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Thomas G. Labrecque Foundation NYC 2017

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THE STORY:

My Dad was diagnosed with lung cancer at age 65. After surgery, he was diagnosed again at 70 and 75, ultimately  removing an entire lung. He summoned all his strength to survive 5 more years – an extraordinary feat in and of itself – passing away in December 2015 from comordities that likely attacked his weakened state. My Dad's mother, who  died years before him, also caught her cancer early and was able to eradicate it.  Early detection allowed my Dad and grandmother to live longer. If detected too late, the five-year survival rate for lung cancer is just 4%. Fourteen years ago, my wife sadly lost her mother at age 58 to inoperable, aggressive lung cancer. She was gone not more than 60 days after it was first diagnosed. That was a life-jarring wake-up call for my wife and I months before we had planned to start expanding our family.    


I joined the racing community for the competition.  I signed up for the Marathon to run for the memories of  those I lost to lung cancer.  Running has given me time to reflect and it has helped me stay connected to my Dad – not in a spiritual way, but in a contemplative, meditative state while running.  Now, my Dad is that "eye in the sky" whether during monotonous training runs or amidst the energy of organized races. Often, he invites my grandmother and mother-in-law to watch as well, so long as he keeps his aisle seat in the front row!  While their eyes are on me this November, my eyes will be wide open.


The Thomas G. Labrecque Foundation is committed to preventing lung cancer through education and research. To date, the Foundation has raised about $10 million dollars for lung cancer research and awareness. Since 2007, the Foundation has been focused on funding research to detect lung cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage. Since 2009, 100% of funds raised have gone to fund research, not overhead.     

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$4,175

MONEY RAISED
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  • Adam Fisher

    $250

  • Jeff S. Cohen

    $300

  • Dan Kaplan

    $100

  • The Austers

    $50

  • Dan, daryl, zach , zoey and Bernie

    $250

  • The Anikstein Family

    $500

  • evan margolin

    $100

  • Plaza Meats

    $250

  • Pete Clauson

    $50

  • David Eder

    $100

  • Mike Wolf

    $50

  • Jason Goldfarb

    $25

  • Michael Jacobson

    $50

  • Richard & Barbara Kaufman

    $500

  • Gallucci

    $100

  • Rob & Heidi Cohen

    $250

  • Andrew Levy

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Lefkowitz Family

    $500

  • Karen & Mark Wolfson

    $200

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139% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $37,270 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Marc Levy

Amount Raised

$4,175

 

139% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Sean Lunkenheimer

Amount Raised

$3,505

 

117% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Amanda Friedl-Tomczyk

Amount Raised

$3,290

 

94% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Robert Corbett

Amount Raised

$3,070

 

102% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Rachel Morrison

Amount Raised

$3,000

 

100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Kayden Becker

Amount Raised

$2,975

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Emily Whalen

Amount Raised

$2,950

 

98% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Katie Valko

Amount Raised

$2,825

 

94% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Karen & Mark Wolfson

Karen & Mark Wolfson

DONATION: $200

1 day ago

The Lefkowitz Family

The Lefkowitz Family

DONATION: $500

1 day ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

6 days ago

Andrew Levy

Andrew Levy

DONATION: $500

Supporting my brother's commitment in our effort to contribute to the fight against lung cancer. All our love and support. 6 days ago

Rob & Heidi Cohen

Rob & Heidi Cohen

DONATION: $250

1 week ago

Gallucci

Gallucci

DONATION: $100

1 week ago

Richard & Barbara Kaufman

Richard & Barbara Kaufman

DONATION: $500

1 week ago

Michael Jacobson

Michael Jacobson

DONATION: $50

1 week ago

Jason Goldfarb

Jason Goldfarb

DONATION: $25

I expect you to medal 😀 1 week ago

Mike Wolf

Mike Wolf

DONATION: $50

1 week ago