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Sam Mazur's Fundraiser:

Running For Ovaries

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Sam Mazur

THE STORY:

If you told me when I was a kid, that one day, I'd enjoy waking up early to go running, I'd think you were nuts. I was on my high school track team and didn't even do the running events (yay, discus!). But here I am, a weekend jogger turned long-distance runner, about to take on my first 26.2 in the New York City Marathon.

Why now? So, this is where things get slightly awkward and personal. This year, I reached the same age at which my mom lost her battle against ovarian cancer. Mom was always a bit of a dynamo. She worked her way through college, had three boys, her own CPA business, then a Master's degree, while keeping lots of close friends and volunteer activities. We'd often see her in her home office, on two adding machines at once, while talking on the telephone. She was the shepherd of our wolf pack and the glue of her extended family. It's natural to idolize your own mom, but she was really quite a lady and it was a great honor for our family when there wasn't enough room at her funeral for all the people who came.

40 seems pretty old when you're a kid, but it sure feels young after turning it, and while life moves on, and the grief goes away, her untimely death never makes any more sense. Nearly three decades later, ovarian cancer still remains a devious disease, striking silently with little warning. The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund is investigating new treatments and early detection screenings, and I invite you to please donate in any amount and help protect other moms, sisters, wives and daughters. It will make my jaunt through New York that much more meaningful.

Whew— well I sure hope that wasn't too much of a downer. I'm really looking forward to this race and if you're going to be along the route on November 2, please let me know.
 

$4,736

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sam and the gang

    $400

  • Ann/Larry/Will Durban

    $150

  • Myer Family

    $100

  • Jonathan Kopp

     

  • Chris Plourde

    $50

  • Jeff Cooper

    $25

  • Shari & Noam Cohen and family

    $250

  • scott kaplan

    $50

  • Jeff, Jackie, Adam and Raquel

    $262

  • Rob and Jane Shepardson

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jason and Susan

    $500

  • Denise & Cal Kleinman

    $1,000

  • Buchbinder Family

    $100

  • Nadine & Marc Levin

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mary Ellen, Jon, Ellie & Ben Schneider

    $100

  • Jeff, Kristen, Alex, and Livia

    $100

  • Steve Toltz

    $36

  • Elissa and JJ Rosenfelt

     

  • Erika, Brian, Dylan, Lexi and Shayla

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Talia and Josh Senders

     

  • Bev and Carl Schneider

    $75

  • Paige

    $100

  • The Friedlands

    $117

  • David, Lisa, Andrew, Evan, and Abigail

    $100

  • Ben, Maya, Kelly, and Dan Mazur

    $150

  • Stefanie & Ross Hiller

     

  • Dolores and Steve Tiber

    $100

  • Joe, Tracy and Jacob Cranson

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mary and Ben

     

  • Rhonda, Marc, Lilah and Amelia

    $100

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118% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Rhonda, Marc, Lilah and Amelia

Rhonda, Marc, Lilah and Amelia

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Norma Mazur 3 years ago

Mary and Ben

Mary and Ben

Good luck, Sam! Thanks for supporting such a great cause in memory of your mom. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Joe, Tracy and Jacob Cranson

Joe, Tracy and Jacob Cranson

Auntie Norma will always be a blessed memory in all our hearts...good luck running, you old fart !!! 3 years ago

Dolores and Steve Tiber

Dolores and Steve Tiber

DONATION: $100

Have a good run. Our thoughts will be with you. 3 years ago

Stefanie & Ross Hiller

Stefanie & Ross Hiller

Good luck Sam! We'll be cheering you on. Best wishes always! 3 years ago

Ben, Maya, Kelly, and Dan Mazur

Ben, Maya, Kelly, and Dan Mazur

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

David, Lisa, Andrew, Evan, and Abigail

David, Lisa, Andrew, Evan, and Abigail

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

The Friedlands

The Friedlands

DONATION: $117

3 years ago

Paige

Paige

DONATION: $100

For my auntie Norma : ) 3 years ago