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Supporter | July 2nd, 2024

Gina Peloso: A Dedicated Supporter of the Paula Takacs Foundation

By Justine Conner Gina Peloso: A Dedicated Supporter of the Paula Takacs Foundation

A Journey of Love and Resilience

Gina Peloso’s life changed dramatically in March 2020 when her husband, Tony Peloso, was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma. Despite being a rare cancer typically affecting younger individuals, Tony faced it head-on with remarkable courage. He underwent intensive treatment while maintaining his job and supporting their family, including their daughter Ava who was an absolute pride and joy. Even amid the pandemic, Tony’s strength and perseverance were evident as he continued to work, care for their five dogs, design a firepit for their backyard and built a Halloween stagecoach just a month after his initial surgery. Tony went into remission in early 2021, but sadly, he later developed leukemia and passed away in January 2022.

Inspired to Make a Difference

Tony’s journey and his desire for more innovative sarcoma treatments inspired Gina to become an avid supporter of the Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research. She is driven by the need to raise awareness and funds for sarcoma research, ensuring that Tony’s legacy continues to make an impact. Gina finds the most rewarding part of her efforts to be the connections she makes with others who share similar stories and goals. Hearing from survivors and those who have lost loved ones strengthens her resolve to find a cure for this devastating disease.

A Community United

Through her fundraising endeavors, Gina has been profoundly moved by the overwhelming support from people of all ages. This diverse community, united by a common cause, gives her hope and motivation. The support and stories she encounters reinforce the importance of their mission. Gina believes that every effort, no matter how small, brings them closer to a cure.

Looking Ahead

Gina’s commitment to improving her fundraising efforts each year is unwavering. She aims to spread Tony’s story far and wide, driving awareness and contributing to breakthroughs in sarcoma research and treatment. With the support of the Paula Takacs Foundation and the community, Gina is determined to honor Tony’s legacy and work towards a future where no one has to suffer from sarcoma.

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