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Locks for LUGE

Team Member: Matthew Mortensen

Matthew's Photo
Matthew's Photo
Matthew's Photo

EVENT DATE Apr 09, 2015

THE STORY:

Erin Hamlin wrote -

The luge community, both worldwide and especially in the United States, is a small one. Because of this, once you are a part of it, those around you become a second family. One of our own has been hit with an unimaginable hardship at a heartbreaking young age. While he and his family fight the physical, emotional, and financial battles that come with beating Hodgkin's Lymphoma, as part his luge family we wanted to help make sure he would still get the chance to battle it out with his competitors on the track. 

To do this, we, as USA National Team athletes and staff, have rallied together to support Duncan's athletic dream by offering to shave our heads or chop/donate our hair if we get your support through pledges over the next 3 wks! Going through the hair loss stage in the long road of cancer treatment at the end of the luge season, Duncan now sports a trendy new hairstyle we couldn't resist joining in on! 

Evidence of the inspirational resilience and passion of this young athlete is his recent performance at Junior Nationals in Park City. After completing his first round of chemo, Duncan hopped on a plane to Utah to train and compete, coming home with three bronze medals. Seeing this kind of dedication and heart gives me high hopes for the future of a sport that I have grown up in and dedicated my life to.
Knowing that the primary focus of his family is obviously on Duncan's health, and rightly so, we hope to not only support them in beating cancer but also help offset the costs of being an aspiring luger and support him as a fellow athlete.

Please consider supporting our cause. Yes, Duncan is now a victim of Hodgkin's Lymphoma, but that is not who he is. He is an athlete, always will be, and having this battle take away from those dreams would be heartbreaking.
Thank you!

Click the links below for info on the USA Luge Team and the International Luge Federation:

http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Luge/National-Team

http://www.fil-luge.org/index.php?id=461

$550

 

110% Raised of $500 Goal

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  • Jack Elder

    $50

  • David Balestrini

    $250

  • Paul, Lisa and Sam Day

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Joseph Mortensen

    $50

  • Crystal and Danny

    $50

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Organized by

Erin Hamlin

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $6,401 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Erin Hamlin

Amount Raised

$3,015

 

60% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jayson Terdiman

Amount Raised

$1,866

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Mortensen

Amount Raised

$550

 

110% Raised of $500 Goal

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Aidan Kelly

Amount Raised

$425

Fundraiser Title

William Tavares

Amount Raised

$300

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chris mazdzer

Amount Raised

$245

Donor Comments

Crystal and Danny

Crystal and Danny

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Joseph Mortensen

Joseph Mortensen

DONATION: $50

Best of luck Duncan! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Slide fast Duncan! 2 years ago

Paul, Lisa and Sam Day

Paul, Lisa and Sam Day

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

David Balestrini

David Balestrini

DONATION: $250

Dunc, your a great guy!! 2 years ago

Jack Elder

Jack Elder

DONATION: $50

Doubles drivers stick together 2 years ago

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