After being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Seth Grumet was fortunate to have the tremendous support of his extended family and network of friends. However, while going through his treatment, he noticed that many of the patients alongside him did not have the same support system. So, he set out to create one. In 2010, Seth founded “STOMP The Monster,” a non-profit organization that addresses important quality of life issues for patients undergoing cancer treatment. The organization provides financial support through gift cards that can be used for groceries, gas, taxis, utility and rent bills, and, helps with Medigap payments to keep treatment going. These costs that are alongside medical bills, but not covered by insurance, are often the forgotten burden of a medical crisis, and add anxiety and insecurity to an already difficult situation. Seth says, “All those in treatment with me were the true inspiration to form the foundation. Their strength and determination, shown through the toughest times, are the reasons STM is able to continue to grow.” With the time and energy given by volunteers and the support of donors, STM has distributed more than $2,000,000 to more than 4,300 patients and their families. In the past year alone they distributed $310,000 to 630 patients. I was privileged to be Seth's physical therapist while he was hospitalized for his second stem cell transplant in 2012. In 2014 I ran the NYC Marathon for the 1st time and raised $6,295 for STM. In 2017 I ran for the second time and raised $9,338 for STM. As I turned 62 this year, I continue to be inspired by Seth's energy, tenacity, generosity, and spirit and decided to run again and raise even more funds for this truly awesome cause! Please join me in this effort. I can’t do it without you. Thank you!