Alessandro

Alessandro will be climbing the 7 Day TK Rongai Route from 14th – 20th July 2013. The proceeds from Alessandro’s campaign will directed to support Neuroendocrine Cancer Research.

On July 14th, I will commence my 7-day hike up the Rongai Route of Mount Kilimanjaro in support of Neuroendocrine Cancer research.

Neuroendocrine Cancer has turned my family’s life upside down. My younger brother, Andrea, was diagnosed with a Carcinoid/Neuroendocrine Tumor in 2010 and continues to act as a role model for us all as he continues his fight with unbelievable strength and spirit.

This summer I will be putting up a fight of my own as I climb to the peak of the highest freestanding mountain in the world to raise awareness and proceeds for Carcinoid/Neuroendocrine Cancer research. My goal is to raise $25,000 to fund further research and am asking for your help in achieving this goal. Ultimately, it is through awareness and continued research that we will one day find a cure. Please join me in making a difference in the fight against this incredibly difficult to cure disease.

 

This campaign closed, having raised USD 35,315 (to confirm – possibly USD 34,815. One payment is still under dispute).

 

74 Comments

  1. Rob and Sue Cawthorn from Bermuda has sponsored $5,000.00 towards Alessandro Argenio’s campaign. “We are so pleased and proud that you and Rana are taking on this challenge. Good luck! We know you can do it! Love, Granny and Grandpa”

  2. Dr. Holly Bannister & Mr. Douglas Newhouse from Weston, CT has sponsored $1,000.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Alessandro and Rana,
    How wonderful that you are doing this. It will be a marvelous experience for you and a wonderful thing for you to do for your brother and others. Knowing Andrea, we certainly understand how he is motivating you in every way! What an amazing young man he is, and we are glad that he is a friend of our family’s.
    With love and best wishes for successful climbing!
    Holly Bannister, Doug Newhouse, Nick and Olivia”

  3. Jill, Laszlo, Natalie, and Anna Birinyi from Southport, CT has sponsored $1,000.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Warm wishes to Alessandro and Rana for a successful climb. We are happy to support you and, of course, Andrea on your respective journeys. With love – Jill, Laszlo, Natalie and Anna Birinyi”

  4. The Mattes from Stratford, CT has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Andrea is blessed to have a brother like you and a family like yours. Best of luck on the journey. Peace.”

  5. Margot West from Darien, CT has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Good luck on your climb, Alessandro!
    The Wests will be thinking of you. xo”

  6. Christy and Dave Ball from Fairfield, CT has sponsored $50.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign.

  7. Deidre and Ed Hogan from Darien, CT has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Best of luck to Rana And Alessandro–and Andrea too! We’ll be sending you all our good thoughts and prayers.
    Deidre and Ed Hogan”

  8. Roberta Conroy from Westport,Ct has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign.

  9. janet and John Hartwell

    Good Luck Alessandro- we wish you every success with your climb.

  10. Ana and Charlie Paternina from Greenwich, CT has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Alessandro, you are bettering the lives of others. Thank you. With best wishes for the climb, Ana and Charlie Paternina”

  11. Patience from Switzerland has sponsored $50.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Good luck to you! The love between two siblings is unique and powerful; find strength from that and be safe in your climb! “

  12. Michael Darling

    what a great effort we will think of you and wish you every success.
    Michael and Elaine Darling

  13. NS from Darien has sponsored $500.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign.

  14. The Whittaker family from Fairfield, CT has sponsored $500.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Good Luck Allesandro and may God Bless you and your family.”

  15. Jack Schuler from Lake Bluff, Illinois has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign.

  16. Joe gentile from New York, NY has sponsored $1,000.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Good luck Alessandro!!!!”

  17. Michael Darling from Warwick has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign.

  18. FLH from Paget,Bermuda has sponsored $500.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “You and your group will be in our thoughts and wishing you all the best of luck.”

  19. Bob and Donna Irwin from Moorestown,New Jersey has sponsored $1,000.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Travel Safely!”

  20. Kenneth J Novack from Boston, MA has sponsored $5,000.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Alessandro: Good luck on your climb and congratulations on your effort on behalf of Andrea and others. We are happy to support you. From Ken and Marianne Novack”

  21. Sara Glidden from Fairfield, CT has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign.

  22. Jonathan and Britt Reiss from Bermuda has sponsored $500.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “People in Bermuda will be thinking of you. Best of luck with the climb!”

  23. Hugh and Alison Freeland from Westport, CT has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Grace, strength and courage to you both, Hugh and Alison”

  24. Tony and Jane Scullion from North Palm Beach,Florida has sponsored $250.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Have a wonderful climb Alessandro!”

  25. Kara and Bill Bohnsack from Darien, CT has sponsored $250.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “We wish you all good luck and best wishes for a successful climb!”

  26. Sir David & Lady Gibbons from Bermuda has sponsored $500.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign.

  27. Janet Hartwell from Westport CT has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Good Luck and be safe
    Janet and john “

  28. NK from Beijing has sponsored $500.00 towards Alessandro Argenio’s campaign. “I am totally in awe of your brother and how all of your family members are fighting this as if you were one.
    NK”

  29. Dear Alessandro,

    Both me and Prof. Magnus Essand who is heading the research for the new gene modified virus treatment
    of Neuroendocrine cancer, would like to give you all our support and encouragement for your coming charity climb of Kilimanjaro.

    I just spoke to your dad and we are sure that this climb will be a success for you.
    We are also very happy for your kind offer to support the Oncolytic Virus Fund
    here at Uppsala University in Sweden, http://www.uu.se/en/support/oncolytic/

    Kind regards,

    Thomas Fredengren
    Fundraiser

    Uppsala University
    http://www.uu.se

  30. H. Family from Westport, CT has sponsored $1,000.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Allesandro, we are pleased to support your brotherly and noble endeavor.”

  31. Fanny Flecha Hirsch from Weston, Connecticut 06883 has sponsored $500.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “The Flecha-Hirsch Family sends her love and admiration!!
    Safe hike !”

  32. MG from Scotland has sponsored $50.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Wow!!!! So proud of the young men that you and Andrea have become… Still think of my time nannying for you guys I have very fond memories, stay safe and BIG hugs xxx love Mandy xx”

  33. Christine Kauffman from Darien has sponsored $250.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign.

  34. Gianni Ernesto Argenio

    Dear Alessandro, I am so proud of what you are doing for your brother. What you and Rana are doing is wonderful and you will remember it all your life. I wish you a very successful climb and will follow your progress on the website. I have made a donation directly to the Oncolytic Virus Fund in Uppsala and hope to see you soon in London and celebrate your accomplishment. Fondly, uncle Gianni

  35. The Eppley Family from Darien, CT has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Good luck with your climb Alessandro, we will be cheering you on from Darien.”

  36. Margaux & Mark Maybell from Darien has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign.

  37. Christiana from Southport has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Best of luck to Alessandra and Rana and as always to Andrea”

  38. Kiki Kauffman from Darien, CT has sponsored $250.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Good luck Alessandro!!!”

  39. Fried family from Southport, CT has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Dear Alessandro,
    You’re an inspiration for taking action. We hope a standard protocol for treatment is right around the corner and that a cure follows shortly after that. Best wishes to you and Rana on the climb. Also to Andrea and your parents.
    Doug, Lori and Andrew Fried “

  40. Thomas Drummond-Hay from Rowayton, CT has sponsored $20.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “good luck alessandro. a worthy cause”

  41. Alexandre from France/Cote d azur/biot has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “that the force is with you
    and cheer for what you do”

  42. Price Smith from London has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign.

  43. Christine Hanway from London, UK has sponsored $50.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Wishing you all the best with your climb and fundraising efforts! “

  44. Brendan & Kenane McDonagh from Bermuda has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Best of luck from friends of your grandparents in Bermuda!”

  45. A P Finn from London has sponsored $250.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign.

  46. Ollie Rasini from Bologna has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign.

  47. An donor has just sponsored $5.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign.

    “Dear cousin,

    may your legs and heart achieve the goal you set, and may this adventure bring hope and tools to Andrea, and to everybody else who is walking, climbing, living with a boulder on the shoulder.
    Lets share this boulder, lets share this walk together.

    Con affetto, tuo cugino,
    Francesco.”

  48. Luigi and Nadine Passamonti from Vienna, Austria has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Forza Andrea! Forza Milo, Mandy e Alessandro !”

  49. The Tom Ross Family from Darien has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “We are rooting for you all on Day 2 and every day.”

  50. Natalie Gagnon from Westport has sponsored $20.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign.

  51. MH from Fairfield has sponsored $250.00 towards Alessandro Argenio’s campaign.

  52. JE from London has sponsored $500.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “This is a lovely gesture by you both. Take one step at a time and we will all reach our goals. Best wishes, James”

  53. Ramona P from London has sponsored $20.00 towards Alessandro Argenio’s campaign.

  54. Toni Besselaar

    Dear Alessandro and Rana, I’m thinking of both of you-climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and of your dedication to help Andrea. I admire his strength and positive attitude.
    The “Besselaar Family” has contributed $1,000.00 to the research which is taking place at the Uppsala University to find the cure for neuroendocrine cancer.
    Much love, Toni

  55. Danny Cohen

    Danny Cohen has sponsored 50 pounds

  56. Liza Cawthorn

    Liza has sponsored 500 pounds. Everyone really admires you both for making this fabulous fund-raising effort. I hope it’s fun as well as challenging!

  57. Pam Mariani

    We are very proud of you. Xxxxxx

  58. John and Pam Mariani

    You are accomplishing an amazing feat. A wonderful gift to your brother. Best of luck.

  59. Rakan Nimr from Southport has sponsored $250.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Love to you and your family, always.”

  60. P A from Nice has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Good luck !”

  61. John and Lorna Marshall from Farmington, Cheltenham, England has sponsored $250.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Well done. A great achievement.”

  62. Paola Ferretti Johnson from London UK has sponsored $50.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “What a great way to support your brother, grow your own inner strength and shed light on endocrine cancer. I am both humbled and excited by your initiative and it is with the greatest pleasure that I pledge to you my donation.
    With kindest Regards from London UK
    Paola”

  63. Jane Dean from Southport, CT has sponsored $100.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign.

  64. JM from Houston Texas has sponsored $250.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign.

  65. MS from Vermont has sponsored $500.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Great job!”

  66. William H. Williams from Warwick, Bermuda has sponsored $5,000.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign.

  67. Paul Langley from Reigate has sponsored $2,500.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign.

  68. Mikhel from London has sponsored $50.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Best of luck to you and Rana. Thoughts are for you, your brother and family.”

  69. Toni Besselaar from Bermuda has sponsored $1,000.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign.

  70. Jim & Marta Phillips from Darien has sponsored $500.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Alessandro:

    Make it to the top. Great view I am told.

    Jim, Marta, Eric and Sarah”

  71. David & Vicky Hamshere from Bermuda has sponsored $1,000.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Congratulations on your successful achievement. So sorry that our own travels delayed us in sending our contribution, but we are extremely glad to help you in your goal to fund this vital research. Your brother is an inspiration to us all. Vicky & David Hamshere (Bermuda)”

  72. Tom and Gill Butterfield from Hamilton Parish, Bermuda has sponsored $250.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “Congratulations Allesandro! Better late than never!”

  73. CBF from Ketchum has sponsored $250.00 towards Alessandro’s campaign. “This is belated thanks for your climb and dedication to neuroendocrine research. From a good friend of Rob Cawthorne.”

  74. An anonymous donor has just sponsored $500.00 towards Alessandro Argenio’s campaign.
    “Dear Rana and Allesandro,
    Congratulations on making and exceeding your goal to help Andrea–what a great job! Fondly, MJ, Reid, Lacey & Jim Berrien”

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