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A-T Ease Foundation NYC 2013

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BENEFITING: A-T Ease Foundation

ORGANIZER: A-T Ease Foundation

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

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THE STORY:

A-T Ease Foundation is proud to be a Community Charity Partner in the 2013 ING New York City Marathon!!



A-T Ease Foundation is asking runners to make a difference in the lives of children with Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T).  Funds raised by participants will support our mission to find a cure for Ataxia-Telangiectasia and to assist individuals with A-T and their families.

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Our Story

In 2001 we received some grave news: two precious boys had been diagnosed with an incurable, debilitating, and rare genetic disorder.

Together with friends and family, we formed A-T Ease Foundation to assist children with A-T and their families, to educate the public about A-T, and, through its generosity, to help fund related research programs throughout the world.

A-T Ease consists entirely of committed volunteers dedicated to find a cure. Monies raised are applied towards our mission and not toward paying salaries.

 

Ataxia-Telangiectasia
Ataxia-Telangiectasia ("A-T") is a rare inherited disorder that affects the nervous and immune systems, as well as other body systems. A-T is characterized by progressive difficulty with coordinating movements (ataxia) and also small clusters of enlarged blood vessels (telangiectases), which occur in the eyes and on the surface of the skin. Individuals with A-T often have weakened immune systems, increased risk of developing cancer and are very sensitive to the effects of radiation exposure.

Ataxia
Lack of muscular control.

Telangiectasia
Telangiectases are tiny red spider veins which appear in the eyes and on the surface of the skin.

FAQs

What is A-T?

First identified in 1957, Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T) is a rare genetic disorder that attacks children. It is a degenerative, multi-system disease that affects the neurological and immune systems of children that carry two copies of a defective A-T gene. Although an estimated 2.5 million U.S. residents carry the A-T gene, it is considered a recessive genetic disorder because carriers do not exhibit symptoms. Even more significant, two unsuspecting carriers have a 25% chance of bearing a child with A-T with each pregnancy. Little is known about the disease and misdiagnoses are common.

The gene which is responsible for A-T interacts with cell proteins to repair DNA. When the gene is mutated, it is unable to send signals to repair damaged DNA which results in the progressive breakdown in an A-T child's systems.


 

How Does A-T Affect You?

A-T exhibits features that are of major concern in medicine today: cancer susceptibility, immune deficiency, progressive neurological deterioration, and premature aging.

10% of A-T patients develop cancer including leukemias and lymphomas.
A-T patients suffer from progressive breakdown of the immune system that is relevant to other immunodeficiencies including AIDS.
A-T patients experience degeneration of brain cells similar to individuals suffering from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases

Our Mission

A-T Ease Foundation was created to:

Build awareness of A-T.
Raise funds to sponsor research into the treatment of, and finding a cure for, A-T.
Educate the general public and the medical community about A-T.
Provide A-T children and their families with resources for medical treatment and support services.

A-T Ease Foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, not-for-profit corporation. All donations are tax deductible.

 

 

$3,036

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jennifer Simoneau

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Randi

    $25

  • Your neighbors - Julia and Joe Nagy

    $25

  • Dena

    $50

  • Jean Soldo

    $25

  • Kevin Kline

    $25

  • Jennifer Kamnitsis

    $50

  • Nancy Murray

    $50

  • Chrissy Tongring

     

  • Karen Verbenko

    $20

  • Thomas Putnam

    $100

  • Winifred Cogger

    $25

  • Adonis Buelo

    $30

  • Mary Reuter

    $10

  • Sandra Krumich

    $25

  • Joyce Lee Canning

    $50

  • Katherine Lipman

    $100

  • Jeannette Juliano

    $25

  • Carol Alleva

    $10

  • Betty Giaimo

    $25

  • Sandra Kersey

    $75

  • Moira and Dave Ganun

    $85

  • Karen Feeney

    $50

  • Ray Castellano

    $40

  • Carol Kealy

    $200

  • Audrey Lucassen

    $200

  • Susan Karpenski

    $300

  • Lynn Luster

    $25

  • Jason and Peggy

    $50

  • Christine Boss

    $75

  • Peter Kelly

    $50

  • Fior Bruton

    $25

  • BAR NITE

    $545

  • Kathy Dennison

    $50

  • Usha Changa

    $25

  • Craig & Jill Campbell

    $50

  • Chester Dalgewicz

    $50

  • Gil, Bree, Olivia and Gabriel

     

  • Eileen Puca

    $30

  • Jen#2

    $25

  • Tovah Segelman

    $15

  • Uncle Billy

    $25

  • Aunt Barbara

    $25

  • Grandma Bill

    $25

  • Your Mom

    $25

  • The Kaisers

    $50

  • Andrew Goldner

    $30

  • Carrie McG

    $25

  • Tara Moore

    $25

  • Jeff W

    $30

  • Scott Goldner

    $10

  • Loydra Travlos

    $26

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101% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $16,166 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Irene Bentley

Amount Raised

$3,472

 

116% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Brian Bill

Amount Raised

$3,383

 

113% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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David Qualls

Amount Raised

$3,245

 

108% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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jennifer kamnitsis

Amount Raised

$3,036

 

101% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Clayton Hill

Amount Raised

$3,030

 

101% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Scott Goldner

Scott Goldner

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Loydra Travlos

Loydra Travlos

DONATION: $26

4 years ago

Jeff W

Jeff W

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Tara Moore

Tara Moore

DONATION: $25

Great job Jen!! 4 years ago

Carrie McG

Carrie McG

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Andrew Goldner

Andrew Goldner

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

The Kaisers

The Kaisers

DONATION: $50

Good Luck this week, you will do great! Congratulations, what an amazing thing to do!! 4 years ago

Your Mom

Your Mom

DONATION: $25

For the last.2 and beyond the finish line, I will always be the angel on your wing and in your heart. Think of me when you need strength. 4 years ago

Grandma Bill

Grandma Bill

DONATION: $25

For miles 21-26, I'll be the angel on your shoulder. 4 years ago

Aunt Barbara

Aunt Barbara

DONATION: $25

for miles 11-20, i'll be the angel on your shoulder. 4 years ago