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Brian Young's Fundraiser:

2015 Other Races

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BENEFITING: Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR CAUSE

Brian Young

THE STORY:

RACING TO PROMOTE AWARENESS OF SYMPTOMS AND EARLY DETECTION OF OVARIAN CANCER IN MEMORY OF MY MOTHER

I am very excited to race Ironman Muskoka in Ontario on August 30, 2015.  An Ironman race is comprised of a 2.4 mile swim, immediately followed by a 112 mile bike ride, immediately followed by a 26.2 mile marathon run.  I am racing in memory of my mother, Ava, who passed away in November of 2007 due to complications from ovarian cancer.  As I test my own level of fitness and tenacity, I am thrilled to be fundraising for a special organization very close to my heart, the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance (“MIOCA”).  MIOCA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (solely volunteer based) and I sit on the Board of Directors. MIOCA provides resources and support to ovarian cancer survivors and their families, advocates at the federal and state levels, educates the public, raises awareness of the disease, and funds innovative ovarian cancer research in Michigan.

As you may remember, I raised money for this organization last year during my Ironman Wisconsin journey.  Because of you, my close friends and family, I am proud of the fact that we were able to raise nearly $12,000 last year.  I am inspired by my mother and by others who have had to fight this dreadful disease and I am excited for the opportunity to make my Ironman journey in 2015 as meaningful as possible by, once again, racing for this very important cause.

Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic cancer.  In the United States this year approximately 22,000 women will be diagnosed with the disease and approximately 15,000 will die from it. Because there is no early detection test or routine screening, only 15% of ovarian cancer is diagnosed in the early stages when chances of a positive outcome are high.  Further, approximately 80% of women with ovarian cancer will have a recurrence of the disease.  The five year survival rate for late stage ovarian cancer is only 25%.  There are symptoms associated with ovarian cancer but they are not commonly known and, therefore, the need for awareness, education, effective screening and treatment are critical. 

Thank you in advance for your support of this worthwhile cause.  Please consider making a tax deductible donation if you are able to do so and spread the word about this fundraising effort so we can effectively raise money to combat ovarian cancer, a disease that impacts so many of our friends and families.

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To This Fundraiser

$7,519

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Brian and Marla Young

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • WIll Peppo

    $50

  • Lisa and Danny Kurzmann

    $180

  • Larry & Franci Silver

     

  • Robert Rubin

    $25

  • Julie and Sam Beznos

     

  • Carol&gideon; Hoffer

    $10

  • Team BBMC

    $50

  • Nancy and Michael Cutler

     

  • Paymasters, Inc.

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jo Rosen

     

  • Pat and Mary Mansfield

    $250

  • Nancy Glen & Ralph McDowell

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kathy & Zvi Bareket

    $36

  • Karen & Todd Sachse

    $72

  • Margo/Michael Siegel

    $100

  • Rita Goldman

    $15

  • Nina and Bernie Kent

    $100

  • Bianca & Michael Siegel

     

  • Melissa and Jeremy Michaelson

     

  • Mark and Debbie Landau

    $100

  • Lynn Swindall

    $50

  • Mike Lee

     

  • Dani Gillman and Ben Chutz

     

  • Tina Wertheimer & Mike Skupin

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Robb & Sibyl Chavis

    $100

  • David J. Sculati

    $50

  • Greg & Lindsey Weitzman

    $50

  • Brad Feldman & Melissa Hortick

     

  • Leora and Mark Tapper

     

  • Atler Family

    $500

  • Joel & Sarah Kirsch

    $50

  • Alaina Kronenberg

    $25

  • Nanci & Mitch

    $100

  • Joani and Jim Lesser

    $100

  • Brian, Lisa & Noah Newcombe

    $25

  • Wolfe Family

    $100

  • Nancy & Bobby Schostak

     

  • Betsy Lee

    $100

  • Al and Marla Garmo

    $100

  • Jamie Myers

    $25

  • Warren Samberg

     

  • Deric and Pam Righter

     

  • Andrea and David Siegel

     

  • Ron & Sylvia Marabate

    $25

  • Anthony Evans and Suzanne Welsch

    $50

  • CrowdRise Donation

    $100

  • Justin McAuley

    $20

  • The Rottman Family

     

  • The Kalczynski Family

    $200

  • Esther and Rich Zekman

    $100

  • Neil Anchill

    $36

  • David and Erin Martin

    $50

  • Schechter Wealth

    $500

  • Lena Moore

    $200

  • Barbara Tapper Goldman

     

  • Sharon & Harry Lubetsky

     

  • Lou and Paula Glazier

    $100

  • Dad and Debbie

     

  • Ellen and Rick Kroopnick

     

  • 866.RING.RING - ringringllc.com

     

  • Susan and Howard Tapper

    $500

  • Julie and Jeff Frank

     

  • Brian, Sabrina, Jerry, Karen Kaufman & Family

     

  • Juliet Sanders

    $25

  • Laurie Krause

    $25

  • Bobbie Miller

    $100

  • Michelle and Bobby

     

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75% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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The Team: $107,440 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Scott Lundberg

Amount Raised

$15,000

 

30% Raised of$50,000 Goal

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Keith Vona

Amount Raised

$14,225

 

95% Raised of$15,000 Goal

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Tim Watson

Amount Raised

$12,452

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Charles Finck

Amount Raised

$12,065

 

67% Raised of$18,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

trent munyer

Amount Raised

$7,950

 

265% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brian Young

Amount Raised

$7,519

 

75% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Jeffrey Koh

Amount Raised

$5,626

 

56% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Kristen David

Amount Raised

$4,750

 

158% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Michelle and Bobby

Michelle and Bobby

4 years ago

Bobbie Miller

Bobbie Miller

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Laurie Krause

Laurie Krause

DONATION: $25

Team BBMC is with you all the way Brian. Your Mom would be very proud of you. What a great way to honor her. Good luck!! 4 years ago

Juliet Sanders

Juliet Sanders

DONATION: $25

Great job Brian! 4 years ago

Brian, Sabrina, Jerry, Karen Kaufman & Family

Brian, Sabrina, Jerry, Karen Kaufman & Family

4 years ago

Julie and Jeff Frank

Julie and Jeff Frank

4 years ago

Susan and Howard Tapper

Susan and Howard Tapper

DONATION: $500

In memory of Ava Young 4 years ago

866.RING.RING - ringringllc.com

866.RING.RING - ringringllc.com

4 years ago

Ellen and Rick Kroopnick

Ellen and Rick Kroopnick

4 years ago

Dad and Debbie

Dad and Debbie

Your mother would be very proud of you Brian, as we are too! 4 years ago