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The Alexander Muñoz Memorial Fund-The NJ Marathon and Half Marathon

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Post-race update
May 03, 2016

I just wanted to take a quick moment, once again, to thank everyone for their contribution.  Team Alex raised over $5000, and, in the process,  See more

BENEFITING: Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc.

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Mileage Tracker: 300

Matthew Wagner

THE STORY:

Jake and Dad have always enjoyed racing together... ever since Jake's first race at the age of 3 (same year Dad completed an Ironman).  Since then, we have an annual tradition to race in the local Thanksgiving Turkey Trot.

But now, we're getting serious!!!

Alex, nicknamed "Champ," was diagnosed with brain cancer when he was 15 years old. After being told there were no more treatment options, he moved many hearts with a simple request. He asked if we could help make the time teen cancer patients spend in the hospital a bit brighter, and bring attention to their unique circumstances.

The ALEXANDER MUÑOZ MEMORIAL FUND provides gifts and technology to the oncology unit at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where Alex was a patient, as well as the Valerie Fund Children's Center and the Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, where Alex was a volunteer. They provide laptops and tablets to help pre-teens, teens, and young adults maintain their social connections, keep up to date and complete schoolwork, watch movies, and play games while they are confined to the hospital. They also provide game systems to help distract these warriors from their discomfort and situation. Our Champ's fund also contributes to a social work oncology fund to help struggling patients' families with expenses such as gas, food, and medicine.

Cancer is the #1 disease killer of children. 1 in 5 children die from cancer, and 2/3 will develop complications from their treatments, including secondary cancers. Astonishingly, only 3 new childhood cancer drugs have been developed in the past twenty years.

Alex passed away on 11/11/2014 when he was only 16 years old. His hope was to help other teens and children battling cancer.  Let's do it together! Join our team and fight for our kids...like a Champ! For more information, please visit www.alexmunoz.org

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To This Fundraiser

$550

MONEY RAISED
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  • Marisa M.

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tom Foster

    $25

  • Alex V

    $25

  • Harry Finnegan

    $25

  • J Tetla

    $50

  • Bill

    $25

  • Prarthana Raja

    $50

  • Doreen & John F

    $25

  • Dina Jesus, Elisio Pinho, Leona and Tom Wagner

    $125

  • Jake, Liz and Matt

    $100

  • John burke

    $50

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110% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $5,100 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Kelly Calver

Amount Raised

$1,250

 

83% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Wagner

Amount Raised

$550

 

110% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bianca DiBlasio

Amount Raised

$525

Fundraiser Title

Judy Grueiro

Amount Raised

$500

 

167% Raised of $300 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Princeton Area Community Foundation...

Amount Raised

$480

 

10% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Holsey

Amount Raised

$450

 

113% Raised of $400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chandra Darsan

Amount Raised

$435

 

87% Raised of $500 Goal

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John Frost

Amount Raised

$425

 

85% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

John burke

John burke

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jake, Liz and Matt

Jake, Liz and Matt

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Doreen & John F

Doreen & John F

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Prarthana Raja

Prarthana Raja

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Bill

Bill

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

J Tetla

J Tetla

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Harry Finnegan

Harry Finnegan

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Alex V

Alex V

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Tom Foster

Tom Foster

DONATION: $25

3 years ago