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December 29, 2017

BENEFITING: STOMP THE MONSTER INC

ORGANIZER: STOMP THE MONSTER INC

EVENT: Stomp the Monster Events

EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2017

Mikko Manner

THE STORY:

I have been wanting to combine my love for fitness/doing running races & triathlons with raising money for a charity for a few years now, but had not felt passionate enough about an organization to act on this desire UNTIL NOW.  STOMP the Monster supports people/families struggling in an unimaginable way (going through treatment for cancer while also struggling to make basic need met).   STOMP the Monster™ is a 501(c)3, not for profit organization that is 100% volunteer run (i.e. all of the money beyond modest fundraising expenses go to help these people with this struggle).  They provide financial and other support to cancer patients, their families, and caregivers, including transportation, gas money, food cards, assistance paying bills, and much more.  This mission touched my heart in a way that got me to commit to fundraising for them and to doing a triathlon that is twice as long as any I have ever done.  


My resolve/desire to raise money for this cause as recently grown profoundly.  On 4/29/17 I participated in a poverty simulation put on by the NYS Community Action Association. It was a very powerful experience for me.  It allowed me to, for two hours, experience a bit of what it is like to be in the shoes of someone whose family has to carefully navigate the month financially to just meet basic needs.  It really hit home when my simulation family found ourselves having paid a "less important" auto loan before our mortgage and then having to sweat for a week until the next paycheck, worried we would be evicted.   At the end of the month we found out that my mother-in-law died in the simulation.  We immediately had to start thinking about how to get through the next month without her $310 disability check (maybe have to spend $100 less on food but how could we makeup the difference?).  I feel sooo grateful that I don't have to live day-to-day, paycheck-to-paycheck like that, sad that so many do, and motivated to do more to help make a difference for those who do.  Up until that experience I had felt awkward asking people to sponsor my participation by donating to this cause. No longer. The people this charity supports are struggling to meet these types of basic financial needs WHILE ALSO struggling through cancer treatment.  I ask you to look at your financial and health situations. If you are lucky enough, like I am, to have both be relatively healthy, please consider donating something. It can make the difference in keeping a family fed, clothed and sheltered. Thank you.  

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To This Fundraiser

$3,920

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mikko Manner

    $150

  • T Wadsworth

    $20

  • Andrew Meier

    $50

  • Andrew Rieser

    $40

  • Linda Dellett

    $100

  • Andy Kopser

    $50

  • Mike Boden

    $40

  • The Townsend Family

    $50

  • Pamela E.

    $100

  • Karin Riedl

    $25

  • Michael Araujo

     

  • June Pierson

    $500

  • Michael J Hall

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Takahiro Hattori

    $50

  • Debbie VanBuren

    $20

  • Ellen Gambino

    $50

  • Barbara Dolansky

    $50

  • Paul Vercelletto

    $100

  • Seemi Ahmad

    $50

  • Matthew Murray

    $50

  • Your little buddy, Albert! (woof)

    $50

  • Tom Trinchera

    $25

  • Debbie & Lonnie

    $50

  • John and Donna Duffy

     

  • Nate Binzen

     

  • Jeff Ginsburg

     

  • Cam and Shawn

    $30

  • Tom and Carol Storey

    $25

  • Mark Courtney

    $60

  • Sara T

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Hope ackerly

    $25

  • Brad and Joan

    $25

  • Sean Rachlin

    $25

  • Linda Dill Dellett

    $25

  • Ryan Fohl

    $25

  • Kathy and Richie

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bill Benedetto

    $50

  • DCC Faculty & Staff

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Karin Riedl

    $25

  • Bessie Clarke

    $25

  • Paul & Sally Weglinski

    $250

  • Johanna and Mark Halsey

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $60

  • Loren & Gail Ouimet

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Toni Emery & Joe Lucas

    $100

  • Matthew & Tara

    $150

  • Linda Bertolozzi

    $20

  • Jennifer Wrage

    $25

  • Maryanne J

    $50

  • Camille S.

    $50

  • Mark Condon

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Claudia & Dale

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Margaret Olimpieri

    $25

  • Nancy & Piggy

    $30

  • Shalon Hallager

    $25

  • Virginia Poznack

    $25

  • Todd Wilmot

    $25

  • Bryan Boova

    $25

  • Mikko Manner

    $10

  • Rita Banner

    $10

  • Michael Roe

    $25

  • Lee McCullers

    $20

  • Will Seibert

    $50

  • Steve & Jeanne Jones

    $25

  • Kevin Tighe

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

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121% Raised of$3,233 Goal

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The Team: $89,808 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Sean Aylward

Amount Raised

$12,645

 

126% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stomp the Monster AC

Amount Raised

$8,853

Fundraiser Title

Katie Kurz

Amount Raised

$7,425

 

297% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Rossi

Amount Raised

$5,785

Fundraiser Title

Harrison Bernstein

Amount Raised

$4,619

 

185% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mikko Manner

Amount Raised

$3,920

 

121% Raised of$3,233 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christine Kachinsky

Amount Raised

$3,625

 

121% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Samuel Shepard

Amount Raised

$3,551

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kevin Tighe

Kevin Tighe

DONATION: $25

In memory of my sister Doris Tighe Nogueira. 2 years ago

Steve & Jeanne Jones

Steve & Jeanne Jones

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Will Seibert

Will Seibert

DONATION: $50

In support of my sister Kate Alfieri, living with cancer 2 years ago

Lee McCullers

Lee McCullers

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Michael Roe

Michael Roe

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Rita Banner

Rita Banner

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Mikko Manner

Mikko Manner

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Bryan Boova

Bryan Boova

DONATION: $25

Keep up the good work! 2 years ago

Todd Wilmot

Todd Wilmot

DONATION: $25

2 years ago