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ALL PROCEEDS GO TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH

You know how your life is perfect on Monday and then on Tuesday it all falls a part?  That's what happened to me seven years ago when a doctor called me and told me I had breast cancer. I needed a mastectomy --and reconstruction. An excruciating time. I thank God that I have wonderful doctors, family, friends and faith that helped me through, but I also had something else -- music. Sounds funny but those notes and lyrics soothed me and helped heal me.  I am not sure what I would have done without it.

 

Cancer is difficult to endure as an adult. I can only imagine how tough it would be for a child – it’s such a grown-up disease.  It just so happens that several years ago the TODAY Show sent me to a children’s cancer hospital for a series of stories.  I was frozen at the door… did not want to walk inside. I guess I was just afraid to see so much pain. But with one glimpse of the first child I saw there, another feeling washed over me. I was feeling hopeful, almost joyful.

 

An estimated 10,450 new cases and 1,350 cancer deaths are expected to occur among children (ages 0-14) in 2014. I want to do everything I can to prevent cancer from taking these young lives.  I'm not a doctor.  I'm not a nurse, but I want to do what I can. To lift their spirits and help these kids heal, I’m joining forces with Sara Bareilles and Cyndi Lauper to create a song and concert just for them.  Please hear our song and donate to the American Cancer Society by clicking on the “Donate” or “Fundraise” buttons.  You can also make a donation by calling the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.  When calling, please specify that you’d like to donate to the Shine A Light campaign.  All proceeds will go to grants for pediatric cancer research.  Together, we can help prevent this disease from taking more young lives.

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  • Rich and Ruth

    $50

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    $20

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    $25

  • Nancy Herard-Marshall

    $25

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    $25

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    $25

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  • Lebolt Family

    $25

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    $50

  • Wei and Zhi, the Huang family

    $50

  • Kento & Kumiko Nakamura

    $25

  • The Lam Family

    $50

  • Ethan Chiu and family

    $25

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    $25

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    $25

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    $25

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    $100

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    $50

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    $25

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    $25

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  • The Wilensky Family

    $50

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    $25

  • TANYERI FAMILY

    $25

  • The Diamants

    $50

  • The Granoff family

    $25

  • Megan Liu & Family

    $25

  • RapidLash Team

    $4,500

  • The Dolley Family

    $30

  • Hannah Lashin

    $25

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    $50

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    $25

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    $36

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    $100

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  • Anonymous

    $50

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    $25

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    $50

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    $25

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    $50

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    $25

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    $25

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    $100

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    $50

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    $25

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    $50

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    $10

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    $50

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    $75

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    $50

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    $59

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  • Dave

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

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  • Stay Strong

    $10

  • In memory of Nicholas Jones, Paducah, KY

    $10

  • Gina Wei Jean Wu

    $200

  • Ron, Flora and Sarah

    $10

  • April Markgraf

    $20

  • n.t. kristanto

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Linda Whitchurch

    $25

  • Millstadt Community Consolidated School

    $5,447.51

  • Elaine Coffey

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Therese Murphy

    $50

  • The Harcourt Family

    $50

  • Sara Clarke

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Terry & Connie Gardner

    $250

  • Roosevelt Middle School

    $211

  • Madonna Warner

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mary Ann and Devon

    $100

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Dr. Lynn Barberi

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ron, Flo & Sarah

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Mia from Belgium

    $25

  • Macie

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The Team: $529,663 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Hoda Kotb

Amount Raised

$454,239

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michelle crawford

Amount Raised

$30,500

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Donna Brown

Amount Raised

$5,010

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Rapidlash

Amount Raised

$5,000

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Robbins Lane

Amount Raised

$2,240

 

112% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Stephanie Whiteman

Amount Raised

$1,575

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CJ McCarthy

Amount Raised

$1,400

 

280% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Macie

Macie

DONATION: $20

In memory of Jo 4 weeks ago

Mia from Belgium

Mia from Belgium

DONATION: $25

2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

With love on Valentines Day - may you have more of them to spread it (love) around.. 2 months ago

Ron, Flo & Sarah

Ron, Flo & Sarah

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Dr. Lynn Barberi

Dr. Lynn Barberi

DONATION: $25

For the children.......... 9 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

9 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In honor of all those going through such difficult times, may they stay strong to see the light! 10 months ago

Mary Ann and Devon

Mary Ann and Devon

DONATION: $100

In memory of Rob Cohen, who was brave. 11 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

11 months ago