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Think Pink Rocks - NYC Half 2014

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BENEFITING: THINK PINK ROCKS

ORGANIZER: THINK PINK ROCKS

EVENT: NYC Half 2014

EVENT DATE: Mar 16, 2014

Joanne Kuperberg

THE STORY:

The words " You have cancer" are a game changer.  In May 2013 I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  It was a shocking revelation for myself and family.  I had no signs of cancer.  So how could this be happening to me?  Well, truth be told,  I had neglected to have an annual mammogram for three years.  My mother had been diagonosed with breast cancer in February 2013 and its noteworthy to add, my maternal grandmother had a mastemomy some 20 years prior. So the fact that I hadn't had a screening in three years was just plain stupidity.

My biopsies showed a 2 centimeter malignant tumor on my right breast and abnormal yet benign cells on my left.  Through additional MRI screening a second 1.5 centimeter mass was found hidden behind the initial finding.

In August I had a lumpectomy on my right breast, followed by 35 days of radiation treatment.  My final treatment was November 7th.   

Throughout my treatment I ran to keep myself sane.  Running was my way of fighting the disease and not giving in.  In February 2014 I had a 6 month follow up mammogram.  I am happy to report I am cancer free!  I finally have my life back, for now.  The fear of recurrence haunts me on a daily basis, coupled with the knowledge that this disease is a genetic marker in my family's  DNA.

With all the billions of dollars spent in cancer research, no one knows what causes cancer.  But through this research Doctors are able to cure woman like me and give me another chance to run. 

This March 16th I am running the NYC Half Marathon for “Think Pink Rocks,” which is a charity for the fight against breast cancer.  Any amount you wish to donate to this cause would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your generous support.

Warmly,

Joanne

$2,800

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joanne Kuperberg

    $250

  • Jonathan and Linda Kamen

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Eric Kahan

     

  • Cathie Curry

    $500

  • Terry and Sheldon Fleck

    $250

  • Dan & Helene Wurtzel

    $200

  • Jane & Jim Buck

    $100

  • George and Sharon Lindsay

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bonnie & David Epstein

    $200

  • Wendy and Tom Padilla

    $200

  • Jebaily family

    $500

  • Stuart and Donna Aust

    $100

  • Jennifer Granda

    $100

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80% Raised of$3,500 Goal

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The Team: $74,071 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Adi Virmani

Amount Raised

$15,045

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mike garvis

Amount Raised

$3,688

 

184% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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rachel wassermann

Amount Raised

$2,830

 

283% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Joanne Kuperberg

Amount Raised

$2,800

 

80% Raised of$3,500 Goal

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Rebecca Wassermann

Amount Raised

$2,522

 

50% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Brian M Teitelbaum

Amount Raised

$2,346

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jodi salob

Amount Raised

$2,300

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Danielle Kuperberg

Amount Raised

$2,215

Donor Comments

Jennifer Granda

Jennifer Granda

DONATION: $100

To all the woman in my life that fought the fight and never gave up!!!!!!!! 6 years ago

Stuart and Donna Aust

Stuart and Donna Aust

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Jebaily family

Jebaily family

DONATION: $500

6 years ago

Wendy and Tom Padilla

Wendy and Tom Padilla

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

Bonnie & David Epstein

Bonnie & David Epstein

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In memory of John McGill 6 years ago

George and Sharon Lindsay

George and Sharon Lindsay

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Jane & Jim Buck

Jane & Jim Buck

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Dan & Helene Wurtzel

Dan & Helene Wurtzel

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

Terry and Sheldon Fleck

Terry and Sheldon Fleck

DONATION: $250

6 years ago