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Melissa Secrest's Fundraiser:

Hearing Health Foundation NYC 2014

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BENEFITING: Hearing Health Foundation

ORGANIZER: Hearing Health Foundation

EVENT: 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014

Melissa Secrest

THE STORY:

Last year, I watched with a bursting heart and misty eyes, as my best friend Veronica — who previously did.  Not.  Run — ran her heart out, and finished her first marathon, on behalf of finding a cure for hearing loss and tinnitus; a cause deeply felt and close to home. 

Veronica's beautiful daughter — my Goddaughter, Marlowe — was born with profound hearing loss.  Marlowe is bright and funny and doing her thing in the cutest of all possible ways, at all possible times.  One of my greatest hopes for her is that she will one day have the opportunity to hear music, and voices, and all of the wonderful sounds in our world that we take for granted every day.  I think it can be done. 

I did something... unexpected... a few nights ago.  In the midst of a tough work week, at the annual benefit for Hearing Health Foundation — hanging out with Veronica, drinking, perhaps, a bit too much red wine — I committed to running the 2014 NYC marathon [*Smack, thud*].

Veronica's text message to me, first thing the following morning:  "First clue you drank more than you thought:  headache.   Second clue: you committed to a marathon."

While I have absolutely no idea how the hell I'm going to do it, I'm going to do it — with gusto.   I'm doing it for my wonderful little imp of a Goddaughter, Marlowe, so she can fully hear us cheering for her one day. 

 

 

$3,690

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ofra Bloch

    $100

  • Torre a. Trobaugh

    $50

  • Nicole, Michael and Blake Kolodny

    $50

  • Tara Guastella

    $25

  • Steven Kuchuck

    $100

  • Christina Roccos

    $50

  • Theresa Claire

     

  • John Lyons

    $500

  • jennifer feldmann

    $125

  • Monica Panzani

    $50

  • Darren, Sonya, Claire and Rachel Collett

    $250

  • The D'Aleo's

    $100

  • Fred Slone

    $100

  • Seaman Family

     

  • Sarah and Scott

    $50

  • Rod & Amanda Trent

    $100

  • Yahee

     

  • Carlos and Jennifer Guia

    $100

  • Jeff and Lori Crouse

    $50

  • Mr Sloss and Ms Bossard

     

  • Chris

    $50

  • Lance & Maary Anne Herrick

    $10

  • Marlowe Calhoun

    $100

  • Bill and Pat

    $50

  • Kris Arnason

    $50

  • Tanya & Ivan Royle

    $50

  • Richard

    $100

  • Tate Secrest

    $10

  • Sarah McGee Woolwine

    $50

  • Lisa Earnhart

    $100

  • Dean and Marion Howard

    $100

  • Tammy Edwards

    $25

  • Allison, Brian and Jackson Moroney

    $50

  • lloyd and janet

    $100

  • Amy Alcorn

    $100

  • Christina Rourke

    $30

  • The Hudson Horts

    $100

  • Amy Milstein

    $50

  • Miriam Brougher

    $10

  • Paul Brewer

    $50

  • Rosemary & Chuck Secrest

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dave Greenbaum

    $50

  • Pat and Joanne Rebecca

    $25

  • Alva Family (Paul, Dene, Savannah, Sierra and Sage)

    $50

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105% Raised of $3,500 Goal

The Team: $17,276 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Claire Schultz

Amount Raised

$5,505

 

110% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Veronica Calhoun

Amount Raised

$4,376

 

125% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Secrest

Amount Raised

$3,690

 

105% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ian Benson

Amount Raised

$3,480

 

99% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

antonio coppola

Amount Raised

$50

Fundraiser Title

G Ledet

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Alva Family (Paul, Dene, Savannah, Sierra and Sage)

Alva Family (Paul, Dene, Savannah, Sierra and Sage)

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Pat and Joanne Rebecca

Pat and Joanne Rebecca

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Dave Greenbaum

Dave Greenbaum

DONATION: $50

Go get em' 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Rosemary & Chuck Secrest

Rosemary & Chuck Secrest

DONATION: $100

You'll do great! 4 years ago

Paul Brewer

Paul Brewer

DONATION: $50

You are a fighter for good. Have a great run. 4 years ago

Miriam Brougher

Miriam Brougher

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Amy Milstein

Amy Milstein

DONATION: $50

Go get 'em, Melissa! 4 years ago

The Hudson Horts

The Hudson Horts

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Christina Rourke

Christina Rourke

DONATION: $30

For Marlowe 4 years ago