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John Samori's Fundraiser:

Tough Mudder Challenge for Autism / REED Academy

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BENEFITING: REED ACADEMY INC

EVENT DATE: Oct 20, 2012

John Samori

THE STORY:

I am going to participate in a Tough Mudder Challenge on October 20th in Englishtown, NJ.  If you have been sleeping under a rock and don't know what Tough Mudder is by now, you can click the link:  http://toughmudder.com/.  In a nutshell, its a 10-12 mile run through more than 20 obstacles complete with fire pits, mud, greased monkey bars, more mud, barbed wire, more mud and finishing with a run through hanging eletrical wires!! !!

WHY would I do this?  Two reasons.  First, goals, no matter how insane, are good for you.  But more importantly, I want to raise money for an outstanding cause that is very close to my heart - The REED Academyhttp://www.reedacademy.org

Here's the scoop on REED Academy and why it's important.  Please read this because I am confident that you either have a family member, or a friend, or a relative that has a child with autism.

Nearly 14 years ago, my nephew Christopher was diagnosed with autism.  My sister Mary and her husband, Rob, along with four other families were desperate…their toddlers had autism and were not receiving the most appropriate services to meet their individual needs.  Together in 2003, the five families started REED Academy, a non-profit school for children with autism and began operating out of a small synagogue basement before moving to a church in Garfield.  Finally in 2011 REED moved to its permanent state-of-the-art facility in Oakland, NJ!  It was a dream come true.  The facility includes an Adult Services wing to support the ever growing population of adolescents and adults with autism who have life-long needs. None of this would be possible without the incredible support of our generous donors over the years!  REED Academy is privately run and receives no state or federal funding to remain open ~ survives only through philanthropic support.

So, here's where you come in.  Please donate as much as you can by clicking on the orange "DONATE" button above.  Every dollar means something and your support will make a HUGE difference in the life of my nephew Christopher and all of the other children at REED Academy.

Thank you so much for anything you can pledge!!  And if you make a donation, I promise to send you a really embarrassing picture of me during, or after, the Tough Mudder!!

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To This Fundraiser

$8,790

MONEY RAISED
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  • Andrew Smith

    $100

  • Clarissa Santillo

    $500

  • Tom Carfagno

    $50

  • Ian Konesky

    $50

  • Mark & Alicia Edwards

    $50

  • Jeff Krieger

    $50

  • Molly Dowd

    $50

  • Dylan Enrico

    $150

  • Craig Hasday & Larry Kirshner

    $100

  • Rogo

    $100

  • Terry and John Fasciano

    $100

  • darrell and Shelley Chilton

    $100

  • Rossi Family

    $100

  • Espo

    $100

  • Top Notch Cardiologist and Mogul Skier

    $250

  • Monty and Co.

    $50

  • Chip

    $200

  • Jay & Kathy Frazer

    $15

  • John Samori

    $250

  • Annie

    $50

  • Jean Samori

    $300

  • Freddy

    $100

  • Don Lande

    $50

  • Brian Sarter

    $100

  • Even better cardiologist, once top runner but mediocre skier

    $101

  • Beth Flynn

    $50

  • Ray and Pat Samori

    $100

  • Mary Fasciano

    $50

  • Clarissa

    $100

  • John Celidonio

    $100

  • Andy M

    $20

  • Rennie Napoli

    $100

  • Andy, the guy behind John begging him to wait ...

    $100

  • Paul Najdzin

    $100

  • Peter Crahan

     

  • Guy Villani

    $100

  • Dave Calder

    $137

  • Barry

    $200

  • Richard Appert

    $100

  • Frank Eory

    $50

  • Chris De Luca

    $50

  • Dave and Judy Lockhart

    $100

  • Tracy Randolph

    $25

  • Jersey Shore Coffee Roasters

    $150

  • Chris C.

    $50

  • Matt Monahan

    $100

  • Mary, Rob & Christopher Moran

    $100

  • Eric Bechtel/IdeaQuest

    $100

  • Tracey Griffin Himmel

    $50

  • Trish Farrell

    $25

  • Paul D'Emilia

    $50

  • Kathleen Anselmo

    $100

  • The Martinez Family

    $100

  • Ryan Day

    $25

  • babs

    $25

  • Mike Sanders

    $100

  • Ray, Vicky, Peter and Grace

    $100

  • Frank Lonardo

    $100

  • Erin O'Connor

    $50

  • Mary Dowd

    $50

  • Eva Simpson

    $100

  • De Salvo Family

    $50

  • Arthur Brody

    $50

  • Earle Allen

    $100

  • Curt Olson

    $500

  • Millie Pampaloni

    $50

  • Peter Danish

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • ken witt

    $100

  • Melinda & Tom G.

    $25

  • Karen Fasciano Schmidt

    $25

  • Dave and Julie Musicant

    $100

  • Mark Helms

    $125

  • Dave Rarey

    $100

  • The Dennis Family

    $25

  • Commercial Finance Association

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Michelle Ferry

    $50

  • Claire Samori

     

  • Kay Prince

    $150

  • Gail Strick

    $50

  • Espo

    $20

  • Bob Hartnett

    $100

  • John

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Walter Family

    $65

  • Consoli Family

    $25

  • Tommy Carlock

    $50

  • Terri Orem

    $100

  • Lou Capezzuto

    $100

  • Neil Bar-or

    $50

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88% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Neil Bar-or

Neil Bar-or

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Lou Capezzuto

Lou Capezzuto

DONATION: $100

Great work by John and the Samori family! 4 years ago

Terri Orem

Terri Orem

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Tommy Carlock

Tommy Carlock

DONATION: $50

In support of a great guy and an old friend... 4 years ago

Consoli Family

Consoli Family

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

The Walter Family

The Walter Family

DONATION: $65

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

John

John

DONATION: $250

A bet is a bet, so this is for the Top Notch Cardiologist! Go Giants! 4 years ago

Bob Hartnett

Bob Hartnett

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Espo

Espo

DONATION: $20

Just want to make it an even $8K...good luck! 4 years ago