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MELANOMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION

New York City Triathlon NY, New York

Donations as of November 21, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$2,019.87 Raised Online
$2,019.87 Total Raised

Tim Wu's 2012 New York City Triathlon Page

Esteemed friends, family and colleagues,

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, accounting for more than 75 percent of all skin cancer deaths. Fortunately, when melanoma is recognized and treated early, it is almost always curable. If it is not, the cancer can advance and spread to other parts of the body, where it becomes hard to treat and can be fatal.

While most chemotherapies provide minimal benefit, exciting breakthroughs in research have been made recently. Just this past year, a new drug was proven to improve the median overall survival of patients to nearly 16 months, far longer than the typical survival of just 6-10 months for most patients whose melanoma has spread beyond the initial tumor site. Although this is a huge gain, there’s still more than can be done for these patients.

As a means to increase awareness and support ongoing medical research, I will be competing in the New York City Triathlon for the Melanoma Research Foundation. The race is on Sunday, July 8th, and consists of a 1500m swim in the Hudson River, a 40k bike ride up the West Side Highway, and a 10k run around Central Park.

I am asking you for your support, to reach my fund raising efforts, with a tax-deductible donation. My goal is to raise at least the minimum of $2.000.00. Any amount of money donated will be gratefully appreciated and will go towards a very worthy cause. With your help, The Melanoma Research Foundation, will reach their goal of finding new treatments and cures for people affected by the deadliest form of skin cancer.

To follow my training experience in more detail, please visit http://timnyctraithlon.blogspot.com

Thank you!
Tim
 

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Natasha good luck!!
$20.00
Mukkz Best of luck Timberly!
$61.00
Leslie Hsu good luck!
$20.00
Seth
$40.00
Akansha Agarwal We've come a long way from 99 Bananas..GOOD LUCK!
$20.00
minnie wang
$20.00
Praveen & Sheets
$101.00
John Pilavas
$20.00
ft
$30.00
Neha Good Luck GIM!!
$31.00
not alen fung (he's too cheap) not huge on marathons but i'm scared of melanoma
$20.00
Neil H Good luck! Wishing you the best man!
$30.00
The Ghing feel around for bodies during the swim
$69.69
sg
$20.00
AA
$50.00
Niraj Nagpal Good luck!
$20.01
Pawan
$51.00
Stu
$18.57
Vinay Gim Gu
$30.01
Anonymous
$2.22
Anonymous
$1.68
Neil Best of luck bud!
$25.00
Anonymous
$2.88
Lev Malevanchik
$50.00
Saj LONG LIVE THE GHING
$51.00
Felix Lam
$20.00
jon q just try not to drown
$20.00
Ethan Hong Yay for uncle Timmy!
$10.00
Ryan Hong Youre more than half way there!
$10.00
Jen & Vinh Good luck!
$200.00
Teddy Lin You owe me a dinner in San Diego!
$50.00
John Nguyen Good Luck Man!
$50.00
Zoe Hart You better win.
$19.99
Anonymous
$9.99
Priyam This is awesome! Good luck tim :)
$10.00
Anonymous
$1.00
Jackie Cooke Rock on!
$100.00
Kevin Kim Good Luck!
$25.00
Emma Kao Good luck Uncle Tim!
$9.99
Sarah and Brendan Good luck bro!
$200.00
Martin Good luck man
$20.02
Ashwin i hope this 20.01 thing catches on...
$20.01
Ryan King pretty broke right now but i will come to support
$1.11
Joey I am a better friend than Naveen.
$20.01
Sean Nice man
$20.00
Aennes Viel Erfolg und Durchhalteverm–ď¬∂gen! :-)
$25.00
Quan Gluck dude. Here's a buck.
$100.00
Anonymous
$2.69
Naveen Good Luck!
$20.00
Mom and Dad
$250.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$0
Raised Online
$2,020
Total Raised
$2,020