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Annalise Greco's Fundraiser:

National Stroke Association NYC Marathon 2016

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June 27, 2016

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Annalise Greco

THE STORY:

In August of 2015, my Father was back at the office after a summer vacation when he suddenly collapsed at work. He was first rushed to a nearby hospital with high blood pressure. It was only 24 hours later when his condition was worsening and an MRI indicated that he indeed suffered a stroke. This is the man who has never missed a soccer practice, track meet, or weekend skiing my entire life!

Anyone who knows my Dad knows he is unable to sit still. Without fail, I know that the car would have a full tank of gas and that Dunkin’ Donuts coffee would be waiting on the counter when I came home on the weekends. Whether it was a last minute trip to Vermont, a drive back into the City, or simply a bike ride after dinner, he always seems to be willing to do anything for his three kids. All of these thoughts crossed my mind as we waited for my Dad to slowly recover after his stroke. Would he recognize us and be able to communicate? Will he be himself when he wakes up?

I hope that participating in this marathon and running on behalf of the National Stroke Association can show my family’s appreciation for all those that helped my Dad in his recovery, as well as spread awareness about the severity of strokes. The National Stroke Association provides stroke education and programs to stroke survivors and caregivers. As the 5th leading cause of death in the US, we should all recognize signs and symptoms of stroke. A HUGE thank you to the incredible neurosurgeons and ICU nurses at JFK Stroke Center that supported my Dad every step of the way. My family is eternally thankful.

Additional Thanks: My Mother who managed to remain patient and positive throughout this entire experience. She has been assisting Dad every step of the way. From wife to friend to caregiver, I am not sure what role you have not played over the last 35 years of your marriage!

To the rest of my family and friends: THANK YOU! Thanks to the Farina, Bonfiglio, Puricelli, and Greco families for keeping Mom, Eddie, Richie, and I sane throughout this entire experience. Aunt Carol – thanks for being my personal chauffer for several weeks. Huge thanks to all of our family friends who managed to keep a continuous stock of food in the fridge and keep our spirits up. We are grateful for all of the prayers and well wishes from near and far. 

$5,155

MONEY RAISED
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  • Annalise Greco

    $50

  • Hue-Kan Tran

    $100

  • Evelyn Mencos

    $100

  • Andrew Luy

     

  • zach harrison

    $250

  • Alexa Quku

    $25

  • Michael Guglielmo

    $50

  • Elizabeth Girgenti

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • ned

    $100

  • Michael Gorczyca

    $50

  • Jen D'Ambrosio

    $50

  • Tom & Emma Butler

     

  • Caroline Greco , Liliana & Christopher Budesa

     

  • Adriana Greco

    $50

  • The Evangelista & Brescia Families

    $500

  • Erin Meinert

    $25

  • The Myks

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • George & Daniela Greco

    $250

  • Midhattan Woodworking Corp

    $100

  • Lourdes and Zak

     

  • Richard Greletski

    $15

  • Rachel Paguaga

    $100

  • Danny Manning

     

  • Jessica Gambino

    $25

  • Rubel and co

    $50

  • Rajesh Mani

    $75

  • Danielle Gambino

    $25

  • Michael and Maureen Gambino

     

  • Mary Rizzo

    $100

  • Dylan Crosby

    $50

  • JP & June Mahon

    $100

  • Marcella Avellaneda Schuler

    $25

  • John & Cathy Williams

    $100

  • Christine Nolan

    $100

  • The Farina Family

    $150

  • Nancy Martori-Cole

     

  • Kate Santoro

    $25

  • Market Axess

    $700

  • Tom Baker

    $50

  • Marcia Avellaneda Henne

    $40

  • The Testa Family

    $100

  • The Bonfigs

    $150

  • Market Axess

    $525

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147% Raised of$3,500 Goal

The Team: $101,698 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

David Saslow

Amount Raised

$36,163

Fundraiser Title

Betsy Schmalz Ferguson

Amount Raised

$5,500

Fundraiser Title

Annalise Greco

Amount Raised

$5,155

 

147% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tony Busa

Amount Raised

$4,660

 

133% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Susan O'Connor

Amount Raised

$4,400

 

126% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

chris peter

Amount Raised

$4,050

 

135% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Angel Crowe

Amount Raised

$4,003

Fundraiser Title

Mary Bramley

Amount Raised

$4,000

Donor Comments

Market Axess

Market Axess

DONATION: $525

2 years ago

The Bonfigs

The Bonfigs

DONATION: $150

"You'll be on your way up! You'll be seeing great sights! You'll join the high fliers Who soar to high heights. You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your Mountain is waiting, So ... Get on your way!" Dr. Seuss Good Luck & Safe Travels to Our Beautiful & Strong Annalise! â 2 years ago

The Testa Family

The Testa Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Marcia Avellaneda Henne

Marcia Avellaneda Henne

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Tom Baker

Tom Baker

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Market Axess

Market Axess

DONATION: $700

2 years ago

Kate Santoro

Kate Santoro

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Nancy Martori-Cole

Nancy Martori-Cole

2 years ago

The Farina Family

The Farina Family

DONATION: $150

So proud of you Annalise - good luck Peppa! 2 years ago

Christine Nolan

Christine Nolan

DONATION: $100

2 years ago