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Team Bear the Challenge

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Carla Penicka

THE STORY:

I recently competed in a triathlon for which the proceeds went to the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation.  After reading more about this wonderful organization, I have decided to join the Foundation's Team Bear, The Challenge.

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a national organization founded in late 1992 right here in the Chicago area.  The foundation is named in memory of an eight-year-old boy named Barrett “Bear” Krupa, who died after a courageous five and a half year battle with Wilms Tumor, a pediatric cancer.  Prior to his death on January 9, 1993, Bear and his mother, Kathleen A. Casey, planned the formation of Bear Necessities.  It was during his long stays in the hospital that Bear often expressed more concern for other pediatric cancer patients than he did for himself and inspired a critical mission:  to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it.  The mission is carried out through three unique programs which include the Bear Hugs Program, Bear Discoveries and Bear Empowerment.

While I have been running for some time, I will now be training and racing on behalf of Team Bear to raise money to support the children and families affected by pediatric cancer and to support junior investigative researchers committed to finding a cure.  Races on my Fall 2013 docket include:  the Naperville Trails Half Marathon (09/15), the Morton Arboretum Fall Color 5k (10/06), the Frank Lloyd Wright 10k (10/20), and the Hot Cider Hustle 8 mile (11/02).

"The Challenge:  to change the world for kids with cancer"...one mile at a time.

Thank you all so much for your love and support!

 

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To This Fundraiser

$823

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anna Pietrus

    $20

  • J. Hopper

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Evan

    $20

  • Jaromir

    $100

  • Cathy Poor

     

  • Peter Sutton

    $33

  • Milana Penicka

    $50

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82% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $35,424 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Katie McLenaghan

Amount Raised

$6,275

 

126% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jennifer Grosshandler

Amount Raised

$5,075

 

102% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Kelly and Michael Lish

Amount Raised

$2,200

 

110% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Wanner/Chenoweth

Amount Raised

$2,150

 

172% Raised of $1,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brandon Allbritton

Amount Raised

$1,632

 

109% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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David Jagodzinski

Amount Raised

$1,166

 

117% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Paige Ormond

Amount Raised

$1,130

 

113% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Christopher Rink

Amount Raised

$1,115

 

112% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Milana Penicka

Milana Penicka

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Peter Sutton

Peter Sutton

DONATION: $33

5 years ago

Cathy Poor

Cathy Poor

5 years ago

Jaromir

Jaromir

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Evan

Evan

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

5 years ago

J. Hopper

J. Hopper

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anna Pietrus

Anna Pietrus

DONATION: $20

5 years ago