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Jennie Oh's Fundraiser:

Bucktown 5K

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BENEFITING: Remember Betty Foundation

EVENT DATE: Sep 13, 2015

Jennie Oh

THE STORY:

"It's not always necessary to be strong, but to feel strong." -John Krakauer, Into the Wild

Close friends and family are seeing this and pondering, "OUR Jennie??" My answer to you is, "Yes! YOUR Jennie!" Through times of sheer bliss to times of utter heartache, I've come to learn and examine the depths and the reach of my strength and abilities. In doing so, I've realized (not a second too soon), that I'm a heck of a lot stronger and a much scrappier fighter than I thought I could ever be! I've learned to survive, to fight (hard), to reconcile, to weep, to laugh, and most importantly to share love and gratitude to those who have touched my life.

It is to those people that I reach out again and ask you to support me in my journey as I rebuild and conquer my fears and relish in my strengths. On September 5th, my cousins (Julia C., Helen J., Linda J.) and I will join together to run at The Chicago Color Run Night as a team ("B'cuz Love") for two special causes and tributes.

As many of you know, we prematurely lost our cousin, Tommy Choi, in a car accident in 2007. A day doesn't pass that we don't love him and celebrate his memory and laughter. Together, the cousins run in his name and honor a life taken far too soon.

Additionally, many are aware that my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer while in the hospital recovering from her debilitating stroke years ago. While she was successfully treated, breast cancer and it's impending shadow continues to touch my life/our lives (as it has many of yours). We continue to cower at its indiscriminate reach, but together we want to unite to help fight the cause. For that reason, I personally will be "running" (yes me), for a special cause - Remember Betty.

Founded by Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block in memory of his beloved mother, Betty, who passed away from breast cancer in 1999, Remember Betty's mission is to help minimize the financial burden associated with breast cancer for patients & survivors so that they can focus on recovery & quality of life.

To all of my generous friends and family, if you are so inclined (as you have so many times in the past), I ask you to make a donation or gift (no amount is too small) to Remember Betty. Since this is my first event, I'd LOVE for you to be the wind beneath my wings (or the fire under my tush) and start the donation process to keep me motivated. It is my hope that it won't end with this one event. Any time you want to send me a gift, add it to this fund. It will be an ongoing tribute, and the cousins and I ("B'cuz Love" - part of Team Betty Chicago) shall run again (fingers crossed).

Thank you for all the love and support I've received when I needed it most. At the sake of being too greedy, I ask this one last solid of you...xoxo.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • CeeKaay

    $200

  • Melissa Clemente

    $50

  • Kat

    $20

  • Heather

    $100

  • Hur/Choi Family

    $200

  • Virginia Wentz

     

  • Gayle F

    $40

  • Maggie

    $25

  • Elise, Michael & Emma Halbert

    $100

  • Libbie

    $15

  • Margaret Abe-Koga

    $40

  • Iris

    $10

  • Helen Chang

     

  • Kimberly Mahood

     

  • Justina "Popsicle" Allen

    $30

  • John and Dee

    $200

  • The Jeong & Lome Family

    $200

  • Julia Choi

    $50

  • angie liao

     

  • Liz Broznowski

    $25

  • Michelle Kallick

    $25

  • Terry

    $20

  • Esther Kim

     

  • Caryn Kirman

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mike and Scott

    $115

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200% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Mike and Scott

Mike and Scott

DONATION: $115

Just wanted to show support for a great cause that these exceptionally caring and loving individuals have endeavored to accomplish! In loving memory of all those who have fought or currently fighting cancer. 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Caryn Kirman

Caryn Kirman

In honor of both of my parents who have fought the cancer beast and survived. 2 years ago

Esther Kim

Esther Kim

2 years ago

Terry

Terry

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Michelle Kallick

Michelle Kallick

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Liz Broznowski

Liz Broznowski

DONATION: $25

Such a great cause! Good luck! 2 years ago

angie liao

angie liao

2 years ago

Julia Choi

Julia Choi

DONATION: $50

B-cuz I have the most loving and supportive family, and together we can help others~ 2 years ago

The Jeong & Lome Family

The Jeong & Lome Family

DONATION: $200

For everyone who has been affected by cancer and in loving memory of our dearly-missed cousins. 2 years ago