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Marcy Servita and Global Dental Relief
Marcy loved volunteering. She donated her time and talents with Global Dental Relief in both Nepal and here in the United States. In Nepal, Marcy volunteered in a mobile dental clinic, in which she personally provided care to more than 100 impoverished children. Children who would otherwise have no access to dental care.
Here in Colorado, Marcy’s passion for helping children with their oral health needs continued. She worked closely with Global Dental Relief. Volunteering in the office on her days off, she and Baloo would hang out, talk about the next opportunity to go on a clinic and work tirelessly on any project that GDR needed help with. She also donated considerable time to fundraising, taking charge of the annual silent auction and organizing the annual fundraising party logistics.
Marcy asked that donations be directed to Global Dental Relief. She believed wholeheartedly in helping children with their oral health.
In Memorium -- Marcy Servita, Volunteer Extraordinaire
In March, Global Dental Relief lost a wonderful volunteer and special spirit. Marcy Servita first volunteered with GDR in Nepal in 2007 and continued her support working in the Denver office with her beloved Newfoundland Balou by her side. Many of you will remember Marcy as the strict timekeeper at our annual party, or from her hard work marshalling the annual silent auction.
Marcy passed after a short and valiant fight with cancer but her memory will carry on through her legacy gift to GDR and by all of us inspired by her memory.
Ironman Cozumel Nov 30, 2014
Help me raise money for Global Dental Relief the charity that Marcy was so heavily involved with, and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, together we can help fight this terrible disease that takes so many from us.
Updated Dec 11th
Updated Dec 11th
Updated Dec 11th
I am writing this because somewhere and sometime in my life we you made an impact on me. And over these past few months I've had to lean on friends more than usual. So now I am writing because I need help. Some of you might know and other this might be the first time hearing that I lost someone very close to me this March. Marcy was someone that I feel in love with and someone that I could see spending my life with.
Marcy fought with such courage and grace during her battle with Pancreatic Cancer, that it left me with this burning desire to carry on with that courage. I have to admit that it has been a very difficult time for me. At times I've have had this desire to just crawl back in to bed, I even quit training and racing for a while and found myself battle depression. Eventually I came to two conclusions. 1) That Marcy would want me to continue training and racing (it was something that she unselfishly support) 2) It was better to be sad on the bike than sitting on the couch.
So I proceeded to move forward with things. And eventually came to the conclusion that I wanted to create this bigger than life fundraising campaign. Something that would help other people like Marcy or their loved ones with this horrible thing called Pancreatic Cancer. As time progressed and I researched more and more into all this I once again decided that I wanted to raise money and awareness for the Global Dental Relief Program and Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation. (Global Dental relief because that was the charity Marcy was so heavily involved with and well Pancreatic Cancer because I wanted to help find a cure or at least improve survival rates.
(going a little old school with it) You know the old elementary school, I will run a mile for such and such charity. That right, I am going to take what I Love to do and what Marcy loved and put it to good use.
How it works:
I am trying to raise $22,000 per Charity ( Marcy would have been 44 in 2015) so I figured it we could split it between the two charities
I am going to swim, bike and run to raise awareness for Global Dental Relief and Pancreatic Cancer research.
I am going to track every mile I complete with hopes that people will donate to my fundraiser.
I've decided that I am going to break down my fundraiser into stages, that way its easier to track my mileage and that way if people want make a pledge for every mile I complete they can do it per stage and not an entire year. (easier that way) Each stage will start on a certain day and will end with a predetermined race and will continue this way until the end of 2015.
You can either make a pledge for every mile that I complete during a stage or make a flat donation.
You can choose between either charity. The links to the charity sites are below. along with all the update and stories about Marcy.
THE VISION OF PROGRESS: DOUBLE PANCREATIC CANCER SURVIVAL BY 2020
CREATING A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR THOSE FACING PANCREATIC CANCER
As the national leader in the fight against pancreatic cancer, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network announced a bold initiative in February 2011, a vision of progress aimed at bettering the odds for everyone affected by the disease now and in the future:
Double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020.
Help our dental volunteers reach more children! Every dollar donated delivers $20 in free dental care for a child in need.
Global Dental Relief is a 501(c)3 tax-deductible charitable organization. We accept donations by check or credit card.
Your donation goes directly to care for children – – contributing to whole body health, nutrition and life span. The project operates with minimal overhead or administrative costs; is staffed largely by volunteers; and leverages each dollar with extensive in-kind contributions.
How your donation affects the dental care we provide:
$ 50 complete dental care for five children
$ 100 complete dental care for ten children
$ 500 dental care to a first-grade class of 50 children.
$1000 first-time care to 100 children in need.
$2500 sponsors care for a school of 250 children in country of your choice
$5000 sponsors 6 day dental clinic in the country of your choice, serving 500-1000 children.
At Global Dental Relief our mission is to bring free dental care to children throughout the world.
Volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants and non-dental volunteers deliver treatment and preventive care in dental clinics that serve children in schools, orphanages and remote villages.
With a vision to transform lives and cultivate community through volunteerism, GDR provides opportunities for diverse groups of volunteers to explore the world and bring free dental care and oral hygiene education to thousands of impoverished children in Nepal, India, Guatemala, Vietnam, Kenya and Cambodia.
How it works
Global Dental Relief