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Team Bright Pink

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October 04, 2017

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BENEFITING: BRIGHT PINK

ORGANIZER: BRIGHT PINK

EVENT: Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2017 - Bright Pink

EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017

Brian Sefton

THE STORY:

Hi Everyone!

In 2015 we learned that my wife Emily is a carrier of the BRCA1 gene, which means that she has up to an 87 percent lifetime risk of developing breast cancer and up to a 54 percent chance of developing ovarian cancer. We entered into a world that we knew very little about. Words like mastectomy, oopherectomy and salpingectomy became part of our daily research and conversations.

Over the past two years, we've dealt with the emotional lows and highs that accompany a revelation like this. We haven't let it impact our daily life, but we have been vigorous about learning as much as we can about the next steps. We've met with doctors both in Minneapolis and at Mayo, and we've become involved with a support group in the Twin Cities that helps us navigate this new path. We also learned about the incredible organization that is Team Bright Pink, the only national non-profit organization focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

Emily has been optimistic and her usual witty self about the whole matter. We are confident this will simply be a bump in the road, but we are now, more than ever, looking to help fund research about this lesser known side of breast and ovarian cancer.

Running has always been a part of my life, but I became serious about it last year when I completed the Twin Cities marathon in October. My goal for 2017 was to run the Chicago Marathon, so I'm excited that I have the opportunity to both achieve that goal and help raise awareness and funds to support this community that has become such an integral part of our lives.

The hope is that the dozens of runners on Team Bright Pink for the Chicago Marathon will raise more than $200,000, which has the power to educate and potentially save the lives of nearly 80,000 young women.

Please consider supporting me on this run and Emily on this journey, and if you know of someone who would like to support Emily or our cause, please forward this email!

Thanks so much!

Brian and Emily Sefton

$13,025

MONEY RAISED
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  • Adam, Augie & Leah

    $100

  • Jamie Oswald McGowan

    $50

  • Alyssa Blue

     

  • Mike & Maura Schwandt

    $50

  • Dave Legus

    $250

  • Joe & Kate LoCascio

     

  • Richard Bull

    $50

  • Lynda Brawner

     

  • Kristen& Ryan Dyer

     

  • Damon Schramm

    $100

  • Alex, Anders, Mina & Iver Pesavento

    $100

  • The Haags

    $50

  • Tim & Amy Bass

     

  • Rachel, Jennifer, Callum, and Will

    $200

  • The Geratys

     

  • The Ziegler Fam

     

  • John and Peg Bjork

     

  • Veit Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tara Mumford

     

  • Shea Johnson

    $100

  • Tessie Reinsch

    $50

  • Jason Beno

    $50

  • Thomas &a Patricia Bass

    $50

  • Katie & Kiel

    $150

  • The Anderson Family

    $100

  • Mike and Valerie Bass

     

  • Tyler and Whitney Anderson

     

  • Julia Jones

    $100

  • Tanya hall

    $100

  • John Tweet

    $100

  • Matt Schurk

    $100

  • Bill and Mary Jo Sulzmann

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Matt and Camille Bourguignon

    $50

  • Adam, Liz, Harper, Finley and Sloane Reeves

    $50

  • Joanna and Chad Benning

    $25

  • Tom and Sue Olmsted

    $100

  • The Thielmans

    $50

  • Ainsley Jude

    $250

  • Bennett Timothy

    $250

  • Kathryn Short

     

  • Iggy and Kristin Labanauskas

    $100

  • McWhite's

    $50

  • Bob and Lynne

    $100

  • Ernie and Helen Menold

    $100

  • Christine Cannon

    $100

  • Colleen Mulvehill

    $100

  • Fosseys

     

  • Guy & Bonnie LoCascio

     

  • Steve Humphrey

     

  • Trent, Allison, and Cecelia

    $75

  • Terri and Kirk Becker

    $100

  • Chuck and Angie Howald

    $100

  • Steve & Claudia

     

  • Tim and JuJu

     

  • Arseniadis Family

    $100

  • Maureen and Liam Moran

     

  • Larry and Rose Marie Sur

    $200

  • Libby & John Hitt

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Elsie and Dylan Howald

    $550

  • Chelsee Brawner

    $50

  • Dee Gulis

     

  • Briana Foley

     

  • Peter and Paolo

    $200

  • Joe & Joan Sefton

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $2,500

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326% Raised of$4,000 Goal

The Team: $99,035 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Brian Sefton

Amount Raised

$13,025

 

326% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Danielle Strom

Amount Raised

$4,622

 

264% Raised of$1,750 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Midori Dowdie

Amount Raised

$3,744

 

125% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Danielle Katz

Amount Raised

$3,125

 

179% Raised of$1,750 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Megan Bays

Amount Raised

$2,867

 

115% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Denise Ibsen Cole

Amount Raised

$2,755

 

276% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melanie Beatus

Amount Raised

$2,225

 

111% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Lassin

Amount Raised

$2,065

 

103% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $2,500

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Joe & Joan Sefton

Joe & Joan Sefton

DONATION: $100

Have a great run, Brian. A great cause. 2 years ago

Peter and Paolo

Peter and Paolo

DONATION: $200

Thinking of you, your wonderful family and this important cause. 2 years ago

Briana Foley

Briana Foley

2 years ago

Dee Gulis

Dee Gulis

2 years ago

Chelsee Brawner

Chelsee Brawner

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Elsie and Dylan Howald

Elsie and Dylan Howald

DONATION: $550

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Libby & John Hitt

Libby & John Hitt

DONATION: $100

2 years ago