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Michael Fraclose's Fundraiser:

Arthritis Foundation NYC 2017

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June 13, 2017

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Michael Fraclose

THE STORY:

     Hi All! Welcome to my fundraising page! If you are here, then you are at least partly aware as to what my goal is; I have been invited to join The Arthritis Foundation Team as they participate in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 5th! The Team will be working hard to raise money, awareness and positive support for all those living with some type of arthritis. Did you know that “More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis…it is the leading cause of disability in America” (The Arthritis Foundation, 2017). I hope to participate for all those who struggle to find normalcy in their everyday lives; a struggle that I can personally relate to.  

     I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) when I was 17 years old and have been living with (AS) for almost 20 years now. (AS) is a type of inflammatory arthritis that primarily affects the spine or back as well as the extremities. For me, some days are great…others are a struggle; sometimes it seems to be in remission, other times it is in full effect. I stay as active as possible because exercise is a key part of managing the disease, but I also do not want this disease to define who I am. Every day, I need to prove to myself that I can still live my life as I want it and (AS) will not be the deciding factor as to what I can and cannot do. I would much rather be a participant in this life than a spectator, and while I am still in control, I will continue to participate to the fullest. True… I have (AS), but it certainly does not have me! 

     So if I may ask you to donate to my fundraising page, I would be forever grateful. Running the NYC Marathon has been a dream of mine ever since I attended the race as a child/spectator. To run the greatest city in the world, with such a great partner organization and for a cause that has personally affected my family for almost 20 years, will certainly make for one of the most memorable moments of my life. I thank you all for your consideration to donate and I hope that, come race day, I will make you all very proud of the accomplishment that we have achieved together.       

Much Love,

Michael  

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$2,918

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  • A-Dog

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kathy and Tony Fiore

    $100

  • Jennifer Greene

     

  • linda williams

    $20

  • Aunt Patty & Mr. Smith

    $100

  • Texas Shoes

    $100

  • Shannon Richardson

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Maura, Mike, Kaitlyn & Emma

     

  • Claire A.

     

  • Aunt Margie & Uncle Joe

    $100

  • Dana - GPS

    $100

  • Government Pricing Specialists, LLC

    $100

  • Pat A.

     

  • Megan & Steve

     

  • Bernard and Joan Fraclose

     

  • Steve and Shannon

    $100

  • Jen, Eric, Brody, & Grady Hearn

    $25

  • Foran Family

     

  • Martinez Family

    $20

  • Grune Family

     

  • Doerr Family

    $200

  • Carol & Emil Myskowski

     

  • Stephen & Miranda

     

  • Michael Ahern

     

  • Anonymous (Match gift)

    $272

  • Rob and Eileen Stevenson

    $91.75

  • Alex DiHodgio

    $25

  • Tim and Denise

     

  • Briege Ibanez

    $25

  • Chipleys

     

  • James & Kristin

    $100

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97% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $60,323 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Meredith and Stephen

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117% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Christina and Louis Orazio

Amount Raised

$6,135

 

102% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Casey Miles

Amount Raised

$4,350

 

87% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Peter Van Dyke

Amount Raised

$4,016

 

67% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Mark Turner

Amount Raised

$3,750

 

75% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Susan Burr

Amount Raised

$3,575

 

119% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Betsy Burdick

Amount Raised

$3,575

 

119% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Leanne Rosanio

Amount Raised

$3,175

 

106% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

James & Kristin

James & Kristin

DONATION: $100

You've got this brosef 6 days ago

Chipleys

Chipleys

Good luck Mike!! 2 weeks ago

Briege Ibanez

Briege Ibanez

DONATION: $25

3 weeks ago

Tim and Denise

Tim and Denise

Good luck!!!! 3 weeks ago

Alex DiHodgio

Alex DiHodgio

DONATION: $25

3 weeks ago

Rob and Eileen Stevenson

Rob and Eileen Stevenson

DONATION: $91.75

4 weeks ago

Anonymous (Match gift)

Anonymous (Match gift)

DONATION: $272

1 month ago

Michael Ahern

Michael Ahern

2 months ago

Stephen & Miranda

Stephen & Miranda

3 months ago

Carol & Emil Myskowski

Carol & Emil Myskowski

In memory of Edward H. Fraclose 3 months ago