Past Events

4th Annual 5K Run/Walk

Together we #RunStacheStrong We are excited to host the 4th Annual StacheStrong 5K Run/Walk as a VIRTUAL AND IN PERSON race during the weekend of September 18, 2021. Last year’s virtual race had 1,114 participants in all 50 states and we’re excited to continue to grow this as we run/walk to raise awareness and funds for brain cancer research. You […]

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#BrewStacheStrong

Donate StacheStrong is a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit charity devoted to raising funds and awareness for brain cancer research. My brother, inspiration and co-founder, GJ, courageously battled Glioblastoma (GBM) for 25 months.  As if fighting an incurable disease wasn’t enough of a task, he was also focused on helping others in the brain cancer community; that’s the […]

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#GrowStacheStrong

Every November, people around the globe grow out their facial hair to participate in the phenomenon known as Movember or No Shave November. StacheStrong invites you to participate with us during November by letting your mustache grow wild as we aim to further spread our mission to combat the deadliest brain cancer. Make GBM awareness […]

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3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk VIRTUAL

Special thank you to our 1,114 runners within all 50 States for helping us FULLY fund a $50,000 research grant!!! Together we #RunStacheStrong Our 3rd Annual StacheStrong 5k Run/Walk was held on Saturday, September 19th. Due to the restrictions with COVID-19, we shifted the event to fully VIRTUAL. We had 1,114 runners in all 50 […]

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2020 TCS New York City Marathon

GJ was an avid runner growing up and continued to do so throughout treatment and his fight against GBM.  The TCS New York City Marathon will forever hold a special place in all of our hearts as it is the ultimate test of grit, passion and togetherness. There truly is no environment quite like the […]

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TCS New York City Marathon

We’re proud to have been accepted as an official community charity partner for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon Application and Details: As many of you know, GJ was an avid runner growing up and continued to do so throughout treatment and his fight against GBM.  This event will forever hold a special place […]

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Chicago Fundraiser

Due to the health and safety of all, we have made the decision to postpone our Chicago Fundraiser. We are grateful to all those who have already registered and sponsored the event. All details are below and we look forward to seeing you as we continue to raise funds and awareness for brain cancer research. […]

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Alliant Credit Union Volleyball Tournament

The employees at Alliant Credit Union in Illinois honored StacheStrong in their 14th Annual Charity Volleyball tournament. They raised $8,840 and this amount was matched by the Alliant Foundation for a total donation of $17,680. Special thanks to all those involved in making this happen at Alliant – if you’re interested in doing something similar […]

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StacheStrong NYC Charity Fundraiser

Our annual main fundraiser was our biggest yet thanks to all of our supporters. We had 220 people attend, 51 donated items and raffle baskets and together we raised over $22,000. A special thanks to our friends at McHale’s Pub, as well as our Event Sponsor – Novocure and Gold Sponsor – National Brain Tumor […]

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2019 TCS New York City Marathon

Proud doesn’t even begin to capture the emotions of Sunday. The inaugural StacheStrong @nycmarathon team wasted no time setting the bar HIGH as they all finished with smiles on their faces – the GJ way!!! Together they raised $20,975 for brain cancer research, which is simply incredible. There’s nothing like the energy of the NYC […]

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2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk

Are you StacheStrong? We’re excited for the 2nd Annual StacheStrong 5k Run/Walk in our hometown of Vestal, New York on Saturday, September 21st at the Vestal Rail Trail. Last year we had over 300 runners support us both in person and virtually, as well as 50+ local businesses as sponsors and donors. Join us this […]

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#GrowStacheStrong

#LiveStacheStrong with us during November and let your mustache grow wild as we aim to further spread our mission to combat the deadliest cancer. Our team raised $4,200 in November and we thank you all for your support and generosity! Make GBM awareness the reason behind why you’re growing out your mustache and contact us […]

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#LiveStacheStrong

We mustache you to tag @StacheStrong and use #LiveStacheStrong in all social media posts and get your friends and family involved. We’ll post all pictures here throughout November! We are proud to announce that we are launching a #LiveStacheStrong awareness campaign throughout November. The mustache has a new purpose for us this year and it’s […]

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Life Coach Seminar

I wanted to share this with you because this young man’s fight and spirit has touched my heart. I met GJ and his brother Colin in April 2018. In September of 2017, GJ was diagnosed with Glioblastoma. His response to this diagnosis has been remarkable. GJ has Glioblastoma, it does NOT have him. As I […]

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Boston Marathon

Monday, April 15th Christian Thompson On February 29, 2020 I will be on the start line of the US Marathon Olympic Trials. I got the chance to race on the same course on March 2nd, 2019. This was my last tune up before the Boston Marathon and I finished in 23rd overall in the 8 […]

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Dave Matthews Band Auction

Thank you for making the Dave Matthews Band autographed CD auction such a success!!!  $452 was the winning bid and all money will be going towards brain cancer research. Summary: From November 9th, until November 19th at 12:30 PM (EST), we will be holding an exciting auction on Ebay.  Dave Matthews Band has graciously donated an […]

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Philly Marathon

Kelly Gerner, Philadelphia Marathon​ On Sunday November 18th I will be running in the Philadelphia Marathon. I will be running 26.2 miles for my 26th birthday on Friday November 16th. HOW COOL IS THAT?! Some of you may be reading that thinking — what is cool about running for 26 miles?! I have never liked […]

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NYC Marathon 2018

Team #StacheStrong raised $6,452.17 for the NYC Marathon.  Thanks to our team and congrats on everyone for impressive finishing times!!! Matt McDonough I am running the NYC Marathon in honor of my late father, Matthew J. McDonough III. He was diagnosed with glioblastoma on May 6, 2016 and underwent a successful surgery removing the tumor a week […]

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StacheStrong NYC Charity Fundraiser

Oct 18, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM McHale’s Bar and Grill, 251 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, USA$30 from each ticket will go directly to brain cancer research!!!

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Inaugural StacheStrong 5K Run/Walk

The Inaugural StacheStrong 5K Run/Walk was a smashing success!  Over 300 runners participated, with an additional 75+ local businesses supporting via sponsorships and donated goods.  It was a special day for our organization as we  watched the local community absolutely rally around our goal and mission to spread awareness and raise funds for brain cancer […]

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Oskar Blues Brewery Pearl Street Taproom

During the month of May, Oskar Blues Brewery in Colorado is running the following promotion.  We can’t thank the OB team enough for teaming with us in our fight against GBM!!!​ “SMASH for the Stache” In honor of May being Brain Cancer Awarness Month, $1 from every pint of Interstate SMASH Express will go to StacheStrong.  […]

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UAlbany DSP Fundraiser

On Saturday, May 5th 2018, the current brothers of Delta Sigma Pi hosted a fundraising event at Wolff’s Biergarten in Albany, NY.  Drink specials, appetizers and raffle tickets for gift baskets were sold to raise funds to donate to our cause.  The three gift baskets were composed of donations from local businesses and the fraternity. Over 40 […]

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Stache Shave Off Celebration

Wow. We’re numbers people, so let’s start there: 3: Mustaches shaved off 28: Gift baskets donated for raffle 125: People attended the first StacheStrong event  $2,662: Raffle tickets sold during event  $13,135: Total money raised to date for GBM research Our family has not been able to stop smiling ear to ear while talking about the […]

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