Run Rob Run

Welcome to our event page. This event was started with the same purpose as all Make-A-Wish events, to raise money and grant wishes! It is our hopes to make this a very special event that will hopefully raise enough money to grant lots of wishes.

 

Run Rob Run is a new event where Rob Faugno, a student of Syracuse University and President of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, plans to run 54 miles to the chapter house of their Cornell brothers. Rob has founded this event in honor of his sister Bartolina Faugno. Bartolina was born with epilepsy and a brain tumor on her brain stem. The first time that Rob came in contact with Make-A-Wish was when his sister became a Wish Kid. Since the day Rob experienced how great of an organization Make-A-Wish is he has been motivated to do his part to help raise money for more Wish Kids.

 

Bartolina is now 17 years old and after numerous trials of different medications and surgeries she can happily say that she has conquered every challenge she has faced. Next year she plans on attending Lesley University in Boston, a feat few thought she would ever accomplish. On April 11th Bartolina will turn 18 and Rob plans to run this rigorous 54-mile race in her honor of how far she has come. This run embodies the heart, determination, and spirit that all Wish Kids and their families must have to make it to the finish line of their races. Like many of these kids Rob was told he would have a long, hard road to face but as Bartolina has taught him heart and determination can carry you through anything.

 

We urge anyone who hears about this event to donate any amount they can because even the smallest donations can help grant some of these amazing kids’ wishes. Please donate and spread the word about Run Rob Run so that more people can be motivated by Bartolina’s story and know that they to can overcome any obstacle no matter how hard it may seem! 

Honor Roll

Matthew Moroney

Amount:

$54.00

great job Rob !! from the Moroney (hfd)

Cornell PIKE

Amount:

$84.20

Anonymous

Amount:

$31.80

Brian George

Amount:

$1,264.00

From your brothers at the Cornell PIKE chapter. Congrats Rob!

Jillian Murphy

Amount:

$20.00

Congratulations Rob! What an accomplishment. This is your cousin, Jillian. Wish I could have been there to see you finish. Sorry i'm late!

SU Pikes

Amount:

$600.00

An amazing job by the Syracuse and Cornell Chapters. An amazing start to what will be an amazing partnership between these two chapters

Anonymous

Amount:

$619.94

$28,000 - what an accomplishment all for the love of a sister...wow!

Michael Belzer

Amount:

$30.00

Congratulations from GaPa Bob's favorite Bagel shop, Bagel Boys in North Brunswick

Anonymous

Amount:

$100.00

In honor of Run Rob Run, We are happy to support the Cornell Pike chapter and their brothers at Syracuse.

Traci and Dan Bryan

Amount:

$5,000.00

Great Job - The Cornell Pikes

Hali Goodman

Amount:

$50.00

Good Luck!!

Allison and Jeffrey Rubin

Amount:

$118.00

Congrats on accomplishing your goal and completing the run! Had to support you again. We are beyond impressed of your dedication and achievement. You are an inspiration to all. Bryan, Allison and Jeff Rubin

Joe & Terri Canderozzi

Amount:

$100.00

Brynn Daniels

Amount:

$20.00

MELVILLE WEISER

Amount:

$100.00

YOU ARE AMAZING! FROM BRYAN RUBINS GRANDFATHER

Joshua Graber

Amount:

$25.00

Congrats again on finishing strong Rob!

Paul Kavanagh

Amount:

$100.00

Nice job

Tamsin Dunmore

Amount:

$54.00

Fantastic cause to run for, well done.

Jennifer Kaspar

Amount:

$50.00

Good luck and God bless

Bethann Kistner

Amount:

$100.00

Rob: You have inspire all of us at Make-A-Wish Central New York. Good Luck and Be Safe!

Alexandra Moore

Amount:

$20.00

You are an inspiration,Rob!

Tina Kapral

Amount:

$25.00

Go Rob!

Jamie Weinstein

Amount:

$50.00

GOOOD LUCK ROB!!! SEEEE YAH IN CORNELL!!! YOUR THE BEST!

Stephen Nevins

Amount:

$100.00

david greenberg

Amount:

$100.00

RUNROBRUN--- great job !!!!!

Matteson Grossman

Amount:

$250.00

Much love from the Grossman Family. Run Rob Run!!!!

Patricia Fredenburg

Amount:

$54.00

Good Luck & Be Safe!!

Amanda and Liz Steiger

Amount:

$100.00

So extraordinary and inspirational! #RunRonRun

Pamela Isgro

Amount:

$250.00

Good Luck -- Staff at CNY Ophthalmology in memory of Nicholas Isgro

Jeffrey Wright

Amount:

$100.00

Good luck Rob on your run for Bartolina. The Wright Family

Donna Hamilton

Amount:

$20.00

Thank you for doing this Rob. You are an inspiration. Good luck!

Marissa lopez

Amount:

$100.00

So close Rob! Keep on running!

Ira Wincott

Amount:

$50.00

Best of Luck, Jonny Wincott and family

Lora Scarson

Amount:

$15.00

In honor of my boyfriend who shares a birthday with your sister!

Eileen Linde

Amount:

$200.00

Fantastic, Alex Linde's mom and dad

Angela Townley

Amount:

$10.00

What a great tribute to your sister & a wonderful way to support Make-A-Wish Central NY

Robert Young

Amount:

$35.00

Eric Lim

Amount:

$10.00

From a proud Cornell Pike φφκα

Lexi DeMarco

Amount:

$20.00

Congrats Rob!!! You did n amazing thing for an amazing cause!!!

Anonymous

Amount:

$50.00

Thank you for getting out there and making a difference.

Dori Williams

Amount:

$20.00

I think you are an amazing man and your sister if very lucky to have you in her life as are you to have her in yours! Wish you the very best

Amy Fink

Amount:

$100.00

Good Luck!

philippa read

Amount:

$54.00

Erik Jorgensen

Amount:

$20.00

Thanks for doing what you are doing. My family was sent to Australia last May by Make A Wish, granting the wish of my youngest brother Aaron who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and it was a life changing experience.

Anonymous

Amount:

$20.00

Make-A-Wish granted a Wish for my cousin almost 10 years ago. Great organization, better people. Good Luck and see you at the Finish Line - Phi Phi

Judy Maracle

Amount:

$20.00

Our son is a Cornell PIKE. Great cause.

Melinda Engberg

Amount:

$100.00

Good luck Rob!

Marcus Spera

Amount:

$54.00

Dollar for every mile, good luck Cuz

Thomas Weatherall

Amount:

$100.00

Way to go, Robert! We're all very proud of you at your home chapter of MAWNJ! Go get 'em!

Cathie Freeman

Amount:

$20.00

for Cornell Pike

Ethan Kleinberg

Amount:

$54.00

Love you Rob. Could not resist giving more to this amazing cause. Watching you train and your determination is truly inspiring and something I will try to aim to match for my future endeavors. Glad to be your right hand man. See you at Cornell.

Brett Kleinberg

Amount:

$55.00

Your an inspiration big bro :p Good luck and see you at the finish line!!!

Nancy Alderman

Amount:

$25.00

Grace Mulkern

Amount:

$100.00

Good luck-Grace, Jerry, Olivia, Emily Mulkern

Maddison Levine

Amount:

$20.00

What you're doing is really awesome-and if you are BK's big you must be a pretty cool guy. Good luck!!

Kara Guida

Amount:

$10.00

Good luck Rob!

Kirsten Marchand

Amount:

$10.00

Alpha Epsilon Phi Iota Chapter

Amount:

$150.00

The sisters of AEPhi admire you for your handwork and dedication for your sister and wish you a great run!

Barry Honig

Amount:

$180.00

Ben Honig

Amount:

$180.00

Really proud of you buddy, kill it tomorrow!

Anonymous

Amount:

$5.00

Good luck on ur run Rob! I was a make a wish kid! N this is amazing what your doing!(: glad your sister is doing great!

Diane Kuppermann

Amount:

$100.00

On behalf of everyone at the Central New York chapter, you have our heartfelt gratitude. Now, LET'S DO THIS!

Judith Faugno

Amount:

$50.00

God bless you.

Kelly J Howard

Amount:

$400.00

Lucille Picinich

Amount:

$50.00

Good luck on your run. Sal & Grandpa Buddy are cheering from above.

Allison Cott

Amount:

$30.00

Eric Lei

Amount:

$20.00

Good luck! From a Cornell PIKE

Samantha Yarnis

Amount:

$20.00

Ryan Raigrodski

Amount:

$25.00

Best of Luck from Ryan Raigrodski & family

Adam Keshen

Amount:

$10.00

Susan Moyer

Amount:

$25.00

Elizabeth Garino

Amount:

$25.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$20.00

To the children in Humboldt County...never give up...

Lisa Davis

Amount:

$30.00

In support of Cornell PIKE chapter

H. Spera

Amount:

$500.00

The $$ you raise is going make so many kids happy!! Love, The Speras

Angela Spera

Amount:

$100.00

We are so proud of you! Good Luck, Love, Auntie Anna & Uncle Cosmo

Eli Alman

Amount:

$20.00

From a Cornell Pike

Adina Davis

Amount:

$30.00

In support of the Cornell chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha

Dani Katz

Amount:

$20.00

Michael Ehrlich

Amount:

$118.00

Amazing Job. Keep it up! -Mikey & Lisa

QZINA SPECIALTY FOODS QZINA SPECIALTY FOODS

Amount:

$100.00

THank you for helping to make a difference

Justin Oh

Amount:

$50.00

You are one truly incredible individual, a selfless and determined leader. So proud of you brother; you're leading by example and inspiring many around the world. Keep doing you!

Evan Needell

Amount:

$20.00

From a Cornell PIKE - See you at the finish line!

Amanda Litman

Amount:

$30.00

Lexi Bakhash

Amount:

$50.00

good luck faugno !!! you kill it love ya !!

robert bannon

Amount:

$100.00

Good luck Rob aunt josie & I are so proud of you.

Gloria Oh

Amount:

$50.00

Way to go Rob, keep up the great work! You're a special young man!

Rachel Feldman

Amount:

$60.00

Nicole Katz

Amount:

$25.00

Gianna Zois

Amount:

$150.00

Good luck Rob, you're gonna do great. Wish I could be there to see you, but I'm proud of you for sticking with this goal, it's inspiring that you set your mind to something and follow through. You're doing an amazing thing.

Natasha Deane

Amount:

$25.00

Debra Josephs

Amount:

$216.00

You are an incredible role model Rob! I wish you great success.

John Barry

Amount:

$100.00

Good Luck!

Joe Sciarrone

Amount:

$300.00

Very Proud of you and Bart. Love Uncle Joe, Aunt Mary, Joseph and Lucia

Stephen Dragone

Amount:

$100.00

Good Luck!

Caroline Ciocca

Amount:

$50.00

Emil faugno

Amount:

$100.00

Good luck Rob I am so proud of you! Love Uncle Mike

Gabrielle Cohen

Amount:

$30.00

Emily Doyle

Amount:

$25.00

Nicole Schapira

Amount:

$5.00

Mike Gualtier

Amount:

$50.00

Good Luck Rob! Thank you for supporting such a good cause!From you friends Mike & Stef and the WB Mason Company

Zach & Melissa Perry

Amount:

$20.00

Your hard work a dedication is an inspiration

Ray Lippert

Amount:

$100.00

Good Luck Rob

Allison Wilson

Amount:

$150.00

Good luck Robert! So proud of you!

Richard Grossbard

Amount:

$500.00

Your doing a good thing. Best of luck

Tyler Schmitt

Amount:

$25.00

Armando Luis

Amount:

$100.00

Best Wishes

Warren Frank

Amount:

$50.00

Good Luck Rob. Rebecca Frank and Family

Jake Fleischman

Amount:

$500.00

good luck faugno..kill it

Anonymous

Amount:

$1,045.06

Good Luck Robert! We are all behind you! From, Your Carlo's Bakery Support

Zeta Beta Tau Syracuse Fraternity

Amount:

$100.00

Janice Brewer

Amount:

$25.00

janice kelly-lewart

Amount:

$100.00

Go Robert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Damiano Tattoli

Amount:

$50.00

Best of Luck from the Theta Mu Chapter at Umass Amherst

Nicole Chernick

Amount:

$30.00

FTK!!

Gina Waterhouse

Amount:

$54.00

I saw the article in the online DO. You are a very special person. Run like the wind! Gina Shanahan Waterhouse SU class of '74

Steve Waterhouse

Amount:

$54.00

A dollar for every mile! Good luck! Steve Waterhouse SU class of '81

Willie Chaplin

Amount:

$20.00

lets get it faugz - willie

Mary Valastro

Amount:

$300.00

Grandma is very proud of you and Grandpa Buddy is smiling down on you. We love you Robert!!

Grace Faugno

Amount:

$1,000.00

Robert we believe and support you in all that you do. You truly are a person whom achieves whatever you put your mind to. We could not be more proud of all that you stand for. You're a good son and excellent brother! Love Mom, Dad & Bartolina

Carly Farkas

Amount:

$50.00

good luck xo carly and steven

David Warren

Amount:

$500.00

Go Rob! All the best, Jake Warren and family

Steve Bergman

Amount:

$50.00

Jacquelyn Goldberg

Amount:

$100.00

Good luck!

Steven Pestyner

Amount:

$100.00

Love you Rob, See you at the finish line- Pesty

Anonymous

Amount:

$5.00

Jonah Back

Amount:

$100.00

Keep up the hard work. See you at the finish line.

Anonymous

Amount:

$5.00

Barbara Petracca

Amount:

$100.00

Good luck

Samantha Silverman

Amount:

$5.00

Sarah Harrison

Amount:

$5.00

Andrew Glasner

Amount:

$100.00

Good luck from Beta Theta Cornell Alum!

Victor Marchione

Amount:

$250.00

In support of the Fuagno's family. Love Dr. Victor and family.

Denise Small

Amount:

$30.00

Have had the pleasure of meeting both Rob's Mom and sister. Good luck at Lesley!

Anthony Ronda

Amount:

$7.46

Congrats on your 10,000th dollar!

ellen mishtal

Amount:

$100.00

so impressive! best of luck

Anonymous

Amount:

$5.00

Jordan Karr

Amount:

$100.00

Thank you Rob for your motivation and passion, the Karr family

Anonymous

Amount:

$50.00

Dan Rosenthal

Amount:

$20.00

Proud to support you and such a great cause. See you at the finish line (from a Cornell PIKE). In the bonds.

Carole Ratick

Amount:

$25.00

Good Luck Rob!

Emily Chestler

Amount:

$20.00

Beatrice Tusiani

Amount:

$100.00

Go Rob! Chairwoman, Italian Welfare League

Brad Ackerman

Amount:

$100.00

Good luck from the Ackerman family. You're motivation and inspiration has spread to south Florida! Run Rob Run!!!

Priscilla & Ira Kleinberg

Amount:

$50.00

Colleen King

Amount:

$20.00

This is a wonderful thing you're doing! Best of luck to you on your run from a grad student over at Falk!

Shawn King

Amount:

$30.00

Good luck!!

Alexander Bregman

Amount:

$80.00

Go Rob!

Jennifer McGinity

Amount:

$200.00

Go get it Rob! Much support from the High Noon team! :)

Irina Razvodovsky

Amount:

$50.00

Rob, you are a true inspiration!

Jillian Talerico

Amount:

$50.00

Wish it could be more sweetie....go get'em. Proud of who you have become.

Harrison Strows

Amount:

$10.00

Inspiring... thanks to bk for telling me bout this.

Nolan Roth

Amount:

$25.00

Joseph Goehring

Amount:

$50.00

Good luck Rob - keep up the great work! The Goehring family

Matthew Zeiger

Amount:

$20.00

Anything for my man BK's big, especially for this great cause!

Samantha Gasman

Amount:

$50.00

Perry Davis

Amount:

$100.00

What you're doing is truly incredible bro, you're a true inspiration! good luck and see you at the finish line!

Emily Ciavarella

Amount:

$50.00

Good Luck on your run!!

Seth Bressman

Amount:

$50.00

From Noah's Uncle Seth, Aunt Cheryl and Shoshana Bressman

Eva Garrido

Amount:

$5.00

Alec Burkin

Amount:

$10.00

Amazing Rob, good luck training

Sydney Dymond

Amount:

$40.00

In honor of my handsome friends Parker Laine and Jeremy Bernstein.

Geraldine DiCostanzo

Amount:

$100.00

Good Luck on your Run Geri DiCostanzo IWL Board Member

Steven Brenner

Amount:

$100.00

Good luck on your run we are happy to support you. Jayson Brenner and family.

Annette King

Amount:

$10.00

Good Luck Rob!!

James Thompson

Amount:

$100.00

Coming from another former wish kid, thank you for supporting the foundation and this chapter. This is amazing and I wish you all the luck!

Joseph Mattar

Amount:

$250.00

Good luck Rob from the Mattar family @ Macaluso's & Mattar' bistro

Karen Janes

Amount:

$10.00

You've come a long way! Keep it up! Good luck! Mrs. Janes

denise faugno

Amount:

$200.00

We are very proud of you Rob love you Gma & Gpa

Celeste Marchione-Maltzman

Amount:

$200.00

It is our privilege to donate to Bartolina and the Valastro Family and to make another Childs wish come true.

Joseph Smith

Amount:

$100.00

Megan May

Amount:

$100.00

Kathy Bonanno

Amount:

$100.00

Enjoy the run, Rob. Both you & your sister are an inspiration of what can be accomplished with a passion to succeed.

James Patterson

Amount:

$54.00

Best wishes Rob and Bart. Jim P. (HFD)

Jared Reles

Amount:

$500.00

Good luck Rob

Suzanne Goodell

Amount:

$10.00

Good Luck and this is a wonderfull thing that you are doing!!

Sydney Levin

Amount:

$100.00

Good luck ! love Tridelt Syracuse <3

Steven Salovitch

Amount:

$50.00

Good luck Rob!!! Love, the Salovitch Family

Anonymous

Amount:

$20.00

Happy Birthday Bartolina! You are great brother Rob!!!

Anonymous

Amount:

$20.00

John Gallagher

Amount:

$100.00

Best wishes to you in your endeavor, Robert Joseph Faugno!!! You are to be admired.

Nick and Rose Tubito

Amount:

$100.00

Nancy Young

Amount:

$25.00

Great cause. Glad to help.

Rich Goodwin

Amount:

$54.00

Step 1 - start running...........

Joseph Corrado

Amount:

$50.00

Good Luck, Robert- From your old friend Joe Corrado

Carolyn Jandoli

Amount:

$100.00

Good luck Rob! We are so proud of you.

Matthew Wilkoff

Amount:

$36.00

Good Luck in your endeavor. ΦΦΚΑ, Brother Wilkoff (BK 1983)

Tom Sporney

Amount:

$20.00

from a Cornell Pike alum

Thomas Gautier

Amount:

$10.00

Good luck Rob from a brother at Cornell!

Anonymous

Amount:

$10.00

JD is my hero

michael dapuzzo

Amount:

$20.00

Robert Rosenblatt

Amount:

$100.00

The Rosenblatt family

Tony Viti

Amount:

$75.00

Good Luck Rob!

Michael DeStefano

Amount:

$250.00

Katie Ginsberg

Amount:

$50.00

In honor of Noah Bressman's efforts. Good luck Noah!

Judy Simon

Amount:

$50.00

To support Noah and his fraternity in their philanthropy efforts!

Corey Gallo

Amount:

$50.00

Good Luck Rob on your selfless endeavor!

Angelo Caporrino

Amount:

$50.00

Good Luck Rob, If you need beats to run to let me know!

BOB RITTER

Amount:

$20.00

Cause Noah Bressman asked ...

Andy Derr

Amount:

$50.00

Patti & Stuart Bressman

Amount:

$100.00

Best wishes from Noah's family (Pike Cornell)

John Sciancalepore

Amount:

$800.00

Good Luck, Rob! Your friends at the Hoboken Italian Festival

christine wacker

Amount:

$75.00

Good Luck! This is a beautiful act of love.

Emily Pansa

Amount:

$20.00

Best of luck!

Andy Crews

Amount:

$500.00

Best wishes from your friends at Stratas Foods.

Noah Bressman

Amount:

$20.00

John Sciancalepore

Amount:

$150.00

From Grace and John Sciancalepore

John Sciancalepore

Amount:

$300.00

Good Luck, Rob! From A. Oliveri and Sons

Anonymous

Amount:

$200.00

Good Luck Rob from Bobby Wright's Aunt

Teri Condit

Amount:

$50.00

Good Luck Rob!

Allison Rubin

Amount:

$50.00

Good Luck Rob! We are all so proud of your efforts. Bryan,Allison and Jeff Rubin

Leo & Marcella Minervini

Amount:

$100.00

Good luck Rob!

Anna Katharine Miehe

Amount:

$25.00

Wishing you the best on your run, good luck!!

marlene scrivo

Amount:

$100.00

GOOD LUCK ROBERT!

Sam Tripathi

Amount:

$200.00

Rob, We are truly inspired by your love for your sister. You are a great kid. Sam Tripathi

David Tillman

Amount:

$200.00

Good Luck Rob! David, Lynn, and Grace T.

Vinnie & Susan Tubito

Amount:

$100.00

YOU ARE A SPECIAL BROTHER, BEST WISHES

Tatiana Dragone

Amount:

$25.00

Good Luck Rob! :)

Mauro Castano

Amount:

$300.00

To two of our favorite people in the world, Bartolina and Robert. Robert, we are so proud of what you are doing for your sister! Love you both so much! Love, Uncle Mauro, Aunt Madd, Mary, Dominique, and Buddy.

Lisa Valastro

Amount:

$300.00

Love you guys..I'm so proud of you.This is so special what you are doing.

Michelle Solorzano

Amount:

$25.00

Wishing you the best on your run. You are doing a beautiful thing for yor sister and this cause!

Joseph Lotito

Amount:

$250.00

Thank you for supporting such a good cause! From your friends at Lebanon Cheese Company.

Stephen Ruocco

Amount:

$150.00

Good luck on your run

Dino Mancini

Amount:

$200.00

Paul Lipani

Amount:

$100.00

Anne Shearn

Amount:

$100.00

What a beautiful cause. Your sister & family must be so proud of you.

Nikki OConnell

Amount:

$50.00

Best Wishes & Good Luck!

Chelsea Frankel

Amount:

$108.54

We'll bring you cannolis at the end of the race! Good luck!

Serafina Riccobono

Amount:

$25.00

Good Luck Rob! Run as if Eric Church is waiting for you at the finish ; )

STEVEN TABAK

Amount:

$100.00

good luck Rob what a great cause your friends at Jersey Paper and The Tabaks

Fran Faugno

Amount:

$25.00

Best of luck

Jason Mintz

Amount:

$15.00

Sam Elman

Amount:

$25.00

Love you bro-Sam Elman

Marie Ciribassi

Amount:

$25.00

Steven Kleinberg

Amount:

$50.00

Good luck! The Kleinberg Family

Paul & Maureen Ciribassi

Amount:

$100.00

We're Behind You Every Step Of The Way!

Deanna Marcelli

Amount:

$100.00

I love you Barty, you have come so far and I could not be any more proud of you!

Dino & Erin Cirelli

Amount:

$100.00

We are incredibly proud to call you our friend. Good luck Rob!