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Lissa Lee's Fundraiser:

Superheroes Fighting Cancer

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June 30, 2010

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Lissa Lee

THE STORY:

A year after I graduated from college, just ready to start life as a grown-up, my Dad was diagnosed with colon cancer. We lost my Grandpa Fred to prostate cancer when I was 10, and several dear friends to brain cancer, lung cancer, and breast cancer when I was in school, but caring for my Dad while he was sick was a new and shockingly personal experience with fear and mortality.

When I was a little girl I thought my Dad was Superman -- the real Superman, flying through the skies to save the world while I slept at night. (It wasn't *that* far-fetched a childish fancy -- underneath the shaving cream and without the mustache, he looked a lot like Christopher Reeve!) Seeing my Superhero fight through surgeries, chemotherapies, and horrible side effects like nausea, exhaustion, and anxiety, unable to do basic things without help was terrifying.

My Dad will celebrate 8 years of being cancer free this summer -- but not everyone has that chance. It's time for a change. I want to create a world where no kid ever has to see a parent struggle through cancer, to grow up too soon with responsibilities they shouldn't have to shoulder. A world with less cancer, and more Superhero birthday parties.

Please support my efforts to create a world free from cancer. (That's how you can get a silly-cool superhero avatar like mine!)

Many thanks to everyone who has helped me with a donation already at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/lissalee: Patty Bachorz, Scott Belanger, Peg Blackman, Ron Blechner, Gilana Chelimsky, Chris Chin, Bob Elinskas, Camille Gibeau, Christina Harringotn, Fred Lee, Paul & Stacy Lee, Carl Levine, Katie Lynn, Kate MacLennan, Merle McEldowney, Alexis Mokler, Mary Patenaude, Nicole Post, Jen Price, Gerianne Puskas, Alison Randall, Allison Shapp, Kevin Voss, and Carl & Cathy Wheat. Much love to you all!

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$877

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lissa Lee

    $5

  • Michele Cwiertny

    $9

  • Abby Specht

    $5

  • Peri

    $25

  • Tom Duffy

    $25

  • Amanda Darby

    $9

  • Quintas

    $9

  • Paul McGee

    $20

  • Abby S

    $20

  • Offline Donations

    $750

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88% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $877 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Lissa Lee

Amount Raised

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88% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Offline Donations

Offline Donations

DONATION: $750

6 years ago

Abby S

Abby S

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Paul McGee

Paul McGee

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Quintas

Quintas

DONATION: $9

6 years ago

Amanda Darby

Amanda Darby

DONATION: $9

6 years ago

Tom Duffy

Tom Duffy

DONATION: $25

In honor of Melissa 6 years ago

Peri

Peri

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Abby Specht

Abby Specht

DONATION: $5

6 years ago

Michele Cwiertny

Michele Cwiertny

DONATION: $9

So happy to read that you're dad is cancer free! My family and I are fighting cancer too. All the best to you, your family and your amazing cause. Michele xoxo 6 years ago

Lissa Lee

Lissa Lee

DONATION: $5

In honor of my dad, Fred Lee, celebrating 8 years of survivorship! 6 years ago