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Roselis Cortez-Landaverde's Fundraiser:

ALS NYC Half Marathon 2016

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THE STORY:

I am excited to be part of Team ALS for the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon which will be held on March 20th, 2016.

This will be my FIRST half marathon.  Running is a sport that I have always loved; after many years off, I started running again this past summer, where I have found a whole new love and respect for the sport.

When deciding to run the NYC Half Marathon, I realized I had the opportunity to raise money while reaching a new personal goal, and what better incentive to do something than for charity!  I will run on behalf of Team ALS in honor of my dear friend, Chef Gerard Hayden. 

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal disease that affects 5,600 people in the US each year.  Gerry Hayden was diagnosed with this disease in December of 2010, and he passed in the late summer of 2015.  I am raising money in his honor.  I always knew of the disease but it wasn't until Gerry was diagnosed with it when I grew to understand how devastating it is.  The NY restaurant community lost an amazing chef, and I lost an amazing mentor and friend.  I was blessed to have known him, and he is greatly missed by family and friends.

The awareness and support that fundraisers and the Ice Bucket Challenge generated was outstanding, however, there is still a long way to go - and more importantly, there's still no cure. 

Just a few quick facts about ALS: 

- ALS is a fatal neuromuscular disease that causes progressive deterioration of the motor cells in the spinal cord and brain.  Thus the patient becomes progressively weak.  

- Simple tasks such as getting dressed, brushing teeth, smiling, standing, walking, speaking, and eventually breathing are lost.  YET the patient does remain mentally aware.

- There is no known cause or cure for ALS

- ALS can strike anyone

- Approximately 5,600 people in US are diagnosed each year

- Life expectancy of an ALS patient is 2-5 years from diagnosis

Your generous donations will go towards the ALS Association-Greater New York Chapter.  With your help, I hope to reach my goal of raising $2500 for Team ALS in support of their good research and advocacy work. 

No amount is too small! I am so appreciative of your belief in me and your aid in the fight against ALS!

Thank you for your support!

 

$3,267

MONEY RAISED
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  • Morsels in the Buff

    $25

  • Richie Contartesi

    $10

  • Alexandra Hauck

    $50

  • Tracy Shopkorn

    $150

  • Trina Rodríguez

    $25

  • Meaningfulpath.com

     

  • De Paula Family

    $25

  • Southwell

    $100

  • Marlon Suarez

    $250

  • Mike Negrin

     

  • Dixie Sisson

    $25

  • Ladd Boris

     

  • Emma Jacobs Breast Cancer Foundation - Taking Imitative To Survive

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chris Bradley

     

  • Snasdell Family

    $100

  • Krista Mitchell

     

  • Cabezon

    $50

  • Kerly Cortez

    $25

  • Cheryl and Scott

    $25

  • Benjamin De Angelis

     

  • Liz Pulaski

    $100

  • T DEAN

     

  • Jenny Landaverde

    $25

  • Ariel Woodiwiss

    $105

  • Rachel :)

    $50

  • Audrey Melofchik

    $100

  • Eddie Delgado

    $25

  • Argelia Garban

    $25

  • Marek Dawidowicz

    $25

  • Richard Pino

     

  • Andreina y Alexandra Yanes

    $25

  • Joe Marcotullio

    $100

  • Leo & Marleny Zavala

     

  • James Langton

    $25

  • john cari

    $200

  • Ektoras Binikos

    $25

  • Dallas

    $25

  • M L

    $50

  • Curt Clemenson

    $100

  • JCM

    $25

  • Jessica Fernandez

    $50

  • Paul & Carolyn Zweben

    $200

  • Laura Smith

    $25

  • The Sorgi Family

    $50

  • Alex Beech

    $50

  • Chris Staffel

    $100

  • Kunga

    $100

  • Bora

    $50

  • Ziggy

    $50

  • Roselis Cortez-Landaverde & Mario Landaverde

    $292.50

  • Aurora Azar

     

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131% Raised of $2,500 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

Aurora Azar

Aurora Azar

2 years ago

Roselis Cortez-Landaverde & Mario Landaverde

Roselis Cortez-Landaverde & Mario Landaverde

DONATION: $292.50

For Gerry 3 years ago

Ziggy

Ziggy

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Bora

Bora

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Kunga

Kunga

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Chris Staffel

Chris Staffel

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Alex Beech

Alex Beech

DONATION: $50

In memory of Chris 3 years ago

The Sorgi Family

The Sorgi Family

DONATION: $50

Congratulations Roselis!! 3 years ago

Laura Smith

Laura Smith

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Paul & Carolyn Zweben

Paul & Carolyn Zweben

DONATION: $200

3 years ago