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Michael Falduto's Fundraiser:

Dute's Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike 2016

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Thank You - Week 4
March 21, 2016

Thank you... Joe DeMaria Marc and Anne Lajeunesse Michael Tosi Brian Falduto Stu and Lori Beck Dr. Jason Rothenberg Deacons of First Reformed  See more

BENEFITING: NAMI

EVENT DATE: Mar 26, 2016

Michael Falduto

THE STORY:

The purpose of this fundraiser is to raise awareness and money for those suffering from mental illness.  One in four adults suffer from mental illness which impairs their ability to function in ordinary life.  Unfortunately, my family and I have experienced this illness through close friends and understand how devastating its effects can be.  I want to do something about it and a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail is an excellent opportunity.  I need your help, though.

The slightly more selfish purpose of this fundraiser is to keep me accountable as I hike 2,190 miles from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail.  Are you willing to bet that I can finish to benefit a great cause? Go ahead and wager an amount per mile...I dare you.  Any donation (in any form) is welcome and ALL proceeds will be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).  You can find out more about this great organization at NAMI.org.

I will continually update the fundraising page with pictures and mileage so you can track my progress (I will also be maintaining a journal of my trip here on the Trail Journals website: www.trailjournals.com/dute).  My start date is March 26, 2016 in Amicalola Falls, GA.

The Appalachian Trail stretches through 14 states:  Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia.  Though this year it is 2190 miles, it continuously changes in length due to trail relocation each year: 1937 - 2,054 miles; 2003 - 2,172.6; 2005 - 2,174.9.  The Appalachian Trail became a continuous trail on August 14, 1937. The Civilian Conservation Corps completed the final link of the Appalachian Trail in Maine.  Earl Shaffer became the first to report a thru-hike in 1948.  The Appalachian Trail was selected as the first National Scenic Trail in 1968.  For some more interesting, fun facts about the trail visit here: http://appalachiantrials.com/21-fascinating-appalachian-trail-facts/

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$5,212

MONEY RAISED
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  • Michael Falduto

    $109.50

  • Jim and Janice DePatria

    $109

  • Chris DePatria

    $50

  • Logan & Chase

    $25

  • Tom Bielecki

    $25

  • Jeff Rubin

    $50

  • Jeremy Liebhoff

    $100

  • Helene and Chris

    $100

  • Frank andAnne Mascuch

    $25

  • Bruce Mazie

    $25

  • Gerry Papetti

    $100

  • Anthony Ciavaglia

    $50

  • The Vanaria Family

    $25

  • gleek and howard opticians

    $100

  • Randy Robles

    $50

  • Andrew Halasz

    $50

  • Lorenz Family

    $25

  • Tim

    $50

  • Dave

    $25

  • The Elkin Family

    $100

  • ron & joyce wild

    $25

  • Michael Dolan

    $50

  • The Bovino Family

    $100

  • Phil & Liz Orsi

    $100

  • Janet & George Sous

    $50

  • Les Elfenbein

    $100

  • Bob Weir

    $50

  • Paula T

    $20

  • Brianna Burnside

     

  • Sean C

     

  • Emily Quick

     

  • JERRY FALDUTO

    $25

  • Elliot Friedman

    $50

  • Bill Kiick

    $25

  • Greg Greenwald

     

  • Studley Dudley

    $50

  • Michael DIPiazza

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kerry Toumey

    $25

  • TheoDute

    $50

  • Georgov

    $50

  • Tom Coughlan

    $50

  • Julie Logothetis

    $100

  • Greg P

    $25

  • Josh & Lauren Richmond

    $219

  • Joe

    $50

  • Marc and Anne Lajeunesse

    $100

  • Michael Tosi

    $50

  • Brian Thomas

    $25

  • Stu and Lori Beck

    $50

  • Dr. Jason Rothenberg

     

  • Michael Falduto

    $300

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Dan Gallagher

    $25

  • The Townsend Family

    $25

  • Tim Kelly

    $50

  • Barbara and John Coss

    $100

  • Kurt & Norma Dinkelmeyer

    $70

  • Tatia & Dan Stettner

    $50

  • Ken and Kathy O'Rourke

    $250

  • Alex Raymond

    $50

  • John Haumersen

    $25

  • Roberts/Robinson Family

    $100

  • Horn Electrical Contracting Inc

     

  • Carol Anderson

    $50

  • Aunt Joannie and Uncle Paul

    $100

  • Judy & Nick Koldyk

    $50

  • Jimmy Kersch

    $50

  • Brittany Clark

     

  • Steve & Amanda

    $100

  • Bob Dartnell

    $100

  • Angel Pappianne

     

  • Brian Scott

    $25

  • Nancy Cohen

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Drs. Patrick Pirozzi and Frederick Ernst

    $200

  • Drew and Judy Fairweather

    $25

  • Hoss

    $100

  • Patty Mulkeen

    $50

  • Sarah Ziegler

    $50

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104% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $5,212 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Michael Falduto

Amount Raised

$5,162

 

103% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Tom Coughlan

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Sarah Ziegler

Sarah Ziegler

DONATION: $50

SO AMAZING 2 years ago

Patty Mulkeen

Patty Mulkeen

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Hoss

Hoss

DONATION: $100

An old scouter who has section hiked parts of the AT 2 years ago

Drew and Judy Fairweather

Drew and Judy Fairweather

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Drs. Patrick Pirozzi and Frederick Ernst

Drs. Patrick Pirozzi and Frederick Ernst

DONATION: $200

Great and noble effort Michael...get home safely 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Nancy Cohen

Nancy Cohen

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Brian Scott

Brian Scott

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Angel Pappianne

Angel Pappianne

2 years ago

Bob Dartnell

Bob Dartnell

DONATION: $100

Good luck and stay safe. 2 years ago