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Douglas Ross' Fundraiser:

Doug Runs For Anita

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BENEFITING: American Cancer Society

EVENT DATE: May 04, 2014

Douglas Ross

THE STORY:

This year I am going to race in the Blue Cross Broad Street 10-Miler as a tribute to my dear friend, Anita Leggi, and her family. 

In July of 2011, Anita was diagnosed with breast cancer that spread rapidly throughout her body.  The ensuing months were extremely challenging as she underwent chemotherapy.  Anita is a true matriarch and one of the most committed mothers that I have ever met.  Despite her critical condition, she carried herself with a level of strength that was nothing short of inspirational.  She has three boys (all of which are very close friends of mine) that she is utterly devoted to.

Later in 2011, while still battling her cancer, Anita saw her youngest son (Matteo) off to college.  In November, they received the devastating diagnosis that Matteo had stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Anita now had to not only battle her own cancer but fight for her son as well.  After a truly heroic battle, collectively fought by the entire Leggi family, Matteo has fully recovered... while Anita continues to fight.  You can read an article that the Press of Atlantic City wrote about their story here.  

The way that the Leggi family has conducted themselves through this incredibly difficult time is magnificent.  Their experience has motivated me to take on the difficult challenge of entering my first road race.  My hope is that my participation in the event will serve as a celebration of a truly wonderful family and raise money for a worthy cause.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,215

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brian Pietraccini

    $25

  • Jaimie Hef

    $35

  • Jennifer Flammia

    $30

  • Jenn and Ren

    $200

  • Barb Ross

    $50

  • Mary Jean Wyllie

    $25

  • Debbie Merced

    $50

  • Randy & Michelle Merced

    $25

  • Randolph and Joann Merced

    $200

  • Wendy

    $50

  • Justine Lin

    $25

  • Nadia K.

    $25

  • The Gahr Family

    $100

  • Giovanna Fiorentino

    $25

  • The Conlon Family

    $50

  • The Feldman Family

     

  • Mike Scannapieco

    $25

  • Allison & Nick Corley

    $50

  • Class 14-07

    $100

  • Caroline Byrne

    $25

  • Anita Leggi

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

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61% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,215 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anita Leggi

Anita Leggi

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Caroline Byrne

Caroline Byrne

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Class 14-07

Class 14-07

DONATION: $100

For Anita & The Leggi Family 4 years ago

Allison & Nick Corley

Allison & Nick Corley

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Mike Scannapieco

Mike Scannapieco

DONATION: $25

Best of luck in the broad street run, Doug, and thank you for the kind words about my aunt and family. 4 years ago

The Feldman Family

The Feldman Family

4 years ago

The Conlon Family

The Conlon Family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Giovanna Fiorentino

Giovanna Fiorentino

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

The Gahr Family

The Gahr Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago