Archive for July, 2015

  • Mission Impossible

    When we first decided to move forward with the creation of the Elixir Fund, one of Kevin's doctors said to me, "It is hard to do good." It was not meant in a negative way, but rather as words of encouragement to hang in there. While keeping the Elixir Fund going over these last 12 years sometimes seems like an impossible mission, we are a grassroots effort and continue to move forward because of many ...

    Posted at July 27, 2015 | By : | Categories : Events,News | Comments Off on Mission Impossible
  • TEAM KEVIN Rocked the NYC Tri

    TEAM KEVIN did it again! They rocked the NYC Tri and it was amazing to watch. Our sincere thanks to Suzie Baer, Jill McConnell, Rob Doolittle, Duncan Wilson, Susan Clifford and Jenny Godnick for braving the heat and swimming the Hudson River. This is one tough group. And they have almost raised $20,000! You can still support their efforts. Visit their fundraising page  to make a donation online or mail a check to: Elixir Fund, PO Box ...

    Posted at July 20, 2015 | By : | Categories : Events,News | Comments Off on TEAM KEVIN Rocked the NYC Tri
  • Ivan Basso’s story is a good reminder to men to check themselves.

    In this morning's sports news is an announcement that Ivan Basso had to withdrawal from the Tour de France because he has been diagnosed with testicular cancer. At 37 he is outside of what is considered the typical range for testicular cancer. That range varies but is somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-34. My ...

    Posted at July 13, 2015 | By : | Categories : Events,News | Comments Off on Ivan Basso’s story is a good reminder to men to check themselves.
  • A Life Well Lived

    Kevin went through almost 2 years of continual treatment that included 5 or 6 rounds of chemotherapy; radiation on his pelvis, spine, and brain; gamma knife treatment; and a round of stem cell treatment which requires a bone marrow test, stem cell harvesting, and 4 weeks plus in hospital while they kill your immune system and then replace your stem cells. Most people wind up taking morphine during the treatment, Kevin did not. Part of that ...

    Posted at July 6, 2015 | By : | Categories : Events,News | Comments Off on A Life Well Lived