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THE DESMOID TUMOR RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC

3rd Annual Running for Answers 5K Run/Walk & Kids' Fun Run, Patient Symposium & Brunch Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania

Donations as of April 18, 2014:

$22,660.00 Raised Offline
$32,804.57 Raised Online
$55,464.57 Total Raised

Michelle Rounds's Page

My name is Michelle Rounds and I recently went through a medical maze of undiagnosed pain, confusion and frustration. In May and June I was suffering from excruciating abdominal pain. After seeing a handful of doctors and having several CT scans, Xrays and MRI’s, I was told that whatever this was, it needed to come out and my surgery date was set for a week later. The biopsy took much longer than expected to come back and we were told that it was mesenteric fibromatosis; aka desmoid tumors. Since this is such a rare disease with a high level of recurrence I felt very scared and alone at first. Eventually, while searching the Internet with unrelenting determination for more information and patient support groups, I discovered DTRF. I started connecting with other patients that had gone through similar experiences and immediately felt less alone. Reading about the latest updates in medical research that will help fight this disease has given me a lot of hope and inspiration to raise funds and spread awareness so that one day no one will have to suffer from this enigmatic disease.

By donating and spreading the word to family and friends, your contribution is inevitably going to help fund the research so desperately needed to find reliable treatments and hopefully, a cure.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. It’s tax deductible.

Much love and many thanks,

Michelle
 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Dick, Lora, Hanna & Evan Thank you so much for all you and Rosie are doing to fight this disease. Good health and happiness to you both.
$2,000.00
Aaron Cywiak
$50.00*
Drs Roman and Ferchaw and Wade
$300.00*
Sia Furler
$1,000.00*
casey landry
$100.00
David and Linda
$100.00*
Cara Masline
$100.00
Dr. Deb Raines Thanks for raising awareness of desmoids. Have Fun in Philly!
$50.00
Anonymous
$50.00
Maria Crocitto
$500.00
Peggy Wade Blessings to you and all you do. Bonne chance!
$50.00
@trinitycheer @coridavenport
$1,000.00
Scott and Misty Whiteford
$100.00
david in honor of Lisa
$40.00
Tina Losey
$25.00
Tammie Stranger-friend Good Luck to Mishy's Mob! Thanks for all you do for all !
$80.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Jeanne Whiting's Sweeping Buddies We are so proud and happy to support you and your foundation, Jeanne. So much good work is being done!
$370.00
www.KelleysKreationsLV.etsy.com From one woman to another you go and girl!
$5.00
Lisa Schachner Wish I could do more !!!! You go girls!
$50.00
Julie Sarrouf Yale Helping you reach your goal! I am a desmoid survivor as well. See you in Philly- I'll be running with my daughter in her strawberry costume!
$25.00
Rosemary Spencer
$100.00*
Sharon and Roy Kirkman
$50.00*
Connie and Tony Antonaides
$50.00*
Nancy and Ted Cronk
$50.00*
Anonymous In honor of Alison Siegel
$20.00
Dan Aug All blessings to Michy, Ro and those supporting this worthy cause!
$100.00
Vivien & Bob Stern Great work little sister
$50.00
Marilynn Duchin Thanks Marlene Jeanne for creating & Rosie & Michelle for enhancing DTRF and all who participated throughout the years.
$25.00
Gabby Angel Good Luck Mish! xo
$100.00
James Avenell and Jason Poole Race on!!
$100.00
Debbie Epstein Henry
$100.00
Dan Neuman Michelle.....good luck with the run/walk! Happy to help in any way I can.
$500.00
Lisbi, Karen & Silas Glad that you found a support group. As much as our love helps, we know that having someone understand what you are going through is key
$200.00
Lori & Mark - Canada Thank you for bringing awareness to this disease... our son was diagnosed in 2004 with a desmoid tumor.
$100.00
Jody Cooper For our dear friend Kim Rhodes and all her brave Desmoid friends.
$50.00
Anonymous Supporting Kim Rhodes - the spin instructor who can torture you like no other!!! Best Wishes!! Holly and Family
$25.00
StantonFamily
$100.00
Geers family Happy to support our great friend, Kim Rhodes, for this good cause!
$100.00
Gillin Family
$50.00
Vivian Polak and Michelle Francis With all of our wishes and prayers for a cure and for good health.
$1,000.00
Tim Elliott GO MICHELLE!!!
$250.00
Bikram Yoga Studios
$70.00*
Anonymous
$100.00
Harvey Erenberg For you, Shelly, and for a cure! Much Luv!
$500.00
Jack Cullen Michelle, you are a tremendous person and I wish you all the best.
$100.00
SusanAndPam Sorry we can't afford to give more. Much love T/S
$100.00
MODIS
$6,000.00*
Vertex Solutions
$1,000.00*
michele unger
$100.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$22,660
Raised Online
$32,805
Total Raised
$55,465
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