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Fundraiser for Lynn Kubasek

$28,000 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 230 people in 26 days
On September 29th,  marathon swimmer, artist and mother,  Lynn Kubasek, was diagnosed with stage 2 Pancreatic Cancer. Her diagnoses came less than 3 weeks after she successfully swam 28 miles around Manhattan Island and only one week after completing a 50 mile Catalina Island relay.

Although Pancreatic Cancer is a complex disease with a challenging prognosis, Lynn is a fighter who is facing her illness with the same vigor and intensity she uses in completing her marathon swims.  

According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the average cost of care for newly diagnosed pancreatic cancer patients is more than $8,000 a month and can run as high as $200,000 over the course of the treatment. These estimates do not include time off from work nor the hidden costs of cancer. Although Lynn has medical insurance, she is in considerable pain and has already taken several days off of work for treatment. Lynn is single, lives alone and does not have anyone to fall back on. 

Lynn is a kind, wonderful person  with an infectious smile.  She is ALWAYS the first to help others during their time of need. Lynn is also a proud person who does not want to be a burden to other people. She reluctantly has allowed me to quietly conduct this fundraiser for her.  If you are so inclined,  a donation from you in any amount would go a long way towards helping her enter the dark water, swim across the channel, walk on to the sand and claim victory as she defeats this terrible disease. 

100% of the donations received will be used to off set medical deductibles,  alternative treatments,  work disability, travel expenses and basic living necessities  Thank you for your consideration of a financial gift to this amazing athlete, loving mother and tender-hearted person. 

God bless you!
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With Christmas and the season of giving approaching, I thought this to be an appropriate time to share that $27,021 has been raised for the Lynn Kubasek Gofundme campaign. We are now only $2,979 short of reaching our goal of $30,000.

Donations have been received from as far away as Ireland, England, Spain, Puerto Rico and generous people in many other parts of the world. In total, over 250 people (mostly swimmers) have given to Lynn as she is treated for Pancreatic Cancer.

Lynn is blessed to have angels like you by her side, swimming the waves with her until the storm calms. Thank you for supporting Lynn through your contributions, notes of encouragement and love.

May you all have a Merry Christmas.
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Once again, thank you for your contributions to the Gofundme campaign for Lynn Kubasek. We passed the $25,000 mark this morning and currently stand at $25,370. We are only $4,670 away from reaching our final goal of $30K.

Lynn received some good news recently. It appears there has been some reduction in the tumor from just one round of Chemo therapy. She will begin a second round of Chemo on Tuesday. I believe she has 5 rounds remaining which hopefully will be followed by surgery in her doctors quest to eradicate the tumor.

I recently read a quote which is "Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver."

I cannot thank you enough for the kindness and love you have show to Lynn . Your generosity has totally overwhelmed and inspired me. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Big Hugs to each of you!
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Seven days ago we started a Gofundme campaign for Lynn Kubasek to assist her financially as she focuses on defeating pancreatic cancer. I knew Lynn had many friends, but was clueless as to how much money we could actually raise. We set an aggressive goal of $10,000 which was surpassed in 72 hours. The goal was then modified to $20,000 which took an additional 4 days to achieve. In less than 7 days, we have raised $20,000 and the number is still climbing. For comparison purposes, the average Gofundme campaign (for an individual) yields $1500 and it takes weeks (not days) to get there.

We have now had 161 different people from around the world graciously support this fundraiser. This is truly a testament to how much Lynn is loved. She is a remarkable person who has touched the lives of so many people through her swimming, job, art and general acts of kindness.

It would be wonderful if we could bring in another $10K and you can help us get there with one final push. We now have permission to post our mission on Facebook. If you would be so kind to announce this fundraiser on your Facebook page, I believe we could reach additional people and push this campaign over the top. The costs associated with pancreatic cancer is staggering and Lynn will need every $ that is raised. In the unlikely event money remains at the end of Lynn's treatment, she will donate it to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. Our goal is for Lynn to receive the best treatment possible and defeat this disease without having to go in to debt.

https://www.gofundme.com/fundraiser-for-lynn-kubasek

Lynn does not have great financial wealth, but I can promise you that if the tables were turned, she would dig deep in to her pockets and be the first person to give to you.

One last request......if you believe in a higher power, please say a prayer for Lynn's speedy recovery. My fervent and profound thanks for your warmheartedness to Lynn.

Scott Zornig
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Good news.....we passed our goal of raising $10,000 for Lynn's cancer treatment(s) in less than 72 hours. Thank you for your generous contribution. Words cannot describe how much your gift of love means to this amazing person.

We have a new goal of $20,000. Lynn will need every bit of it so please help us spread the word by sending this campaign to just one more person. I truly believe that those who give, receive so much more. Plus, it feels soooo good.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
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