My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Mar 15, 2014
My name is Megan Deverin Cheng.  My mother is Steve's first cousin.  When I heard that my Uncle Steve had died suddenly my thoughts went to the times we were together over the year's.  Family gatherings, holidays, anniversaries and vacationing/hiking in the Catskills.  Uncle Steve supported me in what I did.  Whether I was running marathons, competing in Iron Man triathlons or pursuing educational goals he cheered me on.  When I passed the California Bar exam he congratulated me.  When I got married last year he said he wished he could give me a big hug.  His sister, my Aunt Jeanne gave me that hug from him at Thanksgiving.
Year's ago Uncle Steve had gotten hooked on bicycling where he lived in New Jersey and did most of his riding solo.  A few year's back he was introduced to the Leukemia/Lymphoma's Society Team-In-Training.  His bicycling gave him a goal to raise money for cancer research.  It also gave him the opportunity to ride at Lake Tahoe, which he did for the first time in 2010.
In the past , I had talked about meeting him in Lake Tahoe and just riding along with him (which I wasn't able to do).  I want to ride in his memory at Lake Tahoe 2014 with his NJ team on Sunday, June 1, 2014.



By now many of you know that Steve passed away on September 22. I am Steve's cousin Billy and I am helping Karen. Please make a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in memory of this wonderful man. You all know how much this meant to him. Steve was a great friend and the brother I never had. To say he will be missed is not enough.


I am a better person today for knowing Steve.....and so are many others. Thank you Steve for touching my life.



Supporter's Comments

    ""Life is eternal, and love is immortal,
 and death is only a horizon;
 and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight." 
~Rossiter Worthington Raymond My prayers are with your family."

    Jessica Ames

    Mon Sep 23 04:43:02 EDT 2013

    "Steve, You were an inspiration and a joy to ride with. I will miss you. Philip"

    Philip DiDio

    Mon Sep 23 05:20:46 EDT 2013

    "RIP. We will miss you.........."

    Alan Zenkert

    Mon Sep 23 06:52:50 EDT 2013

    "Farewell Steve, you will be greatly missed."

    William Weilep

    Tue Sep 24 12:22:35 EDT 2013

    "Steve was my best friend, my mentor and my rock and roll brother. He touched so many hearts and he will always be alive in mine. God's speed Steve."

    Mark Maloney

    Thu Sep 26 10:23:30 EDT 2013

    "Steve was my co-worker, a great friend and my guitar Guru, Rest in Peace"

    Marc Osetec

    Fri Sep 27 09:25:27 EDT 2013

    "Beloved brother of my beloved friend. You are loved and missed because of her great love."

    Anne Kelly

    Fri Oct 11 04:10:30 EDT 2013

    "From Everyone at the 1st MXG-Langley AFB"

    1 MXG Langley AFB

    Mon Sep 30 02:30:59 EDT 2013

    "You are my cousin, my teammate, and my Brother. I thought there would be a hole in my heart when you left us. Instead there you remain....In my heart for ever. I love you Steve GO TEAM !!!!!!!!"

    Billy Raoul Dudjoc

    Fri Sep 27 04:56:58 EDT 2013

    "We send our sincerest sympathies. Marilyn & Peter Hansen"

    Marilyn Hansen

    Thu Sep 26 09:24:27 EDT 2013

    "Some customers you can't wait till they walk out the door......other you wanted to hang out with all day. We never wanted Stephen to leave. A fantastic person that made us smile. Glad to have shared life with Stephen. Sussex Bike Shop"

    Jason Ziegler Sussex Bike Shop

    Wed Sep 25 05:02:28 EDT 2013

    "First and always my big brother, then my best friend, my rock and my soul mate...when you left you took a part of me with you. Keep it safe until we meet again. All my love, Jeanne "

    Jeanne P Gurnis

    Wed Sep 25 10:41:48 EDT 2013

    "Dedicated to the memory of someone who made a difference to people living with lymphoma and leukemia through his inspiring participation in the bike-a-thon. "

    Gary Gagne & Brenda French

    Tue Sep 24 04:38:11 EDT 2013

    "Wish that we could have met, heard wonderful things of you. You are inspirational, you must have a seat right next to God. Many blessings to mike, karen and all of the family "

    ed and mary feola

    Tue Sep 24 04:37:46 EDT 2013

    "Miss you...."

    Jenny Zhang

    Tue Sep 24 08:52:14 EDT 2013

    "Forever in our hearts...I will always remember our first ride together sweet Stephen. I hope that wherever you are, you can ride your bike in peace and pain free. xo "

    Natasha Wieschenberg

    Mon Sep 23 04:15:23 EDT 2013

    "Im so sorry for your loss. keeping you and your family in my prayers."

    Marissa Feola

    Mon Sep 23 12:36:41 EDT 2013

    "Rest in peace. Forever in our hearts. Ride on ! "

    Clare Baier

    Mon Sep 23 09:38:45 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,930.00 | Goal: $4,600.00
64 %

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Join Stephen Gurnis 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

Bristol Meyers Squibb Fou... $25.00
Jeanne P Gurnis $1000.00
Joe Piacente $250.00
ed and mary feola $200.00
1 MXG Langley AFB $100.00
Billy Raoul Dudjoc $100.00
Mark Maloney $100.00
Jason Ziegler Sussex Bike... $100.00
William Weilep $100.00
Philip DiDio $100.00
Helen Deverin $75.00
Anne Kelly $50.00
Nancy Paulerico $50.00
Phyllis Brwon $50.00
Richard Nelson $50.00
Alison OBrien $50.00
Marc Osetec $50.00
Anita Huber $50.00
Jane Skinner $50.00
Marilyn Hansen $25.00
Jessica Ames $25.00
Clare Baier $25.00
Robyn Gay  
Gary Gagne & Brenda Frenc...  
Jenny Zhang  
Alan Zenkert  
Natasha Wieschenberg  
Marissa Feola