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Rachael Gagnon's Fundraiser:

"Run" for Little Pink Houses of Hope

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BENEFITING: Little Pink Houses of Hope

EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2014

Rachael Gagnon

THE STORY:

If you know me, you know I have undergone aggressive cancer treatment for Stage III Breast Cancer over the last 15 months. After my last round of chemo, when I also had pneaumonia, and I could not walk up more than 2 stairs without having to stop to breathe, it was that very next step that I swore to myself if I beat this cancer then I would run a half marathon exactly one year from my last day of treatment. My race was scheduled for October 2013. In June I broke my right ankle and it took 12 weeks to heal.  It may have pushed my half marathon into 2014, but it did not break my spirit and I will eventually run that race.  I have slowly started training again and building up my ankle strength.  I plan to run the Hartford ING Half Marathon in October of 2014. 

But there is something else I want to do while I run. I want to raise money for a charity that helped my family and I through the toughest year of our lives. That charity is Little Pink Houses of Hope. And that is exactly what the organization does. They offer breast cancer patients a vacation, a beach house and an all inclusive week long trip, right on the ocean. A chance for families to remove themselves from weekly cancer treatments, Dr's appointments and fear, and instead find their smiles again, and regain that hope. It is because of Little Pink Houses of Hope that I finished my cancer treatment strong and smiling. When you donate to Little Pink Houses of Hope, you are literally sending a family such as mine on a vacation that we could not have ever afforded because all of our money was spent on cancer treatments. But you are not just sending a family on a vacation so they can experience a week of bliss where cancer does not exist. You are also helping that woman, that Mother, Sister, Friend find her way again, so that she can reach down and find that strength to keep up the fight in kicking cancer's ass! For more information on Little Pink Houses of Hope please go to www.littlepinkhousesofhope.org

I have created this page so that all of my family and friends can help my dream come true!  100% of all donations will go directly to Little Pink Houses of Hope.


Thank you in advance for believing in me. And please know that for each one of you who donate, I will be taking every step toward that finish line with your name etched in my heart.

xoxo Rachael

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$633

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • A Little Pink Houses of Hope Volunstar

    $100

  • Shelby N.

    $20

  • Kelley Sgroi-survivor

    $25

  • Rory Plude

    $100

  • Kerry Ann Mullen

    $50

  • Carrie Davidson

    $50

  • Brian Jackson

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jon Greenbaum

    $10

  • Sara Babyak

    $20

  • Courtney Perry

    $20

  • Jessica Durdock Moreno

     

  • Sheryl Novick

    $18

  • Jill Sebestyen McCabe

    $20

  • Patty Boron

    $100

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32% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $633 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Patty Boron

Patty Boron

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Jill Sebestyen McCabe

Jill Sebestyen McCabe

DONATION: $20

My mother-in-law, Cindy McCabe, is a 16-yr breast cancer + metastasized bone cancer survivor. She is in fantastic health and I wish you the same!! 5 years ago

Sheryl Novick

Sheryl Novick

DONATION: $18

So glad Jessica (DM) posted this- I had no idea! My thoughts are with you as you race- you look terrific! 5 years ago

Jessica Durdock Moreno

Jessica Durdock Moreno

Thinking of you, Rachael!! 5 years ago

Courtney Perry

Courtney Perry

DONATION: $20

You amaze me, such an inspiration! Good luck!!!! 5 years ago

Sara Babyak

Sara Babyak

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Jon Greenbaum

Jon Greenbaum

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Brian Jackson

Brian Jackson

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Carrie Davidson

Carrie Davidson

DONATION: $50

In honor of you dear Rae! If you want another person to run with you I'd be honored to join your team. Go you! 5 years ago