Teresa Luedke's Page


Teresa Luedke's Page

In memory of Antonio Colao

Teresa Luedke's Page

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.

On September 27th my family and I will be participating in the Chicago Half Marathon on behalf of my Dad and the MPN research foundation.

The MPN research foundation raises awareness and helps provide valuable funding for rare blood cancer research.  Myelofibrosis is a rare blood cancer that only affects 13,000 people in the United States.  There is no cure for Myelofibrosis.

My Dad, Antonio Colao, was 67 years old, married for almost 45 years. He had recently retired after running a successful business for many years. He had 3 children and 5 grandchildren. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. He taught us the importance of family, having a strong work ethic, and generosity of heart. He was a strong force of energy. He  was always smiling and had the ability to make anyone feel welcome. He provided his family with an extraordinary sense of security. Every morning he would drive by our houses and wave. The kids would say "there goes Nonno doing his driveby".

My Dad was diagnosed with Myelofibrosis on August 16, 2014. This began a very long intense 7 month battle. He experienced numerous hospitalizations, chemotherapy appointments, and blood transfusions. In February he lost his battle with Myelofibrosis surrounded by his family that adored him. 

Please help us raise awareness and funding for rare blood cancer research.

Lets Fight Together for my Dad and anyone else affected by Myelofibrosis.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support.

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