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Kelley SMILKSTEIN's Fundraiser:

Every Step to Recovery Counts

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Kelley SMILKSTEIN via Crowdrise
October 27, 2013

1 yr ago I did my 1st half marathon, raising nearly $2400 for Hope Lives! New video shows how YOU made a real impact: http://bit.ly/16eHeJe  See more

BENEFITING: LYDIA DODY BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

EVENT DATE: Oct 07, 2012

Mileage Tracker: 160

Kelley SMILKSTEIN

THE STORY:

UPDATE: I completed the race, felt great, and helped a fantastic cause. Thanks everyone! This fund raiser is now closed :)

I am running the Staten Island Half-Marathon (13.1 miles in honor of my mother, Jean)

In May 2012, my mother, Jean, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. Two weeks later she underwent a mastectomy. The scary part is diagnosis but the really hard part is coping with loss and the months of recovery. Through her experiences of trying to find support, she was referred to an organization called Hope Lives. This organization assists women in northern Colorado by providing care, guidance and education post-diagnosis. For Jean, Hope Lives was the lifeline she needed in a rural area that lacked resources— often leaving her frustrated and without a much-needed support system. For me, Hope Lives was peace of mind, knowing that she could be part of a community that that could understand her and bring her closer to full recovery. Today, Jean is back at work, and coming to terms with her "new normal." For my mom, and for the women of northern Colorado, I am running the Staten Island Half on October 7, 2012. Will you join me in supporting them?

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$2,375

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ardel, Lisa and Jalen

     

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  • Aunt Sandy and Uncle George

     

  • Marta Gendra

     

  • Michael Liss

     

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198% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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The Team: $2,375 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Erin Smilkstein

Erin Smilkstein

To my mom, my sister, my aunts, cousins and other courageous women who keep showing me that strength can be beautiful and have a sense of humor. 4 years ago

Paulina

Paulina

4 years ago

Tricia

Tricia

Thank you for the inspiration Kelley! 4 years ago

Michael Liss

Michael Liss

4 years ago

Marta Gendra

Marta Gendra

4 years ago

Grandma Hohn

Grandma Hohn

4 years ago

Aunt Sandy and Uncle George

Aunt Sandy and Uncle George

4 years ago

Norris & Margot Rudon

Norris & Margot Rudon

For continued good health for our daughter and my sisters... 4 years ago

Lisa G

Lisa G

In support of Kiki's efforts for my sis-in-law! 4 years ago

Virginia Gilleses!

Virginia Gilleses!

Go Kelley! We couldn't run that far all together ;) Love you & Auntie Jean! 4 years ago