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ALS Pittsburgh 2016

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Thank You!
April 22, 2016

Thank you all so very much for all the support and love you've given to this cause! It's a blessing to have so many caring and encouraging people  See more
Colleen Marie

THE STORY:

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. He will forever be 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. 

$870

MONEY RAISED
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  • Squid

    $50

  • Courtney Agnew

    $50

  • Nancy Abriatis

    $25

  • Jenn Chottiner

     

  • Michelle Sturm

    $100

  • Ashtin Sirabella

    $100

  • Mom

    $300

  • Wendy Wertz

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Matt & Keana

    $70

  • Nick & Amy Chapman

     

  • Uncle Brian

    $50

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109% Raised of $800 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $47,563 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jody Goldie

Amount Raised

$3,710

 

742% Raised of $500 Goal

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Courtney Yacobucci

Amount Raised

$3,565

Fundraiser Title

The ALS Association Western Pennsyl...

Amount Raised

$3,184

 

16% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Curtis Wargo

Amount Raised

$2,685

Fundraiser Title

John Roth

Amount Raised

$1,670

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Jason Cooper

Amount Raised

$1,515

 

152% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Mallory Madden

Amount Raised

$1,450

 

290% Raised of $500 Goal

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Alyssa Mahramus

Amount Raised

$1,448

Donor Comments

Uncle Brian

Uncle Brian

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Nick & Amy Chapman

Nick & Amy Chapman

In memory of your dad, Colleen. 1 year ago

Matt & Keana

Matt & Keana

DONATION: $70

Go Colleen! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Wendy Wertz

Wendy Wertz

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mom

Mom

DONATION: $300

In memory of Dad 2 years ago

Ashtin Sirabella

Ashtin Sirabella

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Michelle Sturm

Michelle Sturm

DONATION: $100

In memory of Bruce, who gave me the greatest gift, my best friend Colleen 2 years ago

Jenn Chottiner

Jenn Chottiner

Keep fighting the good fight!! 2 years ago