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ATBF NYC 2013

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BENEFITING: THE ALAN T BROWN FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: THE ALAN T BROWN FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Megan Chuchmach

THE STORY:

I am running the NYC Marathon for my hero - my uncle, Peter Chuchmach, who was attending a hockey game at his alma mater Cornell University on Jan. 27, 2012 when a fall down the stairs left him paralyzed from the neck down. It was something we do everyday yet, in a matter of seconds, life changed forever.

When I trained for my first marathon in 2011, Uncle Pete was so supportive and proud. As a hockey player and natural athlete since childhood, he wanted to know all about the mileage training and how I was fueling my body. So the day after Uncle Pete's accident as he clung to life in a coma, I hung up my marathon medal on his hospital bed post in the hopes that our prayers would be answered and he and I would be able to run a marathon together someday.

Uncle Pete is still fighting - each and every moment of every day on the ventilator, clinging to hope that a cure is within reach. And, until then, our family has found significant obstacles in quality of life supports that could make his, and the lives of those who are in the same situation, somewhat bearable. He can't run this marathon, and that's why I joined this team to RUN FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T, to get him his own marathon medal as a sign that we are doing everything we can to help him fight this fight.

You can read more about Uncle Pete's journey here: www.petechuchmach.com.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart and, please take a moment today to do what my deepest prayers ask for Uncle Pete to do again: Give hugs, hold hands, take a deep breath and appreciate what it means that it’s all yours, not a machine.

Love the people whose friendships carry you across mountains you could never imagine crossing without them, love the family who cherish every piece of you, love the folks in this world who dedicate their lives on earth to our health when love alone is not enough. And if you believe in miracles, believe with us that many are still in store for Uncle Pete.

 

More about THE ALAN T BROWN FOUNDATION:

 

Established in 1988, the Alan T Brown Foundation (ATBF) supports scientific and medical research worldwide, and has recently directed its focus to Quality of Life issues for people living with motor disabilities and paralysis. ATBF's Outreach and Peer Mentoring Program provides insight and information, empowering SCI individuals to develop a level of independence.

While scientists work toward a cure, improvement of chronic conditions associated with paralysis must be addressed. Supporting studies which alleviate pain remains core to our mission. Finding a solution to one of these problems — that is a "cure" in itself.

The Alan T Brown Foundation is a certified not-for-profit organization under IRC Section 501(c)(3).

For more information give us a call at 212-944-8727 or visit our website! http://www.atbf.org/index.php

$2,905

MONEY RAISED
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  • SydNEY Huston

    $50

  • Maddy Mahony

    $100

  • Rebecca Ruiz

    $25

  • Justin Rood

    $50

  • Lisbeth Zelle

    $50

  • Miriam Zeskind

    $50

  • Chad Christie

    $100

  • Julia and Jeff

    $50

  • Pete and Lou Tufford

    $100

  • Zita Bersenas-Cers

    $100

  • Kimberly Kaplan

     

  • Aunt Patti

    $50

  • Russell

    $20

  • Sandra Ace

    $100

  • Jill Rackmill

    $25

  • Don & Kim Christie

    $100

  • Tina and Fletcher Ladd

    $100

  • Greg Chuchmach

    $100

  • Eagle Beak

    $50

  • Jim Vaughan

    $50

  • Cindy Galli

    $50

  • Tyson and Mollie

    $50

  • Wayne & Kristi Stokes

    $100

  • Daniel Ages

    $50

  • Eric & Karen Pomajevich

    $100

  • Lonnie Smith

    $20

  • Patrick & Shelley Mycan

    $50

  • Tyler Johnston

    $50

  • Dan and Candyce Traci

    $100

  • John & Monica Saccany

    $100

  • Norine and Shawn Maloney

    $100

  • Cheryl Kopko

    $50

  • Jeff Adelson

    $25

  • John & Patti Houde

    $40

  • John and Marga Pomponio

    $100

  • Janet Ostrom Loranger

    $100

  • Maureen Brown

    $25

  • Kelly and Kim Ryan

    $50

  • James Norton

    $50

  • Dennis Shepitka

    $50

  • Bexyblue

    $100

  • Doris Ace

    $100

  • Sue & Jamie Plunkett

    $100

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97% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $32,149 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Tamie Kranis

Amount Raised

$8,850

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Katie Patterson

Amount Raised

$4,051

 

135% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Matt Jaye

Amount Raised

$3,588

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Adam Kaplan

Amount Raised

$3,390

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Steven Izen

Amount Raised

$3,208

 

107% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kyle McClave

Amount Raised

$3,041

 

101% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Megan Chuchmach

Amount Raised

$2,905

 

97% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Jill Davis

Amount Raised

$2,666

 

74% Raised of $3,600 Goal

Donor Comments

Sue & Jamie Plunkett

Sue & Jamie Plunkett

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Doris Ace

Doris Ace

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Bexyblue

Bexyblue

DONATION: $100

To my fearless best friend, Meggymagoo who changes the world each day. It was a blessing to support you every step of the way! xo 4 years ago

Dennis Shepitka

Dennis Shepitka

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

James Norton

James Norton

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Kelly and Kim Ryan

Kelly and Kim Ryan

DONATION: $50

Well done Megan 4 years ago

Maureen Brown

Maureen Brown

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Janet Ostrom Loranger

Janet Ostrom Loranger

DONATION: $100

Sending my prayers for Pete. I knew him at Cornell and will always remember his contagious grin, his beautiful singing voice and his nickname Flipper for his love of the Cornell swimming test requirement. Love to Pete and all his family 4 years ago

John and Marga Pomponio

John and Marga Pomponio

DONATION: $100

Way to go Megan, you are so thoughtful, Pete is so lucky to have such a beautiful and caring niece 4 years ago

John & Patti Houde

John & Patti Houde

DONATION: $40

4 years ago