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THE HPV AND ANAL CANCER FOUNDATION

Ironman Zurich 2012

Donations as of November 28, 2014:

$15,495.00 Raised Offline
$35,964.00 Raised Online
$51,459.00 Total Raised

Ironman Zurich 2012

Earlier this year, my close friend Jesper was diagnosed with anal cancer. He successfully completed treatment and, with a new spring in his step, joined the HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation as a board member. The organization, started by three siblings who lost their mother to anal cancer in 2010, is working to improve prevention methods and therapeutic treatments. To learn more about their pioneering initiatives, visit www.analcancerfoundation.org.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection and over half of the US population has been infected with the virus in their lifetime. HPV can be transmitted between partners, and can lead to cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer in women, penile cancer in men and anal and head and neck cancers in both genders. Each year in the US, HPV is responsible for over 30,000 new cases of cancer.

In the last two years, two of my close friends died from cancer. Gary Kahn lost his battle with brain cancer a little over a year ago. Another dear friend Larry Kieves died from liver cancer six months after running the New York City Marathon.

I have witnessed their incredible courage, self-determination and endurance. Their desire to live is truly inspiring. Now I am rising to the challenge and am committed to playing my part to end cancer, but I need your help.

On July 15, I am participating in the Zurich Ironman triathlon comprised of a 2.5 mile swim, 112 mile bike and full marathon (26.2 miles), which must be completed within 16 hours to be considered an official finisher. To prepare for the event, I am training 12 – 17 hours, including 130 – 170 miles of biking, a week.

Help me end HPV and the cancers it causes! Pick a dollar amount for a mileage pledge and multiply it by 140.7, the total miles in the race. For example, if you are sponsoring me at $25:

Swim: 2.5 x $25 = $63
Bike: 112 x $25 = $2,800
Run: 26.2 x $25 = $655
Total miles: 140.7
Total pledge: $3,518

Every dollar will be matched by a generous donation from Jesper's close friend. Thus, your $3,518 contribution will be doubled to $7,036, with the ultimate goal of raising $100,000 for the organization.

If your companies participate in matching gift programs, remember to notify them of your contribution as this will help us reach our goal faster!

Thank you for your support. Gotta get back to training!

Jonathan
 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Anonymous
$300.00*
Anonymous
$200.00*
Jennifer and Lee Weinstein Jonathan - you inspire all of us!
$2,000.00
Anonymous
$500.00*
Riveras
$250.00
amy and jonathan kalikow you continue to amaze...incredible!!
$150.00
Claus Alberktsen
$500.00*
Tom & Alyssa Bonomo
$200.00
Beck Family
$500.00
Carleen Lyden-Kluss This effort reflects the strength and courage of those whose lives are affected by this disease. Well done!!!
$250.00
Anonymous
$1,000.00*
You are an inspiration to us all.
$200.00
Anonymous
$50.00
Anonymous
$500.00
Jim Great cause!
$100.00
S Mele
$160.00
Marsella
$250.00
Anonymous
$50.00
Anonymous
$100.00
Marc lewis Congrats! You are inspiring!
$250.00
Anonymous
$1,000.00*
Adina & Mark Great job Jonathan! You rock!!!
$200.00
Sam & Kathy Thank you for championing the cause Jonathan & Lori!
$1,000.00
patti good luck jonathan and thank you!
$100.00
Erica, Rory and Eamon Good Luck! Thanks for supporting the HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation!
$100.00
Terri Lunniss
$100.00
jill feldman we are watching and rooting in greenwich!
$100.00
Hake Good luck Jonathan!
$100.00
Boy Daniel Ricke
$100.00
John Marsh and Paul Kennedy Best of luck.
$150.00
Ramy & Kristan Saad Good luck in the race!!
$500.00
3 Heitmans Way to go Jonathan!
$30.00
Sami Ghazi
$20.00
Penelope Noble
$50.00
Phillip Smith and Douglas Thompson
$200.00
Sheila Crowther
$100.00
Tracy and Tim Stuart Go Jonathan!
$1,000.00
Alvin Doyle
$100.00
Leanne bannatyne Thank you for helping to support me.
$100.00
Tisa Watts In honor of Paulette and her kids.
$25.00
Anonymous Thank you Jonathan for being such a great inspiration in the fight against cancer!
$100.00
Marshall Carter-Tripp In honor of my friend Calvin Nokes, three-year survivor of anal cancer this July 27!
$100.00
Adam Miller Jonathan, thank you. Tristan and sisters, thank you. You are all doing work you should be extremely proud of.
$54.00
Nicholas Mosca You rock!
$25.00
Kerry Mitchell
$100.00
David
$25.00
Tamara Arter Nedlouf Thank you for raising funds for research and a cure! You're an inspiration and role model.
$150.00
Tommy Cleveland
$25.00
The Kupermans Best of luck!
$250.00
Jennifer and Ken Weiss Jonathan- You're an Iron Man and an inspiration no matter when you complete this race. We commend you on your efforts! Ken + Jennifer Weiss
$250.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$15,495
Raised Online
$35,964
Total Raised
$51,459
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