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HUMAN TOUCH INITIATIVE

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BENEFITING: HUMAN TOUCH INITIATIVE

EVENT DATE: Dec 31, 2013

Alex Tong

THE STORY:

2013 is the year of the Alex Tong Endurance Project. So far this year in races alone I have swum 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles, and run almost 100. And that's just the tip of the iceberg when you count all the miles of training!

Races completed this year include: Seneca 7, Flower City Duathlon, Flower City Half Marathon, Mendon Trail Madness, Oak Tree Half Marathon, Lake Placid Half Marathon, and the Lake Placid Ironman.

On October 12 I will be participating in the Canandaigua Ultra Marathon (a 50-mile run), and on November 17 I will cap off the race year with the Philadephia Marathon.

Training for the Ironman and this race year is physically, mentally and emotionally challenging, but it pales in comparison to the challenges faced every day by people living with cancer in our community. They are the true warriors; their desire to fight and live is truly inspiring.

I lost my mother and father to cancer. For them, and so many others, I hope to use this event as inspiration to continue to do something good for the Rochester cancer community.

This year I decided to focus all my efforts on raising money for Human Touch Initiative.

Human Touch Initiative (HTI) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that began in August 2008. The program was started by Kim Ross, a Rochester-area licensed massage therapist who is trained in oncology massage.

HTI’s mission is simple: To provide free or low-cost access to non-invasive therapies, known for the relief of the side effects of cancer and its treatments, to residents of Monroe and its bordering counties who have a current cancer diagnosis.

Since November 2009, HTI has provided over 1000 massages vouchers to our community.

Kim has been my deep tissue therapist since 2006. Without her, my body wouldn’t be able to participate in all these endurance events. So please: help me help her and all the cancer patients out there.I’m asking you to consider making a tax-deductible donation in support of Human Touch Initiative. No gift is too large or too small, and every gift matters!

For more info about HTI please visit 

http://www.humantouchinitiative.org/

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To This Fundraiser

$5,773

MONEY RAISED
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  • Beth

    $100

  • Tricia Murphy

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Annette Schaff

    $25

  • Arthur Wong

    $15

  • Jamie Kha

    $10

  • Pawn P.

    $20

  • Sovan Im

    $25

  • Sarum O.

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Christian P.

    $25

  • Ann Patterson

    $10

  • Kirsten Lindquist Campana

     

  • Will Vongsykeo

    $20

  • Sonny Thach

    $20

  • Anna's Santa Pub Crawl cash donations

    $155

  • Nang P.

    $25

  • Scottie Phomvongsa

    $25

  • Megan Branch

    $50

  • Michel and Mario Melidona

    $20

  • Amy Buerkle

    $20

  • Cash donation from Run For Mimosas.

    $150

  • Guay Mui

    $100

  • Amy Moritz

    $50

  • Barbara Pudiak

    $25

  • Jill M. Gardner

    $100

  • Kevin & Megan Branch

    $25

  • Rich & Jen Ignizio

    $30

  • Sarah & Allan

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Mary Kloch

     

  • #biggirlonthemove

    $18

  • Noelle & JR Kraus

    $50

  • Kalun

    $50

  • Angela Mullally

    $20

  • Cathy Tong

    $50

  • Matt Wilson

    $50

  • Cristina Bahr

     

  • Anonymous

    $62

  • Kristen Jones

    $25

  • Johanna Lester

    $10

  • Carrie Grossman

    $20

  • Connor Gwise

    $100

  • LotusFlyy Inc

    $25

  • Ozzy jui jui

    $20

  • Laura Kassel

    $25

  • Margie and Steve

    $50

  • Jen Galdys

     

  • Alicia Coffin

    $25

  • Alex Tong Rocks

    $40

  • Tap and Mallet Charity Event

    $859

  • Tommy T

    $20

  • Jorge Yacila

    $10

  • Dave and Margaret Brongo

    $25

  • Robbin & Don Carll

     

  • Janet & Doug Dalke

    $20

  • AnG

    $20

  • L. Yip

    $20

  • Priscilla Wong

    $60

  • Eric Eagan

    $10

  • Topher Morris

    $30

  • Albert Lam

    $100

  • Eric and Jennifer

    $100

  • Edward and Sunny

    $100

  • The Dains

    $100

  • Paul Pack

    $30

  • Mindy & Patrick

    $50

  • Jennie

    $20

  • Joan and Josh

    $50

  • Tim & Shastin

    $20

  • Chrissy

    $75

  • Darrell and Laura Canby

    $214

  • Sally Kidd

    $25

  • Crystal Doyle

    $10

  • Chandra

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sarah Lustig

    $10

  • Glenn Ehlers

    $25

  • Brittany Brandt

    $50

  • Shea Brock

    $20

  • Michael Ryan

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mary Fisher

    $20

  • Katie & Matt

    $50

  • Tom & Margi Linder

    $25

  • Pam Furr

    $25

  • Meg and Rick Kassel

    $25

  • Julie, Evan, and Connor Gilbert

    $50

  • Jeannine Staples

    $20

  • Jenna Hiller

    $20

  • Chris & Kelly Flores

    $15

  • Brian and Gina Wilson

    $20

  • Franimal

    $20

  • Logical Operations

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tim and Trinity Barnosky

    $20

  • Marianna

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Joanie and Tai

    $50

  • Geoffrey Morris MD

    $250

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115% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Geoffrey Morris MD

Geoffrey Morris MD

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Joanie and Tai

Joanie and Tai

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

Thank you for doing this Alex. I know Kim Ross personally and what both of you are doing is making a difference in so many lives. Hats off to you! Best of luck in reaching your goal. 3 years ago

Marianna

Marianna

DONATION: $20

My mother 3 years ago

Tim and Trinity Barnosky

Tim and Trinity Barnosky

DONATION: $20

Good luck in PA, Alex! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Logical Operations

Logical Operations

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Franimal

Franimal

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Brian and Gina Wilson

Brian and Gina Wilson

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Chris & Kelly Flores

Chris & Kelly Flores

DONATION: $15

Awesome job Alex, keep it going!!! 4 years ago