Welcome to Next Generation Team's Homepage

Welcome to Next Generation Team's Homepage
Mar 02, 2009 by Edith Gurewitsch

We made it!


Pictured on the right is (most of) the Maryland Team-in-Training at 6 AM, 7 June 2009, just prior to the start of the 100-mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (www.lls.org). Including us, all Maryland riders completed the century ride. Each of the 23 team members from the state (along with 1500 riders nationwide) rode these 100 miles in one day to raise $6.8M for cancer patients and for cancer research. Personally, team Next Generation raised close to $12K, thanks to your generosity.


We are particularly glad to have participated this year at this time, as Rachel Minkove, one of the patients we are riding in honor of (see below), is undergoing a bone marrow transplant this week. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Minkove family as they go through this grueling process.


Thank you kindly for your generous support.



Rachel Minkove has been battling Hodgkin's lymphoma since she was diagnosed in Oct. 2008. After completing six months of chemotherapy treatments every other week, she must continue with more intense treatment and a scheduled bone marrow transplant from her younger brother, Sam, who is a perfect match as well 2009 graduate from the University of Maryland. Rachel, 25, is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, with a B.A. in history. She taught elementary schoolchildren in Los Angeles for two years and moved to New York last summer, a few blocks from her older brother, Jon. Drawing support from her loving family and community, she temporarily moved home and is being treated at The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.


Dr. Adel Ibrahim was stricken with Lymphoma in 2003 at the age of 56. Since then he has endured several rounds of chemotherapy and most recently underwent a bone marrow transplant. His treatments, due to their complexity, have required him to be away from home and hospitalized for many months at a time. Dr. Ibrahim was a surgeon and loved his work. He found nothing more rewarding than a full day in the operating room and spending time with his patients. Lymphoma took Dr. Ibrahim's ability to work away, depriving him from making a living and enjoying what should have been the most fulfilling years of his career. Still, watching his daughter, Sherrine, currently a third year resident in the department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, already carrying on his devotion and dedication to helping others is an enormous boost to his outlook for the future, especially now as he anxiously awaits the arrival of her first child this April. Dr. Adel Ibrahim is grateful for the efforts of those who try to make a difference and prays that one day soon a cure will be found for Lymphoma.


The late Mel Lerner, DDS fought a long battle with multiple myeloma; longer than anyone believed (except maybe he). Not many thought that Mel would live to see the birth of his fifth grandchild, Refael Simcha. Prayer, love, and experimental treatments kept him alive almost until Rafi was 2 and he was privileged to have 2 more grandchildren after him. We train and ride in memory of Mel and in honor of the loving family he left behind.


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Supporter Comments

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    "Good luck!"
     

    Michele Honick

    Tue Mar 17 03:59:50 EDT 2009

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    "Thank you for all of your hardwork and dedication for this worthwhile cause. You are inspiring "
     

    Sonia/Bernie Kozlovsky

    Wed Mar 18 11:50:48 EDT 2009

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    "We love you Maria "
     

    Fri Oct 30 08:47:59 EDT 2015

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    "One of the strongest women I know, and a "Let's do this!" attitude. "
     

    Fri Oct 30 10:26:05 EDT 2015

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    "YOU ARE AWESOME!!"
     

    Fri Oct 30 11:22:04 EDT 2015

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    "thanks to all"
     

    Fri Oct 30 01:51:25 EDT 2015

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    "Happy to support a special cause for my special cousin. Love you Dee."
     

    Sharon Applestein

    Sat Oct 31 09:42:29 EDT 2015

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    "Dear Bob and Edie, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for honoring Rachel (and the others) with such an arduous ride. Here's to a beautiful trek for a wonderful cause. All the best! Love, Judy, Judah, Jon, Rachel and Sam Minkove"
     

    The Minkoves

    Sun Mar 29 09:39:50 EDT 2009

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    "Fight on, Hakey!!!"
     

    Judy Schocken

    Sun May 08 11:59:54 EDT 2016

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    "Keep fighting Haley!"
     

    Judy Schocken

    Mon May 09 08:53:36 EDT 2016

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    "Go team Haley!!! "
     

    Judy Schocken

    Sat May 14 05:23:09 EDT 2016

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    "I care Haley!! Stay strong!!"
     

    Judy Schocken

    Thu Sep 01 11:21:07 EDT 2016

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    "We love you Haley!"
     

    Judy Schocken

    Fri Sep 16 12:07:29 EDT 2016

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    "Go Haley!"
     

    Judy Schocken

    Fri Sep 16 07:47:03 EDT 2016

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    "We love you, Haley!"
     

    Judy Schocken

    Mon Sep 19 12:07:44 EDT 2016

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    "Thirty-one Fundraiser"
     

    Judy Schocken

    Sat Sep 24 08:17:11 EDT 2016

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    "2 Goals last week, 1 goal this week"
     

    Judy Schocken

    Sun Nov 20 09:13:35 EST 2016

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    "Good luck, and thank you for your dedication to this great cause!"
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Mon Apr 13 04:13:23 EDT 2009

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    "Go Lori go!!! <3"
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Mon May 02 12:17:41 EDT 2016

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    "Go, Lori, go!"
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Mon May 02 07:29:12 EDT 2016

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    "Donation to Lori Sherman team. With love, Brandon & Carolyn Hamil"
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Tue May 03 09:19:00 EDT 2016

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    "The strength that you exhibit on your exterior will carry your inner strength to the limits. I'm so proud of you!"
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Wed May 04 10:44:45 EDT 2016

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    "With love and admiration of my sweet niece Lori"
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Fri May 06 10:53:23 EDT 2016

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    "In support of Lori, because cancer stinks ! Love, Carol & Paul Roy"
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Tue May 10 08:02:46 EDT 2016

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    "You are raising awareness which is so important. Good luck with the run. You can do it!!"
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Sat May 14 10:33:23 EDT 2016

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    "In memory of your beloved mother. You both were so blessed by one another."
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Wed Jun 22 06:42:21 EDT 2016

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    "You honor her every day... I feel like I know her just by watching and listening to you. What a legacy she has given us. You are going to rock this 5K!!!"
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Thu Jun 23 03:43:00 EDT 2016

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    "Happy to hear you both are in remission! My mom is also a lymphoma survivor and in remission so this cause is extra special to me. Sending prayers for good health to you and your grand niece. :) "
     

    Fri Aug 12 01:38:28 EDT 2016

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    "All the best on your walk Bob!!!"
     

    Fri Aug 12 04:22:48 EDT 2016

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    "God bless you Bob. Thank you for walking to fight cancer. I'm donating in memory of my good friend Eric Austin, my grandpa Pete Carrasco, and my grandma Doris Carrasco who is still fighting. She is the strongest woman I have ever known."
     

    Mon Aug 15 08:58:38 EDT 2016

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    "Best of luck, Bob!"
     

    Tue Sep 06 10:41:10 EDT 2016

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    "Love our family fighters! Keep fighting, stay strong and know your family loved you. "
     

    Sat Sep 17 12:29:41 EDT 2016

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    "Good luck on your ride and raising money for such an important cause."
     

    Barbara Gerber

    Mon Apr 20 10:20:27 EDT 2009

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    "Good luck fundraising! "
     

    Tue Aug 16 02:31:42 EDT 2016

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    "Love my son Enrique!"
     

    Tue Aug 16 07:30:58 EDT 2016

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    "Congratulations Enrique and Kelly here's to another 50 cancer free years. "
     

    Wed Aug 31 11:49:26 EDT 2016

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    "Yay Enrique! Good luck on your walk, Lerminators! "
     

    Fri Sep 02 09:12:58 EDT 2016

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    "Love you guys! &#10084;"
     

    Sun Oct 02 08:25:40 EDT 2016

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    "Enrique, you are such an inspiration to me and everyone around you, Your dedication and hard work shows through your determination and friendship. It's been a pleasure to have worked for you and with you, keep up the good fight ! Always your friend Robert Moser."
     

    Fri Oct 07 04:09:23 EDT 2016

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    "Best of luck! "
     

    Fri Oct 07 09:57:13 EDT 2016

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    "I love you guys. And I miss you. Lol. "
     

    Fri Oct 07 10:09:49 EDT 2016

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    "Sorry Kelly and Enrique for being late. Love you guys , Ramon & Daniel"
     

    Fri Oct 07 10:16:51 EDT 2016

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    "Go Lermas! Love you guys:)"
     

    Fri Oct 07 11:36:55 EDT 2016

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    "Love you guys, sorry it's last minuteshannon"
     

    Sat Oct 08 12:34:33 EDT 2016

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    "Sending the Lerminators some Texad love. Congrats on 5 years Enrique! "
     

    Sat Oct 08 05:42:22 EDT 2016

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    "Thanks to Bob and Edie for their devotion. Rachel - we send you much love, and our deepest wishes and prayers for your speedy and full recovery. "
     

    Alisa, David, Michael & Talia

    Tue Apr 21 01:15:44 EDT 2009

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    "To my brave friend Rachel, Unfortunately, you're battle with Hodgkin's is not yet complete, your determination and attitude are exemplary. We all pray for your speedy recovery. And I anxiously await your return to NY. Thank you Dad and Edie for doing this awesome challenge. Hope to join you next year! "
     

    Leora Allen

    Wed Apr 22 10:52:50 EDT 2009

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    "My son Casey Treuting is an ALL survivor. He was diagnosed at 22 months old and is now 25 and in his 3rd year of medical school. He continues to give back and shaves his head every yesr for Pediatric cancer research. Research is very important so better treatments can be discovered to increase the survival rate of pediatric cancer. "
     

    Edith Gurewitsch

    Sun Oct 09 02:23:30 EDT 2016

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    "Good luck Kevin! Looking forward to walking with you and the family"
     

    Sun Oct 16 06:23:20 EDT 2016

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    "Edie and Bob, Thanks for taking on such a wonderful cause, and one close to our hearts. Best of luck ! The Isack Family"
     

    Joan and Steve Isack

    Fri May 01 06:48:52 EDT 2009

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    "Good luck with the ride! Glad to support your efforts."
     

    Christine Kurihara

    Fri May 01 08:24:58 EDT 2009

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    "Love you Lovie!!!!"
     

    Wed Oct 26 05:49:53 EDT 2016

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    "Thanks to Edie and Bob for all of their magnificent effort in support of this most worthy cause."
     

    Larry and Lisa Levey

    Tue May 05 10:50:05 EDT 2009

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    "God bless the Rejcek family. Hopefully the prayers and donations will some day help our kids and grandkids live in a world that's Cancer free. "
     

    Tue Oct 25 10:30:56 EDT 2016

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    "To the love of my life..."
     

    Wed Oct 26 10:14:27 EDT 2016

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    "Good Luck Olivia "
     

    Fri Oct 28 09:54:36 EDT 2016

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    "Kol Hakavod to Edie and Bob for extending themselves so generously for this vital cause!"
     

    Amy and Rabbi Matt Tropp

    Thu May 07 12:13:16 EDT 2009

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    "Good work, to those involved with this fundraiser. "
     

    Sun Oct 16 01:05:20 EDT 2016

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    "Talk about strong and tough. You guys define both. There is not an NFL line backer or defenseman in the NHL who EVER played those sports who can even come close to you two. "
     

    Katherine Outland

    Sat May 13 04:16:54 EDT 2017

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    "In honor of Laurie Reamer who has fought a hard fight against a terrible disease. THANKS to all that help to generate dollars for such a great cause."
     

    SUSAN GOLDBERG

    Thu May 21 11:13:13 EDT 2009

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    "Happy Birthday Lily K!"
     

    Wed Mar 08 02:22:21 EST 2017

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    "Good luck Amaly! :) "
     

    Thu Mar 30 12:44:23 EDT 2017

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    "You are my hero! I am so proud to be your friend."
     

    Jason Allen

    Fri May 05 02:16:16 EDT 2017

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    "Happy Birthday Amaly!!"
     

    Wed Mar 15 10:12:23 EDT 2017

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    "Cancer sucks, no matter what way, shape, or form. We pray that research for one kind can be shared and benefit any of the way-too-numerous forms of cancer out there. God Bless your efforts, and those of Light the Night. Carl & Linda Cooper"
     

    Fri Oct 28 05:10:54 EDT 2016

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    "Go Lerminators go!"
     

    Tue Aug 30 02:24:54 EDT 2016

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    "Good Luck! Happy to support! Go Kelly go!"
     

    Mon Aug 22 01:41:43 EDT 2016

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    "I'm so proud of you and the grace and courage you've shown in this incredibly difficult year. TNT changed my life (I'll tell you the story sometime :), and I only wish this could be more. Love, Natalie"
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Sat Jun 25 02:16:39 EDT 2016

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    "Kick butt Lori! Thanks for being an inspiration to us all. "
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Sat Jun 25 01:54:48 EDT 2016

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    "Can't wait to hesr how it went!"
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Sat Jun 25 01:12:11 EDT 2016

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    "Donating in honor of your beautiful mom! Good luck with your 5k. Love you friend!"
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Sat Jun 25 12:56:19 EDT 2016

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    "Go kick ass tomorrow Lori. Xoxo"
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Sat Jun 25 12:16:09 EDT 2016

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    "what an inspiration you are!!! i so wish we didn't have this in common, but am so blessed to havr you in my corner!! your mama will be beaming with pride in heaven!!!"
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Fri Jun 24 08:44:34 EDT 2016

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    "Good luck, Lori! Stay strong! :)"
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Mon May 09 04:37:32 EDT 2016

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    "Dear Lori, We are so proud of you for all you've done. Your Mom was a very special friend. We miss her and will always remember her. With love, Marion and Norbert"
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Sun May 08 08:49:25 EDT 2016

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    "Dear Lori. Sympathize with your feelings and greatly respect how you are dealing with them. Mom "is" happy and proud of all you are and do!!"
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Mon May 02 12:58:53 EDT 2016

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    "Our support and hearts are with you ever step of the way! Love, Allen and Barb"
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Mon May 02 12:11:29 EDT 2016

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    "Go, my dear! Your mom was so strong...she also raised an equally strong woman! You also have that same smile with her love and concern for others! If anyone can do this, it is you! We love you so much,Your downstairs parents"
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Mon May 02 10:50:17 EDT 2016

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    "Anita Smiley was courageous and so funny! While she was in the hospital, she brought such comfort to her friends with her funny emails. Her sense of humor prevailed during the most difficult days. We miss her so."
     

    Jamie and Lauren Manfuso

    Mon May 02 01:46:11 EDT 2016

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    "First 2 goals for Derek Johnson of the Season for the Tacoma Stars. We will keep doing these all season!"
     

    Judy Schocken

    Tue Nov 08 01:13:46 EST 2016

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    "I pray for healing for your beautiful daughter and strength for you and the family. Lots of love. Jean. "
     

    Judy Schocken

    Sat Sep 17 12:13:23 EDT 2016

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    "Haley Strong!"
     

    Judy Schocken

    Sat Jul 30 07:18:00 EDT 2016

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    "Nolan, You are one special guy. I really appreciate what you are doing for the Lymphoma Society. I sincerely hope and pray for your father's full and complete recovery and that this donation will help others to fight this disease. Run Nolan run. Grandpa English"
     

    Tue Dec 01 07:36:06 EST 2015

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $9,200.00
 
128 %
Donations: $11,813.00

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