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Information on Fundraising Events in Rome and Boca Raton

Posted Oct 13 2009 10:05pm
There are many wonderful things happening for our family in the month of October. We have two fundraising events about to happen.

For our friends and family in Rome, New York, on Sunday, October 18th there is a Cancer Is Not An Option Benefit being held. Tickets are $10 each and many fun things are happening inside the benefit. You can enter raffle for exciting prizes, get a chair massage, food and drinks, and you can also sign up to be a bone marrow donor. Even though you will not be signing up to help me since I am heading to transplant, you will go on the national registry and could me a match for anyone in this entire world and so many people need donors every day. There is normally a $100 fee to sign up, it is waived for attending the benefit and signing up there. It is being held at 1 p.m. at Stanwix Mens Club.

A car wash and bake sale was also held in Rome on September 18th and it raised over $1500, amazing for one day!

For our Florida friends and family, my dear friend Carla Simonet called me and told me she is organizing a spaghetti dinner and a raffle in our honor. It is being held Friday, October 30th at Advent Lutheran School. Raffle tickets are $10 and you can win many exciting prizes. Details on the dinner are coming and I will post when I have them. If you would like more info, or want to purchase or sell raffle tickets, email me directly and I can put you in touch with Carla. You do not need to be present or attend the dinner to purchase or win in the raffle, you can just purchase tickets.

While we won't be able to attend either events, we will be there in spirit and wish we could attend. They both sound like fun and exciting events I know our family would enjoy. We are so grateful for all of the support and help we are receiving.

The funds will be deposited into an account with The National Foundation for Transplants (NFT), and we will be using those funds to pay our expenses of living in Tampa for 100 days, my medical expenses, to defray the costs of a transplant, along with prescriptions that will be very costly after the transplant and so many more living expenses during transplant time.

If you are not able to attend an event and would like the help, there are two ways to do so. You can click on the photo link to NFT on the right side of my blog, it will take you to my page on their site and you can donate in my honor there online. The direct link is Y You can also mail a check payable to NFT Florida Bone Marrow Fund directly to the address below, remember to write “in honor of Kimberly Russo on the memo line:

National Foundation for Transplants
5350 Poplar Ave, Suite 430
Memphis, TN 38119

The kids were off from school today and it has been a very long day, I am off to relax and get some rest now. Good night!
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