Team Fundraising Page of Anne's Angels

Anne's Angels

Anne's Angels

Hello everyone! My name is Isabel Mahoney, and together with Matheson Woeste, we comprise the team, "Anne's Angels". Returning for our fifth annual Gelatin Plunge is an inexpicable joy, as supporting the Children's Cancer Center for the past five years has truly allowed for us to positively impact our community. In addition, plunging for the CCC has provided us with a fantastic outlet to carry on the legacy of our beloved fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Anne Fordyce. Mrs. Fordyce was the kindest, most compassionate, most selfless and loving teacher we have ever had and will ever have. Her kindhearted demeanor and limitless care for those around her allowed her to be a beacon of positivity within our Carrollwood Day School community. During the 2013-2014 school year, Mrs. Fordyce was Matheson and my fifth grade teacher. Prior to our introduction to Mrs. Fordyce, she had suffered from brain cancer, and when introducing herself to us, we learned that she was in remission. At the dawn of our school year, Mrs. Fordyce exuded such a maternal warmth, informing us that her true life's dream was to have a child one day, since her cancer had prevented her from doing so prior. As the school year progressed, we learned of Mrs. Fordyce's passion to aid those suffering from cancer, constantly instilling values of empathy and understanding within her students. When deciding what our community immersion volunteer project of the year would be, we all knew that focusing on aiding victims of cancer was a topic which we had all grown to be very passionate about, thanks to the passion radiated by Mrs. Fordyce. From this point on, our class delved deeply into researching and volunteering at facilities which helped those suffering from cancer, devoting field trips to the Children's Cancer Center, Moffitt, the Hope Lodge, and more. Mrs. Fordyce singlehandedly inspired dozens of adolescent kids to genuinely help and make a change, a feat which many teachers often never reach. The enrichment which we acquired in volunteering at these research and non-profit organizations, serving those battling cancer broadened our perspectives and increased our understanding monumentally. Through our volunteer work and service, our connection with and admiration for Mrs. Fordyce grew, establishing very close bonds. As the year neared a close, Mrs. Fordyce announced to us something life-altering: she was pregnant. Our joy for Mrs Fordyce brought us to tears, causing us to sob out of pure joy for this woman who we so deeply and unconditionally loved. Recognizing that her life-long dream of being a mother had come to be her reality was beyond thrilling. Following our fifth grade graduation, we, along with fellow students continuously visited her classroom, catching up about the pregnancy and simply chatting, as our relationships with her were so tight-knit that they surpassed the borders of our school year. Shortly thereafter, in December of 2014, we were informed of the devastating news that Mrs. Fordyce's cancer had returned. In this same month, early December, Anson Fordyce, her beautiful, healthy, miracle of a baby boy was born. Merely three months later, on March 28th, 2015, heaven gained the angel that is Anne Peluso Fordyce. Mrs. Fordyce's immeasurable impact and affect on our souls and those of our classmates shall remain until the end of our time and beyond. The kindness and joy radiated by this woman has been cherished by her family and friends and shall be forever. Mrs. Fordyce's passion to impart happiness on others and to completely fight for a cure is something which we fully intend to carry on for the rest of our lifetimes. To this day, Mrs. Fordyce fights alongside us within our spirits and souls, as we truly and honestly are Anne's Angels. Please, assist us in carrying on Mrs. Fordyce's radiant and positive legacy to children who she was so devoted to fighting for.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 4901 West Cypress Street
  • Tampa, FL 33607
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Jun 15, 2019 07:00 pm to
  • Jun 15, 2019 10:00 pm

About This Campaign

The 7th Annual Gelatin Plunge presented by Caspers Company is your chance to make a difference in the lives of the children and families supported by the Children’s Cancer Center.

Join us Saturday, June 15th at the Children's Cancer Center from 7PM to 10PM to plummet down a slide on into a pool filled with 2,000+ gallons of orange gelatin and enjoy live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and family-fun activities. Spectators are welcome to join in the fun as well!

Create a fundraising page and join us to raise funds which will go directly to local families receiving educational, emotional, and financial assistance from the 24 programs provided by the Children’s Cancer Center.

Can't make the Plunge? You can still support the Children's Cancer Center by purchasing a 1 in 100 chance to win a cruise for 2 for 5 nights anywhere in the Caribbean for only $100! Purchase your chance at gelatinplungecruise.com

~ It takes more than medicine to be well ~

Eligibility for the Plunge:

• Individuals must raise $500
• Teams of 2+ must raise $300 per person
• Corporate teams include 4 plungers and the team must raise a minimum of $2,000
  1. Susan  Most
    Susan Most gave a donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Anne Fordyce
    You girls continue to amaze us all with your genuine caring and kind spirit. What an honorable tribute to such an admired teacher.
    4 months ago · Like
  2. Janice Gerasimovich
    Janice Gerasimovich gave a $52.44 donation
    What a great way to help others. Great job girls!
    4 months ago · Like
  3. Vividivity, LLC
    Vividivity, LLC gave a $52.44 donation
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  4. Nancy Gulsvig gave a donation
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  5. Sarah Harrison
    Sarah Harrison gave a $52.44 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Anne Fordyce
    What a beautiful write up about Anne! It brings all of her loved ones such joy to see that she left a lasting impact for change! Her heart shinned so bright that it continues to do so through so many! Thank you for this!
    4 months ago · Like
  6. Vicki and Art  Fordyce
    Vicki and Art Fordyce gave a $104.58 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Anne Fordyce
    4 months ago · Like
  7. Carissa Mangione
    Carissa Mangione gave a $52.44 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Anne Fordyce
    What a beautiful description of Mrs. Fordyce. She was so happy teaching you all. ❤️
    4 months ago · Like
  8. JOSEPH PELUSO
    JOSEPH PELUSO gave a $104.58 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Anne Fordyce
    Thank you so much Isabel and Matheson for carrying on the tradition that was started in 2010, after our lovely daughter, Anne Peluso Fordyce, was first diagnosed. Over the almost 5 years that Anne so valiantly fought this disease, her supporters joined Anne's Angels and raised thousands of dollars in support of Cancer research. It is heartfelt to know that her legacy of loving life and her students continues. We love you Anne! Mom & Dad
    4 months ago · Like
  9. Artie Fordyce
    Artie Fordyce gave a $52.44 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Anne Fordyce
    It warms my heart to see this and the effort you all have put into this over the years is nothing short of extraordinary. Thank you for continuing Anne's legacy of giving.
    4 months ago · Like
  10. Anthony Fordyce
    Anthony Fordyce gave a $52.44 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Anne Fordyce
    Glad this post found me and I would be honored to get you wonderful people to your goal! Anne lived for her students and it’s amazing to see you are living for her now! Anson and I are forever grateful to everyone at CDS but especially her wonderful kids! God Bless and go get em!
    4 months ago · Like
  11. Erika  Layton
    Erika Layton gave a $26.37 donation
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  12. Jennifer  Dosher
    Jennifer Dosher gave a $52.98 donation
    I’m so proud to support you ladies in your effort to honor the memory of such a wonderful person.
    4 months ago · Like
  13. Barbara Hawkins
    Barbara Hawkins gave a $52.44 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Anne Fordyce
    Matheson and Isabel, what a beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady, and such a worthy cause.
    4 months ago · Like
  14. Allison Zager
    Allison Zager gave a $52.44 donation
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  15. Stacy Lee
    Stacy Lee gave a $26.37 donation
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  16. Michelle Blazowski
    Michelle Blazowski gave a $105.67 donation
    What a wonderful cause and your passion shines through!
    4 months ago · Like
  17. Donya and Howard McLeod
    Donya and Howard McLeod gave a $104.58 donation
    4 months ago · Like
  18. Stephen Gionis
    Stephen Gionis gave a $26.37 donation
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  19. Anne Diaz-Verson
    Anne Diaz-Verson gave a $52.44 donation
    Every best wish, Anne
    5 months ago · Like
  20. Sue B Ruhle
    Sue B Ruhle gave a $52.98 donation
    I’m happy to support such a great cause. And I am so proud of my granddaughter and her best friend!❤️❤️
    5 months ago · Like

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