Michael Rowe's Fundraising Page
Legacy of Hope
Michael Rowe's Fundraising Page
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Several years ago Legacy of Hope was founded in Philadelphia with only a few dollars, but surrounded by people whose energy and determination matched the new organization’s huge vision. In the beginning, it would’ve been easy to discount Legacy of Hope’s lofty vision, but if you’re from Philadelphia you understand the city’s strong community, sense of loyalty, unwavering drive, and capacity to make the seemingly insurmountable, possible. Our bet was simple; Philadelphia would stay true to its ethos, come together, and ensure no cancer patient or family member would go hungry or lose their home because of a cancer diagnosis. Philadelphia did not disappoint. Through a now massive network, over 500,000 healthy meals have been delivered to the homes of cancer patients, preventing hunger for over 3000 cancer patients and families.

While I celebrate the countless businesses, organizations, professionals, and volunteers who make this possible, our work is far from over. The number of cancer patients and family members facing eviction and homelessness, because they are too sick to work, is growing. Just as the Emergency Patient Support Network was created and successfully addresses hunger in Philadelphia’s oncology population, I’m convinced we can and will address housing insecurity for this same population. Legacy of Hope’s goal for PHL24 2023 is to purchase and restore a property, so we can offer rent-free housing to cancer patients and their families until they are able to provide a home for themselves. This will cost approximately $175,000. 

On September 9th, for 24 continuous hours, I will climb the Rocky Stairs with several other determined athletes to reach this goal. I promise to never stop, never quit or waver, but I need your help. Please make a donation, share this fundraiser and information, and contact me if you own or manage a business that wants to get involved. Never stop…

ABOUT PHL24 2023
Name Date Amount Comments
Jacquelyn Juricic 09/14/2023 $103.39  
Carolyn Fagan 09/12/2023 $52.39  
Merck 09/06/2023 $1,031.13  
Melisa Mordenti 09/06/2023 $1,031.13 For DP. Who biked 8 miles the morning after his bone marrow transplant. Sending love to all of the patients, and the team at LOH. Never stop.
Anonymous Friend 09/05/2023 $10.62  
Anonymous Friend 09/05/2023 $10.62  
Kathleen Schroeder 09/04/2023 $25.00 ❤️
Robert Palma 08/24/2023 $100.00  
Debra Birtel 08/23/2023 $50.00  
Rachel Williams Logan 08/17/2023 $25.00  
Anonymous Friend 08/16/2023 $104.47  
Samantha Birtel 08/16/2023 $100.00  
Michael Mordenti 08/16/2023 $51.85  
Devon Weaver 08/16/2023 $26.08  
Kathleen Schroeder 08/16/2023 $25.00 To a sweet guy that always thought about others, talented photographer and loving husband
Debbie & Mark Birtel 08/16/2023 $50.00  
Maureen O'Connell 08/16/2023 $51.85 To hope
Anonymous Friend 08/16/2023 $20.93 For Dan the Man
Jennifer Longhenry 08/11/2023 $26.08  
Grant Rounds 08/11/2023 $31.23  
Lauren Pascucci 08/10/2023 $26.08  
Talia Martinez 08/10/2023 $20.93  
Tricia Ryan 08/10/2023 $154.93 Thank you for the wonderful work you do!
Katelynn Ingersoll 08/10/2023 $50.00  
Samantha Birtel 08/10/2023 $103.39  
Elijah Birtel 08/09/2023 $100.00 Cancer can suck my balls.
Erin Kelly 07/25/2023 $51.85  
  Total $3,433.95  
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