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Christina Novak's Fundraiser:

Team Stork 2013

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BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital

ORGANIZER: Brigham and Women's Hospital

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Christina Novak

THE STORY:

This spring, I will be running (or walking/crawling/carried) across the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon as a member of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital marathon team.

Even though I’m not a huge fan of running, being in the cold, wearing spandex or group exercise, I am very excited to have this privilege because I will be running in honor of my older brother, Mike, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in November 2007, and went into remission in June of 2008. I will also be running in memory of my grandmother, Frances Chory, who fought pancreatic cancer for 5 long years.  I am so thankful for the cancer research that has allowed my brother to continue living a healthy and happy life, and allowed my grandmother to live long enough to watch her grandchildren grow. (To the left are photos of my brother and I, and my grandmother.) While I run, I will also be thinking of my cousin, Tommy, (pictured on left with his daughter Georgia), who passed away at 38 after a long battle with cancer. 

There is a good chance that someone you love has had or will have cancer and I believe it is important to support the work of the people who are striving to prevent, treat, and cure this awful disease. My goal is to raise as much support as I can for the remarkably innovative research of Yolonda Colson, MD, PhD, at BWH.  

Dr. Colson’s research is focused on using nanoparticles to stop tumor cells from spreading and to shrink existing tumors. These nanoparticles travel through the body to deliver chemotherapy to kill hidden tumor cells, and they also remain within the lymph nodes and at the tumor sites much longer than standard chemotherapy, resulting in better tumor control. It has the potential to stop many kinds of cancer from spreading before it is too late and to save thousands of lives that would otherwise be cut short by cancer. Any gift, no matter how big or small, helps her work progress faster so patients can see life-changing results sooner.  

Thank you so much for your support!! Please feel free to forward this along to anyone you think would like to donate.  And please don't forget to check if your employer has any matching programs!

$8,889

MONEY RAISED
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  • Steve G

    $50

  • KMcG

    $25

  • Victoria Hayne

    $25

  • Wadlinger Family

    $100

  • Catherine Cragg

    $35

  • Bob an Fran Stoddart

    $50

  • Secret Santa

    $50

  • Pat & Kevin Kilfoyle

    $25

  • Auntie Susie

    $50

  • TMFT

    $170

  • LLL

    $100

  • Yoda

    $75

  • Emily M.

    $50

  • GE Foundation

    $200

  • Breanne

    $25

  • Amanda McGrath

    $75

  • Julie Gouthro

    $25

  • Joanne C. and Stephen W.

    $100

  • Anthony

    $25

  • Don, Kathleen, and Kaitlyn

    $100

  • Toni and Jim

    $50

  • The Chory Family

    $100

  • Becca Fall

    $25

  • Jenna

    $25

  • Katie Cavalier

    $25

  • Nancy

    $100

  • Elle Steiner

    $25

  • Suzanne Schintzius

    $50

  • Tina

    $30

  • Megan Olson

    $50

  • Karen Fogerty

    $50

  • Sue Andrews

    $125

  • Rachel W.

    $26

  • Marla Fabishak

    $50

  • CarolAnn Chory

    $25

  • Karen F.

    $100

  • Gitte Kushner

    $50

  • Julia Del Muro

    $20

  • Christine Meng

    $200

  • Susan W

    $25

  • Big Bro

    $250

  • AC

    $250

  • Leslie Gerhardt

    $40

  • Dara

    $75

  • Val Roberts

    $50

  • Kate MacKinnon

    $50

  • Katie K

    $10

  • Mike & Judy Chory

    $50

  • Kelly W.

    $40

  • Noelle

    $50

  • Lisa and Doug Slater

    $60

  • Audrey Jensen

    $40

  • Richard Desprez

    $50

  • Jim Asp

    $250

  • Solimine's

    $150

  • Lisa Rebello

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kaitlyn Phelps

    $50

  • Helen & Henry

    $25

  • Kathy & Glenn

    $50

  • Maura and Georgia

    $100

  • allan & gail novak

    $25

  • Joy

    $100

  • Valliere's

    $200

  • Vlad Drobotsky

    $25

  • Kathryn Dykas

    $30

  • Tim and Kathy

    $100

  • Arrietta

    $50

  • Alaina & Noam

    $50

  • Kristin Garrity

    $50

  • Marjorie and George Sears

    $50

  • Jacqueline, Vinny & Michael

    $50

  • Martha Richards

    $50

  • Jimmy Glynn

    $26

  • Lisa Yell

    $50

  • Dan & Veretta St. James

    $200

  • Stacey and Tim

    $100

  • teresa todd

    $75

  • Andrew and Maureen Camerato

    $50

  • In Memory of Jack Smart-the Novaks

    $50

  • BWH Employee Runner

    $500

  • Russ,Brenna, Shelby, and Zack

    $50

  • Jessie Crombie

    $26

  • Lynne Hilton

    $20

  • Linda Nemani

    $50

  • Claire Shoaie

    $50

  • Lisa

    $50

  • Elizabeth A. Cunneen

    $100

  • Carol Sweet

    $25

  • Michelle Rheaume

    $50

  • Malek Family

    $30

  • The Chory/Kelley Family

    $50

  • Jay-z and Bey

    $100

  • Emily :) Desprez

    $20

  • TMFT-AAAARRRGGGHHHH

    $80

  • Dan and Kelly

    $50

  • robert and bonnie desprez

    $20

  • Gary Gottlieb, MD

    $200

  • Betsy Nabel, MD

    $50

  • Kiki & Lulu

    $50

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The Team: $348,911 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Sarah, Dave, and Chad TEAM MS

Amount Raised

$17,530

Fundraiser Title

Robert Sprague

Amount Raised

$12,369

 

124% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Amount Raised

$11,345

Fundraiser Title

Leonardo Riella

Amount Raised

$10,000

 

100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Allen Smith

Amount Raised

$9,726

Fundraiser Title

Christina Novak

Amount Raised

$8,889

Fundraiser Title

erin agee

Amount Raised

$7,765

 

104% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Kiki & Lulu

Kiki & Lulu

DONATION: $50

Woot woot 4 years ago

Betsy Nabel, MD

Betsy Nabel, MD

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Gary Gottlieb, MD

Gary Gottlieb, MD

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

robert and bonnie desprez

robert and bonnie desprez

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Dan and Kelly

Dan and Kelly

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

TMFT-AAAARRRGGGHHHH

TMFT-AAAARRRGGGHHHH

DONATION: $80

5 years ago

Emily :) Desprez

Emily :) Desprez

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Jay-z and Bey

Jay-z and Bey

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

The Chory/Kelley Family

The Chory/Kelley Family

DONATION: $50

We are so proud of you Christina. Have a great race! 5 years ago

Malek Family

Malek Family

DONATION: $30

5 years ago