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Melanie Bowman's Fundraiser:

$31 for my 31st Birthday

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Melanie Bowman

THE STORY:

Dear Family, Friends and Colleagues,

As my thirty first birthday approaches (on April 18th), I started thinking about the best way to celebrate living three plus meaningful decades. As it turns out, I have a lot to celebrate; I am blessed with unconditional love from my family, caring friends, a devoted husband that I cherish, and a career that makes my heart full every day. As you may know, for the past five years, I have been working with seniors and family caregivers that often times experience the emotional and physical pain that goes hand-in-hand with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. For my 31st birthday, I wanted to see what would happen if I channeled all of my resources to make a huge impact on the issue that matters most to me.  

It all started last summer.  I had the opportunity to attend the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon. One of my favorite memories of this experience was hearing Scott Harrison, the founder of Charity Water, speak about giving up your birthday for a cause greater than yourself. As I sat in the Newmark Theatre with 1,000 people who are committed to living a remarkable life, I knew on my 31st birthday, I would raise my voice for a cause near and dear to my heart and right here in Pinellas County.

This disease doesn’t matter who you are. This was made very clear to me recently, when an A-list actress called our office for home health care services for her mother who was suffering from memory loss. Meeting this amazingly beautiful and accomplished celebrity, and seeing her interact with her mother, will always be one of the most humbling experiences of my life.  We are all just people who need other people.

So friends, family, and colleagues, if you were to celebrate my birthday with me, you perhaps would buy me a drink, share a meal with me, or even buy me a gift. This year, instead of celebrating my birthday, I’m doing something way more fun. I am asking that you help me raise $350 in just 7 short days! A donation of $31, a dollar to represent each year of my life will help me reach my goal fast. However, I am very gracious for every single dollar that gets donated, and every penny helps. I am raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. I chose this organization because I know and admire the people that work there, and it is very important to me that the money raised makes a difference in the lives of people who live in my community, right here in Pinellas County. Please help me make a difference, and thank you for making my birthday very special.

 

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To This Fundraiser

$897

MONEY RAISED
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  • Melanie Bowman

    $31

  • Your very, very proud father

     

  • Valerie & Jay

    $31

  • Marcy and Brian Kornfeld

    $31

  • Jan Present

    $31

  • Mark Segel

    $31

  • Helene Graziano

    $31

  • Christine Hamacher

    $31

  • Marisa and Chad Kurland

    $31

  • Kim Linder

    $31

  • Marcy Present Ettlinger

    $31

  • k-bo

    $31

  • Dana Nicoletti and Mike Justus

    $31

  • Diana and Andrew Cooper

    $31

  • Pam Bowman

    $31

  • Jan and Mal Segal

    $31

  • Judy and Steve Bowman

    $31

  • Abby Sterensis

    $31

  • Mindy and Jason Margolin

    $31

  • Erik & Lori

    $31

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Judy & Jarrett Kass

    $31

  • Aunt Nancy & Uncle Larry

    $31

  • Stef Coren

    $31

  • Ali and Jacob Sager

    $31

  • Jill and Anthony Ragano

    $31

  • Denise Bloch

    $31

  • Shawn Bercuson

    $31

  • The Kantner Law Firm

    $31

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179% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

The Kantner Law Firm

The Kantner Law Firm

DONATION: $31

Happy Birthday, Melanie... a few days late! 4 years ago

Shawn Bercuson

Shawn Bercuson

DONATION: $31

4 years ago

Denise Bloch

Denise Bloch

DONATION: $31

Happy birthday Melanie, hope it is a wonderful day! 4 years ago

Jill and Anthony Ragano

Jill and Anthony Ragano

DONATION: $31

4 years ago

Ali and Jacob Sager

Ali and Jacob Sager

DONATION: $31

4 years ago

Stef Coren

Stef Coren

DONATION: $31

In honor of Mellie's amazing devotion to this cause and my Papa - Simon Coren who fought it valiantly through his last breath. 4 years ago

Aunt Nancy & Uncle Larry

Aunt Nancy & Uncle Larry

DONATION: $31

Happy Birthday, Melanie! 4 years ago

Judy & Jarrett Kass

Judy & Jarrett Kass

DONATION: $31

Happy Birthday!!!! We love you! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

Happy Birthday Melanie!! What you are doing is awesome! Love, Jenny 4 years ago

Erik & Lori

Erik & Lori

DONATION: $31

4 years ago