Jan 23, 2020

in Mid-December my nephew received the terrible news that his 16 year old daughter -Alaina was sick and was diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia). As you know, any parent receiving news like this, is worried about his child and to compound matters, this is a disease that we all know strikes the entire population and some will find challenges with this diagnosis. Alaina is a very confident and strong individual that does well in school, has many friends, and actually plays rugby (one of the toughest sports, in my opinion), their team from northern virginia just placed 3rd in a national competition. so we know she is a fighter. 

this is especially important to me as i have been involved with this organization every year since 1989. in 1993 a good running friend of mine, Bryce Mareski, was diagnosed with Leukemia. his fight for the future he dreamt of - family and children, was his path, and there were not going to be any obstacles for him to reach his destination. he was an inspiration to me. in his honor, i took over the head coaching duties for the team in training program for western pennsylvania for 17 years. coming in contact and helping to inspire over 2000 participants reach endurance goals and to help raise hundred of thousands of dollars for this organization. i named my my middle child's middle name after Bryce, and now that MIles is 26, his middle name aptly resonates the fight that Bryce had and continues to had. 

So i am asking you once again to help suppor this endeavor and this year it is special. on my team are 2 of my sons coming in to compete and honor their cousin by helping to raise money. also, my wife peggy is organizing a women's team to help raise money also to help. as you know i am forever grateful for having such family and friends who continue to come to the fight and help inspire me to help those in need as they will fight for their future. 

Thank you for this consideration. 

 

 

Dec 10, 2019

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This is my donation to the cause to help support my wonderful grandniece- Alaina (16 years old), who has ALL, which was diagnosed in mid-December 2019. She is presently undergoing treatment and is benefitting from the generosity of those who contribute their hard earned dollars to this cause. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your spirit to give. Alaina- you got this girl!!
christopher gibson,
We'll be riding for Alaina! Thanks for the invite Uncle Chris! Team BE POSI+IVE ! Looking forward to Pittsburgh
Mike Gibson Jr,
Thoughts and prayers for Alaina and your family!
Jeremy Suschak,
Go Chris! Such a wonderful family Experience for a great cause!
Kathy and Tom Hewitt,
Our thoughts are with your grand-niece. We would like to support your fund-raising efforts.
Jeffrey Wolff,
Hi Chris, Good luck, enjoy the race, and have fun with your family.
Bob Alberico,
Your family supports and embraces and love
Karen Punturo,
I am happy to Be able to give for Alania.
Julia Wahl,
Chris - Always happy to help a good cause and a good friend. Brian
Brian Balint,
Go Gibsons!
John Gentry,
Good luck!
Ellen Ashi,
Good luck to your great niece Alaina in fighting this disease. I know you're a family of fighters... Thanks for your fund raising.
Sylvie Kimche,
Thoughts and prayers for Alaina and her family!
Enide Mitchell,
To all of you who fight the good fight against life's worst circumstances.
Anonymous,
Just supporting Chris Gibson's request. Great guy.
Rick White,
Keep up the great work, Coach Chris! You are making a difference in this world!
Allison Borrasso,
We are praying for your complete healing ??
Mark Tambellini,
Thinking of you all. Good luck!!
Ellen Kessler,
Dear Chris, Peggy and both of your teams. Bless you for fighting the fight for the patients facing their own daily life fight! Thank you for your endless spirit and energy!
The Woodings Family,
We wish Alaina a successful outcome in her fight against this serious disease. She sounds like a strong young woman.
Karyll Davis,

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Countdown to event

Sat Feb 22, 2020 @08:00 AM  EST

Fundraising Total

100%
Individual Goal
$5,750 of $5,000
77%
Team Goal
$7,755 of $10,000

My Thanks To

  • The Pittsburgh Foundation
    $2500.00
  • christopher gibson
    $500.00
  • Kathy and Tom Hewitt
    $350.00
  • Anonymous
    $250.00
  • Rick White
    $100.00
  • Joseph Edelstein & Lori ...
    $100.00
  • Ron & Katie Coperich
    $100.00
  • John Gentry
    $100.00
  • Ellen Kessler
    $100.00
  • Jeffrey Wolff
    $100.00
  • Robert Rosenberg
    $100.00
  • John Bonacci
    $100.00
  • donald ellenberger
    $100.00
  • Holly Mascaro
    $50.00
  • Linda & Tony Russo $50.00
    $50.00
  • Julia Wahl
    $50.00
  • Danny DeBoer
    $50.00
  • Karen Punturo
    $50.00
  • Bob Alberico
    $50.00
  • Anonymous
    $50.00
  • Mike Gibson Jr
    $30.00
  • Allison Borrasso
    $25.00
  • Enide Mitchell
    $25.00
  • Brian Balint
    $25.00
  • Michelle ODonnell
    $25.00
  • Kathi
    $25.00
  • Mark Nabuda
     
  • Mark Tambellini
     
  • Sylvie Kimche
     
  • Ellen Ashi
     
  • John Horner
     
  • Jeremy Suschak
     
  • The Woodings Family
     
  • Karyll Davis