BENEFITING: DEAN MICHAEL CLARIZIO CANCERFOUNDATION INC
EVENT: Spartan Charity Challenge
EVENT DATE: Sep 21, 2014
Katie Accinni wrote -
Hello, and welcome to the Dean Michael Clarizio Cancer Foundation. This foundation was founded by its namesake, Dean Michael Clarizio during his own personal battle with cancer. The foundation is tirelessly maintained by his family and friends in an effort to carry out his vision... the vision of helping others who face the challenges of cancer.
Dean Michael Clarizio was born on March 5th, 1971 in Orange, New Jersey. He was the second of three sons born to Maria and Joseph Clarizio. Dean lived his entire life in New Jersey, and was a positive influence on everyone he came in contact with. In July of 2004, Dean was diagnosed with inoperable stomach cancer. Facing the biggest challenge of his life, Dean maintained an upbeat attitude and a selfless dedication to helping others. He welcomed spiritual, alternative and clinical treatments, and continued to embrace life as he did his family and friends.
While Dean's body eventually succumbed to the disease on June 18th, 2005, it never broke his spirit. He remained vigilant, hopeful, and focused.This foundation represents the fruition of Dean's vision, and we are all proud to be a part of his team