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Cate Vivacqua's Fundraiser:

Richard J. Vivacqua Endowment Fund / Sip Away Sarcoma

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BENEFITING: ROSWELL PARK ALLIANCE FOUNDATION

EVENT DATE: Jul 28, 2016

Cate Vivacqua

THE STORY:

Rick Vivacqua was diagnosed with Soft Tissue Sarcoma in October 2003. The disease is a rare form of cancer which affects the soft tissues that connect and support other body structures such as muscle or fat. Roswell Park Cancer Institute was a blessing to Rick and his family. The doctors and nurses were always there to provide the best healthcare and support that he needed through his cancer battle. Through the years, he had four surgeries to remove tumors from his peritoneal area. Rick participated in numerous clinical trials at Roswell Park. Roswell Park then supported him as he went on to other hospitals around the country to try different clinical trials and was always grateful for their help. Rick faced these challenges with courage and tenacity. 

Known for his loyalty, Rick wanted to give back to the hospital. He would volunteer at the Ride for Roswell, Roswell Park’s Tops 5K/10K Race and other events organized by the hospital. 

After 12 years, Rick lost his battle to cancer in December 2015. Rick’s family wanted to keep his memory alive by creating the Richard J. Vivacqua Endowment for Sarcoma Research. We hope to help other families who are fighting against sarcoma by providing research support. 

$4,815

MONEY RAISED
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  • McGruders

    $30

  • Anne McKenna

    $30

  • Josh & Kellie Leigh

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tim Brenner

    $50

  • The Hashey Family

     

  • Will

    $40

  • Betsy and Jim Greno

    $100

  • Brian Murphy

    $100

  • Alisa Anderson

    $50

  • Mike and Kathy McGuire

    $250

  • Kathleen Arena

     

  • John and Suzanne Berger

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Michael/Paulette Toner/Crooke

    $250

  • Dan & Sue Mulhern

    $100

  • Vicki Evancho

    $40

  • Ken

    $40

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sam & Alex

    $100

  • Lori Maley

    $40

  • Kellie & Josh Leigh

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anthony & Lisa Bonaventura

    $100

  • The Poulos Family

    $500

  • Rev. Leon J. Biernat

    $250

  • Ann Swan

    $100

  • John and Maria Tierney

     

  • Fred Holender

    $50

  • Liz and Ian

    $50

  • Paul Dreher

    $100

  • Ann Desotelle

    $100

  • kathy kurtz

    $25

  • Justin Bondi

    $30

  • Elizabeth Earl

    $50

  • The Huntley Family

    $25

  • Jim and Kathy Danahy

    $35

  • Marion & Bob Rauh

    $250

  • Mulkerrin Family

    $250

  • Phyllis Perkins

    $40

  • Carolyn and Gary Mucci

    $250

  • Janet & Michael Karas

    $100

  • Elaine Leppien

    $50

  • Rachael Kaplan

    $50

  • Montague Family Foundation

    $500

  • Michelle Laiacona

    $25

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The Team: $4,815 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Cate Vivacqua

Amount Raised

$4,815

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Ken Crawford

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Donor Comments

Michelle Laiacona

Michelle Laiacona

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Montague Family Foundation

Montague Family Foundation

DONATION: $500

Rick responded to his challenges with amazing grace and dignity. 2 years ago

Rachael Kaplan

Rachael Kaplan

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Elaine Leppien

Elaine Leppien

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Janet & Michael Karas

Janet & Michael Karas

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Carolyn and Gary Mucci

Carolyn and Gary Mucci

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Phyllis Perkins

Phyllis Perkins

DONATION: $40

In memory of Rick Vivacqua 2 years ago

Mulkerrin Family

Mulkerrin Family

DONATION: $250

Wish we could be there tonight to support this wonderful cause and celebrate an even more wonderful man. Hugs and kisses...xoxox! Love, Brian, Katie, Liam, Mary and coming very soon.. Baby Mulkerrin 2 years ago

Marion & Bob Rauh

Marion & Bob Rauh

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Jim and Kathy Danahy

Jim and Kathy Danahy

DONATION: $35

2 years ago