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Team UMass ALS Champions Boston 2012

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January 17, 2012

I am running the Boston Marathon (insert joke here) to raise money and awareness for ALS research. I need your $$$ and support. Thank you!  See more
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THE STORY:

THE UMASS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION INC wrote -

The UMass ALS Champion Fund:

In recognition of the critical need for new treatments for ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, the UMass ALS Champion Fund is a movement to drive awareness and funding for the ALS breakthroughs happening at UMass Medical School (UMMS) and in the laboratory of Robert H. Brown, Jr., DPhil, MD one of the world’s leading and most promising ALS researchers.

The Champion Fund aims to help Dr. Brown and his colleagues pursue ALS research leads and breakthroughs right now that might otherwise take years to attract funding from traditional sources. As a result, this Fund will make researchers at UMMS better prepared to “seize the moment” when highly promising ALS discoveries are made.

UMMS and Dr. Brown are being joined in this effort by former Governor of Massachusetts and Ambassador to Canada, A. Paul Cellucci. Governor Cellucci announced in January 2011 that he has been diagnosed with ALS and is being treated at UMMS by Dr. Brown. News of Cellucci’s diagnosis sparked an outpouring of support from friends and colleagues across the Commonwealth and the country, including fellow former governors and other elected officials. Governor Cellucci has chosen to use his story as a catalyst to support ALS research at Massachusetts’ public Medical School.

I am proud to continue my career in public service by leading the UMass ALS Champion Fund,” said Cellucci. “A champion helps to deliver great victories, and Dr. Brown is a true champion of ALS research. But, victories are a team effort. Dr. Brown and his colleagues at UMass Medical School need our support.”

Dr. Brown is widely recognized as a pioneer in neurodegenerative disease research and for 30 years has dedicated his career to unlocking the secrets of ALS, a degenerative disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness, leading to paralysis and eventually death. There is currently no treatment to stop or reverse ALS. Brown has been a leading visionary for ALS treatment and part of nearly every fundamental ALS breakthrough to-date, including the identification of mutations in a gene that is responsible for the rare, familial form of the disease. Brown’s work has opened a window into ALS that has drastically changed the research landscape and provided patients and loved ones touched by ALS with something very rare: hope.

The Champion Fund aims to extend and supplement the already great fundraising initiatives benefiting UMMS. Dr. Brown and team has been fortunate to receive support from a diversity of groups, including the Massachusetts-based Angel Fund and national partner CVS Pharmacy, both of which have been raising money for UMMS and acting as champions in the fight against ALS for more than 10 years. The Champion Fund will complement and extend those funding sources to augment the overall effort.

Now is the time. There is hope. But, victories are a team effort. Join us – become a champion and help fight back against ALS.

Learn More at http://www.umassals.com/

Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/umassals

 

$6,190

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jim McGowan

    $25

  • Conor MacWilliams

    $25

  • Kevin Doherty

    $15

  • Mary and Billy Rae

    $50

  • Budd's from Canada

    $20

  • Rhett

    $15

  • Mike and Alli McCann

    $25

  • Brendan P. Doherty, Vice President, Beggars Fraternity New Orleans

    $25

  • Ben Roethlisberger

    $25

  • Meghan Cronin

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Chris Bruti

    $50

  • The Inn at Laurel Lake

    $50

  • The White Family - Cate, Steve, Sean & Marty

    $50

  • Greg

    $100

  • Sathish Chandra

    $68

  • shelby hurst & denny neville

    $250

  • Jude, Jaime, Chris, and Baby Trahant

    $25

  • Kevin Plunkett

    $50

  • Lacey Gallagher

    $50

  • Kelly Covington

    $20

  • Jill and Bobby

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $217

  • Robin Terry

    $25

  • Molly Gallagher

    $30

  • Caitlin Speck

     

  • Amy Simpson

    $35

  • Christine Sullivan

    $50

  • Greg and Sara Lane

    $25

  • Shanna O'Malley

    $25

  • Jen, Brian, and Sophia Benson

    $50

  • Colean and Walt Cody

    $30

  • Jonathan Rae

    $100

  • James and Barbara Keohane

    $100

  • Collins Family Living Trust

    $100

  • Richard Niland

    $25

  • John Traverse

    $500

  • Virginia Flynn

    $50

  • Albert Fitzgerald

    $500

  • Krista

     

  • John & Maureen Antonelli

    $250

  • Clifford Flynn

    $100

  • The O'Maoilmhaiagh's

    $50

  • Melinda Quinlan

    $50

  • MaryEllen Benson

    $100

  • The Byron's

    $200

  • Mom and Dad

    $500

  • Matthew Gibbons

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Whitey & Sam

    $25

  • Jeanne Ferris

    $50

  • John and Maureen Traverse

    $100

  • Carolyn and Robert Fitzgerald

    $50

  • Avery and Emerson

    $50

  • Edward Keohane

    $250

  • Liam Staunton

    $100

  • Mary Sullivan

    $100

  • Paul Coughlin

    $100

  • Ed Marshall

     

  • Francine Jeffers

     

  • Nichole Mikshenas

    $25

  • Your favorite (ex) Milwood resident :)

    $50

  • Alayne and Ryan

    $50

  • Jim and Jenny Walsh

    $50

  • Kenny and Dawn

    $100

  • John and Sara Connolly

    $50

  • Wayne McMann

    $100

  • Michael Cronin

    $100

  • Michael Traverse

    $40

  • Dick and Babs

    $100

  • Susan M. Collins

    $100

  • Joseph and Patricia Coughlin

    $50

  • Kathleen A. Plunkett

    $25

  • Michael P. Traverse

    $150

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The Team: $83,678 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Philip Frattaroli

Amount Raised

$31,452

 

120% Raised of $26,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matt Sbrogna

Amount Raised

$10,410

Fundraiser Title

Ram Viswanathan

Amount Raised

$7,587

 

126% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joshua Jabaut

Amount Raised

$7,255

 

97% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Charles Desourdy

Amount Raised

$6,750

Fundraiser Title

michael traverse

Amount Raised

$6,190

Fundraiser Title

Rob Carlin

Amount Raised

$5,780

 

116% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anna Serquina

Amount Raised

$4,514

 

90% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Michael P. Traverse

Michael P. Traverse

DONATION: $150

6 years ago

Susan M. Collins

Susan M. Collins

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Joseph and Patricia Coughlin

Joseph and Patricia Coughlin

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Kathleen A. Plunkett

Kathleen A. Plunkett

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Dick and Babs

Dick and Babs

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Michael Cronin

Michael Cronin

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Michael Traverse

Michael Traverse

DONATION: $40

6 years ago

Wayne McMann

Wayne McMann

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

John and Sara Connolly

John and Sara Connolly

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Kenny and Dawn

Kenny and Dawn

DONATION: $100

6 years ago