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Monika's Fundraiser:

Beating Brain Cancer One Mile At A Time

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Monika's Photo
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Monika's Photo

BENEFITING: U C San Diego Foundation

EVENT: Run Long Beach 2013

EVENT DATE: Oct 13, 2013

Monika

THE STORY:

Running a marathon is hard. Battling brain cancer is even harder. 

In October of 2012 while Monika and Tara were training for the Marine Corps Marathon, Monika received the shocking news that she had a brain tumor. Due to the location of the tumor it was considered inoperable, and therefore incurable. Monika's training came to an abrupt stop and her training was quickly replaced with brain surgery (for a biopsy and shunt placement), six weeks of daily radiation and oral chemotherapy, and endless doctors appointments. Monika wasn't able to run the Marine Corps Marathon, but Tara still ran with a few of their friends who all took turns carrying a photo cutout of Monika on a stick. Go Team Mokie!

Throughout the six weeks of radiation Monika slowly started running again, and at the beginning of 2013 Tara and Monika started training together to run the LA Marathon. Due to the higher dose of chemo that Monika was on their runs were much slower and filled with walk breaks, but they kept training until March 17 when they crossed the finish line of the LA Marathon side-by-side, holding hands. Tara's 12th marathon, Monika's 19th, and Monika's 1st in between rounds of chemo.

The dynamic duo are now training for another marathon, and this time would like to really make their miles count. As they train for the Long Beach Marathon on October 13th they will be fundraising for the Kesari Neuro-oncology Lab at UCSD where Monika is being treated. http://kesarilab.ucsd.edu/‎

To help support their fundraising efforts they are also dedicating the "Glam Shades of Gray" line of their Glam Runner tutus to this cause. 100% of proceeds of the sale of the gray tutus will go towards Dr. Kesari's lab. http://glam-runner.com/ordering-information/tutu-colors-and-styles/

Thank you for contributing to our fundraising efforts. With your help we can make strides towards beating brain cancer one mile at a time!

 

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To This Fundraiser

$2,320

MONEY RAISED
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  • Urie Family

    $10

  • Urie Family

    $10

  • Douglas Carlson

    $100

  • Carrie Rimstad

    $10

  • Imoto Family

    $50

  • Brent Hillier

    $50

  • Medina Family

    $50

  • Isabella & Sophia Hammond

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sarah & Mario

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Ron and Liz Holt

    $50

  • Glaman Clan

    $20

  • Kelly M

    $69

  • Robin Marable

    $25

  • TMAE IS A BARB!

    $50

  • Trena Kirby

    $25

  • Wam Fam (Walmsley's)

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $140

  • Danielle Kuchek

    $50

  • Stacy Trevino

    $55

  • Sally

    $30

  • Douglas Carlson

    $86

  • Kendall

    $25

  • Avery Born

    $25

  • Lisa Bandiera-Woetzel

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ann Higley

    $125

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rachel & Ally

    $50

  • Alisyn

     

  • Nancy Davis

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Erica Mizelle

    $30

  • Chrystal

    $48

  • Meredith O

    $30

  • Rich and Andy

    $260

  • Lucie Murray

    $50

  • Kate & Iain

    $50

  • Relentless for the Cause

    $88

  • Douglas Carlson

    $24

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sharon Strong Kim

    $50

  • Chad, Andrea, Skylar, Ashleigh, and Addison

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Melissa

    $20

  • Carolyn

    $20

  • $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

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46% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,320 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Monika

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Amount Raised

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Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

Wishing you the best of luck with the marathon and your health! Stay strong! 3 years ago

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Carolyn

Carolyn

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Melissa

Melissa

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

For Tutu's from Barb and Thu 4 years ago

Chad, Andrea, Skylar, Ashleigh, and Addison

Chad, Andrea, Skylar, Ashleigh, and Addison

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Sharon Strong Kim

Sharon Strong Kim

DONATION: $50

To support the rock star Monika Carlson Allen and Team Mokie! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Go Super Mon Mon!!! 4 years ago

Douglas Carlson

Douglas Carlson

DONATION: $24

4 years ago

Relentless for the Cause

Relentless for the Cause

DONATION: $88

Monika - you are such an inspiration!! I can't say that enough times it seems. 4 years ago