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Mandy Smoke's Fundraiser:

Our Clubhouse Pittsburgh Marathon 2017

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BENEFITING: Our Clubhouse

ORGANIZER: Our Clubhouse

EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017

EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017

Mandy Smoke

THE STORY:

Hey Everyone! 

As many of you know, I LOVE to run and what better way to raise money than running for a cause. 

Our Clubhouse is a non-profit organization that provides free emotional and social support to those touched by cancer in western Pennsylvania.  They offer workshops, speak series and one-on-one support. 

Cancer is a term no one likes to hear. Last year, my world was rocked when my Grams, who was suffering from a small cell norendocrine cancer, became my guardian angel. That moment, that day, will be a memory I will never forget. The night before, she wasn't feel well and she hadn't been doing well that week. I was scheduled to run the half in Erie the following morning and debated on going. Before I left her house that night, I told her I would see her in the morning. She looked at me and said to go run and to come see her with my medal afterwards. She never saw it. During the 2.5 hour drive to Erie, being within 5min of the Start line, I got "the" call. My Grams took her final breath just moments ago. My heart sank and my world came crashing. I wanted to turn around, I wanted to come home but my Mom told me not too. She said, with a quiver in her voice, "She would have wanted you to finish." 

That day, I ran my first half marathon. With tears in my eyes, it was by far my toughtest run. I couldn't focus, I wanted to quit but something in me kept me going. Whenever I would slow my pace because I was getting frustrated, the perfect song would come on to get me going again. She was on my mind the entire time. When I entered the course, dandilion whisps were flying everywhere. She was with me and she was watching me. 

This year, I am running in honor of my Grandmother who fought for 18 months before earning her wings. 

Please help me reach my goal and give this amazing organization the monetary means to help other families. 

Thank you! 

Love, M

http://ourclubhouse.org/

$290

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mandy Smoke

    $25

  • Amy Openbrier

    $25

  • Jess Sak

    $15

  • Amanda Faloshey

    $50

  • Laura Hasson

    $25

  • Osso's pizza

    $100

  • Jasmine & Jimmy

    $50

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29% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $24,227 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Chelsea Prior

Amount Raised

$2,623

 

105% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michele McGinley- Kish

Amount Raised

$2,050

 

293% Raised of $700 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nancy Griffith

Amount Raised

$1,610

 

805% Raised of $200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Margie Carl

Amount Raised

$1,365

 

137% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Megan Patrick

Amount Raised

$1,052

 

210% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meghan Pyszniak

Amount Raised

$1,025

 

103% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Ries

Amount Raised

$1,001

 

200% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kyra Elash

Amount Raised

$945

 

270% Raised of $350 Goal

Donor Comments

Jasmine & Jimmy

Jasmine & Jimmy

DONATION: $50

Love you! So proud of you! 4 months ago

Osso's pizza

Osso's pizza

DONATION: $100

In memory of Patricia Osso 5 months ago

Laura Hasson

Laura Hasson

DONATION: $25

You're determination is always so inspiring. I'm so proud of you. Go get 'em girlfriend! Love you ð 5 months ago

Amanda Faloshey

Amanda Faloshey

DONATION: $50

God Bless! 5 months ago

Jess Sak

Jess Sak

DONATION: $15

Run, girl, run!! 8 months ago

Amy Openbrier

Amy Openbrier

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Mandy Smoke

Mandy Smoke

DONATION: $25

In Memory of Patricia Osso 11 months ago