Journey VII... on the MOVE!
I started walking, and plan to ride a bike in the cycling event on May 8.
March 11, 2010:
$100,000 for Pediatric Cancer research.
This was the first "big check."
THEN OFF TO MEXICO...
AND THEN MY BIRTHDAY... Easter Sunday, 2010
THE CYCLING EVENT IS COMING UP...
Pedaling for Pediatric Cancer
Sat. May 8, 2010
Loantaka Park, Morristown, NJ
Ride on the road for different distances or take the fun ride
through Loantaka Park.
When the morning cycling is done, the rides will end together at
the Park and we'll be having a live band and food vendors for a
picnic style lunch from 1-3pm
The Band is Sun Dog and they will be really fun.
I really hope you will join us if you can and help fund
research for kids cancer.
Register at : www.firstgiving.com/makesomenoise
or if you live too far away, but want to be involved, you can
donate $10 to sponsor my ride. I am getting a new bike in time
to ride in the event. My Sponsorship Page
Ok, so just imagine the
theme to Rocky here...
In PT, I tried a stationary bike for the first time.
I have not been on a bike since before my
hemipelvectomy. Joel, my physical Therapist
got me to try the stationary bike to get ready for
riding my bike in the cycling event. It was no
We are working on building strength in my
MY NEW BIKE IS HERE!!!
THANK YOU TO MARTY'S RELIABLE CYCLE in Morristown, and especially Geoff and
Marty for helping me get this awesome new bike. (And thank you mom & dad for the
great birthday present.)
It is sooo cool. I really love it. It is fast and really manoeuvres well. If anyone wants to get a cool bike like this it is
made by Sun Bikes.
Now to get down to some training for the
bike event. I am really looking forward
I HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US for Pedaling
for Pediatric Cancer-- May 8th
This is my Mom & Dad
We had Easter/Birthday Brunch at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park. This is
where we had my foundation Kick-off too. The club brought out a birthday dessert for
me! That was really nice of them.
Ok, that isn't on my approved foods list,
but it was both my Birthday and Easter,
so mom said I could.
That is my brother James inside
Mrs. Waters had another
Silpada Jewelry sales party for
me for kid's cancer research.
THANK YOU Mrs. Waters!!
April 26, 2010
APRIL 30, 2010
SCAN DAY at CHOP
This was my 9 month post-treatment scan/test/clinic day.
Everything was fine. The "areas of concern" have not grown, so next
scan day will be my ONE year post-treatment scan day!
That will be later in July.
I will have a bone density test sometime soon.
MAY 5 YANKEES vs. ORIOLES in the new Yankee Stadium!
A local charity that supports families called and said they had Yankees Tickets and
they offered them to me. "Halos for Angels" was started by a lady in town who had
cancer last year too and wanted to help families. She does a lot to help get meals to
peoples houses and right now, she is trying to get someone a new roof.
Jeter at bat
Do you see the ball behind me in the grass on the left? I got to keep it. The
Baltimore Pitcher was warming up before the game.
Mark Teixeira batting
THE YANKEES WIN! 7- 5
Thank you for the tickets
Mrs. Casolaro and Halos for
Pedaling for Pediatric Cancer
Saturday, May 8th, 2010
It was cold and rainy all morning
while the riders were out on the 60,
40, 20 and 10 mile rides, but it
cleared in time for the family fun ride.
But then it was REALLY windy and
we had to take the tents down.
Almost everyone showed up to ride
for kids cancer even though the
weather was bad. That was great!
The Hanover Park HS
Gave me a research check for
$500 for Make Some Noise. They
were very cool, it was great to
have support from a high school
THANK YOU HP!
FP Brownie Troop
Decided they wanted to help support kids
cancer research, and they gave me $100 for
Make Some Noise from their cookie sales. How
great is that? They asked me to come talk to
them about my story and the foundation.
THANK YOU GIRLS for helping to fight Kid's
(And don't forget, my favorite cookie is tag-a-longs so hit my
house next year when you are selling cookies LOL)
Chest X-Ray... checking for lung tumors
I think I have been in all the
different MRI machines that
CHOP has now. This one was
in the Seashore House.
More photos and information to
come on the cycling event.
"Bake Some Noise"
The 6th Grade at The Peck School had their annual bake sale, and this year,
they voted to donate the funds to Make Some Noise for pediatric cancer
research. They called it "Bake Some Noise." The families and even all the
teachers in the 6th grade baked their hearts out and really baked some
noise: they raised $1,058 in the bake sale! This was when Peck gave me a
"big' check from the bake sale. Thank you to EVERYONE for supporting kids
We were out of school uniform because it was a dress down day for our picnic.
Peck 1st Grade Makes Some Noise too!
The 1st grade wanted to raise money for charity with scraps in the art room. They
decided to have a project for kids cancer research. They made book marks from
paper scraps, decorated them with art in the style of the great masters they had
been studying, and sold them to raise research funds for Make Some Noise. They
did really well, and raised $300 from their book mark sales. Just goes to show that
kids CAN make a difference! I was really impressed that they wanted to help fund
research and that they raised so much money. THANK YOU GRADE 1!!
"BEYOND CANCER" Symposium at CHOP, June 6, 2010
I had the honor of speaking at CHOP's annual "Beyond Cancer" Symposium.
I spoke about my CHOP experience and talked about why I felt it was
important to start a foundation. It was a great opportunity to share the
message that you CAN stand up and make a difference.
June 4, 2010 Peck helps Make Some Noise!
We are moving to our new Corporate Headquarters! The Make Some Noise Foundation is moving
out of my house and into a 1,750 sq ft. office suite on a Mack-Cali Campus! We are pretty excited to
have this great space to grow the foundation.
We will be at Mack-Cali Corporate Center, 9 Campus Parkway, Parsippany NJ.
THANK YOU TO MACK-CALI FOR HELPING US MAKE SOME NOISE!
I saw Brooke at the symposium! She was up from Maryland
and is doing great. Her Neuroblastoma is in REMISSION!
Kelsie was the other speaker at the symposium. She is in
College now. She was diagnosed when she was 13, and she
really went through a tough battle with lots of surgeries and
life threatening complications, but she kept a positive attitude
and smiled her way to victory over cancer!
This was just getting an x-ray of my knee at
CHOP in June. I had started to get pain in
my good knee, and it turned out to be just a