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Wake Up Narcolepsy 2014 Boston Marathon $100,000 Goal

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BENEFITING: WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC

ORGANIZER: WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

David Gow

THE STORY:

Dave Gow

Worcester, MA

Parther, Ernst & Young

My goal: $26,500, a thousand for every mile

On Monday, April 21, 2014, I’ll run the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon for Wake Up Narcolepsy (WUN) and for the millions worldwide living with narcolepsy, including my16-year-old son. Yes, I am running again. Unfortunately last year I was stopped less than half a mile from the finish line because of the tragic bombings. I really want to finish the marathon showing my son that anything is possible.

Six years ago this spring, he was diagnosed with narcolepsy and cataplexy, a sleep/wake neurological disorder. He has the classic case of narcolepsy: his symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations, and sleep paralysis. I have three children, who I love dearly and would do anything for. So committing to run the Boston Marathon for WUN is something I want to do, something I’m compelled to do.

Training and running the Marathon will push me beyond any sort of comfort zone I have, but if this gesture can help improve my son’s life and the lives of others with narcolepsy, then I’m excited for the challenge. I watch my son struggle with narcolepsy and realize no matter how challenging a single marathon will be, it’s nothing compared with the challenges he faces each and every day. Like every other part of his life, he is facing this devastating condition with grace and maturity, an outlook that I consider heroic.

The funds I raise through my Boston Marathon efforts will be donated to support narcolepsy research. I’ve set a personal fundraising goal of $26,200, a thousand for every mile of the marathon.

I hope you all will support me on my last marathon. Thank you for your support and interest!

$28,566

MONEY RAISED
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  • Karen Roy

    $25

  • Nick Bueti

    $500

  • The Langevins

    $50

  • Robert Mack

    $100

  • The Standish Family

    $250

  • karin lagerlund

    $250

  • Gail, Tyler & Riley

    $500

  • Jon & Jen Potokin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Paul Mahassel

    $75

  • Jennifer Heay

    $100

  • Jeff and Heather Keay

    $500

  • Margaret Maddaloni

    $50

  • jay and judy bath

    $100

  • Vickie and Bob Thebeau

    $100

  • The Doherty Family

    $50

  • John Doyle

    $100

  • John & Michelle Gray

    $50

  • Brad and Lara Morris

    $100

  • Connie Cochran

    $25

  • Nikki & Pete

    $100

  • Brenda Andress

    $50

  • Carlos Paz-Soldan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Scott & Lindsay Campbell

    $100

  • Michael Cooke

    $75

  • Dick and Beth Lightbown

    $25

  • T.S.E. Management Services Inc.

    $100

  • Judy and Mark roy

    $100

  • Karen Golz & Roman Lubynsky

    $200

  • Dayton & Leslie Nordin

    $200

  • Jeremy Foss

    $100

  • McKay Family

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Durkin Family

    $200

  • Doug Jure

    $100

  • Christopher Doyle

    $100

  • Terry and Susan Iles

    $100

  • Bob and Beth Healey

    $250

  • Nick G.

    $200

  • Frances Leahy

    $100

  • Peter McKay

    $1,500

  • Joseph Zenobio

    $200

  • Catford

    $100

  • Mallett Family

    $100

  • Bill MacDonald

    $100

  • Barbara Redmond

    $50

  • Joan McCalla

    $75

  • Kyle Burrell

    $100

  • 120.00

    $120

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • T.J., Bonnie, Taryn & Trevor Ryan

    $250

  • Lois Grubb

    $100

  • Ted Freedman

    $200

  • Nancy and Joel Altobelo

    $500

  • Bruce Hempell

    $30

  • Jill Stivers

    $50

  • Mary Lou and Steve

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tony Cobuzzi

    $150

  • The Dohertys

    $50

  • Michelle Lamoureux

    $30

  • Hasan & Zenab Naqvi

    $40

  • Laura & Pat Fabrizio

     

  • Julie Schultze

     

  • Steve & Kate Markos

    $200

  • The Lemieux Family

    $25

  • The Inmans

    $50

  • Brian Sollinger

    $250

  • MacAskill Family

    $1,000

  • The John Cosgrove Family

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Julie and Peter Caputi

    $50

  • Tozeski Family

    $100

  • Kevin and Katie Holmes

    $250

  • Greg Galeaz

    $250

  • GreenLine Magazine

    $525

  • C. Thomas

    $50

  • Tony and Kerri Capela

     

  • The O'Connell Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Gordon Gow

    $500

  • E

    $180

  • Zimmerman Family

    $500

  • Lehan Family

    $100

  • Carl and Colleen

    $400

  • Mary & Colin lewis

    $25

  • Thomas Family

    $250

  • Diane Tobia

    $100

  • Ben,Jamie,David and Anne Risi

    $200

  • John McCarthy

    $50

  • Nicole Gourley

    $20

  • Kerry McGrath

    $30

  • Ross Rowan-Legg

    $50

  • Constantino Richards Rizzo

    $500

  • William Durkin

    $100

  • Dian Hancock

    $25

  • Debbie Potokin-Loperfito

    $50

  • Danna Peterson

    $100

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108% Raised of $26,500 Goal

The Team: $84,734 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

David Gow

Amount Raised

$28,566

 

108% Raised of $26,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ernie Freedman

Amount Raised

$17,593

 

176% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cherie Johnson

Amount Raised

$6,840

 

137% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katie Goode

Amount Raised

$5,804

 

116% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Justin Ferguson

Amount Raised

$5,070

 

101% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephen Smith

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lalita Bumpen

Amount Raised

$4,833

 

97% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alysia Steinmann

Amount Raised

$3,875

 

78% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Danna Peterson

Danna Peterson

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Debbie Potokin-Loperfito

Debbie Potokin-Loperfito

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Dian Hancock

Dian Hancock

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

William Durkin

William Durkin

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Constantino Richards Rizzo

Constantino Richards Rizzo

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Ross Rowan-Legg

Ross Rowan-Legg

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Kerry McGrath

Kerry McGrath

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Nicole Gourley

Nicole Gourley

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

John McCarthy

John McCarthy

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Ben,Jamie,David and Anne Risi

Ben,Jamie,David and Anne Risi

DONATION: $200

Way to go Uncle Dave! 4 years ago