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Anna Marr's Fundraiser:

Running to support the Josephine and John Marr Alzheimer's Research Fund at BWH

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BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital

ORGANIZER: Brigham and Women's Hospital

EVENT DATE: Oct 04, 2015

Anna Marr

THE STORY:

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Dear Friends:

We are running in the Maine Marathon on October 4th to raise money for The John and Josephine Marr Alzheimer's Foundation. We are asking for your support with this effort.

Our grandmother, Josephine aka Penie was diagnosed with Alzheimer's several years ago and is nowin the late stages of this disease. The fund is the genesis of our grandfather, John Marr, who is his wife's primary care-giver.  In the face of this horrible disease, he has shown incredible devotion and strength.  Not only has he committed his life to keeping his wife comfortable with her dignity ensured, he carefully sought out the most promising Alzheimer's research effort in hopes to spare the next generations from thishorrible disease.  In this search he found Dr. Reisa Sperling and Dr. Dennis Selkoe of Brigham and Women's Hospital.

They have made great strides and their end goal is to diagnose and then treat AD in the pre-symptomatic stages!

 

I hope I can count on you to support my run by contributing to this very important cause. All gifts are tax deductible and may even be eligible to be matched by your employer. If you would prefer to make an online donation, you can do so on my personal fundraising page at 

https://www.crowdrise.com/2015mainemarathon/fundraiser/annamarr1

Checks should be made payable to Brigham and Women’s Hospital and mailed to Anna (with her name in the memo line) at:

 

Anna Marr

15 Roosevelt Ave.

Larchmont, NY 10538 

 

Our inspiration, as we train, comes from watching my grandfather deal so courageously and lovingly with his wife's illness. His example has generated a call to action within the family and to friends bringing us together in this effort of hope and optimism.   

We believe in this cause and we have great faith that one day Penie's fate, and millions of other's struck with Alzheimer's, will be a thing of the past.

We encourage you to click on the link I provide below to learn more about the research and the cause. 

www.bwhgiving.org/MarrFund

 

From the bottom of our hearts, we are grateful for your support.

 

Warm Regards,

Matthew, Meghan, Anna, and Olivia Marr

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To This Fundraiser

$560

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lynn Greenberg

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Meaghan Fitzgerald

    $25

  • Daniel Dickstein

     

  • Clare Sutphin

    $20

  • Abbey, Steve and Emily Straus

     

  • Phoebe Hanley

    $50

  • Gabe Klein

    $25

  • David and Betsy Berliner

    $100

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140% Raised of $400 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $131,485 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Abby Psyhogeos

Amount Raised

$19,964

 

399% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Andrea Casanueva

Amount Raised

$18,863

 

629% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Jennifer Marr

Amount Raised

$18,373

 

919% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Nellie Honan

Amount Raised

$10,875

 

136% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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Lisa and Bill Marr

Amount Raised

$8,375

 

168% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Charlie Marr

Amount Raised

$6,550

 

218% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Konrad Martin

Amount Raised

$5,679

 

189% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Brigham and Women's Hospital

Amount Raised

$4,557

 

6% Raised of $75,000 Goal

Donor Comments

David and Betsy Berliner

David and Betsy Berliner

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Gabe Klein

Gabe Klein

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Phoebe Hanley

Phoebe Hanley

DONATION: $50

DO IT LADIES. Love to you all. #town #ftb #illclaimlejjjj #savage #dahhk #ghetto #rollboney #nextquestion #hardo #haas #tony 3 years ago

Abbey, Steve and Emily Straus

Abbey, Steve and Emily Straus

3 years ago

Clare Sutphin

Clare Sutphin

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Daniel Dickstein

Daniel Dickstein

In honor of Josephine Marr and Maxine Dickstein 3 years ago

Meaghan Fitzgerald

Meaghan Fitzgerald

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Lynn Greenberg

Lynn Greenberg

DONATION: $20

Sending my support from the UK! Best of luck! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago