3 months to the day before my 21st birthday my mother, Colleen Marie McGrath McDevitt, lost her epic battle with Lung & Esophageal Cancer.
8 years later I find myself days from turning 29 and wanting to do something big for my last year of my 20s.
When you're a young girl thinking about your 20s and 30s you picture yourself buying your wedding dress with your mom or your mom being there when you have your first child. I won't ever be able to do those things but that doesn't mean by raising this money, we together, can help in the fight against cancer, create more birthdays, and more moments for mothers and daughters alike.
Over the next 365 days, I ask those who visit this page to donate what you can. $10 a day will add up to my goal of $3,650. I know we can meet that but I have a stronger feeling we can exceed that.
Your generous donations will not go unnoticed. For every donation received you will be entered in to win your own Birthday Bash Basket complete with party hats, birthday candles and a Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake of your choosing from me.
Let's end Cancer and create more memories and more birthdays.
If you would like, you can add your name and a short message to our Guest Book. Thank you.
I just found out about this wonderful tribute to your mother. I am glad I just made it before your birthday. Happy 30th!
Colleen was a remarkable person and an amazing friend. I have such admiration for the way she dealt with everything she had to endure.
I still miss her a lot.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013
So happy for you that you were able to reach your goal before your birthday!! Thank you to all who donated!
Fri, Mar 01, 2013
Meghan, What a wonderful way to honor your mom!
Fri, Mar 01, 2013
Meghan what a great idea !!! You are so sweet. Hope all is well. Thought you should know Tori is not 15 and a freshman at high school, I could use you around here to keep an eye on her :) Miss you all and hope all is well - Deb & Kevin Randall
Thu, Jan 31, 2013
You are such a special, caring and loving person Meghan! I know your mother is SO proud of you! Both you & Christine are her angels here on earth. Your mother was such a sweet woman! I will never forget her. Hope all is well in your life? Best of luck to you in reaching your goal to raise money for this truly wonderful cause!! <3
Prayers and God Bless,
Corie, Bill and little Will :)
Fri, Dec 21, 2012
Merry Christmas Meg!!
This is such a wonderful thing your doing. I'm sure you'll reach your goal :)
Thu, Dec 20, 2012
Merry Christmas Meg! I hope you reach your goal!
Thu, Nov 01, 2012
Best of luck reaching your goal, Meg! What a classy way to ring in your 30's. I know your Mom would be proud <3
Fri, Jul 06, 2012
Mom would be so proud of you for doing this. I am too.
Love You Always-
Mon, Jun 25, 2012
I lost my mother to lung cancer 2 months ago, yesterday! When she got diagnosed, she moved in with me and my husband and we had alot of great time together. I tried to keep her as healthy as possible and in the end I know that all of her wishes were honored.
I miss her.