Basser Center for BRCA Endowed Fund
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  Dragon Boat Race  
Fundraising goal $20,000.00
Participation Goal 200 Donors
Recent donations (81 donations)
Name DescendingX Amount
Pauline and Cory Boyce $200.00
Peggy Kolb $100.00
Catherine Polakowski and Stephen Syzbowski
Kevin and Jennifer Burke
Kathy Donnelly
Thomas Federman $250.00
Amy Caldeira $50.00
Bob Wells $50.00
Bruce Golden $100.00
Anonymous $60.00
Ms. Katharine Miller
Kathy Stnons $50.00
Denise Funkhouser $150.00
Barbara Dobbs $20.00
Julie McMahon $50.00
Deborah Deeken $100.00
Julie Carr $500.00
Lauren Adams $50.00
Dr. Lawrence Schiff $150.00
Jennifer Childs $200.00
Tina Gallagher $30.00
Anonymous $400.00
Ms. Tammi Hennessy $100.00
Mr. Don and Darlene Robinson $25.00
Dr. New Church Live $50.00
Mr. James Hanlon $200.00
Mrs. Randy Hersh-Hanlon $500.00
Ms. Mary Gray $50.00
Mr. William Kolb $200.00
Ms. Despina Kaneles $100.00
Ms. Katharine Miller
Ms. Joy Feerrar $100.00
Mrs. Helga Childs $500.00
Mrs. Lisa Jackson $50.00
Ms. Jenny Childs $500.00
Ms. Carmen Mitsuyasu-Gapero
Mr. Chris Bradley $100.00
Mr. Patrick Hanlon $200.00
Lindy Bochneak $3000.00
Mrs. Martha pitcairn $500.00
Mrs. Michelle golden $100.00
Anonymous $50.00
Mrs. Denice Eyer $500.00
Mrs. Beth Rosso
Mr. Rodney Kolb $4000.00
Mrs. christina fink $200.00
Mrs. Jane Katz
Mr. Bob Wells $50.00
Recent donations
Awaken the Dragon

My Journey and Mission
My name is Patrick Kolb. I am a sophomore at Temple University. Six years ago, I found a wrist band during a lacrosse tournament that read "Awaken the Dragon", and I instantly fell in love with the phrase. Later that day, not knowing what the wristband stood for or represented, I googled "Awaken the Dragon" and found the documentary and foundation of the same name. Their work with cancer survivors inspired me to go beyond just wearing the wristband. My grandmother passed away from cancer at the age of 37 and my mother tested positive for the BRCA2 gene. This motivated me to bring awareness to this film, foundation, and cancer research. I started my own Dragon Boat team in 2015, where we raced in the Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival under the Awaken the Dragon name. We then followed our 2015 performance with another first place finish in a more experienced division in 2016. Most importantly, though, we successfully raised over 20,000 dollars for the Basser Center over our two years fundraising. Our team in 2019 hopefully will top that finish with 1st in a higher division and raise as much money as possible for the Basser Center. I am truly blessed to support the mission of such an amazing foundation. Thanks to all who support me in this effort.
The Basser Research Center
I am so excited to support this cause and such a talented team of researchers. All of the donations I receive will go directly to the Basser Center to help them with their efforts.
Basser and Cancer Facts
  • A positive BRCA1 or BRCA2 result means that a person has an inherited mutation in either gene and is at increased risk for certain cancers.
  • Woman with BRCA1 mutations have a:
  • 60%-80% chance of getting breast cancer
  • 30%-45% chance of getting ovarian cancer
  • Woman with BRCA2 mutations have a:
  • 50%-70% chance of getting breast cancer
  • 10%-20% chance of getting ovarian cancer
  • All donations will go towards helping basser in their mission to deliver cutting edge research in basic and clinical sciences to advance the care of individuals who carry BRCA mutations.
  • Penn Medicine is the #1 Hospital in the Region
Event details
Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival 2016
10/01/2016 08:00 AM
Dragon Boat Race
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Donation messages
Good Luck Karrianne!!!!!!!!! --Kathy Donnelly
Well done Pat Kolb! Go Team Awaken the Dragon! --Ruth
Patrick: What a way to make a difference... so proud of you! --Amy Caldeira
Good luck and God Bless! --Bob Wells
In honor of all who fight - way to go, Pat! --Kathy Stnons
Good luck Karrianne!! --Tina Gallagher
Great work Pat! --Ms. Tammi Hennessy
Patty, You are a fine young man, a strong athlete, an intellect, and a scholar. We love you and are inspired by this work. Love, Granddaddy Jim --Mr. James Hanlon
Patty - Uncle Pat, the cousins and I are so proud of you. We love you so much. What an impressive 16 year old you are! Happy Birthday Pat! XOXOXO --Mrs. Randy Hersh-Hanlon
With heartfelt thanks for what you've done Pat to raise awareness for all women. Very impressive. --Ms. Despina Kaneles
From someone in a family with lots of cancer, including myself, loss of 2 children, another one sick and a grandaughter with Brca. Thanks for the research! --Mrs. Helga Childs
What a great cause! Good luck on the race!! --Mrs. Lisa Jackson
Pat, so utterly amazed at your tenacity in this huge endeavor. Wishing you ALL the best in this present and future race. --Ms. Carmen Mitsuyasu-Gapero
Pat, keep it up! --Mr. Chris Bradley
Pat, go get 'em! What a way to make a difference. We are all so proud of what you have accomplished. Uncle Pat, Aunt Randy, and the cousins xo --Mr. Patrick Hanlon
Pat and Alex, What a great event! Months of preparation and your big day is almost here. Enjoy the ride. We know it will be memorable! Michelle and Bruce --Mrs. Michelle golden
Thanks for supporting this Aunt Jenny! - Athena & Jesse --Ms. Athena Fleisher
Pat,job well done! --Mrs. Denice Eyer
Go Team ATD! This support is a matched gift from PeCo Energy. Great job are doing amazing things! --Mr. Rodney Kolb
Best of luck to you, Pat! --Mr. Bob Wells
Dearest Pat, we couldn't be more proud of your efforts, your spirit, and your accomplishments. We are inspired by you, and are moved by your dedication to this important cause. Race for mom and everyone affected by this terrible disease! Aunt Erica --Miss Erica Hanlon
Patrick, what an amazing thing you are doing. You make us all so proud. Go get 'em! We love you. Keep up the good work. --Mr. James Hanlon
Pat, I truly admire your dedication to bringing awareness to this disease. Your selflessness has inspired many, including me, to ask themselves what can we do to help. Good luck "Awaken the Dragon", let's win this race for Pat's grandmother. --Mr. William Dever
Awesome team, amazing cause! --Ms. Amanda Ogg
Go Team ATD! --Miss Ryann Kolb
Go Patrick! --Ms. Ginger Baldyga
This was a large donation from an anonymous donor. I am using this space to thank Charity Works for making projects like mine possible through New Church Service Grants. This is an incredible funding mechanism that allows people to make a difference by serving the community. Because of Charity Works, we are going to have a great time racing on the river for a good cause. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! --Mr. Patrick Kolb I
Thanks to all of you who attended the Awaken the Dragon movie screening in May! We raised $1500 to support the work at Basser. I'm dedicating this donation to my grandmother, Ginger Hanlon, who died at the young age of 37....and to all of those who suffer with cancer young and old. Pat Kolb --Mr. Pat Kolb
We dedicate this to Cindy Sorensen, Irene McMahon and ALL the adults and children who bravely fight cancer every day... You're amazing Pat! Best of luck to you - Julie McMahon & John Sorensen --Ms. Julie McMahon
I am donating in memory of Heather & Garry Childs and in support of Justin Childs --Ms. Jenny Childs
Pat, good luck with your fundraising efforts! --Mr. Robert Wells
Go Patrick! --Ms. Laura Iaia

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