#HassenfeldHeroes | Superhero Campaign for Kids with Cancer

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William Gehling

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100% raised of $750 goal

Team Progress


100% raised of $2,500 goal
78 Team Supporters
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#HassenfeldHeroes | Superhero Campaign for Kids with Cancer

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About My Campaign

9/25/17 Update:

I am so grateful for all the generous support of my friends and family. Together, we hit my initial goal of $250 within 24 hours. Thank you! Because of this, I will shave my head and run this race with all my heart and with my thoughts on the kids we are running for.

However, I want to continue doing my part and raising more for these superhero kids fighting cancer with so much strength, which leads to my next goal:

  • I want to raise $750 now, which I will broadcast live on my Facebook and post a video on YouTube of me buzzing my hair. Who doesn't want to see that?

Whoever contributes the most to my page will have the opportunity to buzz my hair. Who's going to be the lucky ex-friend, (I mean friend)?

Again, thank you everyone for your support.  Please share this page with your friends and let's do it for the kids!!!

William "Billy"

We all have our thoughts of what a hero looks like. Some of us think a superhero wears a cape or a mask. But for us, working at a hospital creates a different distinction of a hero. It’s the pediatric patients of NYU Langone’s Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders.


On Sunday, October 8th, I will step foot for the first time on Staten Island to run my second half-marathon in honor of all the kids who show us their daily bravery, courage, determination, and strength to beat cancer, making them our ultimate heroes.


My goal is to raise $250 to make sure we can provide more fun activities for our pediatric patients, allowing them to focus on things kids should focus on – fun!


Additionally, I am so committed to raising $250 for the kids, that if I hit my goal by race day, I will shave my head.


I hope you will make a gift today!


Thank you,

William “Billy”

How Your Support Makes a Difference

This campaign supports: Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

The Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, is one of the nation's leading facilities for treating children with cancers and blood disorders. 

My Team

Together we are running to raise money for children with cancer.

As NYU Langone employees, we know that Stephen D. Hassenfeld Center allows kids to be kids even when they have cancer and we would love to contribute knowing kids will not be known as patients, but as heroes. So when came together as a team, coming up with a team name was simple, we are running for the kids, the heroes of Hassenfeld.

The Stephen D. Hassenfeld Center allows just that, for kids to stay kids. Due to philanthropic funds we are able to provide children activities throughout the year that are staples within their everyday lives- ranging from birthday parties, camping activities, holiday celebrations to providing homework assistance because we know that making children’s lives as normal as possible has a lasting and positive effect.

To see just a little bit of what Stephen D. Hassenfeld provides please take a look at the following videos below!





Have a great race!
Good luck!
For my sweet Billy and in honor of my beautiful little cousin Brianna, who fought leukemia and won
Go, Billy, go!
Go Billy! Run fast!

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