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Bright Pink NYC 2017

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BENEFITING: BRIGHT PINK

ORGANIZER: BRIGHT PINK

EVENT: BRIGHT PINK NYC 2017

EVENT DATE: Nov 05, 2017

DAYS TO GO: 77

Brittany Bentson

THE STORY:

Hello everyone - thanks for visiting my fundraising page!


I am running the NYC Marathon on November 5, 2017 for Team Bright Pink, a charity that I feel very passionate about. Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.Their aim is to reach the 52 million young women in the United States between the ages of 18 and 45 with their innovative, life-saving  breast and ovarian health programs, thereby empowering this and future generations of women to live healthier, happier, and longer lives.

I am running in honor of my strong and courageous Aunt Carol, who passed away in December of 2016 after a 12 year battle with ovarian cancer. I watched her fight so hard each time the cancer came back until she no longer had the strength to go on. Many people have been or have known someone who has been affected by breast or ovarian cancer. It is a fact that 1 in 8 women will be diagosed with breast cancer and 1 in 75 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer (2/3 if these women will die as a result). These are very aggressive cancer's, however lives can be saved through prevention and early detection. The funds that I raise will go directly to support Bright Pink educational programs. They provide life-saving  information to women and their healthcare providers about how to be proactive about their breast and  ovarian health.

I am a runner and it has always been a goal of mine to one day run a marathon, however each time I have thought seriously about it I have been too scared. After my Aunt Carol lost her battle to ovarian cancer, I realized I can no longer let my nerves keep me from accomplishing my goals in life - and specifically, my goal to run a marathon. If she can have the strength to fight cancer for 12 years, I can have the strength to run 26.2 miles.

I hope you can consider making a donation to Bright Pink via my fundraising page. Donations of any size can make a difference! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for visiting my page and considering a donation :)


To learn more about the organization visit their website: www.brightpink.org


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$2,625

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • J Jletmanski

     

  • Jennifer

    $50

  • The Indiana Bentsons

    $100

  • Pat and Dennis Bentson

    $500

  • Becky Smith

    $100

  • Peter Zeskind

    $125

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Doug & Sal

    $100

  • Kathleen McHugh

    $50

  • Emily

    $50

  • Mike Gollinger

    $300

  • Nicole, Brian, Ethan & Lilly

    $100

  • Shana, Ron, AK, Ryan & Brie

    $100

  • Quinn, Marie, Patrick and Fionn in LA!

    $100

  • Wayne Hendrix

    $100

  • Tracy Elliott

    $50

  • Rich and Ju

    $500

  • Aunt Pam, Uncle Terry and Maddie O'Toole

    $100

  • H M and President Andrew Jackson

    $50

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88% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $30,166 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Colleen Strobel

Amount Raised

$10,940

 

365% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Travis Reiter

Amount Raised

$3,285

 

110% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brittany Bentson

Amount Raised

$2,625

 

88% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meghan Frazer

Amount Raised

$2,382

 

79% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alex Adelman

Amount Raised

$2,350

 

78% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MaryBeth Thompson

Amount Raised

$1,825

 

61% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Abigail Andrews

Amount Raised

$1,600

 

32% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Britt Breidenbach

Amount Raised

$1,208

 

40% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

H M and President Andrew Jackson

H M and President Andrew Jackson

DONATION: $50

4 days ago

Aunt Pam, Uncle Terry and Maddie O'Toole

Aunt Pam, Uncle Terry and Maddie O'Toole

DONATION: $100

2 weeks ago

Rich and Ju

Rich and Ju

DONATION: $500

So proud of you, Brit! 2 weeks ago

Tracy Elliott

Tracy Elliott

DONATION: $50

Aunt Carol 2 weeks ago

Wayne Hendrix

Wayne Hendrix

DONATION: $100

2 weeks ago

Quinn, Marie, Patrick and Fionn in LA!

Quinn, Marie, Patrick and Fionn in LA!

DONATION: $100

3 weeks ago

Shana, Ron, AK, Ryan & Brie

Shana, Ron, AK, Ryan & Brie

DONATION: $100

Go Brit go!! 4 weeks ago

Nicole, Brian, Ethan & Lilly

Nicole, Brian, Ethan & Lilly

DONATION: $100

What an honor for a fantastic woman! Go get 'em, Brit! 4 weeks ago

Mike Gollinger

Mike Gollinger

DONATION: $300

No one could give more of themselves than Carol. She loved us all so much. 4 weeks ago

Emily

Emily

DONATION: $50

4 weeks ago