Marathon to Support Jaime Pitale's Cancer Fight

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Hello Friends and Family.

As you might know, I have run a few marathons. Usually I just run to try to stay in shape and/or beat a personal best time. However, this time the circumstances are different. I am running the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll marathon on June 2nd, 2013 to raise money for a close friend of mine, Jaime Pitale, who is battling cancer.


Recently, while living and working in Thailand, Jaime was diagnosed with brain and lung cancer. A MRI revealed 2 tumors in his brain and later results indicated it has spread from his lungs. Adenocarcinoma cancer usually come from the lungs and primarily affects non-smokers such as Jaime. He is now back in Philadelphia getting treatment. However, he does not have the necessary insurance to pay for it all since he was only covered by his employer in Thailand for injury, not disease or illness.

For those of you who do not know Jaime, he was the very first person I met and friend I made after arriving at Penn State main back in 1994. He grew up in Northeast Philly and after graduation he has spent time in the US and abroad. He studied culinary arts in Italy and trust me he is a great cook :). While inThailand, in addition to honing his chef skills, he was also teaching English.

I can easily say that he is one of the nicest and most genuine people I have ever met. He is facing this challenge with determination while also maintaining that positive outlook and loving spirit that makes him such a special person.


Please help Jaime in his in his fight against this horrible disease either through a dontation, prayers, and/or sharing this link with others.

Thank You!

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Hi, My name is Jerry. I am training for the San Diego Rock'n'Roll Marathon on Sunday June 2nd to help in Jaime Pitale's fight against cancer. I've run several marathons before but this is certainly the most significant and meaningful one to date by far.

Anyone wishing to contribute can of make a flat donation. Or you if you prefer can email me with a promise to make a future pledge based on either a) my training miles or b) miles in the race. I'll be posting all of my training miles on facebook. It can be as simple as a nickle/dime per training mile, $1 per race mile, a combo of it, etc. If you wish to donate you also have the option to add the credit card fee to to your amount to ensure all proceeds go towards Jaime's medical bills.

We're very grateful for any help you can provide. Thank you all very much!

Jerry
  • $ 20
    Anonymous
    5 years

    From my neighbor Pat!

  • $ 50
    Sue and Mike Frounfelter
    7 years

    We hope this helps and our prayers are with your friend.

  • $ 103
    Anonymous
    7 years

    No Comment

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Marathon to Support Jaime Pitale's Cancer Fight

Share This Campaign

About This Cause

Hello Friends and Family.

As you might know, I have run a few marathons. Usually I just run to try to stay in shape and/or beat a personal best time. However, this time the circumstances are different. I am running the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll marathon on June 2nd, 2013 to raise money for a close friend of mine, Jaime Pitale, who is battling cancer.


Recently, while living and working in Thailand, Jaime was diagnosed with brain and lung cancer. A MRI revealed 2 tumors in his brain and later results indicated it has spread from his lungs. Adenocarcinoma cancer usually come from the lungs and primarily affects non-smokers such as Jaime. He is now back in Philadelphia getting treatment. However, he does not have the necessary insurance to pay for it all since he was only covered by his employer in Thailand for injury, not disease or illness.

For those of you who do not know Jaime, he was the very first person I met and friend I made after arriving at Penn State main back in 1994. He grew up in Northeast Philly and after graduation he has spent time in the US and abroad. He studied culinary arts in Italy and trust me he is a great cook :). While inThailand, in addition to honing his chef skills, he was also teaching English.

I can easily say that he is one of the nicest and most genuine people I have ever met. He is facing this challenge with determination while also maintaining that positive outlook and loving spirit that makes him such a special person.


Please help Jaime in his in his fight against this horrible disease either through a dontation, prayers, and/or sharing this link with others.

Thank You!

CREATED BY:

Jerry Colihan

Contact me
Hi, My name is Jerry. I am training for the San Diego Rock'n'Roll Marathon on Sunday June 2nd to help in Jaime Pitale's fight against cancer. I've run several marathons before but this is certainly the most significant and meaningful one to date by far.

Anyone wishing to contribute can of make a flat donation. Or you if you prefer can email me with a promise to make a future pledge based on either a) my training miles or b) miles in the race. I'll be posting all of my training miles on facebook. It can be as simple as a nickle/dime per training mile, $1 per race mile, a combo of it, etc. If you wish to donate you also have the option to add the credit card fee to to your amount to ensure all proceeds go towards Jaime's medical bills.

We're very grateful for any help you can provide. Thank you all very much!

Jerry
  • $ 20
    Anonymous
    5 years

    From my neighbor Pat!

  • $ 50
    Sue and Mike Frounfelter
    7 years

    We hope this helps and our prayers are with your friend.

  • $ 103
    Anonymous
    7 years

    No Comment

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