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Kieran McDonald's Fundraiser:

ALS NYC Half Marathon 2016

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Kieran McDonald

THE STORY:

ALS was first described in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn't until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national and international attention to the disease when he abruptly retired from baseball after being diagnosed with ALS. Most commonly, the disease strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70, and as many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time. When the motor neurons die in ALS patients, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. I am running this half marathon for my Aunt Ann Depuy who has lost most of her muscle control and has been battling the disease for the past two years. Her ability to stay positive and continue to fight given the circumstances is truly amazing. The ALS Association has committed more than $67 million to find effective treatments and a cure for Lou Gehrig's Disease. Their global research effort has helped increase the number of scientists working on ALS, advanced new discoveries and treatments, and has shed light on the complex genetic and environmental factors involved in ALS. I hope to help them in their mission with my fundraising efforts running the half marathon. 

~Kieran

ALS Association Greater New York Chapter wrote -

Team ALS is thrilled to once again be participating in the United Airlines New York City Half Marathon as an official Charity Partner. If you would like information on joining us an official member of Team ALS for this event, please contact Kristen Cocoman at cocoman@als-ny.org

GO TEAM ALS!

$2,200

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mer and Geoff Hunter

    $100

  • Evan Connell

    $25

  • Pat & Linda McDonald

    $250

  • Lauren

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Thomas Wood

    $100

  • Caroline Blake

    $40

  • Tonto

    $50

  • Matt Holman

    $50

  • Marcus Holman

     

  • Katherine Moriarty

    $50

  • Meghan Finlayson

    $25

  • Michael Allwin

     

  • David Emala

    $100

  • Karen & John Wood

    $100

  • Will Scroggs

    $50

  • Maggie Horgan

    $50

  • Elizabeth Wood

     

  • Claudia Kirkup

    $50

  • Levain Bakery

    $250

  • Montgomerys

    $75

  • Jane Lynch

    $25

  • Paul McBride

    $200

  • Barb and Bob Moriarty

    $100

  • Rob Moriarty

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ryan and Dani McDonald

    $100

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147% Raised of $1,500 Goal

The Team: $43,366 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Paige Machover

Amount Raised

$5,874

 

392% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Deleted Deleted

Amount Raised

$5,460

 

364% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Kuritzky

Amount Raised

$3,308

 

165% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Roselis Cortez-Landaverde

Amount Raised

$3,267

 

131% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Inessa Danilova

Amount Raised

$3,040

 

122% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Esther Sung

Amount Raised

$2,611

 

131% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ellie Levine

Amount Raised

$2,435

 

162% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kieran McDonald

Amount Raised

$2,200

 

147% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Ryan and Dani McDonald

Ryan and Dani McDonald

DONATION: $100

Great work Kier. Good luck with the run! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

For Ann Depuy 3 years ago

Rob Moriarty

Rob Moriarty

3 years ago

Barb and Bob Moriarty

Barb and Bob Moriarty

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Paul McBride

Paul McBride

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Montgomerys

Montgomerys

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Levain Bakery

Levain Bakery

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Claudia Kirkup

Claudia Kirkup

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Elizabeth Wood

Elizabeth Wood

3 years ago