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Katie Oppo Research Fund

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THE STORY:

I am running in memory of Katherine Rose Oppo, a 19 year-old-young woman who lost her life to a rare form of Ovarian Cancer.

In August 2010, prior to starting her sophomore year at Johns Hopkins University, Katie was diagnosed with Stage IV Hypercalcemic Small Cell Ovarian Carcinoma . At 19 years old, when your life is just beginning, can you imagine being faced with an extremely rare and life threatening disease? Katie was an intelligent, determined and courageous person whose dream was to become a physician. She was shocked by the lack of knowledge about her rare disease.While she endured intensive chemotherapy under the care of several outstanding physicians, Katie continued to maintain a positive outlook and counter each obstacle with dignity and grace.

On April 11, 2011, after valiantly battling her illness for eight months, Katie left this world without ever giving up hope. She had a unique impact on all who were fortunate enough to have known her, as well as those who only knew her through her story. It is her wish that we shed light on this rare and life threatening disease. Your contributions will be put towards fulfilling Katie’s dream.

The Katie Oppo Research Fund, a 501c3 non-profit organization, was set up to do what Katie wanted, which was to fight back against this disease and be dedicated to raising funds for research of  HYPERCALCEMIC SMALL CELL OVARIAN CARCINOMA and other forms of Ovarian Cancer. Proceeds go directly into the research fund and are given to cancer research institutions and individual researchers.

To learn more please visit: http://www.teamkatieoppo.org/

My name is Kevin Byrne. Katie Oppo was one of my daughter Emma's best friends, and I have decided to run the 2012 New York City Marathon in Katie's memory and to raise money for The Katie Oppo Research Fund.

I will meet my goal if we can raise just $1.00 per mile from 1000 people! Please help us get there and help Team Katie! (Of course any larger donations are very welcome and will help us reach our goal sooner!).

Thank you so much for donating! Without your support, our vision would not be possible!

 

 

 

 

$5,149

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $27

  • liz o

    $52

  • erica jun

    $25

  • From Japan

    $27

  • Shelina Kassam

    $52

  • buddy z

    $260

  • Taylor Watson

    $27

  • Jes Jeang

     

  • BMCC

    $100

  • Brian Raymond

    $53

  • Jafar

    $20

  • SLoan

    $28

  • Sarah

    $20

  • Suzanna

    $26

  • Jaime Rose

    $15

  • Anonymous

     

  • Carlo & Barbara

    $100

  • Sherry B

    $50

  • Pat O'Keefe

    $100

  • Sally C

     

  • Cremer

    $50

  • Deb and John Kucharczyk

    $200

  • Amy Watson

     

  • Donna McIntosh

    $50

  • Catherine Weigel

     

  • Hesse family

    $25

  • The GUnzburg

    $100

  • Dave and Cami

     

  • Carol and Jack Donahue

    $100

  • Mary and Pat Hayes

    $50

  • Theana Iordanou

    $50

  • Nick Christopher

    $50

  • Larson

    $100

  • Ryan Family

    $260

  • Irene and George Laz

    $50

  • Patricia Byrne

    $100

  • Kevin Ondrey

    $35

  • Anne Cowan

    $50

  • The Diamonds

    $300

  • The Scrobe Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $26

  • The Haratunian Family

    $52

  • nora loschiavo

    $100

  • leroy nickawampus

    $314

  • Kimberly Stein

    $50

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20% Raised of $26,200 Goal

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The Team: $5,149 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Kevin Byrne

Amount Raised

$2,655

 

10% Raised of $26,200 Goal

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Bryn Watson

Amount Raised

$1,659

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Emma Byrne

Amount Raised

$541

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Angelika iordanou

Amount Raised

$150

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Andrew Oppo

Amount Raised

$144

Donor Comments

Kimberly Stein

Kimberly Stein

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

leroy nickawampus

leroy nickawampus

DONATION: $314

4 years ago

nora loschiavo

nora loschiavo

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

The Haratunian Family

The Haratunian Family

DONATION: $52

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $26

fighting ovarian cancer! 5 years ago

The Scrobe Family

The Scrobe Family

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

The Diamonds

The Diamonds

DONATION: $300

5 years ago

Anne Cowan

Anne Cowan

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Kevin Ondrey

Kevin Ondrey

DONATION: $35

5 years ago

Patricia Byrne

Patricia Byrne

DONATION: $100

5 years ago