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Breast Cancer Three-Day Walk (Kelly Holohan)

DanHolohan
DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
and as always, I'm proud of you, Kel. Thanks.
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  • Kelly Holohan
    Kelly Holohan Member Posts: 14
    Coming to you once again for help!

    Dear Friends,

    First of all, I wanted to thank all of you once again for your support of my fundraising efforts for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through Team in Training. My event is in less than a month and I've raised just about $3,000. I'm thrilled!

    Before that one's even finished, though, I've gotten myself into another, even more ambitious venture, and this one is even more personal. About 6 months ago, my good friend Amy Bjornstad was diagnosed with breast cancer. Amy just turned 30 and is the mother of a beautiful 2-year-old boy. She is also the toughest lady I know, staring this cancer down with the ferocity of a soldier, and she's gotten herself through intensive chemotherapy, a double mascectomy, and is now on hormonal treatments to continue to ward off the cancer. She's an amazing woman, and she's inspired a group of her friends to join her in walking the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk in Chicago on September 16-18. We will walk 60 miles on that weekend (20 miles per day), having raised a minimum of $2,100 each for the Susan Komen Foundation. We will walk together as Amy's Army, and I'm once again asking for your help.

    Here's the link to my donation page:

    Kelly's Walk for Amy

    Please give whatever you can to help fight this terrible disease. If you'd like to donate via check, or if your company has a matching gift program, please contact me at [email protected] or send checks to me at 112 Badin Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556.

    Thank you all so much for your continued support. You're all wonderful people!

    Kelly
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    There's even a

    $5.00 catagory. Can you swing that?

    Cancer can hit any of us, and at any time. Let's work toward a cure.

    How about all of you Flat Rate vs. T&M warriors. Got five bucks to spare? Step up and do something really important.
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  • hr
    hr Member Posts: 6,106
    Thanks, Kelly

    for all the time and energy you put into all you do :)

    I lost both my parents to cancer. Glad to help.

    hot rod

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  • Robert O'Connor
    Robert O'Connor Member Posts: 97
    I'm in

    like Hot Rod I lost both parents to cancer. Thanks for making this a priority Kelly.

    All the best

    Robert

    ME
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    At Wetstock,

    we'll have a 50/50 for this, if that's okay with you all.

    I wish you could meet Amy B. Tough woman.

    Thanks for caring.
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  • Ken_8
    Ken_8 Member Posts: 1,640
    Even though it's impossible to

    be successful using T&M, I may be able to scrounge around, put food on the table AND throw a few bucks at a worthy cause (;-o)

    And am proud to do so. Nice job Kel.

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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    Thanks to all of you guys.

    Will anyone else help? Thanks.
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    Will you help with this?

    Thanks.
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  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,226
    Thankyou...

    ... for not letting us forget what's important.

    Yours, Larry
  • harvey
    harvey Member Posts: 153
    wife doing chemo now

    How about doing research on prevention!! OR a vaccine like they did for Polio. Ther medical community wants NOTHING TO DO WITH PREVENTION OR A VACCINE. They're making WAY TOO much money with their cures.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    I'm sorry your both going through this, Harvey.

    Kelly's doing what she can, and I'm proud of her for that.
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  • Scott Kneeland
    Scott Kneeland Member Posts: 158
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    Now at $755

    Bless you all.

    Will anyone else help Kelly help others?
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    Up to $790

    Getting closer to her goal every day.

    Such power in hope. Will you help? All it takes is five bucks. Thanks.
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  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    I just printed

    out the form. We'll be sending in our check...

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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    Thanks for caring!

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  • Matt_29
    Matt_29 Member Posts: 12


    Good Luck Kelly!! a worthy cause to support..I just made my donation today !!
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    Thanks, Matt.

    She's now up $800. Thanks for caring.
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    Thanks, Scott.

    Much appreciate.
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    Up to $900.

    Thanks to all my friends who are answering my daughter's call for help.
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  • Alan R. Mercurio_3
    Alan R. Mercurio_3 Member Posts: 1,620


    And now it's a little higher :) Glad to be of help. Bless you Kelly.

    Your friend in the industry,
    Alan R. Mercurio

    www.oiltechtalk.com
    Your friend in the industry,



    Alan R. Mercurio



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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    Thank you,

    my friend.
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  • PJO_6
    PJO_6 Member Posts: 17
    Donation made...

    in honor of my wife, Kathleen, who begins her second battle in her war with Lymphoma next week.

    Please pray that Rituxan proves it's worth...

    God Bless You, Kelly

    Take Care, PJO
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    There's not a day that goes by

    that I don't think of you two. Still praying for Kathleen, Patrick.
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  • PJO_6
    PJO_6 Member Posts: 17
    Thanks Dan (NM)

  • Lee_2
    Lee_2 Member Posts: 48


    lost my mom two years ago. Miss her more everyday.
  • Lee_2
    Lee_2 Member Posts: 48


    and I made my donation this morning!
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    Thanks, Lee.

    I appreciate it. Sorry for your loss.
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  • Dave Yates (PAH)
    Dave Yates (PAH) Member Posts: 2,162
    Just pushed it past $1,000.00

    Good luck - hope its a sunny day and that the wind will be at your back.

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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    Kelly's nearly at the halfway mark.

    If everyone who visited this site on a single day would donate just five bucks she would soar over her goal in that one day, and a lot of women would benefit from your kindness.

    Will you help? Breast cancer doesn't discriminate.
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  • Dave Yates (PAH)
    Dave Yates (PAH) Member Posts: 2,162
    cancer

    Doesn't discriminate. I did mine in memory of Brian - even though his is not BC. He awoke from his pain in time to hold up a hand-written "Thank-You" as we were leaving. Mike had wanted his chance to say good-by and thanks for helping him. I extended my hand and attempted to say the same in response. Through his morphine-induced-haze, Brian could see which hand I'd extended and, instead, held out his left to give me the Order of The Arrow Brotherhood handshake. Maybe, just maybe, our donations will help someone avoid such a trip to visit a friend in their last hours.

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  • Mike D
    Mike D Member Posts: 9
    Thanks Kelly

    Just made my donation. I hope our Chicago weather will be nice to you.

    I would also like to thank Dan for this great website and very informative books. I am still learning about boilers so I don't cotribute much to the board. But I'm always lurking.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    Thanks, Mike.

    Thanks for all of that.
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  • Alan R. Mercurio_3
    Alan R. Mercurio_3 Member Posts: 1,620


    Ok who's with me? I just made another donation it was only $5.00 But, I put it on my calendar to do that every Monday for as long as this things runs. So again I ask who's with me?

    Your friend in the industry,
    Alan R. Mercurio

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    Your friend in the industry,



    Alan R. Mercurio



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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    I wish we could

    clone you.
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  • Alan R. Mercurio_3
    Alan R. Mercurio_3 Member Posts: 1,620


    :)

    Your friend in the industry,
    Alan R. Mercurio

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    Your friend in the industry,



    Alan R. Mercurio



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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    Getting close to the goal.

    Check it out, and thanks for caring.
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    Help?

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  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,226
    Kelly's a bit...

    ...closer. ;~)

    Yours, Larry
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