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SKIN CANCER TAKE A HIKE!

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BENEFITING: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY INC

ORGANIZER: Dr. Ellen

EVENT DATE: Jul 16, 2014

Craig Mochson

THE STORY:

Skin Cancer:  Take A Hike! Event and Fundraiser

July 16th - 31st, 2014

Dr. Craig Mochson is excited and honored to be joining the Skin Cancer: Take A Hike! Campaign fundraiser and expedition to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.  He has been an guest lecturer and instructor at the Cornell Wilderness Medicine course for medical students, and spent time backcountry hiking, but has never summited a high altitude peak such as the 19,341 foot Mt Kilimanjaro. 

This initiative is part of the American Academy of Dermatology's SPOT Skin Cancer program, to spread public awareness, and improve detection and prevention of skin cancer.  The effort of Dr. Ellen Marmur, Dr. Craig Mochson and the rest of the team to summit mountain in Tanzania calls attention to the skin-related health consequences of climate change and the fact that 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime.

Craig's personal interest in skin cancer stemmed from experiences with family and friends being affected by skin cancer, and he became interested in improving awareness, prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers in innovative ways.  While at NYU/Bellevue Hospital, Craig set up a pilot project for Emergency Medicine doctors to identify suspicious skin lesions and arrange for rapid dermatologic assessment, biopsy and treatment.  Since that time, Dr. Mochson has seen and cared for many patients with advanced Melanoma and other preventable skin cancers.

Craig and the team are self-funding the costs of the trip, and all of your donation will be passed on to the American Academy of Dermatology SPOT Skin Cancer Intiative.  

About Dr. Craig Mochson                                                                                 Craig Mochsons' interest and experience lies in Emergency Medicine, International and Global Health, Travel and Wilderness Medicine and medical relief efforts in underserved and disaster relief situations.  

His 15 years studying and working in the inner-city community of the Bronx included HIV prevention and needle exchange programs, and teaching residents and medical students as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, teaching the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course, and mentoring medical students on international global health projects.  

His love of travel has taken him as a working physician, visiting physician and visiting instructor to diverse areas such as the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation in South Dakota, hospitals in Romania, Spain, and New Zealand and to rural Jamaica, training locals in basic lifesaving, extrication and emergency transport.  He has served as the medical coordinator with the GuyanaWatch organization in rural villages of Guyana for many years, and was a medical coordinator for a trip taking Guyanese children for open-heart surgery in Chennai, India.  He has also worked in various disaster relief efforts, including the 9/11 attacks in New York City, and the Hurricane Katrina disaster. 

Dr. Mochson is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.  He practices at Weill Cornell Hospital, and at the Medhattan Immediate Care Center, where he practices Urgent Care medicine with a focus on International Travel and Pre-travel Medicine.   

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$4,716

MONEY RAISED
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  • Craig Mochson

    $100

  • Stephanie Koo

    $350

  • Sandy & Lew Mochson

    $200

  • Andrew Moon

    $100

  • The Simonses

    $200

  • Peter & Dara Fishman

    $200

  • Cheryl and Jeff Cohen

    $100

  • Jerry& Roberta Spiegelman

    $100

  • Judy Reidel

    $100

  • Craig Mochson

    $100

  • Bob and Mona Richfield

    $100

  • Sheila and Bob

    $200

  • Phyllis and Bill Wald

    $50

  • Isaac Solotaroff

    $50

  • BRETT MARGOLIAS

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bill Wolff

    $250

  • The shmoopadhyays

    $101

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rena Gelman

    $50

  • Matt & Aya

    $200

  • Marty Nager Denise Shapiro

    $100

  • Richard & Judy Raskin

    $100

  • Megan McGill

    $50

  • Maria Frank

    $100

  • Leslie and Arnold Sucher

    $50

  • BRENDA & ARNIE

    $100

  • Robert Pittman

     

  • Morty & Lynda Schwartz

    $50

  • Bonnie & Jeffrey Weinberg

    $100

  • Shona

    $15

  • Mary Mulcare

    $25

  • Zhanna Livshits

    $50

  • Sam Senturia

    $50

  • Dean Straff & Gaby Moss

    $100

  • Tony and Irene Koo

    $200

  • Cindy

    $100

  • Marc Pflieger

    $100

  • Michael Vortmann

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Matt O'Neill

    $100

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94% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $149,891 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Dr. Ellen Marmur

Amount Raised

$119,129

 

60% Raised of $200,000 Goal

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Linda Pack

Amount Raised

$5,393

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Debbie Cortina

Amount Raised

$4,856

 

49% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Craig Mochson

Amount Raised

$4,716

 

94% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sean Previse Harrington

Amount Raised

$4,430

 

89% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mara Capps

Amount Raised

$3,321

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Jacklin

Amount Raised

$2,241

Fundraiser Title

Kim Hunt Rubsam

Amount Raised

$1,810

Donor Comments

Matt O'Neill

Matt O'Neill

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Michael Vortmann

Michael Vortmann

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Marc Pflieger

Marc Pflieger

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Cindy

Cindy

DONATION: $100

Go get 'em tiger! 4 years ago

Tony and Irene Koo

Tony and Irene Koo

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Dean Straff & Gaby Moss

Dean Straff & Gaby Moss

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Sam Senturia

Sam Senturia

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Zhanna Livshits

Zhanna Livshits

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Mary Mulcare

Mary Mulcare

DONATION: $25

4 years ago