Team Ivica Strong

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) ~ San Francisco Walk/Run 2019

Team Ivica Strong

Poet E. E. Cummings is famous for a poem which begins with the beautiful line ~ "i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)".

Since November 2018, we have been carrying our beloved mama, baka, and wife ๐—œ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ'๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜€. That is when she was shockingly diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer, even though she is a never-smoker who was only 61 at the time of diagnosis and had no symptoms or family history of cancer. As we belatedly learned, "Anyone with lungs can get lung cancer" (no matter the gender, age, or smoking status).

We formed ๐—ง๐—˜๐—”๐—  ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—–๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ก๐—š to help raise money for absolutely crucial lung cancer research that will hopefully help Ivica, and others, as she continues along this lung cancer journey. The money raised will not only finance research projects via the ๐—š๐—ข๐Ÿฎ ๐—™๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—Ÿ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, but will also fund many of GO2's vital programs and services, all of which we have greatly benefited from.

To help Team Ivica Strong reach our fundraising goal, ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด:

1. ๐——๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—˜:
Click on the blue DONATE button above to donate any amount to the GO2 Foundation on behalf of Team Ivica Strong. ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ ๐— ๐—”๐—ง๐—–๐—›๐—œ๐—ก๐—š is available, with all info here:

2. ๐—ช๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ž/๐—ฅ๐—จ๐—ก:
Join Team Ivica Strong and come walk/run with us at ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ, ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต. Click on the blue JOIN OUR TEAM button above (on laptop/desktop) or below (on mobile). Registration fees from $15-$35 and kids/seniors welcome. ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜.

3. ๐—ช๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ž/๐—ฅ๐—จ๐—ก + ๐—™๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—ฅ๐—”๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—˜:
Join Team Ivica Strong (same as #2) and then help us hit our fundraising goal by sharing this link below and asking your friends & family to support our Team:

๐—”๐—น๐—น ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—œ๐—ก๐—™๐—ข (date, time, location, parking, etc):

๐—ฆ๐—™ ๐—ช๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ž / ๐—ฅ๐—จ๐—ก ๐—›๐—ข๐— ๐—˜ ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—š๐—˜:

The SF Walk / Run will also include fun, family-friendly activities, including a young lung dash, music, awards, and more!

Any questions, email Katarina at:

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€!
~ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—œ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด

Janel Wooton
  • Randy Wooton
Amy Stokes
  • Staci Forrest
Diane Bandov
  • Ivana Bandov
  • Nikolina Bandov
Jelena Knoss
  • lisa eicher


30 Individuals

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raised of $10,000 goal

Recent Donations

1. Astrid Kuljanic
Dear Katarina, I just remembered that I wanted to do this in September, but since I was traveling it completely slipped my mind. I hope your mom is doing better. She is lucky to have you for her daughter. You did a wonderful job with the fundraiser and explaining the sickness and what you want to do about it in your email. I wish you all the best and hope to see you soon somewhere! Love, Astrid
2. Diana Swartz
3. Milenko Kovacevic
4. Anonymous
5. Kathy Vlahov
6. Andrea Kristovich