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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

$3,413

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • Richie and RoseLee

     

  • Jennifer Mitchell

     

  • Richard Geiger

     

  • Jeff and Elizabeth Shaver

     

  • Robin Ginsberg

     

  • Wayne and MB Westmoreland

     

  • Mary Beth McIntyre

     

  • Jackie Frigo

     

  • The Griffins

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Stephen Trynosky

     

  • Felicia Revens

     

  • Robb and Debbie Jenkins

     

  • Joe Moye

     

  • Rebecca White

     

  • Shawn Cox

     

  • John & Lisa Bertolami

     

  • Teri Morrow

     

  • Evelyn Reading

     

  • Lee and Tina Gartley

     

  • Esther Pomeleo-Fowler

     

  • Jackie Aurigemma

     

  • Paula & Takis Soteropoulos

     

  • Pat Melchionno

     

  • Lauren McCarthy

     

  • The cow and the one w the cute tuckus

     

  • Charles F Flaherty

     

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137% Raised of $2,500 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

Charles F Flaherty

Charles F Flaherty

7 months ago

Lauren McCarthy

Lauren McCarthy

8 months ago

Pat Melchionno

Pat Melchionno

8 months ago

Paula & Takis Soteropoulos

Paula & Takis Soteropoulos

For Michael 8 months ago

Jackie Aurigemma

Jackie Aurigemma

8 months ago

Esther Pomeleo-Fowler

Esther Pomeleo-Fowler

8 months ago

Lee and Tina Gartley

Lee and Tina Gartley

8 months ago

Evelyn Reading

Evelyn Reading

8 months ago

Teri Morrow

Teri Morrow

8 months ago