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Relay for COLAGE

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May 16, 2016

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BENEFITING: COLAGE

EVENT DATE: May 13, 2016

Michelle Duso

THE STORY:

This May, I'm running the Cape Cod Ragnar Relay to benefit COLAGE. Our team will run 200ish miles from Hull to Provincetown in this overnight running adventure. Why? Well, I get to run a lot with some amazing people (3 times to be exact, once for each of my children) while I raise awareness and money for COLAGE to keep doing incredible work. When you donate, you get to feel wonderful for helping us make it all happen!

Please keep reading to learn a bit about COLAGE and why I care. And please make a contribution to support COLAGE in their efforts to build community and create positive social change.  

COLAGE has been empowering and building community with and for people with one or more LGBTQ parent(s) for over 25 years. Our family has attended the annual Family Week event in Provincetown, MA for 17 of those years. Family Week brings hundreds of LGBTQ headed families together to celebrate, support and enjoy each other. COLAGE provides programming for over 200 youth in 2nd-12th grade that week alone, with adult COLAGErs as volunteer staff.  COLAGE programs offer a balance of creativity, recreation and skill-building. They provide a safe environment to talk with other youth about challenges they face and ways to become empowered, while focusing on connecting them with a network of peers that will be lifelong friends and a critical support system. 

My oldest son, Justice (pictured on the right with his brothers), has grown up participating in COLAGE. Now that he's aged out of programming, he proudly returns as a volunteer staff member. As a parent, I've witnessed first hand the incredible power of our kids having a space to be themselves, share their stories and make connections with others who share their experience of having an LGBTQ parent. The confidence, compassion, relationships and newfound skills that result are inspiring. The experience and sense of community is simply life changing. I couldn't be more proud to support COLAGE and its growth, and I thank you for joining me. 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,040

MONEY RAISED
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  • Little Brother Steph!

    $100

  • Tracy

    $100

  • Vicki Tedder

    $25

  • Deanna Makinen

    $15

  • Beth and Marta Lev

    $50

  • Martha Palan

    $50

  • Natasha and family

     

  • Herb & Dorothy Brown

    $50

  • Joe Sousa

    $50

  • Elda Dawber

     

  • Darlene Allen

    $50

  • Wendy Felton

    $25

  • Jess MB

     

  • Jules Summers

    $50

  • Ragnar lady

    $50

  • Penny and Becky Barton-Zuckerman

    $25

  • Jordan B

    $25

  • Annie Van Avery

    $25

  • The Lemon Tart Lady! :)

    $25

  • Meghann Tedder

    $25

  • Jenny Smith

    $60

  • Samatha N

     

  • Adrian Ogle

    $25

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104% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,040 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Adrian Ogle

Adrian Ogle

DONATION: $25

Xoxoxo 2 years ago

Samatha N

Samatha N

2 years ago

Jenny Smith

Jenny Smith

DONATION: $60

Proud of my friends, Julie and Michelle and their boys, Justice, Dylan and Cory! You set a great example for any family and all parents to follow. 2 years ago

Meghann Tedder

Meghann Tedder

DONATION: $25

Good luck! You've always been an amazing & giving person! 2 years ago

The Lemon Tart Lady!  :)

The Lemon Tart Lady! :)

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Annie Van Avery

Annie Van Avery

DONATION: $25

In honor of the MOST amazing board member, Michelle. Thank you Michelle! 2 years ago

Jordan B

Jordan B

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Penny and Becky Barton-Zuckerman

Penny and Becky Barton-Zuckerman

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Ragnar lady

Ragnar lady

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jules Summers

Jules Summers

DONATION: $50

2 years ago