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    Advocate mellie's Avatar
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    My Children are Walking for Charity
    My children, ages 9 and 11, and I are walking in a 5k walk to benefit the Children's Tumor Foundation. The walkathon is designed to raise awareness and funds for research and to support those affected by Neurofibromatosis (NF), a neurological disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerve endings. My children have NF. I am walking in honor of my children and all other children with NF. Right now there is no cure for NF and I am walking to help change that.

    The first thing my children did when I told them I was going to walk was empty their piggy banks and sponsor me. Then my children asked to walk as well so we formed a team. They have set a goal to raise $2,000 for our team which we call "Full of Hope". If you could please sponsor our team or even join our team. My children are hoping to see a cure for NF. I am proud that as young as they are they approach this with such a proactive, mature and positive outlook.

    It is not easy to live with the uncertainty of NF, I know, I have it too. What is even harder though, is your children having NF. The funds we raise will go towards research for a cure and support for children and families affected by NF.

    The walk is on Oct 4, on Staten Island. This is the day before the NYC Affiliate Summit so if you are in town you can join us. If you'd like to join us let me know, we'd be honored to have you join our team and walk. It is only 5K and everyone is welcome, adults and children.

    If you can, please sponsor us at http://ctf.org/walk/donate.html After entering donation amount - For box "My donation is given" select Support a Walker from drop down then in "Enter recognition Name" type in my name Melanie Seery or pm me for my children's name.

    My children really want to meet their goal. They've gotten some donations from friends and neighbors but still have a way to go. I want them to see that hope and their actions can accomplish great things. Thanks for any help in keeping strong their hope for a cure.
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    I used "Support a Team", and you can tell the kids it was so they got credit too

    I may try and join you, not sure right at the moment.
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    Thank you, Debbie! It means a lot to me & them. They are so excited to be doing the walk. My kids (& I)would love to have you walk with us.
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    I'm on board. I'm happy to have some way, any way, to thank Mellie for her hard work on behalf of NY affiliates and to support this worthwhile cause. I also think it's awesome that she raised such neat kids who want to contribute to finding a cure for NF by putting feet to pavement.

    Go team!!!

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    Go Team!
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    We will have another little way to help that will be announced Friday.
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    Thanks Rhea My kids are so excited about walking. We do other things for NF awareness but they are super excited about this one.
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    Thank you for your support and donations Haiko!
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    That is wonderful! Doing stuff like that with your kids is great, you will see tons of pride in their eyes when they are walking!

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    I don't have a bunch extra right now, but I realize that all of the little stuff adds up. PM sent and funds soon on their way.

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    My budget is stretched a bit right now, but you can count me in too. Every little bit helps! What great kids... and mom too!

    Update: Just donated! Good luck with the walk.
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    Thanks, meadowmuffin & Sfcom & jodyq!

    We really appreciate everyone's donations and support. Going to take pictures during the walk and might even try to videotape part of it. I'll post them as soon as possible after the walk and will also post our total raised when I get it.

    It really means a lot to my children and to me. You are all amazing, thank you all.
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    Thanks for the reminder. Meant to do this yesterday and forgot.
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    Aww, thanks Greg
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    Wish we could join you but will be thinking of you that day. So we'll be there in spirit.

    Praying for good weather for you all. Go Kids and Mellie!

    pm sent too.

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    Thank you Ladidah for your support and for donating.

    With all the support shown here by everyone we really feel like everyone is walking with us.
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    It's a beautiful fall day for our walk. As we walk, we'll be thinking of ABW who helped us raise over $1,600 at last estimate! Thank you all.

    If you are in Staten Island this morning come join us. The walk is in Clove Lake Park. Check in at 9 and the walk starts at 10.
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    Well you are already walking, so you won't see this, but I hope it goes well and you have a lovely stroll with your kids and new people. Will look forward to a blog post about it.

    See you TOMORROW!
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    Just gettin to this now. Probably might be done the walk by now so guess I'll hope that none of you have any blisters. for you and the kids. Had never heard of this disease before, really very sorry that you all have it and really hope they find a cure very, very soon.

    for you as a Mom, too cos you've obviously raised two pretty great kids Hope the footies don't feel too bad.

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    Oh my goodness!!! I forgot to make the donation. The day I had posted, computer got a virus and it took me a couple of hours to get rid of the thing and I had just forgot. Sorry Mellie. Going to see if I can still donate now.

    -sfcom

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    Hope you have a good walk! Go mellie and kids!

    Weather here: Sunny day, with cool and brisk temperature. I'd say perfect for a walk. Hope the weather was good where you are.


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    I am still working on getting a short video & some pictures uploaded but just wanted to post a little report.

    I received an update from the director for the fundraiser. The goal for the CTF walk was $10,000. By the end of Sat we all had raised over $17,000!! Not sure yet what our team's total was, somewhere over $1,600 and donations are still coming in. It is just overwhelming. The walk itself was wonderful, perfect weather and a great turnout, almost 200 walkers plus local coverage from channel 1 news.

    My children were happy to meet others affected by NF and we all had a lot of fun. We all got a medal at the finish line and my children were very proud (and I am very proud of them). Most importantly we are all hopeful that there will be a cure someday.

    The support from my friends at ABW has meant a lot to me and to my children. We thank you all.

    I'll post some photos as soon as I can. (It will probably be after Think Tank.)
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    Yay - great accomplishment and I'm sure the kids feel very good about their contribution!
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    Congrats, this is awesome! You should all be proud
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    Many thanks for sharing the footage with me at AS Social Media.

    They are terrific kids, but then, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
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