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Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh - Monica's Minions

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BENEFITING: SUSAN G KOMEN Pittsburgh

ORGANIZER: SUSAN G KOMEN Pittsburgh

EVENT: 2018 Pittsburgh Marathon

EVENT DATE: May 06, 2018

Erin Ruggiero

THE STORY:

Monica's Minions is a sub-team of Susan G Komen made up of Jordan Galino, Shane Galino, James Mangan, Erin Ruggiero, and Biagio Ruggiero.

We are running this year to raise funds for Susan G Komen in the name of Monica Ianarelli, our friend and coworker who this past year fought and won a battle with breast cancer.

Monica is an avid runner, and is working on getting strong enough to run again. While she focuses on healing and strengthening, we will be running for her, while also raising some money to help defeat breast cancer for others like Monica. 

We appreciate your donation!


SUSAN G KOMEN Pittsburgh wrote -

OUR MISSION  |  Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.


OUR BOLD GOAL  |  Reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50%  in the U.S. by 2026.


Over the past twenty-five years, Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh has grown in size, impact, and service; having evolved from an annual Race for the Cure into a year-round, comprehensive nonprofit organization serving 34-counties in western and central Pennsylvania. In those twenty-five years, we have given over $20 million in local granting to meet community needs and over $7.6 million to national research; seventy-five percent of funds raised fund local education, screening, and treatment initiatives and twenty-five percent funds national research.


Through partnerships, such as the Run for a Reason charity partnership, we are able to provide extensive community outreach and education through our grants program. We are the sole funder of the Mammogram Voucher Program (MVP), which provides uninsured women and men with mammograms and follow-up diagnostic services, having invested over $11.5 million to support this program.


Over three decades ago, pink was just another color. Today, pink often symbolizes and is associated with breast cancer awareness. Pink ribbons are the international symbol for breast cancer and pink seems to be everywhere, from bagels to clothing, from Terrible Towels to jewelry.  But today pink is more than just a color, it is more than just a symbol; it is an opportunity for you to join the Susan G. Komen® Pittsburgh Affiliate in turning awareness into action, to be… More Than Pink.


 While research has made incredible strides in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, the cures for this disease still elude us. It is estimated that in 2017, among U.S. women, 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed and an estimated 40,450 women will die as a result of breast cancer. Approximately 2,600 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in men in the U.S. in 2017, and 440 men will die from breast cancer.    


The Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization has undertaken a very bold plan to reduce the nation’s current 40,000 annual breast cancer deaths by 50 percent over the next 10 years by improving access to quality and timely cancer care for the underserved, as well as enhancing research focus on lethal breast cancers. With this bold goal in sight, it is now time to demonstrate that Komen is more than a color - that we are More Than Pink.


Every day we renew our commitment to find the cures for breast cancer and shine hope into the lives of those battling all stages of this horrible disease. Together, we look with hope to a day without breast cancer.

$1,045

MONEY RAISED
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  • Diane

    $100

  • Maureen Spezialetti

    $10

  • Peter (you know)

    $100

  • Maria Balestrieri

    $25

  • Jaimee Gaster

    $50

  • Robert Ianarelli

     

  • Lauren Spitsberg

     

  • Beansie Wiles

    $50

  • The Boston Buckley's

     

  • Derrick Mcvicker

    $50

  • Fred & Kristina Shaw

    $50

  • Ashley B. & David P.

    $25

  • Melissa Buckley

     

  • Reed Russell :)

    $50

  • Bob and Sherry Gamble

    $50

  • Keri Coulter

    $25

  • Jepsky Family

     

  • Erica Nagy

     

  • James Mangan

    $50

  • The Mitchell’s

     

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139% Raised of$750 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $19,057 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Michael Green

Amount Raised

$2,993

 

855% Raised of$350 Goal

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anne burnham

Amount Raised

$2,050

 

410% Raised of$500 Goal

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Erin Ruggiero

Amount Raised

$1,045

 

139% Raised of$750 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Vanessa Canas

Amount Raised

$770

 

154% Raised of$500 Goal

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Hannah Kappel

Amount Raised

$650

 

186% Raised of$350 Goal

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Cindy Scott

Amount Raised

$615

 

176% Raised of$350 Goal

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Meghan Ruth

Amount Raised

$585

 

117% Raised of$500 Goal

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Emily Lee

Amount Raised

$575

 

164% Raised of$350 Goal

Donor Comments

The Mitchell’s

The Mitchell’s

Good Luck to all of you today! 2 years ago

James Mangan

James Mangan

DONATION: $50

Hooray 2 years ago

Erica Nagy

Erica Nagy

2 years ago

Jepsky Family

Jepsky Family

Go Minica’s Minions! 2 years ago

Keri Coulter

Keri Coulter

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Bob and Sherry Gamble

Bob and Sherry Gamble

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Reed Russell :)

Reed Russell :)

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Melissa Buckley

Melissa Buckley

2 years ago

Ashley B. & David P.

Ashley B. & David P.

DONATION: $25

Way to run Erin & Biagio!!! 2 years ago

Fred & Kristina Shaw

Fred & Kristina Shaw

DONATION: $50

Way to go, guys!! Good luck! 2 years ago