I Run for Those Who Cannot...
Five months ago - my brother & sister came to find me to tell me the news that I dreaded hearing for 27 years. As my brother told me, he said “you are the most like him, never forget that.” In that moment I made a promise to myself & my family to continue to be like my Dad - to live like him, to accomplish his unfinished goals, to be committed to those who need us the most, and to never ever let his legacy of loving life be forgotten.
In order to continue to spread his spirit - I will be running the Philly Love Half Marathon on March 27th, just a few days after what would have been my Dad’s 72nd birthday. In an effort to accomplish my Dad’s unfinished goals - I will be raising money for Legacy of Hope - an organization that provides resources, housing, funds, and support to the families of those battling cancer. A fight near and dear to my Dad’s heart.
Thanks in advance to those running beside me, those cheering at the finish line, and those willing to donate - I am eternally grateful for every one of you & I know my Dad is too!
After all, there is no better compliment than to be told I am just like my Dad!
Legacy of Hope, like most other organizations, has been impacted by the current events, economic downturn, and event cancellations, yet Legacy of Hope refuses to scale back its emergency patient support operations because a resulting loss of life will never be an option.
Over the next few months, we will train, have fun doing what we love, bring our city together, and make some incredible memories along the way. In doing so we’ve been given an awesome opportunity to ensure no family in Philadelphia goes hungry because a loved one is fighting cancer, creating a legacy which will outlive all of us. Our goal for the Love Run 2022 (Philly Runs Free campaign) is $250,000. This will ensure that no family living in Philadelphia goes hungry or loses their home because a loved one has cancer. No elderly parent, or spouse, or child, or cancer patient will have to wonder where their next meal will come from, or will they will live.
|Sandy Romberger||03/27/2022||$103.30||Best wishes Erin to you and the gang. I can tell you had a wonderful relationship with your dad, and he is looking down with love. God bless! With love, The Romberger's||Ceara Bogue||03/27/2022||$50.00||Chuck Boddy||03/26/2022||$103.30||Oscar Travers||03/25/2022||$26.06||Good luck Erin!! Sending love and go well!||Skylar Scrivano||03/24/2022||$137.28||For Coach||Robin Finnegan||03/24/2022||$104.37||What a wonderful way to honor your Dad.||Drew Crowley||03/24/2022||$15.00||Hi Erin, Sending you so much love and strength as you run this half marathon in honor of your wonderful dad. Here if you need anything, Drew||Laney Siems||03/24/2022||$51.80||Kick ass Erin!!!||Marie V Maguire||03/24/2022||$104.37||In remembrance of Jim Fennerty, a wonderful friend, teacher, coach and all around great human being. He is greatly missed!!❤||Marty Weiss||03/24/2022||$51.80||Good luck Erin, I know your dad will be with you every step for support!||Emily Snowden||03/24/2022||$103.30||ERIN! I am so proud to be your cousin. Love you. Good luck on Sunday.||Gianna Ricchezza||03/23/2022||$10.61||You’re gonna do so great Erin!! Your dad would be so proud of you :)||Elizabeth Walsh||03/23/2022||$10.00||Love ya Erin||Kristiana Roth||03/22/2022||$103.30||SO proud of you Erin! Love you xoxo||Lauren Gessner||03/20/2022||$50.00||In loving memory of James Fenerty. So proud of you, Erin!||Nicole Martin||03/20/2022||$20.00||Good luck Erin ?||Amy and Tony Varano||03/16/2022||$50.00||We love you Erin!||Glenda Daulerio||03/16/2022||$20.91||Thinking of your dad and Pete as you embark on the Love Run. Love you!||Maureen Campbell||03/16/2022||$31.45||So proud of you Erin and run with your special angel right beside you always. Love you and God Bless You on your run love Aunt Reen||Kristy DIRugeris||03/16/2022||$77.55||Good Luck Erin! You truly are carrying on your dad’s legacy. He’s smiling down upon you and so very proud! Love, The DiRugeris and DeBlis Family||Patrick McDermott||03/16/2022||$51.80||Way to go Erin! Happy to help the cause!||Lauren Hohberger||03/15/2022||$20.91||Erin, your strength amazes me and here is in honor of your dad ❤️||Nicole Lane||03/15/2022||$26.06||So proud of you Er! Get it girl!!!||Anne Marie Kohler||03/15/2022||$26.06||Erin, you are amazing!! Good luck! ♥️||Geraldine Martin||03/15/2022||$26.06||Becca Wenzl||03/15/2022||$51.80||Sending all my love and support!||Jill and Chip Kurtzman||03/15/2022||$51.80||Good luck, thinking of you…With love, Jill and Chip||Maryann OConnor||03/15/2022||$31.20||Good luck, Erin!! What a lovely tribute to a great man!||Molly Kier||02/28/2022||$51.80||Brenna Nimkoff||02/27/2022||$52.34||Good luck, Erin!!! ILY.||Matthew Primavera||02/08/2022||$50.00||Joseph Korth||02/02/2022||$31.20||From GA basketball camp to a congrats on a post about my current job, he was always there for me and everyone else in the community.||Alex Farris||02/01/2022||$51.80||So proud of you Erin! Your Dad will be with you every step of the race <3||Sarah Evangelista||02/01/2022||$20.91||SuSan Brennan||02/01/2022||$31.20||Good luck ?||Liz Mazanek||02/01/2022||$20.91||Allie Lucca||02/01/2022||$51.80||So proud of you, you are amazing!||Grace Sloane||02/01/2022||$51.80||Jennifer Thiess||02/01/2022||$51.80||You are so incredible and I know your Dad is looking down on you smiling ❤️||Megan Boggs||02/01/2022||$26.06||Meredith Shields||02/01/2022||$50.00||Jaime Rivera||02/01/2022||$10.00||Amy Gowing||12/30/2021||$50.00||❤️❤️❤️Your dad would be so proud of you||Cedric Madden||12/30/2021||$50.00||Proud of you||Esther Kim||12/30/2021||$10.61||You’re amazing Erin!! You got this!!||Meagan Treston||12/30/2021||$20.91||Annie Farina||12/30/2021||$100.00||she's a runna she's a track star!! love you & amazed by ya!||Kristen Isaacs||12/30/2021||$20.00||Buraq Karzoun||12/30/2021||$26.06||Anonymous Friend||12/16/2021||$103.30||Jeanne Quinn||12/02/2021||$26.06||Great job, Erin! ? You definitely have your dad’s caring spirit! ❤️||Michelle Morrow||11/15/2021||$103.30||Thinking of all of you - The Morrows||Shaina Olitsky||11/14/2021||$103.30||Your dad would be incredibly proud of you||Christopher Krug||11/09/2021||$103.30||Kelli Stack||11/09/2021||$51.80||So proud of you Erin for this run and for everything you do! You’re the best go get ‘em!||Kacie Kergides||11/09/2021||$103.30||Your Dad would be beyond proud of you. Love you||Peggy Maher||11/09/2021||$200.00||Good luck Erin sending our love and support for this worthwhile event||Tom Smith||11/09/2021||$520.60||AmyRose Proietti-Fox||11/09/2021||$51.80||So inspiring Erin! You and your family are incredible!||Kevin Sherry||10/28/2021||$50.00||Courtney Fairfield||10/28/2021||$10.61||So proud of you Erin! Your dad will be with you every step of the way! You go girl!||Flo and Bob Keal||10/26/2021||$51.80||Bernadette Waskiewicz||10/26/2021||$26.06||Tara Black||10/25/2021||$77.55||Love you! Run forest!!!!||Pete Yingst||10/25/2021||$51.80||Sending all the love and support, always! - Pete & Ashley||Steven Collins||10/25/2021||$51.80||Good luck Er!||Carly Jefferis||10/25/2021||$30.00||Cheering you on from Charleston!!||Rachel Zilinskas||10/25/2021||$25.00||Best of luck, Erin! I am thinking of you and your wonderful family. Your dad was a special guy and you are carrying on his legacy beautifully.||Anonymous Friend||10/25/2021||$50.00||Jaime Urkowitz||10/25/2021||$15.76||Lisa Fenerty||10/24/2021||$100.00||Your Dad is so proud of you Erin and he will be on that run with you in spirit ❤️! Love that you’re doing this and love you!!||Katie Regan||10/23/2021||$50.00||Have fun Erin!||Megan Boggs||10/23/2021||$51.80||Patti Monaco||10/23/2021||$51.80||Go Erin||Mary Fenerty||10/23/2021||$100.00||Good luck. Dad is so proud of you!||CORCORAN MYRA||10/23/2021||$104.37||Erin, you are making a difference in the world, just like your wonderful Dad!||Maria Tague||10/22/2021||$51.80||In memory of a wonderful man and coach. He made us believe in ourselves and gave us a chance to shine. 40 something years later and that influence still prevails. Good luck, Erin! I’m sure your Dad is smiling down on you and your family ??||Bill Kettelberger||10/22/2021||$51.80||I first met your dad as a young reporter for the Courier Times nearly 40 years ago. He is a man you never forget. Best of luck with your fundraiser. Legacy of Hope is a fantastic organization.||Phil Werner||10/22/2021||$103.30||Go Erin!!!!||Lauren Jonas||10/22/2021||$51.80||Megan McCloskey||10/22/2021||$31.20||Good luck Erin! Your dad is so proud of you!❤️||Ryan Finnegan||10/22/2021||$118.74||Eileen Guers||10/22/2021||$103.30||So proud of you Erin. What a beautiful tribute to your father. You are just like your Dad.. loving, caring and always giving back! Love Eileen, Kevin, Greg & Tim Guers||Julianne Bacher||10/22/2021||$31.20||Love you Er! You are doing amazing things!||Margie Honickman||10/22/2021||$103.30||Sending love from the Honickman Family!||Quinn Cunningham||10/21/2021||$51.80||From my dad to yours <3 May you find immense success in pursuing your goals!||Kiernan McCloskey||10/21/2021||$51.80||Go Erin! Can’t wait to cheer you on as you honor your amazing Dad.||Wojtko Julia||10/21/2021||$10.00||You are so admirable! Your dad will be waiting for you at the finish line!!||Laurel Stack||10/21/2021||$50.00||Go Ernie, go! Love to you xo||Julianna Barr||10/21/2021||$15.76||Sending you peace and remembering your dads memory||Mike & Mimi McCloskey||10/21/2021||$50.00||Your Dad touched so many lives in a positive way and I’m sure he’s proud of how you honor his legacy. ❤️||Nick Saputo||10/21/2021||$51.80||Good luck and be strong!||Annie Dolan||10/21/2021||$103.30||You are an inspiration to all of us!||Janet Burns||10/21/2021||$103.30||Sending love from the Burns Family||Kathryn Lucca||10/21/2021||$25.00||So proud of you! You’re dad is smiling down on you xoxo||Spring Laura||10/21/2021||$51.80||Katie O’Connor||10/21/2021||$20.91||Go get it girl!!||Nina Markey||10/21/2021||$51.80||Bernard Dyer||10/21/2021||$51.80||Erin, I went to high school with your Dad. He was always a great guy. Good luck in the run.||Waddington Alli||10/21/2021||$26.06||This is awesome! Good luck, Erin!||Edward Kozlowski||10/21/2021||$26.06||NOVAK MARIA||10/21/2021||$26.06||Erin Montellione||10/21/2021||$100.00||A beautiful way to honor his legacy. Your Dad will be with you every step of the way.||Rich Kennedy||10/21/2021||$206.28||Mr Fenerty was my 6th grade teacher. Was one of my favorites. RIP Jim||Samantha Padilla||10/21/2021||$50.00||Elizabeth Walsh||10/21/2021||$50.00||Your Dad would be so proud of you Erin!||Katie and Ron Solomone||10/21/2021||$103.30||So proud of you girl!!!!||Paul Kaplan||10/21/2021||$103.30||Erin, good luck with the run. You could not have had a better role model to follow. Paul Kaplan||Jackie McDermott||10/21/2021||$40.00||Proud of you, Erin.||Drachman Nina||10/21/2021||$10.00||You are incredible!! Good luck!!||Alexandria Brown||10/21/2021||$100.00||You are the strongest and most kind hearted person I know and I know your Dad is smiling and incredibly proud of his girl.||Danielle Holland||10/21/2021||$20.00||I love you Erin and I know your dad is so proud of you.||Christian Salem||10/21/2021||$20.91||Patti Cannon||10/21/2021||$104.37||Best of Luck Erin! I know your Dad will be shining down on you! John, Patti, Emily, Allie and Lilly||Kim Morris||10/21/2021||$51.80||Good luck Erin - miss your Dad but know he's smiling down on you!||Morris Keith||10/21/2021||$260.46||Anonymous Friend||10/21/2021||$51.80||Allison Fossile||10/21/2021||$51.80||We’re so proud of you Erin and we love you! Allison and Mike||Megan Caloway Caloway||10/21/2021||$103.30||For your best friend and mentor. ? He would be so proud of you Er. Sending love xoxo||Ben Hinge||10/21/2021||$51.80||For coach.||Elisa Novak||10/21/2021||$26.06||Morgan Sherlock||10/21/2021||$10.00||You are a true inspiration Er, just like your dad ?||Alexa Julian||10/21/2021||$51.80||You’re incredible! You’re making your dad so proud and inspiring so many! Love you Er! xoxo||Hertens Cathleen||10/21/2021||$20.91||Keep up the good fight, Erin. God bless.||Margaret Vernacchio||10/21/2021||$20.91||Go Erin! So proud of you continuing Dad’s good work!||Megan McFadden||10/21/2021||$100.00||Jack Brent||10/21/2021||$25.00||You’re Dad would be very proud of you.||Kathy Licht||10/21/2021||$100.00||Love you, Erin!|