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2017 TCS New York City Marathon

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Wendy Fox

THE STORY:

I am honored to have joined the ALS 'Running 4 A Cure' team and running the 2017 NYC Marathon in memory of my friend Michael Murray to help find a cure for this devastating disease.  


On Friday July 21st my dear friend Michael lost his courageous battle with ALS.  It was almost 5 years ago when Michael was diagnosed with ALS and he and his family were told that his life expectancy was 2-5 years and he would become completely paralyzed.  The Murray family had to watch their dad/son/husband loose movement of almost all of his muscles and only able to stay alive with the use of a ventilator and a feeding tube.  At the time of this diagnosis, Michael had a successful career as a senior software development manager, was a loving and super involved father, avid sports fan (never missed a Maryland game) and he and family enjoyed travelling (Disney and the beach were Michael's favorites).    


Over the past few weeks, Michael has been in unbearable pain and has been losing facial muscles that would cause him to eventually be “locked in”. He knew the end was coming and told his wife Dean that he was at peace and ready to go home and meet his maker and be made whole again.  On July 21st, Dena lost the love of her life, Matthew (age 12) and Madison (age 8) lost their dad, Mike’s parents lost their son and so many of us lost a dear friend.  


There still is no cure or real substantive treatment for this awful disease and I am more determined than ever to do my part in helping to raise money so others do not have to endure like Murray family or suffer as Michael had.   I really appreciate your support and contributions. Thank you.   Love, Wendy

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111% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $131,524 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Eric Bernstein

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$17,350

 

7% Raised of $262,000 Goal

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Kirsten Vaughan

Amount Raised

$11,552

 

68% Raised of $17,000 Goal

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Billy Flint

Amount Raised

$9,158

 

23% Raised of $40,000 Goal

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Julia Trencher

Amount Raised

$4,756

 

95% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Michael Stern

Amount Raised

$4,691

 

94% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Colby Liz

Amount Raised

$4,446

 

111% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Barbara Belch

Amount Raised

$4,325

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Sarah Pierson

Amount Raised

$4,165

 

104% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Pat Melchionno

Pat Melchionno

2 weeks ago

Paula & Takis Soteropoulos

Paula & Takis Soteropoulos

For Michael 2 weeks ago

Jackie Aurigemma

Jackie Aurigemma

2 weeks ago

Esther Pomeleo-Fowler

Esther Pomeleo-Fowler

2 weeks ago

Lee and Tina Gartley

Lee and Tina Gartley

2 weeks ago

Evelyn Reading

Evelyn Reading

2 weeks ago

Teri Morrow

Teri Morrow

2 weeks ago

John & Lisa Bertolami

John & Lisa Bertolami

Good Luck Wendy! Great cause! 2 weeks ago

Shawn Cox

Shawn Cox

In memory of Michael Murray 2 weeks ago

Rebecca White

Rebecca White

2 weeks ago