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2014 TCS NYC Marathon - Team Colon Cancer Challenge

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Sara Peters

THE STORY:

I lost both my parents to cancer four weeks apart in 2007.  They fought valiantly for nine years, but in the end this devastating disease stole them both before they or we were ready.  As tragic a loss as this was, their story might have been a much shorter one, had it not been for screenings that identified their cancers and allowed doctors to jump to action.

Those who knew my father I'm sure would agree that he was not a "doctor" guy.  I mean, he once drove six hours home in his standard truck from Maine with a leg broken in four places.  He was tough, resilient and generally felt that doctors were just as likely to make whatever the ailment was worse as they were to fix it.  So I can only imagine his reaction when my recently diagnosed mom directed that he get a colonoscopy at the suggestion of her oncologist.  

However, whatever his views were on the subject of this screening, he went.  During this visit, doctors discovered a progressed cancer that necessitated immediate life-changing measures including several surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy.  He wouldn't tell anyone his diagnosis at the time, preferring to attribute obvious visual symptoms to Lyme disease (a misdirection that tickled him) thus avoiding having any lengthy discussions about it.  He continued to work and carefully maintained his new normal in the belief that this too would pass.

As the years multiplied, it became more and more clear that his cancer was not going away.  He finally told his family and began telling everyone who would listen that early detection was the key.  He firmly believed that had his cancer been found before it had grown, his story would have been different.  He urged friends and co-workers to get coloscopies to avoid his fate.

When I decided to run the New York City Marathon and started researching associated charities, the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation immediately connected with me.  The mission of CCCF includes raising public awareness about genetic risk factors and the importance of annual screen­ing and prevention, a goal that extends my dad's efforts.  They raise and disburse funds to programs that provide screening services for uninsured clients and assist them in obtaining services and support to maximize their ability to overcome cancer. And finally, they provide financial support to in­dividuals and organizations that are leading innovative research programs for the prevention and cure of colorectal cancer.

If you'd rather mail me a check than pay with a credit card, my mailing address is

616 Prentice Street

Holliston, MA 01746 

Thanks for supporting my efforts!

$6,473

MONEY RAISED
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  • Pat Montain

     

  • Sassy Betts

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Mauraos

     

  • Kerry & Mike Perpall

     

  • Jen Glazer

     

  • JoAnn and Mike Fishbein

     

  • The Star Family

     

  • Steven & Natalie Frier

     

  • Arthur Applestein

     

  • Thomas & Nancy Arnold

     

  • Amy & Robert Veaner

     

  • Sara & Shawn Peters

     

  • Susan and Michael Murphy

     

  • Kristi Funfar

     

  • McAdams family

     

  • Dara Washburn

     

  • George & Karen CIntra

     

  • Pat Glazer

     

  • Gayle Goren/Ingberg Family

     

  • Ron and Marie Goodman

     

  • Jo Anne and Marty Appelstein

     

  • Tobi Print-Platnick

     

  • The Shermans

     

  • Whitkens

     

  • Leigh Larkin

     

  • Paul & Debbie Olshan

     

  • Marjorie & Stephen Mc Kee

     

  • Glenn & Carole Davidson

     

  • Charles & Ann Davis

     

  • Hermine & Gerald Rosenberg

     

  • MaryJo Bradley

     

  • Diane Pershing

     

  • Falmouth Jewish Congregation

     

  • Barbara & James Conen

     

  • Sarah Gray

     

  • S&SPlotkin;

     

  • Elisa (Beildeck) MacDonald

     

  • Mary and Josh

     

  • Janet Schwartz

     

  • Amy and Marshall Shapiro

     

  • JAMES KOPLOW

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Wendie & Steve O.

     

  • Ellen Ahern

     

  • Jen and Luke Davis

     

  • Galen & Liza Saturley

     

  • The York Family

     

  • Chris Post

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Adam Steiner

     

  • Abbey Schellings & her family (Mark, Liz, Jack & Sara)

     

  • Marcia McNeil

     

  • Kirsten Erbse

     

  • Mark and Lauren Weiss & Family

     

  • Maureen Hagen

     

  • The Palmers

     

  • Lori & Jerry Franzella

     

  • glusman family

     

  • Nancy Wind

     

  • Jennifer & Mark Freels

     

  • Dianne Zenowich

     

  • The Gentile Family

     

  • The LoRicco Family

     

  • Jack & Barbara Grindle

     

  • Kristine & David Keim

     

  • Elizabeth & Matthew Trego

     

  • Christen & Charles Olson

     

  • Syrel & Michael Dawson

     

  • J.B.G. Corp.

     

  • Laura & Vincent Vittoria

     

  • Stephanie Shapiro

     

  • Jason Schneider & Rachel Oliveri

     

  • Angela and James Osborn

     

  • kelley smythe

     

  • Berard Family

     

  • The Garrants

     

  • Kelley Higgins

     

  • The Kondrats

     

  • Katie and Frankie

     

  • The Damigella Family

     

  • Amy Kimelman

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Miller School Guidance

     

  • Zach & Lizzie Veaner

     

  • Jessica S :)

     

  • Simmons5

     

  • The Daghlian Family

     

  • Proud Every Day

     

  • Debra Curtis

     

  • Sue Gilad

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sandra Lewis

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Carrie Waldman

     

  • Eileen Harvey

     

  • Andrew & Linda Schneeloch

     

  • Lisa Broderick

     

  • Betty D. Alkon

     

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108% Raised of $6,000 Goal

The Team: $44,746 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Sara Peters

Amount Raised

$6,473

 

108% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael & Nicholas Monroe

Amount Raised

$6,300

 

126% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anthony Gollan

Amount Raised

$4,132

Fundraiser Title

Meg Snowardt

Amount Raised

$3,515

 

88% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Randy Horrocks

Amount Raised

$3,250

 

108% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

KIM NACI

Amount Raised

$2,960

 

118% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Scott Lennox

Amount Raised

$2,800

 

112% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Corey Dubil

Amount Raised

$2,600

 

87% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Betty D. Alkon

Betty D. Alkon

3 years ago

Lisa Broderick

Lisa Broderick

3 years ago

Andrew & Linda Schneeloch

Andrew & Linda Schneeloch

3 years ago

Eileen Harvey

Eileen Harvey

3 years ago

Carrie Waldman

Carrie Waldman

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Sandra Lewis

Sandra Lewis

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Congratulations on your run! We heard a lot about it tonight from Grace :) 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Sue Gilad

Sue Gilad

Congrats Sara--I am so glad you raced into NyC so I could get to know your amazing kids. Congrats! Love, Sue 4 years ago