WESTFIELD, NJ — More than 1,000 donations have been made and over $90,000 has been raised so far to help 2008 Westfield High School graduate Scott Newman fight cancer. Newman, once captain of the Westfield High School football team, was diagnosed in February 2014. They hope to raise $95,000.
To visit his fundraising page and watch a video update by Newman and his mom, Cindy Newman, click here.
Diagnosed with testicular cancer, Newman learned that the germ cell had invaded his lungs, abdomen, liver, spleen and brain, according to Cindy Newman’s letter on the Go Fund Me site. Treatment has included chemotherapy, radiation therapy and three surgeries.
Among those who raised money is Fitness Inc. Training Studios in Garwood, which raised $2,400 with its 'Train for a Cause” event on Sunday.
In addition to donating their day off, owners Katie and Shane Condron donated five dollars for every mile ridden on their Schwinn Airdyne Bikes that day.
“With over 90 miles ridden by our participants in the ‘Train for a Cause,’ event, we donated an additional $450,” said Shane Condron.
Each session that day ended with a five-minute ride, and participants were encouraged to accumulate as much distance as possible.
“We just want to say ‘thank you’ for everyone’s support. We know many people were not able to attend but still made a contribution to Scott's Go Fund Me page,” said Condron.
Cindy Newman wrote that they may travel to Germany so that Scott can receive therapy not available in the US.
“The institution has a long standing track record of success, and is considered to be a premier, highly respected treatment facility in Europe. But… as you can imagine, there is no insurance coverage for this option, and as such, we are looking for your help to fund Scott’s treatment,” Cindy Newman wrote. “There are truly no words to express our gratitude for your help.”