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Joe's 2017 NYC Marathon Fundraiser For Stomp The Monster

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THE STORY:

After being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Seth Grumet was fortunate to have the tremendous support of his extended family and network of friends. However, while going through his treatment, he noticed that many of the patients alongside him did not have the same support system. So, he set out to create one. In 2010, Grumet founded “STOMP The Monster,” a non-profit organization that addresses important quality of life issues for patients undergoing cancer treatment. The organization provides financial support through gift cards that can be used for groceries, gas, taxis, utility and rent bills, and, helps with Medigap payments to keep treatment going. These costs that are alongside medical bills, but not covered by insurance, are often the forgotten burden of a medical crisis, and add anxiety and insecurity to an already difficult situation. Grumet says, “All those in treatment with me were the true inspiration to form the foundation. Their strength and determination, shown through the toughest times, are the reasons STM is able to continue to grow.” With the time and energy given by volunteers and the support of donors, STM has distributed more than $1,500,000 to more than 3,200 patients and their families. In 2016 alone they distributed $337,000 to 804 patients. I was privileged to be Seth's physical therapist while he was hospitalized for his second stem cell transplant in 2012. In 2014 I ran the NYC Marathon for the 1st time and raised $6,295 for STM. As I turned 60 this year, I continued to be inspired by Seth's energy, tenacity, generosity and spirit and decided to run again and raise even more funds for this truly awesome cause! Here is a link for a video that provides a closer look at some of the ways that “STOMP The Monster” has made a difference in peoples’ lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZHusQP1KmA.

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To This Fundraiser

$3,796

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joe Russo

    $250

  • Marilyn Russo

    $250

  • Delia

    $100

  • Eli

    $250

  • Leon & Joan

    $100

  • Dr Steven M. Alter

    $100

  • Barbara Ames

    $50

  • Yokasta Espaillat

     

  • Chanie

    $36

  • Leo Fleischauer

    $100

  • Michael O'Dell, MD

     

  • Jess Lebduska

    $25

  • Dana Zappetti

     

  • Richard Furman

    $100

  • Dan & Joanna

    $100

  • Tsiporah Shore

    $100

  • Stu S

     

  • David Schroeder

    $25

  • Therese Zdanowicz

    $50

  • Dory Hottensen

    $100

  • Janine

    $50

  • Susanna Yerman

    $25

  • Max and Aly

    $100

  • Gisela Figueroa & Andrew Otero

    $50

  • Beach Silver

    $25

  • ginger perowsky

    $50

  • Vardit Gilor and Maya Lender

    $100

  • Randi Blanco

    $25

  • eva flores

     

  • Donna and Howie Schwartz

     

  • Mary Beth Collins

    $100

  • Jim P/David F

    $50

  • Ken Collins

    $100

  • James Ferguson and Joan Katz

    $100

  • Esther Adler and Gary Kessler

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Vickey Patel

    $100

  • Holly Batistick

    $50

  • Shannon Clary

     

  • John & Kristy Katsetos

    $100

  • abraham sanders

     

  • Lisa Shatz

    $25

  • Shalini

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jona

     

  • Joe & Joanne DiStasi

    $100

  • John and Clare

    $100

  • Rosemary Soave

    $50

  • Josh and Judith Lowitz Adler

    $100

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38% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $3,796 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Joe Russo

Amount Raised

$3,646

 

36% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Richard Furman

Amount Raised

$100

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ginger perowsky

Amount Raised

$50

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Ken Collins

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Josh and Judith Lowitz Adler

Josh and Judith Lowitz Adler

DONATION: $100

3 hours ago

Rosemary Soave

Rosemary Soave

DONATION: $50

4 hours ago

John and Clare

John and Clare

DONATION: $100

Forza Joe!!! 2 days ago

Joe & Joanne DiStasi

Joe & Joanne DiStasi

DONATION: $100

2 days ago

Jona

Jona

Good luck, Joe! 7 days ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

7 days ago

Shalini

Shalini

Go Joe, so impressed 2 weeks ago

Lisa Shatz

Lisa Shatz

DONATION: $25

Go Joe and the rest of the team!! You rock! 2 weeks ago

abraham sanders

abraham sanders

2 weeks ago

John & Kristy Katsetos

John & Kristy Katsetos

DONATION: $100

2 weeks ago