Pin Down Bladder Cancer | Help Bring Bladder Cancer Out!

In Memoriam: Maria Floyd & Marvin Traub


The proceeds raised from the Pin Down Bladder Cancer initiatives will go to support Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s (MSKCC) bladder cancer Translational Science Program.  The translational science studies focus on the development of early detection strategies to improve more timely diagnosis and a molecular characterization effort designed to identify the critical pathways driving the growth of bladder cancer cells.

The laboratories working on bladder cancer oncogenome studies (cutting edge, detailed molecular analysis of bladder cancer) are specifically looking for new targets for treatment.  MSKCC early work has already identified novel pathways driving bladder cancer cell growth. MSKCC is now pursuing the development of appropriate models to study these pathways and how targeted drugs can inhibit cancer growth.  The funds from this campaign will go directly into the hands of world class scientists that rapidly provide the advances needed for this disease.
Belt down bladder cancer
Help belt down bladder cancer by wearing your PDBC belt for the month of July. Purchase your belt here and ask your friends and family to sponsor you to wear the belt in the month of July. Take photos of yourself and your loved ones wearing the belt and send them to PDBC to add to our Gallery Page.


Once you have purchased a belt, set up your own fundraising page and begin raising money for this worthy cause. Make sure to share your progress with us on our Gallery page!


Marvin Traub Associates, in partnership with Beltology, is spearheading an initiative to raise awareness and funds for bladder cancer research. All proceeds raised are used to support the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Bladder Cancer Research Fund and Dr. Bernie Bochner’s research in the field.

Marvin Traub Associates and Beltology have created a custom belt to be worn during Bladder Cancer month in July..


– Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and fifth overall with an estimated 500,000 people in the US alone currently affected
– Bladder cancer receives 10-20 times less funding than other most common tumor types
– There are 70,000 new cases nationally with 14,000 deaths
– The rate of recurrence is 50 to 75%
– 80% of cases occur in men
– It is the most expensive cancer to treat on a per patient basis

  • Symptoms


    Most people with bladder cancer experience visible blood in the urine.  The bleeding is typically not associated with other complains such as pain.  The bleeding typically goes away for a period of time and then returns.  The lack of pain or other symptoms associated with the bleeding causes many to disregard the episode which leads to a delay in seeking medical care.   If blood clots begin to form, they may make it difficult to urinate.  Other times the bleeding may be microscopic only, detected only on a urine test performed by a lab.  Microscopic blood not related to a documented infection, trauma or other obvious cause should always undergo an evaluation to determine the cause.   Others symptoms that may be related to bladder include an unusual urge to urinate, increased frequency of voiding or pain with urinating.

    Much more rare at presentation are symptoms of advanced bladder cancer.  These include trouble urinating from tumor blocking the outflow of the bladder, pain in the flanks from blocked kidneys, or bone pain related to disease that has spread to a bone.

    If you have one or more of these symptoms, it does not mean that you have bladder cancer. However, it is important to see a doctor so that if you do have an illness it can be diagnosed and treated as early as possible.

  • Treatment


    If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, the team at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and other health care physicians are ready to help. MSKCC offers patients precise diagnostics, innovative treatments, and comprehensive support services – as well as access to new techniques and drugs, and clinical trials of the most-advanced treatment approaches. To learn more please visit
  • Research



Pin Down Bladder Cancer partners with NYC Runs – 5K/10K race

We are excited to announce our first annual 5K/10K run!  Join us the morning of Saturday, April 18th on Roosevelt Island in the race to Pin Down Bladder Cancer.

How can you get involved?

Run! Help raise awareness by registering to run in the 5K or 10K through NYCRUNS here: Click Here

Support! Donate or start your own fundraising campaign to support critical bladder cancer research initiatives here: Click Here

We look forward to seeing you at the starting line!

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Date Donor Name Donation
02/17/2015Forbes Singer$500.00
02/17/2015Lauren And Andres Santo Domingo$500.00
02/18/2015Veronica Trenk$50.00
02/18/2015Michael Boord$250.00
02/18/2015Matt OBrien$50.00
02/19/2015Christina Floyd Di Donna$1,000.00
02/19/2015Eleanor Ylvisaker$200.00
02/19/2015Daniel Sullivan$100.00
02/19/2015Keu Zafar$300.00
02/19/2015Leonard Boord$500.00
02/21/2015David Kalman$200.00
02/21/2015Luisa Soto$30.00
02/21/2015Steve Sadove$500.00
02/23/2015Alexandra Robertson$400.00
02/23/2015Alexandra Robertson$300.00
02/23/2015Al And Mollie$100.00
02/23/2015Rick Lapham$100.00
02/24/2015Benton Moyer$100.00
02/24/2015Marisa N Brown$50.00
02/24/2015Freddy Sykes$100.00
02/24/2015George Daguillard$500.00
02/24/2015John Goodman$1,000.00
02/24/2015Oll Poll$100.00
02/24/2015Andrew Heffernan$500.00
02/24/2015Helaine Suval$100.00
02/26/2015Alejandro Santo Domingo$500.00
02/26/2015Stan Eichelbaum$250.00
02/26/2015Rodney Edge$100.00
02/26/2015Sasha And Chris Heinz$100.00
02/26/2015RP Eddy$250.00
02/26/2015Ben And Frannie Moyer$250.00
02/27/2015Matthew S OBrien$1.00
02/27/2015Matthew S OBrien$1.00
02/27/2015Sarah Gallagher & Josh May$50.00
02/27/2015Sarah Gallagher & Josh May$50.00
02/27/2015Matthew S OBrien$1.00
02/27/2015Matthew S OBrien$1.00
03/02/2015Anthony Coppers (WCMG)$150.00
03/02/2015Mattew S OBrein$1.00
03/02/2015Mattew S OBrien$1.00
03/02/2015Andrew Jennings$100.00
03/02/2015Maria Luisa Boord$100.00
03/02/2015Mortimer Singer$50.00
03/02/2015Matt OBrien$1.00
03/02/2015Diego Fernandez-Soto$25.00
03/02/2015Ryan Eton$25.00
03/02/2015Maeshal Abid$50.00
03/03/2015Max Martinez$10.00
03/03/2015Warren Van Heyst$50.00
03/03/2015Antonia Weisman$75.00
03/03/2015Matthew S OBrien$1.00
03/03/2015Jesse Cole$100.00
03/03/2015Emily Dwinnells$25.00
03/03/2015Nicolas Poniatowski$100.00
03/03/2015Amanda Slack$50.00
03/03/2015Kevin Wilson$100.00
03/03/2015Elizabeth McCue$100.00
03/03/2015Nadia Moshtaghi$50.00
03/03/2015William S. Lane$100.00
03/03/2015Amy Stuart$250.00
03/03/2015Deborah Fine$100.00
03/03/2015Ashley Phipps$250.00
03/03/2015Stephanie Coleman$2,500.00
03/03/2015Kenneth Himmel$500.00
03/03/2015Stephanie Coleman$2,500.00
03/03/2015FFC Fit For Commerce/Bernardine Wu$100.00
03/03/2015Ande Phipps$500.00
03/03/2015Berkley & Kyle Knas$50.00
03/03/2015Keith MILLER$500.00
03/04/2015Anthony & Suzanne Truchard$25.00
03/04/2015David Neverson$50.00
03/04/2015Muhammad F Khan$1.00
03/04/2015Mattew S OBrien$1.00
03/04/2015Holly Andersen$500.00
03/04/2015Matthew S Obrien$1.00
03/04/2015Tracy Montagna$50.00
03/04/2015Mattew OBrien$1.00
03/04/2015Irene & John Danilovich$1,000.00
03/05/2015Matthew OBrien$1.00
03/05/2015Matthew OBrien$1.00
03/05/2015Muhammad F Khan$1.00
03/05/2015Kazim Qazi$2.00
03/05/2015Matthew OBrien$2.00
03/05/2015Matthew OBrien$2.00
03/05/2015Muhammad F Khan$2.00
03/05/2015Matthew OBrien$1.00
03/05/2015Matthew OBrien$2.00
03/05/2015Amanda Trimboli$100.00
03/05/2015McKenna Family$100.00
03/05/2015The Martone\'s$500.00
03/05/2015Paul Brindak$50.00
03/05/2015Team Lindia$100.00
03/05/2015Josph J. Havranek$100.00
03/05/2015Conras Zimmermann$50.00
03/06/2015Kristin Lang$50.00
03/06/2015Ron And Maryellen$1,000.00
03/06/2015Judy Kim$500.00
03/06/2015Janet Bodey$25.00
03/06/2015Karen Vissicchio$200.00
03/06/2015EDMOND SAFRA$1,000.00
03/07/2015Ursula Lenschow$100.00
03/07/2015Renee, Annie And Andrés$150.00
03/12/2015Victoria And Jeff Quake$50.00
03/16/2015Diane Sjoholm$150.00
03/16/2015Ernest Schieferstein$150.00
03/18/2015Dennis Cerutti$125.00
03/30/2015Enma Baldwin$50.00
04/13/2015Will & Syd Walker$250.00
04/23/2015Suzanne M Demars$100.00
05/29/2015Matthew OBrien$5.00
07/09/2015Argyle Foundation$5,000.00
10/06/2015TRAUB Team$50.00
10/07/2015Charles Pignal$100.00
10/07/2015Andy And Lisa Martin$200.00
10/07/2015Rollo And Kathryn$150.00
10/07/2015Virgil De Voldere$100.00
10/07/2015Alexandre Leviant$300.00
10/07/2015Todd Clegg$100.00
10/07/2015Amy And Morty$500.00
10/07/2015Alex Acquavella$500.00
10/07/2015Adrien And Marion Meyer$200.00
10/07/2015Frannie And Ben Moyer$250.00
10/07/2015Ivanka Trump$250.00
10/07/2015Michael Kaplan$200.00
10/08/2015Richard O\'Connell Sr$250.00
10/08/2015Anne And Forbes$1,000.00
10/08/2015Alice Sharples$50.00
10/08/2015Rick Lapham$100.00
10/08/2015Barb And Rich Sullivan$50.00
10/08/2015Mary Sykes$100.00
10/08/2015Gregory Rubin$100.00
10/09/2015Elizabeth Thompson$50.00
10/09/2015Keith MILLER$250.00
10/10/2015David Kalman$100.00
10/13/2015Kelsey Groome$100.00
10/13/2015Miguel F Duenas$100.00
10/13/2015Paul L. Maddock III$100.00
10/13/2015Irene And John$1,000.00
10/13/2015Brian & Emilia Pfeifler$500.00
10/14/2015Daniele And Lila$100.00
10/15/2015Antonia + Thomas$75.00
10/15/2015Josh And Sarah May$75.00
10/16/2015Batty Man$250.00
10/17/2015Geoff Lurie$250.00
10/20/2015Nathalie Danilovich$100.00
10/23/2015Kate Prentice$100.00
10/27/2015Amy Hafkin$100.00
10/27/2015Christopher Heath$2,500.00
10/27/2015Julian Steinberg$100.00
10/28/2015Alejandro Santo Domingo$1,000.00
10/28/2015Anna Kolber$100.00
10/28/2015Michael Boord$50.00
10/30/2015Cosi And Adam$75.00
10/30/2015Tara Summers$100.00
10/30/2015Maggie Montagna$50.00
10/30/2015Freddy Sykes$50.00
10/30/2015Benton Moyer$100.00
10/30/2015Lara And Claude Shaw$200.00
10/30/2015Renee, Annie And Andres$100.00
10/30/2015Deborah Fine$100.00
10/30/2015Stan Eichelbaum$100.00
10/30/2015Kenneth Himmel$250.00
10/30/2015Teresa Tsou$100.00
10/30/2015Christopher S. West$500.00
10/31/2015Jen Portland$50.00
10/31/2015Leonora Hamill$50.00
10/31/2015CVC Stones$251.00
10/31/2015Rick Lapham$100.00
11/02/2015Zelmira Gainza$200.00
11/02/2015Julian Steinberg$400.00
11/04/2015Keu Zafar$250.00
11/21/2015Mary Dold$50.00
03/10/2016Mary Dold$50.00
05/09/2016The Dessert Family$38.00
05/09/2016Kelly Sattora$50.00
05/09/2016Matthew OBrien$5.00
05/12/2016Dave And Bonnie White$50.00
05/14/2016Kim Pasquale$50.00
05/26/2016Wolcott Street School Friends$180.00
05/26/2016Zoey And Morgan Flint$50.00
06/05/2016Kathy And Al Myers$100.00
06/07/2016Mary Dold$50.00
06/29/2016Korrin Bishop$30.00
06/29/2016J Willard$38.00
08/03/2016Bill Jones$200.00
08/17/2016Linda & Vinny Lyons$100.00
08/18/2016Bonnie Clayton$50.00
08/30/2016Dave And Pat Moore$50.00
10/18/2016Frank Blanchette$50.00
10/18/2016Kathleen Barnard$50.00
10/22/2016Mary Dold$50.00
10/27/2016Kelly Sattora$50.00
11/01/2016GoFundMe Supporters$260.00
12/30/2016Andrew Traub$250.00
01/10/2017Mary Dold$50.00
01/14/2017Marny Cleere$100.00

Pin Down Bladder Cancer
Supported Belt

The Cause: Beltology is proud to partner with Pin Down Bladder Cancer and Memorial Sloan Kettering. Proceeds from the purchase of this belt will directly support bladder cancer research and awareness. Known as ‘the cancer below the belt’, bladder cancer is the most underfunded of the 5 most prevalent cancers.

Sizing:  Buy our belts in your regular pants waist size. If you’re a 32 waist, order a 32 belt.

Strap: PDBC-colored purple, navy & yellow elastic rayon
Leather Trim: Full grain brown leather with self stitching
Buckle: Brushed nickel

Packaging: Delivered in a handsome reusable box & pouch to protect your belt for years to come

Shipping: US only. Shipping cost is $5, and free with the purchase of 2 or more belts. PDBC belts will arrive in a simple Beltology pouch.

Favor: Please take a minute to share the PDBC belt info on social media. Driving awareness is a big part of the battle against bladder cancer. Thanks!



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