Honoring my mother Cathy, and friend Geske...
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.....!
Thank you to the amazing donors thus far..
$100.00 Lexi Bonura
$250.00 Mark And Kara Dalius BUBBLES
$100.00 Wendy Black Thanks for supporting a great cause, Geske and & everyone fighting this disease
$100.00 Mary Rocco And Robert Rae Thank you for running to honor not only your mother and our friend Geske, but all the others who have been touched by this disease.
The Curleys We love you, Geske - Ross, Steph & Homer
$50.00 Jordan, Jillian and Hannah Palmer
$25.00 Chantal Forneville
$100.00 The Eattock Family For Geske and my mom.
$50.00 Sarah Marsh BUBBLES event
$100.00 Allison Kaplan Bubbles
$300.00 Laura Chambers
$125.00 Taha And Aziza Merghoub
$125.00 Laura Tweeddale "Bubbles" - Looking forward to a lovely afternoon! Good luck Michael on your marathon run and supporting Geske and the memory of your mother. Laura
$250.00 Geske & Edward Bubbles
$125.00 Joe Hayes III BUBBLES
$25.00 Nathan MacCormack Bubbles
$250.00 Beth Mohsinger and Ralph Roger
$125.00 Elisabeth Post-Marnrt
$250.00 Cynthia Ades Here's to conquering this! Geske is a great inspiration to all! Cynthia Ades+1 for Bubbles.
$250.00 Debra & Jermain BUBBLES for Geske and Michael!
$250.00 Leanne Read Bubbles - Looking forward to the event and catching up!
$250.00 Priya Jain Michael Thank you for doing g this and supporting my friend Geske.
$250.00 Stephanie Wu Winter Best of luck with the marathon, Michael. In honor of your mom, our friend Geske, and in memory of my dear cousin, Allison.
$250.00 Alan Renton
$1,000.00 Amy Beckman To Geske and Michael, thank you for inspiring us and for making a difference in the world.
$50.00 Anna Martin Sorry to miss the event. Have a great night Geske!
$100.00 Lynwa Kreimann Run with Cathy's songs... xo
$250.00 Liz Thomson Thank you for running the Marathon in my friend, Geske's, honor and to celebrate your mother's life, her love and belief in you.
$500.00 Art Thomson My condolences on your mother's passing but you are the living being that will make her spirt eternal and always be reflected in all the wonderful things that you continue to do in her memory... Art
$50.00 Stefano Braganti
$150.00 Cynthia Aylsworth
Amelia & Pippin we love you!
$25.00 Chasi Annexy
Go Michael, go! ♥️
$100.00 The Gray's - AZ In honor of your mom, she was always great to me as you and i grew up together. May the force be with you my friend.
$250.00 Susan Stone God bless Cathy!!
$250.00 Christopher Laul Aaaaalright.....
$100.00 Pia Silvestri Go Michael Go!💕
$500.00 Carlito Hopefully we will see an end to this insidious disease in our lifetime!
$100.00 Sandy Davidson Thank you, Michael, for giving this opportunity to honor Cathy and Geske and to support such a wonderful cause.
$250.00 Carla And Joseph Brancato Keep on running my friend. It is meaningful.
$50.00 Albert Kaiser
$100.00 Jacqueline Altneu Lowensteiner Wonderful tribute miss mom everyday! ❤️
$100.00 Bonnie Manter
$100.00 Lisa Brinkman
$500.00 Madeline Wiebicke
$50.00 Lisa Rosenthal Sending you love and light as you run!✨
$250.00 Sandra Arena
$500.00 Yumi Ko
$100.00 Michelle Myer
$250.00 MUFG - NPO YourCause Matching gift for Yumiko Kinoshita
$100.00 Alison Rafi Go Michael! 🏃🏻♂️
$50.00 Melissa Cavallone
$100.00 Cynthia Galbraith Curley 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 !
$1,000.00 Cynthia Aylsworth For Geske!
$150.00 Dora Crowther 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 .
$100.00 Bonnie Manter Michael: I believe in you♥️
$25.00 Erica Benjamin Bravo to Michael for his incredible support! Bravo to Geske for her courage and optimism and energy - always!!
$50.00 Rachel Liebowitz Thank you for our dear friend!
Lisa Panarello - 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.
$50.00 Brianna Pierce I'll be cheering for you Michael!
$100.00 Chris Didden
$114.00 Tracy Shea Donation submitted with love for our friend Geske!
$25.00 Anna Martin For Geske!
$100.00 Sandra Takyi Get well soon Geske! Praying for you.🙏🏾 Wishing you all the best of luck Michael 🤗.
$50.00 Miranda Gardiner Run Michael, Run!
$100.00 Michelle Myer Michael, I will be virtually cheering you on; thanks for supporting this important research!
$100.00 Heather Groff
Ted Moudis Wishing you all the best!
Carlito, Nicole, Chris, Amanda, & Parker Rudolph Reagin Thank you Michael!
$150.00 Patricia Begley Happy to support Michael and this great cause.
$100.00 The Arak Family Way to go Michael! Anything to support our dear friend Geske and the fight against this disease.
$100.00 Sandy Davidson 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.
$100.00 Madeline Wiebicke
$100.00 Stephanie Rudman Thank you for supporting this cause and our wonderful friend.
$100.00 Anna Scimone Thank you Michael for your commitment in supporting this cause.
$100.00 Gina Rizzo Michael - You're a fantastic friend!
$500.00 Herman Miller 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.
$100.00 Lizélle Pell Keep it up, Mike! 🤩
$25.00 Pauline Hayes(Ades) For a special friend of my mother's !
Kate Bicknell $100.00
Sonya Verny Yay Michael! So proud of you!
$250.00 Yumiko Kinoshita
Matthew DiPietrantonio - Cheering you on!! Matt & Carly
$50.00 Carmela M Gersbeck Go Michael! ❤️
$100.00 Lisa Brinkman
$50.00 Kevin Hartigan You’re an inspiration Michael. Good Luck.
$50.00 Dianne Brown 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.
$100.00 Page Sepic For Geske & everyone fighting with her xoxoxo
$50.00 Caroline Curran
$50.00 Rafael A. Roger I have too many words to write so I will just say Thank you.
$500.00 Mary And Mac Crowther
$50.00 Cynthia Ades To my good friend Geske and all the other survivors out there. I admire your strength and determination.
$25.00 Judilyn Hermida
$100.00 Benedikte & Michael Galbraith On behalf of our daughter, Geske, everyone afflicted and loved ones thank you for your commitment and what you are doing!!
$100.00 Leanne Read Amazing thing to do! Thanks for supporting a very deserving cause!
$25.00 Jennifer Moy
$100.00 Geske Simons Team Teal thanks you Michael! Let’s do this!
$250.00 Michael Patrick Davidson
Help me connect with my community and show my passion for saving lives and ending ovarian cancer.
Will you please join me to help save lives by donating today?