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BENEFITING: Johns Hopkins University Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service

ORGANIZER: Kevin

EVENT: Below the Belt 5k

EVENT DATE: May 15, 2016

Tarisa Holbrook

THE STORY:

Kevin Campbell wrote -

I rarely solicit anything from employers, coworkers, nor friends, however, this is a special request. One that is near and dear to my heart. Three years ago, my former girlfriend, Dr. Susan Burgert was diagnosed with Endometrial cancer which is a cancer of the inner lining of the uterus. At about that same time a cousin's wife, Patty, was also diagnosed with the same thing. At that time each had radical surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Unfortunately Patty passed away from the disease in February of this year and for Susan the cancer has progressed and she now has Stage IV metastatic cancer. Recently Susan was allowed to join a clinical trial using a new immunotherapy drug which has been in the news. It has been used successfully in other types of cancers like melanoma and lung cancer. Sadly, she was taken off the clinical because her cancer was not responding to this new treatment. Fortunately, we hear of other types of cancer being controlled and even reduced--Breast Cancer--among them. Large sums of money are generated with broad awareness-building campaigns which have resulted in new types of treatments and even early cures. Susan's 'below the belt' cancer has not generated the type of awareness or research funds needed to allow for more progressive treatments. My passion for this event it to try to help Susan and other women like her to find treatments and possibly cures. Like anything in our society, it takes money, and while Susan is affiliated with one of the top medical foundations, Johns Hopkins, where she is on permanent medical leave as a physician, unless they can develop another treatment path, her cancer will progress. My plea is for help by fellow employees participating in a race that Susan had the vision to start and is the race co-chair. This race's sole purpose is to raise funds for more research. The money received will be dedicated to that effort--not to large management overheads. Establishing the race to help ensure Susan leaves a legacy of her choosing is the greatest priority to me. Praxis employees can enter the race or donate as an individual or both, whichever works best for them. Susan has dedicated her life as a physician to helping others. I am grateful that Praxis is helping to increase the chances of finding treatment options for women through their race sponsorship and employee participation.

Kevin Campbell

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$300

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  • Tarisa Holbrook

    $100

  • The Fauths

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

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The Team: $1,375 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Kevin Campbell

Amount Raised

$1,075

Fundraiser Title

Tarisa Holbrook

Amount Raised

$300

Donor Comments

Elaine Worman

Elaine Worman

1 year ago

James R. Holbrook

James R. Holbrook

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

The Fauths

The Fauths

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Tarisa Holbrook

Tarisa Holbrook

DONATION: $100

1 year ago