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MELANOMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION

2013 Miles for Melanoma Individuals Program Any race, Any place, Any time, 

Donations as of October 22, 2014:

$800.00 Raised Offline
$2,020.00 Raised Online
$2,820.00 Total Raised

In Honor Of Teri, My Guardian Angel

In 2004 my mother, Teri, was diagnosed with Stage 3 Melanoma. She was told she had 6 months to live. I still remember the day she sat me down to tell me like it was yesterday. At that moment my life changed forever. I was only 16 years old, but knew my duties as a daughter were about to drastically change.


As my family learned more about the disease and how deadly it truly is, we began to research what the best option for treatment was. It wasn't in my mom to let this disease just take over.


She fought through months of experimental treatments, trips back and forth to the hospital and doctors appointments, and many sleepless nights agonizing in pain. Months turned into 2 1/2 years, and before we knew it, we realized she wasn't responding to the experimental vaccines anymore. For the first time in almost 3 years, my mom was giving up.


On March 7, 2007 my mom and I said our goodbyes to one another. I'll never forget that day for as long as I live. As I sat in the hospital room wondering how I would ever make it through another day without her, I realized that is not what she would have wanted. She was always so positive and upbeat, living everyday like it was her last. Today, I try to live my life just the way she did, never taking anything or anyone for granted.


On April 28, 2013, I am running the St.Lukes Half Marathon in honor of my mom. I hope my story serves as an awareness of how dangerous melanoma is. I wish to carry on the fight against it, so that we can share more survival stories and celebrate more birthdays.


My fundraising page is through Miles for Melanoma. This gives runners, like myself, the chance to raise money for the Melanoma Research Foundation. Any donation is greatly appreciated!

Supporters

Comment Donation
Amanda Rosemergy Good luck this weekend! You'll do awesome! :)
$25.00
Xeni & Myko Best of luck this weekend, your mom is proud of you!
$20.00
Tom Nac, Jimmy B, Andrew
$17.00*
kendall
$50.00
Angela and Josh Kachura So proud of you, Joc! Your mommy is looking down on you with her big beautiful smile!
$25.00
Cara & Vanessa
$20.00*
The Weihs Family Good luck!
$100.00
Nanny
$200.00*
Anonymous
$250.00*
Krystal Schrieber
$20.00*
Tepedino Family Remember your mom - we spoke about her illness the last summer we were at Woodloch together -she was terrific!! Love to you and your family!
$25.00
Mildred A. Marbach Good luck Jocelyn. Nice way to honor your Mom's memory.
$50.00
Janie Jim Niko Dante and Maggie
$100.00
The Ferrogines A beautiful tribute to a beautiful person!
$100.00
Erin O'Brien
$25.00
Anonymous
$75.00
Bob and Joan Dombrowski Good Luck Jocelyn. We have wonderful memories of your Mom.
$50.00
Liz DiNunno This is truly amazing Joc! I think of your mom often and about all the memories I have of such a beautiful woman. I love you Lynne!!
$40.00
Alison Peck
$25.00*
Carrie Dulay
$25.00*
Social Staff
$98.00*
Scott Jones
$20.00*
Anonymous
$10.00
Anonymous Very proud of you :) Go Ravens!
$50.00
Fretz Family 3 I'll always remember your Mom's smiling face when she came to see you at your first lacrosse game. She was wonderful & so are you! Love you!
$100.00
The Lodge at Woodloch
$100.00*
Warrior you will always an inspiration to me Jocelyn, continue using yourself to create more healing...stay blessed
$75.00
Jenifer Manzione
$25.00*
Paul Fitzpatrick Good Luck Jocelyn!!
$100.00
Ryan M. Tooker
$100.00
Bradley Kiesendahl
$50.00
Bruce Wayne
$25.00
Eric and Julia Good luck Joc! If you need a training partner, just bang on the ceiling 3 times. :p
$25.00
The Manzione Family
$50.00
Melissa Latsch xoxo
$25.00
Patrick Kiesendahl
$25.00
Diane Cascella
$25.00
Diane Sullivan
$25.00
Donna, Doug and Kelsey Pfautz Love you Joc!!
$50.00
Jeff, Barb, Brendan, Joel and Chelsea We miss her still as she taught us so much about loving deeply and living passionately. She is fiercely proud of you and Chelsea!!
$100.00
Tim and Judy I know your mom would be proud of you!! She raised 2 wonderful daughters that I'm so proud to know and love.
$50.00
Sarah Hamdan So awesome you're doing this; wonderful, just like your mom.
$25.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Chelsea Gebhardt Making mom prouder everyday...after this 1/2 lets tackle a full together ;) Love you!
$200.00
Ruth E Wilson You Mom must have been a wonderful woman; you her daughter is living proof of that....Love you Jocelyn...
$100.00
Patty Soechtig I miss you Teri
$25.00
Nikki & Dan Kick some ass Joce!
$50.00
Anonymous
$25.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$800
Raised Online
$2,020
Total Raised
$2,820
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