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Laurie McFadden
Amount Raised
$8,326.00
Fundraising Goal $12,000.00

My Message

2020

Dear Friend/Family,

Cancer Sucks!  We all know someone that has fought this terrible disease.  

My journey began when I was in 3rd grade.  My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, and it had metastized.  She had a radical mastectomy.  She fought bravely for 2 years.  My memories are of not being allowed to visit her in the hospital because back then, children were not allowed.  They would wheel my mom to the end of the hospital hall where there were big windows – she would sit in her wheelchair and wave to us as best she could.  Towards the end, the cancer had spread to her brain.  I would send pictures I had colored, but by then she couldn’t remember who I was.  

The last time I saw my mom was when my dad had each one of us children (starting with me as I was the oldest) to go into her bedroom to say “goodbye”.  We weren’t told that she was dying or that we wouldn’t see our mommy again, but deep down, we knew.  I can’t imagine how hard it must have been for my mom to hug each of her four little children knowing they would grow up without her by their side.  After our goodbyes, my dad slowly walked my mom down the flight of stairs.  

I came home from school (I was in the 5th grade) on a pretty spring day and I saw a car in our driveway.  I walked inside and the priest from our church was sitting in our living room with my dad.  My dad had asked that the priest come to tell us 4 children that their mommy had passed away.

Every one of my siblings have passed away from cancer– all before age 55.  My sister, Kathy, died of ovarian cancer; my brother, Mark, of prostate cancer and my little brother, Eric, leukemia.  So this walk is near and dear to my heart as the BRCA I/BRCA II gene was the culprit for 2 possibly 3 of their deaths. 

It is my honor to walk my 6th year in the 2 Day Atlanta Breast Cancer Walk this October.  The walk is 30 miles (20 miles on Saturday and 10 miles on Sunday).  

$15,000 is my goal to raise this year, and I’m hoping you can help me!  Any amount is very much appreciated and, there are several ways to donate:

Mail in your donation to:

Enclosed is a brochure – complete and mail it to It’s the Journey (270 Carpenter Dr., #515, Atlanta, GA  30328 (mark donation for walker, Laurie McFadden) or myself (11161 Calypso Dr., Alpharetta, GA  30009).

Go online to: 

http://support.ga2day.com/Laurie

Your support is so very much appreciated!

Yours truly,

Laurie (LOLA)

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My Supporters (71)

Derenda Barnes donated $50.00
Sep 23, 2020 1:15 PM
Patti donated $100.00
Sep 20, 2020 8:07 PM
Nikki Roberts donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 20, 2020 12:37 PM
Tenna & Ryan Mcfadden donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 19, 2020 7:32 AM
Merete & Rene Jensen donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 19, 2020 7:28 AM
Lynette J Conroy donated $200.00
Sep 8, 2020 9:42 PM
Kim Matherly donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 8, 2020 6:44 PM
Lee left a message
Sep 7, 2020 10:29 PM
Best of luck, Laurie! We know how special this cause is to you, and we will support you anytime you are fighting against cancer. God Bless You and all who will be joining you on this walk!
Lee & Brian Birnbaum donated $100.00
Sep 7, 2020 10:27 PM
william buffington donated $250.00
Sep 6, 2020 6:13 PM
Friend of It's The Journey donated $50.00
Sep 2, 2020 5:21 PM
Linda Silva donated $100.00
Sep 1, 2020 12:06 PM
Debbie left a message
Sep 1, 2020 12:02 PM
Love you more girlfriend! XO
Pittsburgh Debbie donated $200.00
Sep 1, 2020 12:01 PM
Margaret Ice left a message
Aug 29, 2020 9:16 AM
Your participation and dedication for this walk are an inspiration.
Margaret Ice donated $150.00
Aug 29, 2020 9:15 AM
Kris Searcy donated $100.00
Aug 28, 2020 9:35 AM
Olya Khaykin donated $30.00
Aug 27, 2020 1:34 PM
Amy Turturro donated $100.00
Aug 26, 2020 5:14 PM
Carol Dierdorff donated $50.00
Aug 26, 2020 4:14 PM
Jasmine and Alex HT donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 26, 2020 4:09 PM
Scott Burns donated $100.00
Aug 26, 2020 3:58 PM
Friend of It's The Journey donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 26, 2020 3:53 PM
Louise Clynes donated $50.00
Aug 26, 2020 3:12 PM
Joanne left a message
Aug 25, 2020 11:55 AM
So proud of your continual participation!!
Joanne Piratzky donated $250.00
Aug 25, 2020 11:54 AM
Claudia Zurbrick donated $100.00
Jul 1, 2020 4:23 PM
Friend of It's The Journey donated $150.00
Jun 23, 2020 1:36 PM
The Coole Family donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 21, 2020 11:55 AM
Friend of It's The Journey donated $150.00
Jun 6, 2020 4:42 PM
Mary Belding donated $50.00
Jun 1, 2020 5:40 PM
Lawrence Wilk donated $250.00
May 20, 2020 12:18 PM
Ken Michaels donated $500.00
May 17, 2020 10:31 AM
Mark & Marcie Peterson donated $250.00
May 16, 2020 11:15 PM
Jon and Lynn Smid donated $50.00
May 16, 2020 2:52 PM
Friend of It's The Journey donated an undisclosed amount
May 12, 2020 11:33 PM
Bebe Foote donated $500.00
May 12, 2020 5:59 PM
Friend of It's The Journey donated an undisclosed amount
May 12, 2020 4:53 PM
Friend of It's The Journey donated $250.00
May 12, 2020 3:49 PM
Louise Doyle donated $250.00
May 11, 2020 2:25 PM
Lynn Heath donated $100.00
May 11, 2020 1:44 PM
Rita Turley donated $25.00
May 11, 2020 1:42 PM
James Parker, Jr. and Malinda Parker donated $500.00
May 11, 2020 1:38 PM
Kimberly Cobb donated $100.00
Apr 20, 2020 11:12 AM
Laurie McFadden donated $1,000.00
Apr 13, 2020 10:38 AM
Rubin donated $50.00
Apr 11, 2020 2:08 PM
NPO Connect/YourCause for Chevron donated $100.00
Mar 25, 2020 1:15 PM
Natalie Logan donated $50.00
Mar 15, 2020 7:11 PM
Bruce and Rebecca Thompson donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 26, 2020 7:44 AM
Robin Gentry donated $100.00
Feb 24, 2020 4:33 PM
Ronald E Dobelstein, PC donated $30.00
Feb 20, 2020 2:14 PM
Rachel M Lodenkamp donated $25.00
Feb 20, 2020 2:11 PM
KC Ebeling Murphy donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 9, 2020 5:45 PM
KC Ebeling Murphy left a message
Feb 9, 2020 5:40 PM
Will be thinking of you. Have a great walk!
Willeville left a message
Feb 7, 2020 6:23 PM
praying for great weather
Willeville donated $20.00
Feb 7, 2020 6:22 PM
Heather Perez donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 6, 2020 9:44 AM
Chris Lyman donated $50.00
Feb 3, 2020 3:36 PM
Gerald McFadden donated $50.00
Feb 3, 2020 3:33 PM
Lee and Gary Siegel donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 2, 2020 3:47 PM
Linda left a message
Jan 30, 2020 3:24 PM
Best of luck Laurie to you and your team.
Linda & Marvin Suesserman donated $50.00
Jan 30, 2020 3:22 PM
Suzanne Robb donated $100.00
Jan 29, 2020 11:38 AM
Birdia Greer donated $100.00
Jan 27, 2020 1:31 PM
Lynn Holdorf left a message
Jan 26, 2020 9:34 AM
Laurie - Thanks for your passion and support for this cause!
Chris & Lynn Holdorf donated $100.00
Jan 26, 2020 9:32 AM
Carolyn left a message
Jan 22, 2020 10:58 AM
Hope you have a good weather for the walk. Thanks for caring!
Carolyn McAfee donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 22, 2020 10:56 AM
Paul left a message
Jan 22, 2020 8:09 AM
Thank you for your dedication!
Paul Kopp donated $100.00
Jan 22, 2020 8:09 AM
Miriam E donated $30.00
Jan 20, 2020 7:44 PM