Team Jilly Bean's Page


2nd Annual De-FEET Breast Cancer 5K

Lake Como, New Jersey

Team Jilly Bean's Page

Hi everyone and thank you for visiting our fundraising page!  Team Jilly Bean is BACK and participating in the 2nd Annual Mama Mare Breast Cancer Foundation De-Feet Breast Cancer 5k Run/Walk.  

My sister, Jill, was diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer at the young age of 32 in September of 2010.  She is currently participating in clinical trials at The Cancer Institute of NJ in New Brunswick, NJ.  The past 16 months have been full of ups and downs, but with the love and support of our friends and family, Jill has perservered.  She is the bravest woman I know, and although she doesn't always think that she is, she has not defined herself with this diagnosis.  Instead, she takes one day at a time and never gives up hope.  She has the world to fight for and so she does, every step of the way!

Very early in the journey of fighting breast cancer The Mama Mare BCF has been at Jill's side.  We connected early on and their kindess, sincerity, and support has been endless.  In September, they awarded Jill with their first Survivor's Thrive Grant and in January they held a blood drive in her honor.  The Mama Mare BCF's mission is to support patients and their families, and to raise funds in biomedical research, in seach for a cure.  Not a day goes by, that this mission is not fulfilled.  

Last year, Team Jilly Bean raised just over $7,000 for The Mama Mare BCF in their 1st Annual 5k.  We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support!  This year, we are asking for your help again and after all they have done for Jill, it is even more greatly deserved!  Please help Team Jilly Bean in reaching our fundraising goal and more importantly join us in the fight against breast cancer!  We thank you in advance for your kindness and support.

God Bless.


Tricia Rutherford, The Gregorin Family, & all of Team Jilly Bean


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