My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Dec 07, 2014


On May 31, 2015 I have a date with cancer!  It won't be pretty but I won't be alone.  There will be thousands of us running, jogging, walking the streets of San Diego, CA while thousands of others will be cheering us on from the side walks, cars and buildings!  I will be literally taking thousands of steps on May 31 to celebrate the work we have all done through Team Costa and the many other teams via fund-raising and training to find a cure for cancer in our time!

This annual date with cancer started when I lost my daughter Kimberly Joy Costa to Hodgkins disease; a blood related form of cancer, on July 24, 2000 at the age of 19. 

A very good friend of mine, Tom Hill directed me to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training Program as a way to positively strike back at this very evil that took my daughter from me.  My first marathon was in January 2001 with a group of cleaning industry friends.  Kim saw me through the training for this event and I believe she crossed the finish line with me on that day and every day since.  She wrote these incredible "10 Life Lessons" as her high school graduation speech that has touched thousands of lives; and I mean thousands!

To add insult to injury on May 17, 2010 I then lost my father to Leukemia; another form of blood cancer.  My father taught me the trade of carpet installation and also taught me valuable lessons concerning work ethics.

Since 2001; with 14 marathon and half marathon events under my belt; Team Costa has raised:  $186,239.43!  Our team has ALWAYS BEEN in the top TEN fund raisers for each of the 14 events!  With this 15th event on May 31, I hope to raise the balance needed to reach the $200,000 mark!  The money raised has supported those battling cancer through patient care; successful treatments such as Gleevec; auto-immune therapies that have taken some agressive virus's and re-programmed them to only attack cancer cells; and the list goes on...

So, I promise to take the thousands of steps both before and during the marathon to do my part in ridding the world of cancer.  Can I count on you to take ONE STEP which is the most important step?  Please donate to my TNT fundraising page so that multiple landmarks can be achieved.

On behalf of Kimberly, Ed, Barry Carol and Adam Costa; we say...

Thank You!




Supporter Comments

    "Barry- You are da' man! Love, Doyle and Tammy Bloss"

    Doyle and Tammy Bloss

    Thu May 07 03:26:55 EDT 2015

    "Best of luck Barry! Ken and Lisa Jordan"

    Ken and Lisa Jordan

    Mon May 04 03:56:47 EDT 2015

    "Thank you Barry for doing this!"

    Bojan Simendic

    Sun Apr 12 08:54:24 EDT 2015

    "You go Barry!"

    Water Pro, Inc.

    Sun Apr 12 08:51:11 EDT 2015

    "You go Barry! Yay team Costa! Xxo, Aleta"


    Sun Apr 12 06:03:20 EDT 2015

    "You are doing a great job Barry. Since we met my wife has been fighting the fight Keep up the good work mate Mark & Di"


    Sun Mar 08 07:55:23 EDT 2015

    "Hoping for a cure."


    Fri Jan 09 04:44:11 EST 2015

    "Barry, Thank you for doing what your are doing. You and your team are truly saving lives."

    Harvey Cohen

    Thu Jan 08 04:08:38 EST 2015

    "Services Squad Yosef Hakim - Dear Barry and the Costa Family, I want you to know that Kimberly's "Ten Life Lessons" was more important and influence for me than any other class i have taken in my life. I'm lucky to have her "Ten Life Lessons" document and the ability to share it with other people make me and them very happy. Thank you for sharing with me as its become my daily reminder for a better life... "

    Services Squad - Yosef Hakim

    Sun Jan 04 05:33:29 EST 2015

    "Go Barry! You will reach your goal! Thanks for being on The Restoration Nation Podcast! We will always support Kim's legacy. "

    Joshua Solloway- The Restoration Nation Podcast

    Thu Jan 01 01:32:57 EST 2015

    "Thanks for all you Barry!"

    Concrobium - Rob Havens

    Wed May 06 03:07:18 EDT 2015

    "Amazing job, kept it up!"

    Dawn Youngs

    Sat May 16 12:10:37 EDT 2015

    "Sorry that this is later than promised."

    Mark Mitchell

    Fri May 15 10:53:23 EDT 2015

    "Congratulations and best wishes on your trek. I know you will do well."

    Sandy & Bob Papazian

    Fri May 15 06:45:36 EDT 2015

    "Best wishes for a triumphant run and congratulations on your Herculean efforts over the years for such a tremendous and moving cause."

    Ross Holden

    Thu May 14 05:58:33 EDT 2015

    "CONGRATULATIONS, BARRY! You have raised over $200K since your sweet baby girl, Kim, took to the sky and paved the way to heaven for my sweet baby boy, Aidan. Just like our paths have crossed with TNT, in our efforts to find a cure for cancer in memory of Kim and Aidan, I hope their paths have crossed in heaven. I imagine they have. I bet they are both smiling down on us today. Hopefully, they will give us what it takes to cross the finish line in San Diego (and maybe they will send one or both of us a wealthy billionaire who wants to donate a lot of money to our mission)! I can't wait to see you in San Diego! Two more weeks! Love, Regi xo"

    Regina ("Regi") Garvey

    Thu May 14 05:37:12 EDT 2015

    "Go Barry!"

    Garry and Pam Moyer

    Thu May 14 02:50:54 EDT 2015

    "To one of the Best Runners from NH. I am glad to be able to call you friend. Without your support I would never be able to do what I have done in the name of Kim. You are just an awesome man."

    David Salvas

    Mon May 11 09:05:42 EDT 2015

    "Barry, I think it is great that you continue to honor your daughter and because of her help so many other people. Thanks for what you do. Ginny"

    Ginny Thompson

    Mon May 11 01:14:21 EDT 2015

    "To my friend Barry Costa. May every little bit put us all closer to a cure so that no one ever has to lose a loved one."

    Bill Yeadon

    Tue May 05 04:51:48 EDT 2015

    "Michael Joseph Kazmirski A.K.A. Mike (my Dad) May/08/1959-March/30/2004... Gone but never forgotten! I love you dearly and miss you so very much! I pray they find a cure to every cancer<3 "

    Carrie Kazmirski

    Tue Apr 14 05:21:47 EDT 2015

    "Keep up the great work Barry! Love ya."

    Jonas & Reagan

    Mon Apr 13 11:09:31 EDT 2015

    "Rock on Barry! You are our hero!"

    Sally & Dennis Kissell

    Sun Apr 12 03:08:38 EDT 2015

    "Thank you Barry Costa!! Touch as many lives as you can!! I will never forget what you shared about Kim! "

    Doug Dimick

    Sun Apr 12 01:27:13 EDT 2015

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $14,336.20 | Goal: $13,761.00
104 %

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My Thanks To

The Cleaners' Solution $1000.00
Harvey Cohen $1000.00
The Cleaners' Solution, I... $1000.00
Garry and Pam Moyer $702.00
Will Rohleder $500.00
Dominic Paolella $500.00
John Paolella $500.00
Beyond Carpet Cleaning an... $500.00
Mark Mitchell $300.00
Services Squad - Yosef H... $300.00
Concrobium - Rob Havens $250.00
Doug Dimick $250.00
Robert and Susanne Bonwel... $250.00
MARK HEATH $250.00
Gregory and Linda Gundlac... $250.00
Regina ("Regi") Garvey $217.00
Bob & Denise $200.00
Shirley Costa $200.00
June and Bill Doan $161.00
Ross Holden $100.00
Dennis Iverson $100.00
Doug Bradford $100.00
John & Sandra Sherry $100.00
robert Belovicz $100.00
Jason Smith $100.00
Bill Yeadon $100.00
Ken and Lisa Jordan $100.00
K-Tech $100.00
Parthavi Mashn $100.00
Water Pro, Inc. $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Mary and Timothy Clark $100.00
Janis and Glenn Peeples $100.00
Diana and Lionel Avila $100.00
Kristofor Stevenson $100.00
Superior Cleaning Solutio... $100.00
Tom's Floor Service $100.00
911 Restoration Great Lak... $100.00
Steven and Sarabeth Thomp... $100.00
James and Cheryl Adams $100.00
Doug and Muriel Williams $100.00
Chase Carpet Care Company... $100.00
Evan Kessler $100.00
Carol Costa $100.00
Liberty Consulting $100.00
David Blair $100.00
Ridgeview Dental, PLLC $75.00
A Plus Restoration $60.00
Dawn Youngs $50.00
Sandy & Bob Papazian $50.00
Jessie ODonnell $50.00
David Salvas $50.00
Ginny Thompson $50.00
Doyle and Tammy Bloss $50.00
Jonas & Reagan $50.00
Arthur Diamond $50.00
John McGrath, Jr. $50.00
Tiffany Zubricki $50.00
D and R Snyder $50.00
Valli Hannings $50.00
Joshua Solloway- The Rest... $50.00
Jeffrey and Wendy Boxer $26.20
Will Rohleder $25.00
R&J Arizona Designs $25.00
Carrie Kazmirski $25.00
Sally & Dennis Kissell $25.00
Ruth Russo $25.00
JFB $25.00
Erich Angerman $25.00
julievega $25.00
Michael and Marlene Pears... $25.00
Unspecified Donor $10.00
David and Laurie Hinman $10.00
Dane and Barb Gregory  
Rich Gakavian  
Bojan Simendic