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Labrecque/LUNGevity Run as One

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October 08, 2016

Finishing my week off with a 10 mile run today. ( Next week need to pull twice that.  EEEK!)  Thanks for everyone's support!  Can't do this  See more
Colette Rabacs

THE STORY:

Eleanor Roosevelt once said,  "A woman is alot like a tea bag - You can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water”.

My mom, Kathleen Hussey, was so much more than strong - she was mighty.   Quite simply,  she was ...  Amazing.

Born in County Sligo, Ireland - my Mom came to America in her early 20's and at an Irish dance met the love of her life, my Dad - Willie.   Together they raised 6 of us.   My parents built our lives on the ideal that faith, family and fun would be enough to sustain us.   They were right.

My mom had boundless energy.  No task was too big or too small if you needed help.  She loved through her words, her actions, her prayers , even her soda bread.  Mom's love was and always will be eternal.    With her Irish brogue and friendly charm, my mom had more friends  than her Facebook page could contain.   She was just getting started in so many ways when the diagnosis came...

Lung cancer.   Diagnosed in 2010 with an advanced stage- my mother fought this disease with courage and conviction beyond anything I thought she was capable of.   Her bravery will always inspire me and remind me of how deeply she loved us all. 

On November 6th, I will be running the 2016 NYC Marathon.  I am running  to raise money for Run As One, a joint fundraising between the Thomas G. Labrecque Foundation and LUNGveity,  non-profit organizations dedicated to preventing lung cancer through research and awareness.  

More than 60% of people newly diagnosed with lung cancer have NEVER smoked or have quit smoking.   Lung cancer remains the leading killer among both men and women in the United States.   50% of new lung cancer patients will be diagnosed, like my mom, at a very late stage.   If only we knew......

 Please consider donating to help fight this disease.   Lung cancer is known as the "silent killer".   Together, let's turn up the volume of awareness  ** LET'S MAKE SOME NOISE!

If you would prefer to donate by check:                                                           Please make check out to the TGL FOUNDATION.   (you can mail it to me and I will send all checks to the Foundation) 

My address is:  4 Cardinal Lane, Westport, CT.  06880

Thanks with all my heart,                                                                                     Colette  

*** Come run with me on Instagram @Sligo.22 

 

 

 

$7,029

MONEY RAISED
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  • Team Rabacs

    $220

  • The Thaw Family

     

  • Sheila & Donnie McMaster

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Brian Hussey

    $500

  • Emma & Jason mullarkey xxx

    $25

  • John & Teresa Hussey

    $50

  • Meghan and Danny Peters

     

  • The Thompson Family

     

  • McGeehan Family

     

  • The Glennon Family

     

  • Scott, Katie, Liam & Max Keppler

    $220

  • Michael and Carol Murphy

    $100

  • Mary Lajos

     

  • Carrie and Dixon Hall

    $50

  • Colleen Hussey

    $100

  • Ward Family

    $100

  • Suzy Goodman

    $100

  • Melisa Didio

    $50

  • Julie McMahon

     

  • Howard Family

     

  • Man-Cave Seven and Sevens

    $250

  • The Casey's

    $100

  • Fradkin Family

     

  • Kitt & Allan

    $100

  • Neal & Diana McGraw

    $250

  • Dave Garrity

    $50

  • MK Nyland

     

  • Rabacs Family

     

  • Yuko Moy

     

  • The Nagy Family- Team West Coast Loggia

     

  • Gatto Family

    $200

  • The Martone Family

    $100

  • Fraas Family

     

  • The Klau Family

     

  • The Febo Family

    $100

  • Anne schimenti

     

  • The Fitton Family

     

  • James Hughes

    $100

  • Emily D

    $50

  • Julie Sullivan

    $25

  • McCarty Family

    $50

  • Courtney Walsh

    $100

  • KB

    $50

  • The Kutz Family

    $50

  • Karin Smith

    $100

  • Michael Hussey

    $200

  • Babe

     

  • Jeannette Baldassarre

    $100

  • Cathleen Fox

     

  • Laura Shevlin

    $50

  • The Moylan's

    $100

  • Rosie, Mike and Molly

    $100

  • Hank & PeggyVosswinkel

    $100

  • The Greer Family

     

  • Kelley Hussey

     

  • Mary Ellen n Zack Franzese

    $50

  • Archie Gianunzio

    $100

  • Lissette Polanco Wolf

    $100

  • The Lindwall Family

    $50

  • Renee & Dan Sullivan

    $100

  • Noreen and Joe Cunningham

    $100

  • Jimmy and Linda Hussey

    $220

  • Angela, Bennie & Sarah Smith

    $100

  • Nuala Byrne

     

  • Deirdre and Craig Fox

     

  • Harris family

     

  • The Gibson Family

    $100

  • Karin Smith

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

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234% Raised of$3,000 Goal

The Team: $68,535 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

THOMAS G LABRECQUE FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$9,351

Fundraiser Title

Colette Rabacs

Amount Raised

$7,029

 

234% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Vance

Amount Raised

$5,100

 

170% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Susy Stovin

Amount Raised

$4,940

 

165% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Rooney

Amount Raised

$4,853

 

108% Raised of$4,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joseph Mondello

Amount Raised

$3,917

 

131% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stacey Tashjian

Amount Raised

$3,280

 

109% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carol Kaminskas

Amount Raised

$3,195

 

107% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Karin Smith

Karin Smith

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Gibson Family

The Gibson Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Harris family

Harris family

2 years ago

Deirdre and Craig Fox

Deirdre and Craig Fox

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree- Amazing! Best wishes Colette... 2 years ago

Nuala Byrne

Nuala Byrne

2 years ago

Angela, Bennie & Sarah Smith

Angela, Bennie & Sarah Smith

DONATION: $100

For our 2 wonderful mom's...Aunt Kay and Aunt Peg xx 2 years ago

Jimmy and Linda Hussey

Jimmy and Linda Hussey

DONATION: $220

2 years ago

Noreen and Joe Cunningham

Noreen and Joe Cunningham

DONATION: $100

Lots of luck Colette!! Love you!ð 2 years ago

Renee & Dan Sullivan

Renee & Dan Sullivan

DONATION: $100

2 years ago