Gretchen's story

I used to do Relay for Life in High School as a part of the National Honor Society. I am now doing Relay for Life for a much greater reason, and that is to help others and to commemorate my Mother, Gretchen Bell. I just want to put out that I have a personal goal of $100, but would feel great if I could raise more. Please consider making a small monetary donation, for whomever, or whatever you'd like. And if you'd like to join in the walk, we'll be at Salem High School on Saturday, June 06th. (ALL NIGHT, because Cancer Never Sleeps!) Thanks.…

Ok guys, I'm reaching out to Gretchen's Angels for a very close friend of my mom's who has been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer that has already spread to her bones and head. She has 2 teenage children and is unable to work much right now, so money is very tight with medical bills. These bracelets are $5 so please find it in your hearts to buy one and support a wonderful cause. Thank you!

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Many of you may have heard of or met my mom's good friend Hope. At this time, Hope now needs prayers and support for her own battle against breast cancer. So I ask that if all of you could just take a second to keep her in your thoughts and prayers, that would mean a lot to her and her family I'm sure. The power of prayer goes a long way, I know this firsthand. She's a strong woman, and has the power to beat this awful disease. Hope has 2 children around the age of my sister and I, so they could use some support too. Thank you everyone.

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Hello everyone. In order to graduate from the Legal Studies Academy at First Colonial High School. seniors are required to complete a 12-18 page legal research paper and a corresponding senior project, to benefit people in the community, on a legal issue of our choosing. For my paper, I addressed the issue of Malpractice/Negligence: The Failure to Effectively Diagnose Cancer. For my project, I am creating care packages for chemotherapy patients to donate to the Cancer Special...ists of Tidewater in honor of my mom, Gretchen Bell, and also to CHKD for children with cancer. It is my goal to collect enough donations to make a total of 150+ care packages and be able to give these patients a little boost of faith and happiness. I am hoping that by sharing this with you all, that you will consider donating and making not only my project a success, but the lives of these cancer patients just a little bit better. Contact me if you have any questions or are interested in helping! Thank you!

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I encourage all of you to come out to Green Run High School this Thursday for the Dig Pink volleyball game for Breast Cancer. These are just some of the raffle prizes and all money raised will go to the Susan G. Komen fund. If you know of any survivors or fighters that can come, please contact me so they can pay tribute to them at the game with a pink flower. It would mean a lot to see everyone there for a good cause so dear to me.

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Stickers are in!

Okay folks, ordered 100 stickers this morning and they'll be here hopefully by August 31st... so.. $5 each who's in?

Stickers in memory of her... I need $6 per sticker, so if you want one, let me know and I will get the money and get them ordered. I will probably place the order around September 1st.

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Please go to the reception event and RSVP please... Also, if you could post and sign up to bring a food item that would be amazing. THANKS!

Mon 10:00 AM3712 Stumpy Lake Lane Virginia Beach, Va
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Service arrangements have been set.
Sunday, June 22 will be a viewing from 6-8pm at the Altmeyer funeral home at 5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462.
Monday, June 23 will be the catholic mass at 11am at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church at 5345 Virginia Beach Boulevard. Immediately following this, will be the graveside service at Woodlawn cemetery.

Here goes the unwanted status that everyone always dreads. Heaven gained another angel this morning. My sweet mommy has been taken away from me. My heart is broken in unexplainable ways, and I'm no longer in the position to be strong. I know deep down that she is in a better place without suffering, but it's so hard to accept. I love you mommy, and you will ALWAYS be remembered by everyone you ever loved. Rest in peace

We've been told we have a week or less.. For anyone who would like to come say goodbye, I recommend doing so by the weekend. Please inbox me or text me if you'd like to come for a visit. Thanks for all the love and support. We love you to the moon and back Gretchen Bell

Also if anyone has any pictures to contribute to the slideshow you can send them to

I am beginning to gather pictures and prepare a slideshow. I will be putting said slideshow onto DVDs for anyone who would like one.. IF you'd like one, you can comment below and tell me how many you need or simply message me. But I know this will be a good memory.

I need everyone to do me a huge favor. Go to and scroll down and nominate Gretchen Bell to be a winner. Please. We need all the help we can get. Also, for the video portion, there is a video on YouTube called Gretchen Bell Needs Donations... Please link it to the submission and nominate her. Please.

ABCares is a community service program with two components: Doing Good by volunteering and Giving Back through financial resources.