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Veronica Calhoun'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

Veronica Calhoun

THE STORY:

Last year I ran my first marathon. Not such a big deal, except that before August of last year, I had never run more than 3 miles. I ran the 2013 NYC Marathon in support of research for a cure for hearing loss for my 5 year old daughter, Marlowe, who was born deaf. The finisher's medal hangs in her room. I don't think I'm ever getting it back.

So I'm running this year to get one for myself. And I'm running it for you too. I'm running for everyone who grew up listening to music dialed up to 11. And who talked on the phone with their best friend for hours. For college memories of stumbling out of clubs in the middle of the night with your ears still ringing. For dancing til you're a mess. For kids growing up singing into a hairbrush, having big broadway dreams. For anyone whose Abuelita talked less and less at the dinner table, as time took away her hearing. For everyone who ever loved a drummer. For entire summers remembered by what was on the radio. For backyard crickets and sharing whispers. For everybody who will still love the '93 Lollapalooza headliners when they're 93.

This Spring I had an ear infection that left me barely able to hear out of one ear for over a month. The feeling was maddening. I was terrified that I had permanent damage. My ear recovered, but that extended glimpse of hearing loss was a lightbulb moment. My support of HHF's Hearing Restoration Project isn't just because I want Marlowe to hear my voice, it's because I never want to stop hearing hers.

$4,376

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • Kevin R

    $40

  • Renn Iaboni

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mimi Shih

    $50

  • David Miller

    $180

  • Tara Guastella

    $25

  • jennifer feldmann

    $125

  • John Kent

    $100

  • Jeff and Lori Crouse

    $50

  • Melissa

    $30

  • Geoff Weiss

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

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  • David D.

    $100

  • Sherikay Chaffee

    $50

  • The Braciaks

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

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  • Brent and Soraya

     

  • Jason Kuperman

     

  • Laura Friedman

    $25

  • Lisa Grushkin

    $25

  • Adrienne

    $75

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cathy Rivera

    $25

  • Greg Najarian

     

  • Stephen Mehos

    $200

  • The Cox Family

    $50

  • Richard Schwartz

    $100

  • Isabel Macias

    $25

  • Lloyd and Janet

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Caroline O.

    $36

  • Paul Orlin

    $1,000

  • Michael G.

    $50

  • Amy Cassata

    $25

  • Jim Frawley

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Gangie oxox

    $25

  • Carol

    $25

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

    $50

  • Nicole, Michael and Blake Kolodny

    $100

  • Tate

    $100

  • Cole

    $100

  • DCB

    $60

  • The Angelina Davetas Family

     

  • Michelle and Christian

    $25

  • Doreen

    $20

  • Teri Brien

    $40

  • Erin and Mel Chan

    $100

  • Matthew

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

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125% 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

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Veronica, hope you had a great run! I read in the papers it was cold!!!!! 4 years ago

Matthew

Matthew

DONATION: $50

You're an amazing mom and Marlowe is an amazing kid. 4 years ago

Erin and Mel Chan

Erin and Mel Chan

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Teri Brien

Teri Brien

DONATION: $40

Good luck, Veronica! Very worthwhile cause. I may see you as I will be out with the crowds in Bay Ridge on Sunday. 4 years ago

Doreen

Doreen

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Michelle and Christian

Michelle and Christian

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

The Angelina Davetas Family

The Angelina Davetas Family

I too am hoping and praying for this day for my little girl. I hope it comes and we can remove her implants and she can re grow her own hair cells and start hearing. 4 years ago

DCB

DCB

DONATION: $60

4 years ago

Cole

Cole

DONATION: $100

....definitely dress warm.... 4 years ago

Tate

Tate

DONATION: $100

go, go, go (and dress warm)..... 4 years ago