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ALS Association Orange County Chapter-LA Marathon

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BENEFITING: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association

EVENT DATE: Mar 19, 2017

Eryn Blythe

THE STORY:

On March 17th The ALS Association Orange County Chapter will be participating in The Los Angeles Marathon, in an effort to raise awareness and funds for ALS research.

For the past 19 years we have selected a person diagnosed with ALS to be pushed the entire 26.2 miles, showing the world that ALS will not stop us from living and achieving the seemingly impossible.

This year's marathoner is Eryn Blythe. Eryn is 39 years old, and when she was 6 months pregnant with her second child, she began to notice slight weakness in her left hand. She first thought it was something benign and pregnancy related. Luckily, her doctors recognized some of the symptoms, and began their diagnosis. In March 2014, one month prior to her baby being born, she was asked to come in to see her OB the following day. While waiting for the doctor, all of the lights in the building went out except for the one spotlight in her exam room. Sitting there in the almost dark, with her husband at her side, in a cold hospital gown, she was told that her baby was healthy and strong, but that she would most likely not be there to see either of her children start school, let alone finish it.

Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, Charcot's disease, and motor neuron disease (MND), attacks certain cells in the brain and spinal cord needed to keep our muscles moving. The senses, including hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch, are not affected by ALS. Most people with ALS live 2-5 years after their first signs of disease. About 10% of people with ALS survive at least 10 years. This variable rate of disease progression makes prognosis difficult to predict and therapies challenging to develop.

Currently, there is only a single medicine for specifically treating ALS - riluzole. The drug, marketed by Sanofi-Aventis under the name Rilutek, extends survival by only about 2 to 3 months.

With your donation, you will not only support Eryn in this once in a life time activity, but you’ll also be helping to create a world without ALS. Every penny raised will go directly to research.  Together we can take steps towards a cure.

 

 

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$5,765

MONEY RAISED
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  • Heike

    $25

  • Kristin Schlick

    $50

  • Meg Macdonald

     

  • Brent, Sue and John Turner

     

  • Cristine Hamilton

    $100

  • Lynda Hartson

    $50

  • Douglas and Susan Stradling

    $25

  • Susan and Don

    $250

  • Orange County Hockey Club

    $50

  • OCHC

    $25

  • Robyn Criswell & Randy Baggett

     

  • Georges St Medina

    $50

  • Staci Randal

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kent and Cindy Schlick

    $100

  • Tiana

    $20

  • Teresa Ramos

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • JMAR

    $60

  • Tara Goble

    $100

  • LIZ SOTO

    $25

  • Julia Louise-Northrop Prentice

     

  • The Hanser Maynard Family

    $100

  • Ty Northrop

    $100

  • Brittany Fox

    $25

  • Ben Cruz

    $35

  • Sakina Hassan

    $40

  • Roseann Cedillo

    $25

  • Laura Gosselin

    $400

  • Mary Colleen Allen

    $300

  • Lindsay Valerio

    $25

  • Akenita

    $40

  • Joe Williams

     

  • Angela Anthony

    $20

  • Kathy and Tim Northrop

     

  • Julianna Pyott

    $500

  • Dee Cinquegrani

    $100

  • Sally n Tito Cruz

    $27

  • Borboa Family

    $25

  • Amanda Caloca

    $50

  • Leslie Valerio

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Goose

    $25

  • The Chacon Family

    $20

  • Erika Altieri

    $25

  • Mom and Dad

    $50

  • Charlie and Lorraine Lehman

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Eric Mai

     

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Russell Simpkins

    $100

  • Cullen Hennessy

    $50

  • Eryn Criswell Blythe

    $100

  • Punk

     

  • Alan

    $25

  • Jeff Smith

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Camila

    $20

  • Tasha

    $80

  • Albert Schade

    $50

  • Lisa Sutherland

    $100

  • Nancy Sugikawa

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Ruth Choi

    $100

  • Jane

    $100

  • Cynthia Wang

    $100

  • Martin Jensen and Nicole Taylor

     

  • Helen Liu

    $25

  • Jessica Darden

    $50

  • Gloria Davis

    $25

  • Tim Marecki

    $50

  • Suzanne Tani

    $50

  • Doug Mills

    $100

  • Rachelle Klein

    $250

  • DANA OMIELA

    $25

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12% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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The Team: $5,765 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Dulita Northrop

Amount Raised

$2,180

 

109% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Eryn Blythe

Amount Raised

$1,385

 

3% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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Ruth Choi

Amount Raised

$925

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Greg Lehman

Amount Raised

$750

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Michael Herrera

Amount Raised

$245

 

25% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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UCLA Men's Waterpolo

Amount Raised

$200

 

8% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Tim Braham

Amount Raised

$80

 

16% Raised of $500 Goal

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aunt kary schlick

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Donor Comments

DANA OMIELA

DANA OMIELA

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Rachelle Klein

Rachelle Klein

DONATION: $250

In memory of my dear Mom, Mary Kay Fry. A wonderful woman taken too soon from us. 1 month ago

Doug Mills

Doug Mills

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Suzanne Tani

Suzanne Tani

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Tim Marecki

Tim Marecki

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Gloria Davis

Gloria Davis

DONATION: $25

Donated to Erin in honor of the Mcfadin family 1 month ago

Jessica Darden

Jessica Darden

DONATION: $50

I love you! You are incredible and an inspiration to me every day! 1 month ago

Helen Liu

Helen Liu

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Martin Jensen and Nicole Taylor

Martin Jensen and Nicole Taylor

In honor or Eryn Blythe 1 month ago

Cynthia Wang

Cynthia Wang

DONATION: $100

1 month ago