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Melanoma Education Foundation NYC 2017

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THE STORY:

It is hard to believe that we are approaching our 9th year leading the Light Up the Room Foundation.  As many of you know, this has been a cathartic experience for our family.   It has been incredibly rewarding to support causes of significance that have special meaning to us, as well as, a means to annually recognize the life of Karen.   When we started this memorial I have maintained that I would try my best to stay fit enough to run the NYC Marathon until I was 60…unfortunately running on my 60th birthday didn’t work out last year due to injury, as such, I am committed to run it this year one last time.  Still crazy after all of these years…this is my swan song. As a means to raise funds and awareness we started the Angels Run and are continuing the tradition this year, our 6th Annual, on Sunday, October 1st.  We hope to see all of you at this year’s event to give Brandon and myself a great send off to the NYC Marathon on November 5th.  This year, the Angels Run and marathon effort will be to raise funds for the Melanoma Education Foundation (http://www.skincheck.org/).  It goes without saying that this is a cause that is dear to our hearts.    To register for the Angels Run:  Angels Run 2017 To Donate to the Marathon Effort:   Brandon: https://www.crowdrise.com/melanomaeducationfoundationnyc2017/fundraiser/brandonrust Tom: https://www.crowdrise.com/melanomaeducationfoundationnyc2017/fundraiser/tomrust1   In training for the marathon each year, there comes a point where you question the sensibility of it all-- and then you experience the marathon.   The excitement of the day where 60,000 runners and 2 million spectators help push you over the finish line makes it a totally unique event.  It is a marathon where half of the runners run for a purpose or a personal cause.   Karen led us on this journey due to her passion for running and the compassion she showed in serving those who suffered from cancer as an oncology nurse.  The foundation began with an aching heart and a loss, but has empowered us on our mission to raise funds for cancer research.    Above all else, we want to take a moment to thank you for your generous support.  Without you we could not make a difference each year as we try to do.    Thank you once again for your support and words of encouragement and we hope to see all of you at the Angels Run on October 1st.  CABERNET!  Tiffany,Brandon & Tom Rust www.Lightuptheroomfoundation.org  Please take a moment to enjoy the photos of our journey by following this link:  Angels Run To register: Angels Run 2017 Visit Hopewell Valley Vineyard: http://www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com/

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To This Fundraiser

$2,250

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brett Reese

    $100

  • Michael Hodsdon

    $50

  • Dominic and Lisa Villecco

    $100

  • Walter Wiacek

    $100

  • Mike Nardi

    $100

  • Deb Spiropoulos

    $100

  • Light Up the Room Foundation

    $1,700

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64% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $18,407 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Cheryl Ritter

Amount Raised

$5,393

 

154% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Colleen Clare-Coen

Amount Raised

$3,930

 

112% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brandon Rust

Amount Raised

$2,911

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Joshua Rennels

Amount Raised

$2,375

 

68% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tom Rust

Amount Raised

$2,250

 

64% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Derek Graver

Amount Raised

$1,548

 

44% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Light Up the Room Foundation

Light Up the Room Foundation

DONATION: $1,700

1 hour ago

Deb Spiropoulos

Deb Spiropoulos

DONATION: $100

3 weeks ago

Mike Nardi

Mike Nardi

DONATION: $100

3 weeks ago

Walter Wiacek

Walter Wiacek

DONATION: $100

4 weeks ago

Dominic and Lisa Villecco

Dominic and Lisa Villecco

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Michael Hodsdon

Michael Hodsdon

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Brett Reese

Brett Reese

DONATION: $100

Cabernet!!! 2 months ago