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Team Mick's Mighty Plungers

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BENEFITING: PIN DOWN BLADDER CANCER

ORGANIZER: Jennifer

EVENT: Pin Down Bladder Cancer 5K/10K 2015

EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2015

Valerie Papain

THE STORY:

Jennifer Jezequel wrote -

THE FACTS

Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and fifth overall with an estimated 500,000 people in the US alone currently affected

Bladder cancer receives 10-20 times less funding than other most common tumor types

There are 70,000 new cases nationally with 14,000 deaths

The rate of recurrence is 50 to 75%

80% of cases occur in men

It is the most expensive cancer to treat on a per patient basis 

PIN DOWN BLADDER CANCER

Pin Down Bladder Cancer (PDBC), headquatered in New York, is dedicated to increasing public awareness of bladder cancer through the charitable, educational and scientific means and raising funds to support programs and organizations that conduct and/or promote bladder cancer research, diagnosis and treatment.

The proceeds raised from the PDBC initiatives go to support Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s (MSKCC) bladder cancer Translational Science Program.  The translational science studies focus on the development of early detection strategies to improve more timely diagnosis and a molecular characterization effort designed to identify the critical pathways driving the growth of bladder cancer cells.

PDBC is excited to announce its first annual 5K and 10K run on Roosevelt Island on April 18th.  We will be running the race in honor of our dad, who was recently diagnosed with bladder cancer and is currently undergoing treatment.  Please join Team Mick's Mighty Plungers in supporting PDBC!  

For more information, please visit https://www.pindownbladdercancer.org/

 

The Team: $1,358 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Kristin Carotenuto

Amount Raised

$608

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Jennifer Jezequel

Amount Raised

$450

 

45% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Mike Carotenuto

Amount Raised

$200

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Jonathan Jezequel

Amount Raised

$100

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Valerie Papain

Amount Raised

$0

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Bill Papain

Amount Raised

$0

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