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Team Stupid Cancer - TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: STUPID CANCER

ORGANIZER: STUPID CANCER

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Leigh Burgess

THE STORY:

I've never been motivated by running, the thought of going out to run has never interested me, it's just not my thing. There was one time I intentionally went running -- 6 years ago -- because I kept feeling really tired and thought some endorphins would wake me up. Turns out I had mono. The running promptly stopped.

What does motivate me is supporting a cause I feel connected to -- a cause like Stupid Cancer. This non-profit brings community and outreach to young adults (15-39) affected by cancer, a demographic largely overlooked in the areas of resources, support, and awareness. It is especially close to my heart because Stephen, the oldest in my tiny pack of cousins, had his life cut short at 21 by a rare cancer.

So when I had the opportunity to join Team Stupid Cancer and help raise funds for the work they do, I said "I'm all in." And now, on November 6, I'm running on Team Stupid Cancer in the 2016 NYC Marathon. 

Yep. I'll carry my cousin's memory 26.2 miles through the streets of New York to honor his life and Stupid Cancer's motto, "get busy living." I'm a little terrified, questioning the strength of my own body, and wondering how I'll make it to the finish line. But what is living if you don't occassionally push your limits and boldly step up to a challenge?

I have no time goal, but I do have a fund goal - $3,500. With your help I'll reach it and make it through the marathon.

$5,475

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Laura and Mark Burgess

    $250

  • Doreen

    $50

  • Tonya Forde

    $25

  • Jessica Centamore

    $25

  • Evan Hall

    $26.20

  • genetm

    $20

  • Samantha and Sara Delp

    $50

  • Alyssa Ramirez

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dawn Morris

    $50

  • Adri

    $100

  • Megan Cain

     

  • Jessica Thomas

    $20

  • Elad Gutman

    $20

  • Misc. Softball Teammate

     

  • Grant

    $25

  • Kristi Burgess

    $100

  • Rebecca Smith

     

  • John and Kara Moody

    $25

  • Gabriela Szewcow

     

  • Laurel Wiebe

    $50

  • Franny Koven

    $50

  • The Wood Family

     

  • Flanigan

    $25

  • Jill Rossi

     

  • Tim & Clare Carmichael

    $100

  • Jennifer and Jeffrey Gates

    $250

  • The McNamara Family

    $100

  • Pete Barba

    $100

  • The Donald Michael Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bonnie and Rich Meyer

    $50

  • Lydia Chambers

     

  • Sinha Family

     

  • Rachele ramirez

     

  • John & Kathy Burgess

    $200

  • The Cremonni Family

    $100

  • Gerardina and Vincent Callahan

    $100

  • Vander Meulen Family

    $50

  • The colemans

     

  • Sabrina and Dan Benjamin

    $25

  • Manijeh Sharif

    $100

  • Laura Contri

    $50

  • David and Suzanne Nickola

    $50

  • Tom & Lydia Hatterschide

    $100

  • Roxy

    $33

  • Jon Evoy

    $25

  • Steve and Cindy Gates

    $1,000

  • Mark and Kim Allen

    $50

  • The Nappa's

    $50

  • Steve Vena

    $50

  • Linda and Tom Daley

    $100

  • Joe Tufariello

    $75

  • Melissa & Jed Evans

    $100

  • Marcy & Kevin Whitney

    $100

  • Jim and Daphne Hanrahan

     

  • Augi Lopez

    $25

  • Joan and Wally Gates

    $100

  • Tony Prince

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Shields Family

    $100

  • Lisa DuJat

    $100

  • Irene Pisarczyk

    $25

  • Lori & Steve Book

    $100

  • Sue Lyons

    $50

  • Christine Finamore

     

  • Angels

    $100

  • Angels watching over you

    $100

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156% Raised of$3,500 Goal

The Team: $53,546 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Rich Levy

Amount Raised

$6,321

 

181% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Leigh Burgess

Amount Raised

$5,475

 

156% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MICHAEL Guarino

Amount Raised

$4,451

 

127% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alison Whelan

Amount Raised

$4,295

Fundraiser Title

Jimmy Cunningham

Amount Raised

$4,100

 

117% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mai Nguyen

Amount Raised

$3,762

 

107% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Omar Fayyaz

Amount Raised

$3,714

 

106% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Yi

Amount Raised

$3,650

 

104% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Angels watching over you

Angels watching over you

DONATION: $100

Good luck, Rene and Stephen Gates!! 3 years ago

Angels

Angels

DONATION: $100

In memory of Mimi, Pop pop, and Uncle Jeff!!! 3 years ago

Christine Finamore

Christine Finamore

In memory of Elgie Lutes 3 years ago

Sue Lyons

Sue Lyons

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Lori & Steve Book

Lori & Steve Book

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Irene Pisarczyk

Irene Pisarczyk

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Lisa DuJat

Lisa DuJat

DONATION: $100

Go Leigh Go! 3 years ago

The Shields Family

The Shields Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago