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George Bianco's Fundraiser:

Vince Yackery Spinal Cord Injury Fund

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October 17, 2013

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BENEFITING: HelpHOPELive

EVENT: Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2013

EVENT DATE: Oct 13, 2013

George Bianco

THE STORY:

Vince Yackery, a Merrill Lynch colleague of mine for several decades and father of a classmate of my daughters Nina and Aliosn, suffered an unexpected accident several months ago that has left him a quadriplegic. My daughter Nina and I are raising money to help defray the cost of his care and rehabilitation. Vince is a hard working, religiously dedicated family man and is currently bound to a wheelchair and hospital bed, for the first time in his life dependent on the care of others. Up until now, you could count on Vince to be up before the sun, working out and headed to the train by 6 a.m. Ironicly, it was a fall from his exersise equipment that caused his injury. Now a quadriplegic, he is redirecting that focus to his intensive therapy and rehabilitation program.




In spite of the many struggles he and our family face, Vince remains hopeful that he will return to a productive life with the continued support of family and friends. His family is preparing to make several home modifications in order to make it handicap accessible, and purchase a specialized vehicle that will provide him with greater mobility and independence.


In order to make Vince’s new dreams possible, a fundraising campaign has been established with HelpHOPELive, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting those who have sustained a catastrophic injury. All contributions are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the Northeast Spinal Cord Injury Fund, and administered by HelpHOPELive for injury-related expenses only.

Please consider making a donation to help the Yackery family.

 

$10,426

MONEY RAISED
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  • George Bianco

    $250

  • Madeline and Mario Ferrotta

    $25

  • Cathy Hamiill- Pidoto

    $100

  • Kathy Danielson

    $50

  • Jerry Andrews

    $100

  • David Lesser

    $200

  • Charles M. Paulos

    $100

  • Beth Loftus

    $100

  • Lee Nesser

    $100

  • Gary Kokalari

    $100

  • Michael Simonds

    $100

  • Peter Grayson

    $500

  • Milton Bakogiannis

    $150

  • John Reid

    $100

  • Lynn Elliott

    $150

  • Judy French

    $50

  • Daniel Scheinthal

    $50

  • Bondy Hui

    $50

  • Shirley Lindefjeld

    $500

  • Judy Monaghan-Halpin

    $100

  • Ira Miller

    $250

  • Carla Tamer

    $100

  • Ramona Farrington

    $100

  • Bill & Beth Bianco

    $50

  • Alison Bianco

    $100

  • Rob Harrigan

    $100

  • Robert and Carol Mulholland

    $500

  • Mitch Winter

    $50

  • Bill Wainwright

    $100

  • Cate Henry

    $50

  • Elvira Baston

    $150

  • Mary Wiener

    $50

  • Rocco & Danielle Papandrea

    $100

  • Ed Mastronmardi/ Bill Bram

    $200

  • Suzanne Klusner

    $100

  • Amber Stuart

    $50

  • The Speegle Family

     

  • Evan and Mary Beth Kass

    $100

  • Lanie and Bob Flanagan

    $50

  • Mike & Sandy Bianco

    $150

  • Z'hara Green

     

  • Rochelle and Mark Rosenberg

    $100

  • Olivia & John Farr

    $200

  • Kari and Conor

     

  • Bill King

    $250

  • keith giles

    $50

  • Gregory & Melissa Fleming

     

  • The Tomashoff's

    $250

  • Jesse Fink

    $200

  • Elizabeth Clouston

     

  • Catherine & Claudio Andrade

    $100

  • Sharon Brand

     

  • Radhika And Alok Sharan

    $100

  • Michael Gerling

    $100

  • Peter G. Passias

    $100

  • Stu & Joan Kantor

    $100

  • Edmund and Diane Taylor

    $250

  • Hope Klein-Andino

     

  • Eric Schaffer

     

  • Tom Rosenberg

    $50

  • Jon Barovick

    $100

  • Ken Keenan

    $50

  • Anthony Pizzella and Joe Antonucci

    $50

  • Randy Arthur

    $250

  • Carolyn Yannucci

    $100

  • Cristina R. Yannucci

    $100

  • Roseann & Al Campagnola

    $100

  • Jacqueline Bianco

    $100

  • Mike Wasserman

    $50

  • Gina (Yannucci) Smith

    $50

  • Don Sohn

    $100

  • Linda Houston

    $100

  • Rick Skae

    $500

  • Thomas J Keegan

    $561

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anthony A. Morgan

     

  • Mary Ellen Donohue

    $75

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104% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $10,426 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

George Bianco

Amount Raised

$7,166

 

72% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nina Bianco

Amount Raised

$3,260

Donor Comments

Mary Ellen Donohue

Mary Ellen Donohue

DONATION: $75

Vince is a terrific guy. Always open to new ideas and truly dedicated to the client's he serves. Mary Ellen Donohue 3 years ago

Anthony A. Morgan

Anthony A. Morgan

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Thomas J Keegan

Thomas J Keegan

DONATION: $561

George, Very admirable. I am very proud that you are my colleague! Keep running and raising $$. Al my best, Tom 4 years ago

Rick Skae

Rick Skae

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Linda Houston

Linda Houston

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Don Sohn

Don Sohn

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Gina (Yannucci) Smith

Gina (Yannucci) Smith

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Mike Wasserman

Mike Wasserman

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Jacqueline Bianco

Jacqueline Bianco

DONATION: $100

4 years ago