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Stephanie Galizia's Fundraiser:

In Honor of Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung

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BENEFITING: Connecticut Community Foundation Inc

EVENT DATE: Oct 06, 2013

Stephanie Galizia

THE STORY:

There are few people that know you for your WHOLE life, from your very first breath. My first memories include Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung as my sister's best friend. We spent our early childhood together. Our families grew together. We went on vacations together. Although, Dawn's family moved to Connecticut when she was in middle school, our families and my sister's friendship with Dawn remained close for many years.

On December 14, 2012 the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary shook the nation. Twenty children and six staff members were taken that day. Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, was the heroic principal whose life was cut short by a gunman as she protected the school, students, and staff, she so dearly loved.

The events that unfolded that day shocked and affected every person differently. Learning that our lifelong friend was involved was even more heartbreaking.

I have been running for most of my life. I have done two marathons before and vowed that I would never do one again. Until this...
It seemed fitting to create a fundraiser that for each mile run, one of the victims will be remembered. The 26th mile will be dedicated to my friend, Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung.

The Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Memorial Fund has been created to benefit students from Dawn's hometown high school who are planning to pursue a career in education. This fund is administrated by The Connecticut Community Foundation.

Please consider donating to the Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Memorial Fund as I run this race to honor Dawn.

Thank you,
Stephanie Lubold Galizia

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To This Fundraiser

$551

MONEY RAISED
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  • Karen Abbott

    $20

  • heidi jo young hetland

    $25

  • Justine larsen

    $20

  • Anna, Matt, Addison, and Andrew

    $15

  • Krista Laderer

    $50

  • Roger Wooster

    $50

  • Vicki Schmidt

    $50

  • Patsy and Jeff

    $100

  • Donna DeWitt Maciejewski

    $25

  • CustomInk LLC

    $20

  • Lisa Bell

    $50

  • Michele Kelley

    $25

  • Tami Farley

    $26

  • Shawn Mastrantonio

    $25

  • Pete Crandall

    $50

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28% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $551 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Galizia

Amount Raised

$526

 

26% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carrie Johnson

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Pete Crandall

Pete Crandall

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Shawn Mastrantonio

Shawn Mastrantonio

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Tami Farley

Tami Farley

DONATION: $26

3 years ago

Michele Kelley

Michele Kelley

DONATION: $25

What a great cause!! Good luck & remember to walk a little bit to rejuvinate :) 3 years ago

Lisa Bell

Lisa Bell

DONATION: $50

Dawn. 3 years ago

CustomInk LLC

CustomInk LLC

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Donna DeWitt Maciejewski

Donna DeWitt Maciejewski

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Patsy and Jeff

Patsy and Jeff

DONATION: $100

So proud of you Steph, GO GO GO! 4 years ago

Vicki Schmidt

Vicki Schmidt

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Roger Wooster

Roger Wooster

DONATION: $50

4 years ago