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Emily Marquez's Fundraiser:

Emily's 50th Birthday Celebration

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BENEFITING: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

EVENT DATE: Jun 25, 2013

Emily Marquez

THE STORY:

I can’t believe that I turn 50 this year! Wow!

I have been planning my birthday celebration for years and now THE-Day is only a few months away. When I first realized that I was turning half a century, yes, half of 100, I thought I should share the occasion with everyone that had positively touched my life.

I imagined a big bash with me telling people how they had contributed to making me who I am today. I would start with my sister who was there when I was born, move onto friends from elementary school, high school, college and each one of my jobs. I would include Matt and Doug who have shared with me what I would consider the best years of my life … being a mom and a wife.

I imagined my party at Jungle Island … where else would I have it? Jungle Island awoke in me a passion for animals and led me to become an animal advocate. The party would be in the Flamingo Café, just by the flamingos … those who know me, know that I love pink!

Well, these plans have changed dramatically. I have been thinking about my mom. I lost her in December last year and I miss her so very much. When I turned 30, she told me I should do something memorable for my birthday so I volunteered to feed the less fortunate. I still remember that day and my feeling of accomplishment!

So 20 years later, I have made a decision to honor my mother and to honor my birthday; I want to raise a minimum of $10,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). LLS has played a huge role in funding research that impacts the treatment of all types of cancer. In fact, recent studies have helped with therapies impacting both prostate and breast cancer, my father and my mother were affected by those horrible cancers respectively.

I will be raising money through June 30! Donations of $10, 25 or $50 are encouraged but don’t forget to leave me a personal message!

Please help me achieve this $10,000 goal for my 50th birthday!

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,150

MONEY RAISED
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  • Asdrubal Fernando marquez

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marielena Villamil

    $50

  • Charlene Grall

    $25

  • Chuck and Liz Shirk

    $50

  • Mary, Steven and Bern

    $250

  • Donna Lundy

    $25

  • Gale Goldstein Tucker

    $50

  • JDEJ

    $100

  • Bruce Turkel

    $50

  • Jeanne Becker

    $25

  • Sandy Guerra

    $50

  • Manuel Pachano Márquez

    $25

  • Hilda S. Mitrani

    $50

  • Eleanor LLoyd

    $100

  • Lourdes Diaz

    $50

  • Dixon

    $50

  • Lilliam Machado

    $50

  • Claudia Miani Quintana

    $50

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12% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Claudia Miani Quintana

Claudia Miani Quintana

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Lilliam Machado

Lilliam Machado

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Dixon

Dixon

DONATION: $50

This is a truly meaningful way to commemorate and celebrate ... I hope you had a Wonderful and Happy one ... Now, no matter how much older you get you're never goin'a catch up. 4 years ago

Lourdes Diaz

Lourdes Diaz

DONATION: $50

What a beautiful way to honor your mother's memory. Happy 50th Birthday, may it be the continuation of wonderful journeys ahead. Love you. 4 years ago

Eleanor LLoyd

Eleanor LLoyd

DONATION: $100

Happy B-Day Emily. It only gets better from here. Much love. Eleanor 4 years ago

Hilda S. Mitrani

Hilda S. Mitrani

DONATION: $50

Emily - Much love and good health for 50 more years! 4 years ago

Manuel Pachano Márquez

Manuel Pachano Márquez

DONATION: $25

Espero que con este granito de arena, ayudemos a todos los que están pasando por un momento tan doloroso en sus vidas, por mi prima amada Emily Márquez y por su excelente labor profesional y personal. Dios los bendiga a todos. Manuel Pachano 4 years ago

Sandy Guerra

Sandy Guerra

DONATION: $50

Happy, Happy Birthday Em!!! May you have many more happy and healthy birthdays. Thank you for bening a great mentor and a wonderful friend. Love and miss you bunches! 4 years ago

Jeanne Becker

Jeanne Becker

DONATION: $25

Happy Birthday Emily and many happy more! 4 years ago

Bruce Turkel

Bruce Turkel

DONATION: $50

4 years ago