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BENEFITING: REFLECTIONS OF GRACE FOUNDATION INC

EVENT: 10th Annual Race For Grace

EVENT DATE: Apr 08, 2017

THE STORY:

Race For Grace and its beneficiary Foundation are named after Grace Elizabeth Ekis, a precious 5-year-old girl, who lost her courageous 13-month battle with a rare cancerous brain tumor on Valentine’s Day 2008. Grace was diagnosed in January 2007 with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an inoperable tumor located in the brainstem, at the base of the brain.  Affecting primarily children, it is the rarest and worst of all pediatric brain tumors.  Approximately 150 to 200 children are diagnosed with this type of tumor each year and survival time is typically just nine to twelve months from diagnosis. There is no known cure for this type of cancer and there have been no advances in treatment options for more than 35 years.

 

The despair over the loss of their child, coupled with frustration over the lack of treatment options, led Tamara and Brian Ekis to form the Foundation named after their daughter.  The name, Reflections Of Grace, signifies the effect she had on the lives of those she touched over the course of her short life.

 

As our mission, Reflections Of Grace is dedicated to:

  • Providing financial, emotional, and educational support for children and their families affected by pediatric brain cancer
  • Raising awareness of all types of pediatric brain tumors, with a particular focus on diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPGs), or Brainstem Gliomas
  • Joining with other like-minded organizations in educating, aiding and funding the search for a cure for DIPG and other forms of pediatric brain cancer in the hope of curing all cancers

 

With your help, this event can be an inspiring success – both in terms of the monetary contributions gathered for the benefit of others and in the sense of community togetherness that we hope to encourage.  Thank you for sharing our purpose and passion by donating to this important and deserving cause.  Your generous support of and genuine care towards Race For Grace is deeply appreciated.

 

Reflections Of Grace Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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To This Fundraiser

$44,030

MONEY RAISED
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  • Blaufeld Schiller & Holmes, LLP

    $500

  • Rose Ann Vogel

    $50

  • Amanda Williams

    $10

  • The Shaffer Family

    $100

  • Marissa Luden

    $10

  • Marjorie Taglieri

    $10

  • Parry Custom Homes, Inc.

    $100

  • Jacktowne Ride & Hunt Club

    $100

  • Jeff Markanich

    $100

  • Yoga on 3rd

    $100

  • Michael and Judy Kennedy

    $100

  • Northern Sky Dental

    $1,000

  • Kelli Zilko

    $10

  • Alco Washer Center

    $1,000

  • Carl Brown

    $10

  • Kathy Curran

    $10

  • Lynette Asson

    $10

  • Danielle Edwards

    $10

  • Carl Brown

    $10

  • Kara Sloan

    $10

  • Yvonne Hudson

    $10

  • Donna David

    $10

  • Terry David

    $10

  • Gabi Astrab

    $10

  • Nico Matt

    $10

  • Angelina Hornick

    $10

  • Lauren Skundrich

    $10

  • Kelly Schiller

    $10

  • Bree Capezzuto

    $10

  • CAROL CURRY

    $10

  • Shawn Malloy

    $10

  • Christine Colcombe

    $50

  • Gene Grzebyk

    $10

  • Tina Davis

    $250

  • Susan Greenwood

    $50

  • Laura Funk and Sabika

    $124

  • Lindsay-Jobe Funeral Home Inc

    $100

  • North Huntingdon Police Fraternal Relief Association

    $100

  • Bill and Kim Alexander

    $150

  • Good's Plumbing and Heating

    $250

  • Dr. Carla Capozzi Orthodontics

    $250

  • Fred Whitney and John Besseck Remodeling

    $500

  • Dentistry For Kids

    $250

  • Level Green Plumbing and Heating

    $500

  • First United Methodist Church of Irwin

    $500

  • MSA

    $1,000

  • Kim Roberts

    $10

  • Sitko Bruno, LLC

    $100

  • Chelle Sutyak

    $100

  • Friends of Jim Silvis

    $1,000

  • William Snyder Funeral Home Inc.

    $250

  • Dollar Bank

    $1,000

  • Rick Simms Memorial Work Trip FUMC Irwin

    $150

  • First United Methodist Church Irwin United Methodist Women

    $200

  • American Textile Company 

    $500

  • UPMC Centers for Rehab Services

    $500

  • Vanity

    $100

  •  The UPS Store White Oak

    $100

  • Employees of MPI Label Systems

    $350

  • Costa Custom Builders

    $250

  • Debra & Anthony Daversa

    $30

  • Barbara Miller

    $25

  • Ryan Orosz

    $10

  • Donna & Frank Ravella

    $100

  • Ann & Claude Sadler

    $20

  • Noah Minto

    $10

  • Jill Delose

    $30

  • Zachary DiBeradin

    $10

  • Brinda Navalgund

    $10

  • Primp Salon

    $500

  • Colleen Filiak

    $10

  • Josh Hoffman

    $10

  • MICHELLE CIBAK

    $10

  • Gregory Andreyko

    $10

  • Lynn Tarosky

    $10

  • Linda Heckert

    $10

  • Sheridan Terrace 2nd Graders - Butterflies For Grace

    $5,785

  • Olive or Twist

    $500

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    $500

  • William Witt and Desi Singer

    $50

  • Dee Volpe

    $25

  • Michael Zale

    $25

  • Donald & Hally Van Slyke

    $100

  • Kim & Derek Van Slyke

    $100

  • Valerie Mahmoud

    $25

  • Roaring Knights Circus

    $400

  • Diane Stanko & Gerard Smith

    $100

  • Harry Janicki

    $20

  • Love & Learn Childrens Center, Inc.

    $250

  • Kristin Klingenberg and Thad Merriman

    $100

  • Betty M. Peters

    $50

  • Joseph F Grimes & Kimberly L.Sachse

    $100

  • Cindy Burke's Mom

    $20

  • Gordon Reynolds Clark & Linda Walker Clark

    $100

  • Sheila Ward

    $200

  • Sierra Constantine & LuLaRoe

    $350

  • Brenda Czekaj

    $50

  • Race Day Donations

    $1,373

  • Patrons of Bob Evans

    $72

  • EQT Match for Kimberly Sachse

    $100

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Donor Comments

Patrons of Bob Evans

Patrons of Bob Evans

DONATION: $72

11 months ago

EQT Match for Kimberly Sachse

EQT Match for Kimberly Sachse

DONATION: $100

11 months ago

Race Day Donations

Race Day Donations

DONATION: $1,373

12 months ago

Brenda Czekaj

Brenda Czekaj

DONATION: $50

Very proud of your efforts! 12 months ago

Sierra Constantine & LuLaRoe

Sierra Constantine & LuLaRoe

DONATION: $350

1 year ago

Sheila Ward

Sheila Ward

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Cindy Burke's Mom

Cindy Burke's Mom

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Betty M. Peters

Betty M. Peters

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Kristin Klingenberg and Thad Merriman

Kristin Klingenberg and Thad Merriman

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Gordon Reynolds Clark & Linda Walker Clark

Gordon Reynolds Clark & Linda Walker Clark

DONATION: $100

1 year ago