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Marlee Valitutti's Fundraiser:

I RUN FOR TEARS

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Marlee Valitutti

THE STORY:

2016 was a tragic year for my family and specifically my sister who was pregnant with twin boys. As we anxiously awaited the arrival of my two nephews, we suddenly had to endure the heart break of losing one of the boys (Trevor) as he was delivered stillborn. Sadly, his brother and my godson (Evan) was granted his angel wings a short 9 ½ months later. Death of a loved one is always difficult but infant loss is exceedingly more so. 


Families before us have dealt with similar tragedies and thankfully organizations were started to help those affected by infant loss endure the darkest of times. It is their shining light or mission to make our lives just a little bit easier. One such group who I’d like to recognize and support is the The TEARS Foundation. The TEARS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to compassionately assist bereaved parents. Many of the founders and volunteers at The TEARS Foundation have experienced the loss of their own baby, and want to support newly bereaved parents in their time of devastating sorrow. 


October 15th is National Pregnancy & Infant Death Awareness Day and also coincides with the Detroit Half Marathon. I have signed up for the half marathon and will be raising funds for The TEARS Foundation. Since I have never run this distance before, I realize that there are painful days ahead of me. But these days will pale in comparison to the pain my sister, her family, and ours has endured. While I am running to raise money for TEARS, my family will join the Foundation at their Detroit Chapter’s monument of a Guardian Angel. Trevor’s name was engraved on this monument last year. This year we will engrave Evan’s name. I hope you can find it in your hearts to support me with a financial donation that will support the MI and IL Chapters of The TEARS Foundation.

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To This Fundraiser

$5,630

MONEY RAISED
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  • Marti Edens

    $100

  • The Labadie's

     

  • Silvermans

     

  • Daniv Family

     

  • Denielle & Matt Kearns

     

  • The Gatny Family

     

  • The Gatny Family

     

  • Janette Gatny

    $50

  • The Andres Family

     

  • Norman & Shira Eliaser

    $100

  • Gardner Family

    $25

  • The Callerys

    $50

  • Kelli Cooper

    $25

  • Ralph and Chris Valitutti

    $100

  • Susan Kenney

    $100

  • Christina

    $100

  • Lindsay Bertoncini

    $50

  • Garrett Crook

    $25

  • Nancy Vos-Morin

    $50

  • Clisby and Jess Jarrard

     

  • Mark Strus

     

  • Molly Julien

    $50

  • Renee Rudzewicz

     

  • Emily Bay Hurst

    $50

  • LISA Valitutti

    $100

  • The McClanahans

    $15

  • Kostrzewski Family

    $50

  • McIntyre family

    $50

  • The Gorney Family

    $50

  • Dennis & Susan Krucker

     

  • Kati Prater

    $250

  • Jessica O'Brien

    $50

  • Peg Oberle

    $100

  • Teresa Hall ❤️

    $100

  • Roback Family

    $150

  • The Labut Family

     

  • Sue Johnson

    $200

  • Traci and Steve O'Neill

    $25

  • Sally Nelson

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Fred & Karen McKibbin

     

  • AJ & Amanda

    $100

  • Laura Vukich

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Manuela

    $10

  • Katie Lazzara

    $25

  • Alexa Carollo

    $100

  • Paula Baker

    $25

  • Nina Gonte

    $25

  • Susan Hesson

    $25

  • Kathleen Crabb

    $25

  • Rebecca McCusker

     

  • Linda Charles

    $25

  • Jeff & Liz Sawka

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Bree Girgenti

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marlene Schafer

    $75

  • Rosanna Krug

    $20

  • Sara Hormi

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tausha and Eric Anderson

    $50

  • Nicole Simmons

     

  • Liz Dixon

    $25

  • Gole’s

    $100

  • Coleen Marturano

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • The McFall’s

     

  • Molly, Pablo, Matty & Zuley

    $50

  • Liz Sholl

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sam Weinberg - Windy City Twins Group

    $15

  • Jessica Payne

    $20

  • The Pytlik Family

    $25

  • Kovacs family

    $25

  • Nevarez Family

    $30

  • Lauryl Williams

    $100

  • Tommy and Jamie Fabbri

     

  • Jamie and Tom

     

  • Patti Carollo

    $50

  • Marg Stewart

     

  • Cheryl Wilson

    $25

  • Schmidt Family

    $25

  • Jer + Mon

     

  • Gorney's

     

  • Chelsea George

    $50

  • Lisa Billardello

    $25

  • Jim, Jenn, Sawyer and Ella Rhodes

    $50

  • Wolfe Family

    $50

  • Todd Sluzas

    $50

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225% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $5,630 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Marlee Valitutti

Amount Raised

$3,845

 

154% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mark Johnson

Amount Raised

$1,025

Fundraiser Title

Michelle Nix

Amount Raised

$760

 

58% Raised of $1,301 Goal

Donor Comments

Todd Sluzas

Todd Sluzas

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Wolfe Family

Wolfe Family

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Jim, Jenn, Sawyer and Ella Rhodes

Jim, Jenn, Sawyer and Ella Rhodes

DONATION: $50

Very proud of you Marlee! Have a great race! 4 months ago

Lisa Billardello

Lisa Billardello

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Chelsea George

Chelsea George

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Gorney's

Gorney's

4 months ago

Jer + Mon

Jer + Mon

4 months ago

Schmidt Family

Schmidt Family

DONATION: $25

Good luck Marlee! So proud of you for raising money and awareness for this cause! 4 months ago

Cheryl Wilson

Cheryl Wilson

DONATION: $25

Remembering your nephews! Prayers for all of you! 4 months ago

Marg Stewart

Marg Stewart

In memory of Trevor and Evan 4 months ago