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Austin Herrmann's Fundraiser:

Susan G. Komen OC | Pink Tie Ball

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BENEFITING: Susan G. Komen Orange County

ORGANIZER: Susan G. Komen Orange County

EVENT DATE: May 07, 2016

Austin Herrmann

THE STORY:

As a preface, this was very difficult for me to write because I had to tear open old wounds in order to make it meaningful.

If you are reading this, you might have known my mother, Kathie Kochis Herrmann. Consider yourself lucky, because she was truly one of a kind, or so I’ve heard. I personally don’t remember too much about her, but what I do remember is the warmth of her love and the extent to which she cared for me; so to be honest I’m quite jealous if you did know her. I never got to know her because breast cancer claimed her when I was only eight years old. People who knew her tell me all the time about how wonderful and amazing she was, and hearing those things makes me proud to be her son. One thing in particular that I want to share, is that when she passed away, all of her friends fought over who was to be recognized as her best friend. That brief anecdote gives an idea of how much she touched the lives of those around her, and how many people were affected by her loss. This is just one case of loss from breast cancer.

12% of women in the United States are going to develop invasive breast cancer, which translates to 1 in 8 of the women in this country. That is just not acceptable. We can’t just sit here idly by while families get torn apart like mine did by some malignant tumor. If you are receiving this letter, it is because you meant something to my mother, and she meant something to you. I strongly urge you to come to the Pink Tie Ball, in honor of Kathie Herrmann.

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To This Fundraiser

$4,750

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dean and Cindy Simon

    $250

  • Erin J. Lastinger

    $2,500

  • Barbara Lee

    $500

  • The Crosson Family

    $250

  • Deanna & Don

    $50

  • Monica and George Kochis

     

  • Jenny Smith

    $500

  • Eric, Rachelle & Caymus Kochis

    $500

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $16,305 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Khanh and Debi Tran

Amount Raised

$6,650

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Austin Herrmann

Amount Raised

$4,750

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Debi Duong

Amount Raised

$2,830

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Julie Ann Ulcickas

Amount Raised

$1,100

 

22% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Tina Borgatta

Amount Raised

$450

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Felix Yan

Amount Raised

$300

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Kim Pechar

Amount Raised

$225

 

23% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Delphine Berryhill

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Eric, Rachelle & Caymus Kochis

Eric, Rachelle & Caymus Kochis

DONATION: $500

My Sister was the MOST AMAZING Person I have EVER Known! 3 years ago

Jenny Smith

Jenny Smith

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Deanna & Don

Deanna & Don

DONATION: $50

Austin - We have never had the honor of meeting your mom but from knowing you and your father, she sounds like an amazing person. God bless. 3 years ago

The Crosson Family

The Crosson Family

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

DONATION: $500

Thank you, Austin, for this opportunity to help! 3 years ago

Erin J. Lastinger

Erin J. Lastinger

DONATION: $2,500

One of the most beautiful souls on earth and now in Heaven! Until we meet again my dear friend Kathie! I will love you forever! 3 years ago

Dean and Cindy Simon

Dean and Cindy Simon

DONATION: $250

Austin, your mom would be proud of you for keeping her memory going and helping others... 3 years ago