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2017 TCS New York City Marathon

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THANK YOU!
October 31, 2017

Thank you to everyone who has made a contribution to my NYC marathon race campaign in support of the ALS Association.  I am truly grateful beyond  See more
Nicole Richards

THE STORY:

Let me just start by saying how incredibly excited I am to be running in one of the most world-renowned running races on behalf of the non-profit organization that is nearest and dearest to my heart.  On 11/5/2017, I, along with 50,000+ other runners from all over the world, will run 26.2 miles in the TCS New York City Marathon.  Every single step will be in memory of those who have bravely fought and lost their battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, and in honor of those who are currently fighting that battle.


As many of you know, I have been actively involved with the ALS Association for some time now and recently participated in my 5th Walk to Defeat ALS alongside friends and family. In addition to participating in several walks, I am also currently on the ALS Association committee in Charlotte and will soon take on the role of an ambassador for North Carolina's ALS Association chapter. In both roles, I am tasked with spreading awareness for this extremely debilitating disease that currently claims the lives of 100 percent of its victims, engaging volunteers for the various events that are held to benefit the ALS Association and the important work being done by this incredible organization, as well as assisting with fundraising efforts to support this extremely important cause.   


Aside from the fact that this cause is very near and dear to me and has directly impacted people that I love very much, I also became involved with the ALS Association because it is an incredible nonprofit organization that stands out above most others. Charity Navigator gives it an overall rating of almost 95/100, with a 93/100 financial rating and a 97/100 accountability and transparency rating.  Close to 80 percent of the organization’s total expenses are spent on the programs and services it delivers. I frequently donate to various organizations, so it is extremely important to me to know that my money is going primarily to the actual cause that I’m supporting, and I would never ask anyone to donate to an organization that didn’t put its programs and services above the bottom line.   


Many of you either directly participated in or witnessed friends, family members, and celebrities participate the Ice Bucket Challenge that swept the nation back in 2014. Over $115 million was raised as a result of the challenge, as compared with the $5 million raised by the ALS Association the year before. And there was a direct impact in the groundbreaking research being done to better understand the disease.


The ALS Association is positively contributing to the lives of those directly and indirectly impacted by this debilitating and devastating disease on a daily basis and is only able to do so through the kindness and generosity of its donors. If you are able, please consider making a donation (however small) to this extremely important cause. While an ALS diagnosis is still currently a death sentence, there is great hope that a cure will be found in our lifetime.


Every minute I spend training for and competing in the NYC marathon will be dedicated to the invididuals I personally know and all those I did not have a chance to know who have lost their lives to ALS, as well as anyone who is currently braving this disease or will in the future.  Your support means the world to me and to everyone impacted by ALS.  Thank you for stopping by!

$3,880

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anne

     

  • Tatiana Moreland

     

  • Jaren Sterkel

     

  • Leah Recht

     

  • Josh Luster

     

  • Christopher Morris

     

  • Teri

     

  • Shelley

     

  • Christopher Morris

     

  • Heather Freaney

     

  • Matthew Thomas Barran (The First)

     

  • Paula Cousino

     

  • Dana & Eric

     

  • Jess Kevin Ellie & James

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dave Richards

     

  • Adam & Jessica

     

  • Samantha Wilson

     

  • Kathy Ken Motsinger

     

  • Michelle Hantoot

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • T. Angtuaco

     

  • Eddie Vedder

     

  • Cousin Mary

     

  • Ben

     

  • Julia De France

     

  • Jennifer Marquart

     

  • Julie Lynch

     

  • Layne McGuire

     

  • Daddy Keith

     

  • Margaret Holley

     

  • Chris Morris

     

  • Robert Peterkin

     

  • Kathy Richards

     

  • The Charlotte Burkitt Family

     

  • Steven Palmer

     

  • Sue radziewicz

     

  • Laurie Khan

     

  • Laura Denton

     

  • Mark and Paula Reed

     

  • Nick

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Stacey Fano

     

  • Aubrey Strippy

     

  • The Barans

     

  • Marcus family

     

  • Meg Quintana

     

  • John Bono

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mary and Chuck

     

  • Mucci Family

     

  • Jane Bachert

     

  • John-Paul Henry

     

  • Marianne Brooks

     

  • Missy Wiggins

     

  • Rebecca Plotzke

     

  • James McGarvey

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ashlee Nelson

     

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97% Raised of $4,000 Goal

The Team: $200,715 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Eric Bernstein

Amount Raised

$35,781

 

102% Raised of $35,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kirsten Vaughan

Amount Raised

$19,415

 

114% Raised of $17,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Billy Flint

Amount Raised

$10,833

 

27% Raised of $40,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jared Barlow

Amount Raised

$7,683

Fundraiser Title

Barbara Belch

Amount Raised

$6,650

Fundraiser Title

Daegan Benison

Amount Raised

$6,505

Fundraiser Title

Julia Trencher

Amount Raised

$5,392

 

90% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Stern

Amount Raised

$4,850

 

97% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Ashlee Nelson

Ashlee Nelson

Congrats on an amazing accomplishment! 5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 months ago

James McGarvey

James McGarvey

Congratulations! Awesome accomplishment and a great cause! 5 months ago

Rebecca Plotzke

Rebecca Plotzke

5 months ago

Missy Wiggins

Missy Wiggins

Thank you Nicole for supporting this wonderful cause. And congrats on finishing the marathon....you rocked it! 5 months ago

Marianne Brooks

Marianne Brooks

5 months ago

John-Paul Henry

John-Paul Henry

So proud of you, and this accomplishment, Nikki! love you! 5 months ago

Jane Bachert

Jane Bachert

6 months ago

Mucci Family

Mucci Family

6 months ago

Mary and Chuck

Mary and Chuck

6 months ago