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RUNNING FOR RILEY

Organized by: Lori Gaon

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EVENT DATE Nov 02, 2014

THE STORY:

As some of you may know, Reese, my daughter had a friend from preschool/Hebrew school, Riley Sandler, who very suddenly passed away a little over a month go. I cannot imagine what Riley's parents, Mackenzie and Ian are going through, but everyday my heart aches for them.

Riley, a beautiful girl, who like Reese, was about to enter the 4th grade. She was at sleep away camp and apparently suffered from a rare occurrance of respiratory arrest.

Explaining this to Reese was difficult. Sloan and I, and the other parents of Riley's friends discussed the best approach in telling our children. We finally sat Reese down and shared with her the tragic news. She listened and immediately grabbed her rainbow loom out of her room and began making a bracelet. At first I assumed that she was tuning out what we just told her, but instead it became a proud mommy moment for me.... "I'm gonna make and sell bracelets to raise money for Riley's charity," Reese said. "There are always stories like this in the American Girl Doll magazine." So far, she has raised $350.00, and she is trying to get a fundraiser underway at her school!

In five weeks, Riley's foundation, has raised almost half a million dollars!

Once again, I am running the NYC Marathon as a volunteer guide for Achilles. I've been assigned to Anthony from Tennessee. He has some type of congenital leg disorder and wears a brace on one leg. I'm so excited to assist Anthony cross that finish line on November 2nd, but I'll be running for Riley. For every mile that Tony and I cross, I want it to be a way to remember Riley and raise money for a cause that is meaningful to Riley's parents.

So please support my 26.2 run by donating to help promote and support the health and welfare of children. All money will go towards Riley's foundation.

$4,300

 

172% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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  • Lori Gaon

    $350

  • Ethel Coffinas

    $50

  • Elia Wolberger

    $36

  • Jacqueline Lane

    $54

  • Min & Jamie

    $50

  • Sloane Wachs

    $50

  • Dusty, Ken & Poppy

    $100

  • Alyssa Basile

    $30

  • Ashley Lang

    $50

  • The Hunekes

    $100

  • The Arbeitman Family

    $100

  • the Shalmi family

    $100

  • Mara Schwartz

    $54

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Nancy Phlegar

    $100

  • MinardFamily

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Begonya Plaza

     

  • Caterina

    $50

  • Gaon Girls

    $36

  • Bob Rosenbluth and Begonya Plaza

    $100

  • June Spencer Addeson and Amelia

    $100

  • Karen, Tim and Izzy B

    $100

  • Brooker family

    $50

  • Nathan & Rachel Sinaiko

    $36

  • Lauren Friedman

    $50

  • Sarah & Dave

    $100

  • Wendi Goodman

    $125

  • Don and Annie Gaon

    $100

  • woock family

    $50

  • michelle malawer

     

  • Hebeka Family

    $50

  • The Lituchy Family

    $25

  • Lauren Madison

    $50

  • Cindy Lindenbaum

    $40

  • Kenvin Family

    $180

  • Farida and Ramesh Singh

    $50

  • Merle Wolff

    $50

  • The Gorfain Family

    $100

  • Shari Adler

    $100

  • Wofford Family

    $100

  • Meredith Liss

    $26

  • The Suk Family

    $100

  • Cliff Hopkinson

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $52

  • J Kevin Wertz

     

  • Kim Marcus

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Shari Forrest

    $50

  • The Aalami Family

    $50

  • Joanne Flynn Black

     

  • Shulamit & Bruce Hammer

    $50

  • Francesca Olivieri

    $50

  • Theresa, Chuck, Marina, and Charlotte

    $50

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Lori Gaon

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Donor Comments

Theresa, Chuck, Marina, and Charlotte

Theresa, Chuck, Marina, and Charlotte

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Francesca Olivieri

Francesca Olivieri

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Shulamit & Bruce Hammer

Shulamit & Bruce Hammer

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Joanne Flynn Black

Joanne Flynn Black

sending love to Riley's family 3 years ago

The Aalami Family

The Aalami Family

DONATION: $50

My heart goes out to Riley's family. I'm glad you are keeping her in all of our minds with your Run for Riley. 3 years ago

Shari Forrest

Shari Forrest

DONATION: $50

Good luck Lori! Well done with the donations. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Kim Marcus

Kim Marcus

DONATION: $50

A great cause Lori! 3 years ago

J Kevin Wertz

J Kevin Wertz

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $52

3 years ago

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