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Benjamin Wegman

Benjamin Wegman
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Yes people, it's happening; I'm running my first marathon in the 2013 NYC marathon with the Jackson Gabriel Silver Foundation (TEAM JGSF), raising money to find a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) a devastating and life-threatening skin disease that affects children from birth. For a child with EB, the slightest touch can cause their skin to blister and tear apart. Children with severe forms of EB have a 60% risk of dying by age 15, and nearly a 100% chance of developing an aggressive, painful and fatal form of skin cancer over the course of his or her shortened life.

There is tremendously encouraging work underway, and a cure for EB is within reach. JGSF is aggressively funding research. In the past 3 years, JGSF has raised over $1.5 million for disease research and is helping to fund the promising work taking place at leading institutions such as Stanford and the University of Minnesota.

Please consider making a donation to help me reach my fundraising goal of $2,500 and help children diagnosed with EB live long and pain-free lives!!

For more information about EB, go to

For images of some of the children that can be helped by your donation, go to 

Thank you so much!



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Benjamin Wegman's Fundraisers

Team JGSF NYC Marathon 2013

Team JGSF NYC Marathon 2013

Amount Raised:



122% Raised of $2,500 Goal