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Cycling For Brooke

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June 04, 2013

Raised $4500 for a special little girl riding my @Ridley_Bikes in the Mountains of Virginia!  See more

BENEFITING: HEARTWORKS

EVENT DATE: May 26, 2013

Matt Buckleman

THE STORY:

Many of you that know me know that I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with cycling. I’ve decided to put that obsession to good use in honor of an amazing young girl, Brooke Healey, whose strength and determination inspire me on a daily basis.

Four-year old Brooke Healey, daughter of Steve and Stefani, of New Providence, NJ was diagnosed in January with DIPG - Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. It's an inoperable tumor located in the Pons sack located at the top of the brain stem. The Pons is responsible for all vital functions and any attempt to operate and remove the tumor has been 100% fatal. It's very aggressive and quickly affects a child's motor skills. The Healey family will be forced to seek alternative approaches to fight this battle on behalf of Brooke and will incur lofty medical expenses along the way. Since there is no clinically tested method of treating this tumor, other than the short term effects of radiation, insurance will not cover most of the costs of any treatments beyond radiation therapy.

Shortly after learning of Brooke’s diagnosis, I learned that the founder of my company and friend, Barbara Dreyer, is now facing her second battle with cancer. Barbara has impacted me both personally and professionally in ways that are too numerous to count. Her tireless dedication to educating children across the country makes her one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met.

As would be expected with Barbara, after her diagnosis she immediately began a company-wide initiative to support and enable employees to participate in charitable events and share their stories. To that end, I am going to participate in my first 200k cycling event - an event aptly titled Mountains of Misery in Blacksburg, VA. All the money raised will be donated directly to the Healey family in honor of Barbara and all of those who have supported me.

I am honored to have the opportunity. Brooke, Barbara, their families, and I thank you for your support.

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To This Fundraiser

$4,530

MONEY RAISED
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  • ron howard & associates

    $150

  • Brandi C.

    $100

  • Mike Comeaux / Team Cheaspeake

    $50

  • Brad Snyder

    $100

  • Go get em Bucky -RIDE FOR BROOKE

    $50

  • Elizabeth Zoltan

    $100

  • John & Annie Marhefka

    $100

  • John & Janet Marhefka

    $100

  • Susan Fancher

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Carlos Miranda

    $25

  • Dean & Wendy Turner

    $100

  • Yvonne Kisiel

    $100

  • George Bennett

    $100

  • Becky, Matt and Mackenzie Carson

    $50

  • Dick and Linda Moore

    $100

  • Jennifer Knauff

    $50

  • Connections A/V Team

    $25

  • Ken, Tina, Isabel, and Ashley Lawrence

    $100

  • Heather Johnson

    $50

  • CE QA/Editorial

    $50

  • Janie Earll

    $25

  • Andrew Silverman and Karen Kochen

    $100

  • Steven Guttentag

    $150

  • Julienne Thompson

    $30

  • Chris & Rosemary

    $100

  • MK & JR

    $250

  • Jeremy LePosa

    $50

  • Peter Robertson

     

  • Claudia Burns

    $150

  • Hendershot Family

     

  • Cam and Erica - Proud of ya, Bucky!

    $100

  • The Cains

    $120

  • Brian and Lisa Shealey

    $100

  • Eric

    $25

  • Tucker Nance

    $50

  • Brian H

    $200

  • Heather Ryan

    $100

  • Bonnie Buckleman

    $50

  • Wilts

    $50

  • Alex M.

    $50

  • Rob Arena

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Marc and Robyn Guerrasio

    $250

  • Chris and Gina H.

    $50

  • Anna Karuba

     

  • Joshua Jones

     

  • Mike & Meg Snyder

    $50

  • Jay and Leslie Gallagher

    $20

  • Barbara Dreyer

    $150

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91% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $4,530 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Barbara Dreyer

Barbara Dreyer

DONATION: $150

4 years ago

Jay and Leslie Gallagher

Jay and Leslie Gallagher

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Mike & Meg Snyder

Mike & Meg Snyder

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones

4 years ago

Anna Karuba

Anna Karuba

4 years ago

Chris and Gina H.

Chris and Gina H.

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Marc and Robyn Guerrasio

Marc and Robyn Guerrasio

DONATION: $250

Go get 'em Bucky. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Rob Arena

Rob Arena

DONATION: $150

4 years ago

Alex M.

Alex M.

DONATION: $50

4 years ago