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The final tally, by the numb…
The final tally, by the numbers:
* 13.1 miles
* 2:14:48 (only 1 hour and 10 minutes off the leader pace)
* $9,781 raised

Your generosity truly did inspire me during the race. The first 6 miles actually felt smooth and I was ahead of my planned pace; after that, I definitely started feeling the miles. But I knew I couldn't let myself stop: I had you all to report back to!

Overall I'm extremely pleased: I finished 20 minutes faster than I expected; I seem to have survived without injury; and most importantly, thanks to your generosity we raised twice as much as we initially hoped. On behalf of my family and the Fanconi Anemia Research Foundation, thank you for opening your hearts and wallets to support a worthy cause.

2 years ago
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Andre Hessels
Wayne, PA United States
Stuff About Me:

My name is Andre Hessels. I am - amongst  other things - a father, husband, guitar player and runner. The reason I started this website is that because 2 of my 3 children have a very rare genetic disease called Fanconi Anemia ('FA').


FA is a complex and chronic disorder. It will lead to bone marrow failure and patients are susceptible to develop different form of cancers, at a much higher incidence and at a much younger age than the general population. It affects their life expectancy and is therefore also a psychosocially demanding disorder. 


My wife and I heard this devastating news about 2.5 years ago, shortly after our move to New York City. The news was initially overwhelming. However, thanks to the excellent patient group Fanconi Anemia Research Fund ('FARF') we quickly found out that although we are in a sad situation we are in a good place.


The FARF's mission is to find effective treatments and a cure for FA, and to provide education and support services to affeted families worlwide.


The FARF received in the last few years the highest rating in the Charity Navigator, meaning that 90 cents of the dollar are spend on FARF's mission. As FA is an orphan disease all fundraising needs to come from families affected by FA. Your donation is much more than a financial contribution: it provides hope to families affected by this terrible disease. Money will go directly to the mission of FARF, bringing us one step closer to a cure and a brighter future for patients affected with Fanconi Anemia.


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Andre Hessels' Fundraisers

Beat FA

Beat FA

Amount Raised:



109% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Run for FA

Run for FA

Amount Raised:



160% Raised of $10,000 Goal