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Daniel Ruzow's Fundraiser:

2017 TCS New York City Marathon

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Half Way There!
August 15, 2017

Wow! That is all I can say. The fact that I was able to get to 50% of my goal this quickly just shows how amazing my friends and family are!  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

$2,400

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

     

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60% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $44,712 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Kirsten Vaughan

Amount Raised

$6,386

 

71% Raised of $9,000 Goal

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Eric Bernstein

Amount Raised

$4,841

 

2% Raised of $262,000 Goal

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Evan Walker

Amount Raised

$3,124

 

62% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Michael Stern

Amount Raised

$2,882

 

58% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Andrew Triolo

Amount Raised

$2,575

 

64% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Kate Johnson

Amount Raised

$2,551

 

57% Raised of $4,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Haley O'Sullivan

Amount Raised

$2,462

 

62% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Daniel Ruzow

Amount Raised

$2,400

 

60% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Danielle Krachie

Danielle Krachie

Good luck!! ð???ð??»ð???ð??» 5 hours ago

Rebecca and Mollie Suss

Rebecca and Mollie Suss

17 hours ago

Karina & Ongun

Karina & Ongun

20 hours ago

Ryan and Mandy

Ryan and Mandy

1 day ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 day ago

Layups 4 Life - Dan Exter & Dana Levine

Layups 4 Life - Dan Exter & Dana Levine

1 day ago

Josh, Stephanie, and Phoebe Maszle

Josh, Stephanie, and Phoebe Maszle

2 days ago

The Greens

The Greens

Happy Birthday Dan! We love you! 2 days ago

Steve Wechsler

Steve Wechsler

In memory of Grandma Jo 2 days ago

Kristin Ochs

Kristin Ochs

Go Ruzow!!! Happy Birthday! 2 days ago