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Brett Anderson Memorial 2015

Organized by: Nate Anderson

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EVENT DATE Jun 27, 2015

THE STORY:

On December 19, 2009 my cousin, Brett Anderson, passed away at age 24 due to an undiagnosed heart condition known as Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS). The incredible loss of Brett will continue to weigh heavily as long as we live, but it is my goal to draw inspiration from Brett and his memory.

One of my favorite quotes of Brett's is 'We live in order to change someone else's life'. It was written in a journal of his - just a note to himself. I think of this phrase often in relation to how I've been changed by my relationship with Brett and how I consider ways that I can in turn 'live to change someone else's life.'

On June 27th I’ll run my first marathon – 26.2 miles of trails near Aspen, CO. This effort is far outside of anything I have considered before, but one that my memory of Brett has inspired me to do. I want to be the athlete I dream that I could be, the way that he was. I want to embrace physical challenges while being thankful that I’m able to do so. I want to run for him because he can’t, for my own health and to inspire my sons.

I started this fundraising site so that we can work together to change sick kids’ lives through Brett’s memory. I will take all of the money we raise by the day of my run (June 27) and donate it in Brett’s name to Children's Hospital Colorado. The money will be specifically designated to help kids with heart problems. If we are able to raise $1000, then we will have his name engraved on a wall near the chapel called 'Remembering those who have touched our lives'.

I understand that you may not be in a position to contribute much money and that’s ok! Even contributing $10.00 would be a wonderful show of support that we can work to change someone else’s life. I hope we can all live lives that are inspired by Brett’s memory and work to change other people’s lives for the better.

Thank you!!

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To This Fundraiser

$3,432

 

343% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Em

     

  • Matthew

     

  • Mike, Holly, Luke, & Mia

     

  • Maribeth Cannavaro

     

  • Kristie

     

  • Jame

     

  • Mary and Pat

     

  • Cody and Tanner

     

  • Wes and Virginia

     

  • Joyce

     

  • Joanna Wishart

     

  • Sally, Jim & Ronald

     

  • Roger and Cindy

     

  • Lulu and Graham

     

  • Bruce

     

  • James Odson

     

  • Elizabeth Duffy Hynes

     

  • karen and riz

     

  • Jess and Tom

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Matt, Jen, Cece and Eleanor Monroe

     

  • Dave and Marilyn Traxler

     

  • Marilyn and David Anderson

     

  • Jocelyn Hoey

     

  • Ryan and Rekiatu Buechner

     

  • Dean & Beth Keyt

     

  • Sharmila Chandrasekaran

     

  • Randy and Cathy Simon

     

  • Nancy Ruby

     

  • Courtney McClure

     

  • Nate and Jessi

     

  • Jean Walker

     

  • The Paxton Family

     

  • Janet Anderson

     

  • Becky Anderson

     

  • Meara Murphy

     

  • Ben Heithoff

     

  • Sarah Frese

     

  • Wes & Steph Graham

     

  • Eric McDonald

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Grandpa and Grandma Anderson

     

  • Debbie Traxler

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mat DeGroote

     

  • Terry and Jackie Martin

     

  • Jay F. & Ann Halliday

     

  • Dory Stevens, AJG

     

  • Avery Herbert

     

  • John Ahrold

     

  • Ken and Connie

     

  • Mary Kay and Jim Bael

     

  • Rich and Leslie Pedersen

     

  • Brian McHenry & Family

     

  • Marilyn and David Anderson

     

  • Abby Mohr

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kate, Neil, Henry & Will

     

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Donor Comments

Kate, Neil, Henry & Will

Kate, Neil, Henry & Will

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Abby Mohr

Abby Mohr

2 years ago

Marilyn and David Anderson

Marilyn and David Anderson

2 years ago

Brian McHenry & Family

Brian McHenry & Family

Thank you Nathan 2 years ago

Rich and Leslie Pedersen

Rich and Leslie Pedersen

2 years ago

Mary Kay and Jim Bael

Mary Kay and Jim Bael

What a loving gift to the Anderson Family in memorium of Brett Anderson. 2 years ago

Ken and Connie

Ken and Connie

Both you and Brett are inspirations to us. Good luck furthering your cause and good luck on race day. 2 years ago

John Ahrold

John Ahrold

I know what the loss of Brett has meant to his father and how proud he must be the Brett's cousing has decided to do this. 2 years ago

Avery Herbert

Avery Herbert

2 years ago

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