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HELP LEV BEAT LUNG CANCER

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THE STORY:

I can't explain what it was, but the end of last year I was feeling goal-deprived. I entered the NYC half marathon on a whim, and once I found out I was selected, I skeptically rose to a challenge my body had not endured for years. Given this opportunity, I'd like to dedicate my training and the race to two close warriors in my life - high school and college friend, Jill Costello, and my Uncle Peter. Both were victims of this terrible disease, and for them, I quit smoking and started running.

Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer, claiming more lives than breast, prostate, colon, liver, melanoma, and kidney cancer combined. Due to its stigma associated with smoking, the disease remains underfunded and the survival rate remains stagnant.  80 percent of newly diagnosed Lung Cancer patients either never smoked or quit  
 smoking decades ago. The underfunding of Lung Cancer research has kept its survival rate as low as it was in 1971, while breast cancer and lung cancer have reached an 89% and 99% survival rate, respectively. This disease needs our attention.  PLEASE HELP ME BEAT LUNG CANCER.

And for those who aren't familiar with Jill Costello's story or cause, please watch this MSNBC interview on Jill's legacy and read the inspiring Sport's Illustrated article:
 http://video.msnbc.msn.com/mitchell-reports/47119397#47119397    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1178822/index.htm  
Her resilience and determination is saintly and continue to inspire me.

$1,350

MONEY RAISED
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  • Claire McGovern

    $50

  • Paul Toboni

    $50

  • Maggie Eisenberg Loves Lev

    $50

  • Jacqueline loves Lev too PFH!!!

    $50

  • Ethan Alderman

    $20

  • Michelle Koike

    $50

  • Natalya DeRobertis-Theye

     

  • Christina Ren

     

  • Chris Eldemir

    $150

  • Rob Nelson

    $50

  • Lina Ochman

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Felicia Liang

     

  • Gianna Toboni

    $100

  • Mary Ma

    $50

  • Aline Jalalian

    $50

  • Alex Watkins

    $50

  • Lev Eldemir

    $100

  • Hilary Lapping

     

  • Molly Harrington

    $100

  • CHRISTINA BARBERINI

     

  • Sherri Oakley

    $50

  • Dylan Westhoff

    $75

  • Zoe Unruh

     

  • Mary Costello, Jill's mom

     

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Donor Comments

Mary Costello, Jill's mom

Mary Costello, Jill's mom

In memory of your friend, Jill 5 years ago

Zoe Unruh

Zoe Unruh

Good luck! Kick ass. 5 years ago

Dylan Westhoff

Dylan Westhoff

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

Sherri Oakley

Sherri Oakley

DONATION: $50

GO LEV! 5 years ago

CHRISTINA BARBERINI

CHRISTINA BARBERINI

5 years ago

Molly Harrington

Molly Harrington

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Hilary Lapping

Hilary Lapping

5 years ago

Lev Eldemir

Lev Eldemir

DONATION: $100

In memory of Jill, my Uncle Peter, and to finding a cure!! 5 years ago

Alex Watkins

Alex Watkins

DONATION: $50

Go Lev!!! 5 years ago

Aline Jalalian

Aline Jalalian

DONATION: $50

5 years ago