Drew's Fundraising Page

At the finish line with Marcos in 2019!
At the finish line with Marcos in 2019!

WHY I'M FUNDRAISING WITH THE JIMMY FUND WALK TO DEFY CANCER

In August 2017, we got the very shocking news that Marcos was diagnosed with stage four bone cancer. We were roommates at the time, and I happened to be on vacation. I remember he texted me that he was moving out, but he wouldn't tell me why. He said that we could talk about it when I got back.  I assumed I must have done something to piss him off -- maybe I left too many dishes left in the sink, stole too many of his Mexican chocolates, got drunk and left an eggroll in his shoe?  

I frantically texted our other friends to see what I had done. Eventually, they convinced Marcos that he needed to give me a call. I'll never forget when he told me. My jaw dropped. I felt numb. I asked why he didn't tell me. He replied, "I wanted you to enjoy your vacation." 

That's the type of guy Marcos was. He always thought of others before himself - even during the hardest parts of his treatment, the lowest of lows. He never wanted anyone to worry or to be a bother. He was a warrior...without a doubt, he was the strongest guy I know. He did it with a smile and genuine kindness in his heart. He was a gem, truly. Without exaggeration, Marcos was one of kind: a 6'3" 250lb. hockey and professional rugby playing Mexican Jew with a weird Canadian accent and a repertoire of dad jokes a mile long. 

I miss him a ton.

We did our first Jimmy Fund Walk about ~4 weeks after Marcos was diagnosed. We've done it every year since, and we'll continue to do it every year going forward.

I hope that our minor impact can one day save someone else's Marcos.

Love you, Kitos. 12/21/2020.




Thank you to all those that participated in our Third Annual Viva La Marcos Super Bowl Squares.

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$12,450
Goal:$15,000
Drew Breuninger's Team: Viva La Marcos
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
A. Rush
$50
Allisyn Calovine
$50
Anonymous
Ben Samways
$300
Benjamin Bolanos
$30
Betty Flegmann
Boris Lipovetsky
$108
Brittney & Adam
$100
Colleen Carr
$50
Dani Toth
Gold Flora
$300
Jason Somma
$50
Kate & Mick ❤️❤️❤️
$200
Keira
$100
Kristin Perry
Kyle Noone
$50
Meghan D'Mello
Miller
Morgan Home
Mr. Alexander Mazin
$100
Mr. Cameron Spofford
$200
Mr. Drew Breuninger
$1,000
Mr. James Gattuso
$100
Mr. Jason Pardes
Mrs. Devan Jesmer
$100
Mrs. Katie Schearer
Mrs. Kristyn Fay
$30
Ms. Michelle Wisner
$100
Nenad and Tara Opijac
$100
Nevart Varadian
Nick Rutberg
Pleasantrees
$5,000
Sadiya Bruce
$100
Superbowl Squares Participants!
$3,000
The Dulacs
Travis Upham
$50
Turkot 🖤
$260
Uncle Fred
$50
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