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Gina Dodge's Fundraiser:

American Lung Association of the Northeast NYC 2017

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Gina Dodge

THE STORY:

In the winter of 2013, my brother Paul, 37 at the time, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer. He fought a long hard battle for 18 months, before passing during the summer of 2015 at 39 years old.


Paul's illness and passing were difficult. Watching my older + only brother suffer and not be able to do anything about it was terrible. He persevered and tried to face each day w/ a smile, when the Dr's ran out of options, he tried to find his own. He was a fighter right up until the very end. I remember the day before his death, one of his Dr's came to his room and Paul gleamed up at him w/ hopefull eyes and asked 'so there's really nothing left you can do for me?' It was heartbreaking. 


Once Paul passed, I started to form a relationship with the American Lung Association as a way to give back on Paul's behalf, with the hope that one day other families would not have to go through what mine has. Running in the NYC Marathon has always been a goal for me, but every year when Marathon season came around, I found myself coming up short on motivation to make the effort and run. Paul's passing gave me the motivation to not only run the marathon but to do it for a cause that has impacted the lives of so many. 


I don't often talk about or show many emotions around Paul's sickness + death, in fact I may overcompensate in the other direction out of pure discomfort with the subject, to the point that may leave some wondering if it actually has impacted me at all. It of course has, and througout his illness/passing, I often turned to running to deal w/ how I was feeling, finding myself in tears midway through many runs. 


One of Paul's fears was that noone would remember him when he was gone, or that people would too quickly forget. So running this marathon is my way of remembering Paul throughout another run and leaving a mark on the world in his honor.

$5,425

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nic Mess and Johnny

    $100

  • Angela Amendola

     

  • Douglas C. Cusano

     

  • Marie Brigati

    $50

  • The Casey Family

    $100

  • Jon, Sarah & Siena

    $100

  • The Velin Family

    $25

  • Rick Bashkoff

    $50

  • Melissa Lanthier

    $50

  • soozngeesh

     

  • Doug C

    $100

  • Nicole Garjian

     

  • The Coulter Fam

    $50

  • Katie and Trevor

     

  • Emily Sweterlitsch

     

  • The McDonough Family

    $100

  • Ashley Alfers & Hanif Dhanani

    $100

  • Mike & Sheri Ciliento

    $100

  • Tim and Liz Ostrander

     

  • Joe & Kristin Rogers

     

  • Dennis & Mary Crowley

     

  • The Fagans

     

  • The Truax Family

     

  • MA Dodges

     

  • Popkin Family

     

  • Ashley and Andrew Greenspan

     

  • Ryan & Megan Collins

     

  • Kevin Mccarthy

    $250

  • Bill Murphy

    $50

  • Collins family

     

  • Joshiah, Kristin, Joey, Jack & Mia Dodge

     

  • The Rastogi's

    $25

  • The Ilacqua Family

     

  • Elisabeth Bleuel

    $100

  • Joceline Arseneault

    $50

  • Mil & Fil Dodge

    $50

  • Rebecca Manda

     

  • Tik

    $100

  • Lindsay

    $50

  • Dave Gluck

     

  • James O'Neill

    $150

  • Jennifer Filipps

    $75

  • Buck Family

    $50

  • Robert Villodas

    $75

  • Luke Thomas

    $50

  • Marsha Malin

    $100

  • Pivot

    $175

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • John & Diane Sleasman

    $50

  • Scott C

    $100

  • Jaclyn Rink Crowley

     

  • Josh Arnold

    $25

  • Marcie and Ryan Fountaine

    $50

  • Jaxon Paul McDonough

    $100

  • The Kelly Family

    $100

  • Katelyn R

     

  • Tricia and Matt

    $50

  • Brooke Stone

     

  • Mike and Mary Ilacqua

     

  • The Diglio Family

    $100

  • The Hoefer Family-Al, Linda, Tara, Sue and Rick

    $100

  • Robert Blumberg & Family

    $105

  • Mary Akins

    $50

  • Rob Johnson

    $100

  • Jen Cruz

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Scott

    $25

  • Connie Ryan

    $100

  • Stephanie Lee

    $50

  • Ron Dean

     

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109% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $39,498 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

wayne trumbull

Amount Raised

$10,700

 

214% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jackie Sanders

Amount Raised

$6,795

 

136% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Megan O'Connor

Amount Raised

$5,535

 

111% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marisa Roman

Amount Raised

$5,530

 

111% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dinah Macy

Amount Raised

$5,512

 

110% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gina Dodge

Amount Raised

$5,425

 

109% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Ron Dean

Ron Dean

Go Gina with a smile in your heart 7 months ago

Stephanie Lee

Stephanie Lee

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Gina, xoxo 7 months ago

Connie Ryan

Connie Ryan

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Scott

Scott

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Good luck Gina! 7 months ago

Jen Cruz

Jen Cruz

Sending love always❤️ 7 months ago

Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Mary Akins

Mary Akins

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

Robert Blumberg & Family

Robert Blumberg & Family

DONATION: $105

7 months ago

The Hoefer Family-Al, Linda, Tara, Sue and Rick

The Hoefer Family-Al, Linda, Tara, Sue and Rick

DONATION: $100

7 months ago