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In Memory of George Rodrigue

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BENEFITING: GEORGE RODRIGUE FOUNDATION INC

EVENT DATE: Dec 20, 2014

Heather Parker

THE STORY:

In December 2009, my cousin Judy and I teamed up to run the Ol' Man River Half Marathon in honor of our cousin Craig who had recently died from colon cancer, and for our Aunt Kathy who was living with ovarian cancer. Together we raised over $2000 for the American Cancer Society. It was a fantastic day. Our family came out to watch us run through and around New Orleans City Park, and my brother-in-law, George Rodrigue, took us out for a victory brunch after. Little did we know how much would change over the coming years...

In May of 2012, George was diagnosed with cancer. In March of 2013, our Aunt Kathy died. On December 14, 2013, we lost George, and our hearts were broken.

George did many things in his life, but one of his greatest accomplishments was collaborating with his son Jacques to form the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA). This nonprofit organization provides scholarships to Louisiana high school seniors through its annual art contest. Working in collaboration with Louisiana A+ Schools, GRFA is helping to promote arts integration in Louisiana's classrooms. George's Art Closet provides supplies and/or funds to purchase supplies, for Louisiana art teachers and schools whose funding does not otherwise allow for the expense.

Most of all, George was a loving husband, father, uncle, brother and friend. 

I run in his honor, and in loving memory.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,645

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tony Bernard

    $100

  • Rhonda Egan

    $100

  • Ranelle Christle

    $25

  • k

    $40

  • Jenn

    $50

  • Karen

    $50

  • Jim & Sandee Baughman

    $50

  • Gail Buckland

    $25

  • John and Robin Leach

    $50

  • Chris McClanahan

    $100

  • Camille and Caroline

    $100

  • Leslie Young & Family

    $100

  • Kathleen

    $25

  • Jennifer Jolin

    $25

  • Stacey & Brody Miller

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Heidi Valveri

    $25

  • The Ravines

     

  • Jenny Carter

    $20

  • Lacy Bonjean

    $100

  • Tanya

    $25

  • Amanda Foret

    $100

  • Stephen Chapman

    $500

  • Sally Foret

     

  • Mary Helen Burns

    $50

  • Margaret

    $25

  • Beverly Covington

    $25

  • Patty Friedmann

    $100

  • Philip O'Quin

    $35

  • Judy (Wolfe) Byler

    $50

  • Rose McKinney

    $50

  • Robert Freeman

    $100

  • Elizabeth Crafts

     

  • Joe and Gloria

    $100

  • Ann and Brett

    $100

  • Melinda Moore

    $30

  • Douglas Magnus

    $100

  • Kerri Ford

    $20

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132% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,645 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Heather Parker

Amount Raised

$1,580

 

79% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Amanda Foret

Amount Raised

$1,065

 

53% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Kerri Ford

Kerri Ford

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Douglas Magnus

Douglas Magnus

DONATION: $100

Go Heather, Go! 3 years ago

Melinda Moore

Melinda Moore

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Ann and Brett

Ann and Brett

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Joe and Gloria

Joe and Gloria

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Elizabeth Crafts

Elizabeth Crafts

3 years ago

Robert Freeman

Robert Freeman

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Rose McKinney

Rose McKinney

DONATION: $50

In memory of Tom McKinney. 3 years ago

Judy (Wolfe) Byler

Judy (Wolfe) Byler

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Philip O'Quin

Philip O'Quin

DONATION: $35

3 years ago