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Gary Thompson's Fundraiser:

Starting A Fresh Chapter in India

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Gary Thompson

THE STORY:

My bride of 25 years, Maureen, was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2003. After it recurred in late 2008, she passed in October 2014. She was and is the love of my life. I am a survivor of a different kind, with 3 teenage kids, a passion to honor my love, and a determination to change the world, one person at a time. At my wife’s celebration of life, I reflected that the genetics of love beat the genetics of cancer. Her love shines in the faces of each of our children, and I believe love has the power to change everything. I want to carry our love into the lives of those I have never met in India.

Audacious and hopeful, A Fresh Chapter’s mission is to heal the emotional scars of cancer through volunteering and meaningful travel. In March 2016, I will join other people impacted by cancer for a two-week volunteer program in India. Whether spending time with disabled women at Mother Teresa's, working with kids at an underfunded daycare in one of Delhi's slums, or helping underserved youth through a career empowerment program, I will build new connections, gain perspective, and step beyond my story of cancer to help create a ripple of good in the world.  

My goal is $10,000, rather than $5,000, because as a caregiver, I'd love to raise enough for a scholarship for a cancer survivor to be able to travel. Maureen and I had talked about her making this trip. She can't now, so I'd love to know that someone with similar courage and tenacity, writing their own Fresh Chapter, could travel in her name.

 

A Fresh Chapter (Alliance Foundation) is a Project in affiliation with Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE) a non profit public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations will be used to cover program related costs and all US Donations of $100+ are eligible for a tax receipt. I look forward to bringing you with me on this journey of discovery and will volunteer in your honor while I'm in India! Thank you for your support!

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$1,469

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tom

    $20

  • You will be so blessed as you bless others!

    $20

  • VITAL WorkLife

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Callanen Family

    $25

  • Jennifer Rodrigues

    $50

  • Sophia Luther

    $50

  • The Riehle Family

    $100

  • Cynthia Caruso +

    $50

  • Jimi Pedals Far

    $128

  • The Shaw's

    $100

  • In Maureens Memory

    $250

  • Becky Winovitch

    $50

  • The Rivens

    $15

  • The Ashton Family

    $100

  • Mark Roithmayr

    $100

  • Dwight Bawcom

    $100

  • Kelly Logan

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $41

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15% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $31,069 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Kristin Westbrook

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $41

Iqbal Mehta and Maureen 1 year ago

Kelly Logan

Kelly Logan

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Dwight Bawcom

Dwight Bawcom

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Mark Roithmayr

Mark Roithmayr

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Ashton Family

The Ashton Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Rivens

The Rivens

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Becky Winovitch

Becky Winovitch

DONATION: $50

Maureen will take the journey with you! Let's send another angel on earth to go with y'all :) 2 years ago

In Maureens Memory

In Maureens Memory

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

The Shaw's

The Shaw's

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jimi Pedals Far

Jimi Pedals Far

DONATION: $128

You light the world, by sharing your light! Stay on top of the wheel, and just keep on pedaling. One World. One Love. 2 years ago