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Imerman Angels TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: Imerman Angels

ORGANIZER: Imerman Angels

EVENT: Imerman Angels NYC Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Christopher Pilat

THE STORY:

It will be my privilege to run my 6th and 7th marathons with Imerman Angels on October 9th in Chicago and November 6th in NYC!!! 

After my cancer went into remission and I met Jonny Imerman (someone I am now honored to call a friend and a personal hero), I promised myself that I would run a marathon every year until I was five years cancer-free and to rewrite my cancer story with a bigger and better purpose.

I am happy to report that I finished my 5th full year in remission in 2015. Running the Chicago marathon for those five years help raise almost $50,000 dollars for Imerman Angels with incredible support from family, friends, coworkers and clients. After enjoying a break last year, I was reminded that there is still work to be done and people who need help so Chicago and NYC here I come... slower and sweatier than ever. 

Thanks again for supporting and spreading the word about a orgnanization that means so much to me. 

Immediately below is a summary of why I am raising money for Imerman Angels. For more detailed information, please follow the link below to a letter I wrote four years ago that details my cancer experience and motivation for running the marathon.

Story:
sites.google.com/site/togetherwecanallbesurvivors

Pics from my first marathon:
https://picasaweb.google.com/117448674723475967659/Marathon101010

When I could not find a reason, I found a purpose

As some of you are aware, I was diagnosed with cancer in January 2010. After surgery and a few months of intense chemotherapy, my cancer went into remission. I had my last treatment in May 2010 and five months later ran my first marathon in Chicago in October.

I have learned many things over the past four years, but the one lesson that rings true every day is that in some way we are all caregivers, fighters and survivors. Through our shared experiences of the struggles we endure, the strength we find and the support we provide, we help each other love better and live stronger. I continue to run this marathon every year to remind myself and others that together, we survive.

Throughout my journey, my family, friends and colleagues were incredibly supportive. Unequivocally, their strength and encouragement had a profound impact on me during my treatments and throughout my recovery. Truly humbled, I felt privileged to have been surrounded by so many wonderful people who unconditionally carried me through that challenge. Unfortunately, my story pales in comparison to many of those that affect all of our friends and families and with which we have all become too familiar.

With a deep sense of gratitude and the belief that everyone should be so lucky, I am running this marathon so others will have the same level of support and strength I was fortunate enough to receive.

To achieve this goal, I am running to help raise money for Imerman Angels, a not-for-profit organization that provides personalized connections that enable one-on-one cancer support by connecting cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. Through hard work, dedication and passion this organization ensures that no one faces cancer alone.

If you or someone you know has been touched by cancer or are interested in learning more about how to get involved, please visit: http://imermanangels.org/.

Thanks in advance for your consideration and your support. Please forward this link to anyone you think might also be interested. Together, we can all be survivors.

More info on the Organization:

Imerman Angels is a federally registered 501(c)3, Chicago based yet the largest global not-for-profit, providing one-on-one cancer support: connecting cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers. The service Imerman Angels provides is absolutely free and connects anyone touched by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage level, at any age, living anywhere in the world in order to build relationships to help fight cancer together. “Cancer survivors are Angels – walking, talking, living proof, that the fighter can win too” (Jonny Imerman).

EVERY donation makes a difference. All online donations are secure and sent directly to Imerman Angels by Firstgiving, who will email you a printable record of your donation. It takes a matter of minutes, is completely secure and you can even leave a message with your donation.

Another equally important opportunity for you to contribute is by sharing this link with the contacts in your network, as people are the foundation and driving force of our organization. The more funds we raise and the more people that know about our mission and service, the more people we can help and inspire.

THANK YOU so much in advance for your support this year! If you know anyone who is touched by cancer, remember to please send them to http://www.imermanangels.org to get connected.

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To This Fundraiser

$10,367

MONEY RAISED
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  • Christopher Pilat

    $1,000

  • George Kaleh

     

  • Anna Gutteridge

    $100

  • Tina

    $100

  • Rebecca Levitan

    $100

  • Paul Schiano

     

  • Matt Perry

     

  • Jay Mercandetti

     

  • Chris Cho

    $100

  • Matt Terpstra

     

  • Eteri Zaslavsky

    $100

  • Laurie & Charli

    $50

  • Leanne (Clark) Head

    $25

  • Shannon Katcher

    $50

  • The Hill Family

    $250

  • Joe, Leigh, and Lucy Shea

     

  • Rich and Rita Carlson

    $100

  • Rynell Cook

    $25

  • Chuck, Sana, Ayla

    $200

  • Gilberts

     

  • Gregory and Roxanne Pilat

     

  • Sam Allmendinger

     

  • Eric Roth

     

  • Marcus Giancaterino

    $100

  • Michael and Mollie Cohen

    $118

  • Katherine Moran

    $50

  • Kristian P

     

  • Winnie Seung

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • nannette edwards

     

  • Jordan Flanzraich

     

  • PJ Doyle

     

  • Dave Gordon

    $250

  • Tom MacDonald

    $1,034

  • Buddywig & Jpoper

    $500

  • Smith Daley

     

  • Kyle Schwarber

     

  • Lucky Lefty

    $250

  • iron ball mcginty

    $100

  • Marty Morrison

     

  • Raul

    $100

  • Harry Kramer

    $100

  • Fartrell Cluggins

     

  • Leah

     

  • Darrell Graf

     

  • Luke Erlandson

    $50

  • Jeff Altenau

    $250

  • The Vandliks

     

  • Jack Murrel

    $100

  • Rebecca Rostrup

    $100

  • Ian Russell

     

  • Paul Vanderslice

    $1,000

  • Small Michael

    $500

  • The Cohns

    $100

  • Jayne and Mike Flinn

    $100

  • Jordan Korinis

     

  • Jennifer Pilat

     

  • Mike LoStracco

     

  • Bill Stewart

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Connor Corrigan

     

  • Karnes

    $20

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The Team: $76,540 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

James Simmons

Amount Raised

$12,000

 

400% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Pilat

Amount Raised

$10,367

Fundraiser Title

Nishant Kapur

Amount Raised

$8,900

 

297% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Charles Ochman

Amount Raised

$7,485

Fundraiser Title

Michael Trenouth

Amount Raised

$5,411

Fundraiser Title

Jared Karson

Amount Raised

$4,391

Fundraiser Title

Christine Alvarado

Amount Raised

$4,000

 

100% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sasha Soyfer

Amount Raised

$3,345

 

112% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Karnes

Karnes

DONATION: $20

You da man 2 years ago

Connor Corrigan

Connor Corrigan

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Bill Stewart

Bill Stewart

2 years ago

Mike LoStracco

Mike LoStracco

2 years ago

Jennifer Pilat

Jennifer Pilat

You're amazing buddy! So proud of you! 2 years ago

Jordan Korinis

Jordan Korinis

2 years ago

Jayne and Mike Flinn

Jayne and Mike Flinn

DONATION: $100

thanks for being such a great support to Jack! good luck today! 2 years ago

The Cohns

The Cohns

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Small Michael

Small Michael

DONATION: $500

In memory of your ball 2 years ago