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Michael Pelehach's Fundraiser:

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

Michael Pelehach

THE STORY:

Unfortunately, cancer has had a big impact on my family. I lost my Aunt Kathy to melanoma when I was younger and more recently watched my Mom endure aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatments as she battled triple negative breast cancer. While I feel extremely fortunate that my Mom’s treatment was effective, I grieve for others that haven’t been as lucky.

I am proud to dedicate my first marathon to my Mom. Her positive attitude and unwavering compassion for others even when faced with rigorous treatments inspired me. I also admire her for continuing to mentor other women battling cancer through breast cancer support groups.

With breast cancer, prevention and early detection are crucial. Overwhelmed with the task of preparing for a family holiday gathering, my Mom almost skipped the mammogram that exposed the lump in her breast. I believe that catching her cancer early played a huge role in successfully treating it. As such, I have decided to concentrate my fundraising efforts on Bright Pink—the only national non-profit organization focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

I will be training and fundraising with my sister Lisa and good friend Pat. Together, we hope to help fund life-saving breast and ovarian health programs that will help women live longer, healthier lives.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,600

MONEY RAISED
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  • Michael Pelehach

    $50

  • Andrew & Kelly

     

  • Lisa

     

  • John and Marilyn Pelehach

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Patrick McHugh

    $50

  • Emily Pelehach

     

  • Jeremy Semko

    $50

  • Lindsey Howard

     

  • Ryan

    $50

  • Austin Boehm

     

  • The Bastos

     

  • Your Wendy's partner in crime

    $25

  • Weezy

    $50

  • The Howards

    $100

  • Pat Paulin

     

  • Erika Gustafson & Andrew Schliep

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Celeste

    $25

  • Jori Bloom Naegele

    $50

  • Paula and Jeff Kaplan

    $50

  • Jo and Scott Auble

    $100

  • Sean and Caryn Morgan

     

  • Chris and Wilna Derr

     

  • Chuck and Laura Ennis

    $50

  • Alena

    $50

  • Grandma and Grandpa

    $100

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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

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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

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Emma Pollert

Amount Raised

$3,175

 

106% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Denise Ibsen Cole

Amount Raised

$3,170

 

317% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Francine Pine

Amount Raised

$2,993

Donor Comments

Grandma and Grandpa

Grandma and Grandpa

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Alena

Alena

DONATION: $50

So happy to support such a good cause! 2 years ago

Chuck and Laura Ennis

Chuck and Laura Ennis

DONATION: $50

My mother also recovered from breast cancer almost 20 years ago! Fight On and thanks for your efforts, Michael! 2 years ago

Chris and Wilna Derr

Chris and Wilna Derr

Run with the spirit and endurance your mom showed through her treatments! Kudos to Lisa, too, for her training! 2 years ago

Sean and Caryn Morgan

Sean and Caryn Morgan

Run Mike Run! 2 years ago

Jo and Scott Auble

Jo and Scott Auble

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Paula and Jeff Kaplan

Paula and Jeff Kaplan

DONATION: $50

As a tribute to Marilyn's courage, determination and selflessness, as well as her recovery! 2 years ago

Jori Bloom Naegele

Jori Bloom Naegele

DONATION: $50

In tribute to my sister-in-law and girlfriends. 2 years ago

Celeste

Celeste

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In memory of Kathy, In honor of Marilyn, Nina and Carol 2 years ago