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Bright Pink NYC 2017

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April 13, 2017

Wow, I am BLOWN AWAY by all the love my family and I have received via donations in the past week. I'm almost half way to my fundraising goal  See more

BENEFITING: BRIGHT PINK

ORGANIZER: BRIGHT PINK

EVENT: BRIGHT PINK NYC 2017

EVENT DATE: Nov 05, 2017

DAYS TO GO: 20

Colleen Strobel

THE STORY:

Anyone who knows my mom, would describe her as optimistic, genuine, strong and selfless. She radiates love and laughter, so at first glance, you would never know that she has been battling breast cancer on and off again for the past 9 years due to her constant smile and positive outlook on life. In August 2016, she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. This news rocked my family, but after a day or two of taking it all in, she had her game face back on and was ready to fight. My mom is hands down, the strongest woman I know.

One of the hardest things I've ever done was move from Connecticut to Chicago a few weeks after my mom was diagnosed with stage 4. Being her selfless self, she told me that she would put me on the plane even if I was kicking and screaming (so I didn’t really have a choice). In the midst of her life-changing news, she was concerned with my happiness. My dad, our family, and our friends have truly stepped up in ways that I never thought imaginable. My family and momma are truly blessed to be surrounded by such loving and giving people. This has made being away from home slightly easier, however, I decided to join Team Bright Pink so that I can show my love and support even while I’m 856 miles away from my beloved Cottage Place.

In honor of my momma, I'm running and raising money for Bright Pink, whose mission is to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age. Bright Pink is a national non-profit organization focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.  Their aim is to reach the 52 million young women in the United States between the ages of 18 and 45 with their innovative, life-saving breast and ovarian health programs, thereby empowering this and future generations of women to live healthier, happier, and longer lives. Your donation will directly support Bright Pink’s educational programs that help save lives from breast and ovarian cancer.

I am so grateful for anything you can contribute because every dollar counts! Just $2.50 can empower education for one woman. So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for donating to this special organization. It truly means the world.

I'm running the TCS New York City Marathon on November 5th, 2017 because together, we can create a world in which fewer women die from breast and ovarian cancer.

Thinking of her smiling and fist-pumping self and my daddy’s goofy smile waiting for me at the finish line will keep me going through all 26.2 miles. :)

Love,

Colleen

 

 


See https://www.brightpink.org/ for more information!

 

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$12,290

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jean Strobel

    $50

  • Margie Danis and Family

    $50

  • The Frassetto Family

    $100

  • Heather Smith

    $100

  • Corey Fiedler

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Brittany Todaro

    $50

  • Kristin, Mike and your friends at the 1850 House

    $100

  • Sydney Johnson

     

  • Amy Keighley

     

  • Ryans from Scituate

     

  • Talar Hendricks

     

  • Brian and Brenda Buck

    $50

  • Gil and Jean Frank

     

  • Louisa Lowe

    $50

  • Garden City FBA

    $65

  • Rudy & Judy Ivankovic

    $50

  • Virginia Rossler

    $25

  • Christine DeMane

    $50

  • The Dallman Family

    $100

  • Allie Mallon

     

  • phil georgas

    $50

  • Linda & Mark Salerno

    $25

  • Jaimie Kurtz

     

  • Von Ancken Family

    $100

  • Alison Dehncke

     

  • Bill and Donna Leinweber

    $100

  • Quinn Harrison

    $40

  • The Burkes

    $100

  • Goulet/Wilson Family

    $50

  • Emily Misencik

     

  • Laken & Kat

    $50

  • Becky Nelson

     

  • The Bond Family

    $250

  • Bonnie Lavnick Schulman

    $100

  • Kalli Sisterhen

     

  • Mike & Eileen Brophy

    $50

  • The Tinker Family

    $100

  • Bob and Nancy Foldesi

    $100

  • The Bodnar Family

    $50

  • John and Carla Poulin

    $100

  • The Knapp Family

    $50

  • Meredith Traietta

     

  • Scott Capozza

    $25

  • Lori Burger

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Park Ave. Gardens

    $150

  • TMP Team

    $450

  • Jess Herbstman

    $100

  • Shari Miller

    $50

  • Rachel Steinberg

     

  • The Larouche Family

    $250

  • Mark and Dawn Davis

    $50

  • Beth and Don Marsters

     

  • Mary Alice Lawlor Harrington

    $25

  • Janina Kyc

    $50

  • The Miko Family

    $50

  • Holly Rowland

    $100

  • Al and Sue Ferris

    $50

  • Andrea Young

    $100

  • Claudia Sitar

    $50

  • Debbie Kurtz

    $100

  • Maria Alterio

    $50

  • Debbie Derenzis

    $50

  • Diane Merriman Shenberger

    $50

  • Sandy & Joe May

    $50

  • Colleen DeLiso

    $50

  • Christine Young

    $50

  • Laura Nargentino

    $50

  • Your Kappa Kappa Gamma Sisters

    $900

  • Jim and Patti Skinner

    $100

  • Megan Berey

    $50

  • Stacey Canderelli

    $50

  • Matt and Suzanne Brancato

     

  • Higgins Family

    $100

  • Nutmeg Curling Club

     

  • Trumbull ParaEducators

    $100

  • Lisa Piatt

    $50

  • Joe and Cheryl Shapiro

    $25

  • Mary Pronovost

    $100

  • Friends at Trumbull Early Childhood Education Center

    $225

  • Kara Goliat

     

  • Texidor Family

    $25

  • Anthony Vettoretti

    $250

  • Kim and Anthony

    $25

  • Kelly Harrigan

    $10

  • Team Pickering

    $100

  • Bells

     

  • Sue Sheridan

     

  • Karen & Russell Smith

    $150

  • Thomas Ryan

    $50

  • John and Betsy Wallace

    $100

  • Custom Ink LLC

    $20

  • Carol Shutowich, Steven and Terri Dudal, MaryAnn and Glenn Hoffman, Ginger

     

  • Ginger Thanasoulis, Eric & Ellen Schwartz, Gerald Cadigan Sr.

     

  • Jim & Linda Ferrante

    $100

  • The Holman Family Fund

    $500

  • Lally's

    $100

  • Jena Schnur

    $10

  • The Klouman's

    $250

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410% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $51,202 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Colleen Strobel

Amount Raised

$12,290

 

410% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Abigail Andrews

Amount Raised

$5,385

 

108% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brittany Bentson

Amount Raised

$3,390

 

113% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Travis Reiter

Amount Raised

$3,285

 

110% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meghan Frazer

Amount Raised

$3,014

 

100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MaryBeth Thompson

Amount Raised

$3,010

 

100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Luke Walsh

Amount Raised

$2,805

 

94% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anne Canavati

Amount Raised

$2,702

 

90% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

The Klouman's

The Klouman's

DONATION: $250

In loving memory of Jean Strobel 3 days ago

Jena Schnur

Jena Schnur

DONATION: $10

5 days ago

Lally's

Lally's

DONATION: $100

5 days ago

The Holman Family Fund

The Holman Family Fund

DONATION: $500

6 days ago

Jim & Linda Ferrante

Jim & Linda Ferrante

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Jean Strobel 1 week ago

Custom Ink LLC

Custom Ink LLC

DONATION: $20

2 weeks ago

John and Betsy Wallace

John and Betsy Wallace

DONATION: $100

3 weeks ago

Thomas Ryan

Thomas Ryan

DONATION: $50

4 weeks ago