Stanhope resident part of fundraising effort

Mahon, participates in color race


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  • Misericordia University students Brittany Bly of Dubois, Pa., left, and occupational therapy major Ellen Mahon of Stanhope, N.J., dump colorful powder on each other after they were the two top female finishers. Each won a gift certificate to Sheetz.



DALLAS, Pa. — The Misericordia University Student Government Association inaugural “Cougars in Color 5K Race” raised more than $2,000 for The Lucy Fund, an organization that raises money to battle metastatic cancer.

The Lucy Fund was established by Lucy E. Stanovick shortly after she was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer in 2008. By the time the wife and mother of two was diagnosed, the cancer had spread to other regions of her body. Undeterred, the Saylorsburg, Pa., resident researched the disease and then established The Lucy Fund in order to raise awareness and funding for metastasis research.

Stanovick lived for more than four years with the disease and organized five “Party 4 Life” events herself before dying on Aug. 16, 2012. Overall, the Stanovick family has organized six “Party 4 Life” events including one on the campus of Misericordia University that have raised more than $201,000 for research efforts at the National Foundation for Cancer Research and the NFCR Center for Metastasis Research at The University of Kansas Medical Center.

Ellen Mahon, of Stanhope, was one of the two top female finishers of the race. She won a gift certificate to Sheetz.

“Our goal is to fund research that will lead to the ability to control metastasis,” said her son, Nicholas Stanovick, a sophomore English and philosophy double major at Misericordia University. “Ninety percent of people who die from cancer die because their cancer has metastasized, but less than five percent of cancer funding research goes into that.”

The “Cougars in Color 5K Race” featured various stations along the race course on the upper campus where brightly-colored powder was tossed into the air and onto the runners. At the finish line, the runners received one last packed of colored powder to douse themselves and fellow runners in color. At the end of the day, the runners appeared to be tie-dyed from head to toe.

“We’re trying to make metastatic cancer chronic, not deadly, by coordinating impactful events that empower communities, colleges, and businesses to financially support metastatic research,” Nicholas said at the race, repeating the mission statement for The Lucy Fund. “We want to make it like being diagnosed with diabetes.”


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