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Carol Kaminskas' Fundraiser:

Labrecque/LUNGevity Run as One

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Carol Kaminskas

THE STORY:

On November 6, I will be running the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon in order to raise money for Run As One, a joint venture between the Thomas G. Labrecque Foundation and LUNGevity, non-profit organizations dedicated to preventing lung cancer through research and awareness.  I have made a commitment to raise a minimum of $3000 for this particular cause that I hold close to my heart.

Earlier this year, my mother was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.  She has lived a healthy, active life style and is a lifelong non-smoker.  She is currently undergoing treatment.  I am running this marathon in her honor. 

Most people do not know that 60% of newly diagnosed lung cancer cases are of people who have never smoked or have quit smoking.  Lung cancer is responsible for the most cancer deaths for both men and women, more than breast, prostate, colorectal cancers and melanoma combined.  However, it receives the least amount of funding per death, only $1,829 compared to $23,474 for breast cancer.  Over 50% of new cases are diagnosed at a very late stage - Stage III or IV, when treatment options are limited.  The 5-year survival rate at those stages is less than 15%, while the 5-year survival rate for breast cancer has reached 88%.   This could be prevented if early detection tools were available.  Lung cancer is a battle, but together we can fight it.

All donations are tax deductible and will be going directly to the Thomas G. Labrecque Foundation and LUNGevity.  To learn more visit their websites at tglfoundation.com and LUNGevity.org.  If you want to donate by check, please make checks payable to "TGL Foundation" and either give to me or mail to me at 390 Hooper St 6E, Brooklyn, NY 11211.  I will send all checks I receive to the Thomas G. Labrecque Foundation directly. 

Thank you for supporting me and this wonderful cause!

$3,195

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lavesini

    $25

  • Catherine Hubbs

    $100

  • Silvy

    $100

  • Isa Maza

    $100

  • Andres

    $25

  • Gaby Pomar

     

  • Kristine Kaminskas

     

  • Alette Rivera

    $150

  • Andreina Espina

    $25

  • Sam

    $25

  • Eric Johnson

    $20

  • Doris & Rick

    $200

  • Rob and Barbara

    $100

  • Steve & Sue

    $50

  • Melody

    $50

  • Kathleen and Bryan Day

    $100

  • Joseph Caruso

    $250

  • John Kaminskas

    $1,000

  • Charles Chiodo

    $300

  • Polly & Bryan

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Saidelis Mejia

     

  • Suyen Fernandez

     

  • Cristine Befanis

    $50

  • Cameron Chung

    $75

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107% Raised of$3,000 Goal

The Team: $68,535 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

THOMAS G LABRECQUE FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$9,351

Fundraiser Title

Colette Rabacs

Amount Raised

$7,029

 

234% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Vance

Amount Raised

$5,100

 

170% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Susy Stovin

Amount Raised

$4,940

 

165% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Rooney

Amount Raised

$4,853

 

108% Raised of$4,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joseph Mondello

Amount Raised

$3,917

 

131% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stacey Tashjian

Amount Raised

$3,280

 

109% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carol Kaminskas

Amount Raised

$3,195

 

107% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Cameron Chung

Cameron Chung

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Cristine Befanis

Cristine Befanis

DONATION: $50

So proud of you! I know you will do great! 2 years ago

Suyen Fernandez

Suyen Fernandez

Good luck Carol! Can't wait to cheer you on. Love you! 2 years ago

Saidelis Mejia

Saidelis Mejia

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

I hear you make an awesome walnut and coffee cake. 2 years ago

Polly & Bryan

Polly & Bryan

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Charles Chiodo

Charles Chiodo

DONATION: $300

2 years ago

John Kaminskas

John Kaminskas

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

Kathleen and Bryan Day

Kathleen and Bryan Day

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Joseph Caruso

Joseph Caruso

DONATION: $250

2 years ago