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National Ovarian Cancer Coalition - Team Teal

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September 28, 2017

I have met my goal of 3000 and beyond.. I am so happy and grateful for all the love and donations!!  I will make you all proud and run hard!  See more
Melissa Tekavic

THE STORY:

I am so honored and excited to be running in The 2017 NYC Marathon for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition " Team Teal." Raising money for Ovarian Cancer is especially important to me as I am an Ovarian Cancer SURVIVOR!

Two years ago I was training for my third marathon, and was running a half marathon race when I knew something was wrong. I told my running buddy and best friend Dawn to go ahead. I was tired and I wanted to quit. I finished..wasn't my best. Soon I would find out that I was training for a different marathon. Something was wrong. My legs felt heavy, I felt bloated, I was tired. I think back and had all the classic signs of ovarian cancer. Bloating, Frequent urge to pee, Abdominal pain, Heartburn, Fatigue, and Back Pain. June 30th 2015 I went to surgery and had a totoal abdominal hysterectomy and was told I had Clear Cell Ovarian Cancer. Soon after I recovered from surgery I started my chemotherapy. My support system was amazing. My Husband, son, family and friends. My running buddy would come over in the morning and walk with me.. I wanted to run.. my body didn't. I knew one day I would be back at it..

I am now back at it, running, being a nurse, wife and mom to my 14 year old son. I am currently 18 months out of chemo and ready to rock out this marathon and to do it in NYC for Ovarian Cancer.

So please feel free to donate any amount, share and learn more about Ovarian Cancer, " The Silent Killer"

I am so thankful

Missy Tekavic


Here is the info who I am campaigning for.
They help spread awareness!!
Know the signs!

NATIONAL OVARIAN CANCER COALITION wrote -

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.

$3,540

MONEY RAISED
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  • Melissa Tekavic

    $100

  • Susan Marinac

    $50

  • Tom and Paula

    $30

  • Wendy Somerville

    $100

  • Alli Johns

    $25

  • Tanya Bottaro

     

  • Whitney

    $25

  • The Crowl Family

    $25

  • NATIONAL OVARIAN CANCER COALITION

    $10

  • Lyndsey Ratchford

    $50

  • Richard and Carol Johnson

    $500

  • Erin Clair

    $50

  • Melissa Garbincus & family

    $50

  • William Ridgway

    $100

  • Mike and Kristi Maloney

    $25

  • Misty Morris

    $100

  • The Shust Family

    $50

  • Jan L

     

  • Jacksons!

    $50

  • Holly Antenori

    $50

  • Karie Matejka

    $25

  • Karen Fink

    $25

  • Robin Rene

    $50

  • Uncle Jack and Aunt Heidi

    $25

  • Patty and Rob Wyant

    $50

  • Brennans

     

  • Wayne, Margie, Zack, Ryan & Abby

    $100

  • Phillips Family

    $50

  • Penny Krieg

    $25

  • Donations to Team Teal from Melissa's Guest Bartending Stint!

    $1,600

  • Barry & Kathy Deane

     

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118% 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

Fundraiser Title

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

Barry & Kathy Deane

Barry & Kathy Deane

You are running for a great cause! If things get rough Sunday just keep reminding yourself why you are doing this. We'll be with you in spirit:) 6 months ago

Donations to Team Teal from Melissa's Guest Bartending Stint!

Donations to Team Teal from Melissa's Guest Bartending Stint!

DONATION: $1,600

6 months ago

Penny Krieg

Penny Krieg

DONATION: $25

So proud of you Missy. You've come so far!!! Xoxoxo 7 months ago

Phillips Family

Phillips Family

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

Wayne, Margie, Zack, Ryan & Abby

Wayne, Margie, Zack, Ryan & Abby

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Brennans

Brennans

You are an inspiration!! 7 months ago

Patty and Rob Wyant

Patty and Rob Wyant

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

Uncle Jack and Aunt Heidi

Uncle Jack and Aunt Heidi

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Robin Rene

Robin Rene

DONATION: $50

8 months ago

Karen Fink

Karen Fink

DONATION: $25

8 months ago