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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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$1,550

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  • Jeff and Elizabeth Shaver

     

  • Robin Ginsberg

     

  • Wayne and MB Westmoreland

     

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62% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $47,049 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Kirsten Vaughan

Amount Raised

$6,637

 

74% 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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Daniel Ruzow

Amount Raised

$2,943

 

74% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Michael Stern

Amount Raised

$2,932

 

59% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Billy Flint

Amount Raised

$2,868

 

7% Raised of $40,000 Goal

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Kate Johnson

Amount Raised

$2,801

 

62% Raised of $4,500 Goal

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Andrew Triolo

Amount Raised

$2,575

 

64% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Stephen Trynosky

Stephen Trynosky

God Bless you Michael. Your courage in the face of such adversity was an inspiration to me. 6 days ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Good Luck Wendy - Chris and Craig - NNE Marketing 2 weeks ago

The Griffins

The Griffins

2 weeks ago

Jackie Frigo

Jackie Frigo

3 weeks ago

Mary Beth McIntyre

Mary Beth McIntyre

3 weeks ago

Wayne and MB Westmoreland

Wayne and MB Westmoreland

MB and Wayne - Thank you for sponsoring me! I am so grateful for your support which has brought me one step closer to achieving my fund-raising goal. Each gift supports The ALS Association in our community. The Association is the only non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front, by leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. Once again, thank you for your generous support! I will run hard in November in memory of Michael. I am so grateful for our friendship. Love Wendy 3 weeks ago

Robin Ginsberg

Robin Ginsberg

Grest cause 3 weeks ago

Jeff and Elizabeth Shaver

Jeff and Elizabeth Shaver

In memory of Michael Murray 3 weeks ago

Richard Geiger

Richard Geiger

3 weeks ago

Jennifer Mitchell

Jennifer Mitchell

Miss you Michael! 3 weeks ago