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CHILDRENS BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION INC

2011 CBTF's YPG 3rd Annual Bowl-a-thon! New York, New York

Donations as of December 21, 2014:

$250.00 Raised Offline
$3,423.62 Raised Online
$3,673.62 Total Raised

Claudia's Fundrasing Page - 2011 YPG 3rd Annual Bowl-a-thon!

The Children's Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) is a cause very dear to my heart.  Five years ago my best friend at Columbia, Akiva, was diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor that was characterized as inoperable given it was inside the brainstem. After discovering the tumor had grown 50% in three months, he decided to have the risky surgery, which had some complications and left him with several neurological disorders, to name a few, double-vision, loss of hearing on his right ear, the right side of his face paralyzed as well as his right eye. He had to relearn how to walk, talk, dress, shower, jump, everything!... It’s important to mention that he was about to start his senior year at Columbia when he was diagnosed. Well, not only was he successful in relearning all these things, but he went back to Columbia, was elected Senior Class President and graduated with honors. Then he attended the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and graduated with a Masters in Health Policy and Management. He met the love of his life and married her two years ago. Now he works at one of the top consulting firms in NYC as a healthcare consultant to Fortune 500 firms.  
Akiva's story has a happy ending, but all that he has accomplished is due to his passion for life, his never-ending hope and his desire to help others. He is the most resilient person I have ever known and I’m extremely lucky to have him be part of my life because I have a lot to learn from him (I think we all do). 
CBTF's objective is to improve the quality of life of the children affected with brain and spinal cord tumors and to provide support to their families.  The Foundation helps them realize that with faith and perseverance everything can be accomplished, just like my friend Akiva did.
So – it would be FANTASTIC if you can help me support the CBTF. 
For the second year in a row, a group of my FABULOUS friends, including Jessica Brittain, Tony D'Andraia, Ritu Bala Sharma, Sujeeta Sippy, Mandy Gor, Chris and I will be bowling for the cause on April 28th with the team SUGARBOWL and your support will be highly appreciated. Every bit helps so donations of any size are welcome! ($5, $20, $100 or $1,000,000 – anything!). 
Last year we raised over $5,000 so we counting on you to repeat (and exceed) history!!!    
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support!!! -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
Our Sincerest Thanks,
THE SUGARBOWL TEAM - Claudia Barrera, Jessica Brittain, Tony D'Andraia, Ritu Bala Sharma, Sujeeta Sippy, Mandy Gor, Elizabeth Sofro and Chris.
If you would like to read a little more about Akiva, please click here:  http://www.ipatchman.com/

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Dariush & Randi Nazem
$250.00
Nonnie & Gavin Inspired by Jessica's support & Ailey solidarity
$50.00
Mike Lanter
$50.00
Carolina & Lutz Henckels with love
$100.00
Anonymous
$36.00
PaNYC-SH Thank you Mandy!
$50.00
Bragino Thank you Mandy for bringing this to my attention.
$20.00
Paal and Roseann Elfstrum
$50.00
TonyD
$500.00
Sylvia Parker
$54.00
Anonymous Strikes, spares, who cares, you're on a roll!
$100.00
Nicholas and Brandon C
$100.00
Diana Suarez
$25.00
Kimberly Taylor
$50.00
Rebecca Reuser I want to see Tony in bowling shoes!!! =)
$50.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Vilma Vallejo
$25.00
Stephen A. Martin I want a picture of Amanda Gor with a bowling ball
$100.00
Angel Laveaux I wish I could give more. Good luck!
$5.00
Mandy Gor RENTAL SHOES!
$25.00
Sujeeta Sippy I'm happy to support a great cause:-)
$100.00
Cristina and Adam
$99.62
Maria Zoccoli Good luck!
$50.00
Sunny Parikh
$50.00
Elizabeth Sofro
$75.00
Jeff Prober
$50.00
Jessica N
$25.00
Dave Fullerton Wonderful to see your commitment
$50.00
Joey Rallo
$50.00
Anonymous
$500.00
Matthew Hanson Happy to donate to such a worthy cause!
$50.00
Elias Ocasio Great great stuff. Keep up the good work.
$100.00
DD
$50.00
Ritu Sharma Congrats and don't eat the sangria fruit!
$100.00
Jessica Brittain I'm honored to support and participate!
$200.00
Anonymous
$35.00
Mara ENJOY YOUR EVENT!
$54.00
Michelle Cohen
$50.00
Lauren Jacobson Good luck with the event and this wonderful cause!
$20.00
Mark Cunningham Inc.
$250.00*
Claudia Barrera Please DONATE!!!!
$50.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$250
Raised Online
$3,424
Total Raised
$3,674