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Stephanie Adams' Fundraiser:

2016 First Descents TCS New York City Marathon

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BENEFITING: FIRST DESCENTS

ORGANIZER: FIRST DESCENTS

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Stephanie Adams

THE STORY:

Hi everyone! I'm running the NYC marathon this year and raising money for a charity called first descents. First I'll tell you why I'm doing this and then why I think first descents is a worthwhile cause.

As many of you know I was diagnosed with stage 2b breast cancer in the summer of 2008. What you may not know is that early that year I tried to get into the NYC marathon but was not chosen in the lottery, a month after getting the rejection email I was diagnosed. What followed was a year of surgery, chemo, radiation and then a couple more years of hormonal blocking drugs to try and ensure the cancer did not recur. Luckily, so far it hasn't and I'll be celebrating 8 years cancer free this year! Before cancer, I was extremely active; I had run since high school, hiked and backpacked as often as I could during the summer and snowboarded during the winter. The hardest part of the cancer treatments was going from that reality to one where walking 3 blocks was a major undertaking. Losing my hair was easy, losing my strength was horrible. After finishing chemo & radiation I started running again. I was moving very slowly, but I was moving again. Ever since then, I've been working towards running the NYC marathon. This is why the NYC marathon is important to me; it's something I haven't been able to accomplish post cancer. I get to reclaim a part of myself before cancer.

There are lots of great cancer charities out there. In my work, I'm dedicated to helping find new cancer treatments. For this endeavour, I wanted to raise money for a charity that would help other cancer patients regain a portion of themselves that may have been lost. Here's a bit more about First Descents: 

First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventure programs for young adults impacted by cancer.

During the First Descents experience, young adult survivors and fighters are empowered through conquering legitimate outdoor challenges to push their limits and face their fears, and by doing so, they are able to regain the confidence and self-efficacy lost to cancer. The experience is designed to allow healing to happen naturally and organically – no forced conversations and no structured group sessions or therapy.

Each program is limited to 15 participants, ensuring individualized care, medical attention and an intimate experience with fellow survivors. First Descents programs are available to young adults with cancer regardless of their financial means. All meals, accommodations and program activities are provided free of charge, including travel scholarships, when needed. 

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In 2016, every single TCS New York City marathoner, supporter and volunteer can unite to contribute towards the goal of raising funds for charities across the world.

Historically, the marathon has raised a massive amount of money for charity, and our goal is to bring the entire running community come together to get involved. When you run 26.2 miles for a charity, you are not only crossing the finish line for yourself, but for so many that will be impacted by your hard work and contribution!

$3,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • donna powell

    $50

  • Tracy dela Cruz

    $50

  • Arthur M Adams

    $100

  • Dax & Heather

    $50

  • Kyung Yi

    $20

  • Elizabeth Manassau

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $80

  • Dev

    $50

  • Demarie

    $50

  • Leslie & Darrell

    $400

  • Paul & Joan Victor

    $500

  • Manuel Viotti

    $300

  • Genentech (Matching Gift via Manuel Viotti)

    $300

  • Stephanie Adams

    $1,400

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100% Raised of$3,500 Goal

The Team: $33,245 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Scott Ritter

Amount Raised

$12,531

 

125% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tyler Swann

Amount Raised

$3,675

 

105% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gwen Fenzel

Amount Raised

$3,665

Fundraiser Title

Mary Standen

Amount Raised

$3,600

Fundraiser Title

Liz DeVito

Amount Raised

$3,533

 

101% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Adams

Amount Raised

$3,500

 

100% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Beth Baus Connaway

Amount Raised

$2,681

 

77% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Peter Kneute

Amount Raised

$60

 

2% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Stephanie Adams

Stephanie Adams

DONATION: $1,400

2 years ago

Manuel Viotti

Manuel Viotti

DONATION: $300

2 years ago

Genentech (Matching Gift via Manuel Viotti)

Genentech (Matching Gift via Manuel Viotti)

DONATION: $300

2 years ago

Paul & Joan Victor

Paul & Joan Victor

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Leslie & Darrell

Leslie & Darrell

DONATION: $400

You are awesome! 2 years ago

Demarie

Demarie

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Dev

Dev

DONATION: $50

You rock Sis! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $80

2 years ago

Elizabeth Manassau

Elizabeth Manassau

DONATION: $100

I am so proud that you are doing this! 2 years ago

Kyung Yi

Kyung Yi

DONATION: $20

Go, Tumor Tricker! 2 years ago