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Kathleen Plucker - Camp Challenge Ride & Bandit 5K 2014

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BENEFITING: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

EVENT: Camp Challenge Ride & Bandit 5K 2014

EVENT DATE: Sep 06, 2014

Kathleen Plucker

THE STORY:

On the morning of September 6, I will be running in the Bandit 5K as a member of Team Hole in the Wall. This is the only event that starts and finishes at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp!

In 1988, Paul Newman opened the first Hole in the Wall Gang Camp here in Connecticut so that seriously-ill children would have a place where they could have some serious fun. The camp is still going strong today, now with many locations across the United States and around the world.

Campers' families are put at ease because children can attend camp at no charge and have access to outstanding medical staff and equipment while they are on site.

Children fighting cancer are heroes to me. In the past, I have worked at ALSAC/St. Jude to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (so that families can receive affordable care). When I lived in Washington, DC, I tutored hospitalized pediatric cancer patients through the Ronald McDonald House.

Throughout the years, I have supported the camps but in less direct ways. I often purchase Newman's Own products and have taught the kids why doing so is a good thing. Last spring, Paige and I participated in an event at our local sewing store where we made eight pillowcases to be used by Hole in the Wall Gang campers. (Bedding supplies had been lost in Hurricane Sandy.)

But now I'd like to take things up a notch. I have paid to participate in the race. Because I am a first-time participant runner, any money that I raise beyond $100 will be matched.

Paige will be volunteering at the event. The tremendous experiences she has had camp are also part of my motivation - all kids should be able to experience such fun times and lasting memories.

Please consider donating. Individually, we are strong. Together, we are stronger!

 

$375

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tim, Mary, Noah and Melody

    $10

  • Peni and Steve

    $50

  • Kay

    $50

  • Kathleen Crowell

    $10

  • Jen Staskiewicz

    $10

  • Grandma Kautz

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Tina Reid Douglas

    $20

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150% Raised of $250 Goal

Donor Comments

Tina Reid Douglas

Tina Reid Douglas

DONATION: $20

Good luck, Kathleen! I love this cause and your commitment! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Grandma Kautz

Grandma Kautz

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Jen Staskiewicz

Jen Staskiewicz

DONATION: $10

Kathleen, you are amazing! Good luck! 4 years ago

Kathleen Crowell

Kathleen Crowell

DONATION: $10

Have fun Kathleen! 4 years ago

Kay

Kay

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Peni and Steve

Peni and Steve

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Tim, Mary, Noah and Melody

Tim, Mary, Noah and Melody

DONATION: $10

4 years ago