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Emily Basara's Fundraiser:

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of Pittsburgh Foundation

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Premier Jewelry Fundraiser
April 21, 2017

With two weeks till the marathon, my final fundraiser is with Premier Jewelry. 50% of the net profits will be donated directly to Children's.  See more
Emily Basara

THE STORY:

In the Spring of 2017, I will hit two major milestones: my 30th birthday and my 5th marathon. In honor of these celebrations, I am going to give back to a charity that means the world to me – Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Why Children’s? I have always loved children; the innocence, joy, and laughter they bring can melt any heart. There is just something about a little toddler’s smile that is incomparable. Children are a precious gift. Unfortunately, not all children have a lot to smile about. The world isn’t always fair; injuries, illnesses, and diseases can dampen a child’s spirit. Thankfully though, we have Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to give those kids a fighting chance and to help return those precious smiles to their faces.

Over the years, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh was there for numerous members of my family. They healed my brother and cousins from potentially deadly accidents. Also, they have already treated my three year old nephew from another potentially deadly experience. I honestly believe that without Children’s Hospital, my family wouldn’t be complete like we are today. Through these experiences, I realized that I wanted to give back.

While I was studying for my undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh, I would spend time volunteering at Children’s. Every Monday in the early afternoon, I would play with children in the playroom. I would play Barbie’s with the little girls and attempt to play video games with the teenage boys (they would always win – and I wasn’t just letting them). A memory that has stuck with me was when a young mother asked me if I would stay in her child’s room while she went to go eat lunch. Not knowing what to expect, I grabbed a book, put on special garb, and walked in the room. Immediately, my heart sank. There, in a tiny crib with endlessly, intimidating tube and wires, was this delicate baby boy. My heart simply broke for the young mother and boy. He was sound asleep, but I decided to read him a book anyway. I don’t remember the book that I read that day but I will never forget how helpless that baby boy looked. I will always wonder what ever happened to the boy, but I know he was in the right care at Children’s. I will always wish I could have done more than just read to him.

That is why I am raising money. Volunteering at Children’s was a fantastic experience for me, but I still want to do more.

I want to run my 5th marathon to help make every child have a chance to be a kid. Every child should run around outside, play in the mud, and be healthy and happy. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh helps give those dreams to children and their families in the Pittsburgh region and throughout the world.

Please help me give those children a chance to be kids by donating to this worthy cause. Together we can help make those kids smile again.

$4,282

MONEY RAISED
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  • Emily Basara

    $100

  • Diane and Victor Britton

    $50

  • Robert Paholich

    $100

  • Colin Matthews

    $50

  • Chris Kelly

    $50

  • Latoya Bratton

    $50

  • Rutherford P. Goldenflusher III

    $100

  • Eric Rowand

    $50

  • D. Redick

    $100

  • Rob Timo

    $100

  • Anthony and Alex

    $100

  • Eileen K

    $50

  • Gina

    $100

  • Rutherford P. Goldenflusher III

    $50

  • Emily Basara

    $100

  • Jim Jones

    $50

  • Guy and Kim Leone

     

  • L Wintermantel

    $50

  • Ed Witt

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Geralyn Perrotti

    $100

  • Brian Brand

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Emily Basara

    $364

  • Caitlin

    $50

  • Anthony J Leone

    $50

  • Nan

    $50

  • Terry

    $50

  • Betsy Magovern

    $150

  • Emily Basara

    $450

  • Joe Fidler

    $10

  • Peter Stampone

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Ann Corpman

    $50

  • Katie

    $25

  • Nicholas Veneziale

    $10

  • Jon Lyons

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ed Witt

    $50

  • Colin Matthews

     

  • Jamie H

    $20

  • Dan Zindren

    $25

  • Jamison

    $50

  • Emily Basara

    $35

  • Emily Basara

    $228

  • Rob Timo

    $30

  • R.P.G. III

    $50

  • Premier Fundraiser - Giant Eagle

    $450

  • Anonymous

    $50

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779% Raised of $550 Goal

The Team: $86,295 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Arlen Janet

Amount Raised

$11,675

 

117% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Emily Basara

Amount Raised

$4,282

 

779% Raised of $550 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kaitlin Kelly

Amount Raised

$2,350

 

235% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Todd Levy

Amount Raised

$2,050

 

205% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Frederick Haas

Amount Raised

$1,835

 

92% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Abby Martin

Amount Raised

$1,625

 

406% Raised of $400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alysia Bires

Amount Raised

$1,503

 

100% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Glenn Ackermann

Amount Raised

$1,434

 

71% Raised of $2,017 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Premier Fundraiser - Giant Eagle

Premier Fundraiser - Giant Eagle

DONATION: $450

5 months ago

R.P.G. III

R.P.G. III

DONATION: $50

For my sister, Sharyn. 5 months ago

Rob Timo

Rob Timo

DONATION: $30

In celebration of April 17 (Just another normal day) 5 months ago

Emily Basara

Emily Basara

DONATION: $228

Penguins Ticket Raffle residual payments 5 months ago

Emily Basara

Emily Basara

DONATION: $35

March Madness Brackets residual payments 5 months ago

Jamison

Jamison

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Dan Zindren

Dan Zindren

DONATION: $25

Pens Raffle -- glad to donate to a good cause! 6 months ago

Jamie H

Jamie H

DONATION: $20

6 months ago

Colin Matthews

Colin Matthews

6 months ago