"A Kidney For Mommom" Donor Drive
Saturday, March 25th 2023
Saddle Brook Veterinary Center
390A Market Street
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
About: The "A Kidney For Mommom" Campaign will be hosting a walk-in donor drive on Saturday, March 25th 2023- in conjunction with National Kidney Month at Saddle Brook Veterinary Center in Saddle Brook, NJ from 11am-4pm. At this drive, the campaign will be selling all NEW merchandise (including customized "A Kidney For Mommom" hoodies, tumblers, mugs, baseball caps and pens); the campaign will have information on organ donation, along with donor candidate forms to fill out- for those interested in becoming Mommom's possible kidney donor. There will also be raffle prizes including gift certificates, gift baskets and sports memorabilia. Refreshments will be made possible by Mucci's Italian Market- located at 203 Market Street in Saddle Brook, NJ.
All proceeds will go towards medical bills & other finances including post-op transplant care for Terry- if a transplant occurs. National Kidney Month is recognized every March to raise awareness on kidney health and disease. It's also an opportunity to get people interested in their own kidney health, as well. Saddle Brook Veterinary Center, owned by Dr. Genna Aronovici, has been graciously donated for this occasion. Please see the map below for directions to the clinic. Please visit the websites below for more information on Saddle Brook Veterinary Center and Mucci's Italian Market.
Beginning Sunday, January 29th, the “A Kidney For Mommom” campaign will kick into overdrive as we continue to try to find a living kidney donor for our beloved wife, mother, friend, and Mommom (grandmother)- Terry LaBarck. Our continued mission is to educate about Mommom (Terry’s) battle with Polycystic Kidney Disease- and how important organ donation is- to save lives. We are hopeful that we will find a kidney to save Mommom’s life.
We are happy to reveal a new and improved logo for the “A Kidney For Mommom” campaign (See above.)- This is a significant update from our previous logo. Our new logo is clean and visually striking- and now includes a photo of two hands wrapping around a pair of kidneys- a beautiful symbol of community, love and support for Mommom (Terry) and the campaign.
We have officially relaunched our campaign website, effectively named www.akidneyformommom.com- which will provide information on the history of our campaign, photos and notifications of past and current events, updates on Mommom (Terry’s) condition, and our NEW Merchandise Store!
Our social media campaign includes photos, videos and updates on Mommom (Terry’s) condition. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/doitformommom ... Find us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/akidneyformommom ... Find us on Twitter @akidney4mommom and Find us on TikTok @akidneyformommom ... you may also click on the social media icons at the top of our website's "Home" Page- which will take you directly to the pages.
NEW “A Kidney For Mommom” hoodies- in most sizes (MD, LG, XL, 2XL) will be sold on our websites and social media sites, effective February 1st 2023. These new hoodies will include our updated logos and information on our website/search for a kidney donor.
NEW “A Kidney For Mommom” Merchandise (Including: Custom Tumblers, Coffee Mugs, Baseball Caps, Bumper Stickers, Lawn Signs, Pens, Post-It Notes, etc.) will be sold on our websites and social media sites, effective February 1st 2023. This NEW MERCH will include our updated logo and information on our website/search for a kidney donor.
NEW “A Kidney For Mommom” Flyers and Business cards will be available and dispersed to all local businesses. They will also be available to the public in bulk to hand out or put out at their local businesses and township bulletins.
The “A Kidney For Mommom” campaign is happy to announce new and updated ways of coverage on our campaign efforts, including news media (online news articles; newspapers; and advertisement.)
The “A Kidney For Mommom” campaign will be featured on a NEW episode of the “Making It Podcast” with campaign organizer, TJ Sullivan. The podcast episode will include guest speakers.
The “A Kidney For Mommom” campaign will be hosting NEW Community Fundraisers in 2023- dedicated to educating and raising awareness on Polycystic Kidney Disease; and Mommom (Terry’s) fight against the disease. We will also be raising vital funds for research and the PKD Foundation. We will be selling “A Kidney For Mommom” merchandise (Hoodies; Bumper Stickers; Lawn Signs and MORE); along with offering food/beverage refreshments.
Walk For PKD 2019: Do It For Mommom
Sunday, October 20th 2019
**All Day Event**
Hudson River Park- Pier 84 in New York City
Hey everyone! It’s about that time of the year again!! On Sunday, October 20th, we “Do It For Mommom” by heading over to Hudson River Park in New York City- to walk for her and those who have lost their battle/are currently still battling Polycystic Kidney Disease. “Join the Team” by registering NOW at:
Every dollar we raise goes DIRECTLY to the Foundation! Please consider making a donation- no amount is too small! Or consider joining our walk that day! All you have to do is fill out a quick form, or you can ask me to do it for you!
For the past three years, we meet at my house around 7am, drove into Weehawken and parked in the parking garage, which costs approximately $16/car. We took the NY Waterway ferry, which costs $18/round trip. The ferry takes us to about 39th street, and we walked a few blocks until we got to Pier 84 in Hudson River Park. When we get to the actual walk site, they have refreshments including bagels, yogurts, fruit, coffee, water, tea, hot chocolate, chips etc. If our team raises over $100, we each get a free T-Shirt.
The actual walk begins at 10am, and there is no admission fee. You can make a donation when you get there (cash or check) and have the opportunity to walk the 1 or 2 mile route- where we all band together to walk towards a future where no one suffers the full effects of PKD!
Side note: Every year we take a bus into Times Square to have lunch & shop. You’re not forced, so don’t feel like you have to join us if you don’t want to. Make sure to bring extra $$ for lunch/shopping/taxi if you can’t walk a few extra miles.
Call/text me if you have any other questions!!!
UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED
August 2019: JOIN US for OUR 5th Annual PKD Fundraiser Event Benefiting PKD Foundation & Do It For Mommom
TJ SULLIVAN presents The 5th Annual PKD Fundraiser Event, "The NYE PKD Ball"
Benefiting the PKD Foundation and Do It For Mommom!
JOIN US as we celebrate New Years Eve, by giving back to the community and having a BLAST while doing it!
General Admission Includes: Cocktail Hour w/Delicious Pass-Around Hors D'oeuvres; LIVE ENTERTAINMENT by DJ Afino; Buffet-Style Dinner; Dessert Bar; Non-Alcoholic Beverages (Soda; Water; Coffee & Tea); Alcoholic Beverages (Beer & Wine); Assortment of Games; 1 Tricky Tray Raffle Ticket; a Complimentary Champagne Toast; LIVE Simulcast of the New Years Eve Ball Drop; and TONS OF SURPRISES! FREE Parking, Coat Check, Security & Restrooms on-site; Tricky Tray & 50/50 Raffles will be held at additional cost.
Tickets: $90/Adult **Please Inquire about cost for Children**
Date & Time: Location: GLOW Party Venue
Tue, Dec 31, 2019, 8:30 PM – 145 Hopper Avenue
Wed, Jan 1, 2020, 1:00 AM EST Waldwick, NJ 07463
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT : www.doitformommom.eventbrite.com