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Laurie Kuuskvere's Fundraiser:

Think Pink Rocks - 2016 NYC Half

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Laurie Kuuskvere

THE STORY:

I'm running the NYC Half to honor my mom, JoAnn M., who was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2015, and the many other wonderful ladies in my life that have fought breast cancer like champs - Diane D., Susan D., Rossana S., Laura K., Ellen D., as well as so many others.  My goal is not to just raise money for Memorial Sloan Kettering, one of the best cancer hospitals in the world located right here in NYC, but to primarily RAISE AWARENESS about early detection and treatment and to bring HOPE  to others.  I encourage each of you wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, friends to please remind your loved ones to stay on top of their breast cancer screenings (see more detailed info below).  

Also, if you know someone battling breast cancer or any kind of cancer for that matter, offer to lend a hand or say a prayer.  I've seen first hand what this horrible disease can do to a family but no one has seen it's effects more than my Dad while caring for my mom.  Dad, you are my hero.  I've never seen anyone care for a person the way you have cared for mom.  My parents' strength and perserverance are so encouraging.  Please make a point to encourage others around you battling cancer.  Take time to let them know you care.  Encouragement brings HOPE and HOPE is the only way you can beat this disease.  

-"For I know the plans I have for you, "declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a future.  

Jeremiah 29:11

Think Pink Rocks is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness about early detection of and genetic testing for breast cancer and to provide funding for screening, treatment and research.

Did you know:

• A woman's risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer is greatly increased if she carries the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation (Breast Cancer gene mutation).

• Men with these mutations also have an increased risk of breast and prostate cancer. Our team will raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.

The money raised for Think Pink Rocks from the NYC Half 2015 will benefit breast cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where Think Pink Rocks has established a dedicated breast cancer research fund, as well as at the Breast Oncology Center at the University of Michigan, in addition to providing funding for treatment.

Some members of our team have a direct connection to breast cancer, but we also have many team members who are running or walking simply because they want to support a great cause.

Think Pink Rocks is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Contributions to Think Pink Rocks are tax deductable to the extent allowable by law.

Thanks for your support!

$700

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Towers Family

    $100

  • Great Looks Hair Salon

    $100

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Larry, Kim, Hailey, Tommy and Matty

    $50

  • Sister

    $100

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70% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $81,096 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

THINK PINK ROCKS

Amount Raised

$8,700

 

17% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Adi Virmani

Amount Raised

$6,051

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Erin Gebert

Amount Raised

$3,195

 

320% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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steve ockler

Amount Raised

$3,061

 

153% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Marie-Claire Barker

Amount Raised

$3,045

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Eric Slover

Amount Raised

$2,250

 

205% Raised of $1,100 Goal

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jerry mcdonald

Amount Raised

$2,200

 

110% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Tristyn Hassani

Amount Raised

$2,050

 

205% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Sister

Sister

DONATION: $100

Courageous 2 years ago

Larry, Kim,  Hailey,  Tommy and Matty

Larry, Kim, Hailey, Tommy and Matty

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

DONATION: $100

Thank you for honoring your Mom. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful daughter! Love you! 2 years ago

Great Looks Hair Salon

Great Looks Hair Salon

DONATION: $100

This is a beautiful tribute to your mother. May God continue to heal her and bring peace and comfort to your family. Safe training to you! 2 years ago

The Towers Family

The Towers Family

DONATION: $100

So proud of you Laurie! I know this has been a long road for your mom and family. This is a great way to honor her struggles and hope for a cure. Love you. 2 years ago