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Salvatore Merlino's Fundraiser:

Team Heartosaurus 2012 NYC Marathon

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BENEFITING: American Heart Association

ORGANIZER: The Careys

EVENT: 2012 ING New York City Marathon - $1 Mil a Mile

EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012

Salvatore Merlino

THE STORY:

As some of you know, I started running on a whim back in 2008 & have since finished three marathons and about 2 dozen smaller road races.  It gives me a sense of accomplishment and is a great way to stay healthy.  This year, I’m running the NYC Marathon with my friends Ben & Nicole Carey.  They started Team Heartosaurus after Ben’s open heart surgery in 2009 in an effort to raise awareness about heart disease. 
 
For this year’s marathon, our team is raising money for the American Heart Association – an organization whose mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.   This organization also has a more significant meaning to me this year after the sudden passing of my wife’s uncle, Jimmy Catapano.  He unfortunately suffered a heart attack this summer while playing golf with no previous warning signs to signal a cause for concern.  Hopefully by raising awareness, fewer families will have to experience the unexpected passing of a loved one due to heart failure.
 
My personal goal is to raise awareness, meet my minimum fundraising goal of $3500 and to complete the marathon with my best time yet. 
 
Thank you for any support you can provide - I greatly appreciate it.   

 American Heart Association

The mission of the American Heart Association is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.

Our Team is full of people with inspiring, bittersweet stories. We and our families are excited to be raising money for the American Heart Association.

Team Heartosaurus

Team Heartosaurus is a global network of individuals collectively driven to increase awareness of the many aspects of heart disease, and who embody a "live life to it's fullest" attitude. We are fighters, and pillars of strength. We are always looking for patients, doctors, family members and others who share this common bond, to join the team.

Team members compete in runs. triathlons, cycling, and marathons. Others simply sport the iconic jerseys as a sign of their belonging. You don't have to be an athlete to be on the team, you just need to be a Heartosaurus.

Heartosaurus: noun [heart-o-sau-rus] 1. An inspiring online reference for open heart surgery patients. 2. A heart patient with an inextinguishable desire not merely to survive, but to live life to its fullest. 3. A doctor, caregiver, or anyone who makes a profound difference to the cause.

$3,396

MONEY RAISED
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  • James Brennan

    $50

  • Rose Czygier

    $25

  • Lauren Rayfield Cona

    $100

  • Mallory Browne Kohler

    $25

  • Eddie and Pat Rayfield

    $200

  • Christy Merlino

    $100

  • Karen Baner Orofino

    $25

  • Pegge Tinker Strella

    $25

  • Kathi Watters

    $25

  • Carole Warburton

    $25

  • Greg Cassano

    $150

  • Patrick Catapano

    $100

  • Bob and Nancy Putnam

    $25

  • Cindy Biedekapp

    $25

  • Joe, Liz, Alyssa and Laura Tavalone

    $200

  • Alyssa Tavalone

    $35

  • Don & Fran McGarry

    $50

  • Dana Dobrowolski

    $20

  • Dave & Carol Simpson

    $100

  • Brian & Katie Kenney

    $100

  • liz & russ

    $15

  • Kathleen Mumma

     

  • Jim Giangrasso

    $75

  • Anthony Falce

    $25

  • Brian Bergeron

     

  • Barbara B. KenneyIn memory of my mom

    $100

  • Ronny and Denise

    $100

  • Ron & Donna DeRosa

    $50

  • Kerry Rice

    $50

  • Erin Rayfield

    $150

  • Pete and Mary Rayfield

    $100

  • Joe, Kelly, Ryan, Ivy, and Bryn Burtnick

    $50

  • Jim Abbruzzese

     

  • Eamonn and Kaitlyn McLoughlin

    $50

  • Corey Rayfield

    $25

  • Mary & Frenk Ciavarella

    $20

  • Jill and Ray Reichard

    $50

  • Ed Swiacki

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Aunt Nancy & Uncle Paul

    $50

  • William & Barbara Boyle

    $100

  • Brian W. Boyle

    $50

  • Sal & Maureen Merlino

    $100

  • David Fisher

    $25

  • Kathleen Rayfield

     

  • Matt & Michelle Lederhos

    $25

  • Ali Merlino

    $100

  • Colleen Holmes

    $30

  • Heinz and Claudia Hilmer

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Erin and Nick

    $50

  • Marshy

    $26

  • Philip & Jessica Ahrens

    $100

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97% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $38,219 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Allan Stewart MD

Amount Raised

$9,000

Fundraiser Title

Nicholas Morrissey

Amount Raised

$6,526

Fundraiser Title

Mark Hnatov

Amount Raised

$3,920

Fundraiser Title

Amy Evans

Amount Raised

$3,657

 

104% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

cheryl mcnally

Amount Raised

$3,595

 

103% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Salvatore Merlino

Amount Raised

$3,396

 

97% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jenny Jensen

Amount Raised

$3,225

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Morgan

Amount Raised

$1,791

 

51% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Philip & Jessica Ahrens

Philip & Jessica Ahrens

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Marshy

Marshy

DONATION: $26

Good luck, Sal! I'll wear your socks for luck. 6 years ago

Erin and Nick

Erin and Nick

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Heinz and Claudia Hilmer

Heinz and Claudia Hilmer

DONATION: $100

We're so proud of you and your cause! 6 years ago

Colleen Holmes

Colleen Holmes

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Ali Merlino

Ali Merlino

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Matt & Michelle Lederhos

Matt & Michelle Lederhos

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Kathleen Rayfield

Kathleen Rayfield

So proud of you Sal, that is great, i didn't know you were doing this............i hope i'm not too late to donate, will pass it along.........good luck 6 years ago

David Fisher

David Fisher

DONATION: $25

6 years ago