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Howard Kra - Team V | 2017 TCS New York City Marathon

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BENEFITING: The V Foundation

EVENT: Team V | 2017 TCS New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 05, 2017

Howard Kra

THE STORY:

“Don’t Give Up . . .Don’t Ever Give Up”

 

  Five months ago I began my journey with Team V with two purposes in mind: first, to run the New York City Marathon as a celebration of my upcoming 60th birthday and second, to raise money for cancer research as a way of honoring three amazing women in my life who have been battling cancer. We are now less than four weeks from race day, and I am heartbroken to report that I have had to change my purpose. While I continue honor Helen’s valiant victory over breast cancer and Melinda’s extraordinary ongoing battle against Stage IV lung cancer, I will now be running to honor the memory of my incredible friend Michelle Benaim, who lost her life to colon cancer on September 30th of this year.    The heartbreak that has come with losing Michelle has only galvanized my commitment to reach my fundraising goal of $60,000 for the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The current treatments available weren’t sufficient to save Michelle’s life, and that is all the more reason why we all need to band together and continue to fund the brilliant researchers who are working to develop better, more effective treatments and cures. Please honor my beautiful friend by making a donation to the V Foundation through my fundraising campaign. As Jim Valvano famously said during his ESPY Awards speech just a month before his life was taken by cancer, “there are 86,400 seconds in a day. It’s up to you to decide what to do with them.” Please use some of those seconds today to donate to the V Foundation for Cancer Research.  


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Team V is the official endurance fundraising program for the V Foundation for Cancer Research. We are a committed team of athletes fundraising with strength and determination for the fight against cancer. Our team’s runners are fueled by the spirit of Jim Valvano and his inspiring words, “Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!”®

 

The V Foundation was founded by ESPN and award-winning NC State basketball coach Jim Valvano. Coach Valvano was diagnosed with cancer in 1993. When he created the Foundation, Jim knew that it was too late for research to save him, but he spent his last months alive creating a legacy of hope for others diagnosed with this debilitating disease.

 

In the past 24 years, The V Foundation has awarded more than $170 million to cancer research and related programs nationwide.

 

Jim Valvano’s “Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!”® spirit is alive now more than ever, and it is the perfect motto to carry us through the largest marathon in the world.  With continued support, we will forge ahead with innovative research. Join us on Team V or support us through a donation – either way, you are making a difference and saving lives. There is not a moment to lose in the fight against cancer.

$63,475

MONEY RAISED
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  • Patrick passarelle

    $300

  • Carolyn Furman

    $25

  • Barbara and Sam Williamowsky

    $100

  • Bruce Goldfeder

    $100

  • Andrew Friedman

     

  • Maron Family

     

  • James Mc

    $100

  • Lisa Golden

     

  • Michael and Melissa Katz

    $200

  • The Tracy and Glen Larner Fund

    $1,000

  • jay waldman

     

  • Isabelle and Marty Schnider

    $500

  • David shorr

    $250

  • Phil leibovitz

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jay Nussbaum

    $50

  • Mark Gloger

    $250

  • Richard and Jan Grossman

     

  • Mitchell and Leslie Dorf

    $250

  • Mona & John Oswald

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Max, Brett & Flory

     

  • Ed McGlynn

    $100

  • Peter & Rachel Rubin

    $250

  • Brad Gerla

    $100

  • Thomas Scanlan

    $100

  • Bill Strang

    $500

  • Ron Perlman

     

  • violeta edelman & robb duncan

    $100

  • Jill and Brad Siegel

    $260.20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Mark Hughes

    $500

  • Gregg Eisenberg

    $200

  • Curtis and Amanda Polk

    $1,000

  • Barry Shapiro

    $250

  • Christine Weinberg

    $250

  • Mara, Adam & Jamie

    $36

  • Stefanie and Roger Raichelson

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Avi Benaim

     

  • Andrea Hesser

     

  • JIllian Copeland

     

  • Debby Rales

    $500

  • Jonathan Landow

    $100

  • Tammy and Steven Goldberg

     

  • The Silverman Family

    $2,500

  • Fran and Steve Rotter

     

  • Eric Kronenberger

    $50

  • Joseph Podesta

     

  • Mike DiMiceli

    $100

  • The other Samit family ( Rich and Jamie)

     

  • Mike Herzog

    $25

  • Matthew Allen

    $50

  • The Rosenbergs

    $100

  • JASON & MICHELLE

    $25

  • David Bennaim

     

  • Danielle and Eshai

    $25

  • Marc Herman

    $50

  • Joe and Pilar Labriola

    $50

  • Bradley Wilner

    $100

  • Melinda Bernstein

    $100

  • Geraldine Thonen

    $100

  • Christina Kra

     

  • The Accardi Family

    $500

  • Allison & Robert Mann

    $100

  • Dave Lee

    $25

  • Travis Clark

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tom and Lynne Nolan

    $100

  • Joe Burkhart

    $50

  • match for Barry Shapiro donation

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Gregory Baker

    $100

  • adam gross

    $50

  • Leona and Michael

    $25

  • Steven Hornstock

    $100

  • Anthony Sica

    $200

  • The Krasnoff Family

    $50

  • Barry Berger

    $250

  • Griffin Siegel

    $50

  • Robert Leachman

    $25

  • Despina and Peter Frintzilas

    $25

  • Colleague of Melinda

    $25

  • Matt Potolicchio

    $40

  • Kerry Blair

    $250

  • Max Kra

     

  • Kat and David DeMarco

     

  • Jodi & Rob

    $100

  • Len Renna

    $200

  • Steven & Janet Einig

    $100

  • Scott and Ilyse Frohman

    $180

  • Michael norton

    $100

  • Rhoda Pincas

    $25

  • Faran & Daniel Frishman

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Make Change! Trust

    $2,000

  • Amie & Edward Gitlin

    $100

  • Jeff and Kellie Singer

    $500

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106% Raised of $60,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Jeff and Kellie Singer

Jeff and Kellie Singer

DONATION: $500

12 months ago

Amie & Edward Gitlin

Amie & Edward Gitlin

DONATION: $100

CONGRATULATIONS!! WE'RE VERY PROUD OF YOU!!!!! 1 year ago

Make Change! Trust

Make Change! Trust

DONATION: $2,000

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

Faran & Daniel Frishman

Faran & Daniel Frishman

In memory of Steve Cohen 1 year ago

Rhoda Pincas

Rhoda Pincas

DONATION: $25

Remembering Esther & Elaine 1 year ago

Michael norton

Michael norton

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Scott and Ilyse Frohman

Scott and Ilyse Frohman

DONATION: $180

In memory of Steve Cohen 1 year ago

Steven & Janet Einig

Steven & Janet Einig

DONATION: $100

Wish I was running with you-Remember Boston 1 year ago

Len Renna

Len Renna

DONATION: $200

1 year ago