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Christopher Lee's Fundraiser:

Labrecque/LUNGevity Run as One

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May 22, 2016

I invite you to:  Listen to my Aunt Linnea's story (left), Read about my reasons for running (below), Place donations electronically (right),  See more
Christopher Lee

THE STORY:

Help me support my Aunt Linnea and those who live with cancer

I will be running the New York City Marathon to raise money for team Run As One--a joint fundraiser between the Thomas G. Labrecque Foundation and LUNGevity, non-profit organizations dedicated to preventing lung cancer through research and awareness. I chose to support these organizations in particular knowing donations will be used effectively to promote lung cancer awareness and groundbreaking research. I ask you to join me in support.

 

Why I Run

To honor loved ones who passed away from cancer

Who I am today grew in part from my grandmother Sharon, my great-uncle Bob, and several other loved ones who died from cancer after living strong, thoughtful, compassionate lives.

 

To fund research, which has been a lifeline for my aunt Linnea.

In 2005, my aunt Linnea was diagnosed with invasive adenocarcinoma. At one point, she had approximately 33 tumor nodules in her lungs; her cancer was diagnosed as stage IV. While her body responded adversely to certain clinical trials, other clinical trials saved her life. Today, by sharing her story (her blog, outlivinglungcancer.com) and advocating for the importance of clinical trials research, she serves as a exceptional source of inspiration to many, and a source of love and support to her family and close friends.

 

To raise lung cancer awareness

While we must work to prevent and treat all cancers, I chose to focus on lung cancer. Lung cancer remains the leading cancer killer among both men and women in the United States. Furthermore, many don’t realize that more than 60 percent of people newly diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked or have quit smoking. Over 50 percent of new lung cancer cases will be diagnosed at a very late stage—Stage IIIb or IV—when treatment options are limited. Only 15-16% percent of those diagnosed will live more than five years after diagnosis! This could be prevented if an early detection tool was available, and continued research is the key.

 

To support LUNGevity and The Labrecque Foundation

LUNGevity and The Labrecque Foundation remain committed to spreading lung cancer awareness in order to end the stigmas associated with the disease, knowing that greater understanding will bring increased funding. Medical research has enabled women to survive breast cancer and men to survive prostate cancer. The same can be done for lung cancer patients, but only with increased awareness and a greater commitment to funding for critical research.

 

Donate to Support Research

Please give a gift to my New York City Marathon race. Your donation will help make important progress possible and improve the lives of countless patients and families.

With your support, we can continue to make great strides against this disease and many others.

 

Thank you!

 



To Donate: Please use the “Donate” link to donate, see right. Alternatively, if you prefer to write out a check, you may also do so.  Checks should be made out to “TGL Foundation,” and can be sent to my residence: Christopher Lee, 14 ½ Magnolia Ave Apt.#3, Cambridge, MA 02138.

$3,119

MONEY RAISED
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  • Zaw

     

  • David & Wendy

    $500

  • Rachel

    $50

  • Cathy & Gene

    $100

  • Stephanie and Jamie

    $500

  • Sally, Rick and Ella

    $200

  • Deo's mom :)

    $250

  • Wende and Tom

    $250

  • Susan and Richard Halpern

    $100

  • Jim and Christina Fisher

    $50

  • Dale and Sun

    $100

  • Fran and Mark Cress

    $100

  • Rosenblatt/Rosenberg Family

     

  • Dick and Debbie

    $50

  • Jeff Peyraco

    $50

  • Caroline Dodson

     

  • Dianna Mejia

     

  • Tull

    $100

  • Hannah

     

  • Shark

    $50

  • Henry

    $100

  • Annie Neil

    $25

  • John Heninger and Nina DeConcini

    $50

  • Mary and Bob Neil

    $100

  • Scott Rodilitz

    $10

  • Frank and Mary Mirecki

    $100

  • Anne Weiss

    $50

  • Brandon Abasolo

    $50

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104% 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

Brandon Abasolo

Brandon Abasolo

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anne Weiss

Anne Weiss

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Frank and Mary Mirecki

Frank and Mary Mirecki

DONATION: $100

Bob Houck, in remission stage IV 2 years ago

Scott Rodilitz

Scott Rodilitz

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Mary and Bob Neil

Mary and Bob Neil

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

John Heninger and Nina DeConcini

John Heninger and Nina DeConcini

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Annie Neil

Annie Neil

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Henry

Henry

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Shark

Shark

DONATION: $50

Go Chris!!! 2 years ago

Hannah

Hannah

2 years ago