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BENEFITING: REACT THYROID FOUNDATION INC

EVENT: Whirlpool NSC 2012: 5K Run/Walk

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2012

THE STORY:

The Whirlpool National Sales Conference is quickly approaching and so is the 5K Run/Walk event. This year the Whirlpool sales division will be raising money for the REACT Thyroid Foundation and helping to find a cure for thyroid cancer!

Michelle LeBeau has been a Whirlpool employee for 8.5 years and is the founder of REACT Thyroid Foundation.  In November of 2009, at the age of 30, she was diagnosed with a rare form of thyroid cancer called Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma.  At the time of diagnosis, the cancer had already spread throughout both of her lungs classifying it as stage IV cancer.  Unfortunately there is no known cure for any form advanced stage thyroid cancer and it is not responsive to traditional chemotherapy.
 
In March of 2011 Michelle started on an experimental treatment designed to block the blood supply to the cancer cells and prevent its ability to grow and spread. Unfortunately, the cancer will eventually build up a resistance to this drug and Michelle will need additional treatment options.  There are a few drugs currently in clinical trials that show effectiveness for approximately two years but until an actual cure is found, Michelle will need to rely on these novel treatments to fight the cancer for the rest of her life.
 
Thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer among men and women.  In August of 2011 Michelle decided she wanted to make a difference and decided to form the REACT Thyroid Foundation.  Their mission is to educate others about the importance of early detection and raise money to support the research for novel therapies and ultimately find a cure. 
 
There are thousands of other people in the same situation as Michelle who are also desperately waiting for new treatments to be developed and gain FDA approval. 
 
Please join us in our fight against thyroid cancer. TOGETHER we can make a difference!

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To This Fundraiser

$885

MONEY RAISED
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  • Andy Amyot

    $50

  • Katie S.

    $20

  • Meghan Wolpert

    $100

  • Natasha

    $20

  • Honna Minnick

    $50

  • Brenda Wolpert

    $50

  • Annie Baldwin

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • GARYISAW...

    $30

  • Marna Ross

    $50

  • Maggie Gerber

    $20

  • Auntie Annie

    $50

  • Andrew Maurer

    $20

  • Ern and Diane Maurer

    $20

  • Jennifer Batschke

    $30

  • Lisa Wirth

    $25

  • Nick & Allison

    $50

  • Ryan

    $20

  • MiaLucyG... Ruhlig

    $25

  • Abby & Nick

    $20

  • Mindy Wolpert

    $20

  • James Wolpert

    $20

  • Lisa Bendele

    $15

  • Pete and Deb Lingen(Mom and Dad)

    $100

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118% Raised of $750 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $885 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Meghan Wolpert

Amount Raised:

$350

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Kyle Lingen

Amount Raised:

$180

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Jennifer Batschke

Amount Raised:

$100

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REACT THYROID FOUNDATION INC

Amount Raised:

$50

 

7% Raised of $750 Goal

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Annie Baldwin

Amount Raised:

$50

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Andy Amyot

Amount Raised:

$50

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Maggie Gerber

Amount Raised:

$40

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Andrew Maurer

Amount Raised:

$40

Donor Comments

Pete and Deb Lingen(Mom and Dad)

Pete and Deb Lingen(Mom and Dad)

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Lisa Bendele

Lisa Bendele

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

James Wolpert

James Wolpert

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Mindy Wolpert

Mindy Wolpert

DONATION: $20

Good luck with your race Megan! 2 years ago

Abby & Nick

Abby & Nick

DONATION: $20

2 years ago