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Trekkers ... On life's journey for a cure
Jul 02, 2017

TREKKERS……… On life’s journey for a cure

Over the course of the next several months a group of hikers led by John Fellin and Lee Hymowitz will be raising money for the Climb2Cure initiative run by the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS). Between August 1st and the end of October 2017 team members will climb 3 mountains, Mt. Washington, Pikes Peak and the biggest of all Mt. Kilimanjaro. The combined total of all three mountains is 39,744 feet. Our fundraising goal is appropriately set at $39,744. If you choose to donate by check please make payment out to The Leukemia Lymphoma Society and send it to    

                                          Lee Hymowitz                         or                 John Fellin

200 Chance Dr                                           3959 Sally Lane

Oceanside, NY 11572                                Oceanside, NY 11572

The Trekkers will be climbing in honor of John’s wife, Cyndi who was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) two years ago and to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society in its mission to find a cure. Every day the LLS helps people like Cyndi deal with their diagnosis. They are on the fore front of funding research, patient support, asdvocacy and education. Hopefully the strides made in treatments funded by LLS will someday lead to a cure for ALL CANCERS. A few months ago they launched the Climb2Cure fundraising initiative started by Lila Javin, a Leukemia survivor. To find out more about Lila’s battle and how Climb2Cure began click on this link

While this will be a very challenging physical under taking it pales in comparison to the challenges every cancer patient faces on a daily basis. Our team goal has been set at $39,744. It is our hope that the money raised will help LLS continue their mission of patient support, funding research to find new and better treatments and lead to a cure in the near future. Many of the advances LLS funds will also help find a cure for all cancers. Please consider supporting us in this undertaking. If you know of any business that would be interested in becoming a team sponsor please let us know or if your employer matches donations send information to

John Fellin            Lee Hymowitz

Genna Popovich, Joey Popovich, John Fellin Jr

From John Fellin …..

On a personal note I am very grateful to Lee and all the Trekkers for supporting me and my family. Lee was standing next to me when I received the call from my wife informing me of her diagnosis. Thank you Lee for your support and friendship!

I will be doing this climb in Honor of ……...

Cyndi Fellin, the love of my life, my wife and best friend, who thanks to new treatments funded in part by the LLS, her Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is currently in remission

Arlene Liepshutz, my sister who is in remission after treatment for endometrial cancer which spread to surrounding areas. She is in remission at the present time and has been cancer free for almost two years now.

Phil Savarese, a friend and soon to be Deacon at my church, who has Multiple Myeloma. He currently is watching and praying that his disease does not progress

Greg Gibbons, the brother of my friend Danny at my church who has been diagnosed and treated for advanced Malignant Metastatic Melanoma. He is currently cancer free.

Kevin Doherty, the son of my friend Carol from my parish, who has just completed treatment for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL). He is currently in remission

In Memory of ….

All our family and friends who lost their battle with cancer. Many of the advances in blood cancer research funded by LLS have led to advances in all forms of cancer treatments

All our family and friends whose lives have been touched by cancer. The LLS provides information and support to patients and families to help them deal with the devastating news of a cancer diagnosis


LLS invested $40.3 million in research in fiscal year 2016/2017 to advance life-saving research



Supporter Comments

    "Good luck and keep the faith, John! As someone who suffers from VHL, a rare form of cancer, and an old and good friend, mine and my family's thoughts & prayers will be with you on your journey! "

    Trevor Gallagher

    Tue Jun 13 10:32:46 EDT 2017

    "John: It's people like you with your warm giving heart that soon we will find a cure for this horrible disease. My thoughts and prayers are with your wife and family in this very trying time, all the best.... Joe Franco"

    Joseph Franco

    Thu Jun 15 10:01:08 EDT 2017

    "I applaud your fundraising mission as the horrible disease attacks all families. So happy to hear that Cindy is doing well. Have an inspiring journey."

    Joan and John Malizio

    Thu Jun 15 12:11:12 EDT 2017

    "Universally touches us all in one way or another - happy to contribute; my best wishes as you take on this unique challenge! Diane Pisido"


    Fri Jun 16 03:50:30 EDT 2017

    "Best Of Luck My Friend!"

    Cathy and Michael Palmer

    Sat Jun 17 07:06:48 EDT 2017

    "I believe in the power of God and trust in the doctors and researchers that are guided by Him. "

    gloria giordano

    Tue Jun 20 09:37:54 EDT 2017

    "Good luck John!"

    Diane O'Connor

    Sun Jun 25 05:47:58 EDT 2017

    "Go get em John! Welcome to the purple family!"

    Robin, Steven & Nicole Sciortino

    Sat Jul 08 06:21:04 EDT 2017

    "It is our pleasure to support your charitable causes."


    Sun Jul 23 08:23:30 EDT 2017

    "My pleasure to support such a worthy cause."

    Christopher Beck

    Mon Jul 24 09:22:46 EDT 2017

    "Lee, You never cease to amaze. You are one of the most generous people we know by putting your body behind any cause. Thank you. Barbara and Paul"

    Barbara and Paul Schwartz

    Tue Jul 25 10:21:20 EDT 2017

    "An incredible journey in honor of a remarkable woman. God bless you and keep you safe. I have your heart."

    John and Vivian McPartland

    Thu Jul 27 07:35:10 EDT 2017

    "Lee, Michelle and I hope and pray your participation will make a difference as you climb in honor of Cyndi. Sincerely, Rick & Michelle Gates"

    Richard Gates Jr

    Sat Aug 05 02:32:35 EDT 2017

    "Lee, John and team- May you reach the mountain tops and come back down in health and safety. This is a great tribute to those afflicted."

    Jeffrey and Anne Resnick

    Mon Aug 07 09:56:29 EDT 2017

    "Good luck John on your mission and goal. Your an inspiration to all of us. Following you to the end of your mission."

    Richard J Santini

    Sat Aug 12 11:06:35 EDT 2017

    "I wish it could be more."

    Francis Dorazi

    Mon Aug 14 05:31:32 EDT 2017

    "Keep on climbing, and thanks for doing this!!"

    Andrew & Sara Levine

    Thu Aug 17 09:18:21 EDT 2017

    "Naomi & Stan Altschul pray that Lee and John have a safe climb and that a swift cure be discovered."

    Naomi & Stan Altschul

    Thu Aug 17 08:31:27 EDT 2017

    "Good luck John, you are one of the most giving and caring man we have ever met. Proud to call you and Cyndi friends XO"

    Cathy & Richie Graf

    Thu Aug 17 09:09:46 EDT 2017

    "Go John !! You can do it !! Good Luck !!!"

    Eileen Licurse

    Fri Aug 18 11:16:00 EDT 2017

    "All our best!"

    Irene and Kevin

    Sat Sep 02 04:27:55 EDT 2017

    "Good Luck John"

    Linda Driscoll

    Sun Sep 03 07:32:47 EDT 2017

    "Climb every mountain😝 Sal & Jane"

    Jane Magno-D'Anna

    Thu Sep 07 08:56:18 EDT 2017

    "As a young adult cancer survivor I wish there were a cure for all cancers. Keep up the good work!"

    Patricia Slingerland

    Thu Sep 07 12:27:27 EDT 2017

    "Thank you for your service and commitment to this cause Lee! You are an inspiration to be the change you want to see in the world."

    Thomas Mathewes

    Sun Sep 10 01:28:56 EDT 2017

    "I'm happy to support your efforts. Best of luck on your journey. Best wishes to you and your family!"

    Christine Rosenberg

    Sun Sep 10 04:04:07 EDT 2017

    "Good luck John !"

    barry knepper

    Wed Sep 13 06:39:28 EDT 2017

    "Glad to help."

    Thomas Giordano

    Wed Sep 13 09:07:02 EDT 2017

    "Congrats and God bless!"

    Deacon Mike & Doreen Monahan

    Thu Sep 14 11:28:08 EDT 2017

    "God Bless and Good Health "

    SK Frank Pasqualino

    Sat Sep 16 10:32:34 EDT 2017


    Paul Korman

    Thu Aug 31 03:17:20 EDT 2017

    "Best of luck for a worthy cause."

    Gloria & Pincus Boms

    Mon Jul 31 07:23:53 EDT 2017

    "Blessings "

    Anita Pepe

    Wed Jun 21 09:29:10 EDT 2017

    "Good luck on your climb! Adrienne and Mark Rosman"

    Adrienne and Mark Rosman

    Mon Jun 19 04:45:15 EDT 2017

    "Thanks John! "

    Pat & Charley

    Mon Jun 19 11:46:46 EDT 2017

    "Prayers are with you Bro'. Wish I could join you in your climb!"

    Janet Wells

    Thu Jun 15 10:44:25 EDT 2017

    "What a worthy cause - cancer, no matter what kind affects all of us. I lost my mom to ovarian cancer, Donna, a good friend to breast cancer. Because of your dedication, many of my surviving friends and family will have a better chance of a cure. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Rose Dillon"

    Rose Dillon

    Thu Jun 15 10:43:26 EDT 2017

    "Always praying for you Cyndi xo"

    Cathy & Rich Graf

    Wed Jun 14 12:39:58 EDT 2017

    "Keep on truckin' John! "

    Phil Savarese

    Thu Mar 02 06:23:29 EST 2017

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $15,925.18 | Goal: $39,744.00
40 %

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Join John Fellin in the Mission to wipe out blood cancer:

 Titanium $1,000.00
 Platinum $500.00
 Gold $250.00
 Silver $100.00
 Super $50.00
 Star $25.00
 Other $

My Thanks To

Unspecified Donor $3000.00
John & Amy Ng $1000.00
Oceanside North Republica... $1000.00
Your friends at Towers $1000.00
Brio Benefit Consulting $1000.00
NNN Pro Group of Marcus &... $500.00
Unspecified Donor $500.00
Andrew & Sara Levine $500.00
Richard Gates Jr $500.00
Adrienne and Mark Rosman $500.00
Unspecified Donor $250.00
Christopher Beck $200.00
Unspecified Donor $136.00
Jannine Benel-Gordineer $100.00
Ann Ringhauser $100.00
Thomas Giordano $100.00
Thomas Mathewes $100.00
Irene and Kevin $100.00
Paul Korman $100.00
Jolene and Arthur Boden $100.00
Albert and Donna Domingo $100.00
Eileen Licurse $100.00
Unspecified Donor $100.00
Citizens for Desposito $100.00
Unspecified Donor $100.00
Unspecified Donor $100.00
Unspecified Donor $100.00
Unspecified Donor $100.00
Francis Dorazi $100.00
Jeffrey and Anne Resnick $100.00
Eddie Choi $100.00
Gloria & Pincus Boms $100.00
Terry Turner $100.00
Jeffrey Hymowitz LA9B $100.00
Robin, Steven & Nicole Sc... $100.00
Anita Pepe $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Patricia Roth $100.00
Joan and John Malizio $100.00
Janet Wells $100.00
Joseph Franco $100.00
Angela & Tony Iovino $100.00
john fellin $100.00
Brian Tregerman $72.00
Barbara and Paul Schwartz $54.00
robert epstein $50.00
Kimberley & Alfred Sedano $50.00
Jane Magno-D'Anna $50.00
Linda Driscoll $50.00
Cathy & Richie Graf $50.00
Naomi & Stan Altschul $50.00
Unspecified Donor $50.00
Unspecified Donor $50.00
Unspecified Donor $50.00
Unspecified Donor $50.00
Terry and WKMM9Joan Ivars... $50.00
Donald Mulhern $50.00
barry knepper $25.00
Unspecified Donor $25.00
Unspecified Donor $25.00
Unspecified Donor $25.00
joel einhorn $25.00
Diane O'Connor $25.00
Dee Koutris $25.00
gloria giordano $25.00
Rose Dillon $25.00
SK Frank Pasqualino  
Deacon Mike & Doreen Mona...  
Christine Rosenberg  
Patricia Slingerland  
The Glancy's  
Richard J Santini  
John and Vivian McPartlan...  
Pat & Charley  
Cathy and Michael Palmer  
Cathy & Rich Graf  
Theresa D'Amico  
Trevor Gallagher  
Phil Savarese  
Theresa D'Amico  
Charley Widmer