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Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $750.00

My Message

I need your help. On February 17th 2018, I have committed to “freeze my body and warm my heart” to raise money for the kids of Akron Rotary Camp and Ronald McDonald House by taking an icy dip into the Portage Lakes alongside hundreds of other warm-hearted people at the 15th Annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump.

I know – It sounds a bit crazy, but I just want everyone to know what lengths I will take myself for a good cause. 

 I personally try to align my life with the Vision of Ronald McDonald house, "Our house will remain a mainstay in the fabric of the communities we serve, providing compassion, hope and comfort to diverse families facing health challenges." We’ve spent many nights at Akron Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald house is such a fantastic resource for people who need a place to stay that is close to their family. Hospital stays are never fun, and the Ronald McDonald house really helps take some of the stress off of the families going through health challenges. 

----AND I have seen how the Akron Rotary Camp enriches lives and gives children and adults with disabilities. Growing up with a brother with disabilities, I think that places like Akron Rotary camp are important. Everyone deserves fun, challenging, and educational experiences. This camp is great, and I know that everyone who attends it has a blast. 

I have set a personal fundraising goal of $750.00 and I need your help to reach it! So no, I’m not asking you to take the Jump with me, but instead, I am asking if you will make a donation on my behalf for braving the icy waters at the Jump.  Any amount would be appreciated – it all goes to a wonderful cause, and every little bit gets me that much closer to my goal.

Think warm thoughts for me as February 17th approaches; I will do my best to make my supporters proud!

Thank you for your support!

Event Date
Feb 17, 2018 12:00 PM
Location Name
Portage Lakes State Park

My Team

Jillian is part of FirstEnergy Corporate Team
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Jillian is affiliated with FirstEnergy

My Supporters (15)

Mary Zwick donated $20.00
Feb 15, 2018 11:04 AM
Anonymous donated $30.00
Feb 14, 2018 12:40 PM
Carly Abels donated $30.00
Feb 12, 2018 9:36 PM
John Hardesty donated $30.00
Feb 7, 2018 4:54 PM
Snyder family donated $30.00
Jan 31, 2018 6:16 PM
Abby Fowler donated $50.00
Jan 31, 2018 5:24 PM
Danielle and Jason Miller donated $30.00
Jan 31, 2018 2:03 PM
Adam & Kate donated $40.00
Jan 31, 2018 1:57 PM
Tink donated $70.00
Jan 30, 2018 6:29 PM
Tami Hurford donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 10, 2018 2:40 PM
Heather Anne Clause donated $30.00
Jan 8, 2018 6:05 PM
Paisli Burdeshaw donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 8, 2018 4:00 PM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 8, 2018 2:47 PM
Jillian Marchese donated $30.00
Jan 8, 2018 2:42 PM
Bailey donated $20.00
Jan 8, 2018 2:41 PM
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