This September 11th and 12th, I will be climbing the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for 24 hours as one of Legacy of Hope’s sponsored 24-hour athletes. I promise never to quit, but I need your support.
Some may ask, "Why is she climbing for 24 hours?" Here is my "why."
* I climb with the hopes of raising $95K. These critical funds will support 3,800 cancer patients and their families currently experiencing acute food insecurity, by providing them with 79,800 healthy meals.
* I climb to ensure no cancer patient or family member living in Philadelphia goes hungry in 2022.
* I climb in honor of my hero, my best friend, my dad, Peter C. McVeigh.
* I climb in memory of the 24 hours after we were informed of my Dad's diagnosis of Stage 2B metastatic pancreatic cancer.
* I climb in memory of the 24 hours leading up to and after my Dad's surgery, praying for a miracle.
* I climb in honor of the 13,140 hours over 18 months that Dad bravely endured his chemotherapy treatments - never once losing hope, never once giving up the fight.
* I climb in memory of Dad's last 24 hours with us on this earth. Dad went to heaven at peace and on his own terms, surrounded by his family and friends, knowing he was loved beyond measure. He knew that while he was leaving us, to go be with God and Mom, that his legacy would live on in all who loved him.
* I climb in honor of the 39 years I had with him; and although I would give anything for another 24 hours, I know how truly blessed I was to be raised and loved by such a remarkable man.
* I climb knowing he and Mom will be with me for those 24 hours, my angels by my side, just as they always have been.
* I climb because he taught me to never quit. I climb because he taught me to always fight, and to stand up for those who need it most.
* I climb to live his legacy.
Please consider supporting me with my personal fundraising goal of $3K. Any donation, no matter the amount, will help those who need it most.
|Shira Epstein||09/20/2021||$103.30||Bob Barron||09/11/2021||$51.80||Barbara Todd||09/10/2021||$104.37||Anonymous Friend||09/10/2021||$26.06||Janelle Donaldson||08/26/2021||$51.80||Got get 'em lady!||Danielle Malloy||08/19/2021||$.00||Karyn Flocco||08/17/2021||$.00||Karyn Flocco||08/17/2021||$25.00||Meredith Maciolek||08/16/2021||$.00||Meredith Maciolek||08/16/2021||$50.00||Kelly McVeigh||08/12/2021||$.00||Kelly McVeigh||08/12/2021||$51.80||Maria Mattera||08/09/2021||$103.30||Live his legacy!! Piece of cake. I have faith in you!||Maggie McVeigh||08/07/2021||$103.30||Run like the wind. Your dad is so proud of you and so are we. Mag and Steve||Debbie & Ray Szafran||08/04/2021||$51.80||Lots of luck! The Szafran family||Anonymous Friend||07/30/2021||$25.00||Samuel Wallis||07/29/2021||$62.10||Good luck, a great thing to do!||Aubrey Ludwig Ellman||07/28/2021||$50.00||You are inspiring! Your dad would be so proud. Sending lots of love, Aubrey||Mary Fenerty||07/24/2021||$50.00||Good luck! Mary, Jimmy and Erin||Laura Hackett||07/21/2021||$50.00||Elizabeth Garver||07/21/2021||$25.00||Geraldo Dannemann||07/21/2021||$25.00||You got this!||Meghan Blackburn||07/21/2021||$51.80||Proud of everything you do strong mama!||Bevin Reilly||07/14/2021||$20.00||Go Meg!||Amanda Murphy||07/14/2021||$26.06||Way to go! We are cheering you on!||Layton Griffin||07/14/2021||$100.00||Jessica Hopkins||07/13/2021||$26.06||Live his legacy!||Rebecca Piluzza||07/13/2021||$75.00||Cara Herold||07/11/2021||$26.06||John Fruncillo||07/10/2021||$103.30||You go girl !||Anonymous Friend||07/10/2021||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||07/10/2021||$51.80||You're such an inspiration Meghan!! Good luck!||Casey Armstrong||07/09/2021||$100.00||Cindy Fahrney||07/09/2021||$121.83||What an amazing mission and an inspiration you are! So proud to know you and your family!!||Chrissy Derbyshire||07/08/2021||$25.00||Holley McVeigh||07/08/2021||$103.30||Go girl!||Kevin McCarrick||07/08/2021||$51.80||Mary Kay Burke||07/08/2021||$103.30||Good luck||Dave deLuca||07/08/2021||$103.30||Erin McMaugh Tierno||07/08/2021||$165.77||Kelly McVeigh||07/08/2021||$51.80||Get it Meghan!||Philip Rawlinson||07/07/2021||$103.30||Tiffany Brunner||07/07/2021||$50.00||Keep the Legacy going!!!||Kevin McVeigh||07/07/2021||$26.06||You are the best, Meg!||Lydia Trotter||07/07/2021||$50.00||Cancer sucks. Thanks for your hard work.||Colleen D'Lauro||07/07/2021||$51.80||Go Meg! You're an inspiration to all who know you. Love you!||Kaley Bender||07/07/2021||$25.00||Keep it up Meg!||Rutvee Parikh||07/07/2021||$36.35||Best of luck!!||Merry Zinkand||07/07/2021||$103.30||Go crush that climb!!||Brendan Fee||07/07/2021||$52.34||Danielle Malloy||07/07/2021||$100.00||You inspire me Meg! I have no doubt you’ll rock those steps with the power of your passion to help people live a better life. Thank you for being you ???||Maria Mastronardo||07/06/2021||$51.80||Amy Pali||07/06/2021||$50.00||Simi Kaplin||07/06/2021||$103.30||From generation to generation, let us live his legacy.||L Viel||07/06/2021||$103.30||What Similar said! Let us live his legacy and honor his spirit through Megan.||Andrea McDonald||07/06/2021||$51.80||Meredith Maciolek||07/06/2021||$51.80||Christine Gaffney Ellett||07/06/2021||$103.30||Kristy Asral||07/06/2021||$100.00||Incredibly proud to know you, Meg! Amazed by this mission. Love you!||Genevieve Rozansky||07/06/2021||$50.00||???||Anne Hurlock Anoia||07/06/2021||$24.00||Ann Baron||07/06/2021||$103.30||Meghan, you’re an inspiration to so many and an angel on earth! I love you, all you do and I’m so proud of you! XOXO||Meredith Turner||07/06/2021||$25.00||Anonymous Friend||07/06/2021||$18.85||Hillary Weinstein||07/06/2021||$25.00||Meg- this is awesome! Looking forward to visiting you on the stairs!||Rene Bucci||07/06/2021||$100.00||So proud to know you - this is amazing!||Marie V Maguire||07/06/2021||$52.34||To honor Peter McVeigh's legacy||Marcelo Loureiro||07/06/2021||$52.34||So proud of you Meghan !! Such an important cause. This is amazing !!||Shannon Funt||07/06/2021||$104.37||So happy to know you and so proud to support you on such an awesome challenge Meg!||Joe and Meg Penrice||07/06/2021||$51.80||Christopher King||07/06/2021||$50.00||Great cause - thank you and good luck!||Kim Morris||07/06/2021||$51.80||You're amazing, Meg!! Love you and loved your Dad.||Abigail Bysshe||07/06/2021||$25.00||Kelly Michelson||07/06/2021||$103.30||Meg, this is amazing, so proud of you! What an honor it is to call you my friend! Love you my friend!!!||Joshua Viel||07/06/2021||$103.30||Jenn & Pete Jennings||07/06/2021||$26.06||Best of luck, Meg! So lucky to know you and always inspired by you!||Erika McDonnell||07/06/2021||$104.37||Good luck Meg! You are amazing!!||Jill Novotny||07/06/2021||$26.06||Colleen Downer||07/06/2021||$40.00||What an incredible goal filled with so much love and kindness!||Renee Petersohn||07/06/2021||$103.30||You are an inspiration! Good luck!|