Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Honorees for the 3-Day for the Cure

My 60 mile walk on September 23-25 is about raising money to support breast cancer patients and to help research a cure, but it is also about far more than that. It is my way to honor many people who have dealt with cancer, and for people who donate to Susan G. Komen by way of my walk to honor canceer patients. This post, which I will keep close to the top of my blog, lists those who are honored by my efforts, and by the donations of so many people.


My walk is specifically about breast cancer. But as you can see, my honorees come from a wide spectrum of people affected by many cancer. This list is a work in progress as more honorees are named as my walk approaches. Those whose name is in pink suffered from breast cancer. I will be writing all of these names on my special shirt for the third day of the walk on September 25.
My main honoree, is my dear and lately departed sister, Ann Ritter. I wish so much she were still here, and healthy again. I think of her every day, and she will be in my heart every step of the three day walk.




In Memory of Dr. Ann Ritter




Born September 28, 1948



Died May 30, 2011


Cause: complications from metastasized breast cancer

Next, we have my special personal honorees for this walk, most people recently affected by cancer: In Memory of: Jennifer Willey – died in November at age 31 from Hodgkin lymphoma; Judy Zettel – our dear friend, who died 1/9/11 from multiple myeloma, just four weeks after diagnosis; Lanie Evans – died January 26 from Glioblastoma multiforma (very agressive brain cancer) at just age 40; Maurice “BJ” Beck – died in 2009 at age 16 from acute myelogenous leukemia; Stephen Hauck – died in September 2010 from acute myelogenous leukemia; In Honor of: Danny McGowan - my brother-in-law's brother, fighting cancer of the throat; Dayton Richmond – battling multiple myeloma, diagnosed around August; Denver Bridwell – age 24, recovering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia after four years, including two hip replacements; Ed Stone – 21 years after surviving leukemia, currently undergoing treatment for the fourth time for melanoma; Elayne Minich – battling metastatic breast cancer after 12 years; Gary Adams - terminal leukemia and colon cancer; John Hunnicutt – recent prostate cancer; Laura Kitchens - friend of a friend, breast cancer survivor, currently fighting leukemia; Paul Zamecnik – battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia that became active in October after years of the disease being dormant; Robin Yoder – 30 years after surviving osteosarcoma, battling bone cancer following mid-thigh amputation of right leg August, 2010

Each mile of the three days, I will dedicate to an honoree. These come from donations. A donation of $50 allows that donor to name an honoree. Many people who have donated large amounts have not specified an honoree. So at the end of fund raising, if I still have undedicated miles, I will fill them from the honorees of people who donated less than $50, and from some remaining personal honorees that I have.

Mile By Mile Honorees


1. Ann Ritter


2. Christine Grudinskas


3. Ann Ritter


4. Ann Ritter


5. Karen Berkeland


6. Karen Berkeland


7. Karen Berkeland


8. Karen Berkeland


9. Susan Lord


10. Joe Boisvert


11. Ann Ritter


12. Pam Cope


13. Christine Grudinskas


14. Rhoda Ritter


15. Christine Grudinskas


16. Rhoda Ritter


17. Ann Ritter


18. Ann Ritter


19. Ann Ritter


20. Ann Ritter


21. Ann Ritter


22. Rhoda Ritter


23. Ann Ritter


24. Ann Ritter


25. Ann Ritter


26. Ann Ritter


27. Linda Silver


28. Pat Bausone


29. Marilyn Libman


30. Tamar Kops


31. Francis Trail Saunders


32. Lorrene DiLauro


33. Patty Lynn Sellers


34. Ruth Werner


35. Jerry Schell


36. Amy Haun


37. Donna Hammond


38. Tara Ujkaj


39. Mary Ann Faelton


40. Ann Ritter


41. Ann Ritter


42. Paula McGrath


43. Paula McGrath


44. Paula McGrath


45. Margaret Carter


46. Alice Jones


47. John Greetham


48. Laura Hershberger


49. Ann Ritter


50. Katie Hoggatt


51. Ann Ritter


52. Sue Patton


53. Sam Snader


54. Lynn Tobin


55. April Chappell


56. Marilyn Collins


57. Suman Kamat


58. Janice Wedwick


59. Bev Kuhlman


60. Ann Ritter



Other Honorees: Karen Lane; Mary Beth Gibson; Kristi Garstang; Faith Eury; Katie Rodman; Nicki Patton Morgan; Bob Tymoczko; Julie Westcott; Emma McFeeley; Pat Daly; Sherita Gibson; Kitty Garstang; Edie; Dorothy; Alan Bernstein; Sherrll Lyle; Ramamurthy Balasubramaniam; Angie Trudell; Bob Caggiano; Carrie Isman

2 comments:

Elayne said...

Art~ I have been following your progress and struggles as you prepare for the 3 day. I wish you the best as you walk for your sister and continue to thank you for remembering me as an honoree.
My daughter-in-law is running the Komen race for the cure next week here in Texas.
Can't wait to hear all about the 3 day! Good luck my friend :)

Racn4acure said...

Thanks so much, Elayne. It is much appreciated. Art