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CJ Foundation for SIDS TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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owner profile imageCounting Down the Days!
October 15, 2016

First of all, thank you, thank you again to all have contributed  to my fundraising campaign!  I write this just three weeks (and one day)  See more
Kerry Claire Gargan

THE STORY:

Family, Friends Near and Far,

 On May 29, 1991, one day before my 29th birthday, my second child was born.  What a wonderful early birthday present – an 8 pound, 14 ounce bundle of joy!!  One of the nurses said, “look at him… looks like he’s got a pound in each cheek!”

On a particularly frigid day on November that year, Lucas took his afternoon nap and never woke up.  SIDS – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome – a silent killer, one whose only symptom is death.  Lucas was buried on November 29, 1991, six months to the day after he was born.

In the immediate weeks, months, and years after Lucas’ death, I worked tirelessly learning everything I possibly could about SIDS, probably as a means of dealing with my devastating grief.  Becoming very active in the New Jersey SIDS parents group, and later the CJ Foundation for SIDS, also helped tremendously in easing some of the pain.

On November 6, 2016 (86 days from today and more than 400 training miles later!!), I will run 26.2 miles for Team CJ in the TCS New York City Marathon.  Please consider making a contribution, no matter how small (or large!), to help me raise $5,000 in my effort to increase awareness of SIDS and support the leading non-profit dedicated to eliminating the tragedy of sudden infant deaths.

Thank you so much!!  I am super psyched to be running in the most exciting marathon in the world for a cause that means the world to me!!

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The CJ Foundation for SIDS, Inc. wrote -

Join Team CJ and help raise funds for the CJ Foundation while raising awareness about SIDS, Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Other Sleep-Related Infant Death. 

This is the 5th year that Team CJ will be participating in the TCS New York City Marathon. Funds raised will support research, education and services for families. 

So this year don’t just run for yourself; run for research, run to find an answer, run so that no one has to know the pain of losing an infant.

Go Team CJ!

About the CJ Foundation for SIDS:

The CJ Foundation is the leading national non-profit dedicated to research and education that supports baby wellness. Our priority is the health and survival of all babies through their first year of life. The Foundation provides a supportive environment for grieving families who have suffered an infant loss. Through research and education we strive to eliminate the treagedy of SIDS and SUID.

Through our widely recognized grant program we support promising research, provide educational materials, fund SIDS and Safe Sleep outreach initiatives and advocacy efforts. The CJ Foundation educates parents and caregivers about baby safety, health and wellness. We believe these strategies are the foundation to creating an environment that ensures that every baby born is healthy and continues to strive through their first year of life. 

$4,398

MONEY RAISED
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  • NJ WIC Services

    $75

  • Hanns Kuttner

     

  • Steve Mitchell

    $50

  • Mary Kelleher

    $50

  • Katie G

     

  • Mark Bernitz and Peggy Sexton

    $100

  • Fance

     

  • Abby Forman

    $200

  • Eric Vandenberg

    $50

  • Judy Collins

    $200

  • Sarah Forman

    $200

  • Michele DeSarro Gefell

    $25

  • MEK

    $100

  • Jean Peterson

    $25

  • Talaya Michael

     

  • Mary Ann

     

  • Dorothy

     

  • Nicolas Abreu

     

  • Carolyn Sweeney

    $100

  • Janice Pedota

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Milano Family

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Barbara Rosenblum and Sue Krumm

    $100

  • Susan and Mike Arnone

    $20

  • Marlene Phillips Durgin

    $25

  • NJ WIC Services

    $120

  • Laurie Papell

    $50

  • Melissa Briggs

    $25

  • Kay and Bill Harrison

    $100

  • Cathleen Villano

    $100

  • Gayle and Jim Dettlinger

    $50

  • Mary Pignataro

    $25

  • Sandy Griffin

    $50

  • Angela & Mary - Manasquan Women's Bowling

    $10

  • Pat Hanrahan - Manasquan Women's Bowling

    $10

  • Jacob Forman

    $50

  • John Holland

    $100

  • Deanna Callahan

    $100

  • Tim & Debi Lattimer

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Aunt Maureen

    $25

  • Mary Turebk

    $18

  • kathy Macdonald

    $25

  • Leann Arnts

    $30

  • Barbara Lyons

    $25

  • Peter Forman

     

  • Sylvia Dellas

    $50

  • Dina Marques

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Karen Berish Heilner and David Heilner

    $100

  • Shawna Bishop

    $25

  • Beth Griffiths

    $25

  • Dawn & Jerry Green

    $50

  • Cathie Forman

    $25

  • Debbie Forman

    $25

  • Michael Lazarus

    $20

  • Martha Foote & Joseph Burke

    $75

  • Deborah & Henry Khost

    $25

  • Patricia Greeley

    $25

  • Michael Lazarus

    $20

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88% Raised of$5,000 Goal

The Team: $39,098 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

The CJ Foundation for SIDS, Inc.

Amount Raised

$14,100

 

28% Raised of$50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rachael Claudio

Amount Raised

$5,395

 

77% Raised of$7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kerry Claire Gargan

Amount Raised

$4,398

 

88% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

robert ford

Amount Raised

$3,830

 

153% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Barrett

Amount Raised

$2,720

 

109% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lindsey Maxwell

Amount Raised

$2,605

 

104% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ericka Johnson

Amount Raised

$2,500

 

100% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Pasqualino Lombardi

Amount Raised

$2,500

Donor Comments

Michael Lazarus

Michael Lazarus

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Patricia Greeley

Patricia Greeley

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Deborah & Henry Khost

Deborah & Henry Khost

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Martha Foote & Joseph Burke

Martha Foote & Joseph Burke

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Michael Lazarus

Michael Lazarus

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Debbie Forman

Debbie Forman

DONATION: $25

for my nephew Lucas - love forever 2 years ago

Cathie Forman

Cathie Forman

DONATION: $25

In memory with love 2 years ago

Dawn & Jerry Green

Dawn & Jerry Green

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Kerry! 2 years ago

Beth Griffiths

Beth Griffiths

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Shawna Bishop

Shawna Bishop

DONATION: $25

Good Luck! 2 years ago