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Melanoma Education Foundation NYC 2017

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BENEFITING: MELANOMA EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC

ORGANIZER: MELANOMA EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC

EVENT: 2017 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 05, 2017

DAYS TO GO: 132

Colleen Clare-Coen

THE STORY:

I am so excited to run the NYC Marathon on November 5th this year in honor of my Dad and the Melanoma Education Foundation. I will be running with a Team of three other runners from the Melanoma Education Foundation. 

Eight months ago my Dad began having unexplained seizures. He went through many hospital visits and neurological exams until a tumor was finally discovered on the Parietal Lobe of his brain. Mass General Hospital ended up diagnosing my Dad with Stage IV Melanoma which had metastasized to his brain. For many late stage Melanoma patients it is too late when it spreads to major organs and inoperable areas. My Dad was lucky enough to have the tumor removed and he is being treated with Immunotherapy which is continuing to shrink his tumors and hopefully he will be cancer free over the next six months. 

Many patients of all ages are not this lucky. In fact, Melanoma can be much more aggressive in younger patients which was another driving force for me to choose the Melanoma Education Foundation as my charity of choice. The family that founded this wonderful organization lost their 24 year old son Dan Fine in 1996 to Melanoma. You can read Dan's story at www.skincheck.org as well as educate yourself about Melanoma and the importance of annual skin checks with a Dermatologist, warning signs, photos and lesson plans for schools to educate students about Melanoma. The more we educate ourselves the more we can prevent this deadly disease. 

Thank you so much in advance. Any support is truly appreciated. 

Sincerely, 

Colleen Clare-Coen

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$1,150

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  • Shannon and Cameron

    $25

  • Paige Moore

     

  • Catherine Brewer

    $100

  • Thomas Burke

    $25

  • Chrissy

    $500

  • Kevin Cafferty

    $100

  • Dorothy Cafferty

    $100

  • Catherine

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33% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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The Team: $7,902 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Cheryl Ritter

Amount Raised

$4,427

 

126% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Joshua Rennels

Amount Raised

$2,175

 

62% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Colleen Clare-Coen

Amount Raised

$1,150

 

33% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Derek Graver

Amount Raised

$150

 

4% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Patrick MacAdie

Patrick MacAdie

3 days ago

Catherine

Catherine

DONATION: $100

1 week ago

Dorothy Cafferty

Dorothy Cafferty

DONATION: $100

1 week ago

Kevin Cafferty

Kevin Cafferty

DONATION: $100

1 week ago

Chrissy

Chrissy

DONATION: $500

1 month ago

Thomas Burke

Thomas Burke

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Catherine Brewer

Catherine Brewer

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Paige Moore

Paige Moore

Colleen you are amazing!!! 2 months ago

Shannon and Cameron

Shannon and Cameron

DONATION: $25

Love you Coll! 2 months ago