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Jonathan Semon


Team Name:  Pump It Up
Years Participated: First Year

Location:   New York, NY:
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$50,000
Fundraising Goal
$45,076 Fundraising total
$45,076 Fundraising total
Fundraising Honor Roll
Larry Liman
$5,000
Bonnie & Sig Semon
$2,000
The Larner Family
$1,000
Kate and Paul Ramundo
$1,000
The Law Family
$1,000
The Brivio Family
$1,000
Lawrence Spielman
$1,000
Anonymous
$1,000
Lisa Kirschner
$600
Jonathan, Marsha, Ariela and Jared Semon
$500
Felice and Jeffrey Anikstein
$500
Susan and Gary Flyer
$500
Strcich Family
$500
Claire and Ed Stiepleman
$500
Richard and Felice Blumberg
$500
Richard & Gloria Honeck
$500
Mr. chaim Celnikj
$500
Melissa & Andrew Kaminsky
$500
The Family of James N. Rentas
$500
Timothy Cunneen
$500
elena selman
$500
The Rappaport Family
$500
Linda Taub
$500
Marc Teich
$500
Bonnie & Steven Kanowitz
$500
Helaine and Brian Shapiro
$500
Shelly & Ted Haft
$500
Dena & Morty Frucht
$360
Ilona and Michael Cohen
$250
Andy & Jamie Tobias
$250
The Boudin Family
$250
Jason and Ashley LaTorre
$250
Anna & Anthony Lorino
$250
Jocelyn and Scott Sontag
$250
The Schochet Family
$250
Lou Weinberg
$250
Brooke and Charlie McCaghey
$250
Melanie, Ryan & Marissa Gottlieb
$250
Val and Nina Aks
$250
The Millens
$250
Ellen and Stephen Greenberg
$250
robert braverman
$250
Gladys & Elliot Levine
$250
Dan waldman
$250
Gail & Don Mitzner
$250
The Feingolds
$250
Alan Eidler
$250
The Viggiano Family
$250
Lori and Larry Braverman
$250
The Dickler Family
$250
Cliff Bernstein
$250
Dave and Heather Tarifi
$250
Marc and Rona Oliver
$250
joe Saxl
$250
Jon Nemo
$250
Albert and
$250
Marina Niceta de Palazzi and Family
$250
scott segal
$250
Ally Freundlich and Alan Model
$250
Jennifer Bonheur
$200
Alina and Alex Golant
$200
The Kirschner Shave Family
$200
Marge Newberger
$200
Sari Rosenberg
$180
Anonymous
$180
Linda and Harvey Schilowitz
$150
Yana and Brian Blitz
$150
Liz and Adam Ginder
$150
Ira Checkla
$150
Michelle and Doug Cohen
$150
Vinnie Tobia
$150
Fischbein Family
$150
The Scheeer Family
$150
Jacqueline and Brian Weiner
$150
The Chodos Family
$150
Eric Zemsky
$150
Stuart Perlen
$150
The Sanders Family
$150
The Tarlowe Family
$150
Judy Fisher
$136
The Belitz Family
$118
Kim Goodwin
$100
David and Nancy Rabbach
$100
Joyce Rubin
$100
Lee Cavanaugh
$100
Shupack & Hardy
$100
Noah and Brooke Sanders
$100
Judy Simoncic
$100
The Gronsbells
$100
Wendy Wolfson
$100
Anonymous
$100
Lucille and Ronald Greene
$100
Laurie Bernstein & Julian Swearengin
$100
Michele Werner & Family
$100
Bonny and Marvin Rosen
$100
Melissa Lawhorn
$100
Dana Lichtenstein Annis & family
$100
The Kowlowitz Family
$100
Beth Troester
$100
David Dessner
$100
Myrna Kaplan
$100
Roberta Resnick
$100
Anita Wolfman and Phil Stewart
Adam and Melissa Kudelka
$100
Madelyn and Arthur Lambert
$100
Jennifer Wainstein
$100
Maria and Esad Mulic
$100
Arleen and Ed Littman
$100
Bonnie and Jay Deutsch
$100
The Feldman Family
$100
Anonymous
$100
Fran Lilling and Frank Freeberg
$100
Steve & Erin Levin
$100
Elaine Lesser and Jerry Morgenstern
$100
Marc Berman
$100
The Nathan Family
$100
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Marcovici
$100
Maureen & Al Tracey
$100
DiMattina family
$100
Tara Bakker
$100
Ann Roffman
$100
Mandi Friedman
$100
Gail & Les Nizin
$100
Ginny and Ron Bianchi
$100
Risa and Lou Grossman
$100
Gladys & Robert Honigfeld
$100
Leslie and Adam Venokur
$100
The Dubinsky Family
$100
Odie & Guppy
$100
The Morris Family
$100
Linda & Joe Savarese
$100
Ivy Rosen
$100
Anonymous
$100
Petruccelli Family
$100
Sheila and George Leibowitz
$100
Judy and stan freundlich
$100
The Nash family
$100
Anonymous
$100
The Bonder Family
$100
Olga Unrain
$100
Lauren & Lance Williams
$100
Anonymous
$100
Kim and Brian Model
$100
Stacey Froelich
$100
Michael & Nancy Bank
$100
CAROL PENN
$100
Friends of Bonnie and Sig
$100
Joan and Gerald Kimmelman
$100
Kathleen Duffy
$100
Carrie Paul
$100
Anonymous
$100
Ann and Arnold Schotsky
$100
Dr Nat Weiss
$100
Rich & Gina (Lorino) Giuditta
$100
Gordon & Rita Waldorf
$100
Kristy Johnson
$100
The Goldsmith Family
$100
Melodee Leiderman
$100
Amy Creighton
$100
Anonymous
$100
Gloria & Burt Katz
$100
Lee Mondshein
$100
The Greenberg Family
$100
Terry and Richard Wallach
$100
Linda and Jerry Levine
$100
The Elbaum Family
$100
The Justus Family
$100
The Perlman Family
$100
Heather & Jason Eig
$100
Karen Lee
$100
The Biderman Family
$100
Charmatz Family
$100
Paula Lin
$60
Manolis Tsatsas
$60
Erich Horton
$60
Weitman Family
$60
Lana Sharr
$60
Gillian E Sarner
$60
Vaishali Khandare
$60
E. Campbell
$60
Kerrie & Bob Garcia
$60
Bethany Eppner
$60
Esta and Tom Czik
$60
Phyllis & Bob Agrest
$60
Anonymous
$60
R.Lemaire
$60
The Goldmans
$60
Elie & Mirav Khen
$60
Harold Sokol
$54
Amy Friedlander
$50
Pat and Jim Goldman
$50
James Pomeroy
$50
Judith Ginsburg and family
$50
Anonymous
$50
Lindsey Wagner
$50
The Simons
$50
Dennis D'Agostino
$50
Penny Hecht
$50
Cheryl Cohen
$50
Allen Tepper
$50
Jamie Ravdin
$50
Maria
$35
Sandy and Robert Kanin
$25
Ken & Sheri Horwitz
$25
Joyce and Martin Zuckerman
$25
Debbie & Alan Bender
$18
Renee and Stu Copperman
$10

JOIN THE BATTLE TO BEAT CANCER-PUMP IT UP

As many of you who know me are aware, my life changed dramatically in August 2016 when my wife Marsha was diagnosed with Colon Cancer. She had surgery to remove her primary tumor, followed by 12 rounds of chemotherapy. In April 2017, it was discovered that Marsha’s cancer had metastasized to her liver and her lungs. She went from being a Stage 3 cancer patient, to Stage 4, the most advanced stage. We made the choice to switch Marsha's care to Dr. Nancy Kemeny at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). This decision was not easy, but one of the factors was that Marsha had become friendly with another mother at our daughter’s school who had also had Stage 4 Colon Cancer that had spread to her liver. This friend, who is a patient of Dr. Kemeny, had been NED (No Evidence of Disease) for over 8 years at the time, thanks to Dr. Kemeny’s care. Dr. Kemeny has achieved the highest documented survival rate for Stage 4 Colon Cancer that has spread to the liver by using a technique called HAI pump therapy.

In May 2017, Marsha had a liver resection and insertion of an HAI pump at MSKCC by one of the top liver surgeons in the country, Dr. Michael D’Angelica, followed by another 16 rounds of chemotherapy under the care of Dr. Kemeny. Subsequently, Marsha needed a lung ablation and 11 more rounds of chemotherapy. We now live scan to scan, but Marsha has been NED for the past 19 months thanks to the HAI pump and the care of Dr. Kemeny and her team at MSKCC. We are both eternally grateful to them.

On February 8, 2020, I will be riding in the Cycle for Survival with the friend who lead us to our amazing doctors at MSKCC, as well as my brother, Matthew, my niece Alexa Prague and other close friends. The money we raise from this ride will go directly to Dr. Kemeny’s HAI pump research fund.

Colon Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. There will be over 140,000 new colon cancer diagnoses in 2019 in the U.S. alone. One in 20 people will be diagnosed with this deadly disease. Some are lucky to catch this disease early from a simple colonoscopy. In fact, the American Cancer Society recently changed the recommended starting age for colonoscopies from 50 to 45. Unfortunately, there will always be people like Marsha and Stacy who are diagnosed before the age of 45. These are all reasons why the research and resources are so desperately needed.

Please join me in raising money and awareness in the fight against this widespread and deadly disease. The link below is where you can donate with me. Thank you so much for your support.


 
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