Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT)

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As many of you know, in a month from now I will run in the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Half-Marathon. Those of you who know me well are now shaking your head in disbelief . . . believe me, I am doing the same! I have never been a runner or an athlete by any stretch of the imagination.

However, the past few months have been a transition for me and as such, feelings of anxiety and stress come with the territory. I started to run to relieve this stress, give myself a focus, and a goal. It has been extremely rewarding . . . but, as much as I have personally benefitted from my training, I wanted my run to mean more than that.

Thus, I began to think about fundraising and running for a cause. As I reflected, I realized how lucky I am. I am healthy, as is my family, and my daughter is thriving. When faced with illness or hardship, I, and those in my family, have been fortunate enough to have successful treatment. However, I recognize that this is not always the case.


Over the past 16 months, since Violet's arrival, I have thought a lot about being a parent, about the relationship between a mother and a child, and about the enormous responsibility but also the endless joy that comes from motherhood. Quite simply, there is nothing I would trade for time spent with my daughter.

In thinking about fundraising, I have been thinking about those that are close to me that have unfairly had this relationship cut short by cancer and I have watched as mothers were taken from them far too soon. I have seen them forced to grow up too quickly and face hardships I can't begin to comprehend. My 13.1 miles is nothing compared to their strength and endurance.

It is with this in mind that I am running to raise money for the Joan Miller & Linda Bernstein Ovarian Cancer Grant through the ACGT. It is my hope that my run can make a small difference.


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Lindsay Koonin

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I am running the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Half-Marathon on Sunday, November 17th. Please help me support the Joan Miller & Linda Bernstein Ovarian Cancer Grant by donating to the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy.
  • $ 103
    Audrey Laufer
    5 years

    Congratulations Lindsay. Great job!!

  • $ 36
    Rebecca Lichten
    5 years

    Good luck!!! Love, Rebecca, Jason & Jack

  • $ 50
    Ben Strauss-Malcolm
    5 years

    Good luck and kick butt!

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  • Bronze $50

  • Silver $100

  • Gold $250

  • Platinum $500

  • Diamond $1000

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Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT)

Share This Campaign

About This Cause

As many of you know, in a month from now I will run in the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Half-Marathon. Those of you who know me well are now shaking your head in disbelief . . . believe me, I am doing the same! I have never been a runner or an athlete by any stretch of the imagination.

However, the past few months have been a transition for me and as such, feelings of anxiety and stress come with the territory. I started to run to relieve this stress, give myself a focus, and a goal. It has been extremely rewarding . . . but, as much as I have personally benefitted from my training, I wanted my run to mean more than that.

Thus, I began to think about fundraising and running for a cause. As I reflected, I realized how lucky I am. I am healthy, as is my family, and my daughter is thriving. When faced with illness or hardship, I, and those in my family, have been fortunate enough to have successful treatment. However, I recognize that this is not always the case.


Over the past 16 months, since Violet's arrival, I have thought a lot about being a parent, about the relationship between a mother and a child, and about the enormous responsibility but also the endless joy that comes from motherhood. Quite simply, there is nothing I would trade for time spent with my daughter.

In thinking about fundraising, I have been thinking about those that are close to me that have unfairly had this relationship cut short by cancer and I have watched as mothers were taken from them far too soon. I have seen them forced to grow up too quickly and face hardships I can't begin to comprehend. My 13.1 miles is nothing compared to their strength and endurance.

It is with this in mind that I am running to raise money for the Joan Miller & Linda Bernstein Ovarian Cancer Grant through the ACGT. It is my hope that my run can make a small difference.


CREATED BY:

Lindsay Koonin

Contact me
I am running the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Half-Marathon on Sunday, November 17th. Please help me support the Joan Miller & Linda Bernstein Ovarian Cancer Grant by donating to the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy.
  • $ 103
    Audrey Laufer
    5 years

    Congratulations Lindsay. Great job!!

  • $ 36
    Rebecca Lichten
    5 years

    Good luck!!! Love, Rebecca, Jason & Jack

  • $ 50
    Ben Strauss-Malcolm
    5 years

    Good luck and kick butt!

Use Facebook to leave a comment below
LEAVE A COMMENT

NOTHING gets posted to your wall. Only your Facebook name & photo are used.

  • Tier Rewards
  • Bronze $50

  • Silver $100

  • Gold $250

  • Platinum $500

  • Diamond $1000

What is DonationTo?

DonationTo has helped people all over the world raise millions of dollars. DonationTo specializes in helping individuals raise money for medical bills, memorial expenses, funeral costs, marathons and more. Create your online donation website with DonationTo!
 
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