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Michele Varney's Fundraiser:

2013 Angelwish New York City Marathon

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BENEFITING: ANGELWISH

ORGANIZER: ANGELWISH

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Michele Varney

THE STORY:


I am so excited to be running the New York CIty Marathon in memory of Jonah Coal Varney and to help raise funds for Angelwish to benefit chronically ill children!

Last October when I ran the Chicago Marathon, it was the most amazing experience of my life!   It is an amazing feeling doing something that in your wildest dreams you never imagined that you would be capable of!  I mean, it is the ULTIMATE test of mental and physical strength!  This experience lit a FIRE in me to run another marathon, and I thought it would be much more meaningful to run the marathon for charity this time around.  I also thought why not run the biggest marathon in the USA, The New York City Marathon.  I have dreamed of running this marathon even before I was a runner!  And, with the help of my cousin, uncle, and aunt that dream is going to come to fruition.

When I initially ran the idea of running the NYC marathon by my cousin, Chad, I  discovered that he was as ecstatic as I was about this whole idea!  Chad said that he would like me to run the marathon to honor the memory of his son, Jonah Coal Varney, who passed away March 8th shortly after he was born.  He and his wife, Heather, told me that after looking through the available charities that Angelwish was their favorite for me to run for their little angel up in heaven.  After contacting Angelwish, I was fortunate to receive the last slot on Team Angelwish.  Please join Chad and I in honoring the memory of Jonah as we help raise money for this wonderful organization!

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

About Angelwish:

Angelwish is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for underserved children living with chronic illnesses. Founded in 1999 as a unique solution to meet the needs of thousands of HIV/AIDS infected and affected children,  Angelwish expanded it's mission in 2010 to include children living with chronic illnesses. Children with chronic illnesses (including HIV/AIDS, diabetes, asthma, sickle cell disease, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders, and kidney disease, among others) are all too often robbed of the joy their childhoods should contain as their conditions often require frequent medical treatment and/or hospitalization. Angelwish works to counteract this by providing holiday and birthday gifts and other forms of psychosocial support. When possible, we look to create the most value from every donation by including an educational aspect to teach schoolchildren about philanthropy and giving back.

Visit angelwish.org or contact carolyn@angelwish.org for more info or to get involved!

$3,298

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chad & Heather Varney

    $100

  • Lance Huffman

    $100

  • Jon & Diane Sockel

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Hi Performance Electric Vehicle Systems

    $100

  • Suzanne Thompson

    $30

  • Chris Burchett

    $10

  • miriam lowther

    $10

  • Patrica & Larry Varney

    $100

  • Michele Varney

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Blake Ratliff

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Gary Andrea and Natalie

    $100

  • Gary Andrea and Natalie

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $125

  • Dan Vongvises

    $25

  • Barbara Williams

    $100

  • Baird & Baird

    $100

  • Pikeville Seafood Shoppe

    $50

  • Tammy Blackburn

    $100

  • Hobart Johnson

    $25

  • CMH Homes

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Elster Ratliff

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • David Cox

    $26

  • Everett Johnson

    $26

  • Phyllis Johnson

    $26

  • Davy Spears

    $26

  • Perry Tackett

    $26

  • Howard Henson Adkins Lemonade Stand

    $132

  • Fay & Mike Blackburn

    $25

  • Joie and Teresa Stevens

    $100

  • Nadine & Stephen Huffman

    $100

  • Julie Parsons

    $26

  • Hobart Johnson

    $25

  • Floann Young

    $50

  • Joshua McKinney-Zarrilli

    $250

  • Bevins Elementary

    $100

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110% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $26,372 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Joana Belo

Amount Raised

$10,425

 

104% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jonathan Klein

Amount Raised

$3,595

 

103% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michele Varney

Amount Raised

$3,298

 

110% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michele Mahnken

Amount Raised

$3,014

 

100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ketki Motani

Amount Raised

$3,000

 

86% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carolyn Digiammo

Amount Raised

$2,515

 

84% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Pablo Guichard

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Bevins Elementary

Bevins Elementary

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Joshua McKinney-Zarrilli

Joshua McKinney-Zarrilli

DONATION: $250

Thank you so much for doing this. Its a great way to bring awareness and raise money for the children who cannot help themselves. I am Heather's cousin and am proud to be a part of this great cause....:) 4 years ago

Hobart Johnson

Hobart Johnson

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Floann Young

Floann Young

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Julie Parsons

Julie Parsons

DONATION: $26

4 years ago

Nadine & Stephen Huffman

Nadine & Stephen Huffman

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Joie and Teresa Stevens

Joie and Teresa Stevens

DONATION: $100

In loving memory of our grandson, Jonah Coal Varney. We love you Jonah! - NanNan & Poppy 4 years ago

Fay & Mike Blackburn

Fay & Mike Blackburn

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Howard Henson Adkins Lemonade Stand

Howard Henson Adkins Lemonade Stand

DONATION: $132

Good Luck, Michele! We believe in you! God bless you! 4 years ago

Everett Johnson

Everett Johnson

DONATION: $26

4 years ago