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Kathleen Finzel's Fundraiser:

Melanoma Foundation of New England Boston 2015

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Kathleen Finzel

THE STORY:

I am honored to have been chosen to be a member of the Melanoma Foundation of New England running team.  I am relatively new to running, but ever since lacing up my first pair of running shoes it quickly became a passion of mine. I only have one marathon under my belt, but I am super excited to make the 2015 Boston Marathon my second! I will be running with my baby sister who is a very strong runner and always helpful with training advice and encouragement. 26.2 miles feels just a little less daunting with her by my side! (or more likely a few miles ahead of me)

Why the Melanoma Foundation? My family lost my Dad to this devastating disease at the age of 71.  It was a very short time from initial diagnosis and surgery to a follow up study establishing metastatic disease.  It was only 2 short months after this that we lost my Dad.  I want to support the work of the Foundation as it provides resources to patients and their families and provides educational programs aimed at prevention and early detection. 

The statistics regarding melanoma are stunning; melanoma is the second most common cancer diagnosis ages 15-29 and the most common cancer in women ages 25-32. As a member of the medical profession, I feel the educational mission of MFNE is critical. Other than family history, unprotected sun exposure is the most important risk factor. In my work, I interact with many young athletes and this is a group it is especially important to make aware of this risk. Additionally, professional skin checks remain very important. I myself have had 2 non melanoma skin cancers diagnosed in areas I was not even concerned about. As with most malignancies, the early diagnosis of melanoma improves the chances of a successful outcome.

     If you are interested in donating, here are some price points for you to consider although we will accept anything. 

$26.20—One dollar a mile.  It’s the least I can do for such a good cause.

$52.40—Two dollars a mile, because that’s a lot of miles and my knees are aching just thinking about it.

$100—I hate running, but I’ll support her doing it level. 

$250—The Boston Strong! and melanoma stinks level

$500 (and above!)--  I suffered through all those years of med school or law school or school in general so I could support Kathleen in this moment level. 

To all who are reading this, I thank you for your interest in supporting me for this worthy cause.  A donation of any size will help reach our fundraising goal, so click that orange button!

 

$10,514

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Kara

    $26

  • Christine Cass

    $75

  • Ted Miller

    $100

  • The Sidwells

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $750

  • The Sapienza's

    $100

  • Don and Jean Henninger

    $20

  • Bart and Sally Finzel

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Richard & Linda Klein

    $52

  • Lois and Bill Weiner

    $250

  • Chris and Richard Hallion

    $100

  • Tara Harper

    $30

  • Barbara and daughters

    $300

  • Cahill

    $100

  • Heather Robinson

    $25

  • Andrew C. Hecht M.D.

    $360

  • Elizabeth Andrei

    $25

  • Lertora Family

    $50

  • Steven Case

    $250

  • Marcia

    $326

  • Debbie & Wayne Olson

    $200

  • Brandon & Kelly Finzel

    $100

  • Joanne Llano

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Edward Zhou

    $20

  • The Rine Family

    $50

  • Donna Galluccio

    $26

  • Marie Pappas

    $25

  • Crolyn P. Hyatt

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Sevdinoglou family

    $50

  • Krissy Cavero

    $26

  • John & Lynda Burkhart

    $50

  • Judy & John Hinsch

     

  • Goves

     

  • David and Judy Lloyd

    $50

  • Karen and Paul Beebee

    $20

  • Nanette Wachter & Kelvin Nahrwold

    $170

  • Rod Finzel

    $1,000

  • The Tannenbaum Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Philip Henry Mark

    $25

  • Tony and Lorraine Langan

    $50

  • Stacey Case

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Holly and Dave Mills

    $100

  • Marcia Blacksin & Mitch Rubinstein

    $100

  • Barry & Muriel

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Your Cousin in Omaha

    $25

  • Don and Romoma Finzel

    $200

  • Susan Hirschfeld Mohr

    $100

  • The Neri Family

    $300

  • Ferretti Family

     

  • Patricia Roche

    $50

  • Ian and Laura Harris

    $25

  • Jessica Lastig

    $50

  • Nancy and Gary Wohlberg

    $100

  • Hong and David

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Colin Case

    $75

  • Patti George

    $30

  • Bonnie and William Doster

    $200

  • Debbie & Rob Barnikel

    $75

  • Tricia & Martin Hakker

    $100

  • Sue

    $500

  • Patricia Roche

    $50

  • The Fierstein Family

    $500

  • Mary malone

    $50

  • The Schwartz Family

    $300

  • Mariel Eliza

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Barry and Shari

    $100

  • Inna Postolov

    $52.40

  • Scott Koenig

    $100

  • Roy and Louise Nyffeler

    $50

  • Lauralee Quinlan

    $25

  • Sylvia Wein

    $50

  • Linda Moore

    $50

  • Rina Caprarella

    $100

  • Peyton Hays

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Man-Zel Studio, Inc.

    $20

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88% Raised of $12,000 Goal

The Team: $390,360 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Tyler Baldwin

Amount Raised

$43,041

Fundraiser Title

Robin Travers

Amount Raised

$23,720

 

91% Raised of $26,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jack O'Donnell

Amount Raised

$21,828

 

109% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eric Harthun

Amount Raised

$20,245

 

135% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

tracy Cockerham

Amount Raised

$18,570

 

74% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul Gourley

Amount Raised

$17,307

 

104% Raised of $16,617 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brigitte Spillane

Amount Raised

$16,171

 

124% Raised of $13,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marc Badia

Amount Raised

$15,545

 

155% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Man-Zel Studio, Inc.

Man-Zel Studio, Inc.

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Peyton Hays

Peyton Hays

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Rina Caprarella

Rina Caprarella

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Linda Moore

Linda Moore

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Sylvia Wein

Sylvia Wein

DONATION: $50

Good luck Dr Finzel, 2 years ago

Lauralee Quinlan

Lauralee Quinlan

DONATION: $25

WAY TO GO DR FINZEL!!!!! 2 years ago

Roy and Louise Nyffeler

Roy and Louise Nyffeler

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Scott Koenig

Scott Koenig

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Inna Postolov

Inna Postolov

DONATION: $52.40

2 years ago