join me in supporting them. As ALSGA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization all donations are 100% tax deductible and I have committed to providing matching funds to offset the administrative fees charged by Crowdrise.

I estimate it will take me approximately 1,700 swim strokes, 31,350 pedal revolutions and 32,000 steps to complete an Ironman, but that is nothing compared to the challenges that those struggling with ALS face each day just trying to survive.

If you want to help me, help them.

If you like to run, bike or swim, help those who can’t.

If you can walk, talk, eat, drink, cough or breathe on your own, help those who can’t.

But for the grace of God, so go us all.

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$7,427

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Lenahan Family

    $153

  • Linda & Fred Wood

    $20

  • Mitch & Rebecca

    $50

  • Faith Fickling

    $20

  • Debbie Schroeder

     

  • Kathy & Larry Seavers

    $20

  • Nancy DePauw

    $200

  • Lori & Jeff Stanton

    $25

  • Antonio Lewis

    $100

  • Ashly Moran

    $10

  • Alice Norris

    $40

  • Kim Eagens

    $200

  • Mark & Alison Campbell

    $100

  • Mark Austin and Tina DeRycke

    $50

  • Tonya Mersinger

    $50

  • Randy & Jen Kuhn

    $250

  • Barrett Family

     

  • Mike and Judy Greene

     

  • Gayle Hendershot

    $50

  • Jessie Cohan

    $50

  • Rebecca and Corbett Thomason

    $50

  • Jim & Kimberlee Murphy

    $100

  • Brian and Laurie Ameele

    $30

  • AM and Joey Church

    $150

  • Rick & Michele Walther

    $500

  • Brad and Colby DeVelder

    $50

  • Josh and Lindsay Steele

    $100

  • Rich and DMC

    $50

  • The Lunay Family

    $50

  • Jack Fresty

    $10

  • Lola fresty

    $10

  • max fresty

    $10

  • Jeff and Nelly DeVelder

    $50

  • Anna Donlan

    $20

  • Tricia auriemma

    $20

  • Robbie Blackard

    $50

  • Tim & Kaitlin Ferguson

    $100

  • Sharon VerHeecke

    $25

  • Kelly Fillnow

    $60

  • EJ Snyder

    $40

  • Mike & Lisa DeCook

    $50

  • Finger Lakes Partners Insurance

    $100

  • Wesley and Amber Jordan

    $20

  • Dawn Miranda

    $25

  • Chris Howell

    $25

  • Brian George

     

  • Andy and Jackie Howell

    $50

  • Stephen DeJohn & Family

    $50

  • Mikie Muscolino

    $20

  • Eddie Miranda

    $20

  • jimmy and Jodie Bridgeman

    $25

  • anonymous

    $25

  • Brooke Everdyke

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • John Stein

    $50

  • Jackie and Andy Howell

     

  • Caitlin Arbogast

    $20

  • Sharon Pearce

    $90

  • Maddox

    $30

  • Ellyn DiLella

    $25

  • Leland and Alexandria Powers

    $100

  • Lynn Adams

    $10

  • Shear Family (Mike, Ashley, Mikenzie and Marlee

    $20

  • Chet and Stacey Wells

    $20

  • Tiffany DePauw

    $25

  • Adam & Audra Mayes

    $40

  • Paul & Beth (DeRycke) and Keri Chaconas

    $30

  • Comstock/salinas family

    $135

  • Benjamin Winkler

    $10

  • Caitlin Sloane & Adam Wojdyla

    $100

  • Eric Heaps

    $50

  • Rick and Kris Bald

    $50

  • Brian and Kelly Geppi

    $100

  • S.F.

    $50

  • Robin Granger

    $20

  • Moretrench American Corp.

    $250

  • Red, Mary and Brian Schulmerich

    $30

  • Scott and Patty Verbridge

    $40

  • Tim & Mary Ellen Brown

    $100

  • Sue & Ken Graham

    $25

  • Rick Strobridge & Michele Skibsted

    $100

  • Suzi Canali

    $25

  • Steve and Marcia Martin

    $50

  • Danny Boy & LT

    $100

  • Peter & Helen Blandino

    $100

  • Parker's Grille Customers

    $135

  • Guyer Family

    $30

  • Lorrie Rood

    $10

  • Lorrie Rood

    $10

  • Noreen Stafford

    $50

  • Doug & Pam Townsend

    $50

  • Greatest attorney fellow...EVER.

    $50

  • Smith Family

    $50

  • Galashan's

    $100

  • Bob and Christine Heck

    $50

  • Parker's Grille

    $42

  • Brooke

    $100

  • MP

    $50

  • Megan Bennett/Carol Quagliata

    $450

  • David Varlli

    $50

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149% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $7,427 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Chad Crockford

Amount Raised

$7,392

 

148% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Gloria Paddock

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

David Varlli

David Varlli

DONATION: $50

With a tear(s) in my eye, I think of you often. You my friend were a great man. Your soul still inspires the best of what we have in us to champion the journey of life. 2 years ago

Megan Bennett/Carol Quagliata

Megan Bennett/Carol Quagliata

DONATION: $450

Ray Depauw 2 years ago

MP

MP

DONATION: $50

Missing you Ray <3 3 years ago

Brooke

Brooke

DONATION: $100

Love you RAY RAY today and always 3 years ago

Parker's Grille

Parker's Grille

DONATION: $42

3 years ago

Bob and Christine Heck

Bob and Christine Heck

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Galashan's

Galashan's

DONATION: $100

You are truly an inspiration! 3 years ago

Smith Family

Smith Family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Greatest attorney fellow...EVER.

Greatest attorney fellow...EVER.

DONATION: $50

Good luck Chad! 3 years ago

Doug & Pam Townsend

Doug & Pam Townsend

DONATION: $50

3 years ago