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Melanie Torres Williams' Fundraiser:

Running for my Hero

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Melanie Torres Williams

THE STORY:

In 2011, I started training for my first half-marathon. During the cold winter months, my father was there following me on the long miles on a bike, and later in a car while I ran for hours in the desolate farm country so that I would feel safe.  I successfully completed the race in 2012. In April 2014, he traveled across the ocean to France and met me at the finish line of my first full marathon in Paris. Two weeks before that race, I learned that I had been selected for the NYC Marathon for which I've been training ever since.

A few weeks ago, my dad was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer - Cancer of the Ampulla of Vater.  I've been asked what can be done for us during this difficult time.  This fight is his and there is little we can do, but what I can do is dedicate my race to him and fundraise with any money raised to go to the American Cancer Society.  They have been a very helpful resource in finding what little information is available on this disease.

Please consider donating a dollar for each of the 26 miles I run on race day or whatever you can manage. Every bit helps and is one step closer to a cure.  Thank you so much for your support!

 

$1,200

MONEY RAISED
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  • Melanie Torres Williams

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Quiyana Hall & Family

     

  • Delora Parks

     

  • Brooke

     

  • Janell Krack

     

  • Liz, Samy and Nadia

     

  • Melody

     

  • Jeni Tutwiler

     

  • Ethel

     

  • Enio Torres Jr.

     

  • Nisha

     

  • Kara

     

  • Debbie

     

  • Tim and Sara

     

  • Catherine

     

  • olga Torres

     

  • Joan & Robert Bosart

     

  • George, Fred, and Bella

     

  • Tom

     

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240% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $1,200 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Tom

Tom

4 years ago

George, Fred, and Bella

George, Fred, and Bella

4 years ago

Joan & Robert Bosart

Joan & Robert Bosart

We donate as a Tribute to Enos Torres - a real fighter, strong & courageous- a Great Friend! Never Give Up! 4 years ago

olga Torres

olga Torres

As a tribute to My dear brother Enio Torres 4 years ago

Catherine

Catherine

4 years ago

Tim and Sara

Tim and Sara

What a great way to honor your hero! Thinking of you and your family. 4 years ago

Debbie

Debbie

To support my family in this journey. 4 years ago

Kara

Kara

In Memory of Sheila Harrod 4 years ago

Nisha

Nisha

In honor of good dads who raise great daughters. Love to all! <3 4 years ago

Enio Torres Jr.

Enio Torres Jr.

This is for my Dad who is battling Cancer right now. 4 years ago