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Tom Rust's Fundraiser:

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/

$2,475

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

  • Vanessa Stefanics

    $50

  • Gloria VanHouten

    $50

  • Lance & Diana Smith

    $50

  • Jake DuBois

    $25

  • Light Up the Room Foundation

    $50

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71% Raised of $3,500 Goal

The Team: $22,095 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Cheryl Ritter

Amount Raised

$5,555

 

159% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Colleen Clare-Coen

Amount Raised

$4,680

 

134% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Derek Graver

Amount Raised

$3,985

 

114% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brandon Rust

Amount Raised

$3,025

Fundraiser Title

Tom Rust

Amount Raised

$2,475

 

71% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joshua Rennels

Amount Raised

$2,375

 

68% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laura Gill

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Light Up the Room Foundation

Light Up the Room Foundation

DONATION: $50

8 months ago

Jake DuBois

Jake DuBois

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Lance & Diana Smith

Lance & Diana Smith

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Tom! 9 months ago

Gloria VanHouten

Gloria VanHouten

DONATION: $50

9 months ago

Vanessa Stefanics

Vanessa Stefanics

DONATION: $50

9 months ago

Light Up the Room Foundation

Light Up the Room Foundation

DONATION: $1,700

10 months ago

Deb Spiropoulos

Deb Spiropoulos

DONATION: $100

11 months ago

Mike Nardi

Mike Nardi

DONATION: $100

11 months ago

Walter Wiacek

Walter Wiacek

DONATION: $100

11 months ago

Dominic and Lisa Villecco

Dominic and Lisa Villecco

DONATION: $100

11 months ago