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CURING CANCER CANYON CROSSING

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THE STORY:

I was not going to let this cancer define who I am” are words of courage spoken by my dear friend Arleen Weitz of Philadelphia, PA.  She did not allow the Stage III colorectal cancer that was diagnosed in January of 2013 define her, however, she is determined that becoming a colon cancer survivor in August of 2013 would define all that she can be to help others living through this experience.

Under the reassuring guidance of Dr. Matthew Killion, Internal Medicine, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dr. Scott Goldstein, Director, Division of Colorectal Surgery at Jefferson and with the collaboration of Dr. Andrew Chapman, Director, Division of Regional Cancer Care at Jefferson, a successful treatment plan was devised of surgery followed by chemotherapy.  Jefferson is the largest free-standing health sciences university in Philadelphia, treating more than 46,000 inpatients and 1,000,000 outpatients every year. In spite of their expansiveness, the team at Jefferson showed Arleen compassion, warmth and individual attention that empowered her to be a part of her own recovery.

A FEW FACTS

• 1 in 20 people are at risk of developing colon cancer in their lifetime.

• Regular screening aids early detection of colon and rectal cancers

• 90% of all colon cancer cases are preventable with screening

• There are more than one million colorectal cancer survivors in the United States

THE BLUE STAR

Introduced in April 1, 2004, by the Roundtable, the Blue Star symbol (shown in the logo design) represents the fight against colorectal cancer; the eternal memory of the people whose lives have been lost to the disease and the shining hope for a future free of colorectal cancer.

THE SPIRIT OF GIVING

In Arleen’s spirit of looking forward I hope to help her give back to Jefferson by raising awareness and funds to support education, new research and care.

CURING CANCER CANYON CROSSING

On September 28, 2016 I plan to put my best foot forward to run across the Grand Canyon then on September 29, 2016 I plan to turn around and run back. The endeavor is known as Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim or R2R2R. The course will cover approximately 47 miles with approximately 11,000 feet of elevation gain. Relatively speaking it’s the equivalent of climbing the Empire State Building six times or climbing 900+ flights of stairs!!

YOUR SUPPORT

Please support my efforts by making donation, big or small, to Thomas Jefferson University via the link provided. All tax-deductible donations will be earmarked for Jefferson’s Colorectal Surgery Research and Education Fund.  Thank you for your support!

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To This Fundraiser

$3,896

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kelly Brown

     

  • Kelly Austin & Family

    $50

  • Lisa & Gary Duff

    $25

  • Mish

    $50

  • Stacie, Gary and Stephanie

    $500

  • Bella and Joe

    $100

  • Meeting Alliance

    $250

  • Mom and Bob

    $50

  • loretta waltemeyer

    $25

  • Susan Fitzgerald

    $25

  • Robert Black

    $25

  • Heather & Karen

    $50

  • Tanya Jones and Family

    $25

  • Bonnie Alexander

    $25

  • Carol Feikin

    $25

  • THE MEIDT FAMILY, LARRY, APRIL MADISON AND CONNER

    $100

  • Mary Ann Grissinger

     

  • Angie Sabo

     

  • Jenny Thorpe

     

  • Ed and Elaine

     

  • John Carter

    $25

  • Monica H. Crawford

    $25

  • Andrea Soukup

    $25

  • John B.

    $20

  • B & J Godpups' Godparents

     

  • Lisa, Mike, Rachael, Austin, Emily, Josh and LoriAnne - a.k.a. The "Br

    $100

  • The Saperstein Family

    $100

  • Erin Dilger

     

  • Hope & Lewylicious

    $100

  • Dorothy Dobbyn

    $25

  • Robert Buchanan

    $75

  • Frank & Bobbie Huesman

    $50

  • Gary and Stacie

    $200

  • Arleen

    $360

  • Laura Gillis

    $25

  • Jason

    $25

  • Nancy and Stan

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Peter Lonngren

    $100

  • LuAnne Tonioli

    $25

  • Judge Jack Lippart

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mary B

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marci and Stu Weitz

     

  • Maggie Rose

    $25

  • Joe Dalessio

     

  • Janice Telstar

     

  • Saz

    $35

  • Rendel Family

    $25

  • Jen & Mike Koontz

    $50

  • Big C Warrior

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Flo Schrank

    $25

  • Norma Michaels

    $36

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78% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Norma Michaels

Norma Michaels

DONATION: $36

Brava Kelly and big Brava Arleen with love xoxo 2 years ago

Flo Schrank

Flo Schrank

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Big C Warrior

Big C Warrior

DONATION: $100

Well Done, Kelly. You are a truly amazing human! 2 years ago

Jen & Mike Koontz

Jen & Mike Koontz

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Rendel Family

Rendel Family

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Saz

Saz

DONATION: $35

2 years ago

Janice Telstar

Janice Telstar

2 years ago

Joe Dalessio

Joe Dalessio

2 years ago

Maggie Rose

Maggie Rose

DONATION: $25

2 years ago