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Gina Dodge's Fundraiser:

American Lung Association of the Northeast NYC 2017

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Gina Dodge

THE STORY:

In the winter of 2013, my brother Paul, 37 at the time, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer. He fought a long hard battle for 18 months, before passing during the summer of 2015 at 39 years old.


Paul's illness and passing were difficult. Watching my older + only brother suffer and not be able to do anything about it was terrible. He persevered and tried to face each day w/ a smile, when the Dr's ran out of options, he tried to find his own. He was a fighter right up until the very end. I remember the day before his death, one of his Dr's came to his room and Paul gleamed up at him w/ hopefull eyes and asked 'so there's really nothing left you can do for me?' It was heartbreaking. 


Once Paul passed, I started to form a relationship with the American Lung Association as a way to give back on Paul's behalf, with the hope that one day other families would not have to go through what mine has. Running in the NYC Marathon has always been a goal for me, but every year when Marathon season came around, I found myself coming up short on motivation to make the effort and run. Paul's passing gave me the motivation to not only run the marathon but to do it for a cause that has impacted the lives of so many. 


I don't often talk about or show many emotions around Paul's sickness + death, in fact I may overcompensate in the other direction out of pure discomfort with the subject, to the point that may leave some wondering if it actually has impacted me at all. It of course has, and througout his illness/passing, I often turned to running to deal w/ how I was feeling, finding myself in tears midway through many runs. 


One of Paul's fears was that noone would remember him when he was gone, or that people would too quickly forget. So running this marathon is my way of remembering Paul throughout another run and leaving a mark on the world in his honor.

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To This Fundraiser

$3,900

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nic Mess and Johnny

    $100

  • Angela Amendola

     

  • Douglas C. Cusano

     

  • Marie Brigati

    $50

  • The Casey Family

    $100

  • Jon, Sarah & Siena

    $100

  • The Velin Family

    $25

  • Rick Bashkoff

    $50

  • Melissa Lanthier

    $50

  • soozngeesh

     

  • Doug C

    $100

  • Nicole Garjian

     

  • The Coulter Fam

    $50

  • Katie and Trevor

     

  • Emily Sweterlitsch

     

  • The McDonough Family

    $100

  • Ashley Alfers & Hanif Dhanani

    $100

  • Mike & Sheri Ciliento

    $100

  • Tim and Liz Ostrander

     

  • Joe & Kristin Rogers

     

  • Dennis & Mary Crowley

     

  • The Fagans

     

  • The Truax Family

     

  • MA Dodges

     

  • Popkin Family

     

  • Ashley and Andrew Greenspan

     

  • Ryan & Megan Collins

     

  • Kevin Mccarthy

    $250

  • Bill Murphy

    $50

  • Collins family

     

  • Joshiah, Kristin, Joey, Jack & Mia Dodge

     

  • The Rastogi's

    $25

  • The Ilacqua Family

     

  • Elisabeth Bleuel

    $100

  • Joceline Arseneault

    $50

  • Mil & Fil Dodge

    $50

  • Rebecca Manda

     

  • Tik

    $100

  • Lindsay

    $50

  • Dave Gluck

     

  • James O'Neill

    $150

  • Jennifer Filipps

    $75

  • Buck Family

    $50

  • Robert Villodas

    $75

  • Luke Thomas

    $50

  • Marsha Malin

    $100

  • Pivot

    $175

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78% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $34,826 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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wayne trumbull

Amount Raised

$8,450

 

169% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jackie Sanders

Amount Raised

$6,770

 

135% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Dinah Macy

Amount Raised

$5,442

 

109% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Megan O'Connor

Amount Raised

$5,133

 

103% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Marisa Roman

Amount Raised

$5,130

 

103% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Gina Dodge

Amount Raised

$3,900

 

78% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Pivot

Pivot

DONATION: $175

18 hours ago

Marsha Malin

Marsha Malin

DONATION: $100

20 hours ago

Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas

DONATION: $50

2 days ago

Robert Villodas

Robert Villodas

DONATION: $75

2 days ago

Buck Family

Buck Family

DONATION: $50

2 days ago

Jennifer Filipps

Jennifer Filipps

DONATION: $75

3 days ago

James O'Neill

James O'Neill

DONATION: $150

In memory of Stefanie Vasquez. Good luck. 3 days ago

Dave Gluck

Dave Gluck

3 days ago

Lindsay

Lindsay

DONATION: $50

4 days ago

Tik

Tik

DONATION: $100

Never forgotten. Beautiful way to derive motivation from his memory. 4 days ago