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Tug McGraw Foundation TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: TUG MCGRAW FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: TUG MCGRAW FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Diane Levin

THE STORY:

Hello friends:

It's hard to believe, but this coming November will mark 10 YEARS since my last brain surgery. Crazy!  Has it been and is it still challenging on a daily basis?  Absolutely.  But do I feel extremely fortunate?  You better believe it, and I want to pay it forward any way I can.

To mark this anniversary, I have decided to embark on one of the most challenging physical adventures (for me) since my brain tumor journey.  On Nov. 6, I plan to complete the New York City Marathon AND raise AT LEAST $2500 for the cause through TheTug McGraw Foundation.  

It's going to be tough, but for those who know me, I'm not afraid of a little (ok, maybe a lot of) pain, fatigue, and asking for your help with a cause intimately close to my heart. 

 

Why now?  

*Birthday goal, of course, since the body isn't what it used to be :)  I’ll be 48 this coming Wed, 6/15, and a DONATION would be the best gift ever!!!

*10 year anniversary being 'mostly' tumor free (a little remains, but it's been quiet, per my annual MRIs).

*NY is on every marathoner's bucket list; I was entered to do it in 2004, the year I was diagnosed and 1 week after my first surgery; didn’t quite make it to the start.

*it's the most expensive race I haven't completed; I paid my deferred entry for close to 6 years straight and then gave it up.

*to celebrate Kathy Miller, Cassidy Sidhu, Jim Yanko, Sharan Singh and Cecilia Quizon to name just a very few!

*to honor the many I met during my journey who did not survive the fight (Cindy Parks, I think of you every single day and what I learned from you in our short time together)

*Accomplish my personal goal of completing 5 full 'officials' marathons

*Raise funds for research and support with an organization which shares my mantra "Ya Gotta Believe", as well as it's findings and resources with the community. 

*Why $5,000?  $1000 for each marathon completed and double the minimum required amount of $2500.

The marathon is 21 weeks away, and my training has begun.  I will be updating my progress regularly with words, photos and even videos.  Although I hope to run the entire event, but if I wind up walking some, that’s ok.  My goal is to get to the finish with a smile and joy in my heart, both for the physical accomplishment in addition to meeting or exceeding my goal for the funds so desperately needed.

I hope you can help.  Every single dollar makes a difference.  And in today’s social media age, please go crazy and spread the word.  tweet, share, text, email, etc.

Thank you for your consideration!!!

Have a spectacular Sunday, and remember to CHOOSE HAPPY!!

$2,600

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Allison Krasnow

    $25

  • Bradford and Frieda Liebman

    $250

  • Matt Takaki

    $100

  • Jen and Mahesh

    $100

  • Kory Mingus

    $125

  • Louis Levin & Kathy Miller

    $300

  • Paul & Allison

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Phyllis Greenbach

    $100

  • Michele Boudreau and John Riviello

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jeanne and Jerry Weiss

    $100

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104% Raised of$2,500 Goal

The Team: $14,612 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kyle Ferachi

Amount Raised

$3,981

 

159% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Colleen Pagnani

Amount Raised

$3,031

 

121% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Diane Levin

Amount Raised

$2,600

 

104% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Liz Weed

Amount Raised

$2,500

Fundraiser Title

Glenn Gelband

Amount Raised

$2,500

Fundraiser Title

TUG MCGRAW FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Barbara Mertens Primosch

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Hilary Adler

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Jeanne and Jerry Weiss

Jeanne and Jerry Weiss

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Michele Boudreau and John Riviello

Michele Boudreau and John Riviello

DONATION: $100

All the best. Thanks for including us. 3 years ago

Phyllis Greenbach

Phyllis Greenbach

DONATION: $100

Go Diane!!! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $300

3 years ago

Paul & Allison

Paul & Allison

DONATION: $150

Your determination inspires us 3 years ago

Louis Levin & Kathy Miller

Louis Levin & Kathy Miller

DONATION: $300

You have come a long way, and will continue to improve. Good luck in the Marathon. 3 years ago

Kory Mingus

Kory Mingus

DONATION: $125

3 years ago

Jen and Mahesh

Jen and Mahesh

DONATION: $100

Get it Girl! Proud of You Diane : ) 3 years ago