BUnitedforaCure NYC Marathon 2017

Hi, we're BUnitedforaCure

Event: Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019


$3,798 raised $4,000 goal

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Meet our team members

Denotes Team Captain

BUnitedforaCure - Join Team Raised
I Made a Donation Amy Woogmaster $2,535
I Made a Donation Sarah Andler $612
I Made a Donation Louis E Elias $451
I Made a Donation Rebecca Spitz $200
Team Gifts $0
Denotes a Team Captain

Thank you to our supporters!

Top Donors
  1. Al, Barry,Sid.Charlie, Nick and Dave$30
  2. Amy 
  3. Anonymous$562
  4. Anonymous 
  5. Bella Bernshtein$100
  6. Ben Koevary 
  7. Danielle (Shulman) Erlich 
  8. Elizabeth K$26.20
  9. Esther Khakshoor 
  10. Facebook Fundraiser$100
  11. Facebook Fundraiser$50
  12. Facebook Fundraiser$20
  13. Fisher Family 
  14. George W Georgas$50
  15. Gretchen Adams 
  16. Heather R 
  17. Hedy Weiner 
  18. JT 
  19. KATHY Bristol$100
  20. Krause Hagan Family$200
  21. Lakis Pape$50
  22. Laura London 
  23. Louis E Elias$50
  24. Louis E Elias$50
  25. Louis E Elias$1
  26. Mendoza Family 
  27. Mom and Dad 
  28. Mona and Marty Wiener$250
  29. Ms. Amy Woogmaster$75
  30. Ms. Kaitlyn L Fydenkevez 
  31. Rebecca Spitz$100
  32. Rocky$100
  33. Rothstein Family 
  34. RUPERT 
  35. Sam and Christina 
  36. Sarah Andler$50
  37. The Balakrishna Family 
  38. The Driscoll Family 
  39. The Raybould Family 
  40. The Trinques 
  41. Vankoski Family 
  42. Vicky Nestor$50
  43. Zach Weiner 

Thank you for reading our story. You might remember our team from 2017, when we were a team of 7 teachers who went to Boston University, studying in the School of Education, together. We trained and fundraised for the 2017 NYC Marathon as Team BUnitedforaCure. After raising over $33,000 and completing the 26.2 mile run, we reunited in August 2018 to run the Falmouth Road Race as Team B(re)UnitedforaCure. Today, we are again reuniting and expanding team BUnitedforaCure as we train, fundraise for, and run the 2019 Chicago marathon!

So here is our story: While at BU, we were lucky to become friends with two amazing people, Kelly and Mike, who got married in 2012 shortly after college and then had a beautiful son, Danny. Unfortunately, a few months after Danny was born, Kelly began fighting the biggest fight of her life: breast cancer that spread to her brain. She underwent treatment after treatment, trial after trial, and yet she continued to smile all day every day and to do everything she could in order to provide for Danny. She loved with all of her heart and she gave her everything to keep him learning, growing, and smiling.

Kelly passed away on April 26, 2017, but her warrior spirit continues to inspire anyone who had the blessing of meeting her. That is why, when we were given the opportunity to once again reunite and run Chicago together, it was an easy decision to transfer our entries to run for the American Cancer Society. We created our team, BUnited for a Cure, in Kelly's honor. Since then, many other warriors have come into our lives, inspiring our team to continue to expand and to fight together.

Together we are running to honor and support the people in our lives and the lives of others who fight their battle with cancer, and we are running in memory of all of those who have lost their battle.

Our team’s participation supports the American Cancer Society, the leader in the fight to end cancer. The donations our team raises will enable investments in groundbreaking cancer research and free information and services for people facing cancer. For more than a century, the American Cancer Society has led the way in the fight to end cancer – and we are excited to be part of their team.

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Name Amount Raised
BUnitedforaCure - Join Team Raised
I Made a Donation Amy Woogmaster $2,535
I Made a Donation Sarah Andler $612
I Made a Donation Louis E Elias $451
I Made a Donation Rebecca Spitz $200
Team Gifts $0
Denotes a Team Captain