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David Berry's Fundraiser:

2014 Ironman Lake Placid

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BENEFITING: Brain Tumor Society

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR CAUSE 2014

David Berry

THE STORY:

I'm racing for a kid named Connor -- a little guy who had a big bad brain tumor.  A little over a year ago, when Connor was just 21 months old he was diagnosed with an extremely rare brain cancer.  He then underwent a 7-hour brain tumor re-sectioning surgery at Hasbro Childrens Hospital in Providence, RI. His amazing neurosurgeon was able to remove all but a small inoperable portion of the racquet ball-sized tumor and Connor was enrolled in special clinical trial to treat this aggressive cancer, which was known to be a virtual death sentence.  Despite facing many challenges, Connor continues to be a happy little guy, who exhibits the bravery and never-give-up attitude that earned him the Honey Badger nickname. 

Last year I raced Ironman Lake Placid.  I wasn't counting, but it took me 14 hour 39 minutes and 54 seconds.  During that time, I thought about a lot of things.  One of those thoughts was about how fortunate I was for my family.   I also thought about Connor and how hard he has fought and about his parents. 

I'm heading back to Lake Placid this year to race again, and for some reason I'm compelled to do more than train, race, and think.  So, I joined with the Ironman Foundation and committed to raise money for the Brain Tumor Society.  By doing this I hope to honor the Connor's incredible courage and to help people who are fighting to survive a brain tumor.  

Today, nearly 700,000 Americans are living with a primary brain tumor, and 69,000 more will be diagnosed this year. With no available cure and limited treatment options, brain tumors dramatically impact the quality of life for all those affected.  The National Brain Tumor Society’s strategic initiatives and funded programs aim to improve an understanding of all brain tumors to transform research into new and effective treatments, as quickly as possible. To achieve these goals, they foster collaboration and improvements within all facets of the drug discovery and development landscape including the private sector, government, and academia; and invest wisely in key research poised to deliver results.  They are the largest nonprofit dedicated to the brain tumor community in the United States, and they say that they won't rest until a cure exists.

My fundraising goal is to raise $10 for each mile.  I have paid for the race and the hotel, so this is not a fundraiser to off set my expenses.  Its just to help people like the Connor who are racing a very different kind of Ironman.  

$776

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $101

  • Dolly Tolson

    $50

  • Larry & Georgia

    $100

  • JACKIE GRIFFIN

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Edward J Burke

    $20

  • Charlotte

    $50

  • Paula Conru and Kip Knudson

    $100

  • Dolly Tolson

    $50

  • Roubaix Rider

    $150

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55% Raised of $1,406 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $17,569 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Sam Karliner

Amount Raised

$6,105

 

170% Raised of $3,600 Goal

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Barbara Davis

Amount Raised

$3,050

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Caroline Godfrey

Amount Raised

$2,841

 

142% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dan Williams

Amount Raised

$2,100

 

105% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Cassimatis

Amount Raised

$1,902

 

63% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Berry

Amount Raised

$776

 

55% Raised of $1,406 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ann Rowley

Amount Raised

$575

 

29% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Michael Reiser

Amount Raised

$125

 

6% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Roubaix Rider

Roubaix Rider

DONATION: $150

4 years ago

Dolly Tolson

Dolly Tolson

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Paula Conru and Kip Knudson

Paula Conru and Kip Knudson

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Charlotte

Charlotte

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Edward J Burke

Edward J Burke

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

JACKIE GRIFFIN

JACKIE GRIFFIN

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Larry & Georgia

Larry & Georgia

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Dolly Tolson

Dolly Tolson

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $101

5 years ago