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Amber Kostka's Fundraiser:

Appalachian Thru-Hike for Alzheimer's

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owner profile imageI'm in New Yorrrrrrrk - and upping the goal to $3 a mile!
August 01, 2017

Hello supporters! Let me start by saying I am still completely in awe of all of the donations we have raised on behalf of Cure Alzheimer's Fund.  See more
Amber Kostka

THE STORY:

As many of you know, Alzheimer's Disease is something close to me and my family. We lost my grandmother in 2015, but she had been diganosed with the disease for over 10 years before she died. Watching the disease progress was very hard for myself and for my family. 

Our Mom-Mom was always such a joy - lighthearted, funny, and wore her dress to church every Sunday. I am in awe of how she managed her life with grace during many, many trying times. I wish I had a chance to know her as an adult, when I could really give her the thanks she deserved.

Now, I am hoping I can raise money to help cure this awful disease in her honor. I am heading out to hike the Appalachian Trail on 4/18/2017 and hope to raise $1 for each mile, or $2,189. I really, truly believe this will be what keeps me going on the days I want to quit. Knowing that friends and family of mine have plegded their money to something close to me is motivation like no other.

I have chosen the Cure Alzheimer's Fund as my receipent. While there are many, many worthy charities out there doing work for Alzheimer's and care givers, personally, I believe finding a cure is the most important aspect.

Please, please consider donating anything you are able and I promise to keep you in mind (and send you pictures!) while I am out on the trail.

Here's a fun little breakdown of what your dontations equate to for me!

  • $21.89 - 1 cent per mile
  • $109.45 - 5 cents per mile
  • $218.90 - 10 cents per mile
  • $328.35 - 15 cents per mile
  • $547.25 - 25 cents per mile

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To This Fundraiser

$6,570

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amber Kostka

    $218.90

  • Sami Fuentes

    $25

  • John & Katie & Maggie Cosimano

    $40

  • SHAGGY Z104 PEABODY'S THIS THURSDAY TEEN NIGHT

    $69.69

  • Barry

    $218.90

  • Your Cousins!

    $500

  • Laine Joseph

    $25

  • David Wintringham

    $100

  • Dave & Joyce Lindley

    $25

  • Tim and Pam

     

  • Trish

    $100

  • Jean Zeman

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Gordon Dodson

    $100

  • Julie Moser

    $100

  • Doug Dugroo

    $25

  • Drew

    $219

  • Don Babcock

    $50

  • Mom & Dad

    $223

  • Jacqueline Bort Thornton & Steve Thornton

    $25

  • Lola

    $50

  • Louise and Mark Midland

     

  • Amy Robinson

    $50

  • Dale and Pat

    $25

  • Jacquelyn Vaughan

    $25

  • Emily Sims

    $40

  • Barb and Greg

    $50

  • Ron L

     

  • Barb & Mitch

    $20

  • Kelly Carteris

    $50

  • Soaring Freebird

     

  • Ish

    $50

  • Jeremy

    $43.78

  • Krista & Curtis Brown

     

  • Welton's Seafood Market

    $250

  • Sara Aridas

    $25

  • Sarah Hostetter

    $25

  • Ben, Lizzie, and Ellie Chidester

    $219

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Copper

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Tim and Janet Barringer

    $25

  • Dr. Ed & Lisa Kay Dover

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • David Wintringham

    $25

  • Yvette Ferguson

    $25

  • Randy Cook

    $25

  • The Tim Farquhar Family

    $100

  • Dawn & Billy

    $50

  • Nancy Fox

    $50

  • Pam and Tim Wingfield

    $100

  • Anisha

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • From my pops- Bob Carteris

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

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100% Raised of$6,570 Goal

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The Team: $6,570 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Congrats on your accomplishment! 2 years ago

From my pops- Bob Carteris

From my pops- Bob Carteris

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Anisha

Anisha

DONATION: $50

You are a badass! Here's to finishing strong. 2 years ago

Pam and Tim Wingfield

Pam and Tim Wingfield

DONATION: $100

In memory of our loving mom, Olivia 2 years ago

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Dawn & Billy

Dawn & Billy

DONATION: $50

In memory of Kathy Mitchell 2 years ago

The Tim Farquhar Family

The Tim Farquhar Family

DONATION: $100

In memory of Stanley Swanson and George W. Brown 2 years ago

Randy Cook

Randy Cook

DONATION: $25

Congrats on your achievement and for this worthy cause! 2 years ago

Yvette Ferguson

Yvette Ferguson

DONATION: $25

2 years ago