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Noah's Light Foundation-Tough Mudder Chicago

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August 29, 2017

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Mat Welch

THE STORY:

Most people have been affected by cancer in some way; whether having battled it themselves or known a loved one who has fought that fight. Childhood cancer is very close to my heart. Working in the Pediatric ICU, I am in constant contact with children who are battling cancer of all varieties.


A few facts on Childhood Cancer:

· For every 8 children diagnosed with cancer, 1 will not survive

· Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States

· 43 kids are diagnosed with cancer everyday

· Only 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s annual budget goes to children’s cancer

· The average age of diagnosis for childhood cancer is 6

· Children have only had 3 cancer medications approved in the last 20 years

· Nearly 15,700 kids will be diagnosed with cancer in the next 365 days


This August I am running the Tough Mudder and partnering with a charity to raise money for children’s brain cancer research. Tough Mudder is a 12 mile military style obstacle course race (https://toughmudder.com). Unlike a normal Tough Mudder, I won’t be doing the course a single time. I’ll be running it both Saturday and Sunday, completing the 12 mile course as many times as I am able to. My goal is to complete the course four times each day, finishing just under 100 miles.


I am partnering with Noah's Light charity (https://www.noahslightfoundation.org) and set a goal of $1500. Donations of any amount are welcome and every bit quickly adds up. I hope you will join in supporting me as I partner with this great charity, helping raise money to find a cure for children's brain cancer. Thank you in advance for your donations and support. There is a "race support team" getting together and coming up race weekend, August 26 and 27, to help keep me motivated and cheer me on. Feel free to contact me about joining.

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$3,305

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jim and Marilyn Welch

     

  • Robin Duvall

    $75

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Buddy and Sandy Prochaska

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Chris, Caroline , Leo

    $25

  • KB

     

  • Jane Normile

    $50

  • Ed Swallins

    $200

  • Paul and Mary Lee Vivian

    $25

  • Jeff Stuerman

    $100

  • Alvan

     

  • Marty & Carol Limpert

    $160

  • MINDY AND TOM

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Connie Roessler

    $25

  • Kent and Sue Simons

    $50

  • Kents

    $25

  • David and Merilee

    $25

  • Dr. York

     

  • Courtney Maltagliati

    $25

  • Bret and Kelly Richardson

    $100

  • Fletch & Cheryl

    $50

  • Susan Kettenbrink

    $25

  • Tammy Anderson

    $25

  • Emily

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Stephanie Hardesty

     

  • Jack and Diane Dykes

    $25

  • Kate

    $50

  • Violet Martin

    $25

  • Debbie Rivera

    $50

  • Jane bradley

    $25

  • Angie S

    $10

  • Rachel R.

    $20

  • Laura CK

    $25

  • Matt and Beth Belding

    $25

  • Joan Upperman

    $25

  • Buddy and Sandy Prochaska

    $25

  • Kristi Stackle

    $25

  • ???? Sydney????

    $25

  • Kurt & Nicole Limpert

    $50

  • Scott Shek

    $25

  • A.K.

    $490

  • Laura, Jake, and Maria Alexander

    $50

  • Emily Moulton

    $50

  • Debbie Patterson

    $25

  • Chelle

     

  • Madi Foppe

    $25

  • Jess Plumart

    $10

  • Regina Jenkins

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

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110% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $3,415 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Mat Welch

Amount Raised

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110% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Angelica Beil-Caliendo

Amount Raised

$110

 

11% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Noah's Light Foundation

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Heather Black

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Donor Comments

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

DONATION: $100

2 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 weeks ago

Regina Jenkins

Regina Jenkins

DONATION: $10

In memory of Keira Stout 3 weeks ago

Jess Plumart

Jess Plumart

DONATION: $10

For Rylan ð??? 3 weeks ago

Madi Foppe

Madi Foppe

DONATION: $25

Love you mat! What your doing is so inspiring!! 3 weeks ago

Chelle

Chelle

Kick some ass today!! 3 weeks ago

Debbie Patterson

Debbie Patterson

DONATION: $25

3 weeks ago

Emily Moulton

Emily Moulton

DONATION: $50

For every child I've cared for in my PICU fighting cancer 3 weeks ago

Laura, Jake, and Maria Alexander

Laura, Jake, and Maria Alexander

DONATION: $50

3 weeks ago

A.K.

A.K.

DONATION: $490

Good Luck Matt! Proud of you & honorded to support a worthy cause. Congratulations on reaching your goal! 4 weeks ago