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Team McGraw NYC12

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October 02, 2012

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Andrew Bevan

THE STORY:

 

In September of 1999 my dad, John Bevan, was diagnosed with a stage-four glioblastoma brain tumor. After a nearly two-year battle with the debilitating disease, which included multiple therapies and surgeries, in July of 2001, he lost the fight. It was an event that shook my family and me to the core. Even eleven years later I'm still trying to piece it all together and find solace in the grief.

Last year on the eve of my first New York City marathon, as my late-night nerves and emotions were quickly overtaking me, The Mamas and the Papas' "Dream a Little Dream of Me" (urlm.in/gqml) came on the radio—a song that is very special not only to me and my dad (he gave me an extensive '60s pop music education), but also to my grieving process. It was then that I knew my dad was with me and that I was going to be okay and have an amazing race day. In the end, running my first NYC marathon was one of the most difficult things I've accomplished, but it was also one of the best and proudest days of my life—an experience that is still giving me chills almost a year later.

This fall I join my sister-in-law, Katrina Bevan, for another moment of a lifetime, as we run in memory of our father and raise money in his honor for the Tug McGraw Foundation, a charity that works tirelessly to improve the lives of adults and children affected by brain cancer. The Tug McGraw Foundation was established in 2003 by country music star Tim McGraw to commemorate his father, Major League Baseball player Tug McGraw, who lost his life to brain cancer.

In hopes of shedding some light on our own devastating loss by directly helping other families who are struggling with the crippling effects of brain cancer, Katrina and I have set out to raise $6,000 for the foundation and, in turn, celebrate the life of our father—a man who was the calm, gentle backbone of our family, who always found a solution and reason to any problem, who had a biting sense of humor but also a wealth of humility and graciousness, and who will be forever missed but never stop inspiring us.

Thank you for your support, and see you at the finish line November 4th!

$7,278

MONEY RAISED
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  • Raina

    $118

  • Jen (Sanger) Brooks

    $50

  • Emily + Meritt

    $500

  • Dan & Kit Holton-Roth

    $100

  • Sarah + Penny

    $25

  • Lee Leshen

    $100

  • Bryce

    $300

  • Tim & Jan Bevan

    $100

  • Jim & Linda Bevan

    $50

  • Mandy

    $250

  • Dean & Becca

    $100

  • Lori

    $100

  • diane, jon, ali and julia

    $150

  • Jay & Tab

    $50

  • Courtney D'Aquino

    $50

  • The Burrows family

    $50

  • Angie Connor

    $25

  • Ed Resley

    $25

  • Jodi sorensen

    $100

  • Ali and Tomi

    $50

  • Joe Rachel Jasmine Galt

    $40

  • Sal Siraguse

    $40

  • Ben Brennan

    $10

  • Synergy Fine Wines

    $25

  • Mandee wright

    $20

  • Synergy Fine Wines

    $1,118

  • The Hittle Family

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Justin Horowitz

    $100

  • Proceeds from Fundraiser at The Egg Shell - 10/13

    $917

  • Julie Bevan Blockowicz

    $100

  • The Anhold Family

    $25

  • Bee

    $100

  • rachel chayon

     

  • Steph k

    $50

  • Lynette Scheid

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rich & Kathy Rutkowski

    $100

  • R. & P. Harrington

    $500

  • Jamie Mitros

    $1,500

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121% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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The Team: $30,332 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Andrew Bevan

Amount Raised

$7,278

 

121% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kara Ketcham

Amount Raised

$7,235

Fundraiser Title

Taryn Cooper

Amount Raised

$3,096

Fundraiser Title

Robert Bedini

Amount Raised

$2,705

Fundraiser Title

Eamonn Moran

Amount Raised

$2,056

Fundraiser Title

Katie Bower

Amount Raised

$1,483

Fundraiser Title

TUG MCGRAW FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$1,300

 

1% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kim Golden

Amount Raised

$1,287

Donor Comments

R. & P. Harrington

R. & P. Harrington

DONATION: $500

5 years ago

Jamie Mitros

Jamie Mitros

DONATION: $1,500

5 years ago

Rich & Kathy Rutkowski

Rich & Kathy Rutkowski

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Lynette Scheid

Lynette Scheid

DONATION: $200

You two are an inspiration! xoxo 5 years ago

Steph k

Steph k

DONATION: $50

For your DAD and my MOM!!! GO ANDREW! Love you! 5 years ago

rachel chayon

rachel chayon

5 years ago

Bee

Bee

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

The Anhold Family

The Anhold Family

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Julie Bevan Blockowicz

Julie Bevan Blockowicz

DONATION: $100

5 years ago