Sarah Bennett Cancer Treatment Fund

$11,845 of $7,000 goal

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The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation 


Mike Bennett is a 2000 graduate of West Morris Central High School and a long-time boys lacrosse coach.  Although currently a resident of Roxbury, Mike has been a part of the Long Valley community his entire life, devoting his free time to both the youth and high school lacrosse programs.  His wife is Sarah and together they have an incredible five year old son named Austin.

On July 9th, 2014, Sarah was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, also known as bile duct cancer.  Over the course of the next six months, Sarah courageously endured the surgery and chemotherapy her doctors prescribed.  By the following summer, Sarah seemed to have won her battle. However, on February 8th, 2016, a check-up revealed that the cancer had returned and spread to both the lungs and liver.  Since that time, Sarah has suffered through repeated rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, and multiple surgeries. Despite these efforts, the cancer remained and Sarah continued to fight.  

Over the course of the past five years, the Bennetts have waged a costly battle against cancer.  Because of her treatments and the cancer itself, Sarah has frequently been unable to work, often for long periods of time.  Because of the rarity of her type of cancer, Sarah has had to seek out specialists, participate in clinical trials, and oftentimes travel great distances.  Most recently, she had been making weekly trips to Boston and back, adding travel, food and lodging costs to what are already burdensome medical bills.

Mike, Sarah and Austin are a part of our Long Valley community and have always been enthusiastic supporters of West Morris Central athletics.  If you have ever been to Saturday morning freshman boys lacrosse game then you’ve seen Austin running up and down the sidelines wearing his wolfpack helmet and cheering on the team.  

We would like to ask for your generous support in helping Sarah's cause by contributing funds which will be used to pay down medical costs.
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We have reached our goal thanks to everyone's support! As mentioned the funds will be deposited into the WMC Parents Club Lacrosse account with a check made out to the Bennett's by our Treasurer that will be presented by Coach Hildreth and Goodwin. Thanks again!
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We would like to provide additional details per request by Go Fund Me about how your donations will be distributed. All funds collected will be paid out from the West Morris Central HS Parents Club account at Peapack Gladstone bank. A check then will be given directly to Mike and Sarah by one of the WMC HS Lacrosse coaches on everyone's behalf. We know Mike and Sarah will appreciate all of the love and generosity!
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We are now within $700 of reaching our goal of raising $7000 to support Sarah's cause!! Please keep spreading the word so we can exceed our goal soon.

Thanks again to everyone for their efforts.
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We have raised over $5,000 to help the Bennett's and their fight against cancer in just 4 days! Thanks to all who have contributed. Our revised goal is now $7,000 so keep spreading the word.
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Raised by 146 people in 6 months
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