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Hoda Kotb

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BENEFITING: American Cancer Society

ORGANIZER: Hoda

EVENT: Shine A Light

Luiza Petre

THE STORY:

Luiza Petre wrote:

In the memory of my dear uncle who died on Sunday of cancer, I am joining Hoda on her fundraisng. Please support us. 

Hoda Kotb wrote:

You know how your life is perfect on Monday and then on Tuesday it all falls apart?  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 though, 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 grownup 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 americancancersociety.org.  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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To This Fundraiser

$885

MONEY RAISED
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  • Luiza Petre

    $300

  • sherry rollman

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Husky and Sid

    $10

  • Dr Dave

    $100

  • Pat Crider

     

  • Gerald W. Scoggin, Jr.

    $50

  • Roberta Cymbrowitz

    $100

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The Team: $529,908 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Hoda Kotb

Amount Raised

$454,434

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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

Roberta Cymbrowitz

Roberta Cymbrowitz

DONATION: $100

My thoughts are with you and your mom! I know how much your Uncle meant to both of you. Please accept my sincere sympathy. 5 years ago

Gerald W. Scoggin, Jr.

Gerald W. Scoggin, Jr.

DONATION: $50

In memory of the relatives we've lost to cancer, and to the brave children everywhere waging battle against a foe they don't understand but know all too well. 5 years ago

Pat Crider

Pat Crider

This is a tribute to my mother who was my dearest from in addition to being the best mother one could ask for. She died at the young age of 54 from lung cancer. I miss her dearly even though it has been over 40 years since she died. If this little bit can help it is some satisfaction. Thanks to all of you for your passion to rid cancer in children! 5 years ago

Dr Dave

Dr Dave

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Husky and Sid

Husky and Sid

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

Dorothy Aufgangv 5 years ago

sherry rollman

sherry rollman

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Luiza Petre

Luiza Petre

DONATION: $300

5 years ago