Alan Rubel created Throwing for a Cure to honor his “better half,” Sharon, who has neuroendocrine cancer in her liver. She has been battling this terrible disease for over eight years. Alan and Sharon live in Vermont and travel every three weeks to Boston for her treatment. They also do an MRI every three months to check on the growth of her tumors. In the summer of 2015, Alan competed in the javelin throw in the Senior Olympics in St. Paul, Minnesota. As part of his participation in the javelin throw, Alan raised money for the NET Research Foundation. He is continuing on this venture as he trains to compete in the 2016 Senior Olympics. Alan is also expanding Throwing for a Cure to include other athletes who compete in “throwing” sports and are interested in supporting neuroendocrine cancer research as they participate in their particular sporting events.
Playing for a Cure
June 19, 2015
The Anania family joined with the NET Research Foundation to host Playing for a Cure, an evening event at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Westchester, NY. The evening was dedicated to raising money for the Gregory Anania Fund for a Cure to support neuroendocrine cancer research. Playing for a Cure, an evening of dinner, cocktails, music, simulated casino games, and an auction, raised over $200,000! Auction items ranged from reservations at Rao’s restaurant in New York to a live taping of the Project Runway finale to an apartment for a week in the South of France. The Anania family also hosted a golf tournament at Sleepy Hollow. With tickets to the event, auction bids, and donations from family and friends, they were able to achieve this amazing outcome.
Biking for Debbie
June 13-14, 2015
Vicki Dailey and her friends and family completed the Biking for Debbie ride to help raise funds and awareness for NETs. The 82 mile ride from Ashland, MD to York, PA and back along the North Central Railroad and York Heritage Rail Trails was created to honor of Vicki’s sister, Debbie, who is courageously battling neuroendocrine cancer.
Help the Howies Dodge Cancer Dodgeball Tournament
June 3, 2015
Students at Maple Point Middle School in Langhorne, PA participated in the 4th annual Help the Howies Dodge Cancer Dodgeball Tournament. This annual event was created to honor Jennifer Howie, an AE teacher whose husband was diagnosed with NETs. This tournament has grown over the years, and we are excited to report that the students raised over $7,000 for the NET Research Foundation to fund neuroendocrine cancer research.
NET Research Foundation
20 Park Plaza, Suite 478
Boston, MA 02116