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Honoring My Dad & His Fight Against Multiple Myeloma

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March 07, 2017

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George Dougherty

THE STORY:

My father, George W. Dougherty, Sr. has been in a knock-down, drag-out fight with multiple myeloma for about a decade. He was first diagnosed in 2006 and was able to achieve remission in 2007! The myeloma returned this past fall and he's been going through one round of chemo after another for almost a year. The cancer has been tough on my dad and my mom, but they've been champs through it all. All the trips to the University of Arkansas Medical Center (where he got his initial treatment), Emory University Hospital, and the oncology clinic in Athens, GA have been a grind over the years, but their spirits have remained strong. A testament of their spirit is their work with the Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia (http://www.cancerfoundationofnega.org/) that they helped establish in 2006. Both of my parents have been tireless volunteers and advocates for the foundation. My father continues to serve on the foundation's board and was the board president for many years. The foundation raises money through fundraisers (I'm especially fond of the Tri to Beat Cancer) and helps chemo patients pay their bills while in treatment. The foundation provides over $100,000 of support to patients every year. My parents aren't wealthy in financial terms, but they have a wealth of energy and experience they've been willing to share to help others. Throughout this time, I've been healthy as a horse. I've run dozens of half-marathons, 10 milers, and triathlons ... but I've never run a marathon. So on May 7, 2017 I will honor my parents' spirit and my dad's fight against cancer by running the Pittsburgh Marathon. Please support my efforts to honor my dad, my mom, and the fight against cancer by donating whatever you can. Thanks, George W. Dougherty, Jr.

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$325

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Eiben Family

    $25

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  • Alex Henderson

    $50

  • Jenni

    $50

  • Joey Jones

    $25

  • Edward Witt

    $50

  • Beth Grob

    $50

  • Tony D'Abruzzo

    $25

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16% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $325 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Tony D'Abruzzo

Tony D'Abruzzo

DONATION: $25

In memory of George's sweet 90's bowl cut 1 year ago

Beth Grob

Beth Grob

DONATION: $50

A great cause for two great people! 2 years ago

Edward Witt

Edward Witt

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Joey Jones

Joey Jones

DONATION: $25

Good luck buddy! 2 years ago

Jenni

Jenni

DONATION: $50

This gets me out of running, right? 2 years ago

Alex Henderson

Alex Henderson

DONATION: $50

You rock. We're all expecting a sub-3-hour time. 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Your dad is of my most favorite people. I think of him often. 2 years ago

The Eiben Family

The Eiben Family

DONATION: $25

2 years ago