First and foremost I am a busy #momof4 that I am to Lily (7), Lucy (5), Jack (5), and Isabel (3). They are the inspiration and energy behind all that I do. I am married to Paul, who shares my love of family and passion for running/biking/swimming. You cannot imagine the chaos and insanity our household experiences every day, but it is perfect too. We basically live by the laws of thermodynamics: you can’t win, you can’t quit, and you can’t break even. They are my perfect chaos.
When I am not trying to keep up with the chaos I am busy doing science. I work as both a professor where I share my passion of science with undergraduate and graduate students and I run a lab. In my lab we focus on the epigenetics of chemoresistance in Medulloblastoma. That is a mouthful of a statement, but it basically means that we are interested in understanding some of the underlying causes that results in patients not responding to cancer treatments…in the hopes of offering them a better treatment plan. Medulloblastoma is common in pediatric patients, usually under the age of 5 and has a poor prognosis. My nephew, Louie, was diagnosed at 16 months old and succumb to the cancer in just a short six weeks. He is the driving reason behind what I do and my passion for supporting families going through similar struggles.
When I met Mike and heard about the Katie McBride Foundation I knew it was a match made in Heaven (maybe by Katie and Louie). The mission of the foundation resonated with me and to be able to run the NYC marathon with them truly was a perfect fit. I am humbled to be part of such an amazing organization. It is easy to put one foot in front of the other and endure 26.2 miles. The real struggle are with those families battling every day for their children. I salute you, your journey, and I only hope a small part of what I do can make a difference.
I also strive to continually be able to communicate what I do to the community. Public outreach, especially when it comes to biomedical research is so important. If we can get our message out, share our passion, then I am hopeful we can get the support that biomedical research so desperately needs. With the help of the Katie McBride Foundation I hope to be able to share my love of running, passion for research, and joy of helping families together.
DONATE TO NOELLE'S CAMPAIGN
Eileen Cuomo $200 - When you run for a cause so near to my heart, expressing how proud I am of you gets lost in how much I love you <3
Noelle Cuomo $200
Helen Tostaine $50
Kristen Kastrinos $50 - Go get it!
Mary Jane Reilly $50
Ryan Graney $26.20
Christopher Malone $100 - One foot in front of the other Noelle! Paths are made by walking - or in this case, running. Congrats!
Dana Caruso $50 - Best of luck, Noelle! I’ll be on the sidelines cheering you on!!
Lauren Smith $50 - Great Job, Nozza!!
Caroline Kolopsky $26.20
Lesli Hiller $50 - Go get it girl! I think this was meant to be! XO Lesli
Anthony Stephenson $20
Audrey Cohan $50 - Nelson Mandela said, "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination." Keep running Noelle as we cheer you on!
Jocelyn Unger $30 - Go Girl!! Enjoy the run
Erin Cuomo $100 - Good luck, Noelle! <3
Louis and Barbara Greco $100
Michael DePaoli $25
Michael Garmston $20 - Good luck Noelle luv from the Garmston’s x
Bree Aversano $50 - Good luck Noelle!! <3 Bree, Gary, Sophia and Kai <3
Lorri E Sullivan $25
Maureen O'Connell $25 - Good luck Noelle. What a wonderful thing you are doing.
Haleh Field $25 - Best of luck, Noelle!
Tina Gambelli $50 - Good luck!!
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