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2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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BENEFITING: BRIGHT PINK

ORGANIZER: BRIGHT PINK

EVENT: Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2016 - Bright Pink

EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016

Caroline Wells

THE STORY:

I am running the Chicago Marathon this year in support of Bright Pink!

"Bright Pink is on a mission to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age.

Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

Our aim is to reach the 52 million young women in the United States between the ages of 18 and 45 with our innovative, life-saving breast and ovarian health programs, thereby empowering this and future generations of women to live healthier, happier, and longer lives.

Our Vision

Bright Pink sees a world in which fewer people die from breast and ovarian cancer. We aim to educate and inspire women to move from awareness to action, practicing risk reduction and early detection as a part of a proactive life."

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In 2015 I tested positive for BRCA1, a genetic mutation that increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer.  1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime—it’s the leading cancer diagnosis among women. 1 in 67 women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime, and 2/3 of those diagnosed will die from their disease.  My risk of developing breast cancer jumps to 80%, while my risk of ovarian cancer jumps to 40%.  

After learning that I carry this gene, I met with a genetic counselor at Northwestern in Chicago who then directed me to Washington University in St. Louis where I currently reside.  As a result I now have a yearly mammogram and breast MRI, along with bi-yearly blood tests to screen for ovarian cancer.  Bright Pink works to educate women on preventative medicine so that they lower their risk of breast and ovarian cancer, and thanks to the support of my doctors and family, I have a future prevention plan in place in addition to the steps I am already taking to stay healthy.  Therefore, I am beyond excited to support Bright Pink's efforts by running the Chicago Marathon this fall!

The funds donated will help many more women receive life-saving education.

• $25 donation will allow six women to attend our workshops on early detection.

• $100 empowers 100 women to assess their personal risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

• $150 trains a women's healthcare provider to give more comprehensive preventative care to 3,600 patients annually.

• $300 empowers 300 individuals to assess their risk of breast and ovarian cancer at AssessYourRisk.org

• $500 funds a Brighten Up Educational Workshop for 100 people at corporations, organizations and other group settings.

• $1000 covers the production and distribution of 1,300 educational materials to doctor's offices nationwide.

I dedicate my run to my mom, Kathleen (KK) Tesar.

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To This Fundraiser

$3,336

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ginny

    $100

  • Shawna Geluck

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Alisha

    $75

  • Amy & John Lazzaretto

    $50

  • Elisa Gutierrez

     

  • Sonny Koufax

    $50

  • Bon'Qui Qui

    $100

  • Paula Turelli

    $50

  • Pancake and Uncle Dick

    $125

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kristin Wood

    $150

  • Caroline wells

    $50

  • jenny kernan

     

  • Todd Gruenwald

     

  • Kate

    $25

  • The Aburrows

    $50

  • Pete & Courtney Shaw

    $100

  • Courtney Plaster-Strange

     

  • Kasey & Trevor Wood

    $25

  • Kellie

    $25

  • Ali R.

    $15

  • Timi

    $26.20

  • Grandma

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jen Stephens

    $25

  • Diana Barnett

    $50

  • Libby and Mike

    $100

  • Mary Sandberg

     

  • Mike & Edie Brady

     

  • Becky Krauss

    $25

  • Lo

    $25

  • Kevin & Ann Hoerner

    $250

  • MY

    $50

  • Caitlin McLennan

     

  • Cathi

    $50

  • Alison Gildemeister

    $25

  • Vicki & Blake DeBoest

    $100

  • Sandi Rupprecht

    $100

  • David and Molly Dunning

    $25

  • The Capretta Family

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Stefanie Couchman

    $50

  • Lee and family!

    $50

  • Shayna Mancuso

    $50

  • Sheila Lindsey

    $100

  • Dad

    $100

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222% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Toolkit

The Team: $184,147 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ben Rutledge

Amount Raised

$4,695

 

157% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

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Amount Raised

$4,000

 

80% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patrick McHugh

Amount Raised

$3,845

 

154% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Megan Lavery

Amount Raised

$3,708

Fundraiser Title

Caroline Wells

Amount Raised

$3,336

 

222% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Emma Pollert

Amount Raised

$3,175

 

106% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Denise Ibsen Cole

Amount Raised

$3,170

 

317% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Francine Pine

Amount Raised

$2,993

Donor Comments

Dad

Dad

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Sheila Lindsey

Sheila Lindsey

DONATION: $100

You go pretty girl! 2 years ago

Shayna Mancuso

Shayna Mancuso

DONATION: $50

You've got this Caroline!!! Xoxoxox 2 years ago

Lee and family!

Lee and family!

DONATION: $50

Such a great thing you are doing! Have a great race!! 2 years ago

Stefanie Couchman

Stefanie Couchman

DONATION: $50

Run tessie run! So proud of you <3 I ate some ice cheps for you toooo! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

For KK with admiration and love. Thank you Caroline 2 years ago

The Capretta Family

The Capretta Family

DONATION: $200

Go Caroline! 2 years ago

David and Molly Dunning

David and Molly Dunning

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Sandi Rupprecht

Sandi Rupprecht

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Vicki & Blake DeBoest

Vicki & Blake DeBoest

DONATION: $100

2 years ago