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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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To This Fundraiser

$2,265

MONEY RAISED
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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

     

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76% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $24,822 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Christina and Louis Orazio

Amount Raised

$4,239

 

71% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Peter Van Dyke

Amount Raised

$3,266

 

54% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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ToniMarie O'Neill

Amount Raised

$2,955

 

99% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Fraclose

Amount Raised

$2,265

 

76% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Jen Burdick

Amount Raised

$1,966

 

39% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Casey Miles

Amount Raised

$1,900

 

38% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Leanne Rosanio

Amount Raised

$1,675

 

56% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Jenn Root

Amount Raised

$1,365

 

46% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Michael Ahern

Michael Ahern

1 week ago

Stephen & Miranda

Stephen & Miranda

3 weeks ago

Carol & Emil Myskowski

Carol & Emil Myskowski

In memory of Edward H. Fraclose 3 weeks ago

Doerr Family

Doerr Family

DONATION: $200

3 weeks ago

Grune Family

Grune Family

3 weeks ago

Martinez Family

Martinez Family

DONATION: $20

Good Luck Mike! 3 weeks ago

Foran Family

Foran Family

1 month ago

Jen, Eric, Brody, & Grady Hearn

Jen, Eric, Brody, & Grady Hearn

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Steve and Shannon

Steve and Shannon

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Bernard and Joan Fraclose

Bernard and Joan Fraclose

Good luck to our favorite "Rock star" !!!! 2 months ago