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January vote for you! May 20…
January vote for you! May 2013 bring you nothing but Peace and Happiness!

If you got a second please check out my FYL project: http://www.crowdrise.com/findyourlightfoundat/fundraiser/nadinebiewer

I´d love to have your support!
Have a great month!!!
Love, Nadine
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November vote for you God Bl…
November vote for you God Bless
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Megan
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'May the Votes' Be Ever in Y…
'May the Votes' Be Ever in Your Favor :)

Hi Ricci! I hope May is treating you well!!!

We wanted to see if you're in the neighborhood to bring PURE JOY to a very deserving child's life... A $20 donation will provide a birthday celebration and cake for one of our 25 students- an experience they have NEVER HAD in their life. Can you imagine never getting to celebrate your special day and not ever eating a piece of cake in your entire life? Well, either can us, so we want to change that for our extremely hard working students!

Donate $20 to provide the once in a lifetime memory for one of our students, and we'll provide you a picture of the event- something you can cherish forever as well :)

Cheers and Happy Crowdrising,
Megan + Imagine Scholar Team
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Jena
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One week ago Team Tre ran th…
One week ago Team Tre ran the LA Marathon and I'm happy to share with you that we all finished strong and happy! We cannot thank each of you enough for your generous donation to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America in support of Trevon and our run. Thanks to your support, we raised over $4800!! That is an AMAZING contribution towards the fight against sickle cell! Thank you so very much for taking the time to support us and our cause. 

Lots of love,
Jena & Team Tre
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A vote for YOU!
Have the best weekend ever!
One Love,
Wendie
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Alicia
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January vote! Please conside…
January vote! Please consider joining and/or donating to the Reader to Reader cause, which helps promote literacy K-12 across the globe!
http://www.crowdrise.com/reader2reader


Thanks,
Alicia
Reader to Reader Mentor
7 years ago
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Happy New Year!! January vote for you!
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Linda
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Hi...A January Vote for you...May this new year bring you all the blessings your heart can hold...Also, wishing you a great fundraising year for all your Projects!....( My Project...CURE EPILEPSY...January Goal = Raise $43 for Jason's 43rd Birthday on January 31st.
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A December Vote sent your way, along with Best Wishes for a successful Project... Also, Wishing you a Holiday filled with the warmth of caring, the joy of giving , and the love of friends and family... ( My Project...CURE EPILEPSY)
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Here's a december vote for you! Keep up the great work you are doing and if you have a second, please visit my page so you can see my projects and send a vote back! Have the best day ever.
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Ricci Pruden
Ricci Pruden
Redondo Beach, CA
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jan 06, 2011
Stuff About Me:

I began training this past November for the LA Marathon that is taking place on March 20th, 2011. Yes, a marathon... 26.2 miles, CRAZY! Some people run for fun, but I have chosen to run for a cause. There are hundreds of great causes out there, and I wish I could support them all but I have dedicated my time, blood, sweat and tears to support the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. In the United States it is estimated that over 70,000 people have sickle cell disease. About 1,000 babies are born with the disease each year in America. Sickle cell disease refers to a group of inherited blood diseases which can cause severe pain, damage to vital organs and for some, death in childhood or early adulthood. Sickle cell disease affects the oxygen-carrying protein inside the red blood cells called hemoglobin.

Most of you had the GREAT pleasure of knowing one of my best friends, Trevon Moore, who battled with sickle cell all his life. I met Trevon in 6th grade and knew then, that he was something special. Throughout the years we became the greatest of friends. His strength, courage and pure joy for life was so contagious. His smile and laugh could light up the darkest of rooms. Even though he was sick, you would never know! He had such a passion for life and dreamed BIG! This past year was very tough for him, in and out of the hospital and in a lot of pain. During my many visits to the hospital, Trevon would bring out the goofball in me. He would always laugh at my dumb jokes and crazy antics. And he lovedddd ice-cream. He would tell me the doctor said it'd make him feel better (surrrrre). Even during these tough times, Trevon never gave up. He would always say, "When I get better, I want to..." He had big plans!

Trevon knew that I was running for Sickle Cell, and although he thinks I'm crazy, was very appreciative. I would always call him to complain that I didn't feel like going for a run, but somehow he always talked me into just doing it. He'd say, "Just do it, like Nike." I would always text him after,... "8 miles done!" and all he would say is "you're nuts" :)

On a rainy Sunday morning, Jan 2nd, I completed week 5 of training and did my 10 mile run (in the rain, it sucked!). Shortly after...I got the devastating news that he has passed away. My heart shattered into a million pieces. It was a pain that I have never felt before. My best friend was gone, how could this be? I just video chatted with him before I went to bed the night before. So many memories, so many laughs, so many smiles.

Although my heart is still broken, I know Trevon is now free of pain and suffering and smiling on all of us! He truly was a special soul that touched so many of us in a way that words cannot express. He will always be here with us and will give us the strength we need to get through the hard times. Tre will be here with us during the joyous times to share all of the laughs and smiles. And I know Trevon will be there pushing me along throughout the rest of my training and especially during the marathon itself. I wouldn't be able to do it without him! Trevon is my best friend, my hero, my guiding light, my angel.

I understand that asking for funds in a difficult time may be a challenge, so ANY amount is greatly appreciated! If monetary donations aren't available I ask that you donate blood at your local blood bank. Blood donations can not only help Sickle Cell patients but can help save the lives of others!

I hope you will visit this link from time to time to track my fundraising and training progress. Thank you so VERY much for all your support!

Ricci
Pruden

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Ricci Pruden's Fundraisers

Team Tre

Team Tre

Amount Raised:

$1,725

Runnin' Down a Dream: Trevon

Runnin' Down a Dream: T…

Amount Raised:

$12,687

 

254% Raised of $5,000 Goal