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Class of 1964 Endowment Fundraiser In Memory of Judy Hallagan

Mary Kelly Persyn
San Francisco, CA

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About my Fundraiser
The year was 1964. The Vietnam War escalated. Three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi. Beatlemania swept the nation. And in Baltimore, a class of extraordinary women graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. My mom Judy Hallagan was among them. Not long after she celebrated the Class of '64's 50th reunion with her classmates (thanks to the remote tech known as FaceTime), Judy lost her long fight with cancer. But her class forges  on--scientists, world travelers, angels of mercy--nurses all.
 
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To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Judy's passing and the fifty-first year of a remarkable JHSON class, my cousin Greg Stucker and I are running the Berkeley Half-Marathon on November 22, 2015. We appreciate any financial contributions you can make to cheer us on our 13.1-mile trek and to support the Martha Norton Hill ('64) Scholarship Fund, to which the Class of '64 is donating its Gift. Martha exemplifies the spirit of the Class of '64: a brilliant, world-renowned researcher whose endowment will support students studying for the Ph.D. degree in nursing.

All hail to the JHSON Class of '64: Vigilando (Ever Vigilant).

Thank you,
Mary Kelly Persyn ( Judy's daughter)
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