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Cindy Blackstock's Fundraiser:

2015 TCS New York City Marathon

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Cindy Blackstock

THE STORY:

Earlier this year I had the privilege of running the Big Sur Marathon as part of Team for Life.  The marathon charity slot entry was a gift from Frank to help me get running again after my accident in 2014.  Being struck by a car doing something that I loved was harder to handle than I ever expected.  After coming back from cancer in 2013, I thought I was past the dark times. Thanks to my husband’s thoughtfulness and foresight, he bought me a gift that was bigger than I even think he anticipated.

Completing the marathon was just what I needed to come out of the black hole I had entered, but Team for Life was an even bigger gift.  I did not know much about Lazarex Cancer Foundation other than what I had read in the registration materials.  Their mission statement it simple yet powerful

“As Lazarex Cancer Foundation we improve the outcome of cancer care, giving hope, dignity and life to end stage cancer patients and the medically underserved by providing assistance with costs for FDA clinical trial participation, identification of clinical trial options, community outreach and education.”

That made sense to me.  Seemed like a good cause.  Let’s race.  And then I went to the Team for Life meeting and heard one of the VIPs (Very Important Patient) speak about how Lazarex had changed the course of his life.  He was struck with a rare bone cancer in the prime of his life.  He had a wife, small children and baby on the way.  He was not given a very good prognosis or much hope but did have an opportunity to participate in a clinical trial.  But how do you do participate in a clinical trial far away from your family, not work, pay for all the living expenses and still provide for your family?  For most people the answer is “I can’t.”  With Lazarex it is possible. 

Lazarex provides financial assistance to defray the costs associated with patient participation in FDA clinical trials.  They also identify clinical trial options that otherwise might not be found.  Cancer is financially and emotionally devastating.  Lazarex builds a bridge to hope, dignity and life for cancer patients and their families.

For this VIP it was a life changer.  He stood in front of the entire Team for Life and in front of his eight-year-old daughter (the baby on the way!) and told us the difference it had made.  As a human being, I was moved by what this organization does.  As a cancer survivor, I knew I had to do more.  My cancer was caught early, my treatment worked but it was not lost on me that this could have just as easily gone the other way for me.

I am now racing New York City Marathon on November 1st for Team for Life and the Lazarex Cancer Foundation.  I want to do more than just write the check for the entry this time.  I want to help make a difference for this organization and all the people that they serve.  That is why I am reaching out to all of my friends and family to help make that difference, too.  100% of all the money that Lazarex Cancer Foundation raises goes to the patients thanks to the generosity of its founders, the Dornsife family.  The Dornsife’s cover all of the overhead and operating costs for the Foundation so the patients can benefit from the donations. 

Please consider making a donation and help make a difference for these patients.  I would be honored if you could support me as I run New York city for this great cause.

 

 

 

 

 

$2,851

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $300

  • The Hansen Family

    $100

  • The Stokes Family

    $26.20

  • Dara

     

  • John & Karen Milicevic

    $50

  • Brenda Trok

    $25

  • Suzanne

    $15

  • Melanie Calkins

    $100

  • Lynn Brown

    $100

  • Sherman and Becky Reeves

    $50

  • Mike and Sandy Neill

    $50

  • The Bassett Family

    $100

  • Yearick family

     

  • Haseman family

     

  • Angie Lubenow

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Schoenfelders

    $50

  • BIP Management

    $200

  • Jodelle Migely

    $25

  • Staci & Kenny Friedman

     

  • The Nezovich Family

     

  • Pamela Nebel

    $100

  • The Moore-Reem Family

    $50

  • Jenny & Mike Higgins

     

  • Rachel Nash

    $100

  • Ellswood Family

    $50

  • Moore Family

    $100

  • Mark/Laura Vinton

    $100

  • Beth and John Petti

    $50

  • Final K Sporting Services

    $100

  • Kim Pieper

    $50

  • Corning Family

    $100

  • Butch, Lynn, Rachel and Ashley Milicevic

    $100

  • Campbell

    $25

  • Nina Laltrello and Davis Adams

    $150

  • Neenah Paper Match/Melanie Calkins

    $100

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81% Raised of$3,500 Goal

The Team: $41,110 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Honey Badgers

Amount Raised

$5,198

Fundraiser Title

Chris Douglas

Amount Raised

$3,750

 

125% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Haley Talbot

Amount Raised

$3,435

 

137% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maria Steblai

Amount Raised

$2,884

 

115% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cindy Blackstock

Amount Raised

$2,851

 

81% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dean Martin

Amount Raised

$2,520

Fundraiser Title

Della Riccardi

Amount Raised

$2,501

 

100% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patricia Lastra Luque

Amount Raised

$2,500

 

100% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Neenah Paper Match/Melanie Calkins

Neenah Paper Match/Melanie Calkins

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Nina Laltrello and Davis Adams

Nina Laltrello and Davis Adams

DONATION: $150

4 years ago

Campbell

Campbell

DONATION: $25

You go, gurl! Hope the foot is holding up. 4 years ago

Butch, Lynn, Rachel and Ashley Milicevic

Butch, Lynn, Rachel and Ashley Milicevic

DONATION: $100

A tribute to you Cindy for making difference. You are inspiring, amazing and have a heart of gold. You go girl! You will be awesome. Love you 4 years ago

Corning Family

Corning Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Kim Pieper

Kim Pieper

DONATION: $50

Go Cindy - a survivor in many ways! 4 years ago

Final K Sporting Services

Final K Sporting Services

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Beth and John Petti

Beth and John Petti

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Mark/Laura Vinton

Mark/Laura Vinton

DONATION: $100

You are such an inspiration, Cindy! I can't think of anyone I'd like to support more. Have an amazing race! 4 years ago

Moore Family

Moore Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago