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National Ovarian Cancer Coalition - Team Teal

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NYC Marathon Update!
November 19, 2017

Hi All,      I’m getting this out later than planned but wanted to update you on how the marathon went.  The executive summary is: It  See more
David Romero

THE STORY:


On November 5th I'm running the 2017 New York City Marathon as a member of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Team Teal.  I'm running on Team Teal in memory of my grandmother, Elena Chavez, who  passed away in 2006 as a result of ovarian cancer.

Some of my favorite memories of being a kid include spending the holidays at my grandmother's  house while enjoying her delicious food, getting to see how much the people she worked with enjoyed her company when she would walk into the room,  and (especially) listening to her tell stories about her childhood. She was an example of how to be kind, sincere, generous, lighthearted and persistent in the face of difficulty. Needless to say, she had a huge impact on my life and on the lives of many others.

While running the 2016 New York City Marathon, toward the end of the race I found myself  thinking a lot about my grandmother. I thought about what she might  think of my life, my habit of running long distances, the positive impact she had on me and the lives of those around her. Like many who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, hers was detected late. This is  one of the reasons I chose to support NOCC, who's early awareness and education programs directly impact many who are like my grandmother.

Though I can only predict what my grandmother might say about my affinity for running long distances, what I'm sure of is this: I'm honored to be running in her memory this year with Team Teal/NOCC. 

Please consider donating to NOCC via my fundraiser in support of ovarian cancer awareness, education and research. 

David


The mission of the the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) is to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and to improve the quality of life for survivors.  For 25 years, the NOCC has been committed to raising awareness, promoting education and funding research in support of women, families and communities touched by ovarian cancer. 

More than 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and approximately 14,000 women die annually from the disease. Unfortunately, most cases are diagnosed in their later stages when the prognosis is poor. However, if diagnosed and treated early, the five-year survival rate is over 90%. Through national programs and local Chapter initiatives, the NOCC's goal is to make more people aware of the early symptoms of ovarian cancer so that we can make progress in improving ovarian cancer mortality rates.

In addition, the NOCC provides information to assist the newly diagnosed patient, to provide hope to survivors, and to support caregivers. The NOCC also supports and funds critical, cutting-edge ovarian cancer research.

The New York City NOCC Chapter, founded in 2014, is part of a strong network of Tri-State Chapters, which are all working hard to advance the NOCC's mission in our local communities. Our NYC Team Teal will run 26.2 miles on November 5, 2017, and we hope you will consider supporting our runners. All proceeds raised through the TCS New York City Marathon will help us continue to expand the NOCC's programs and provide vital research funding. 

$3,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • David Romero

    $100

  • NATIONAL OVARIAN CANCER COALITION

    $10

  • The Sedas

    $100

  • Paul & Susan Romero

    $75

  • Paul and Susan Romero

    $75

  • Katherine

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Deirdre Worthen

     

  • Annette Chavez

    $100

  • John Nardone

    $25

  • Josh and Carlene

    $100

  • Lori Gilliland

    $50

  • Tom & Kris Hoarty

    $50

  • Bruce and Marie Worthen

    $25

  • Patrick and Mary Hoarty

    $50

  • Nathan Mazon

    $40

  • Dana

    $50

  • Weston Marlow

    $100

  • Kwame Robinson

    $100

  • Collin schwartz

    $35

  • Raymond Wilson

    $25

  • Ray, Marti, & Hannah Silva

    $50

  • Bob & Candy Gilliland

    $50

  • Nicholas Krause

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rob Wood

    $50

  • Ben Lambert

    $50

  • Sheila Horan

    $50

  • Efren Rivera

    $25

  • Anntherese Kornienko

    $50

  • Kate Worthen

    $20

  • Andy Short

    $50

  • Thomas Flynn

    $25

  • Shravan Challapalli

    $10

  • Andrew Black

    $35

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Sanchez Family

    $200

  • The Romero Family

    $500

  • Schipelliti Family

    $25

  • Cathy and Shaun Keller

    $100

  • Carolyn Romero

    $275

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100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $59,160 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Sheridan Bauman

Amount Raised

$12,750

Fundraiser Title

Alex Brown

Amount Raised

$10,070

 

134% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Maureen Kelly Chesky

Amount Raised

$7,505

 

150% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rebecca Trent

Amount Raised

$6,655

 

133% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Angela Kueck

Amount Raised

$5,660

 

189% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hannah McCaffrey

Amount Raised

$3,616

 

121% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Tekavic

Amount Raised

$3,540

 

118% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kara Rumbold

Amount Raised

$3,000

 

100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Carolyn Romero

Carolyn Romero

DONATION: $275

9 months ago

Cathy and Shaun Keller

Cathy and Shaun Keller

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Schipelliti Family

Schipelliti Family

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

The Sanchez Family

The Sanchez Family

DONATION: $200

10 months ago

The Romero Family

The Romero Family

DONATION: $500

10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

Andrew Black

Andrew Black

DONATION: $35

10 months ago

Shravan Challapalli

Shravan Challapalli

DONATION: $10

10 months ago

Thomas Flynn

Thomas Flynn

DONATION: $25

Sgt. Alexander Van Aalten 10 months ago

Andy Short

Andy Short

DONATION: $50

10 months ago