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Running to Fight Fanconi!

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Full heart, clear eyes...and sore legs
October 06, 2016

I got myself through 8 miles this morning, so I'm as ready as I'm ever going to be for Saturday's race. Tomorrow I'll give myself a rest and  See more

BENEFITING: FANCONI ANEMIA RESEARCH FUND INC

EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2016

Adam Becker

THE STORY:

The back story

A year ago, in August 2015, our lives changed forever. We learned that our son, Zach, has a very rare genetic disease called Fanconi Anemia (FA). Among other things, children with FA can expect their bone marrow to fail at around age 6-8, and they live with a dramatically high risk of cancer.

It was a life-changing shock to hear that Zach would have to go through a harrowing bone marrow transplant; and even assuming he survives that, odds are he'll get cancer by the time he's 20. One can either live in fear of that, or move on and fight back. Please join us in the fight.

What exactly is this event?

On October 8th, I'll be running (ok, run/walking) in the Rock N Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon. My goal is to use this run to raise funds for - and awareness of - the fight against Fanconi Anemia. With all the doctor appointments, hospital visits, needle sticks, and biopsies that Zach has already endured in his 5 short years, the least I can do is drag myself through 13 miles!

Why donate?

Given the underlying nature of FA (it causes DNA repair failure), the typical cancer treatments are fatal. Which is where you - and the Fanconi Anemia Research Foundation (FARF) - come in.

FA is an "orphan disease", in that it affects fewer than 200,000 people nationwide. Nearly all of the funding needs to come from families affected by FA. The good news is that research into FA brings scientists closer to understanding how to treat and even cure cancer.

FARF is consistently rated 4-stars by Charity Navigator, and they have funded 183 research grants since inception in 1989. In that time, bone marrow transplant success rates have increased from 0% to 87%. With your support, imagine what further progress we can make in the fight against Fanconi and cancer.

Your donation gives hope to Zach and the hundreds of other children, so that they don't have to live with that sword hanging over their head.

Your donation gives hope that maybe the gene therapies being explored right now can be expanded into cancer treatments that reduce or eliminate the need for radiation and chemo.

Your donation gives Zach and the other children in our extended FAmily the chance to lead fuller, longer, and healthier lives.

Your donation makes a difference. Thank you for your contribution.

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To This Fundraiser

$9,961

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anne and Phil Becker

    $500

  • Alison and Ed Bermant

    $100

  • Karen Nicles

    $25

  • randi lazarus

    $25

  • Linda and Michael Perlin

    $50

  • Gilda and Marc Borenstein

    $50

  • Natalie Smith

    $100

  • Rabbi Howard & Joan Hersch

    $36

  • Gerald Meyers

    $36

  • Ann Ludwig

     

  • Fred Young

     

  • Mary Walsh Fitzpatrick

    $50

  • Larry and Susan Keller

    $100

  • Fay & Howie Mass

    $50

  • Panagopulos Family

    $100

  • Eli Lana

    $20

  • Arline & Harvey Melzer

     

  • The Conners Family and Arleen Norton

    $250

  • Jo Goldfarb

    $100

  • Carol NovickHer

     

  • Robbyn Kistler

     

  • Grace Yang

    $25

  • The Seligman Family

    $50

  • Melanie

    $250

  • Ron Gonen

     

  • Ginger

     

  • Meyer Family (Rebecca, Edward, Melissa and Gregory)

    $72

  • Chris Simokat

    $25

  • Mieke Pierre

    $100

  • Eads/Hooberman family

    $100

  • Eileen Davenport

     

  • The Alaniz-Gatzlaff family (Kevin, Rachael, Daisy, and Sweet Aria too)

    $50

  • Dana, Andrew and Ivy Harnett

    $100

  • Sarah Kahan

    $50

  • Barbara and Stuart Packer

     

  • Alison Dinkin

     

  • Amir and Jen Mesarwi

     

  • Jen Littman

     

  • Lisa Mingo & Mark Ritchie

    $25

  • Tanya Fykes

     

  • Mythili and David

     

  • Dan and Rebecca Richman

     

  • Mike Sabo

     

  • Jean and Martin Becker

    $250

  • Maria Lawlor

     

  • Lisa

     

  • Mike, Danielle and Will Marcus

    $100

  • Michael Tawil

    $50

  • The McGrath Family

    $50

  • Hope Kampolis

     

  • Daniella & David Guetta

    $50

  • The Ducroiset Family

     

  • Mark & Barbara Goldstein

     

  • Melissa Hettenbach

    $25

  • Sally Melzer

    $180

  • Valerie Mauriello

    $250

  • Myra Adler

    $25

  • The Kanner Family

    $36

  • Denise Perlman

     

  • Sandra Mestek

    $25

  • Rick Stoll

    $50

  • Susan & John Littlefield

     

  • Taylor Clifford

    $100

  • David Heller

    $100

  • Jared Heller

    $36

  • Daniel Weiner

    $25

  • The McQueens

    $146

  • Jacquelyne F. Solomon

    $50

  • Cindy and Paul Levy (close friends of Grandma Sally)

     

  • Willoughby Elliott

     

  • Jay Beckenstein

    $100

  • Dr. Larry R. Hygh, Jr.

    $25

  • The Connolly Family

    $50

  • Michael Melzer

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $360

  • Anne & Tom Grillo

    $100

  • Laura McClain and Jared Nolen

     

  • The Hessels Family

    $50

  • Tracy Williams

    $50

  • Caitlin Montani

    $50

  • Darcy Proctor

     

  • Carla Proia

    $50

  • Tony and Judy Brickman

     

  • Liz Sommers

     

  • Nelson Quintal

    $50

  • Angela Janevski

    $50

  • The Cordovas'

     

  • Greg Goodman

    $50

  • Bahin Samimy

    $50

  • Rachel & Yair Klein

     

  • Keith Pedrani

    $10

  • The Zahornacky's

    $25

  • Mary & Joseph Steinfeld

    $50

  • Jenny and Joe Rosenberg

    $250

  • Wendy and Jon Algazi

     

  • Avi and Tricia Escalante

    $250

  • Katy & Brad Carofino

    $100

  • Mary Grillo Servetnick

    $25

  • Bonnie (Reiber) Marsette

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $180

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133% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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The Team: $9,961 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Adam Becker

Amount Raised

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132% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Gerald Meyers

Amount Raised

$36

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Jeffrey Pomerantz

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $180

2 years ago

Bonnie (Reiber) Marsette

Bonnie (Reiber) Marsette

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mary Grillo Servetnick

Mary Grillo Servetnick

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Katy & Brad Carofino

Katy & Brad Carofino

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Avi and Tricia Escalante

Avi and Tricia Escalante

DONATION: $250

Standing with the Melzer Becker family :0) 2 years ago

Wendy and Jon Algazi

Wendy and Jon Algazi

Zach Becker 2 years ago

Jenny and Joe Rosenberg

Jenny and Joe Rosenberg

DONATION: $250

To the Becker Family, with love 2 years ago

Mary & Joseph Steinfeld

Mary & Joseph Steinfeld

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Zahornacky's

The Zahornacky's

DONATION: $25

Good luck Adam! Wishing you all the best. 2 years ago

Keith Pedrani

Keith Pedrani

DONATION: $10

2 years ago