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Team #BrookStrong - Boston


Team Captain:  Ms. Lauren Recchia
Bike Count:  Three-Bike Team
Per Bike Average:   $3,992

Location:   Boston, MA:
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$10,000
Fundraising Goal
$11,976 Fundraising total
$11,976 Fundraising total
#BROOKSTRONG
Team Honor Roll
Puma Run Train BU
$2,000
LoWreck's Benefit Show @ Koto 01/18/20
$850
December Challenge Match
$650
The Gridley Family
$250
Anthony Hightower
$250
December Challenge Match
$250
The Williamson Family
$250
Corporate Match for The Williamson Family
$250
Corporate Match for Anthony Hightower
$250
Team Converse
$200
Lauren & Neil Sullivan
$200
Lady Kirlis
$150
Arlene & Scott
$141
Lowreck
$100
Patski
$100
Anonymous
$100
Nicole Fecteau
$100
Debbie and Lisa
$100
Madhu Josyula
$100
Alex Nadworny
$100
Emily Chun
$100
Uncle Beebo
$100
Rachel and Seth
$100
Molly and Kingsley Chun
$100
Erin Longin
$100
Fan of #TeamBrookStrong
$100
Danielle Marcus
$100
Pamela Moriarty
$100
Helen McWilliams
$100
MacDonald
$100
Brian Ulicny
$100
Anonymous
$100
The Kennys
$100
John Tivnan
$100
Sabrina Mokos
$100
Williamson Family Toronto
$100
Jenni Williamson
$100
Ms. Jenna Synborski
$100
Jenni Williamson
$100
Jenilee Pudas
$100
AliMac
$100
Cat
$75
Anonymous
$70
Anonymous
$60
Anonymous
$60
Noreen Howard
$60
Meg & Dan Richmond
$60
Marcello Sanceau
$60
Binx McGinx
$60
mari jaye
$60
Chrissie Zhe
$60
Corey Salvatore
$60
Taiphoon
$60
Corporate Match for Andrew Bogaty
$50
Anyah Suderman
$50
Lauren Recchia
$50
Miss Michelle Riley
$50
Nicole Fecteau
$50
Katie Piper
$50
M. J. Vaccaro
$50
Lena Raps
$50
Cindy Vaccaro
$50
Jen Corbett
$50
Toni Fecteau
$50
Cheryl Guiney
$50
Andrea Rosen
$50
Cindy Lu
$50
MP
$50
Ann Unger
$50
Jared
$50
Jose van der Veen
$50
Andrew Bogaty
$50
Pat O'Connell
$50
Troy Schoeller Schoeller
$50
Daniel Recchia
$50
Corporate Match for Jose van der Veen
$50
Joana
$50
Katha and Gary
$50
Gina Nugent
$50
MEL
$50
Daniell Hepting
$40
Brittany S
$30
Kristen DeCroix
$30
David Gubala
$30
Corporate Match for Eric Narcisi
$30
Jennifer Cunningham
$30
Jon Peters
$30
Anonymous
$30
Nicole Osmer
$30
Eddie Powell and family
$30
Elizabeth Root
$25
Jessica
$25
Monika
$25
LoRrDoftheTaCos
$25
Anonymous
$25
Donna D'Agostino
$25
Maureen
$25
Brittany Bianchi
$25
The Mauro Family
$25
Amelia Childs
$25
Michelle Perrault
$25
Michelle Laczkoski
$25
Jay Richardson
$25
Angela
$25
Chris Wissmuller
$25
Anonymous
$25
Nigel G.
$25
Megan Temple
$25
Anonymous
$25
Krista Marshall
$25
Bill Ceglarski
$25
Sebastian Godoy
$25
nicole tammaro
$25
Erin
$25
Debbie DeFord-Minerva
$25
Jenna RIDING
$25
Anonymous
$25
Matt Hatton
$25
Sue Christino Howard
$25
Jeff McAllister
$25
Jeff "Vinko" Rose
$25
Katie Shannon
$25
Tricia Banks
$25
Nico Reilly
$25
Michelle Riley
$25
Adil Tyeb
$25
Anonymous
$25
Minnie Tran
$25
MML
$20
Alex Nagorski
$20
Bridget Haley
$20
Christine Tierney
$20
Christina Arlin
$20
Nikki
$20
Crista Cavicchio
$10

JOIN THE BATTLE. Beat Rare Cancers.

Kia Kaha Brook!

Originally from New Zealand, Brook Michael Diedrichs was a “Kiwi from Down Under,” having grown up in Australia. He lived in five different countries and adopted NYC as his home with his beloved wife & ”Boss,” Rima, in what he deemed as “the best city in the world!

As an avid Rugby player in his youth and University years, Brook had dreamed to be part of the sports industry and worked close to 20 years for brands including Canterbury of New Zealand in Brisbane, PUMA (a brand where he met his wife and dearest of friends) in London, Amsterdam and Boston, and most recently at Adidas in New York City (where he formed his group of “Lemons”) for the last four years.

Outside of work, Brook was as passionate about his wife, parents Paul & Denise (his two best friends in the world he would say), his global network of family and friends, as he was sports, music, travel and culture (having married into a large Indian FamBam). He was a supporter of his beloved All Blacks Rugby Team, Arsenal FC, the New York Yankees and Rangers, and was a metal-head at heart, having seen twenty-six Metallica shows in his lifetime, and shared a special love for the band with his siblings, Phillippa & Cole.

It was last September 25, 2018, that Brook found out he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer & generated a rare mutation, BRAF. After a Warrior’s fight this past year, this disease ultimately took Brook’s life on June 1, 2019, just 5 days after his 39th birthday.

What is important to know, cancer did not define Brook. Instead, it saved the life of someone he dearly loved - his younger Brother, Cole, who only went for a colonoscopy upon hearing Brook’s diagnosis and discovered he had nine polyps with a potential of a similar diagnosis. Brook saved Cole from a similar fate, and in the end, that’s all that mattered to him, because he would not bear it be someone he loved.

For anyone that had the pleasure in getting to know Brook, knew he was never one to shy away from rolling up his sleeves and was always the first to lend a helping hand to those around him, putting others ahead of himself.

Even upon receiving the news that we had exhausted all treatment options, he turned to his MSK Oncologist and said he only hoped that his experience would help someone else.

In February 2019, the #BrookStrong team was established, took part in its’ first Cycle for Survival event and raised close to $25,000 on behalf of rare cancer research. What started as a small act of love, quickly turned into a global rally and left Brook feeling amazed, energized and filled with so much gratitude.

Today, Cycle for Survival has turned into our life-long mission and “Brook Strong” is more than just a hashtag, it is a call to arms and part of Brook’s legacy.

In our Sophomore year, we are taking the Brook Strong team national with teams in NYC, Boston and the West Coast. Our aim for 2020, is to raise $40,000 in celebration of what would have been Brook’s 40th Birthday!

Please join us in honoring Brook and continue his fight, alongside Cycle for Survival and Memorial Sloan Kettering, to fund research and help cure rare cancers, and support those most in need and to leave Brook’s jersey in a better place.

Kia Kaha & with love,
The R&B Family and all of our All Brooks from around the globe.


 
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