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Benny - 2008
Benny - 2008

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My Progress
170 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $1,500.00
Achieved: $2,555.00
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IN MEMORY OF BENNY CATALANO

On May 20, 2009 my husband, Benny, lost his battle with liver disease.  "Team Benny" was formed in 2010 with our dear friend, Gina, as Team Captain.  Gina's husband and Benny's Bandmate, Bob, serves as Co-Captain. 

After fighting liver disease for many years, Benny received a living donor transplant in 2005 from his Angel - his niece, Angela.  Although Benny suffered many complications after the transplant, Benny never gave up hope.  He treasured every day.  Then 4 1/2 years after receiving that wonderful "gift of life" from his Angel, we were told that Benny's liver cancer had returned.  Another transplant could not be done and Benny lost his battle with liver disease.  

Although Benny's path was often difficult, Benny loved life to the fullest.  He always had a joke, a smile, or kind word for everyone.  His family and friends meant everything to him.  He had been given the "Gift of Life" from his niece, Angela, and he never took that for granted.

Benny's favorite movie was "It's a Wonderful Life" and he lived by the creed from that movie "that no man is a failure who has friends."  Anyone who knew Benny, knew that he had a "Wonderful Life."  Benny touched so many people in so many ways, as they touched him.  We all have our "Benny Stories" that will live in our hearts forever.

Please help us in our fight against liver disease by supporting Team Benny.  Liver disease affects so many people.  Young, old, or in between -  liver disease doesn't care.  Your support will help us win this fight. 

I hope you can join us in us at the Liver Walk as a member of Team Benny.  If not, your donation will help us win this battle.  I lost my love, my life, my Benny to liver disease.  With your support, hopefully, one day someone else might not have to lose their battle.

Benny will be walking with us -- you will feel him in the breeze, see him on the smiling faces, hear him in a laugh.  Benny will be there surrounding us with his love.  

 

Donating is easy! Just click the blue ?Click Here to Sponsor Me? button to get started. 

With Love,

Annie

Thank you for supporting the Liver Life Walk Long Island on May 4, 2013!

The Liver Life Walk is a celebration of my commitment to a world free of liver disease. Please help me make that goal a reality! I support the American Liver Foundation® because it:

  • Advocates on behalf of 30 million Americans with liver disease on the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Provides education programs, support services, and outreach activities that reach more than 200,000 individuals annually and raise awareness on liver disease prevention and management.
  • Is the largest non-governmental supporter of liver disease research in the U.S. and since 1979, the American Liver Foundation Research Awards Program has provided more than $24 million to more than 750 qualified scientists and physicians.
Please send offline, non-cash donations to our office at:
American Liver Foundation® | 39 Broadway | Suite 2700 | New York | NY | 10006
*Please be sure to include the Walk Participant's name with your check.
All registration fees and donations for this event are nonrefundable.

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