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DAD'S FRESH AIR FUND 2016

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Spartan was SUPER!!
October 23, 2016

Friends and family... The Spartan Super was held this Saturday at Mountain Creek in Vernon Valley, NJ.   After several days of beautiful sunny  See more

BENEFITING: AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF THE NORTHEAST

EVENT DATE: Oct 22, 2016

Patrick Grace

THE STORY:

FUND MISSION:

I will keep running for my Dad to keep his memory alive and as fresh in my mind as he will always be in my heart.

This is our "give-back" and with your support for my next race...the Spartan Super 10/22, we will suprass $10,000 in donations since 2014!!

 

"DAD'S FRESH AIR FUND 2016" celebrates our Dad/Grandpa (Pat Grace Sr.)'s life and willingness to ALWAYS give back to others, combined with his love of the great outdoors!!  The FUND is just beginning its 3rd year and with YOUR help we will hit the $10,000 mark in 2016!!!

On June 12th, my son Daniel and I will run the Spartan again with our team "Mud, Sweat and Beers" to raise more $$$ for the American Lung Association, this time focusing on the NE Chapter, in Dad's name!  While most of the $ raised has gone to American Lung, this fund has also supported the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation and United Hospice of Rockland!

His tremendous heart was matched by his genuine spirit... 

Our Dad/Grandpa enjoyed a very active lifestyle right through his senior years... He died less than 3 weeks before his 77th Birthday in December`13 from pulmonary fibrosis, a horrific disease that attacks the lungs making it increasingly difficult to breathe. Supporting American Lung means in part funding the effort to stop this deadly disease so that others can hopefully continue to enjoy long, happy and active lifestyles with their families.  By running for Dad we remember his life and his love of the great outdoors, raising money for charity through participation in outdoor events.  Dad loved golf and tennis, hiking and camping, swimming and skiing...pretty much anything you could do outside.  He worked outdoors most of his life as an iron worker and rigger for Local 40 and donated many years working with hundreds of kids as a troop leader and Scoutmaster.  He was also a singer and entertainer who with our Mom, created a cabaret group that continues to stage shows at nursing homes throughout the Poconos!

My sister, brother and I learned by example...that every day is a gift; that we should make the best of each day...not just for ourselves but for those around us that we can affect in a positive way; which is why this run has the charity tied to it...to make something more of it than physical exertion; to bring something greater to the race than competitive spirit...to make the event...SPECIAL.  It's the way Dad looked at things, so this is our give-back in his memory!

Since June 2014...with YOUR help we've raised almost $8,000.00!!!!!...an unbelievable outpouring of love and support.  PLEASE consider contributing again this year to our "Dad's Fresh Air Fund," 100% of which will benefit the American Lung AssociationAny contribution $10 (minimum for site) and up will help this very worthy and reputable charity (American Lung) learn more about diseases like the one that killed our Dad.  If you would prefer to write a check for any amount, please email me.

If the timing isn't good...no worries...I will run again.  I will keep running for my Dad to keep his memory alive and as fresh in my mind as he will always be in my heart.  Please just say a prayer; keep Dad in your thoughts!

There are so many worthy causes out there. THANK YOU for considering this one!

With much love and friendship...

Patrick Grace Jr.

$2,545

MONEY RAISED
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  • Margaret, Johnny, Caitlyn & Marie D'Apice

     

  • Patrick & Kim

     

  • Caitlin Turner

     

  • Kevin and Matthew Grace

     

  • Eileen G. O'Neill

     

  • Robert Schachter

     

  • Mimi Shelbourne

     

  • The Russo Family

     

  • Francis Grace

     

  • laura febo

     

  • Joseph P. Hamilton

     

  • Kara Panetta

     

  • Mark, Lisa and Pepe family

     

  • Judy Grace

     

  • Frank and Maureen D'Apice

     

  • Joel Stroup

     

  • The Dinos

     

  • Mike Pollicino

     

  • Ruth Murphy

     

  • John Hayes

     

  • Ernie Mazzarisi

     

  • Darlene and Fred

     

  • Andy & Sue D'Apice

     

  • Lynda Ryan

     

  • Mike Ryan

     

  • The Ludwig's

     

  • F/E Ironworks Mamaroneck

     

  • The Pecorinos

     

  • Diane Lake

     

  • Dolores Rosko

     

  • Evelyn Reinertsen-Mariano

     

  • Patrick Grace

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Caitlin Turner

     

  • Mimi Shelbourne

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kevin and Mary Ann Lynch and family

     

  • Nagle Family

     

  • Glenn Malora

     

  • Jim and Mimi

     

  • Andy & Sue

     

  • Maryanne Morris

     

  • Maureen

     

  • ELFS Ironworks

     

  • Laura Febo

     

  • Francis Grace

     

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102% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $2,545 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Patrick Grace

Amount Raised

$1,855

 

74% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Judy Grace

Amount Raised

$390

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Mike Ryan

Amount Raised

$150

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Daniel Grace

Amount Raised

$150

Donor Comments

Francis Grace

Francis Grace

I love my Uncle, my fathers twin brother, my Godfather! 2 years ago

Laura Febo

Laura Febo

Pat, so inspired by your dedication! 2 years ago

ELFS Ironworks

ELFS Ironworks

2 years ago

Maureen

Maureen

2 years ago

Maryanne Morris

Maryanne Morris

2 years ago

Andy & Sue

Andy & Sue

2 years ago

Jim and Mimi

Jim and Mimi

Mr. Grace - Pat's hero. 2 years ago

Glenn Malora

Glenn Malora

Run Like a Spartan, To Your Dad and all Dad's 2 years ago

Nagle Family

Nagle Family

For Dads everywhere 2 years ago