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  • 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
  • The Council of Dads

    When diagnosed with cancer, Bruce Feiler was faced with the possibility of not being there for all of the little and not so little moments in his then 3 year old twin daughter's lives. So he identified, amongst his friends, a Council of Dads who would be able to teach his daughters a variety of things about life- how to travel, how to question, how to dream. Follow the link  and hear him tell his story ...

    Posted at June 29, 2015 | By : | Categories : Events,News | Comments Off on The Council of Dads
  • I’ll Be Nearby

    I thought I would let Kevin take over the blog for the day. Below are the lyrics to a song he wrote many years ago. I am not exactly sure of the date or the inspiration, but I assume it was in honor of a dear friend who passed. There are a few people that I hope may find some comfort in the words... I’ll Be ...

    Posted at June 22, 2015 | By : | Categories : Events,News | Comments Off on I’ll Be Nearby
  • One Month to go…

    TEAM KEVIN rocks the Panasonic NYC Triathlon   In just over one month TEAM KEVIN will swim the Hudson and run and bike through New York finishing in Central Park. We cannot begin to express our gratitude to this team - Suzie Baer, Jill McConnell, Susan Clifford, Duncan Wilson, Rob Doolittle, and Jenny Godnick - for participating on behalf of the Elixir Fund. Their dedication and their enthusiasm ...

    Posted at June 15, 2015 | By : | Categories : Events,News | Comments Off on One Month to go…