For the 5th year in a row, we 'took the plunge' in Long Beach, NY on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020. About 30 plungers and supporters gathered at the beach for a dip in the 38 degree waters.
As a group, we raised $5,620 that will go toward funding our 2020 cancer research grant and scholarship award.
A big THANK YOU to all our donors, those who cheered us on in Long Beach and to our plunge team: Joe Dinielli, John Catuogno, Lauren DeMara, Ryan Kennedy, Matt Luvin, Pat McKenna, and Daniel Greenbaum.
Supporters of the Ken Pribil Jr. Foundation competed in a grueling Spartan Race on Saturday, May 9th, 2015. Obstacles were dispersed throughout the Citi Field stadium in Flushing (Queens), NY; the home of the New York Mets.
From climbing walls, to javelin toss, and weighted carries, athletes Kola Owodolu, Kevin Pribil (KPJF Board Member), Ian Beckelman, Max Lawatsch, and Ryan Kennedy (pictured) tackled each challenge in stride in memory of Ken Jr and countless others impacted by cancer.
Close friend and supporter, Jose Flores, ran the NYC and Hamptons marathons to benefit the Ken Pribil Jr. Foundation. His goal is to raise cancer awareness and benefit education and sarcoma cancer research through our Sarcoma Research Grant!
For more information about Jose's journey, visit his Marathon page:
Super athlete and marathon runner, Landon Cooper, or Miles2Give, ran across the state of Illinois on June 11th, 2013 in memory of Ken Jr, Len Dems, and Patricia, Gamble; all Sarcoma Cancer victims. Landon has been running across the USA, from West Coast to East Coast, to raise awareness and fundraise for Sarcoma Cancer.
We are proud to be part of such an inspirational, larger-than-life fundraising effort to benefit Sarcoma Cancer Research and to re-direct the future of this cancer towards a cure! Congratulations Landon and thanks for all you do!
Board Members, Jacqueline Morreale and Amedeo Morreale, attended the Sarcoma Foundation of America's Sarcoma Cancer Summit in April 2013 to learn about new technologies, research and treatments to diagnose and treat sarcoma cancer; inclusive of a series of promising drugs that hope to increase survival rates.
Doctors from Memorial Sloan Kettering, Anderson Children's Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Mt. Sinai were in attendance and shared their expertise. In addition, author of Motherhood Exaggerated, Judith Hannan, shared her experiences as a mother who stood by her daughter as she battled cancer.
We extend our thanks to our friend and supporter, Shannon Desmond, for cycling in Kenny's memory at the Los Angeles Cycle for Survival this weekend. The event raised money and awareness for "drastically underfunded" rare cancers, such as sarcoma cancer, in conjunction with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Shannon was one of 13,000 participants, spanning 10 US cities through 27 coordinated rides. Riders at each location were invited to commemorate some special; and Shannon elected to ride with Kenny in mind.
On Sunday, January 27th, 2013, six supporters of the Ken Pribil Jr. Foundation ran the Miami Marathon together to raise awareness for and stand up to cancer. THANK YOU to the ~40 families, individuals, and businesses that donated and made this fundraiser a great success.
Proceeds from these donations will go directly to the 8th annual Ken Pribil Jr. Scholarship Award and begin funding the 2013 Cancer Research Grant.