My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jan 27, 2013

Welcome to my Light the Night fundraising page! I am excited to return for another year to support the efforts of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

I walk because every person, in one way or another, is effected by cancer.

In my thrity-year life, I have lost many loved ones to cancer. Each time, I wondered why I had to lose people to such an ugly disease. My biggest heartache occured when I lost my brother, James Raudabugh, in April of 2011. Its hard to express to people what it is like to lose someone that you care about so much. The easiest way to explain it is like this...think about literally knowing someone your entire life, for 28 years, from the day you were born. Now, add in that you idolized this person growing up. Now, add further that we had/have a SUPER tight-knit family who (even in our adult lives) spend every single day together. That was my brother and I. Nothing was perfect by any means...but I would take every smack upside the head, every time he screamed at me or called me a name, every not-so-perfect family moment to have him in my physical life every day again.

My brother would have been 41 this past year. We celebrated our birthdays together in the month of July my entire life. Birthdays get harder each year that passes.

I can't express in pages, paragraphs, or words how my heart feels without him. But I hope that I gave you a glimpse into why I do this walk. I didn't lose a person, I lost a HUGE part of my life. I will walk this year and hopefully many more in memory of my brother. I want to continue his legacy. He is with me every day but I want others to remember as well. And I want the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to continue receiving funds through myself and my team to continue the phenomenal work they do to support patients and their families in the journey that cancer bestows. With this money, we can work towards eliminating cancer and saving this world from losing any more heros.


Supporter Comments

    "Candy & Chip Sales"

    S&G Custom Collison

    Sun Feb 24 12:33:30 EST 2013

    "Thank you for all your efforts! You take the steps where I cannot. I will support in the way I can."

    Kelly Raudabaugh

    Sat Feb 23 08:49:40 EST 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,377.80 | Goal: $3,000.00
113 %

My Team

Team Total: $14,520.70 | Goal: $10,000.00

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In Memory of

James Raudabaugh

My Thanks To

Unspecified Donor $330.00
Unspecified Donor $310.00
Unspecified Donor $300.00
Unspecified Donor $290.00
S&G Custom Collison $121.75
Candy Box $114.50
Candy Box & Bottle Return... $108.25
Candy & Chip Sales / Pape... $107.75
Josh Gonzalez $100.00
Unspecified Donor $100.00
Jacquelyn Raudabaugh $100.00
Fred Elias Auto Sales, In... $100.00
Kelly Raudabaugh $100.00
AYSO Pie Throw $95.00
Candy & Chip Sales / Pape... $93.50
Car Show Fundraiser $64.11
Candy & Chip Sales $62.00
Jackie $50.00
Liz Norat $50.00
Candy & Chip Sales / Pape... $48.50
Can/Bottle Drive $48.33
Candy & Chip Sales / Pape... $40.00
Candy & Chip Sales / Pape... $27.00
Matt Kadrich $25.00
Candy & Chip Sales / Pape... $24.00
Bottle Returns $20.00
Candy & Chip Sales / Pape... $20.00
Bottle Returns $15.00
Judy Sansone  
Gary & Sue Smith  
Rene' Mazza  
Candy & Chip Sales / Pape...