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Jennifer Blechman's Fundraiser:

Team ALS | Running For A Cure | NYC 2014

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Jennifer Blechman

THE STORY:

My aunt Fran is living with ALS.

Fran is a life-long New Yorker, other than the few years she lived in DC for college, which happened to be when I was born. This was not only handy for free babysitting, but resulted in us bonding early on. Fran has always felt like a big sister to me, and as I got older, she became a true friend. Growing up, my sister Ali and I spent lots of time with Fran in New York, and one event we always heard about was the NY Marathon. Fran and her friends were loyal supporters, camped out at mile 7 with encouraging cheers and spirit, and no doubt a pitcher of cosmopolitans at their side, for the thousands of runners tromping by. Because of these stories over the years, I have always considered New York to be THE marathon. I started running more seriously 2 years ago, and tackled my first marathon last fall in Fairbanks with Ali. Running has been an amazing outlet for me for many reasons, and has helped immensely in keeping me refreshed with the challenging work I am doing in hospice and palliative care.

Ali and I never had the chance to watch the marathon with Fran, but this year are thrilled to run it in her honor, along with our cousin Eric, as part of Team ALS. It is a fund-raising event to help find effective treatments and work toward a cure for this terrible disease. I humbly ask you to consider making a donation in Fran’s honor.

We very much appreciate your support, and will be thinking of you along the way. You can be sure we will have a very special toast in your honor at the finish - with Cosmos, of course.

Many thanks!

$11,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tim Carney

    $500

  • Mauricio, Lisa, Josh and Ethan Michaels

    $100

  • Big Dreamer Loves Jenny!!!

     

  • LaCrosse

    $100

  • Anita Bose

    $250

  • Kalee and Theron

    $100

  • Dick & Karen Maunder

    $100

  • Dominique Tauzin

    $262

  • Kristi and Tim Holmberg

    $50

  • Heather Krantz and Rob Weiss

    $50

  • Aunt Fran

    $100

  • Lisa Uri

    $100

  • Diana Tomseth

    $100

  • Ellen Brown

    $100

  • Eric and Marlene Alexander

    $50

  • The Kraklacks

    $50

  • Shannon & Doug Campbell

    $100

  • Barry Blechman

    $2,000

  • Jeff W and Rosy H

    $100

  • Denise & Sean

    $100

  • Steve & Heather Kaisner

    $100

  • Peggy & Zed Reagan

    $100

  • Heidi Yeung

    $100

  • Maggie & Matt

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Rob and Marilyn Carney

    $100

  • Steve, Char, Lizzie, Finley and Jocko

    $100

  • Stu Johns/Rob Hakala

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kitty Bean Yancey

    $200

  • Rich Wolman

    $200

  • Jeremy & Nicola

    $100

  • Kelly Johnson

    $125

  • Vic and Kathy Utgoff

    $100

  • Fred Gober

    $100

  • Brett B. Lambert

    $250

  • Lisa, Marc, and Bodhi

    $100

  • Barbara Gems

    $50

  • Bill & Jeanette Almy

    $100

  • Lee and Astra Titus

    $50

  • muehling

    $50

  • Kevin, Jessica and Matilda

    $100

  • Joan & Elliott Eisenberg

    $100

  • Richard & Judy Raskin

    $50

  • harry shulman

    $100

  • Daniel Sharon

    $50

  • Judith Keefer

    $50

  • Helene and David Goldsmith

    $25

  • Bridgewater Advisors Inc.

    $50

  • Derek Meilman & Zeynep Kudatgobilik

    $350

  • Susan Radden

    $25

  • Rona Solomon

    $25

  • Roy Meilman

     

  • Debra Beneck & Ted Green

    $250

  • Roberta and Arnie Krumholz

    $50

  • Sue and Gene Bergoffen

    $100

  • Linette Moorman

     

  • Julie Lim/Lloyd Herman

    $50

  • Daryl and Michael Malter

    $250

  • Julie Lim/Lloyd Herman

    $50

  • Colleen McBrinn

    $50

  • Harriette Blechman

    $100

  • Estelle Wolman

    $100

  • Jim and Judy Crowell

    $75

  • Jackie & Harvey Hollander

     

  • Mary Crowley and John DeNatale

    $100

  • Patrick McDonnell/Northwest Imaging

    $100

  • Mike Waddick

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Fernando Kawai

    $30

  • Luke Pardini

    $20

  • Terri Freyermuth

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lisa Leary

    $100

  • Mackenzie & Robert Khristov

    $100

  • Cousin Andrew

    $63

  • Alan Bernstein

    $1,000

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110% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $191,802 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Eric Bernstein

Amount Raised

$29,619

 

113% Raised of $26,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristin & Erin Burke

Amount Raised

$11,820

 

131% Raised of $9,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Blechman

Amount Raised

$11,000

 

110% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

ali blechman

Amount Raised

$10,065

 

168% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristin Beyersdorf

Amount Raised

$10,050

 

251% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Leanne Pirnak

Amount Raised

$9,635

 

275% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meghan Grossman

Amount Raised

$8,300

 

237% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Derek Rusinak

Amount Raised

$6,976

 

127% Raised of $5,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Alan Bernstein

Alan Bernstein

DONATION: $1,000

Love you for doing this. You are the best niece anyone could hope for, next to Emmie and Ali, of course!!! 3 years ago

Cousin Andrew

Cousin Andrew

DONATION: $63

3 years ago

Mackenzie & Robert Khristov

Mackenzie & Robert Khristov

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Lisa Leary

Lisa Leary

DONATION: $100

Way to go Jenny! What a wonderful cause you are running for. I'll be thinking of you and Fran. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Terri Freyermuth

Terri Freyermuth

DONATION: $20

I know that your aunt must be very proud of you, Jenny, for so many reasons! My heart and thoughts will be with you during the marathon. God bless you and your family. 3 years ago

Luke Pardini

Luke Pardini

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Fernando Kawai

Fernando Kawai

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Best of Luck, Jenny! 3 years ago

Mike Waddick

Mike Waddick

DONATION: $100

3 years ago