Donna Marino Breast Cancer Foundation

$5,816 of $1.0M goal

Raised by 92 people in 56 months
The Donna Marino Breast Cancer Foundation has been established to help women of all ages become educated about the risks of breast cancer in their lifetime. The foundation will educate women on how to be tested for the BRCA1 gene, will help women emotionally and financially who are stricken with breast cancer and are fighting to stay alive. Donna Marino was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2012 and although she fought as hard as she could, she could not beat this horrible disease. She passed away on June 17, 2013 at the young age of 51. Donna was an amazing woman and human being. A beautiful person who loved her family, her home and her life. She brought sunshine into everyone's lives that she touched. She was full of life. This foundation has been established in her memory and her honor. She will never be forgotten as this foundation will be generational so as we pass on the next generation will take over. That will never cease and she will always be kept "alive." We have huge goals set and we hope to achieve them. Our primary objective is to save as many women's lives as possible. We can achieve this by educating as many women as we can. We will help with the emotional and financial struggles as much as we can. If we are successful in our fundraising we will be building a facility for women who are fighting or have beaten breast cancer to go to to feel like women again. A facility where these women can meet other women who are battling and create long term relationships. A facility that will provide them with all of the femininity that they once had before going through mastectomies, chemo, the loss of their hair, radiation, MRI's, CT scans, surgery for expanders, fills, implants, hundreds of pills, hospital stays, blood tests, IV's. These women have been through it all and deserve to feel whole again. They deserve to feel like women again. Your donations can make it happen. All in the name of the bravest, most courageous and incredible woman I have ever known, Donna Marino. She was my girlfriend and my wife for 34 1/2 years and will be my inspiration until my last breath.
- Tom Marino

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Hello to all of my Facebook friends and members of The Donna Marino Breast Cancer Foundation.
Today we received 3 generous donations to the foundation for which we are extremely grateful.
Please try to make a donation to the foundation as we are trying to save the life of one of our sisters.
Carol LeoGrande Obuch needs our help as she is battling triple negative breast cancer and has to be treated with alternative methods which are not covered by insurance.
Please go to:
www.gofundme.com/doing-it-for-donna
We all need to join together to save her life.

Thomas Marino
Executive Director
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Hello to all of my Facebook friends and members of The Donna Marino Breast Cancer Foundation.
Today we received 2 generous donations to the foundation for which we are extremely grateful.
Please try to make a donation to the foundation as we are trying to save the life of one of our sisters.
Carol LeoGrande Obuch needs our help as she is battling triple negative breast cancer and has to be treated with alternative methods which are not covered by insurance.
Please go to:
www.gofundme.com/doing-it-for-donna
We all need to join together to save her life.

Thomas Marino
Executive Director
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Today is October 2nd. The second day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer Awareness should not be just 31 days in the month of October but should be every day of every year.
For those of us whose lives have been destroyed by breast cancer it is.
40,000 women die every year to breast cancer. This number hasn't changed for years. All the millions of dollars that have been donated to "find a cure" hasn't made a damn bit of difference. I could go into why this is the case but most of you already know.
My mission in my life is to try to save as many women's lives as possible. I cannot do this without your help.
The Donna Marino Breast Cancer Foundation is a 100% non-profit organization. Every cent that is donated goes to a woman who is battling this horrible disease. I ask that you think about the women in your lives. Your mom, sister, daughter, wife, aunt, girlfriend, cousin, grandmother, friend. Breast cancer will occur in 1 out of every 6 women. Chances are one of them will be diagnosed.
Please make a donation to The Donna Marino Breast Cancer Foundation by going to:
www.gofundme.com/doing-it-for-donna
Please help me save women's lives.
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Today is October 1st. The first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer Awareness should not be just 31 days in the month of October but should be every day of every year.
For those of us whose lives have been destroyed by breast cancer it is.
40,000 women die every year to breast cancer. This number hasn't changed for years. All the millions of dollars that have been donated to "find a cure" hasn't made a damn bit of difference. I could go into why this is the case but most of you already know.
My mission in my life is to try to save as many women's lives as possible. I cannot do this without your help.
The Donna Marino Breast Cancer Foundation is a 100% non-profit organization. Every cent that is donated goes to a woman who is battling this horrible disease. I ask that you think about the women in your lives. Your mom, sister, daughter, wife, aunt, girlfriend, cousin, grandmother, friend. Breast cancer will occur in 1 out of every 6 women. Chances are one of them will be diagnosed.
Please make a donation to The Donna Marino Breast Cancer Foundation by going to:
www.gofundme.com/doing-it-for-donna
Please help me save women's lives.
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Bob Bardel
23 months ago

There is a lot more to come when I get back on my feet financially.

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