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Christine Simonson's Fundraiser:

ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter Pittsburgh Marathon 2017

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Thank you!
May 08, 2017

Yesterday was the marathon. My brother-in-law, Tom, and I were waiting at the start corral at 6:15 am ready to go. The morning starting off in  See more
Christine Simonson

THE STORY:

I'm running 26 miles on May 7, 2017 to raise money in honor of my Dad, George Simonson, who was diagnosed with ALS in March 2013.  Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Your generous donation will go to the ALS Association.

My father is amazing...nothing shakes his spirit. I'm running this marathon again to celebrate him. My Dad is thankful for every day. He counts his blessings and faces all things with a kind heart and a sense of humor. He inspires me, gives me hope when all seems lost, and reminds me to stop and appreciate the little things in life. With each step I take while training and on race day, I'll be thinking of him. I need your help to reach my goal of raising $4,000.

I ran the Pittsburgh Marathon in 2011 and 2015, so yes, I know what I'm getting into. Should I have picked a city with less hills, probably.  But only the City of Steel ensures my family will be there to cheer me on when I'm feeling pumped and later when I'm feeling the pain. I'll be ready...

A few words about the video & photos...

Dan, Atticus and Georgia - I love you to the moon and back! 

PHOTO 1: Papa & Atticus at Fenwick Island.

PHOTO 2: Atticus & Georgia love their Papa!

PHOTO 3: My Dad decided to join the race in 2011. I was certain I would be disqualified and kicked off the course. He has slowed down physically, but his witty sense of humor is as sharp as ever. 

PHOTO 4:  Wee me helping my Dad build a swing set. There is no one in the world as patient as my father.

 

 

$2,795

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sarah Williamson

     

  • Christine Simonson

     

  • Melissa Hilton

    $25

  • Janie Diehl

    $50

  • H, D, J, & C

    $50

  • Monica Oldakowski

    $25

  • The Weeks'

    $25

  • Stephanie schofield

    $25

  • Rebecca, Cory & Katherine

     

  • Wakeford Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Justin and Mutsumi

    $25

  • Kelly Cray

    $50

  • Pam :)

    $40

  • Jane Bolalin

     

  • The Ricker Family

    $50

  • Rebecca Brown

    $50

  • Cornelia B

    $25

  • Kelly Corbin

    $25

  • Aunt Louise & Uncle Larry

     

  • Dianne Grubb

    $100

  • Lauren Bello & Clayton Pope

    $20

  • Lexi Trempe

    $25

  • Team Fenton

    $100

  • Marti Hahn

    $100

  • Andrew LaRowe

    $25

  • Uncle Pouf

    $100

  • Dave and Linda Wright

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bill & Joyce Anderson

     

  • Tamisue Earnest

    $50

  • Allison, Kelly, and Kaitlyn Edwards

     

  • Allison Allen

    $50

  • Tiffany and Jeff Gentry

     

  • Clare, Brian & Gramma

    $50

  • Jen (Mott) Garcia

    $25

  • Melissa Payton

    $100

  • Kristin Shue

    $50

  • Meredith Adams-Krouse

    $25

  • Brandi Blose

     

  • Mom & Dad

     

  • Janelle Mair

    $25

  • Brandy Hall

    $10

  • Laurie Weaver

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Heilig

    $25

  • Julie Cropp Gareleck

    $25

  • Steph Sassaman Rogovin

    $25

  • Elizabeth A. Clark

    $100

  • Scott Guttridge

    $25

  • Michael Grady

    $25

  • Julie Faria

    $50

  • Leslie Strickler

    $25

  • Alison & Noah Milligan

    $50

  • Christine Simonson

     

  • Mary Arbour

    $50

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93% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $53,286 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Allison Farkas

Amount Raised

$5,481

 

548% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Roth

Amount Raised

$3,200

Fundraiser Title

Christine Simonson

Amount Raised

$2,795

 

93% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Amanda Wright

Amount Raised

$2,166

 

619% Raised of $350 Goal

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Pam Kodman

Amount Raised

$2,115

 

212% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Douglas Sheldon

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

200% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Thomas Waranavage

Amount Raised

$1,757

 

351% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Heather Crago

Amount Raised

$1,275

 

170% Raised of $750 Goal

Donor Comments

Mary Arbour

Mary Arbour

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Christine Simonson

Christine Simonson

In Honor of George Simonson 4 months ago

Alison & Noah Milligan

Alison & Noah Milligan

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Leslie Strickler

Leslie Strickler

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Julie Faria

Julie Faria

DONATION: $50

Good Luck, Christine!!! 5 months ago

Michael Grady

Michael Grady

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Scott Guttridge

Scott Guttridge

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Elizabeth A. Clark

Elizabeth A. Clark

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Steph Sassaman Rogovin

Steph Sassaman Rogovin

DONATION: $25

Christine- We are sisters from Shippensburg. Thank you for running for ALS. My BIL was diagnosed over a year ago and he's fighting it with all he has. He has joined numerous studies to help find a cure. Praying for a cure for him and now your dad as well ð 5 months ago

Julie Cropp Gareleck

Julie Cropp Gareleck

DONATION: $25

Good luck!!!! 5 months ago