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Lee Ann Zondag's Fundraiser:

Strokes, Pedals and Steps for Breaths

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BENEFITING: LUNG CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION

EVENT DATE: Jul 23, 2011

Lee Ann Zondag

THE STORY:

Because of the overwhelmingly generous response to my fundraiser, I am upping my goal to $1,500!! Can't wait to surpass that and raise it again! Thanks to everyone that has donated, I am in complete awe of everyone's generosity. It is truly humbling.

I'm going to be swimming (500 yards), biking (11 miles) and running (3.2 miles) this Saturday in my first triathlon to raise money and awareness for lung cancer research. Every dollar will help and will go to an extremely worthy cause that needs more attention.

"Why?" might you ask. Well... A few months ago, my good friend Alicia asked a group of friends to do the NJ State Triathlon with her before her wedding day (August 6th!). Alicia thought it was a good way to get in shape for her special day, but more importantly, she wanted to do the race in her mom's honor. Alicia's mom, Rosey, died of lung cancer when we were freshmen in college, never having smoked a cigarette in her life. I couldn't respond "count me in" fast enough as I thought it was a beautiful tribute to her mom who had been on the sidelines of our soccer and lacrosse games, cheering us on for all of our younger years.

Unfortunately, lung cancer struck again and took the life of my dear friend's dad just last week. Diana's dad had been battling lung cancer for the last few years and passed on Tuesday. Mr. Fikaris was a remarkable man and will be dearly missed by his family, friends and the community.

Every time I’ve gone out to train over the last few weeks – whether it be swimming, biking or running – I’ve thought a lot about Rosey and Mr. Fikaris, the strength that they possessed, the battles that they fought and their love for life and family. So Saturday will be for them too. Every stroke, every pedal rotation, every step and every breath I take during my race will be for them and the others that are affected by this terrible disease.

Thanks in advance for any good luck wishes and any contributions you wish to make – large or small, every dollar will help find a cure. And if you’re in West Windsor this weekend, come to Mercer County Park on Saturday to cheer on all of the racers! You’ll see some familiar faces, including mine. I’ll be the one wearing a red tank top and smiling!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,830

MONEY RAISED
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  • janet zondag

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dirk and Lindsay Zondag

     

  • Anna Kreitzer

     

  • kathryn caperton wright

    $20

  • Jeff and Amy Rust

    $50

  • Matt, Jodi, Elli, and "future baby" Siegel

    $20

  • Schmeen Moshiri

    $20

  • Cristy Villasmil

    $10

  • Meredith Klein

    $30

  • Lee Ann Zondag

     

  • Jen Dobrzelecki

    $25

  • Kevin Long

    $20

  • Chenier Taylor

    $10

  • Turner Family

    $50

  • Diana Figueroa

    $50

  • Alexsis Wilkes

     

  • Alicia Portalatin

    $25

  • Dan

    $25

  • Jane Oh

    $50

  • mary kate

    $20

  • Brian, Sheryl, Braedon, and Geneveive Morro

     

  • Jim Dowd

    $100

  • Golin Harris

    $250

  • Barbara Vaccaro

    $50

  • Sara & Nate Towne

     

  • Kevin Downing

    $20

  • Sarah Schmidt

    $25

  • Amanda Lordy

    $50

  • Becky SEnnett

    $30

  • Amanda & Chris

    $25

  • Kara Pinato

    $10

  • Leigh and John Townes

    $100

  • Kate Reuter

    $50

  • Tara, Andy & Dylan Lindsay

    $25

  • Axford Family

    $50

  • gpops

    $100

  • Kathleen McGraw

    $25

  • Erin Hayes

    $50

  • Erin and Matt Pymm

    $50

  • Alissa Green

    $10

  • Andy and Diana

    $50

  • Pete Townes

    $50

  • Michael Hicks

    $30

  • Kat Forester

    $20

  • Cara Akselrad

    $30

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122% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,830 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Lee Ann Zondag

Amount Raised

$1,830

 

122% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Hicks

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Cara Akselrad

Cara Akselrad

DONATION: $30

Congrats my friend. I am so proud of you! 6 years ago

Kat Forester

Kat Forester

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Michael Hicks

Michael Hicks

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Pete Townes

Pete Townes

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Andy and Diana

Andy and Diana

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Alissa Green

Alissa Green

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Erin and Matt Pymm

Erin and Matt Pymm

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Erin Hayes

Erin Hayes

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Kathleen McGraw

Kathleen McGraw

DONATION: $25

Go get 'em, Lee Ann! Enjoy it and have fun! Be safe. Proud of you, Kathleen 6 years ago

gpops

gpops

DONATION: $100

6 years ago