John McGrath

My Event: The Century
My Team: Beaumont's Cancer Crushers
My ID: 18053
Lifetime Raise: $90334.4500
2015
2016
2017
2018

$26,525 Raised
$16,000 Commitment
100%

Why I Participate:

Usually, when I tell doctors that I had Burkitt's Lymphoma when I was 20, they say, No you didn't. Yes, I did. No you didn't. Yes - I did. If you had Burkitt's, you'd be dead.

I am a cancer survivor and I have had the great privilege of living a healthy life since that event. I am lucky, in part because I didn't actually suffer as much as most who fight cancer, then or since, as a consequence of treatment. I was treated surgically and didn't have chemo or radiation. It is important to recognize the breakthroughs being made in treatments as much as in the search for the cure. So much pain and suffering can and is being relieved as a result of the work being done by the great institutions benefiting from this event. The relief comes as a result of better treatments and also in the form of greater hope.

I've known many friends and family, including my father, an aunt, special friends Sissy and Bruce, who have had to hear the words, You have cancer. Please help support the efforts to relieve the suffering and find the cure. Let's help more people be really lucky ones and never have to hear those words spoken.

These past three years, I have been utterly 'blown away' by the generous support from all of you and am inspired to ride again, hoping to meet or exceed last year's raise. I will ride 100 miles and raise $25,000 for cancer research in the hope of realizing our goal: a world without cancer.

It takes world-class research to create a world without cancer. PEDAL is committed to realizing that vision. Please help me in this journey by making a donation, and give with confidence knowing that all proceeds go directly to accelerating cancer research at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

Follow the link below to find my rider profile and secure way to make a donation. Any amount is appreciated. I would like to see 10 of my friends contribute $1,000 or more and 10 to contribute $500 or more. I know I'm asking a lot, but I also know some of you will do it, because you are awesome and the need is great.

https://www.mygopedal.org/riders_profile.jsp?MemberID=18053

Since I am a bit late to the fund raising part, please don't leave this page before donating! Do it now, please. Your support will give me great motivation!

My sincerest thanks,

John R. McGrath, Jr.



My Donations:

Date
Donor
Amount
12/06/2018
steve mirabito
$1,000.00
12/06/2018
Tom and Nancy Reilly
$500.00
12/05/2018
Dean Keller
$500.00
12/05/2018
December Match
$500.00
12/05/2018
December Match
$500.00
12/05/2018
December Match
$500.00
12/05/2018
December Match
$250.00
12/05/2018
December Match
$50.00
12/04/2018
Read & Carol
$500.00
12/04/2018
Zeke Woolley
$1,250.00
12/04/2018
Jean Kim & Casimir Wierzynski
$500.00
12/03/2018
Paul and Beverly Zolfaghari
$250.00
12/02/2018
Cliff Curry
$50.00
11/29/2018
Anonymous
$250.00
11/28/2018
David Edward
$50.00
11/28/2018
Bruce Heverly
$1,200.00
11/25/2018
Dolores McGrath
$500.00
11/24/2018
The Cook Family
$200.00
11/23/2018
Steven and Jackie Zolfaghari
$50.00
11/19/2018
The Haubenstock/Shearer Family
$100.00
11/19/2018
The Raspotniks
$100.00
11/18/2018
Dianne DeNecochea
$25.00
11/17/2018
Thomas Kilroy
$100.00
11/16/2018
Mebust Family
$500.00
11/16/2018
Anonymous
$20.00
11/14/2018
Andy Graham
$500.00
11/14/2018
Hedley E Beesley
$500.00
11/14/2018
Mimi Levitt
$200.00
11/14/2018
Josepho Group
$1,000.00
11/13/2018
Amir Dia
$100.00
11/13/2018
Christopher Secreto
$500.00
11/13/2018
Dr. Dale Baker
$100.00
11/13/2018
Ami, Sanjay & Roshan
$100.00
11/13/2018
John McGrath
$100.00
11/12/2018
Sam leslie
$250.00
11/11/2018
David Zolfaghari and family
$500.00
11/11/2018
Courtney, Mac and Kids
$250.00
11/11/2018
Kelly McGrath Quevedo and Miguel Quevedo
$250.00
11/10/2018
Jane Scallon
$100.00
11/10/2018
Craig, Dana, Charley and London Williams
$150.00
11/10/2018
Bird Rock Fine Wine
$50.00
11/10/2018
John Anewalt
$100.00
11/10/2018
Rico
$180.00
11/09/2018
Ken & Renee
$500.00
11/09/2018
Kathy Giraldo Carlson
$150.00
11/09/2018
Winos not Whiners
$100.00
11/09/2018
Susan Lobel
$50.00
11/09/2018
Ed Webb
$250.00
11/09/2018
Drew Kohn
$100.00
11/09/2018
Yvonne Oberle, Eric Krzmarzick
$250.00
11/09/2018
Kimberly Charlton MD
$100.00
11/09/2018
Anonymous
$50.00
11/09/2018
Jon Kuchar
$100.00
11/09/2018
Tony & Christina Gardner
$150.00
11/09/2018
Howard Zatkin
$500.00
11/09/2018
Todd Plastino
$100.00
11/09/2018
Patrick & Wendy Austin
$100.00
11/09/2018
Gavin McClain
$50.00
11/09/2018
Steven and Andrea Lurie
$200.00
11/09/2018
Joe and Alice McDermott
$100.00
11/09/2018
Rosado
$100.00
11/09/2018
Wes mudge
$500.00
11/09/2018
Piller Famliy
$100.00
11/09/2018
Michelle Mierzwa
$100.00
11/09/2018
Glen and Leah Volk
$1,000.00
11/09/2018
DJ
$250.00
11/09/2018
Dennis Levitt
$1,000.00
11/09/2018
Belknap Brian
$100.00
11/09/2018
Faison Family
$1,000.00
11/08/2018
John, Mina and Jackson McGrath
$5,000.00
11/05/2018
Andre and Vanessa
$50.00
11/04/2018
Patricia and Rokne Zolfaghari
$100.00

Important Padres Pedal Dates:

Saturday, Sept 1, 2018

Deadline to Commit to Incentive Levels to receive custom apparel by Nov. 17

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018

Event Day

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018

Fundraising Deadline

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