Posted by: Dana | 2010/01/15

Jan 15 – Fundraising Update

As described in other sections of this blog, I used this trip as a vehicle to raise funds and awareness for melanoma and I want to use this brief blog entry for an update on the fundraising.  The outpouring of support from family, friends, and coworkers alike is phenomenal, and humbling.  I received donations ranging from a few dollars to one thousand, from folks I see and talk to everyday, and from others I haven’t seen or spoken to in years.  Donations came from my family, friends, friends of friends, friends of my folks, and friends of my sister and Brad.  You have all been so generous. 

In total, to date, I have raised just over ten thousand dollars.  More than five thousand has gone directly to support the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation.  The remainder of donated funds have been used to offset my costs for the trip.  If you have donated via paypal and wish that 100% of your donation go directly to the Foundation, please let me know and I will pass along the donation, accordingly.  For those who donated more than 20 dollars to the Foundation, you will receive a letter from them acknowledging  your tax-deductible contribution.

For those who still wish to donate, please do so via the PayPal link on this site.  Thank you.


  1. WOW! Everyone is so very proud of you!!!ILY

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