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HAIR PEACE CHARITIES 2017 - P3R MARATHON TEAM

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BENEFITING: HAIR PEACE CHARITIES

ORGANIZER: HAIR PEACE CHARITIES

EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017

EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017

Andrea Velasco

THE STORY:

Dear friends and family,

On May 7, I will be running the Pittsburgh Half Marathon in honor of those whose lives have been affected by cancer, AND I need YOUR help to raise money for Hair Peace Charities, a small non-profit organization dedicated to helping girls and women receive financial assistance to purchase a wigs while undergoing cancer treatment.  We all know someone who has battled cancer.  For me, it's very close to home.  I have cousins, aunts, an uncle, my great grandma, my husband's grandma and grandpa who have all battled various forms of cancer.  I can remember 22 years ago, in high school, when one of my very best friends had thyroid cancer, and I couldn’t go visit her because I could have made her sick.  I can remember fighting back the tears every time I visited my grandma; she was in visible pain and looked so fragile, yet never once complained.  I can remember standing in my living room as I heard my aunt’s voice through the phone tell me the unforeseen news, “I have cancer.”  I can remember numerous conversations with a dear friend after she discovered she had breast cancer and had to undergo multiple surgeries – she was so strong, despite her fears, her questions, and the unknown.  Accordingly, I never knew that with many cancers, women lose their hair 15 days after their first chemotherapy treatment.  My aunt Bonny, the one mentioned above, established Hair Peace Charities to help pay for wigs for young girls and women in her state who lose their hair from treatment.  After surviving breast cancer herself, Aunt Bonny knows it is important to try and look normal for working women, mothers, and girls in school but she also knows the financial hardship of co-pays and loss of work while in treatment.  Wigs cost upwards of $150 and most insurance companies do not provide assistance.  Whether you live in Pittsburgh, or not, PLEASE consider contributing a small monetary donation to help Hair Peace Charities further their mission of helping young women and girls in Western Pennsylvania obtain wigs.  Together, we can make a difference in the lives of girls and women undergoing cancer treatment.  

Thank you all for your support!

Andrea 

 

$765

MONEY RAISED
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  • Noah and Amber

    $25

  • Dana Day

    $25

  • Karisa

    $150

  • Ann Heider

    $25

  • Terry and Rita

    $25

  • Brad

    $25

  • AMY Vine

    $25

  • Brian

    $100

  • Chris Plunkett

    $25

  • Shannon Thomas

    $50

  • Catie Patton

    $40

  • Maureen Freda

    $25

  • Jane & Steve Watts

    $50

  • Kevin

    $50

  • Varney family

    $25

  • Andrea Velasco

    $100

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219% Raised of $350 Goal

The Team: $4,920 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kellie Gervas

Amount Raised

$930

 

155% Raised of $600 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrea Velasco

Amount Raised

$765

 

219% Raised of $350 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Kanter

Amount Raised

$550

 

110% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gretchen Mooney

Amount Raised

$480

Fundraiser Title

Lindsay Snively

Amount Raised

$425

 

121% Raised of $350 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bonny Diver

Amount Raised

$245

 

490% Raised of $50 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alexandra Lees

Amount Raised

$175

 

117% Raised of $150 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shawna Reekie

Amount Raised

$150

 

100% Raised of $150 Goal

Donor Comments

Andrea Velasco

Andrea Velasco

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Varney family

Varney family

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Kevin

Kevin

DONATION: $50

Kari 5 months ago

Jane & Steve Watts

Jane & Steve Watts

DONATION: $50

Martha Jane Watts 5 months ago

Maureen Freda

Maureen Freda

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Catie Patton

Catie Patton

DONATION: $40

5 months ago

Shannon Thomas

Shannon Thomas

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Chris Plunkett

Chris Plunkett

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Brian

Brian

DONATION: $100

In memory of Mom! 5 months ago

AMY Vine

AMY Vine

DONATION: $25

6 months ago