Orange Rose Marathon Team
Our Vice President Anthony Cataldo is running the TCS London Marathon in April 2024! Please visit his marathon page and help him reach his goal!
A note from our Vice President:
On April 21st I will be running the London Marathon in honor of my sister Ersilia. I am teaming up with Refuge, a domestic violence charity organization based in London. I am honored to be a part of this team made up of many survivors of domestic violence. This will be my sixth and final marathon major to complete my challenge and receive the sixth star medal in memory of my sister Ersilia.
All proceeds will go to the Orange Rose Foundation; a 501(c)3 charity focusing on supporting organizations that assist victims of domestic violence. The Orange Rose, Ersilia’s favorite flower, signifies Ersilia’s beauty, strength, passion, excitement, and love for her family and friends. Ersilia was committed to making a difference in people’s lives by volunteering her time to ones in need. We want to continue Ersilia's mission.
Thank you for your support!
Portal To Hope
On Thursday November 30th, members of the Orange Rose Foundation were invited to the Portal to Hope 2023 Tribute Night and received a plaque for our commitment to PTH.
We are proud to support this amazing organization & will continue to assist similar organizations like Portal to Hope that provide a variety of programs and services that help survivors heal and recover from situations of domestic abuse.
Portal To Hope
On November 17th, 2023, the Orange Rose Foundation was proud to present a check to Portal to Hope, in support of their hard work done towards helping victims of and raising awareness of domestic violence. These funds are a direct result of the funds raised during the 5th annual “Walk for Ersilia” held on October, 7th in Everett.
The Orange Rose Foundation is a 501(c) 3 charity founded by the family and friends of a victim of domestic violence. Ersilia Cataldo was an active member of the Everett community volunteering her time to help others. The work done by Portal to Hope provides a variety of programs and services that help survivors heal and recover from situations of domestic abuse. The Orange Rose Foundation will continue to work hard to raise funds to support programs that do as much good as Portal to Hope.
Pictured here are some of the members of the Orange Rose Foundation as well as Portal to Hope: Balan, Gina Maniscalco, Elvira Cataldo, Amata Cucuzza, Erminia Amy Buscaino and Marni Gallagher.
The family and friends of Ersilia announce the formation of the Orange Rose Foundation; a 501(c)3 charity focusing on supporting organizations that assist victims of domestic violence. Orange Rose, Ersilia’s favorite flower, signifies Ersilia’s beauty, strength, passion, excitement, and love for her family and friends.
To operate for the purpose of working towards the ending of domestic violence, by encouraging awareness of domestic violence, advocating for laws intended to help victims of domestic violence, and supporting programs that are aiding those who have suffered or are suffering from domestic violence.
To remove the stigma associated with domestic violence and to one day see a time when all victims feel empowered to seek help and end living in fear.
The Orange Rose Foundation appreciates all donations, no donation is too small!
Our goal since the loss of Ersilia has been to continue her mission in giving back to the community and several organizations that support those in need. With the help and guidance of the Everett Kiwanis Club in developing the Ersilia memorial fund. Read More
Portal to Hope has used the funds to create a Stabilization Program in Ersilia's name. This program has provided emergency support to anyone who needs to leave their current situation and is in need of shelter, food, etc. The Orange Rose Foundation will continue to contribute to the Portal To Hope Stabilization Program to assist in ensuring support for victims of domestic violence. Read More
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