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Cassandra DiLorenzo's Fundraiser:

The Pink Agenda, Inc. NYC 2017

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Cassandra DiLorenzo

THE STORY:

I am very excited to finally be running to the 2017 NYC Marathon, this has been a long time dream of mine and I am finally doing it this year.  Even more exciting I am running with The Pink Agenda to raise funds for Breast Cancer.  

On April 25th, 2016 I was 29 years old with two small children at home.  My biggest daily worries were if my kids ate enough vegetables, or if I could fold another load of laundry before they would destroy it.  My future looked bright – I was super lucky; my children were healthy, I had a very loving husband and a beautiful home.  On April 26th (the date of my first mammogram after I had found a “lump”) I was no longer sure what my future would look like.  I will remember May 3, 2016 forever; it was the day I was diagnosed with Stage 1 DCIS Breast Cancer.  The future looked different for sure.  

Feeling broken my emotions began to spiral out of control.  I was consumed with a million thoughts, and questions.  How could this be happing to me? What would I do?    

But again I was lucky.  I had access to amazing healthcare through my father, and with him and my incredible support system of family and friends in my corner, I was in the operating room on May 31st for a double mastectomy and deep flap reconstruction.  Sixteen hours later I was in recovery.  

Through all of those terrifying days, many trips to the hospital, and a grueling surgery and recovery, I did not once have to worry about who would take care of Mia and Vinny.  I wasn’t worrying about paying my medical bills or who would help me on the road to recovery.  I never once during the process had to wait for a doctor to call or wonder who my surgeons and healthcare providers were going to be.  Although all of what I went through was scary, painful, and mentally crippling at times, I couldn’t imagine a different situation.  My team showed up for me for sure!  

Almost one year later, I am happy to say my future seems back on track and looking much more like the future I pictured on April 25th.  Today I am physically whole again, mentally recovering, and I am blessed to know I have the stamina again to train for the New York City Marathon.  It has been a crazy journey -  as I am sure training for a marathon will be -  but I got my miracle!  Today, I am asking my team to show up again, not for me but for others this time!      

My mission isn’t to fundraise for my benefit, but for those who do not have the access to the same level of healthcare and family support that I did.   I want others who are less fortunate to have the opportunity not to worry about certain things during their difficult times.  I want them to be able to focus solely on taking care of themselves and getting whole again.  My mission is to raise funds for research so that my daughter can picture her future however she wishes and to hopefully never have it be altered by cancer.  My mission is to raise money for awareness for those who may be affected by breast cancer in the future.  My mission is to raise funds for those who need a miracle next.  Together we can help create miracles for others; just like you did for me.  

I am asking you, my support team, to join together and help me again.

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To This Fundraiser

$4,074

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amelia and Joe Flaherty

    $100

  • Nick, Mom, Charlize and Leopold - XO!

    $100

  • Team Flaherty

    $180

  • Michele Cohen

     

  • Michele Lyon

    $50

  • Kala and Anthony

    $100

  • Pat & Tom Ryan

    $50

  • N. Mastracchio & Son, LLC

    $200

  • Karlene Sullivan

    $100

  • The LeCompte Family

    $100

  • The Rogers Family

     

  • Kristen Aversa and Family

    $100

  • The Ludwig Family

    $100

  • Donna & Mike Blanchette

    $100

  • Jenn, Mike and Cole Siciliano

    $100

  • Ronni Silver

    $100

  • The Finnigan's

    $50

  • Ashley Lowney

    $100

  • Jennifer Dishereits

    $25

  • John & Mags Kwasniewski

    $50

  • Jill & Tony Sargis

    $100

  • Joe, Kath, Emma, Lily

    $100

  • Kerri O'Neill

    $50

  • Taryn Mesaros

    $100

  • Meg and Tommy Baumann

     

  • Ashley Tranquist

    $100

  • Sarah Wollman

    $25

  • Stacey Coleman Photography

    $50

  • Jen, David, Bella, and Maddie Somers

    $50

  • Justin & Christine Ayotte

    $100

  • Ellie, Colby, Sasha, & Mark Zatyrka

     

  • Brandy Aiken

    $50

  • Katie Kurz

     

  • Patricia nappo

     

  • Debra Neilson

    $100

  • Danielle & Shawn Duckworth

    $10

  • adrienne krassner

    $25

  • Alice & Isaac Morrissey

    $50

  • The Feldman's

    $100

  • Diane Harmon

    $100

  • Marty Morrissey

    $100

  • Sean, Mia, and James Morrissey

    $100

  • Walters Family

    $50

  • John and Juliann Vaughan

    $100

  • Ron & Annette Mehan

    $200

  • Judith and Stan Lessler

    $100

  • Leigha & Bryan Moriarty

     

  • Papa Jim and Nonnie

    $150

  • Katie and Ben

    $100

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81% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $117,982 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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James Drinkwater

Amount Raised

$58,812

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Jeremy Johnson

Amount Raised

$9,400

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Michael Davidson

Amount Raised

$7,775

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patrick foley

Amount Raised

$7,163

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Jenny Hadiaris

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

67% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Nick Anable

Amount Raised

$4,525

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Cassandra DiLorenzo

Amount Raised

$4,074

 

81% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Emily Hunger

Amount Raised

$3,220

 

107% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Katie and Ben

Katie and Ben

DONATION: $100

5 days ago

Papa Jim and Nonnie

Papa Jim and Nonnie

DONATION: $150

We love you with all our hearts and praise you for your courage, perseverance, and your amazing heart. You are a gift and a blessing that are beyond measure. God’s grace. 5 days ago

Leigha & Bryan Moriarty

Leigha & Bryan Moriarty

5 days ago

Judith and Stan Lessler

Judith and Stan Lessler

DONATION: $100

Cassi,You are awesome!and an inspiration. 2 weeks ago

Ron & Annette Mehan

Ron & Annette Mehan

DONATION: $200

We are so happy that you are able to participate in this run! You have our best wishes for a very happy future. 2 weeks ago

John and Juliann Vaughan

John and Juliann Vaughan

DONATION: $100

You go girl !!! 2 weeks ago

Walters Family

Walters Family

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Sean, Mia, and James Morrissey

Sean, Mia, and James Morrissey

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Marty Morrissey

Marty Morrissey

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Diane Harmon

Diane Harmon

DONATION: $100

1 month ago