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Paul Takats' Fundraiser:

Gilda's 2017 Marathon Team

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November 06, 2017

First let me say again how incredibly grateful I am for the overwelming generosity of everyone; it was truly outstanding.  We (you and me) completely  See more

BENEFITING: GILDAS CLUB NEW YORK CITY

ORGANIZER: GILDAS CLUB NEW YORK CITY

EVENT: 2017 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

Mileage Tracker: 411

Paul Takats

THE STORY:

What's behind that Red Door on West Houston St.?

Bottom-line: cancer support for all


Like many people, over the years I have watched family and friends suffer the impact from various forms of cancer.  Among all that pain and suffering, it occurred to me that I wanted and needed to make giving to cancer organizations an important part of my life and I hoped that I could and would have an impact in some way. I became a sucker for any email requesting donations for anything that is cancer-related.  For over tens years, I have tried to align myself with organizations that were doing great work in medicine and research to find a cure, but I often felt that I wasn't having a tremendous impact with my check-writing, cancer runs and relays. They were all very well-financed organizations and I was but a tiny part of what they were doing.  They were certainly advancing the important cause of finding cures and treatments for cancer, but I never really felt connected to their efforts, merely just dollars.


Several years ago, I was introduced to Gilda's Club, a organization that is placing cancer support, front & center. They align themselves with medical care by providing support groups, educational lectures, healthy lifestyles workshops and bonding through community--to anyone that walks through the Red Door!  We often forget about the impact to patients, families and survivors that goes far beyond the medicine, doctors and treatments.  Holding the hand of a patient or family member through the process and helping them understand what they are facing is a tremendous part of giving hope.  Gilda Radner claimed that she was part of the "membership to an elite club I'd rather not belong to".  Well, a Gilda's Club member is thankful that they turned the door handle to enter a organization that has become a hugely important part of hopefully guiding them to better outcomes.  


I have finally found an organization that I think I can better align myself with through helping people better face the challenges that come with the battle to beat cancer.

$25,837

MONEY RAISED
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  • mike bell

     

  • Adam Rabinovitch

    $25

  • Steven Starker

     

  • Mike Moyer

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jon Hess

     

  • Sean McDermott

     

  • Brad Edgar

     

  • Paul's Best Friend

    $213

  • Jim Horvath & Family

    $250

  • Jim Gallagher

    $100

  • Dan Flanigan

     

  • Anthony Mazzella

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Josh Schimmer

     

  • JEFFREY NATHAN

     

  • Paul Davis

     

  • Scot Stevens

    $250

  • Frank Rockhold

    $100

  • Lisa and Greg Maik

     

  • Pat Burke

     

  • Bart Ciccolini

    $250

  • Kevin Prunty

     

  • Brian Skorney

    $100

  • Larry Litoff

    $100

  • Geoff and Betsy Meacham

    $250

  • Marc Stenzler

    $25

  • Sean Buckley

    $100

  • Kevin Tscherne

     

  • John Boyce

     

  • Joe Riccardo

    $100

  • Craig Tscherne

     

  • Christian Pickett

     

  • Ipsita Smolinski

     

  • Raju Prasad

    $50

  • Furst family

    $500

  • Peter Mancuso

    $100

  • Julie Fenimore

     

  • Gwyneth Roberts

     

  • Steve Lichtman

     

  • Jana Hale Doty

     

  • Nick Condon

     

  • Michael Weitzner

    $100

  • Nick Struk

     

  • Tom Wright

     

  • John Demonte

    $100

  • Steve and Sue Takats

    $100

  • the guy who beat Paul in all those Turkey Trots so many years ago

     

  • Bernardette and Steve Haken

    $25

  • Dave Gildea

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Crystal Wright

    $100

  • Alex Lifeson

     

  • Marian Brancaccio

    $250

  • Maggan Daileader

     

  • Leslie Henshaw

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nick Bishop

     

  • Brian Dorst

     

  • Jonathan Leff

     

  • Maykin Ho

    $300

  • Christine Lee

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Vince Formato

    $100

  • Biren Amin

     

  • Thomas R

     

  • Howard Clyman

    $100

  • Van Leer famly

    $100

  • nicole castellano

     

  • Chris Sanossian

    $100

  • Angela Asencio

     

  • Hunter Merghart

     

  • Tom Kelly

    $100

  • Sean Legister

     

  • Bill Slattery

    $2,000

  • Dick and Deb Roberts

    $50

  • Sumner Anderson

     

  • JM

     

  • Lisa and Chris O'Connor

    $100

  • Rich McDonald

    $100

  • Isler Family

     

  • ANDREW SCOTT BERMAN

    $180

  • Taylor Takats

     

  • Mr. and Mrs. lance Meyerowich

    $250

  • Hartaj Singh

     

  • Sam Fahy

     

  • Brynlie Boran

     

  • Colin Henne

     

  • Thomas Carolan

    $100

  • The Dalton Family

     

  • Ken Byrne

     

  • Adam and Nancy Greene

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Scott Ree

     

  • allyson gordon

     

  • Vicki Gaddy

    $50

  • bryan kievit

     

  • Brian Skorney

    $100

  • chris mccarthy

    $100

  • Kimberley & Paul Tanico

    $1,000

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1033% Raised of $2,500 Goal

The Team: $46,221 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Paul Takats

Amount Raised

$25,837

 

1033% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

melissa marques

Amount Raised

$4,010

 

160% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gloria J Browne-Marshall

Amount Raised

$3,307

Fundraiser Title

Meg Donchak

Amount Raised

$3,020

 

121% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

ann burzynski

Amount Raised

$2,900

 

116% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Camille Clech

Amount Raised

$2,740

 

110% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mario Rodriguez

Amount Raised

$2,565

 

103% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tracey Doolin

Amount Raised

$800

 

53% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Kimberley & Paul Tanico

Kimberley & Paul Tanico

DONATION: $1,000

8 months ago

chris mccarthy

chris mccarthy

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Brian Skorney

Brian Skorney

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

bryan kievit

bryan kievit

well done, Paul 9 months ago

Vicki Gaddy

Vicki Gaddy

DONATION: $50

Awesome results! Congrats, Paul! 9 months ago

allyson gordon

allyson gordon

9 months ago

Scott Ree

Scott Ree

9 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Adam and Nancy Greene

Adam and Nancy Greene

9 months ago

Ken Byrne

Ken Byrne

9 months ago