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Marie DiDonato's Fundraiser:

NY Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund NYC Marathon 2016

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Marie DiDonato

THE STORY:

I come from a family with a long history of service to the City of New York.  My Grandfather was a mounted Police Lieutenant, My father retired as the 9th precinct Squad Commander and my husband is going on 6 years of service to the NYPD.  Additionally, my father in law is a retired NYC Firefighter who served 19.5 years with Ladder 59.

            I will never forget the feeling that I had on August 30th of 2014 when my husbands [then] partner called me late at night to let me know that he had been seriously injured while at work, that he was unconscious and that him and a fellow officer pulled him from a disorderly crowd, placed him in the back of a police car and rushed him to the hospital.  That was the only information I was given on that call and I remember literally punching myself in the chest to force myself to take a breath because I really felt as though I couldn’t breathe. It was then that I realized just how viable the risks that these men and women face every day are. I feel so fortunate that he was able to make a full recovery and we now have a beautiful baby boy who was born in June of 2015.

 I know that the families that Answer the Call commits to supporting were not as fortunate and for them that call was their worst fear realized. I know that nothing will ever take away the heartache and pain of losing the person we love most but we owe it to them to do anything that we can to help. The mission of this organization really resonates with me and there is no cause that I can think of that could give me more motivation or inspiration than this.  I am honored to run on Team Answer the Call. 

$4,175

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mia DiDonato

    $25

  • DiDonato Inc.

    $1,000

  • Flantie

    $25

  • Jean Massaro

    $75

  • Sara & Craig

    $100

  • Walicki Family

    $25

  • Elissa Hason

    $40

  • In memory of all who have served

    $25

  • KP

     

  • Linda Campanelli

    $25

  • HARRIS GOLDNER

    $25

  • Julie Sangillo

    $15

  • Linda and Brian Rowe

    $50

  • Bunty

    $100

  • Michael Barnitt

    $50

  • Anthony Massaro

    $100

  • Omar Hazin

    $25

  • Rene Galarza (banks)

    $25

  • Joanne & Dave Bleck

    $25

  • Jo & Ken

    $25

  • Marlene Vranich

    $25

  • Stephanie Stein

    $10

  • Amy Luckman

    $40

  • Lillian Hofer Scott

    $50

  • Jennifer McCarthy

    $25

  • Esther Roman

    $30

  • Leo, Elaine & Brian "Taco" Teller

    $25

  • Ellie Bawarski

    $25

  • Sarah Lipton

    $25

  • Brian and Angela Bofill

    $25

  • Nikki Warren

    $25

  • Kelly Barretto

    $25

  • Arielle Silverman

    $25

  • Lisa Vushaj

    $25

  • Luciana Grover

     

  • Maura Coburn

    $25

  • Kristina & Jason O'Neill

    $50

  • Katrina Canallatos

     

  • The Wall Family

     

  • Odette and Carl Shipsky

     

  • The McElroy Family - Josh, Michelle, Brady, and Ashlyn

     

  • Krista Weisser

     

  • Marin Skariah

     

  • Tom and Kate Prodromides

    $10

  • Claire

    $50

  • Sami Teliczan

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bill and Sandy Malone

    $50

  • Amanda Garrigan

    $25

  • Meade and Robert Lent

    $50

  • Maria Ignatovich

    $50

  • Leslie Speed

    $25

  • Borg Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jenn Voorhees

    $25

  • Mike Massaro

    $50

  • Joanne Massro Foley

    $50

  • Edward & Savina Wansor

    $50

  • Amy Daniels

    $20

  • Jamie Masliyah

     

  • Sarah Vranesich

    $25

  • Neri Family

     

  • Debra Credendino

    $50

  • Porter Lee

    $25

  • The Puccio Family

    $50

  • The Matassa Family

    $50

  • Kristen Braun

    $25

  • Dr LaJoie

    $100

  • Jane and Lisa DiDonato Querrazzi

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Janine Welch

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Monica Wengler

    $50

  • Cameli family

    $50

  • Maria Alciviades

    $25

  • Shanah Krug

    $50

  • Ashlea

    $25

  • Fava Family- Emily & Drew

    $25

  • Jo Jo

    $25

  • Katie Girard

    $25

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The Team: $44,361 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Carey

Amount Raised

$5,025

 

140% Raised of$3,600 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Raymond Salamone

Amount Raised

$4,875

Fundraiser Title

Norman Cerullo

Amount Raised

$4,800

 

133% Raised of$3,600 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marie DiDonato

Amount Raised

$4,175

Fundraiser Title

Valerie Dewitz

Amount Raised

$3,950

 

132% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jason Stein

Amount Raised

$3,770

Fundraiser Title

David Kilsheimer

Amount Raised

$3,712

 

103% Raised of$3,600 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alexandra Moran

Amount Raised

$3,440

Donor Comments

Katie Girard

Katie Girard

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jo Jo

Jo Jo

DONATION: $25

Love ya girl!! Go get em!!!â 3 years ago

Fava Family- Emily &  Drew

Fava Family- Emily & Drew

DONATION: $25

Go Marie ð 3 years ago

Ashlea

Ashlea

DONATION: $25

Train Hard, Race Smart, Give Back <3 3 years ago

Shanah Krug

Shanah Krug

DONATION: $50

Marie, you are such an inspiration! 3 years ago

Maria Alciviades

Maria Alciviades

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Cameli family

Cameli family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Monica Wengler

Monica Wengler

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

In memory of all who serve. 3 years ago