Welcome to Curing Cancer With A Kiss's Fundraising Page

Curing Cancer With A Kiss
Mar 16, 2016

We (Andy Evans and Brad Parr) are the two guys who recently made history by being the first gay couple shown on Kiss Cam at an NHL game (and only the second shown at any sporting event), as told on People, Upworthy, Outsports, the CBC, Reddit, and other places.  (Check our our radio interviews discussing our cancer-curing mission on Outfield and KISS FM Vancouver!).  We want our ten seconds of viral fame to count for something beyond bragging rights when we're old. 

We received an inspiring message and donation from someone who saw our kiss and said "My partner of 18 years was just diagnosed with CLL.  Let's cure this by kissing."  We agree--please help us cure cancer with a kiss.   

We have been training with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training (TNT), having competed in 4 triathlons last year and getting ready for the 2016 Lavaman Triathlon in April 2016.  As part of our TNT training, we've been raising funds for LLS - to fund research into revolutionary new treatments that will save lives, prolong others, and improve the lives of those with blood cancers - one of the leading causes of death of those with advanced HIV/AIDS.  

We are asking you to support us in this training by making a donation to LLS - we'll do the running, swimming, sweating, grumbling, and getting up early (some pictures of all that below); all you need to do is make a 100% tax-deductible donation of any size - every dollar matters, whether it's $5 or $50 or $500.  Fully 75% of all donations go straight to research and treatment (unlike many other charities that send only a small fraction of the donations to the causes they support).

This year, Brad is dedicating his race to his honored teammate Josh Boudreaux, a surviver who went through a long and difficult battle in his early 30s but is now doing well.  His life was saved via a clinical trial which was funded in part from donations to LLS - which shows just how important your donation is.  The attached picture shows him during treatment, after treatment, and also he and Brad having a fabulous afternoon together in Los Angeles.  Please think about him when considering a donation.

 

Your donation will help fund treatments that save lives every day; like immunotherapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. You may not know it, but every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies such as these.

Patients need these cures and they need your support.  Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help get us all closer to a world without blood cancers. 

Thank you!

Brad & Andy

Us just after Lavaman 2015:

A quick pre-bike kiss on a cold January training morning (okay, cold for Los Angeles):

Getting ready to bike:

Finishing a mock race - our "first" triathlon!

Andy and our awesome coach this season Simon:

Brad sprinting to the finish at the San Diego sprint:

Brad getting out of the Pacific after a 1 mile swim:

Brad starting the run at the 2015 Malibu Triathlon:

 

And our slightly-famous-for-a-second kiss at the Kings' game against the Leafs - the NHL's first and the second time ever that a gay couple has made it on kiss cam at a major league sporting event. 

 

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Supporter Comments

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    "Love conquers all, even cancer! Congrats on your beautiful moment in the spotlight, and keep doing what you do to help so many! "
     

    Melissa McGowan

    Tue Jan 12 09:35:33 EST 2016

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    "Kick cancers butt!! Someone please please find a cure....."
     

    Erin & Aaron Walters

    Wed Jul 27 03:35:39 EDT 2016

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    "Well done, Brad (and Andy, too)!! Great to see you use your new-found fame (though you've been famous in my book for many years, Brad :)) to create a larger platform on which to help the fight against this scourge. Good luck and have fun this weekend! "
     

    Rachel Cruz

    Wed Apr 06 09:58:14 EDT 2016

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    "Good Luck, Enjoy and Monika and Leigh are proud of you both!"
     

    Leigh & Monika Evans

    Tue Apr 05 07:56:36 EDT 2016

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    "You guys inspire us! Good luck and enjoy the race. Hope to see you soon. "
     

    Matt and Tony Harris

    Sat Mar 26 08:35:13 EDT 2016

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    "Good work you two! Good luck on your upcoming Lavaman Triathlon! "
     

    Marie & Brad Booth

    Wed Mar 16 11:42:17 EDT 2016

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    "Brad + Andy fighting cancer is, as some wonderful people would say, "Parr-fection!" Love conquers cancer! "
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Mar 10 11:28:05 EST 2016

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    "Hottest team in TNT!"
     

    The hot bingo guests want to see you.

    Thu Mar 10 02:38:17 EST 2016

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    "For Magic Castle Magician from Drag Bingo"
     

    Edward McLean

    Fri Jan 29 04:33:46 EST 2016

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    "Good luck, boys! Keep up the amazing work."
     

    Craig Sinel

    Thu Jan 28 02:43:57 EST 2016

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    "Good luck, hope your raise lot's of money with the kiss."
     

    Teri L

    Thu Jan 21 07:18:26 EST 2016

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    "Kick cancers butt!! Someone please please find a cure....."
     

    Erin & Aaron Walters

    Thu Jan 21 06:04:05 EST 2016

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    "I love to support good people doing good things. Thank you for using your 10 minutes to do something wonderful."
     

    Deena

    Sat Jan 16 04:08:20 EST 2016

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    "I'm so happy to see you're parlaying your exposure on the KissCam into doing good for others. Really wonderful! Love you guys tons! xoxo"
     

    Aaron Alan

    Fri Jan 15 08:39:36 EST 2016

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    "Go Team! "
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Jan 14 06:04:06 EST 2016

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    "From Bingo fundraiser "
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Jan 14 04:30:40 EST 2016

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    "YAASSSS! WERK! C'mon kiss-cam! Congratulations on raising awareness for LLS and TNT through your 10-seconds of fame. This donation comes from a proud gay employee of LLS NYC Chapter, in-honor of Gary Lambert, a member of the NYC Gay Men's Chorus currently in-treatment. LOVE! THANK YOU!"
     

    Eugene Lovendusky

    Thu Jan 14 03:02:06 EST 2016

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    "Good luck and Go TEAM!"
     

    Jessica Kylie Bashaw

    Tue Jan 12 01:33:18 EST 2016

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    "Go Brad and Andy!!!"
     

    Drew Auker and Arlon Staggs

    Mon Jan 11 10:06:55 EST 2016

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    "Kick cancers butt!! Someone please please find a cure....."
     

    Erin & Aaron Walters

    Wed Jun 22 02:47:32 EDT 2016

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $12,000.00
 
91 %
Donations: $10,900.00

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Thanks To

Anonymous $3605.00
Anonymous $1070.00
Jessica Stebbins Bina $500.00
Erin & Aaron Walters $350.00
Edward McLean $325.00
Matt and Tony Harris $150.00
Christopher Payton $100.00
Marie & Brad Booth $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Craig Sinel $100.00
Aaron Alan $100.00
Lynn and Bob $100.00
Drew Auker and Arlon Stag... $100.00
The hot bingo guests want... $65.00
Rachel Cruz $50.00
Leigh & Monika Evans $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Kristina Gatti $50.00
Jessica Kylie Bashaw $50.00
Jim Johnson & Barry Magee $25.00
Teri L $25.00
Deena $25.00
Eugene Lovendusky $25.00
Melissa McGowan $25.00
Anonymous $20.00
Ali Wamboldt $10.00