Carrie Zimerman's Fundraiser:

2012 Team Joe Andruzzi Foundation Boston Marathon

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Carrie

I am so grateful for all of my supporters. I love you all. We have done amazing things together!

via Crowdrise 2 years ago

THE STORY:

 

In 1979, a few short years after I was born, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. When discovered, the cancer had already spread to her lymph nodes. Doctors told her she would likely not survive, but she proved otherwise. I was lucky, because at the time, breast cancer was often fatal, and treatment options were centered around making life comfortable, not fighting the disease process. In the past thirty years, advances in the detection and treatment of breast cancer have been phenomenal, and a majortiy of people who are diagnosed today can be successfully treated. This is in large part due to research: in pharmaceuticals, in radiological sciences and in biology. 

In 2005, my luck ran out and my father lost a very long and courageous battle with a rare and fatal type of cancer, which, to this day, has almost no successful treatment, only palliative care. My father underwent major surgeries, experimental medications, and even began a process to receive an autologous vaccination. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about my dad- his life was cut way too short by something physicians and researchers don't fully understand, despite years of investigation. 

When I think about both of my parents, one thing is clear: without vital funds for research and monies to assist less fortunate families who may be uninsured, underinsured or ineligible for certain experimental treatments under the scope of their insurance policies, many more children would be without parents, and parents without children. 

I choose to live out the legacy of my father: I will never have his talents, nor his intelligence, but I will always be a giver. In 2010, as many of you know, I raised several thousand dollars, with your help, for Fred's Team, benefitting Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and ran with the team in the NYC Marathon. The faces that I saw as I ran past the hospital that November morning were unforgettable. The experience of combining two things I love made a huge impact on me, and I cannot wait to do it again! In April 2012, I will run the Boston Marathon. I know I can far surpass my fundraising goals this time. Please help me raise money for this incredible foundation- benefitting cancer patients and their families alike, and allowing valuable research and life saving treatments to continue.

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To This Fundraiser

$5,177

MONEY RAISED
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  • Carrie Zimerman

    $180

  • Mark Ravalico

    $26

  • Ashley Andersen

    $85

  • Marcia Judson

    $100

  • Adam Wacher

    $100

  • Tina Ingegneri

    $75

  • The Gill Family

    $50

  • Justine Coniglio

    $25

  • Rich DeSilva

    $26

  • The Consigli... Family

     

  • Joyce Keeler

    $35

  • Karen Griffiths

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Patti and Howard Wang

    $250

  • Sonny Bains

    $100

  • Grace Ty

    $20

  • Stacey and Jerome Schneider

    $100

  • Michael Yu

    $250

  • Jeffrey Katz

    $36

  • Jessica & MIchael Pickholz

    $100

  • Nicole Collins

    $20

  • Cheryl Lovato

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • Val Kesler

    $50

  • Laurie Maranian

    $26

  • Alternat... Medicine Research

    $20

  • Quang Pham

    $100

  • Marc Altschull

    $100

  • Lisa & Jonathan Meyers

    $100

  • Ashley Andersen

    $200

  • Sanjay and Neena

    $120

  • Kaoil and Shreeti Sharma

    $200

  • Vivian Rice

    $50

  • Renee Simlak Producti...

    $1,037

  • Steven McManus

    $26

  • David Kahn

    $100

  • Jeff & Kimberly Stokes

    $50

  • david zimerman

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Catherine Chan

    $100

  • Maureen & Eric Brown

    $50

  • Stefanie Uechi

    $20

  • Michael Valentine

    $100

  • Rebekah Bujol

    $30

  • Jane MacKenzie

     

  • Anonymous

    $26

  • Magdalena Szeterlak

    $20

  • Laura Tallarito

    $25

  • Ashlea Bartlett

    $25

  • Yoseph Habtemar...

    $40

  • Danielaw...

    $25

  • Christine Cheng

    $20

  • The Greenber...

    $36

  • Russ Quackenb...

    $100

  • Cheryl Lovato

    $50

  • Laura Sotelo

    $25

  • Dodjie Acevedo

    $50

  • Missi Dowd

    $20

  • Ilana Meislik

    $50

  • Laurie Bilgihan

     

  • Dara Dolliole

    $25

  • Sydney Anderson

    $100

  • Sanjay & Neena Sharma

    $52

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The Team: $98,024 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Chris & Cheri Boulanger

Amount Raised:

$14,925

 

149% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Rich and Deana DeSilva

Amount Raised:

$8,177

Fundraiser Title

Dianne Lavado

Amount Raised:

$7,669

 

128% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rebecca McCarthy

Amount Raised:

$7,575

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Mark Ravalico

Amount Raised:

$6,580

Fundraiser Title

Patrick St. Amant

Amount Raised:

$6,390

Fundraiser Title

JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION

Amount Raised:

$5,815

 

9% Raised of $65,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steven McManus

Amount Raised:

$5,811

Donor Comments

Sanjay & Neena Sharma

Sanjay & Neena Sharma

DONATION: $52

2 years ago

Sydney Anderson

Sydney Anderson

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Dara Dolliole

Dara Dolliole

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Laurie Bilgihan

Laurie Bilgihan

2 years ago

Ilana Meislik

Ilana Meislik

DONATION: $50

2 years ago