Dear friends and family,
This year on November 1st 2015, I will be running the NYC Marathon for charity in honor and memory of my father Alan Taragano. I have always wanted to participate in this event. My dad ran the NYC marathon and completed it which inhances my willingness and motivation to complete this task.
My father Alan was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in July 2007 and passed away on January 8th 2008 from this disease. As many of you knew him, my father Alan was an extraordinary person. He brought a sense of peace, happiness, strength, and a willingness to live life to the fullest to all the people that he encountered.
The team I will be running with is the DeGregorio Family Foundation ( a cancer research center specifically for esophageal and stomach cancers ). I am hoping that you can help me towards my fundraising goal of $2,500 which will allow me entry into the race. All proceeds donated in my behalf will go directly to this charity.
Although I am running in honor of my father, I would also like to dedicate this race to my Grandfather Sam Taragano ( who ran the NYC Marathon 3 times), my uncle Mark Reiss, Stewart Stoller and Abel Lajterman. All who passed away from cancer and will be in my heart forever.
Please help and donate any amount you feel comfortable. Thank you for the support! I look forward to taking on this challenge and hope to bring a brighter future in finding a cure for these cancers.
Love you all,
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