Skip to content
abbytolotti's profile image - click for profile

Abby Tolotti's Fundraiser:

13.1 for Henry L. Tolotti and AHA

Abby's Photo
Abby's Photo
 

Abby Tolotti via Crowdrise
February 11, 2013

Thank you so much, everyone! Your support really has been fueling my training, which has been going great! Thank you, again!  See more

BENEFITING: American Heart Association

EVENT: Atlantic City April Fools Half Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 07, 2013

Abby Tolotti

THE STORY:

I'm running the Atlantic City April Fool's Half-Marathon in memory of my dad. To honor his memory, I'm raising funds for the American Heart Association, and I'd like you to help me by donating what you can, if you can. 

My dad, Henry Lindo Tolotti, passed away on October 8th, 2012. He died at the home I grew up in, from a heart attack. Nobody expected that he would be here one day and gone the next, without any time for goodbyes. So similar to how his father passed before him—both quietly due to heart failure, and both leaving so many loved ones behind.

My father was a hero. A decorated Vietnam veteran and infantry scout dog handler, he enlisted into the Army at the height of the Vietnam War. There he received a Bronze Star for bravery when his German Shepherd alerted to a waiting enemy ambush while walking point on one of many patrols in the thick of the jungle. One of the countless days he willingly risked his life for millions of unknowns, simply because he thought it was the right thing to do for our country.

My father was a hero in day-to-day life. This was evidenced by the presence of so many people from every stage of his life at his funeral, and the memories they told. His friends from high school who were looking forward to reconnecting at this year's reunion; the couples he and my mom dined and traveled with all over the country after he retired; coworkers from every stage of his banking career; and the family that has loved him since the day he was born. 

My dad was a hero to me. He taught me to make the hard choice if that's what you believe in; do the right thing—if someone needs help, you help them. I've made lots of choices in my life, and he helped me every time I needed it, whether I realized I needed the help at the time or not. It was what he lived by, and it's been one principle that I've tried to live by as well—it's something I'll hold on to for the rest of my life.

This April, I'm running the Atlantic City Half-Marathon, the day after my 30th birthday. I never imagined he wouldn't be here with me on this milestone. The last email I ever got from him was from the day after my last race—him tellng me how proud he was of me for finishing it. So to honor him, to keep him close to my heart, and to continue to help others, I'm running this race for him and raising funds for the American Heart Association—with more funds for research, hopefully someone else's life can be saved.

Please donate what you can—for me, for my dad, and for all those affected by heart disease.

If you'd like to send a check instead, you can mail one to me and I will submit it for you (payable to: The American Heart Association):

Abby Tolotti
8201 Henry Ave, Apt M19
Philadelphia, PA 19128

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$4,360

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Sea Squirts Children's Boutique

     

  • Rappy

     

  • Jessie

     

  • Aubrey

     

  • Mike Heintzelman

     

  • Joe Cooper

     

  • Stacey C

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Margarita Manesis

     

  • Vanessa webb

     

  • Kati Callahan

     

  • Boots

     

  • Tristan

     

  • Irvin Ruben

     

  • Chelsea

     

  • Anthony and Callie

     

  • Justin DePrimo

     

  • Scott Deardorff & Barb Kutis

     

  • Mike & Jess

     

  • Tim & Caroline

     

  • Melissa Chen

     

  • Rob Terrio

     

  • Elizabeth Li

     

  • Debra DeEsch

     

  • Pammers

     

  • Benny and Claudia

     

  • Megan Harakal

     

  • Heather

     

  • Rita Tolotti

     

  • Courtney Grugeon

     

  • Nick DePrimo

     

  • Lauren

     

  • Bob & Ellen Fischer

     

  • Tim & Jill

     

  • Becky, Angelo, and Ella

     

  • Boobies

     

  • Joe L

     

  • Danielle Stein

     

  • Kipp Jarden

     

  • Papa Hill Bear

     

  • Renee Watson

     

  • Mary Maimone

     

  • Joyce M. Roman

     

  • Douglas Martin

     

  • Jami

     

  • Irvin Ruben

     

  • Candace Holzman

     

  • Claudia and Jeff haynes

     

  • Matthew Long

     

  • Kristen Hessinger

     

  • Phil Knittel

     

  • Ma & Pa DePrimo

     

  • George & Joe, BCD Construction

     

  • Friends at Shorten Homes

     

  • Cheryl & Jeff Crammer

     

  • Cheryl Yencho

     

  • Kyle Whary

     

  • Kiely Ostfeld

     

  • Sherri Davis

     

  • Krissy Rodland

     

  • Genevieve Schad

     

  • Chris Wolfe

     

  • Shanon

     

  • Esther Lee

     

  • Kristin S

     

  • Holly Harris (Macko)

     

  • Scher Mama

     

  • Matthew Price

     

  • Meghan Durett

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Abijah Preston

     

  • Erica & Chris

     

  • Cindy Horn

     

  • Vienna DePrimo & Cory Reilly

     

  • Erica Kosh

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chris Henke

     

  • Race Tee Fundraiser

     

  • Dave and Lil Evans

     

  • Paul Jennings

     

  • Dan Gold

     

  • The Heintzelmans

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kate Lamanna

     

  • DiAndra Thompson

     

  • Chris Wiley

     

  • Joyce M. Roman

     

  • Alicia Hessinger

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tim Londergan

     

  • Steve LeClere

     

  • Jeff and Tina

     

  • Jen Gleason

     

  • Robert

     

  • Grandma & Grandpa

     

  • Sarge

     

  • Lauren & Shawn

     

  • Tom & Diane Brinker

     

  • Ashley Tolotti

     

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

109% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $4,360 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Abby Tolotti

Amount Raised

$4,246

 

106% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Angela Anderson

Amount Raised

$80

Fundraiser Title

Steve LeClere

Amount Raised

$34

Donor Comments

Ashley Tolotti

Ashley Tolotti

4 years ago

Tom & Diane Brinker

Tom & Diane Brinker

4 years ago

Lauren & Shawn

Lauren & Shawn

4 years ago

Sarge

Sarge

YAY ABBY! ARF! 4 years ago

Grandma & Grandpa

Grandma & Grandpa

4 years ago

Robert

Robert

I think what you are doing is awesome Abby - Your dad would be so proud of you!! Good luck and hope you run a great race! Your cousin Robert 4 years ago

Jen Gleason

Jen Gleason

Great Job Abby! Sorry I can't give more at this time...I hope your marathon goes well! 4 years ago

Jeff and Tina

Jeff and Tina

4 years ago

Steve LeClere

Steve LeClere

4 years ago

Tim Londergan

Tim Londergan

Go get 'em, A-B-B-Y! 4 years ago