Tracy Katz's Fundraiser:

Team JGSF NYC Half Marathon 2012

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BENEFITING: JACKSON GABRIEL SILVER FOUNDATION INC

ORGANIZER: JACKSON GABRIEL SILVER FOUNDATION INC

EVENT: NYC Half 2012

EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2012

THE STORY:

Dear Friends and Family,

On March 18th, I will be running the NYC Half Marathon to support the Jackson Gabriel Silver Foundation (JGSF), a nonprofit organization that is very dear to me.  It was founded by my friends Alex and Jamie Silver, whose son Jackson was born with Epidermolysis Bullosa ("EB"), a devastating, painful, disfiguring and currently incurable blistering disorder that affects children from birth. The foundation funds scientific research with the goal of curing and treating this devastating disease, not only for Jackson’s sake but for the thousands of other children and families coping with EB.

Practically speaking, a child who suffers from EB lacks a critical protein that binds his or her layers of skin together. Imagine your skin being as fragile as a butterfly's wings. Imagine every movement you make causing your skin to shear off your body.

Curing a rare disease is always a race against the clock. But curing EB is a race against a clock moving at warp speed.  Children like Jackson have a 60% risk of dying by age 15, and nearly a 100% chance of developing an aggressive, painful and fatal form of skin cancer over the course of his shortened life. 

There is tremendously encouraging work underway, and a cure for EB is within reach. The Jackson Gabriel Silver Foundation has already funded key research projects and is excited to collaborate with the brilliant scientists working on a cure for EB. This year alone, the Jackson Gabriel Silver Foundation has awarded $175,000 in research grants.   Visit www.jgsf.orgto learn more about this organization. 

Please consider making a donation to help me reach my fundraising goal of $2,000.  Every dollar brings us a step closer to finding a cure for this horrible disease.  

Thank you so much for supporting me and the work that the JGSF is doing to find a cure for EB.

Love,

Tracy

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  • Erin

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  • Michele and Steven Sweetwood

    $180

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  • Barbara & Jeff Berger

    $150

  • evelyn and harry goldfeier

    $180

  • Ali

    $50

  • Steve Green

    $18

  • Barbara Jackman

    $200

  • Melanie and Doug Schrank

    $100

  • Molly Katz

    $100

  • Evelyn Albert

    $20

  • Susan Rosen

    $25

  • Darcy & Richard Katz

    $500

  • Rivka Lichtens...

    $36

  • Garson DeCorato & Cohen

    $100

  • Kaitlin Drummond

    $20

  • Shara Perlman

    $100

  • Diana and Sofia

    $200

  • Joe Kickass

    $121

  • Gavin Duke

    $100

  • Rachel Goodman

    $25

  • Patrick Egan

    $20

  • Sharyn and Seth

    $50

  • Steve and Kat Albert

    $250

  • Chops

    $50

  • Dan & Liz Figenshu

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140% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $55,267 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Kathleen Twible

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$7,216

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JACKSON GABRIEL SILVER FOUNDATION I...

Amount Raised:

$7,106

 

28% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Faye Dilgen

Amount Raised:

$6,555

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Denise Summers

Amount Raised:

$5,875

 

196% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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elizabeth Morano

Amount Raised:

$3,048

 

203% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Terasha Johnson

Amount Raised:

$3,005

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Tracy Katz

Amount Raised:

$2,795

 

140% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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KaDee Troop

Amount Raised:

$2,761

Donor Comments

Dan & Liz Figenshu

Dan & Liz Figenshu

DONATION: $100

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Chops

Chops

DONATION: $50

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Steve and Kat Albert

Steve and Kat Albert

DONATION: $250

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Sharyn and Seth

Sharyn and Seth

DONATION: $50

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Patrick Egan

Patrick Egan

DONATION: $20

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