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BENEFITING: ABOVE & BEYOND CANCER

ORGANIZER: DM

EVENT DATE: Jun 21, 2013

Kim Butcher-Pope

THE STORY:

Kim Pope wrote -

On June 21st, a team of 160 cancer survivors and supporters will embark on a 4,000-mile run across America. One marathon at a time, the team will cross 15 states and more than 500 communities as they work to pass their baton from the Pacific to the Atlantic. I am one of those runners.

On July 16th I ran 26.2 miles with the Above +  Beyond Cancer Organization.  I supported Dotty Meltesen and Michelle Reibsamen Flattery as they ran their leg of the Million Dollar Marathon.  It was a hot day, a lot of sweat and tears were shed, but it was one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.  On July 18th, I received an email informing me that a group fitness participant that attends my classes had found out Monday July 15th that her 3 year old daughter, Maddy has Leukemia.  My immediate reaction was WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP!  I was told that they did not need any help right away, but would like people to give blood or donate money to cancer research.  I immediately decided I was going to raise money in Maddy’s honor and run the last leg of the Million Dollar Marathon.  I don’t know Maddy, but I know her mom, she is a very caring and beautiful person.  She loves her kids and would do anything for them.  Maddy is only 3 years old and while I know cancer does not discriminate to think of a 3 year old going through what she is going through breaks my heart!  It makes me mad, sad and motivated at the same time!  I am a runner and I love to raise money for a great cause!  What I am asking is that you support me while I run yet one more marathon and donate in Maddy’s honor!

Here is Maddy’s story:

“As some of you may know already, and most of you do not, our little Maddy was diagnosed with leukemia on Monday. She had been running a low-grade fever for about a week, which got worse over the weekend. She had a nosebleed on Saturday and developed a limp on Sunday night. We took her into be seen yesterday morning and were sent directly to Blank Children's hospital. She had a bone marrow biopsy, lumbar puncture along with a lot of needle pokes. The type she has is Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (or ALL) and she has the type B form. This is actually all good as it is the most common form of childhood cancer. Her white count was pretty high so she is considered high risk (but not higher risk or highest risk - actual categories). Overall, she is doing pretty well and they have already started chemo. She will have pretty intensive chemotherapy for a month, at which point they hope to get the "cancer count" from near 100% down to under 0.1%, and then less intensive therapy for 2.5 years to ensure that it does not come back.
SO, right now, we do not need anything. We have already gotten a lot of offers for things, but the only things that you can do for us is to keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Like I said above, this is going to be a long journey and we will probably be cashing in on offers to help down the road.
Thank you for all of the text messages, emails and phone calls. Sorry we haven't gotten back to most of them, but we've been a bit busy. This will probably be the easiest way to relay information to everyone from here on out.”

Please follow Maddy and her progress

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/madelynanderson/mystory


More information can be found on the run's website: http://coasttocoastforcancer.org

$2,280

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • BB

    $100

  • DED

    $500

  • Paul Forristal - Tshirt Dotty

    $20

  • Cash - Dotty

    $80

  • In Honor of the McNamar Family & Maddy - Dotty Shirts

    $121

  • Patrick and Millie Buggy

    $50

  • Ron Butcher

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Nora Lashae Thompson

    $25

  • Chris Birler

     

  • Sirfus

    $50

  • Cherokee Leadership Team

    $100

  • Susan Bunz

    $100

  • Kevin Shields

    $10

  • Kim Forrester

    $25

  • Brenda Renner

    $5

  • Reid Worksafe

    $16

  • Kim Thilges

    $50

  • Tom Bennett

    $75

  • Beaver Creek Worksafe

    $3

  • Jess

    $25

  • Kristin McClure

    $25

  • Mike Kock

    $25

  • Josh Coughlin

    $75

  • Cindy Langenberg

    $50

  • Kristine and Mitch Reed

    $25

  • Linda Gillespie

    $125

  • Doniphan Leadership Team

    $100

  • Moe Family

    $100

  • Dan Brunkow

    $100

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30% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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The Team: $20,446 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Dan Brunkow

Dan Brunkow

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Moe Family

Moe Family

DONATION: $100

Maddy Anderson 4 years ago

Doniphan Leadership Team

Doniphan Leadership Team

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Linda Gillespie

Linda Gillespie

DONATION: $125

4 years ago

Kristine and Mitch Reed

Kristine and Mitch Reed

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Cindy Langenberg

Cindy Langenberg

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Josh Coughlin

Josh Coughlin

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Mike Kock

Mike Kock

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Kristin McClure

Kristin McClure

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Jess

Jess

DONATION: $25

4 years ago