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Will Naughton's Fundraiser:

Voices Against Brain Cancer TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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Will Naughton

THE STORY:

Dear Friends and Family,

As many of you know, three years ago this past July I underwent a twelve hour surgery that changed my life forever. The process leading up to and recovery afterwards has been the most life altering and influential experience my family and I have ever been through. I say life altering not only because the experience forced me to realize how precious life is but also because I learned the power of love and the importance of a strong support team.

Many of you have helped me fight my way back in your own unique way. There was our family friend and personal hero, Dr. Bruce Mintz who was the first to help calm our nerves and who without hesitation helped us plot our every move.  There were the neighbors who showed up outside my house on the day of the surgery to tell me how much they loved me. There were the neurosurgeons, Dr. Michael Sisti and Dr. Anthony D'Ambrosio of Columbia University, who blessed me with their education, expertise, precision and care, and who filled me and my family with hope and confidence. Afterward, some of you visited me at home; while others called and texted  with words of support. There were my teammates and friends who pushed me to return to Trinity College for my junior year and helped me to get back on the athletic field. Without each and every one of you, there is no way that my family and I could have gotten through.

The reason I am reaching out is because this year I have the privilege to try and share what you have taught me with those whom are currently going through a similar trying time in their life. I, along with my girlfriend and running partner Midge Daniel, will be running in the New York City Marathon this coming fall. I am running the marathon to show that a diagnosis such as the one I faced or one even worse  is not something to be afraid of. It is not as lonely or as ominous as it feels. I am running in remembrance of those loved ones, including fellow Mountain Laker, Jeff Sweeney, who bravely battled this disease. I am running to join the support team of anyone struggling with a challenging diagnosis.

I will be running on behalf of the The Voices Against Brian Cancer foundation, which helps connect those fighting brain cancer strongest support network there is.

My goal is to raise $10,000 by race day. Please consider making a contribution through my online fundraising page https://www.crowdrise.com/againstbraincancernyc2016/fundraiser/willnaughton1

All donations are 100% tax-deductible and all funds raised through Voices Against Brain Cancer will go directly towards brain cancer research. 

Thank You!

$10,324

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Naughton Family

    $1,000

  • Jeff K.

     

  • Will Rosen

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kevin Gade

    $100

  • Mike Guba

     

  • Conner Burdick

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kate Pawloski

    $50

  • Carlos de Mello

    $100

  • ANONYMOUS

    $100

  • The Bravante Family

     

  • Charlie Wagner

    $100

  • The Sweeney Family

    $350

  • Jack Reilly

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ellen and Fred Koelsch

     

  • Julia and Tim McVeigh

    $100

  • Zoe

    $26.20

  • Mary-Taylor and Ford

    $26.20

  • Shannon Wallin

    $50

  • Derek Koelsch

     

  • The Brown Family

    $100

  • Antonio & Cheryl DiMarco

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Todd and Patty Mahony

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • JTW&SMW

    $250

  • Jessica Lisovicz

     

  • Tim and Phyllis

    $100

  • Chris Gravelle

     

  • Edan & Kat

    $100

  • Richie & Mary Carbone

    $100

  • Phil Lisovicz

    $50

  • Scott & Nancy McWilliams

    $100

  • Jane A. Rigby, Esq.

    $50

  • Lynn Marshall

    $100

  • Tonianne

    $103

  • Sophie Doering

    $26.20

  • Scott McWilliams

     

  • Jack Nagle

    $50

  • Shoshana Schiff and Warren Usatine

    $250

  • Aunt Jan and Uncle Carl

    $100

  • Jacob Vehring

    $25

  • Alexandra Deering

    $50

  • Nan

    $100

  • Mike Naughton

    $1,200

  • Clara, Terence & the Zinman's

     

  • Jackie and Nick

     

  • Henry Rasweiler

    $100

  • Peter Monte

     

  • Tucker Gniewek

     

  • John Pebdleton

    $100

  • Judi and Karl LeCompte

    $100

  • In Memory of Charles W. Girgan "Poppy"

    $1,000

  • Mitchell McGinty

    $25

  • Matt Lowell

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Bruce MINTZ

    $100

  • Mena & Gene Foti

    $50

  • Yim Ng

    $40

  • Paul and Joan Lisovicz

    $100

  • Megan Linares

    $25

  • Geri, Margaret and Sandy

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Confessore and Austin family

    $20

  • Kevin Ryan

     

  • The Ryan Family

    $100

  • Kathy Weinstein

     

  • Brent Siebold

     

  • Leslie Larson & Don Katz

    $500

  • Michael Naughton

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Kristin Bravante

     

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103% Raised of$10,000 Goal

The Team: $49,628 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Danette Jones

Amount Raised

$16,470

 

110% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Will Naughton

Amount Raised

$10,324

 

103% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Midge Daniel

Amount Raised

$8,025

 

115% Raised of$7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Macha

Amount Raised

$3,930

 

112% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Derek Romeo

Amount Raised

$3,827

 

109% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Samantha Thornhill

Amount Raised

$3,550

Fundraiser Title

Sara Dixon

Amount Raised

$3,500

Donor Comments

Kristin Bravante

Kristin Bravante

Good luck! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Michael Naughton

Michael Naughton

DONATION: $25

Memory of Claire L. Toft 2 years ago

Leslie Larson & Don Katz

Leslie Larson & Don Katz

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Brent Siebold

Brent Siebold

2 years ago

Kathy Weinstein

Kathy Weinstein

2 years ago

The Ryan Family

The Ryan Family

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Brian M. Laddey, Esq. 2 years ago

Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan

2 years ago

Confessore and Austin family

Confessore and Austin family

DONATION: $20

Way to go Will! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

So proud of you, Will. We will be cheering for you the whole way! 2 years ago