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Michelle Fischetti's Fundraiser:

The DeGregorio Family Foundation for Stomach and Esophageal Cancer Research Half Marathon 2016

Michelle Fischetti

THE STORY:

For the NY Road Runner Half Marathon, we are teaming up with the DeGregorio Family Foundation (DFF) to raise money to further the DFF"s mission of raising awareness and funding the reaseach to improve early detection and treatment of gastric and esophageal cancer. This foundation means a lot to both Michelle Fischetti & Michael Jeske.

A little over a year ago, Michelle lost her father, Alex Fischetti, to stomach cancer. Despite undergoing CAT Scans and endoscopies in March, the cancer was not detected. By May, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer that had spread throughout his body. After being in the hospital for 2 months, he passed away. DFF's mission is very close to her heart and she hopes to help raise awareness for this terrible disease.

The DeGregorio Family Foundation's mission is also very meaningful to Michael as cancer has affected his family and friends. Before Michael was born, he lost his grandfather, John Dusak, to stomach cancer. John was 59 years old when he passed away. In 2013, Mike's best friend's father, Stephen Guinan, was diagnosed with throat cancer. Thankfully, after vigorous treatment, Steve was able to defeat this terrible disease. Michael will be running for both his Grandfather and Steve.

Stomach and esophageal cancers are among the fastest growing and most underfunded cancers in the world. Although these two cancers take over a million of lives a year, they are both largely ignored by the media. The DeGregorio Family Foundation seeks to promote and facilitate education and collaborative research on the pathogenesis, early diagnosis, and treatment of Upper Gastrointestinal Malignancies. All funds raised go directly to providing grants to innovative researchers. To learn more about DFF please visit their website at www.degregorio.org.

Please consider supporting DFF and helping us reach our goal by donating to the fundraising campaign here. If you prefer, you may make a gift to the DeGregorio Family Foundation by mailing a check to: the DeGregorio Family Foundation, PO Box 236, Pleasantville, NY 10570. Please designate "Michelle Fischetti & Michael Jeske" on your check.

$3,805

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ron Molaro

    $100

  • Anthony Fischetti

    $300

  • Regina family

     

  • Phyllis Fischetti and Amelia Fuschetto

    $200

  • Suzanne Mannell

    $150

  • Annette Fischetti

    $200

  • Nancy Fischetti

    $100

  • Dambro family

    $500

  • Fiona Farley

    $50

  • Ali Samrioglu

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Francesca Generoso

    $100

  • The DeRuggiero family

    $150

  • David and Lisa Stewart

     

  • Dennis Giordano

    $100

  • Florence DiStefano

    $50

  • Susan Fischetti

    $100

  • The Giustino Family - John, Paula & Nicole

    $100

  • Madeline Amato

    $50

  • Michael and Lisa DeVito

    $100

  • michele fellet

    $10

  • Janine Gargano Parshley

    $100

  • Joanne Jeske

    $100

  • Mariah and Kaelyn

    $25

  • Kimmy Osorio

    $25

  • John Astarita

    $50

  • Cantelmo Family

    $50

  • Joanna Gavin

    $50

  • Steve and Lisa Guinan

    $250

  • Joey and Marisa Randazzo

    $100

  • Stephanie Baratta

    $25

  • Banome Family

    $200

  • Victor Caso

    $20

  • Niceforo Family

    $100

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The Team: $38,775 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

NYC Running Dolls

Amount Raised

$22,565

 

56% Raised of $40,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michelle Fischetti

Amount Raised

$3,805

Fundraiser Title

Mary Wheeler

Amount Raised

$3,105

Fundraiser Title

Meg Hess

Amount Raised

$3,060

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Griff

Amount Raised

$2,060

Fundraiser Title

Rachel Bates

Amount Raised

$1,770

 

177% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Mary Fallon

Amount Raised

$1,395

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Shoemaker

Amount Raised

$1,015

 

102% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Niceforo Family

Niceforo Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Victor Caso

Victor Caso

DONATION: $20

In memory of Alex Fischetti 3 years ago

Banome Family

Banome Family

DONATION: $200

Al you are always in our hearts and our memories. 3 years ago

Stephanie Baratta

Stephanie Baratta

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Joey and Marisa Randazzo

Joey and Marisa Randazzo

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Alex Fischetti 3 years ago

Steve and Lisa Guinan

Steve and Lisa Guinan

DONATION: $250

Mikey....Humbled that you would include me as you honor your Grandpa and Michelle's Dad. Hope you have a great race and our personal best to both of you. Love Mr. and Mrs. G 3 years ago

Joanna Gavin

Joanna Gavin

DONATION: $50

Mish, your strength these past 2 years has been so admirable. Hoping for warmer weather for you and Mike! 3 years ago

Cantelmo Family

Cantelmo Family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

John Astarita

John Astarita

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Kimmy Osorio

Kimmy Osorio

DONATION: $25

Good luck and God bless! 3 years ago