Support Marsha's Wishes for her Children's Future

Marsha's brief, courageous battle against the rarest of cancers, cardiac sarcoma, ended on July 13, 2019.  Marsha was one in a million and so was her heart cancer, with an autopsy prevalence of ~0.001%.  It was a diagnosis that forced Marsha to shift her outlook from a daily routine to survival and ultimately, to planning as quickly as possible for her family's future without her. At Marsha's request, this page was initially created to raise $50,000 for family and medical expenses, uncovered by insurance. The generosity of so many friends and family enabled her to take a bucket-list family trip to Disney World and to live out her days at home, with dignity and a private aide. Marsha expressed gratitude daily for the outpouring of kindness from loved ones, colleagues, caretakers, and even friends of friends.  She said that every call, text, IM, email, card, gift, meal and help with taking care of the girls was an immense comfort to her. Marsha left us with one request: that we surround Rayna (5) and Abigail (3) with the extra love and support they will need to endure the loss of their mother and pursue their own dreams. Her expressed wish was that any future donations in her name go to funding their higher education. In Marsha's honor, please consider making a donation towards the children's education on this page.  Contributions to the children's 529 college savings accounts can also be made by check to either Rayna Klein or Abigail Klein at 12 Pine Drive North, Roslyn, NY 11576.   Marsha was one of the strongest, bravest women any of us has ever known.  Based on her example, together, we must continue to remain MSK Strong for Saul, Rayna and Abigail as they now face the unimaginable. Thank you for supporting Team MSK however you can.  #MSKStrong
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    • $25 
    • 22 mos
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
  • Nancy & Elliot Schuckman 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 27 mos
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Fundraising team: Team MSK Strong (4)

Carrie Laureno 
Raised $12,097 from 39 donations
Roslyn, NY
Saul Klein 
Marsha Schuckman Klein 
Team member
Raised $4,140 from 24 donations
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