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$2,920
Raised so far

GILDAS CLUB MADISON WISCONSIN, INC.

Gilda's Run 2012 Middleton,  Wisconsin

Donations as of October 23, 2014:

$250.00 Raised Offline
$2,670.00 Raised Online
$2,920.00 Total Raised

Heather Niemeier's Page

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for Gilda’s Club. I am raising funds to ensure that those affected by cancer can continue to have access to incredible support and wellness activities from the dedicated team at Gilda’s Club in Madison.

For me, raising funds for Gilda’s Club is personal. My experience with cancer began nearly six years ago when I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I was thirty years old and my oldest child, Braylen, was nearly a year old. Being diagnosed with cancer, of course, turns your life upside down. There are an incredible number of decisions that need to be made, side effects that need to be dealt with, and logistics that need to be managed. I was so fortunate to have been surrounded by my family and close friends during my surgery, treatment, and recovery. I am running in tribute to those who were so instrumental in supporting me through that experience.

I am also running to give back to Gilda’s Club. I only discovered this wonderful local resource last spring. I saw an email for the Midwest Young Adult Cancer Conference and was amazed to see it that it was being held in Madison. I checked out the topics being presented, and realized that nearly all of them applied to me, five years later. Parenting with cancer, anti-cancer nutrition, dealing with the anxiety of survivorship…I just had to go!

Attendance at the conference was transformative for me. Hearing other people talk about their experiences, about what it is like to be going back in for a scan, how symptoms that may otherwise have been ignored, suddenly cause concern about recurrence, about talking to their children about cancer. For the first time since my diagnosis, I found other people who not only understood, but who identified firsthand with all of the issues I had been grappling with for years.

Since joining Gilda’s Club, I have found an incredible community of support that I know will be there for me and my family into the future. My husband Jason and I were blessed with twins, Carter and Hadley, just a few years after my diagnosis. I am very grateful to know that Gilda’s Club is there to support all of us.

Please join me in supporting Gilda’s Club and know that you are walking, running, or donating in honor of an organization that truly makes a difference in the lives of those touched by cancer.
 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Beth Armstrong
$25.00
Terri Raith
$50.00*
Doug & Mary Eamon Run, run, run! Thank you!
$25.00
Tracey Kaufman
$20.00*
Anonymous
$75.00*
Laura Luedeke
$10.00*
Meghan MacDonald
$10.00*
Andrea and Evan You continue to inspire, my friend!
$50.00
The Coward Crew You are such an awesome blessing in my life~ so proud of you for so many reasons!!!
$50.00
Anonymous
$20.00*
Anonymous
$25.00*
Beverly Goff
$15.00*
Angie & Randy Rose, Julian & Andre Donato Love and good luck from Colorado. xoxoxo
$50.00
Patrick and Sara Meyer Kudos, Heather! Here's to all your next steps, during your upcoming run and beyond.
$30.00
Kat, Ben, and Naomi Go you! We will definitely be thinking of you on Sunday!
$100.00
Anonymous
$25.00*
Meredith Pung In honor of a dear friend who is never far from my heart. Go Heather, go!
$100.00
John Jagemann
$25.00
Julie and Stan Heather, we are so happy to support any organization that supports you and your health journey.
$25.00
Sue Flasch
$25.00
Pam Tanner
$25.00
Mary Pinkerton You are truly an inspiration, Heather! Hope I make it to the finish line.
$100.00
Meghan McDevitt-Murphy You are so inspiring! Best of luck with the race!!
$25.00
Anonymous How marvelous to have watched your healing and to see you now able to give back!
$25.00
Rebecca & Mary
$25.00
J. F. Ahern Co. - Madison
$100.00
Peter Hoff Thank you for helping others! Good luck on Sunday.
$50.00
Anonymous To support a good colleague, a strong woman, and a beautiful family!
$100.00
Kyle Naff
$25.00
Rob Malewicki
$50.00
The Robinson Family Seeing your beautiful family and reading your powerful words reminds me how blessed I am to know you and how much I miss you. You go girl!
$25.00
Heather Hartwig You inspire me Heather!!! I wish I could be there to run with you! Will see you for the Tyranena 1/2 marathon on Nov. 3rd!
$25.00
Susan Simmons I had dinner with M and S at Sweet Spot last week and heard about Gilda's Club. You inspire me.
$25.00
Tracie Giargiari I wish I could be there to run with you! Except... that would require running :) So maybe I just wish I could be there to cheer you on.
$100.00
Phelan family Go Heather!!! We cheer you on and send all our love.
$25.00
Anonymous
$100.00
The Gorin/Staceys Sending lots of love from New England. Go Heather!
$50.00
Sensible shoes Heather -- keep those happy feet running; remember we have a date on your 50th birthday. Thanks Gilda's Club for all you do.
$200.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Chris, Greg, and Maggie Neddenriep We are happy to support such a wonderful cause and a spirited, strong woman and friend.
$100.00
Barbara, Erik, Devon & Adam We wish we could be running with you. We'll be cheering you on from a far. It's so great that you're doing this. Run well!
$150.00
We're glad to be able to support such a great organization, and person!
$100.00
John and Sara Whalen Happy to support your run. Good luck.
$25.00
Anonymous
$100.00
Tracey Scherr To one of the toughest women I know, I'm sorry I can't be there for race day. Our whole family is cheering you on!
$100.00
Jim Larson Great cause, terrific person, beautiful family...Run, Heather, run!
$100.00
Mac & Beth Chorlton Run like the wind...
$50.00
Jason & Katie Lillis Very happy to support this cause.
$30.00
Ann and Jim Niemeier We are so proud of your courage in the face of the tumor, your zest for life, and your willingness to give back to such a fine organization.
$150.00
Revels Family You are amazing, Heather!
$50.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$250
Raised Online
$2,670
Total Raised
$2,920
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