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TEAM BTF ING NYC MARATHON 2011

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Keith Mason via Crowdrise
July 21, 2011

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THE STORY:

Welcome to Keith's Fundraising Page.  I'm running the 2011 NYC Marathon on November 6, 2011 in honor of my good friends Brad and Christa's daughter Carly Grace Nelson and in support of the Brain Tumor Foundation.   Please support me, Carly and the Brain Tumor Foundation by making a donation.  There is no donation too large or too small - all donations are welcome and greatly appreciated.

ABOUT CARLY GRACE NELSON:

In September, 2008 when Carly was 8 months old, she was diagnosed with craniopharyngioma - a brain tumor which required a surgical removal procedure less than a month after its discovery. The surgery removed most of the tumor.  Following that procedure, Carly needed to have a shunt inserted in order to regulate the fluid that was causing swelling and unexpected pressure on her barin.  Since then she has undergone eighteen shunt replacement surgeries in order to address issues that continue to arise.  And most recently at the age of 3, an MRI showed the return of a recurrent tumor for which she was treated with a Gamma-Knife procedure (a type of sterotactic radiosurgery) in early June. Though she has faced many obstacles on her road to recovery, Carly has inspired us all with her strength, resilience and adorable little smiles.  She is a fighter and we continue to envision her fully recovered and healthy.  Carly's parents have also inspired everyone who knows them as they have dedicated themselves to her recovery.  Brad and Christa meet every challenge faced by Carly with an unwavering commitment to do whatever is in her best interest: they do research, they meet with doctors, they stay up all night rubbing her back, whatever Carly needs they do it with love, patience, and an eye on her recovery.  Seeing the way that they have met challenge after challenge has taught us (their friends) to be better people and parents.  I am honored to support them in any way I can.  You can read more about Carly here:

http://www.carlygracenelson.blogspot.com/ 

Every time we get a new update on Carly's health and treatments, we are always amazed at the growing options available through modern science and technology.  Every treatment, every alternative, every procedure and medication is the result of research and provides hope and relief for patients like sweet Carly and for family-members like our friends Brad and Christa.  I am excited to train, run and raise money for more of this wonderful organization because I see now how valuable and necessary early detection and research are.

ABOUT ME

Two years ago I started running in order to get into shape.  I started to run a little more and signed up for a few 5ks and eventually some longer races.  A little over a year ago a friend suggested that I run the NYC Marathon.  I laughed and told him I couldn't and that it wasn't possible to which he replied "why not?"  I had a few excuses but no good reason so with the support of my wife and the push of a few friends I signed up for the 2011 NYC Marathon and started training.  When the opportunity arose to raise funds for a charity, I immediately thought of Carly and found it was possible to raise money for the Brain Tumor Foundation. 

ABOUT THE BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION

Team BTF is proud to be participating in the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6, 2011. Please help us raise awareness and funds.

The Brain Tumor Foundation (BTF) guides and supports patients and families during the turbulent times when their lives are touched by a brain tumor.  The Road to Early Detection campaign, an initiative of BTF, was launched to increase public awareness about early screening for brain tumors and the urgent need for preventative brain scans.  With BTF's Bobby Murcer Mobile MRI Unit, free brain scans are offered throughout the five boroughs of New York City.  To date, early detection and complete removal is the best known method of treating deadly tumor growth.

Funds raised will go directly to The Road to Early Detection campaign.

                            EARLY DETECTION + RESEARCH = CURE

 

$4,165

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Stefo's

    $30

  • Layla and Chloe Haller

    $30

  • Mat

    $100

  • Colin, Emily and Logan Mason

    $100

  • letmebestormy

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Carly's Tutu and Papa

    $100

  • Toolavits

    $50

  • Cathy Johnston-Cedar Village

    $25

  • Pat Falvo - Cedar Village

    $40

  • Kerry Horgan

    $50

  • Dylan Mason

    $100

  • Pat Thorne

    $25

  • Matthew and Catherine Litwin

    $100

  • Rita Miller

    $100

  • The Olevic Family

    $30

  • Tiger Freeman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Annie

    $25

  • Edmund and Sara Karam

     

  • Dan and Jen

    $75

  • memers

    $20

  • Alice & Rob Swikart (Cathy Johnston's daughter and son-in-law)

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $260

  • Chris and Nina Devine

    $50

  • Ann and Ray Robertson

    $25

  • Shirley Berman

    $25

  • John & Lisa McAloney

    $50

  • The Golds

     

  • Glenn & Andrea Mason

    $50

  • Tom Cohen

    $100

  • Chuck & Jane Kurz

    $200

  • For Sheila and Dylan

    $50

  • Lani & Chris Gallagher

    $35

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nancy M.

     

  • Aunt Jeannie & Uncle Tommy

     

  • Liam Healey

    $10

  • Whorley's

    $25

  • Anthony & Monica

    $25

  • The Horns

    $100

  • Kelly Smith

    $40

  • Eileen

    $30

  • Christopher Fox

    $25

  • Eileen (Mom,Grandma) Mason

    $100

  • Mariah Phillips

     

  • M & Em Howard

    $100

  • Bryan & Carin Hermann

    $100

  • Marty Strohm

    $100

  • Sunil Soman

    $50

  • Ken, Nicole and Eli Shuman

    $50

  • Kevin & Karen

    $50

  • Steve Elster

    $25

  • Robin

    $75

  • Dawn, Mark & Chris Yonadi

    $30

  • Dime Bag D!

    $30

  • Turgeon Phamily

    $26

  • The Schilling Family

    $50

  • Leah Sanders

    $50

  • Toni DeRosa

    $10

  • Carly and her parents

    $250

  • The Sylvens

    $50

  • Jess Ferguson

    $75

  • Melissa Gonzalez & Brendan Cartlidge

    $25

  • Greg Sanchez and Jen

    $100

  • Forrest Fauth

    $100

  • Hugh Powers

    $44

  • Lisa and Seb

    $50

  • Michael Jacobs

    $40

  • Heather, Seth and Ella Wolters

    $75

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139% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $39,671 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Vanessa and Tim Green

Amount Raised

$8,499

 

170% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Santiago

Amount Raised

$5,250

Fundraiser Title

Megan Zoschg

Amount Raised

$4,750

 

95% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Keith Mason

Amount Raised

$4,165

 

139% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jake Farquharson

Amount Raised

$3,775

Fundraiser Title

Laura Ryan

Amount Raised

$2,586

 

103% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kara Bocchi

Amount Raised

$2,540

Fundraiser Title

Matt Klein

Amount Raised

$2,496

Donor Comments

Heather, Seth and Ella Wolters

Heather, Seth and Ella Wolters

DONATION: $75

6 years ago

Michael Jacobs

Michael Jacobs

DONATION: $40

Thanks Keith, Cap'n Crunch here. Good luck in the Marathon! 6 years ago

Lisa and Seb

Lisa and Seb

DONATION: $50

Go Mason!!!!!!!!!!! 6 years ago

Hugh Powers

Hugh Powers

DONATION: $44

6 years ago

Forrest Fauth

Forrest Fauth

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Greg Sanchez and Jen

Greg Sanchez and Jen

DONATION: $100

Good luck god bless 6 years ago

Melissa Gonzalez & Brendan Cartlidge

Melissa Gonzalez & Brendan Cartlidge

DONATION: $25

We love you Keith! Good luck on Sunday! 6 years ago

Jess Ferguson

Jess Ferguson

DONATION: $75

6 years ago

The Sylvens

The Sylvens

DONATION: $50

Good luck , Keith! 6 years ago

Carly and her parents

Carly and her parents

DONATION: $250

Go Keith go! We are really honored that you are running in honor of Carly and know that we will be with you on the run, particularly mile 18-26.2! Love, The Nelsons 6 years ago