Parsippany Teacher Completes 5k for Cancer Research

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Team Rhino 2017

PARSIPPANY — Tracy Carroll, Parsippany teacher, led a team of 35 family and friends to complete the annual Runyon 5k at Yankee Stadium for cancer research. This is the 8th year Team Rhino participated in the 5k. 

Parsippany teachers Meghan Proto, MaryEllen Iradi, Tracy Carroll, Kelli Costa, Heather Craner, Natalie Marano, and Vicki Mastrangelo

Joined by several of her Parsippany colleagues, Carroll’s team, Team Rhino, raised $1,817 including a generous donation from the Eastlake School staff. This brings Team Rhino’s fundraising total to $20,830 since they began participating in the 5k.

The event raises money for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation to fund the research being performed by scientists in how to best prevent, diagnose, and treat all forms of cancer. Carroll became involved in the event in 2010 shortly after losing her dad to esophageal cancer. “Not only do I love that 100% of the money raised goes directly to cancer research, but I can’t say enough wonderful things about the incredible people at Damon Runyon who organize the event. It is such a terrific day for everyone who participates,” Carroll explains.

So far this year’s event has raised a total of $302,785 for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Donations are still being accepted until August 11 by clicking here.

Carroll’s niece celebrating the team’s accomplishment
Team Rhino’s tribute slide on the Yankee Stadium Jumbotron

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