On November 7, 2021, I will run the 50th Anniversary New York City Marathon to raise funds for research, treatment, awareness and support for those battling Cancer; I was fortunate to have been given a place in the race following the pandemic and reduced field of participation.
As many of you know, my mother Cathy passed away on May 8, 2021 after suffering from Stage IV Colorectal Cancer that had metastasized to her liver and lungs. For the first time I had an intimate close encounter with Cancer and witnessed the extraordinary pain and suffering that it can deliver.
My dear friend Geske has been fighting a rare form of Ovarian Cancer since 2014 and when she asked me in November 2019 to run for her to join this fight, I accepted her challenge on the spot. On February 12, 2020 I was the first person to gain a place on the 2021 Ovarian Cancer Teal Team and started fundraising immediately. Although the 2020 NYC Marathon was cancelled due to COVID-19, this has given us another year to fundraise and make a difference !
Therefore, I am running for my mother, for Geske and those who are inflicted with the range of Cancers that impact Women, and to raise awareness as to the importance of early and regular detection and screenings.
Every dollar we raise will strengthen this cause and every step I take in training and running this race is in honor of Women who are running their own marathon each day, with courage, fortitude and grace.
Our minimum goal is $15,000 to honor all Women who have and continue to battle this disease and to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the NYC Marathon and symbolic return as we emerge from the pandemic.
Please make a contribution to this very important and personal fundraiser and share this page far and wide with your family and friends.
Together, we can and will make a difference & Thank you as always for your love, support and generosity.......!
Better late than never, and makes no difference that the race is either past or won't happen in this pandemic. Go Michael ! Go Geske ! Eradicate Ovarian Cancer - - - YES !
Best wishes and thanks for running this race with the banner of hope for the win over ovarian cancer and particularly for finding the cure for our dear Giska .
Michael: I believe in you♥️
Bravo to Michael for his incredible support! Bravo to Geske for her courage and optimism and energy - always!!
Thank you for our dear friend!
Geske and women alike are amazingly strong and inspirational models to follow. Thank you for your effort and support in the fight against ovarian cancer.
I'll be cheering for you Michael!
Donation submitted with love for our friend Geske!
Get well soon Geske! Praying for you.🙏🏾 Wishing you all the best of luck Michael 🤗.
Run Michael, Run!
Michael, I will be virtually cheering you on; thanks for supporting this important research!
Wishing you all the best!
23.Carlito, Nicole, Chris, Amanda, & Parker
Thank you Michael!
Happy to support Michael and this great cause.
26.The Arak Family
Way to go Michael! Anything to support our dear friend Geske and the fight against this disease.
Thank you, Michael, for taking on this important challenge. Jim and I are honored to support you and your team and will be cheering you on from afar.
Thank you for supporting this cause and our wonderful friend.
Thank you Michael for your commitment in supporting this cause.
Michael - You're a fantastic friend!
The world is a better place knowing you're in it. Supporting good friends and family in their battle to overcome these challenges is a priority for you. Your friends at Herman Miller will be cheering you on to the finish line and, most of all, in reaching your fundraising goal.
Keep it up, Mike! 🤩
For a special friend of my mother's !
Yay Michael! So proud of you!
Cheering you on!!
Matt & Carly
40.Carmela M Gersbeck
Go Michael! ❤️
You’re an inspiration Michael. Good Luck.
I have lost three women very dear to me from this cancer. Every penny raised towards early detection, treatment and a cure for this ruthless cancer is needed. Thank you Michael for your fund raising and commitment to this cause.
For Geske & everyone fighting with her xoxoxo
47.Rafael A. Roger
I have too many words to write so I will just say Thank you.
48.Mary And Mac Crowther
To my good friend Geske and all the other survivors out there. I admire your strength and determination.
51.Benedikte & Michael Galbraith
On behalf of our daughter, Geske, everyone afflicted and loved ones thank you for your commitment and what you are doing!!
Amazing thing to do! Thanks for supporting a very deserving cause!