Nancy Chamberlin's Fundraiser:

WUNning for Narcolepsy

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BENEFITING: WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC

ORGANIZER: WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

THE STORY:

 

Nancy L. Chamberlin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

Thank you for visiting my Fundraising Page! I am running the Boston Marathon 2013 toward finding a cure for narcolepsy.

I am a 52-year-old neuroscientist. My main research focus is sleep-disordered breathing, and through this work I have become familiar with the brain mechanisms that control when we sleep and wake. This is a very complicated system, and although we have only begun to scratch the surface of understanding, many exciting aspects have been uncovered. Interestingly, the study of certain disorders, such as narcolepsy, which can occur in animals as well as people, has helped to guide our research. And in turn experimental results can help to guide treatment of patients.

I have decided to run this marathon and tackle fundraising not only to help generate some desperately needed dollars for research, but also to raise awareness of the cyclical relationship between scientific work and treatment of patients. It is a two-way street, and we all need to be reminded that patients are the reason we as scientists go to work every day.

I have run a few marathons before, but recently I have told myself, “I am too old” and “It’s too hard.” But that’s not a good attitude. To be honest, I haven’t even been running that much lately. But I have decided to focus more on what I “can” do rather than what I can’t -- or think I can’t. So here we go, and I look forward to a great adventure. Please join me with a donation or even just in spirit!

Thank you for your support. Every donation is greatly appreciated!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,614

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tom Scammell

    $50

  • Andrew Strassman

    $20

  • Matthew Palmer

    $50

  • Mick Alexander

    $50

  • Julie

    $25

  • Glenn Rosen

    $50

  • Justin Bieber

    $25

  • Brock Lesnar

    $50

  • Al Galaburda

    $50

  • Babu

    $25

  • Ritchie Brown

    $40

  • John Peever

    $50

  • Clif Saper

    $50

  • John C Stuve

    $79

  • Matthias Eikermann

    $50

  • Shalom Family

    $250

  • Mullington

     

  • S. P. Kuo

    $500

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The Team: $56,553 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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David Gow

Amount Raised:

$38,655

 

148% Raised of $26,200 Goal

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Jared Chrudimsky

Amount Raised:

$4,729

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Shelby Harris

Amount Raised:

$4,375

 

88% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jacqueline Sager

Amount Raised:

$2,623

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Stuart Smith

Amount Raised:

$2,192

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Scott Graham

Amount Raised:

$2,080

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Nancy Chamberlin

Amount Raised:

$1,614

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Brian Nist

Amount Raised:

$110

Donor Comments

S. P. Kuo

S. P. Kuo

DONATION: $500

Nancy, I think you are very brave and a great role model. 1 year ago

Mullington

Mullington

1 year ago

Shalom Family

Shalom Family

DONATION: $250

Happy to support you and your research! Good luck with the run!!! ox Debbie and the family! 1 year ago

Matthias Eikermann

Matthias Eikermann

DONATION: $50

Go - blond lady with long hair 1 year ago

John C Stuve

John C Stuve

DONATION: $79

America as well as our world needs more people just like you. My thoughts and prayers I hope will help you in your quest, for you have already inspired me with the hope that someone does care. 1 year ago