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Daniel Ruzow's Fundraiser:

2017 TCS New York City Marathon

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We're Within Reach!
August 28, 2017

The fruits of our labor from the birthday fundraiser have hit the page and therefore, I am at 86%, and almost $3,500 total!!! WOOHOO! Thank you  See more
Daniel Ruzow

THE STORY:

Why do you want to run that far? I get that question a lot.
My answer is two-fold.

First, I'm a runner, I'm turning 30 years old this year, and I have always wanted to be a part of the running fraternity that has completed a marathon; and more importantly, the New York City Marathon. Simple enough reasons to run a marathon for sure. But why then am I running to raise money for ALS?
Again, a simple answer for that would be that it is a cause worth raising money for; but there is more.


I am running for Bill.

Bill Wechsler, is Steve Wechsler's dad. Steve is one of my best friends from Ithaca College, where we met.  While I have only met Bill a couple of times, it is just through those few times that will show you that he is an amazing man.  He's a devoted husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, teacher, and friend.  He is also living with ALS.

When Steve told me the news that Bill was in fact diagnosed with ALS, it was hard to hear.  I had known it was a possibility with Bill's mother also having the disease and passing from it.  It was simply that thought that it couldn't happen to someone you actually knew.  I remember when Steve told me, and how horrible I felt...thinking that there was nothing I could do.  I then was reminded of the Sharon Timlin 5K to Cure ALS run that the whole Wechsler family and their friends would participate in.  And while I could not be there physically to participate in the run, I have been donating to the cause each year I have known of it.
So now I have decided to step up my efforts to help.  By running the NYC Marathon with Team ALS, I have pledged to raise a minimum of $4,000 to help fight this wicked disease.
Seeing the pure joy on Steve and Bill's faces when Steve crossed the Boston Marathon finish line (completing his marathon trifecta) makes it even more important that we find a cure (find the picture on Facebook if you haven't seen it).  On that same day, Bill became a grandfather for the first time when his eldest son Michael and wife Megan welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world and I am looking forward to the day that Bill congratulates her as she crosses a finish line too.  Or maybe Steve and his wife PJ will give us another Wechsler to run (not trying to add any pressure guys ;) )?

So please, donate all you can. ALS is a disease worth donating towards as there is currently no cure for it.... but with your help, we can get there!

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To This Fundraiser

$3,638

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bobby Kissel

     

  • Allyson and Isaac

     

  • Mike Wechsler, Megan Keenan and Lucy

     

  • aunt nan and uncle oolie

     

  • Steve and PJ

     

  • Laney & Harold Becker

     

  • Deenie & David Ruzow

     

  • Kristen Cute

     

  • Emily and Dan <3

     

  • Emily Albert

     

  • Alli

     

  • Jaclyn & Tim

     

  • beth and ted

     

  • Abbey

     

  • Lida Keltz

     

  • Wyatt and Elin

     

  • Laney & Harold Becker

     

  • aunt nan and uncle raul

     

  • Asaf and Gila

     

  • Bill Wechsler and Chris

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lucille Goldsmith

     

  • Toby and Steve Radwan

     

  • Nancy and Michael

     

  • Aunt Sue & family

     

  • Samantha Winkelman

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jen Radwan

     

  • Kristin Ochs

     

  • Steve Wechsler

     

  • The Greens

     

  • Josh, Stephanie, and Phoebe Maszle

     

  • Layups 4 Life - Dan Exter & Dana Levine

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ryan and Mandy

     

  • Karina & Ongun

     

  • Rebecca and Mollie Suss

     

  • Danielle Krachie

     

  • Alissa Nigro

     

  • Matt DeLeonardis

     

  • Meryle, David, Stephanie & Stacey Lefkowitz

     

  • Jamie, Greg, Logan & Penelope Radwan

     

  • Julia, Zach, Hannah and Jared

     

  • Kate Scanlon

     

  • Kris

     

  • Adam Metzendorf

     

  • Grandma Barbara & Grandpa Ray

     

  • Sam Gergen

     

  • Birthday Fundraiser!

     

  • Meryl & Stephen Adler

     

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91% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $85,380 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Eric Bernstein

Amount Raised

$10,625

 

4% Raised of $262,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kirsten Vaughan

Amount Raised

$8,132

 

81% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Billy Flint

Amount Raised

$7,898

 

20% Raised of $40,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Stern

Amount Raised

$4,471

 

89% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Colby Liz

Amount Raised

$4,196

 

105% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Haley O'Sullivan

Amount Raised

$3,837

 

96% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Ruzow

Amount Raised

$3,638

 

91% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Triolo

Amount Raised

$3,470

 

87% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Meryl & Stephen Adler

Meryl & Stephen Adler

3 weeks ago

Birthday Fundraiser!

Birthday Fundraiser!

4 weeks ago

Sam Gergen

Sam Gergen

1 month ago

Grandma Barbara & Grandpa Ray

Grandma Barbara & Grandpa Ray

1 month ago

Adam Metzendorf

Adam Metzendorf

Happy bday, good luck! 1 month ago

Kris

Kris

You are a rockstar. Good luck!! 1 month ago

Kate Scanlon

Kate Scanlon

1 month ago

Julia, Zach, Hannah and Jared

Julia, Zach, Hannah and Jared

Go Danny!!! Happy 30th 1 month ago

Jamie, Greg, Logan & Penelope Radwan

Jamie, Greg, Logan & Penelope Radwan

1 month ago

Meryle, David, Stephanie & Stacey Lefkowitz

Meryle, David, Stephanie & Stacey Lefkowitz

1 month ago