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The Nick Freitag Memorial Foundation's Fundraiser:

Find a Cure for Melanoma

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The Nick Freitag Memorial Foundation

THE STORY:

Nick Freitag didn't believe in giving up. Inspired by his bravery and determination, the Nick Freitag Memorial Foundation will continue to fight melanoma. The mission of our foundation is two-fold. First, we will fund research to find a cure for metastatic melanoma; a disease that destroyed the life of a beloved son and brother in just over a year. Second, we will honor Nick's determination and spirit by continuing the fight in his name.

Nick was born in Michigan City, Indiana on April 7, 1979 and was a graduate of Michigan City High School, Princeton University and Georgetown Law School. He exemplified an honorable and selfless person who demonstrated pride, loyalty, mental and physical toughness, and determination. Those who were privileged to know Nick had a beautiful friend who truly believed, “Be happy every day.”

He was a practicing attorney when diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in the summer of 2012. No visible signs were evident as Nick ran, swam, boxed and skied. On July 2, 2013, Nick lost his battle against melanoma, but kept hope alive even in his last days.

Our fight to find a cure continues in his honor.  Please help us continue Nick's fight!

Melanoma Quick Facts:

Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer and one of the most deadly known cancers.

In ages 15–29, melanoma is the second most common cancer, with the incidence of people under 30 developing melanoma increasing faster than in any other demographic group.

There are few effective treatment options for advanced melanoma and though some patients see a remission, still no cure. The 5 year survival rate for stage 4 patients is only 15%.

It is the fastest growing cancer in the United States and worldwide. Every eight minutes, someone in the United States will be given a melanoma diagnosis and every hour of every day someone will die from the disease.

The Melanoma Research Foundation:

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma.

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$34,326

MONEY RAISED
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  • Susan Baise

     

  • Penny Priest

    $100

  • Adam and Brooke Sorensen

    $100

  • J.R. and Tiffany Sauder

     

  • Don Dobes

     

  • Fred Alcaro & Family

    $50

  • Jill and Jay Branson

    $25

  • jamie feinberg

     

  • Marc Brodherson & Sarah Ryan

    $100

  • Zach and Kelly Hesselbaum

     

  • Stan & Karen Steiger

    $100

  • Princeton Football

    $150

  • Dave & Chris Cheatham

    $100

  • Nathan Podsakoff

     

  • Briarleaf Men's Club

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • John & Tracy Allen

    $100

  • Byron & Ann Schreeg

    $100

  • Genevieve & Jerry Allen

    $200

  • Eric and Kris Miller

    $200

  • Melissa Heitmann

    $25

  • Lynn & Diane Haverstock

     

  • Beth Brandon Arenella

    $100

  • Triecia and Bobby Roberts

     

  • Carl & Carol (Warheit) Henderson

    $200

  • Larkin Postles Jago

    $50

  • Eva and John Turner

    $200

  • The Shuck Family

     

  • Rick and Elizabeth Dekker

    $100

  • Ranga Sourirajan

    $200

  • Lauren and Brian Beem

    $100

  • Mark V Fautsch

    $250

  • Chad Steinke

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Peter & Mina Ferguson

    $250

  • Brian JG Lachance

    $511

  • Tim and Diane Newman

    $50

  • Dag Kittlaus

    $1,000

  • In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Pat and Bob Giesler

     

  • Barb & Dan Steinke, Roger & Connie Farley, Janene & Robert Peo, Michael & J

    $425

  • The Dabagia Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jack & Jean Seyring

    $50

  • Kathleen Dodson-Smith and CraIg Smith

    $100

  • Ken and Marianne Dowdy

    $50

  • Jim and John Laughlin-Leinweber

    $500

  • Monica & Rob Breslow

    $1,500

  • Weninger-Scott Families

    $250

  • Kurt and Beth Phillips

    $50

  • The Phillip Doran family

    $250

  • Blair Mestl Ritchie

    $250

  • Amal and Michael Aquino

     

  • Jessica & Jonathan Luick

    $500

  • Robert and Beverly Gallagher

    $100

  • Pam Sholl

    $25

  • Kent and Judy Lange

    $50

  • Joel and Sheri Frette

    $50

  • Pamela Johnson

     

  • Paul and Faye Sittig

    $50

  • Tempa

    $25

  • Don and Krista Nelson

    $30

  • Sandra Kedo

    $1,000

  • Scott & Katy Bachmann

     

  • Rob and Judie

    $100

  • Meg (Robinson) Keslosky

     

  • Happy Birthday!

    $25

  • Pete and Laura Higdon Sandall

     

  • Kelly Silvey

     

  • Kirsten Solberg

     

  • Chris Henry

     

  • Brian Bar

    $100

  • Dylan & Jacqui Rusboldt

    $100

  • Gina Schiavone Taylor

    $25

  • Peter Ferguson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ross and Kara Tucker

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rob and Judie

     

  • Kirsten Solberg

     

  • Kimberly Borden

     

  • Jim, Nic, Celia, Anisa

    $25

  • Stephanie Doster-Thomas

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Strahs Family

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • JW & Alison Hoover

     

  • Dr. and Mrs. David W. Miller

     

  • Nan and Larry Hacker

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bridgette Crowe & Jordan Gallas

     

  • Bart and Kathryn De La Barre

     

  • Ian & Molly

    $200

  • The Freitag Family

    $100

  • Jean Obarr

    $100

  • Emily, Allen, Chelsea & Felix

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • In Loving Memory of Ralph and Dorothy Grams

    $25

  • Betty and Richard Brewe

    $100

  • Scott Bachmann / Katy Phoun

     

  • Melissa and Josh Foltz

    $100

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46% Raised of $75,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Melissa and Josh Foltz

Melissa and Josh Foltz

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Scott Bachmann / Katy Phoun

Scott Bachmann / Katy Phoun

Nick's life may have been too short, but the memories of him have no doubt continued on and will long outlive his days. We miss him! 2 years ago

Betty and Richard Brewe

Betty and Richard Brewe

DONATION: $100

Tribute to Ian and Molly 2 years ago

In Loving Memory of Ralph and Dorothy Grams

In Loving Memory of Ralph and Dorothy Grams

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In support of Tony and all brothers. 3 years ago

Emily, Allen, Chelsea & Felix

Emily, Allen, Chelsea & Felix

Ian & Molly, Congratulations! Sending lots of love & wishes of health & happiness your way! 3 years ago

Jean Obarr

Jean Obarr

DONATION: $100

Ian and Molly, I was thrilled to be at your celebration and applaud your decision to spread your happiness in this way. 3 years ago

The Freitag Family

The Freitag Family

DONATION: $100

Ian and Molly, thank you for honoring Nick in this special way. We love you both and are so happy to have been part of your wedding day. Jeff, Jane, Tony and Randi 3 years ago

Ian & Molly

Ian & Molly

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Bart and Kathryn De La Barre

Bart and Kathryn De La Barre

Congratulations , Ian and Molly! What a wonderful way to make your special day even more special. 3 years ago