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Boston + Beating Cancer

Organized by: Emily Bobel

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EVENT DATE Apr 21, 2014

THE STORY:

My father, Phil Bobel, was diagnosed with cancer this past October. He's been through radiation, chemotherapy, acupuncture and lots of Ben and Jerry's ice cream. While we recently learned that he's in remission (which has been the best news of 2014!), I know the road ahead is still uncertain.

In celebration of this milestone and to honor my father's courage, I am running the Boston marathon a week from today. I hope to demostrate an ounce of the strength my dad has shown me, share his story and raise money to support causes near and dear to our family. 

My goal is to raise $5,000 in one week - yes, ONE WEEK!  Funds raised will go to support 3 incredible organizations:

1. The Ron Burton Training Village,  which is a fantastic leadership development program for at-risk kids. I have the great fortune of running with these fearless students!

2. Camp Phoenix, which is a great organization I sit on the board for. We send 50 at-risk kiddos from Oakland to a 5-week summer camp and witness the transformational learning experiences they have as a result. 

3. New School San Francisco, (which does not yet have a webiste) and is the K12 public charter school I am working to launch in the fall of 2015. It will take a village to make this dream a reality and I appreciate all the help I can get!

My father is a role model for me and hundreds of other children and adults that he has coached, taught, mentored and inspired over the years. His kindness, selflessness, commitment to justice and care for the environment is rare - he is ,without a doubt, the most expectional man I know.  My hope is to bring a huge smile to his face and to all the kiddos we will support at Ron Burton Village, Camp Pheonix and my school!

Thank you. And onward.

$8,848

 

177% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

     

  • Andrew Mandel

    $50

  • Rebecca Chandler

    $75

  • Mary and Jerome Vascellaro

    $1,000

  • Juice Fong

    $100

  • Alicia Herald

    $50

  • Paymon Zarghami

    $50

  • Kathryn and Aaron Money

    $500

  • Rob Strain

    $50

  • Jean & Stan

    $200

  • CardHoops55

    $25

  • Lea Rice

    $50

  • Pierce

    $200

  • Dave & Heidi Welch

    $250

  • Elissa Kim

    $250

  • Aaron Cook

     

  • Gregory and Carolee Kilduff

    $250

  • Laura Peters

    $25

  • Kathy Kelly

    $50

  • Michelle Culver

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Shauna

    $100

  • Ron & Joe

    $225

  • Andrea Coen

    $100

  • Chris Gueits

     

  • lyndsay

    $100

  • Wendy and Robert Grossman

    $200

  • Liz Yo

    $100

  • Laurie Kahn

    $50

  • Lindsay Florin

    $100

  • Ryan, Rebecca, and Ophelia Chapman

    $100

  • Kim & George

    $100

  • Pat O'Donnell

    $50

  • J Bobel Z

    $50

  • Midge ('Grammy') Bobel

    $200

  • Olivia & Carl Goldstone

    $150

  • Courtney Benoist & Jason Fish

     

  • Rick and Jennie

    $100

  • Kirsten Struve

    $50

  • Josh and Erin Densen

    $100

  • Joann Lime

    $50

  • Lauren Baum

    $100

  • Trish and Michael Vinson

    $50

  • Meryl Stone

    $50

  • Suzy Sayle

    $100

  • Kim N. and Fam

    $100

  • Lily Becker

    $50

  • JOJO & RYAN

    $250

  • The Kastners

    $50

  • Geoff and Andrea Ralston

    $271

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mer, Aden, Eliza & Miles

    $50

  • Rick & Mara Wallace

     

  • Linnea Roberts

    $500

  • Margaret and Don

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Roger Tsai & Diana Lee

    $100

  • Melynda Barnes Standish and Garrett Standish

    $100

  • linda and neil baum

    $100

  • Meredith Boak and Joshua Biber

    $50

  • dorothea, mike, evie and emma

    $50

  • Jessica Stewart

    $25

  • Jason Fromoltz

    $20

  • Emilie & Grahme Smith

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Judy and Pinky

    $100

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Emily Bobel

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Donor Comments

Judy and Pinky

Judy and Pinky

DONATION: $100

Sending love, hope the race was fun, easy and we wish continued remission and good health for your dad. hugs, Judy and Pinky 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

Love you, Em!! So proud =) xx 4 years ago

Emilie & Grahme Smith

Emilie & Grahme Smith

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Jason Fromoltz

Jason Fromoltz

DONATION: $20

Here's to your Dad. 4 years ago

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart

DONATION: $25

Go, Emily! 4 years ago

dorothea, mike, evie and emma

dorothea, mike, evie and emma

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Meredith Boak and Joshua Biber

Meredith Boak and Joshua Biber

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

linda and neil baum

linda and neil baum

DONATION: $100

we love and are thinking of the bobels. way to go emily! 4 years ago

Melynda Barnes Standish and Garrett Standish

Melynda Barnes Standish and Garrett Standish

DONATION: $100

Emily- you are such an amazing woman. I am so grateful for our friendship and the friendship that I have with your family. You all are always in my thoughts and prayers and I agree, Phil's remission was the best news of 2014. One step at a time you'll finish the marathon and Phil will beat cancer!! 4 years ago

Roger Tsai & Diana Lee

Roger Tsai & Diana Lee

DONATION: $100

You're an inspiration to all those pushing for a better tomorrow. Keep fighting! 4 years ago

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