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Brian Young's Fundraiser:

2014 Ironman Wisconsin

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BENEFITING: Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR CAUSE 2014

Brian Young

THE STORY:

RACING IN MEMORY OF MY MOTHER

On September 7, 2014, I will race Ironman Wisconsin.  This renowned event is a long-distance triathlon comprised of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and ending with a 26.2 mile marathon run.  I am training hard and I look forward to achieving the very meaningful accomplishment of competing in this race in September.

Much of my motivation to train for, and participate in, this type of event, comes naturally.  I get myself excited just thinking about it.  I wanted to add a more significant layer of purpose behind my involvement in Ironman Wisconsin so I decided to raise money for the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance (“MIOCA”).  This charitable organization is very important to me because, as many of you know, I lost my mother, Ava, in November of 2007, due to complications from ovarian cancer.  Those of you who knew her, knew she was a strong and vibrant woman who loved her family very much. She was my greatest cheerleader in all that I did. She looked forward to watching me compete in tennis matches and all of my other sporting events over the years. I miss her a great deal and think of her daily.  It will be an incredible honor for me to race Ironman Wisconsin in her memory.

One of the greatest challenges we faced as a family was dealing with my mother’s late-stage diagnosis.  Her cancer had progressed substantially before we even knew she was sick. I believe this prevented her from ever having an opportunity to get ahead, and stay ahead, of this brutal disease. Sadly, this is a common problem among families struggling with ovarian cancer. Due to the lack of an early detection test, less than 15% of ovarian cancer is diagnosed early, when survival rates are over 90%. Unfortunately, the vast majority are diagnosed late stage when the chance of surviving 5 years drops to only 25%.

Because overall survival rates for this cancer have barely improved since the “War on Cancer” was declared over 40 years ago, increased awareness and advocacy are critical. MIOCA advocates on the state and federal level for early detection and improved treatment outcomes.  As the only statewide organization devoted to ovarian cancer, MIOCA also provides resources and support for those affected by the disease, as well as educational programs designed to help healthcare professionals diagnose ovarian cancer earlier.

Thank you in advance for your support of this worthwhile cause.  Please consider making a tax deductible donation if you are able to do so and spread the word about this fundraising effort so we can effectively raise money to combat ovarian cancer, a disease which impacts so many of our friends and families.

$11,342

MONEY RAISED
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  • Susie Parker

     

  • Blake

    $50

  • Jenni and Patti Morris

    $50

  • Michael & Colleen Nagher

    $50

  • Stacey, Jason, Ava & Emma Soffa

     

  • Erik Perkins

    $100

  • Dani Gillman and Ben Chutz

    $25

  • Stephanie (Schwalm) Harman

    $20

  • Debbie Carson

     

  • Chuck Young

    $1,000

  • Linda Baker

    $25

  • Barbara Burns

    $100

  • Craig Evans

    $50

  • Al and Marla Garmo

    $150

  • The Drescher Family

    $100

  • Joani and JIm Lesser

    $200

  • The Martin Family

     

  • Jill Sherman-Marx

    $36

  • Joel and Sarah

    $25

  • Gayle and Alan Edelson

    $75

  • lauren and jay rosett

    $50

  • Linda Kovan

    $100

  • Allen Pugh

    $100

  • Geoff Kretchmer and Jody Lipton

    $100

  • Ro and Rob Rolak

     

  • Aimee & Richard Simtob

    $100

  • Bianca & Michael Siegel

    $100

  • Francee Ford

    $100

  • Julie and Sam Beznos

     

  • Wendy Talan

    $35

  • Marjie and Jordan Field

    $18

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Franci & Larry Silver

    $36

  • Nancy Glen and Ralph McDowell

    $100

  • Brian Finerty

    $100

  • Rachel Tucker

    $25

  • Margo/Michael Siegel

    $50

  • Jeffrey and Kirsten Ditkoff

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Michael Gendelman

    $36

  • Robb & Sibyl Chavis

    $200

  • Jeff & Jenica Gunsberg

     

  • Yung

    $100

  • Will Peppo

    $25

  • Atler Family

    $1,000

  • Mark and Debbie Landau

    $100

  • Barbara Tapper Goldman

    $36

  • Mark Van Faussien

    $100

  • Eddy and Dorothy Barak

    $100

  • Karen, Morris, Emilie and Andrea Rottman

     

  • David J. Sculati

    $50

  • The Lublins

    $36

  • John & Patty Delle-Monache

    $200

  • Greg & Nayiri Karapetian

    $25

  • Dennis Castillo

    $25

  • howard & Susan tapper

     

  • Mark & Leora Tapper

     

  • Susan and Howard Tapper

    $100

  • Kevin & Michele Kalczynski

    $200

  • David Larsen

    $100

  • Cheryl, Arnie, Hanna & Melissa Berlin

    $25

  • Patricia & Jason Alba

    $100

  • Jim and Nicki Gallagher

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • Scott and Shauna Schwartz

    $100

  • David, Erin, Caden and Cameron Martin

    $50

  • Carol & Gideon Hoffer

    $18

  • Nancy and Michael Cutler

     

  • Rebekah L. Tiefenbach Sellers

    $20

  • TMW Legal Solutions, PLLC

    $50

  • Bobbie Miller

     

  • Karen & Todd Sachse

    $50

  • Kroopnick Family

     

  • Stuart and Susan Young

    $185

  • Juliet Sanders

    $20

  • The Kaufman's

    $180

  • Jason & Stacey Raznick

    $36

  • Jackie & Ken Bishop

    $100

  • Lindsey and Greg Weitzman

    $36

  • Stacy Vieder

     

  • Sue and Alan Kaufman

    $100

  • Jamie Myers

    $25

  • Stacey & jason Raznick

    $50

  • Barbara Burns

     

  • Robyn & Jonathan Tamber

     

  • Sarah Leib

    $36

  • The Kleiman family

     

  • Sara and Ryan Holdan

    $36

  • Bill and Debbie Peppo

    $50

  • Stacy Larson

    $25

  • Barbara Beznos RD,LD/N Integrated Nutrition LLC

    $100

  • Stan and Trudy Berlin

    $36

  • Helen and Jeffrey Garden

    $180

  • Asaf Herskovitz, GND

    $200

  • ken & karen goss

    $100

  • Eric & Jackie Dixon

    $100

  • Rodney Thomas

     

  • shea and kinsley klacking

    $36

  • Lou and Paula glazier

    $100

  • Danny Kurzmann

    $100

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113% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $102,176 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Casey Crouse

Amount Raised

$52,170

 

104% Raised of$50,000 Goal

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Israel Deutsch

Amount Raised

$28,502

 

114% Raised of$25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brian Young

Amount Raised

$11,342

 

113% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Kristen David

Amount Raised

$3,677

 

123% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Todd Schwartz

Amount Raised

$3,203

Fundraiser Title

Juliet Sanders

Amount Raised

$1,527

 

76% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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David Rodda

Amount Raised

$1,130

 

11% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Tony Alger

Amount Raised

$550

 

6% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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