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B*CURED 2016 TCS New York City Marathon

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BENEFITING: B CURED

ORGANIZER: B CURED

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Mark Allan

THE STORY:

My inspiration to run this year and join a team such as B*Cured is as follows: My father died of colon cancer at the very young age of 42 years old when I was only 7. As I rapidly approach the age of 42 this September not a day has gone by the last 6 months where I have not thought about how young I still feel and how crazy it is that I lost my father when he was in his early 40's. Plus my oldest son, Trigg, is 7, the age I was when my father passed away, and to think of me not being there for him, Halsey, Amelia, and Ashley is unfathomable to me. Life can be cruel as we all know but no matter what obstacle one faces you have to stay positive and keep pushing forward as time is precious. Every day is an opportunity for all of us to do something special regardless of how big or how small. So as I approach 42 years old when my father passed away, there is a force out there motivating and inspiring me to try and make a difference in life and I cannot help but keep thinking of one of my favorite movie quotes from Andy Dufresne in Shawshank Redemption, “I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying”. I think running in the NYC marathon as I turn 42 this fall for a great charity such as B*Cured would be an amazing way to take head on the fight against cancer and get busy living!

About B*CURED

B*CURED’s mission is to end brain cancer by funding innovative research grants. To date, B*CURED has awarded 14 grants to investigators searching for a cure for brain cancer at nationally ranked universities and hospitals.

B*CURED is an all-volunteer 501 (c) 3 organization, founded in 2008 by Debbie Needle and Melissa Salamé. B*CURED is run by co-presidents Karena Bailey and Kristin Duda. All money raised goes directly to brain cancer research.

B*CURED's fight is personal. All of us have had a loved one affected by this horrible illness. It is time to change the depressingly low statistics and give people the chance to survive brain cancer. 

We will #BeatBrainCancer!

$23,087

MONEY RAISED
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  • Frank M. Crump IV

     

  • Kristin and Michael Duda

    $250

  • The Salyer Family

     

  • The OTR Chairman

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Alpha Theory

    $50

  • May Fox

    $50

  • Clifton Gray

    $100

  • Eileen Allan

    $100

  • Thomas & Callie Haines

    $262

  • The Bremer Family

     

  • Karena and Peter Bailey

    $250

  • Jimmy Haygood

     

  • Kaki & Jack McCooey

    $100

  • The Simonds Family

    $500

  • Mark Allan

    $250

  • The Koch Family

    $500

  • Scott Scher

    $250

  • Floyd Humphreys

    $150

  • Andrea and Quinn Fionda

     

  • Matt and Marshall Rigby

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Johnny & Jessica Boone

     

  • Alexander Saint-Amand

     

  • lela smith

    $50

  • Alison & Oliver Boyd

    $50

  • Lulu and Timmy

    $100

  • Seth Israel

    $100

  • Steve Frankel

    $100

  • Danny and Lori Ben-Ari

     

  • Hilary Kozarowicz

     

  • Rose Family

     

  • Hugh Allan

    $50

  • Tom Harbin

     

  • Matt Kendall

    $250

  • Preetam Narisetty

     

  • Matt Sirovich

     

  • Samantha Nasello

     

  • Brian Smith

     

  • Sean Kirwan

    $200

  • Benn Calhoun

     

  • Gonz

     

  • Sarah and Jeff Pribyl

     

  • RezA Keshavarz

    $250

  • Julia and Trip Todd

    $50

  • Jeff Morton

     

  • Joe DAmadeo

    $100

  • Bob Rubenstein

    $250

  • Bagley Reid

    $200

  • joe bracco

    $100

  • Michael Triunfo

     

  • John McCusker

    $100

  • The Gaynes Family

    $100

  • Barclay Lynch

    $100

  • McCown and Caroline Smith

     

  • Knight Family

    $100

  • Lisa and Aaron Morse

     

  • Lindley and John Pless

     

  • Eric Fischer

     

  • The Packard Family

     

  • Brian and Katie McCormick

     

  • Mark Lapolla

     

  • Brian Johnson

    $100

  • Augs

     

  • The Yanover Family

    $100

  • Bill and Cil Burke

     

  • Nolan Olsen

    $100

  • Tajar Varghese

    $2,000

  • Susan, Cliff and Miller Yonce

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Lavin Family

     

  • van Reesema Family

     

  • The Niblock Family

     

  • Roder and Jason Macaulay

    $100

  • Ashley and JP Bruynes

    $100

  • The Sargent Family

    $100

  • The Lake Family

     

  • The Horn family

     

  • Sherrill & Frank Crump

    $50

  • Damien Kaali-Nagy

    $100

  • Catherine and Teddy Kaplan

     

  • Goldman Sachs

    $1,000

  • Danny Ben-Ari

    $1,500

  • Matt Kendall

    $750

  • the dubner family

    $100

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462% Raised of$5,000 Goal

The Team: $114,942 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

heath Koch

Amount Raised

$37,075

 

185% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mark Allan

Amount Raised

$23,087

 

462% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lindsay Mazzetti

Amount Raised

$8,480

Fundraiser Title

Taylor Stafford

Amount Raised

$5,695

Fundraiser Title

John Murphy

Amount Raised

$5,450

 

136% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Collins Kelly

Amount Raised

$5,255

 

131% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ray Buxton

Amount Raised

$5,232

 

131% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Koch

Amount Raised

$4,850

 

121% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Donor Comments

the dubner family

the dubner family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Danny Ben-Ari

Danny Ben-Ari

DONATION: $1,500

3 years ago

Matt Kendall

Matt Kendall

DONATION: $750

3 years ago

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

Catherine and Teddy Kaplan

Catherine and Teddy Kaplan

3 years ago

Damien Kaali-Nagy

Damien Kaali-Nagy

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Sherrill & Frank Crump

Sherrill & Frank Crump

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Horn family

The Horn family

3 years ago

The Lake Family

The Lake Family

3 years ago

The Sargent Family

The Sargent Family

DONATION: $100

GO MARK!!! So happy to be behind you...! 3 years ago