Carrie Berenstein

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Mark
Mark SAYS:
We won!! 4 hours and 47 minu…
We won!! 4 hours and 47 minutes. It was the hardest physical thing I have ever had to endure. But, far easier than the battle those with cancer fight every day. I truly was inspired through out the run by those fighting such heavier odds. And, by all of you, who supported me with such generousity and love.

Thank you all for helping me achieve this long-time goal. My legs may be sore today, but I feel like a million bucks!

Thank you so much,
Mark
7 years ago
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Carrie
Carrie SAYS:
Hi Everyone, With just a fe…
Hi Everyone,

With just a few days until the Boston Marathon, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you again (hopefully you have all gotten my individual notes) for your generosity and your support. You are all wonderful and I feel so blessed to have you in my life. I realize that the economy is bad, gas prices are high and we all work very hard for our money. Giving to a charity that someone else deems worthy isn't always easy, but supporting a friend/family member can be priceless. Your support is priceless. You are all priceless to me. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. With your donations, I was able to surpass my fundraising goal and with my offline donations, I have raised close to $5200 to date for this amazing foundation. If you haven't had a chance to take a look, when you get a chance, go read some of the patient stories on the Joe Andruzzi Foundation website. You will be inspired and realize your dollars were so much more than just supporting a friend/family member. Again, thank you. On Monday, I run in memory of my dad, for my mom the survivor, for all of the survivors and their families and for all of you who always keep my spirit alive.
XO,
Carrie
7 years ago
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Mark
Mark SAYS:
Carrie, Thanks for the donat…
Carrie,
Thanks for the donation! I hope your training is off to a good start...4 short months away. I look forward to checking in with everyone in the weeks to come. All the best, Mark
8 years ago
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BLIND CHILDRENS CENTER INC
BLIND CHILDRE… SAYS:
Hi Carrie, Please accept th…
Hi Carrie,

Please accept the sincere appreciation of the children, families and staff of the Blind Childrens Center for supporting our participation as an Official Charity of the 26th Annual Los Angeles Marathon.

Your $90 contribution will help us through this most challenging financial time. Because of your generosity the Blind Childrens Center will be able to continue to provide critical services for our very special children and their families.

We note for tax purposes that you received no goods or services for your contribution. The Blind Childrens Center’s TAX ID Number is 95-1656369.
Thank you again for your generosity and caring concern for the special children we serve.

Laurie Headley
Assistant Director of Development
Blind Childrens Center

8 years ago
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Carrie Berenstein
Carrie Berenstein
Playa Vista, CA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Nov 22, 2011
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In 1979, a few short years after I was born, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. When discovered, the cancer had already spread to her lymph nodes. Doctors told her she would likely not survive, but she proved otherwise. I was lucky, because at the time, breast cancer was often fatal, and treatment options were centered around making life comfortable, not fighting the disease process. In the past thirty years, advances in the detection and treatment of breast cancer have been phenomenal, and a majortiy of people who are diagnosed today can be successfully treated. This is in large part due to research: in pharmaceuticals, in radiological sciences and in biology. 

In 2005, my luck ran out and my father lost a very long and courageous battle with a rare and fatal type of cancer, which, to this day, has almost no successful treatment, only palliative care. My father underwent major surgeries, experimental medications, and even began a process to receive an autologous vaccination. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about my dad- his life was cut way too short by something physicians and researchers don't fully understand, despite years of investigation. 

When I think about both of my parents, one thing is clear: without vital funds for research and monies to assist less fortunate families who may be uninsured, underinsured or ineligible for certain experimental treatments under the scope of their insurance policies, many more children would be without parents, and parents without children. 

I choose to live out the legacy of my father: I will never have his talents, nor his intelligence, but I will always be a giver. In 2010, as many of you know, I raised several thousand dollars, with your help, for Fred's Team, benefitting Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and ran with the team in the NYC Marathon. The faces that I saw as I ran past the hospital that November morning were unforgettable. The experience of combining two things I love made a huge impact on me, and I cannot wait to do it again! In April 2012, I will run the Boston Marathon. I know I can far surpass my fundraising goals this time. Please help me raise money for this incredible foundation- benefitting cancer patients and their families alike, and allowing valuable research and life saving treatments to continue.

Carrie
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