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The DeGregorio Family Foundation 2017 TCS New York City Marathon

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THE STORY:

Hi All! My name's Amanda – thank you for visiting to learn more! 
Why I'm Running  

This will be my first marathon ever and I am excited to be supporting the incredible DeGregorio Family Foundation ("DFF"). I will be running for my father who was diagnosed with a 3 inch tumor and Stage 3 esophagus cancer in April 2017; he is currently undergoing chemotherapy, radiation treatment and immunotherapy treatment. My dad is one of the kindest and smartest people I have ever known and I feel blessed everyday to be his daughter. His strength, grace and optimism through his fight inspire me and I hope we can make a difference.    

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart to all who are able to donate or support me as I pursue this journey. My family and I appreciate the support immeasurably and we hope we can make a difference in the fight against this disease. 

The Disease - Deadly & Becoming More Common 

With no family history of cancer, living a smoke- and alcohol-free lifestyle and walking 4-6 miles daily, my father's diagnosis came as a surprise to everyone. As I learned more, I was shocked to learn that stomach and esophageal cancers are treated as rare, orphan diseases despite their deadliness and prevalence. 1.3 million people are diagnosed annually and despite aggressive treatments like the removal of the stomach or esophagus, chemotherapy and radiation, the five-year survival rates remain around a dismal 15%. To make matters worse, there are no high-profile advocacy groups for the disease and it is often overlooked by larger cancer research organizations, resulting in little funding to support research on these deadly cancers and further stalling medical progress in its prevention or improvement in survival once diagnosed.    

More About the DeGregorio Family Foundation ("DFF") 

100% of funds raised will go directly to research for stomach and esophageal cancers.  With your help we can make a difference!  
The DFF  was founded in 2006 after a tenth member of the DeGregorio family succumbed to stomach cancer and was found to have possessed a rare gene that causes the disease and other common cancers.  Her surviving siblings, who both tested negative for the gene, created the Foundation to raise funds for research on the hereditary and non-hereditary varieties of stomach and esophageal cancer.  

The purpose of DFF is to monetarily support research and education and to encourage collaboration amongst researchers in order to facilitate earlier diagnosis and novel treatment therapies for stomach and esophageal cancer related disorders. DFF seeks to shift the tide and strive towards the goal of containment and treatment of these cancers. The Foundation also uses 100% of funds raised to directly research stomach and esophageal cancers. With your help we can make a difference and save lives!     

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To This Fundraiser

$4,095

MONEY RAISED
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  • Drew Murphy

    $50

  • Anthony W

    $100

  • Andrea Kim

    $100

  • Christina Yu

    $30

  • Avi Ahuja

    $50

  • Jen V

    $25

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  • Brooke Epstein

     

  • Andrew Stewart

     

  • Liz Wagener

    $100

  • Damayra Cacho

    $100

  • Adam Ferrarini

    $150

  • Damian Sclafani

    $100

  • Yogesh M

    $25

  • Tom Griffin

     

  • Dan Escobar

    $50

  • Karen de Castro

    $250

  • Daniel Katz

    $150

  • Anthony Galli

    $200

  • Lauren D

    $50

  • Amy Klemme

     

  • Sean Joy

    $100

  • Vince

     

  • Ben Meiselman

    $18

  • Travis R.

    $50

  • Allison

    $25

  • Lulu Wang

     

  • Nick Moeller

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Aarti Kapoor

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Maik

    $25

  • Elizabeth

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Sid

    $100

  • Rohun Pai

    $27

  • Josh Sacks

    $18

  • Olivia Farnham

    $50

  • Kelley Ryan

    $25

  • Ryan

     

  • Eric T

    $50

  • Josh

    $107

  • Mark Zubenko

     

  • Annette Primeau-Mac & Ken Mac

    $25

  • Bojan Bajic

    $100

  • Jonny & Cathy

    $100

  • Molly Shulman

     

  • Trinity Lin

    $25

  • Michael Dieber

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Linda Valice

    $50

  • Chrissy Svejnar

    $100

  • Dan DiBona

     

  • Matthew Jill

    $100

  • Penni Roll

     

  • Ian

    $100

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164% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $36,107 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Cathleen Ficht

Amount Raised

$4,860

 

162% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Ryan Napolitano

Amount Raised

$4,475

 

149% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Michelle Fischetti

Amount Raised

$4,240

 

106% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Harris

Amount Raised

$4,095

 

164% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Julie Erwin

Amount Raised

$3,667

 

122% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Shannon Downey

Amount Raised

$2,652

 

106% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Jacqueline Friedman-Davis

Amount Raised

$2,510

 

100% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Billy Hutchinson

Amount Raised

$2,507

 

100% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Ian

Ian

DONATION: $100

2 days ago

Penni Roll

Penni Roll

2 months ago

Matthew Jill

Matthew Jill

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Dan DiBona

Dan DiBona

2 months ago

Chrissy Svejnar

Chrissy Svejnar

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Linda Valice

Linda Valice

DONATION: $50

Peace and strength to your Dad and your entire family. Cancer sucks. 4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 months ago

Michael Dieber

Michael Dieber

DONATION: $150

4 months ago

Trinity Lin

Trinity Lin

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Molly Shulman

Molly Shulman

4 months ago