John, Joanne and Karen Abrams/Mello's Fundraiser:

AAA: Abramses Against ALS

John, Joanne and Karen's Photo
John, Joanne and Karen's Photo
John, Joanne and Karen's Photo
John, Joanne and Karen's Photo
John, Joanne and Karen's Photo
John, Joanne and Karen's Photo

BENEFITING: ALS THERAPY DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

EVENT: AJC Peachtree Road Race

EVENT DATE: Jul 04, 2012

THE STORY:

Please join Team Abrams/Mello (aka AAA) at the 2012 Peachtree Road Race and help us raise money to fight Lou Gehrig's Disease.

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing muscle weakness and atrophy. Although the progression of the disease varies by patient, over time, ALS severely compromises voluntary muscle movement, making it difficult or impossible to walk, speak, eat, swallow, and breathe. Most people with ALS die from respiratory failure, usually within three to five years from the onset of symptoms. The median survival time from onset to death is around 39 months, and only 4% survive longer than 10 years. There is currently no known cure for ALS.

In late 2011, our uncle Brendan became very ill and was diagnosed with ALS in early 2012. He fought the devastating disease courageously and gracefully, but ultimately lost his battle only a few months after diagnosis, surrounded by family in Ireland. Brendan was an inspiration to all who were fortunate enough to know him – a loving family member, devoted priest, committed educator, perceptive counselor and spirited friend. We miss him every day, and hope to honor his memory by running the Peachtree Road Race and raising money to help quickly and permanently end the suffering caused by this terrible disease.


The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is a non-profit biotechnology company dedicated to developing effective treatments for ALS. Like us, ALS TDI believes that ALS is a crisis deserving of an urgent response. ALS TDI was the first non-profit biotech in the field, and now operates the world's largest research and development program focused on ALS. ALS TDI is efficient, earning CharityNavigator.org's top rating, and was the recipient of the largest grant ever given by the world's largest ALS research funder, The Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Click here to learn more about Brendan.

Click here to visit the ALS TDI website.

Thank you for your support!

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To This Fundraiser

$5,065

MONEY RAISED
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  • Marty Friedgood

    $25

  • Mr.& Mrs. Louis Mello

    $100

  • Cindy & Benjy Mokotoff

    $50

  • Jimmy & Marriott Miller

    $100

  • Dawn and George Oliveira

    $50

  • Myra Bierria

    $25

  • Philip Lewis & Melissa Carroll

    $25

  • Amy Mendel & Rob Winston

     

  • Greg & Esther Teitelbaum

    $50

  • Jannie Lau and Todd Longsworth

    $100

  • Susan & Ross Bergethon

     

  • Lauren Rosenberg and Frederick Reeves

     

  • Ariella Feingold

     

  • Julie Strom & Evan Gillespie

     

  • Kim Friday

     

  • nick

    $100

  • Mimi Buttenheim

     

  • Raj Kini

     

  • Carrie & Richard Russell

    $50

  • Julie & Ethan Schulman

     

  • Harrison and Brittany Roberts

     

  • Al and Ursula Abrams

    $100

  • Bernadette & Vince Van Belois

    $100

  • Miriam & Cian Walsh

    $50

  • Katie Thatcher

    $25

  • Joe Mama

    $50

  • Bernadette McLaughlin

    $50

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  • Irene and Adam Mammone

    $50

  • Melissa & Rick DeMedeiros

    $100

  • Hansens

    $100

  • Shannon Pierce

     

  • Ravi R.

    $50

  • Amanda and Campe Goodman

    $100

  • Mark and Beth Fore

    $50

  • Judy

    $100

  • Val Dadinos

    $25

  • Heather Wax

     

  • Win Williston

    $25

  • Ozimeks

     

  • Sam Ditzion and Jennifer Kritz

    $50

  • Jeff & Amy Lewis

     

  • Jason, Maria and Eleanor Maras

    $100

  • Sarah & Daniel Rich

    $50

  • Elizabeth and PJ Wade

    $50

  • Bryony Hodges

    $50

  • Craig and Julie Letourneau

     

  • Bethany Cooper

    $50

  • Dave & Steph Mello

    $100

  • Jeff and Traci Brown

    $100

  • Brian & Emma Fleming Caragh Ireland

    $50

  • Thomas and Julia Kilroy

     

  • Diana, Micah, and Evie Abbott

    $35

  • Aisling Kilroy & John Lynch

     

  • Laura Meadows

    $25

  • Karen Stringer and Adrienne Abramowitz

    $50

  • John and Joanne Mello

     

  • Karen Abrams

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Joel Collins

    $25

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101% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Joel Collins

Joel Collins

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Love and miss you Uncle B. 2 years ago

Karen Abrams

Karen Abrams

In memory of a wonderful person who I continue to think of all the time. 2 years ago

John and Joanne Mello

John and Joanne Mello

In Loving Memory of Brendan. We miss you every day. 2 years ago

Karen Stringer and Adrienne Abramowitz

Karen Stringer and Adrienne Abramowitz

DONATION: $50

2 years ago