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Ribbon of Hope

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BENEFITING: RIBBON OF HOPE INC

EVENT: 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

EVENT DATE: Oct 12, 2014

Amy Anderson

THE STORY:

Cancer. It affects so many people daily.

11 years ago I lost my father to Lung cancer and I understand how it impacts people and their loved ones. As an Oncology nurse I see and help people fight cancer daily - not only the physical fight, but the emotional and spirtual fight as well. Those who have a good support network of family, friends, and caregivers do so much better with treatment. 

When I worked inpatient Oncology I became familiar with Ribbon of Hope. They have such a presence and impact on the people they see. As a new nurse I would want to spend as much time with every patient and tend to all of their needs. I quickly realized that needs became prioritized by time constraints. Medical care came first, as time permitted I would do my best to be there for many of their other needs. Ribbon of Hope made a big impact on me one night when I had a patient I had grown very close to near the end of her battle. She was alone and had been struggling emotionally and spirtually. I could not let her be alone during this time. I didn't know what to do. I went to Loretta with Ribbon of Hope who somehow happened to be at the hospital later into the evening. She was familiar with the patient and spent time with her during her hour of need. 

That moment made me realize on a much deeper level that it takes a team, a group, a good support network that is comprised of many people to fight cancer. This is but one small example of what Ribbon of Hope does. 

When I decided that I wanted to raise money for an organization that helps people affected by cancer I knew I wanted something local. An organization that helps the people I see daily, Ribbon of Hope. Running is a big part of who I am, I enjoy inspiring others to follow their dreams. I ran the Chicago Marathon last year and was so overcome by emotions as I had acheived a major goal for myself. One that took many years to realize i COULD accomplish.  I knew that I would use my next marathon as my fundraiser. As it happens, this year's marathon is once again the Chicago Marathon.

Please join me in supporting not only Ribbon of Hope, but those fighting THE battle of their lives. 


http://ribbonofhope.org/

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To This Fundraiser

$375

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jen and Olivia Hockenhull

    $50

  • Mike and Toni Bristol

    $25

  • The Rowes from Elkhart, IN

    $25

  • Marcie Hemenway

    $100

  • Tina Harkins

    $25

  • Grabowski Girls

     

  • The Grove Family

    $25

  • 3/29/47

    $50

  • The Conley Family

    $50

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15% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $375 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

The Conley Family

The Conley Family

DONATION: $50

You will rock this race, my friend! 3 years ago

3/29/47

3/29/47

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Grove Family

The Grove Family

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Grabowski Girls

Grabowski Girls

In memory of Nora Nordblad and Irene De Craene 3 years ago

Tina Harkins

Tina Harkins

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Marcie Hemenway

Marcie Hemenway

DONATION: $100

Amy you rock! Thank you for supporting ROH and thank you ROH for supporting our cancer patients. 3 years ago

The Rowes from Elkhart, IN

The Rowes from Elkhart, IN

DONATION: $25

For my husband, a lung cancer survivor, my friend Toni, a breast cancer survivor and my friend Joe, a lung cancer victim. Not forgetting the many, many others in our lives touched by this disease. Thank you Amy. 3 years ago

Mike and Toni Bristol

Mike and Toni Bristol

DONATION: $25

Thanks Amy for being such a great supporter of this cause. 3 years ago

Jen and Olivia Hockenhull

Jen and Olivia Hockenhull

DONATION: $50

You are an inspiration, Amy! Good luck! 3 years ago