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Brian Cross' Fundraiser:

TEAM ELIXIR takes on the 5 Boroughs

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Brian Cross

THE STORY:

My experiences with cancer has unfortunately been more recent than my experience running any sort of race. My last race was the inaugural Seattle Rock'n Roll half-marathon in 2009.  My dad very recently (Janurary 2017) passed away due to cancer.  Just a few days before my dad passed, my sister mentioned that she was going to run another marathon (she's done quite a few of them) for the Elixer fund.  Learning that she was going to do it by herself and the cause behind it (along with a few nudges from my family), I gave it a long thought of about 30 seconds and told her that I would run and raise alongside her.  Having never ran a marathon before (or anything for quite a while), it definitely sounds a bit scary, but when I think about what my dad went through, it cannot compare.   


The first joy of this adventure was brightening my dad's day with the news that my sister and I were going to "be crazy" and run the New York Marathon to raise money to help people with cancer.  Dad's two kids were going to work together to raise money and run a marathon for him and anyone else that unfortunately has to fight this disease.  About six days later, our dad passed away.  Running this marathon with my sister and raising money to help cancer patients is now even more special.   


Dad, this is for you! 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,100

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brian Cross

    $100

  • Brian Shearer

    $25

  • Matching Grant

    $100

  • Fran Davis

    $25

  • Mindy Cross

    $100

  • Brian

     

  • Matching Grant

     

  • Marisa Kolodny

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Arlene and Stan

    $25

  • Annabelle Anderson

    $150

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44% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $6,654 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Shannon Moore

Amount Raised

$2,680

 

107% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brian Cross

Amount Raised

$1,100

 

44% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meg McQuarrie

Amount Raised

$1,001

 

33% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jason Reilly

Amount Raised

$998

Fundraiser Title

Myriam Oliver

Amount Raised

$725

Fundraiser Title

Kurt Heinrich

Amount Raised

$150

 

6% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Annabelle Anderson

Annabelle Anderson

DONATION: $150

3 days ago

Arlene and Stan

Arlene and Stan

DONATION: $25

Love,and miss jack 1 week ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Glow-Worm! 2 weeks ago

Marisa Kolodny

Marisa Kolodny

Great work Brian. I'll likely be cheering and will look for you. 1 month ago

Matching Grant

Matching Grant

2 months ago

Brian

Brian

Happy Birthday Dad. 4 months ago

Mindy Cross

Mindy Cross

DONATION: $100

I am so very proud of you for doing this, and I know dad is too!! I love you Brian, mom xoxo 4 months ago

Fran Davis

Fran Davis

DONATION: $25

Kick the cancer butt Brian We're very proud of you 5 months ago

Matching Grant

Matching Grant

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Brian Shearer

Brian Shearer

DONATION: $25

5 months ago