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The Heart Connection Children's Cancer Programs dba Children's Cancer Connection

Run Rock & Stroll Des Moines, Iowa

Donations as of October 13, 2015:

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$4,055.00 Raised Online
$4,055.00 Total Raised

Amy Tersinar's Fundraising Page

It's that time of year again!  Run, Rock and Stroll 2010...this year Maddeson will be running in our hearts. Maddeson fought with bravery and courage for 7 months, until cancer took her from us on August 21, 2009.   The cancer was too aggressive for her little body.  We miss her so much but I am determined to keep her spirit alive by continuing to form Team Madd Dash and raise money for this wonderful organization. 

The Heart Connection has changed their name to Children's Cancer Connection, but everything else about them remains the same. Children's Cancer Connection provides many programs for children and their families facing cancer. The Beads for Bravery program and the Children's Cancer Camp are just 2 of the many programs they offer.  If you remember, after Run Rock and Stroll last year, Maddeson went to camp in Boone, IA.  We dropped her off on Sunday and I was picking her up by Monday (she was very homesick, but who could blame her...I had not left her side since January 25, 2009, when she was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma).  But my brave little girl decided she wanted to go back, so she headed back to camp on Thursday and stayed until the end.  She had the most awesome time when she went back.  The counselors said she was a completely different kid...laughing, playing, having fun with her new friends, and she was certainly not missing me!  I am so thankful that Maddeson was able to attend camp last year.  She came home saying that she was going to go to camp every year and was going to become a camp counselor when she was old enough.  She sure enjoyed herself and I'd give anything to be dropping her off this year and every year after...but she can only be there in spirit, watching over her friends and camp counselors that she formed such an unforgettable bond with.

 Without support from donors like you, through events such as Run, Rock, and Stroll, these programs would not be possible.  One of the best aspects of this organization is that 100% of the funds raised stay in Iowa! All children served by Children's Cancer Connection either live in Iowa, are treated in Iowa, or were diagnosed in Iowa.

Thank you for visiting my Personal Fundraising Page. Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to our fundraising efforts. Many thanks for your support-- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!


Comment Donation
Susan Horton Thank you for everything Amy. I admire your strength and courage.
Kim Kelcher
Gary & Jessica Hohmann
Tina Monroe Maddeson made a heart connection with all of us. We miss her so much!
Shannon Splittorff You remain in our prayers
Mike&MelissaHaynes We Love You!
Holly Glogovksy
Linda & Neil Stangl
Marilyn and Danny Murphy God Bless You.
"Aunt" Sarah Here's to our lil fighter! Always in our hearts!
Laurie Sloterdyk
Randy & Tracy Clark always in our heart
Kurt & Shanna Sperfslage
Heather For angels taken too soon
Sherika & Jose Medina
Terry & Teressa Staskal Family We miss your smile but see your face shine in the rainbows over Lake Mendota!
Aunt Ellie, Uncle Burk, Steph, Zack, Kenz & Riley
Jim and Barb Mead Always in our heart
Carol Alm
Heidi Elliott Your story is amazing. What a blessing to have this beautiful light in your life.
The Murphys We miss Maddeson and think of her often. We are proud of your efforts and strength, Amy!
The Beinborn family Maddeson, your life and your memory continue to touch the lives of many. You are an angel.
Tracie, Bob, Bennett and Taylor Yoke
Cael, Addison, Taylor, Kim and Tony Sleezer We miss you, Maddeson!
Dave, Mary & Eric
Michael Sir Thank You and may God Bless You and Your Family.
Todd and Maria Busch
The Crawford Family What a wonderful way to honor Maddeson!
Paula Brown
Your Big Seester In memory of my Little Zippity - our rainbow maker
Danette, Laney & Randi Madison Good luck reaching your goal.
matt, katie, and louk meidlinger in honor of maddeson
Steph Meyer
John Alm
Kara & Mark Felber You are amazing and I am proud of you! I hope you meet your goal!!!
Kim and Andy Bonnet In celebration of the life of Maddeson
Cecilia Simone Alm to honor our Angel
Antonia Rosa Alm to honor our Angel
Layla Monet Alm to honor our Angel
Jacqueline L. Eckrich In Loving Memory of Jason Eckrich
Larry Johnson Good luck and God Bless!
Christina Waters I hope we have a great day; we will both be doing somthing that day that we wish we never had to do.
Karissa Good luck Amy! What a special event you have put together!
Doug & Patti Jennings Thank you for raising awareness in Maddeson's name!
Jeffrey Hasara Thank you for being there for me!
Ami Laube
Erin Germain Sell Amy, I am so proud of you for organizing this team and hope you reach your goal this year!

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