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Colleen Marie's Fundraiser:

ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter Pittsburgh Marathon 2017

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GOAL REACHED!
March 09, 2017

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  I have reached my goal of $500! And I could not have done it without all of your help and amazing generosity.  See more
Colleen Marie

THE STORY:

This will be my second year raising funds to help support the fight against ALS. I'm thankful that I have another opportunity to run for this cause and encourage others to contribute towards the defeat of ALS!! 

Why this is cause so important to me? 

My dad, Bruce, had ALS for four years before passing away on October 30th, 2009. He was 52. He was the greatest man I have ever known and I remember him everyday for his great strenght and giant heart. Watching the man that used to carry and toss me in the air struggle to even stand or breathe was a huge test of my inner strength and positive spirit. However, it enlightened me to enjoy life and run becuase I can, and because my father always loved to watch me and cheer me on during cross country and track meets. He will forever be greatly missed. My only prayer is that more research will be invested into ALS so that one day there may be a treatment and cure so that other families do not have to experience what we, and other families affected by ALS, go through. 

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, 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. This is an ugly and awful disease with currently no cure and no medical treatment.

More about The ALS Western Pennsylvania Chapter: It was founded in 1982 to serve the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and their caregivers. Our Chapter provides services and support to persons living with ALS, caregivers, families, and healthcare providers in 31 counties in central and western Pennsylvania.

The ALS Western Pennsylvania Chapter has been involved with the Pittsburgh Marathon since 2014. This year we are a Silver Level Charity Sponsor. Our goal is to raise $20,000 that will be used for patient care and services in the 31 counties we serve. Help us reach our goal by donating today.

$595

MONEY RAISED
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  • Stephanie Durning

    $20

  • Mark Willauer

    $25

  • Squid

     

  • Michelle Biby

    $25

  • Courtney Agnew

    $25

  • Zachy

     

  • Lisa Haines

    $100

  • Michelle Belin

    $100

  • Tess

     

  • Terri Himes Walker

     

  • Beverly Sherman

    $50

  • Emily Korzon

    $25

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119% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $53,286 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Allison Farkas

Amount Raised

$5,481

 

548% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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John Roth

Amount Raised

$3,200

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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

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Douglas Sheldon

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

200% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Thomas Waranavage

Amount Raised

$1,757

 

351% Raised of $500 Goal

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Heather Crago

Amount Raised

$1,275

 

170% Raised of $750 Goal

Donor Comments

Emily Korzon

Emily Korzon

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Beverly Sherman

Beverly Sherman

DONATION: $50

In memory of my cousin, Bruce, who was more like a brother â 6 months ago

Terri Himes Walker

Terri Himes Walker

Your dad was an awesome man. 6 months ago

Tess

Tess

6 months ago

Michelle Belin

Michelle Belin

DONATION: $100

I love you, so proud of you and so is your Dad! 6 months ago

Lisa Haines

Lisa Haines

DONATION: $100

For Colleena..........making a difference ! 6 months ago

Zachy

Zachy

Good luck Col! ð 6 months ago

Courtney Agnew

Courtney Agnew

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Michelle Biby

Michelle Biby

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Squid

Squid

8 months ago