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REFLECTIONS OF GRACE FOUNDATION INC's Fundraiser:

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THE STORY:

Race For Grace and its beneficiary Foundation are named after Grace Elizabeth Ekis, a precious 5-year-old girl, who lost her courageous 13-month battle with a rare cancerous brain tumor on Valentine’s Day 2008. Grace was diagnosed in January 2007 with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an inoperable tumor located in the brainstem, at the base of the brain.  Affecting primarily children, it is the rarest and worst of all pediatric brain tumors.  Approximately 150 to 200 children are diagnosed with this type of tumor each year and survival time is typically just nine to twelve months from diagnosis. There is no known cure for this type of cancer and there have been no advances in treatment options for more than 35 years.

 

The despair over the loss of their child, coupled with frustration over the lack of treatment options, led Tamara and Brian Ekis to form the Foundation named after their daughter.  The name, Reflections Of Grace, signifies the effect she had on the lives of those she touched over the course of her short life.

 

As our mission, Reflections Of Grace is dedicated to:

  • Providing financial, emotional, and educational support for children and their families affected by pediatric brain cancer
  • Raising awareness of all types of pediatric brain tumors, with a particular focus on diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPGs), or Brainstem Gliomas
  • Joining with other like-minded organizations in educating, aiding and funding the search for a cure for DIPG and other forms of pediatric brain cancer in the hope of curing all cancers

 

With your help, this event can be an inspiring success – both in terms of the monetary contributions gathered for the benefit of others and in the sense of community togetherness that we hope to encourage.  Thank you for sharing our purpose and passion by donating to this important and deserving cause.  Your generous support of and genuine care towards Race For Grace is deeply appreciated.

 

Reflections Of Grace Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

REGISTER

$36,602

MONEY RAISED
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  • First United Methodist Church of Irwin

    $500

  • Thermo King of Pittsburgh, Inc.

    $100

  • CCN America

    $250

  • Mr. Squeegy Window Cleaning Co.

    $100

  • Dollar Bank

    $1,000

  • Olive or Twist

    $500

  • Sitko Bruno LLC

    $500

  • Giant Eagle Specialty Pharmacy

    $1,000

  • Tina Reed Orthodontics

    $500

  • Gina Cerilli for Westmoreland County Commissioner

    $250

  • Lindsay-Jobe Funeral Home

    $100

  • Toddler Town USA

    $500

  • TC Stein Industries, LLC

    $1,000

  • Excela Health

    $500

  • Kimicata Brothers, Inc.

    $250

  • Resource Development & Management

    $100

  • Jeff Markanich

    $100

  • Gibson-Thomas Engineering Co., Inc.

    $250

  • The Shaffer Family

    $100

  • The Metz Family

    $150

  • V&M Star

    $500

  • R:Base Technologies, Inc.

    $250

  • dck worldwide, LLC

    $1,000

  • Level Green Plumbing & Heating LLC

    $250

  • Printer's Edge

    $500

  • Sheetz

    $500

  • Blaufeld Schiller & Holmes LLP

    $500

  • Dan Natale Sports Center

    $100

  • Cost Company, LP

    $250

  • The McCloskey Family

    $10

  • A Boss Opticians

    $25

  • Dr. Carla Capozzi Orthodontics

    $250

  • Bob Massie Toyota Scion

    $250

  • Primp Salon

    $300

  • Northern Sky Dental

    $500

  • Nicole Desmond

    $50

  • Savolskis Wasik Glenn Funeral Home, Inc.

    $100

  • Cammuso

    $100

  • Westmoreland West Association of Realtors

    $500

  • Costa Custom Builders

    $250

  • Love & Learn Children's Center, Inc.

    $250

  • Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home

    $50

  • Peoples Natural Gas Co, LLC

    $500

  • Alco Washer Center

    $1,000

  • Jacktown Ride & Hunt Club

    $100

  • William Snyder Funeral Home Inc.

    $250

  • Jim Silvis for Judge

    $250

  • Salon 5844

    $100

  • Lindsay Bacco

    $250

  • Sakmar Family

    $100

  • Andrew & Joan Sakmar

    $50

  • Dana Zarou

    $50

  • North Huntingdon Police Fraternal Relief Assocation

    $100

  • Norwin Supply

    $250

  • MedExpress

    $250

  • AUNT PATSY & UNCLE DAVE

    $250

  • Revenue Integrity Group

    $1,000

  • Angela and Jeffrey Hack

    $10

  • Shop 'n Save Patrons

    $43

  • Pastor Reed Moore

    $10

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    $500

  • Duquesne University Christmas Party Fund

    $500

  • John and Patricia Soforic

    $20

  • Dee Volpe

    $25

  • Debra Daversa

    $50

  • Arlene and Gary Funk

    $100

  • Giant Eagle Patrons

    $26

  • Joan Grabowsky

    $25

  • Wright's Gym

    $200

  • Ed and Valerie Camic

    $25

  • The Quayle Family of Avon Lake Ohio

    $100

  • Jim Ford

    $768

  • Sunset Valley RFG Dress Down Day

    $90

  • Donald & Hally Van Slyke

    $100

  • Sunset Valley Fun Fair

    $140

  • Norwin Middle School FCCLA

    $150

  • Amanda Reis (Hillside Hall Staff at Westminster)

    $50

  • Benzinger Family

    $50

  • Pam and Dan Beattie-Shore

    $25

  • Lori M. Matrozza-Coyne

    $30

  • Jamie and Matt Tamasy

    $15

  • Harry Janicki

    $100

  • Pollyann and William Heller

    $25

  • Betty M. Peters

    $100

  • Kristin and Jeremy Bavolek

    $75

  • TCarr Advertising

    $25

  • Richard and Lisa Foster

    $50

  • Margaret Kasmer

    $50

  • Gateway Financial

    $1,000

  • FUM Church of Irwin - United Methodist Women

    $100

  • L.B. Foster

    $1,000

  • Kenneth and Nicole Salera

    $50

  • TJ and SA Jackson

    $50

  • Dan and Johannah Kessler

    $200

  • Paterra Family 

    $50

  • Thermo Fisher Company Match Program

    $250

  • Kohl's (North Huntingdon)

    $500

  • BNY Mellon

    $1,300

  • Idlewild

    $330

  • Alcoa Grant

    $2,500

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The Team: $36,602 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Alcoa Grant

Alcoa Grant

DONATION: $2,500

2 years ago

Idlewild

Idlewild

DONATION: $330

2 years ago

BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon

DONATION: $1,300

2 years ago

Kohl's (North Huntingdon)

Kohl's (North Huntingdon)

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Thermo Fisher Company Match Program

Thermo Fisher Company Match Program

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Paterra Family 

Paterra Family 

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Dan and Johannah Kessler

Dan and Johannah Kessler

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

TJ and SA Jackson

TJ and SA Jackson

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kenneth and Nicole Salera

Kenneth and Nicole Salera

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Gateway Financial

Gateway Financial

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago