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Melissa Kanter's Fundraiser:

NYC Marathon Team Tisch MS!

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Melissa Kanter

THE STORY:

Here I go again...

The time has come to run another marathon. I know I’m crazy and that its time consuming. But truth be told I will not work out if I don’t set a goal so I might as well go for the full 26.2 miles. It’s actually been ten years since I ran my last marathon in NYC just as I was celebrating turning the big 3-0.  I couldn’t think of a better way to ring in the even bigger 4-0 then to do the race again. But really, what am I thinking? Practice runs that last hours, disgusting gels that they call nutrition, and body chafing… it’s not very attractive.  But sometimes an opportunity comes along that you just can't pass up.

For the first time, the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York (TMSRCNY) was selected as a charity partner for this year's marathon. They created a team – Team Tisch MS – and have set an ambitious goal to raise $75,000 to help fund their cutting-edge research program which is working towards finding a cure for MS. In the past I have raised money for a number of different causes so why this one now?

Well, first and foremost, MS is part of our life. It has impacted those we love on both sides as well as some of our close friends. The interesting part of this disease is that it looks differently on everyone. But no matter how it looks, the disease is tough and those that fight it are some of the strongest warriors that I know. Some fight it quietly without wanting to burden those around them (although it’s never a burden), some fight it loudly and ferociously and others simply take it day by day. But in the end, a world without MS would be a better place and the work Dr. Sadiq and his team are doing is breaking down barriers and taking us closer to a cure.

Second, I am doing this race to honor the amazing work that my husband Dr. Stephen Kanter does each day working alongside the researchers at TMSCR as head of Physical Therapy at the International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice (IMSMP) also led by Dr. Sadiq. He works tirelessly to help those with MS live their lives more fully and his passion knows no bounds. I am so proud when I meet his patients and they tell me how amazing he is and what he is done to make their lives better. Through his work, I have had the opportunity to meet amazing doctors, practitioners, and researchers who are pioneering new approaches to handling MS. It is truly inspiring to have a front row seat to this amazing work.

So as I head out for a long, long run, I ask that you please support me in this cause. Whatever contribution you make, no matter the size will have a huge impact.

I thank you in advance for helping me cross another finish line!

$10,226

MONEY RAISED
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  • GEORGE & RANDY KRUMHOLZ

     

  • Damian Kington

    $50

  • Christy Nickels

    $50

  • The Waller Family

     

  • Jen Spring and Josh Berlin

     

  • Sara & Chris Grieco

     

  • Andrea Teitelbaum

     

  • The Aquilias

     

  • Ann Pizzi

    $100

  • Geoffrey Ax

    $100

  • The Schreiber Family

     

  • The Bernstein Family

    $250

  • The Cohen Family

     

  • The Drucker Family

     

  • Peggy Flynn

    $100

  • The Kollenschers

    $50

  • Steven Emmett

    $100

  • Evan Schwartz

    $50

  • Peak Performance Physical Therapy

    $250

  • JOE & MARILYN EMMETT

    $250

  • Gail and Howard Baker

    $50

  • Tony Gervasio

    $100

  • The Altberger Family

     

  • Devon Spurgeon

    $500

  • Cynthia GibsonHorn

    $50

  • Gina Sorice

     

  • Ronnie Ax

    $75

  • Balanoff

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chris Papazoglou

     

  • The Schack Family

    $36

  • Scerbo PT

    $100

  • G. Solomon

    $100

  • The Grubers

     

  • The Spiegelman Family

    $100

  • The Miller Family

    $75

  • Denise Pinbell

     

  • The Mazins

    $50

  • Deborah Shapiro

     

  • Damian Kington

    $50

  • Lisa & Dan Guttman

    $72

  • Beyond Basics Physical Therapy

    $100

  • The Scelfos

     

  • Amy Abramson and family

    $36

  • The Gerstenbluth Family

     

  • Merav Brown

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ellen Cohen

    $36

  • Covello Family

     

  • Kevin and Meredith Katz

    $100

  • Topf Family

    $100

  • Angela D'Angelo

    $200

  • Jennifer Polizotto

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $900

  • Judi Volk-Weiss

    $100

  • Judi Flynn

    $50

  • Bucello

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Christy

     

  • Little Richie Franco

    $50

  • Susan Stillings

    $54

  • Mike & Fran kanter

    $50

  • Demy Kamboukos

     

  • Kasey Gore Porter & Family

    $500

  • Empire Healthcare

    $100

  • Grandstand Sports & Memorabilia, Inc.

    $750

  • Lawrence & Theresa C.

    $2,500

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102% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $90,619 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research C...

Amount Raised

$14,587

 

36% Raised of $40,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Whitney Mallis

Amount Raised

$13,995

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Woods

Amount Raised

$13,950

Fundraiser Title

Samantha McKillip

Amount Raised

$11,467

Fundraiser Title

Megan Brennan

Amount Raised

$10,300

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Kanter

Amount Raised

$10,226

 

102% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gregg Reisman

Amount Raised

$5,058

 

101% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Armistead Williams

Amount Raised

$4,495

 

75% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Grandstand Sports & Memorabilia, Inc.

Grandstand Sports & Memorabilia, Inc.

DONATION: $750

2 years ago

Lawrence & Theresa C.

Lawrence & Theresa C.

DONATION: $2,500

2 years ago

Empire Healthcare

Empire Healthcare

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Kasey Gore Porter & Family

Kasey Gore Porter & Family

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Demy Kamboukos

Demy Kamboukos

2 years ago

Mike & Fran kanter

Mike & Fran kanter

DONATION: $50

Good luck 2 years ago

Susan Stillings

Susan Stillings

DONATION: $54

Go Melissa - hopefully put you "over" $7,000 :) Will be thinking of you tomorrow AM. Good luck. You've got this!! 2 years ago

Little Richie Franco

Little Richie Franco

DONATION: $50

Go M-Giddy, Go! 2 years ago

Christy

Christy

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago