Jason Rand

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I'm running for my Mom, Stephanie

Jason Rand

Running the New York City Marathon has been a running goal of mine for a while. I haven't felt compelled to fundraise in years past for an entry into the NYC Marathon, but this year is different for me.

My Mom, Stephanie, was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in Nov 2016. She fought the disease bravely. She lost her battle to the disease on May 21, 2018. I am thankful to have had the 1.5 years with her -- I think we made the best of her time and I'm thankful to her oncologist for making sure she felt well enough for a good portion of that time; I was able to take her on a mother-son trip to Europe in April 2017 -- by far one of the things I look most fondly on as coming out of her diagnosis.

I wrote about my experience on Twitter, and wanted to share it with you:

I've been a distance runner for many years, and thought of my Mom throughout the San Francisco Marathon I completed last July:

I want to do something positive as a result of what my Mom went through, so I am fundraising for the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer. I'd like to help prevent other families from going through what my Mom and my family faced, and I'm proud to be fundraising so that more work can be done to help people diagnosed with lung cancer continue living happy, productive lives. You can learn more about this experience here:


I'm having a fundraising event Saturday July 27 at Standard Deviant Brewing in San Francisco (280 14th St) from 2 PM on for anyone that would like to join!

Take care and thank you for your support,



raised of $10,000 goal

Recent Donations

1. JWJason Walls
Good Luck & Best Wishes. - From Jason Walls, in Loving Memory of my mother Deborah.
2. MDMark G DeVito
3. BBBrittany Busik
Proud of you Jason!
4. KMKatarina M.
Jason - I didn't get a chance to say hello to you last night after the August GO2 Living Room and to thank you for sharing your story about your mom. Your story touched me (and I couldn't hold back the tears that I thought I had finally gotten under control when it was my turn to speak :)). Wanted to donate here and show my support for you running the NYC Marathon, and can you believe - I've been in NYC for almost 9 years and have never somehow attended one! I hope I can somehow make it this year to cheer all of you who are running for GO2 and lung cancer (though I am in the SF Bay Area for my mom, I am in between here and NYC). If not, I'll be cheering you on in spirit! All the best, Kat ~
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6. BGBrenton Green