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Gildas Club New York City

Gilda's 2012 ING NYC Marathon Team

Donations as of October 22, 2014:

$25.00 Raised Offline
$4,463.12 Raised Online
$4,488.12 Total Raised

Mary Elizabeth Williams's Page

UPDATE 2: The 2012 New York City Marathon has been canceled. I am so proud of the tremendous efforts of the Gilda's Club team this year, and honored to have been part of this incredible group of people.

My fundraising page is active until December. I can't run the marathon but I can set a new goal. Please help me to raise $5000 for Gilda's Club and the tremendous work they do before my fundraising expires. Thank you, Team Gilda's Club, and thank you to my beautiful New York City.

UPDATE: So the marathon is on!

As an uptown New Yorker, I am very fortunate to live in an area that never lost power or sustained flooding in the wake of Sandy. But I care deeply about my neighbors in other parts of the city and in New Jersey.The devastation is our area is real and heartbreaking. I would have supported any decision by the city to postpone the marathon, but it's going forward and so I am going to run on November 4 with all the spirit & pride in my city that I have.

My name is Mary Elizabeth Williams. I'm a writer, New Yorker, mother, and until now, steady but unspectacular runner. In August of 2010, I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma and had 5cm of my scalp removed. A year later, I learned that the cancer had spread into my lung and bloodstream, and that I was Stage 4. That's when my family and I joined Gilda's Club.

Throughout my treatment -- and now as I enter the very happy realm of maintenance and being disease-free -- Gilda's has been a source of tremendous support for my family and me. Through its wellness groups, its children's programs, its vital, caring community, Gilda's services thousands of New Yorkers and their loved ones who are facing cancer. It's just what they do. And they do it all completely free of charge. I am incredibly grateful to Gilda's for their tireless efforts and the loving, warm environment they create.

Living with cancer isn't just about treatments and drugs and doctor appointments. It's about coping. It's about figuring out how to thrive. It's about having a place where you can feel safe and accepted. This is what Gilda's does, via its support groups, its classes, its lectures, and its many community efforts. 

I am honored to support Gilda's Club NYC by running for it in the 2012 ING NYC marathon. My goal is $3,000. Please consider a donation in any amount to help this very, very special place continue servicing indiivduals with cancer, their children, their spouses, their parents, their friends.

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!

Supporters

Comment Donation
Elizabeth Kairys Allspaw I love Gilda and I love Mary Elizabeth! Two very inspiring women. Two very hilarious women. Two very awesome women.
$50.00
David Daley
$100.00
James Leftwich You're an inspiration in so many ways, MaryBeth!
$50.00
Jeffrey McManus I am donating because Josh Marshall was just being a douche to me on the Internet.
$200.00
Jeff Freiert
$100.00
Sanpietro Family You are a true inspiration!
$50.00
Jennie Fauls For Mary Elizabeth Williams, who inspires me and who generously took a picture of my name today in Columbus Circle! Can't wait to run with you! And I love Gilda forever. -Jennie
$25.00*
Cherie Iappini Enjoy the run!
$25.00
Rosemarie Reyes You go gurl!
$25.00
Cathy and the Figgs Make sure you let us know your number so we can track and cheer you along.
$25.00
Jen and Gavin Edwards We are endlessly amazed by your badass self! Kick some NYC Marathon butt!!
$50.00
Kathy & Warren Ries MB -- You're an inspiration around the globe!
$25.00
Alex Halperin
$50.00
K. Stinson
$10.00
Carol Chen Breathe and enjoy. Gilda's Club rocks!
$25.00
Rob Tannenbaum I added an extra $1 for nipple Band-Aids.
$51.00
George Hague For you and my friend Manon
$50.00
Melissa Cutlip
$50.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Jennfomation!
$25.00
Zach Goldberg Wonderful organization
$50.00
Go kick some ass!
$100.00
Keri and David You are amazing!
$25.00
Clive Thompson Woo!
$50.00
Jregist Awesome - so happy to do some little part to help!
$25.00
Jessica Safran Go, go, go, my favorite outlier! XO
$25.00
lmc very inspiring!
$100.00
Anne Flounders
$20.00
Frankie Lancos
$25.00
Sarah Wenk You are the awesomest.Let me know if I can help!!
$25.00
Terri Senft I missed the Instagram but still love you!
$30.00
Tommy Muldoon Mary is a major inspiration
$5.00
Liz Amaral Go, girl!
$50.00
Barbara Freiert In appreciation of all the good work!
$100.00
Carolyn and Rich Show no fear! Just run at it!
$35.00
Debbie & Mike Run, Forrest!
$30.00
Ian Baaske
$26.92
Frank Sadowski Rock on, MBW!
$50.00
James Poniewozik Marathon training in this heat deserves $!
$50.00
Rachel Blumenfeld
$50.00
Keta Hodgson In honor of two dazzling women: Gilda and MB
$25.00
Celeste Headlee Cancer who?
$50.00
Kim Bassett & Zan Sterling You kick ass.
$50.00
Margaret & Randolina This should cover the neosporin requirements
$100.00
Rob Sheehan Gilda was hot.
$20.00
Sam Delson Join me in the cancer survivors club!
$50.00
Lily Burana This goes to the HAMILTON NOLAN SUCKS fund, right?
$50.00
Fawn Fitter Go Team Swanky Nodes!
$25.00
Jonathan Davis Go go go!
$25.00
Jill, Michele and Jillian GET IT GIRL! U GO FUCK THAT CANCER!
$50.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$25
Raised Online
$4,463
Total Raised
$4,488
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