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Email jordan@onmyteam16.com to sign up to run the 15k or 5k on On My Team16’s 2021 Boilermaker Team!

NAME: JACK SHERIDAN
RACE: 15k

During the course of my 3 and a half years of chemotherapy treatment, there was one consistent feeling: discomfort. There was never a morning where I woke up thinking “wow, I really feel great today”. Now, over 7 years from the day of my diagnosis, waking up in the morning and feeling great has become expected, every now and again I have to remember that not too long ago I would have begged for a morning of no nausea.

So, why am I running this year despite being over 1600 miles from Utica, NY? My reason for running is because the discomfort that comes along with participating in a 5 or 15k race is a great reminder for me to be thankful for my health. 7 years ago, I was too sick to even walk 1 mile, let alone run it. Now that I have my full health again, I do not want to miss an opportunity to get some exercise and at the same time raise money for very much in need children.

I hope that you will consider supporting me in my fundraising goal, so we can continue to help current pediatric cancer patients get back to the things they love, like going for a run.

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NAME: JOANNE CAMPBELL THOMPSON
RACE: 15k

As an upstate NY native and longtime runner currently residing in Marcellus, NY, I have run many Boilermakers through the years, but am most excited about this year’s, which I will be running in support of OnMyTeam16. I have been able to witness the fantastic support that OMT16 provides to pediatric cancer patients and their family members over the past year as my own nephew faced a leukemia diagnosis and a long hospital stay. Now with a healthy nephew and a newfound appreciation for organizations like OMT16, I am excited to get out there and run 9.3 miles for a great cause!

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NAME: NICK CARZO
RACE: 15k

My name is Nick Carzo, 26 years old, born in Utica, NY raised in Whitesboro, and currently living in Buffalo. Despite living in the Utica area my whole life, this will be my very first Boilermaker 15K. I am so excited to have the opportunity to run for the Charity Bib Program and represent  OMT16! Running has become a passion of mine for the last couple of years and being a former athlete on the high school and collegiate level, when I saw the opportunity I could be a part of OMT16’s team, I thought how special it would be. I love everything OMT16 stands for and how they operate. Besides being a part of something much larger than myself, I decided to do the Charity Bib Program to show that people who are fighting their own battles of cancer are never alone. The Sheridan’s story and all of those similar around the world have been nothing short of inspirational and I cannot wait to support, give back, and hopefully inspire others as well.

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NAME: MELISSA HAUN
RACE: 15k

Hi, I’m Melissa Haun and I am very grateful for the opportunity to run for OMT through the boilermaker charity bib program! I have had the pleasure of running for OMT in the past and jumped at the chance to run for such a great cause this fall! I am working as a registered nurse after recently graduating from Le Moyne College. I enjoy running because it allows me to push myself and gives me a way to stay in shape!

I am very excited to run for OMT because of the amazing support network that they provide for pediatric oncology patients and their families. Over the past couple years, I have become close with the Sheridan family and have gotten to hear about some of the struggles that came with Jack’s fight against cancer. The courage and strength that the entire Sheridan family had throughout Jack’s journey have inspired me, and I hope by running for OMT I can share that hope and inspiration with others.

For me, being part of the boilermaker charity bib program is an opportunity to be a part of something bigger than myself. It allows me to come alongside others who are fighting their own battles with cancer and gives me the chance to show my support and encouragement.

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NAME: CARLY DZIEKAN
RACE: 15k

My name is Carly Dziekan and I am a Utica, NY native and long-time boilermaker runner. I am so excited to run as a charity bib for OnMyTeam16, an organization that means so much to me in so many ways. Founder, Jordan Zapisek, and I had family members diagnosed months apart while we were colleges teammates and roommates. Through this, I experienced the power of having a close support system to lean on. I wouldn’t have gotten through it any other way. On My Team’s mission of supporting pediatric cancer patient’s their families is equally inspiring as it is important. I am honored to help give back and can’t wait to run this year’s race for an amazing cause.

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