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Long Branch New Jersey Half Marathon

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Dena Sherwood via Crowdrise
January 06, 2011

BENEFITING: ARMS WIDE OPEN CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2011

Dena Sherwood

THE STORY:

THIS TEAM HAS BEEN PUT TOGETHER BY SHARON RIZZO AND ADRIENNE SORENSEN IN HONOR OF BILLY SHERWOOD TO RAISE FUNDS AND AWARENESS FOR NEUROBLASTOMA.

JUST WANTED TO SHED SOME LIGHT FOR THOSE THAT DON'T KNOW WHAT NEUROBLASTOM IS - IT IS THE MONSTER THAT IS STEALING THE LIVES OF OUR PRECIOUS CHILDREN - WHICH IS THE REASON I STARTED AWOCCF AND THE REASON BEHIND MY PASSION TO RAISE AWARENESS, FUNDS AND TO ONE DAY BE PART OF A CURE.



LAST NIGHT AT ABOUT 4:30 A.M. AN EMAIL CAME IN FROM A FELLOW NB PARENT, WHO WAS TOLD YESTERDAY AT MSKCC THAT IT WAS TIME TO TAKE HER 4-YEAR OLD DAUGHTER HOME WHO HAS BEEN FIGHTING THIS MONSTER SINCE SHE HAS BEEN TWO - AND TO JUST LET HER BE A KID AND ENJOY THE REST OF THE TIME THEY HAD TOGETHER, WHICH SHOULDN'T BE VERY LONG.



IN RESPONSE TO HER EMAIL WAS EMAILS FROM OTHER PARENTS, MY FRIENDS, WHO ARE ALSO TREATED AT MSKCC, SOME WHOSE CHILDREN HAVE PASSED AWAY AND ARE NOW ANGELS, SOME WHO ARE STILL FIGHTING, LIKE MY SON. HERE ARE SOME WORDS THAT REALLY HIT HOME FOR ME:



FROM A DAD THAT LOST HIS SON 2 YRS AGO - "THIS JOURNEY THAT WE GO THROUGH WITH OUR CHILDREN IS ONE THAT MOST PEOPLE CANNOT FATHOM. YOU DO WHAT YOU DO BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO CHOICE. WE WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET OUR CHILDREN THROUGH THIS. WE GLADLY SACRIFICE EVERYTHING IN OUR LIVES FOR OUR CHILDREN BUT YET IT IS NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH." - I COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER AND THIS IS TRULY WHERE MY PASSION COMES FROM TO DO EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE TO SAVE MY SON'S LIFE AND ALL OF HIS LITTLE FRIENDS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WHO ARE FIGHTING THIS VICIOUS FORM OF CHILDHOOD CANCER. I KNOW THAT IT IS GOD'S WILL AND WE HAVE NO CONTROL OF THE FINAL OUTCOME. BUT I KNOW THAT I FEEL THE PAIN OF EVERY CHILD THAT IS LOST BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW AS PARENTS OF CHILDREN OF NB, THAT YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR LAST SET OF SCANS. EVERY 3 MONTHS WE FACE THE POSSIBILITY OF RELAPSE AND BEING THROWN IN THE SAME POSITION OF THESE OTHER FAMILIES. THAT IS WHY I PRAY THAT GOD USE ME TO HELP AS MANY PEOPLE HERE ON EARTH FIGHTING THIS DISEASE AS POSSIBLE. AND THAT IS WHAT DRIVES ME TO KEEP GOING - IF I CAN PLAY A PART OF SAVING ONE CHILD, IT MAKES IT ALL WORTH IT. PLEASE JOIN ME.



WITH FAITH AND LOVE,

DENA - MOM TO SYDNEY 8 AND BILLY 3 - STAGE IV NB AND FOUNDER OF ARMS WIDE OPEN CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION - www.awoccf.org

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To This Fundraiser

$2,770

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jennifer DeBacco

    $20

  • Quincy rolon

    $25

  • Aunt Margaret

    $50

  • Maria Ferrara

    $25

  • Sharon and Joe Nazimek

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Alexander

    $20

  • Wayne

    $25

  • Linda Long

    $20

  • Alex, Dane and Ella Sorensen

    $20

  • Tilcon NY

    $250

  • Bernadette and Dave VanHof

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jodi Freeman

    $10

  • Erin Isaacs and Kurt Sorensen

    $100

  • AMY KING GUADAGNO

    $20

  • Sis Manieri

    $50

  • Patti Lombardi

    $25

  • Raquel, SS Beverage

    $30

  • The Krizan Family

    $50

  • Kathleen Brown

    $50

  • Jeannine Turner

    $25

  • Bonnie Osborne

    $25

  • Theresa Dalla Riva

    $35

  • Frank Bosley

    $50

  • kristy crovelli

    $20

  • Pat&Pete; Sorensen, Nancy&David; Croft

    $30

  • Kevin "BAM" Manieri

    $20

  • Paul & Gina Scutti

    $50

  • Craig Jackowski

    $50

  • Nick, Donna, Nicholas, Natalie, Nina Muzzicato

    $50

  • Renee Norton

    $10

  • Maria/ S.S. Beverage

    $20

  • Adina / SS Beverage

    $25

  • Mike schwartz / SS Beverage

    $30

  • Scott Pyper / SS Beverage

    $100

  • Vivian johnson

    $50

  • The Adams Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lisa G

    $25

  • Uncle Willie / SS Beverag

    $10

  • Luis Suarez

    $20

  • Ivan Pagan / SS Beverage

    $10

  • Yusef and Aliya Syed

    $75

  • Rob, Jill, Bobby, Shane, Luke Manieri

    $100

  • Jerianne and Saverio

    $50

  • Theresa Caroselli

    $25

  • Amy Michetti

    $25

  • Barbara Hippi

    $15

  • Dorren Barry and Family

    $25

  • Marlene, J's BIG SISTER

    $25

  • Susan Horn

    $20

  • Rich, Michelle, Frankie, Rocco, Ava Galasso

    $25

  • The Kavanagh Family!

    $50

  • The McDermid Family

    $25

  • mi mi pop pop

    $50

  • Nancy Giambroen

    $50

  • SS Beverage / Adina, Raq, Maria

    $30

  • Christine Zamarra

    $25

  • The Osorio's

    $25

  • Sensei Foot

    $100

  • Dave Kao

    $20

  • Sharon Lehman

    $20

  • Franklin Family

    $25

  • Carla Lomangino

    $20

  • Clark and Judy Sorensen

    $25

  • Peg & Andrew Dolson

    $25

  • Natalie Schaffer

    $20

  • Aid a shahinian

    $20

  • Connie Varaty

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $2,770 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Jill Manieri

Amount Raised

$1,305

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Adrienne Sorensen

Amount Raised

$1,150

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Jeannine Turner

Amount Raised

$175

Fundraiser Title

Frank rizzo

Amount Raised

$70

Fundraiser Title

Dena Sherwood

Amount Raised

$25

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Christine Zamarra

Amount Raised

$25

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Jennifer DeBacco

Amount Raised

$20

Fundraiser Title

Natalie Shafer

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Way to go, Jjill! Meant to get this in sooner but kept forgetting - you rock, and what an amazing cause! 6 years ago

Connie Varaty

Connie Varaty

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Natalie Schaffer

Natalie Schaffer

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Aid a shahinian

Aid a shahinian

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Peg & Andrew Dolson

Peg & Andrew Dolson

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Clark and Judy Sorensen

Clark and Judy Sorensen

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Carla Lomangino

Carla Lomangino

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Franklin Family

Franklin Family

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Sharon Lehman

Sharon Lehman

DONATION: $20

My sister, Joannie who will always be in my heart. 6 years ago

Dave Kao

Dave Kao

DONATION: $20

6 years ago