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Gabrielle Garritano's Fundraiser:

Team BCRF 2017 TCS New York City Marathon

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Gabrielle Garritano

THE STORY:

I am running the 2017 NYC marathon to honor my mother and commemorate her brave & successful fight with breast cancer. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer 8 years ago and while she is now cancer free, it was a life-changing event for my family and most importantly for her. I am raising money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) to aid women globally with their relentless fight against breast cancer. The statistics speak for themselves; 1 in 8 women in the U.S will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime.

I have had the privilege to work with many women battling breast cancer in across all stages of my career in medicine. 

Be it while reviewing mammogram results with patients in primary care, diagnosing and surgically removing tumors during breast surgery, or reconstructing breasts post mastectomy, breast cancer is a debilitating disease and a woman’s fight against the disease is not an easy one.

Although medicine has made huge strides in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, there is still a long way to go. I believe in a future where a cure for breast cancer exists and my goal is to support research that can bring us in to that realm of possibility. 

Happy cancer awareness month! Along with raising money for BCRF, my goal is to also spread awareness about the early detection of breast cancer.  I have met women my age who are unaware about breast screening guidelines; what to does one do if they feel a lump, what does one do if they have breast cancer within the family, etc. I plan on creating content on this page throughout this month in the hopes to increase awareness about breast cancer among young females. My first post is titled "Why does breast cancer family history matter?" 

Please feel free to donate whatever you can to help our fight against breast cancer. 

My biggest inspiration as I train, and on race day, will be the strongest survivor I know - my mother. What I will endure in running the 26.2 miles pales in comparison to what she endured during her battle against cancer, and I will be thinking of her and celebrating her successful & challenging journey every step of the way.  

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To This Fundraiser

$1,800

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ed & JoAnn Thebeau & John & Terri Edney

    $200

  • Gabrielle Garritano

    $50

  • Swig

    $50

  • Marc and Joan Sanders

    $250

  • Katie, Chris & Frank

    $25

  • Jori Andrade

    $100

  • The Woitel Family

     

  • Susie Rohrer

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Karen Pagan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Brooklin Hann

     

  • Steve and Cheri Thebeau

    $200

  • Sami Andrade

     

  • Lauren Porter

    $100

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $37,865 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Frank Wagner

Amount Raised

$7,700

 

96% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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Steve Scheinkman

Amount Raised

$5,260

 

105% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Amy Zarwell

Amount Raised

$4,670

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Kellyann Nicholson

Amount Raised

$3,880

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Darlene Ash

Amount Raised

$3,355

 

84% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Kathleen Harris

Amount Raised

$3,225

 

108% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Nicole O'Sullivan

Amount Raised

$3,010

 

100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Shaida Eshraghi

Amount Raised

$2,620

Donor Comments

Lauren Porter

Lauren Porter

DONATION: $100

So proud of you Gabby! Your doing such a beautiful thing for such a great cause! I’m so excited for you to crush this marathon! Love ya girl! 7 hours ago

Sami Andrade

Sami Andrade

4 days ago

Steve and Cheri Thebeau

Steve and Cheri Thebeau

DONATION: $200

5 days ago

Brooklin Hann

Brooklin Hann

Love you Gabs! You are such an amazing person and doing a great thing for a great cause! Love, Brook, Brent and Harper ❤️ 5 days ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

6 days ago

Karen Pagan

Karen Pagan

DONATION: $50

Mother fallen to Breast Cancer 7 years ago - - Best to you in the race. 6 days ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

6 days ago

Susie Rohrer

Susie Rohrer

Donating in honor of my beautiful sister Joan Sanders who faught the “fight” against breast cancer❤️ 1 week ago

The Woitel Family

The Woitel Family

We are SO proud of you! All of our love!! 1 week ago

Jori Andrade

Jori Andrade

DONATION: $100

1 week ago