We Party in Patty's Memory

$12,695 of $25k goal

Raised by 155 people in 32 months
Nicole Christine  HARVARD, IL
This site was created as a memorial scholarship fund in Patty's honor.  Her wishes were to start a program to help local bartenders break the cycle and attend a local college while still working.  

Although restaurant jobs are lucrative and have many positive aspects, its a job that is tough to make your lifelong career as my mother did.  Long, odd hours, stressful environments, varying wages, and the lack of benefits make this job choice difficult to sustain healthfully for any long-term amount of time.  

Patty often struggled with the decision of whether or not to go to the doctor for lack of insurance or ability to pay.  At the beginning of 2014, this very struggle finally led her to the doctor which landed her a stage IV terminal cancer diagnosis that stole her beautiful life in 7 short months.  She never forgave herself for not going to the doctor sooner and wished their was a way she could encourage others to find jobs with benefits or make personal insurance a priority in one's budget.

Back in 2010, her daughter found a way to go back to college while still bartending.  Although it was a struggle to pay for school without loans, she was able to do this with the support of those who loved her. This lead her to a career in teaching and eventually leaving the restaurant business entirely.  

It was Patty's goal to help other bartenders who aspire for careers outside of the restaurant business.  This scholarship fund will hopefully do just that.  

We are in the infancy of this program.  Very soon we will open a website and begin taking applications for the fall of 2015.

Cheers! We will continue to Party for Patty!
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Update 4
Posted by Nicole Holmes
29 months ago
Thank you for your amazing and generous support! Our road continues to fork and we keep facing the many challenges that are presented to us. But we cannot do it without you! Thank you so much
Thank you for your ongoing support!!!!
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Update 3
Posted by Nicole Holmes
31 months ago
These T-shirts are on sale until Monday! They are only $15 and come in women's and men's cut! They will be black with white lettering.
Lots of easy ways to pay! Contact Nicole 847-971-2140 to purchase!
Benefit T-shirts on Sale for $15
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Update 2
Posted by Nicole Holmes
31 months ago
This has been amazing to see! Please keep passing this message forward. We are 1/3 the way to our goal. My mom was able to afford a test today that gave us a much clearer picture of where were at. Chemo starts on Friday. We got this!!
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Update 1
Posted by Nicole Holmes
32 months ago
Wow!! All this generous support has been truly amazing and unbelievable to see!!!

My mom is beside herself with gratefulness and hope. Thank you all!
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Dan Freese
32 months ago

I also want to thank all the lovely people at Tickets Now/ Ticketmaster for all the support. My family and I cannot thank you enough.

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$12,695 of $25k goal

Raised by 155 people in 32 months
Created April 17, 2014
Nicole Christine  
$5
Anonymous
31 months ago
RK
$5
Rachel Kleinhanzl
32 months ago
$10
Anonymous
31 months ago
TH
$10
Tammi Haverly
31 months ago
MC
$10
Margaret Clarke
31 months ago
GG
$10
Gina Guyton
32 months ago

wishing you an easy road to recovery!

$10
Anonymous
31 months ago
MS
$10
Millie Segura
31 months ago

My prayers, love & hugs go out to you & your family. Love ya Chica!

MT
$10
Megan Tepe
31 months ago
$10
Mandy Montemayor
32 months ago

Dan ~ I hope your Mother has as speedy recovery! I will keep her & your family in my thoughts and prayers!

Dan Freese
32 months ago

I also want to thank all the lovely people at Tickets Now/ Ticketmaster for all the support. My family and I cannot thank you enough.

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