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John Weidner Running Boston for Cancer Support Community 2017

Fundraising global stats: 12% left

Amount raised: $3,526

Amount left: $474

Please Help Me Support The Cancer Support Community and Kids Connect/Parents Connect 

Dawn with her children, Courtney and Tyler. John and his daughter Grace.

This will be my eleventh year running for a cancer support organization and the program my friend Dawn Peragallo helped start in 2006.

As many of you know, Dawn lost her battle to cancer in April 2007. Dawn was a wonderful person and an inspiration to those who had the good fortune to know her. One of the many things Dawn accomplished in her all-too-brief life was to become involved with Cancer Support Community Central NJ (CSCCNJ), a non-profit organization that offers programs for cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones.

Unfortunately these days, we have all been touched with cancer in our lives. It may be ourselves, a spouse, family member, friend or coworker. It can be overwhelming for an individual and their family to hear that initial diagnosis. They may receive great medical care from the excellent oncology nurses and physicians, but their emotional needs often go unmet. I think we can all agree that no one should fight cancer alone. As a mother of two, Dawn recognized the need for a support program for children whose parents are suffering with cancer. Dawn worked with the CSCCNJ director, Eunice Jadlocki, to start the Kids Connect/Parents Connect program in 2006. Each year the program has continued to grow. In addition, a Kids Connect Bereavement Group has started. The two groups meet simultaneously -- one for the children who have lost a parent to cancer and the other for the surviving parent.

Dawn lives on through the Kids Connect/Parents Connect programs as they continue to help numerous children and their parents. Please help me support this wonderful program.

Thank you for all your support! I will keep everyone updated on our progress.


John Weidner

   Recent Activity
Ed B. donated $36.71 on 4/20/2017
Kid's Connect / John Weidner John, Thanks for what you do to continue to bring attention to this worthwhile cause.
Joe G. donated $25 on 4/19/2017
Best of luck and congrats on keeping this going for so long - this is very special of you!
Faith Truppi donated $31.52 on 4/19/2017
Thank you John for keeping Dawn's legacy alive
Mark Friedberg donated $25 on 4/16/2017
Way to go John...Good luck and have a fun run!!!
Craig Loundas donated $25 on 4/16/2017
Way to go John!
Kinjal Shah donated $25 on 4/14/2017
John Weidner Good Luck!
Greg W donated $30 on 4/10/2017
Go John Go!
G Plummer donated $50 on 4/10/2017
Best of luck, and congrats on keeping the marathons going! Don't forget your bi-lateral breathing!
Cindy McKee donated $50 on 4/9/2017
John Weidner
Cathy Katynski donated $30 on 4/7/2017
Keep going, John! Donating in honor of my brother, John, who lost his battle to cancer in 2015.
Judy Formalarie donated $50 on 3/24/2017
John, Thanks for raising this money on behalf of Dawn. She would be thrilled to know that this is your 11th year! Enjoy the race! Judy
Johanna and Will Martinez donated $100 on 3/22/2017
In support of John Weidner who is running for The Cancer Support Community and Kids Connect/Parents Connect
Miguel @ in3 donated $150 on 3/21/2017
Keep running John!
Bob Dunfey donated $26.32 on 3/15/2017
Hope to see you John on Marathon Monday!
Holly McDonald donated $50 on 3/14/2017
Thank you for supporting CSCC again. Best of luck on running the 26.2!
Mary iazzetta donated $100 on 3/12/2017
Thank you John Weidner for your support!!
Ana Saravia donated $25 on 3/10/2017
Good luck John!
Ignacio C. donated $100 on 3/10/2017
Dear John, You are a extraordinary person. Best of luck this year in Boston. Ignacio C.
Lawrence MEO Jr donated $25 on 3/10/2017
Good luck John! Thanks for doing this every year!
Mr. & Mrs. M. Grace donated $10 on 3/10/2017
John: You have a heart of gold! I know you'll reach your goal.
Katy & Dave Maksymiu donated $25 on 3/10/2017
Run like the wind, John!
Heidi donated $25 on 3/10/2017
May the wind be at your back the entire run. :-)
Danny donated $50 on 3/10/2017
Nice going, Joh6011n!
Evelyn Voget donated $52.3 on 3/9/2017
To support John and Kids Connect in memory of Dawn
by Anonymous donated $100 on 3/9/2017
Go John Go!