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THE STORY:

I hope that everyone is well. I haven't ever done this before so I hope that you will bear with me and read through the letter below... For about 7 years now I have spent a considerable amount of time on the Board of Florida Fragile X Families Foundation helping two very close and very dear friends raise awareness and funds for Fragile X in our community. Prior to helping, I had never even heard of Fragile X. The best and shortest way I can explain Fragile X is that it's most common known cause of autism or "autistic-like" behaviors. It wasn't until my family joined their family for a weekend on the west coast of Florida that I had experienced what I would call a very intense and eye opening weekend. Their son has Fragile X and at the time was having a difficult weekend transitioning onto new medication. Needless to say, after staying in the same condo with their family, my wife and I left that Sunday afternoon feeling like we had just gone through an emotional roller coaster... But from our perspective, the weekend was over and we would soon be back into our world... Not a perfect world, but a world without a child with Fragile X. That lasted only a few minutes, before we left the driveway, we both said that no matter what; we had to do something that would help... Something that would help somehow. Since then, I am proud to say that I have given hundreds of hours of my time and probably more than that of kabookaboo's time to help educate and raise funds for Fragile X. I have met some of the most wonderful people on the Board of this Foundation and consider each one of them very special friends of mine. This being said, the one thing that I have yet to do is simply ask my friends, family and business associates if they would be interested in helping too. Our annual Monkey Madness 5K Run/Walk at Zoo Miami is on December 5. This is our largest fundraiser of the year, regularly bringing in around $70,000. Despite not being in the greatest shape right now... I plan on running in it this year. In past years I helped market the event but that was about the extent of my commitment. As someone who I enjoy a friendship with, I would like you to consider one of three things. 1. Please sponsor me and make a small but reasonable contribution to our fund raising efforts. We have been very fortunate over the years to raise more than $500,000 directly from our foundation’s efforts but as I have learned, this is still just a small amount compared to the numbers that they need to fund the research to make considerable breakthroughs. 2. Even you prefer not to donate, I completely understand. I encourage you to look around and see where you or your business could make an impact in someone's life. I'm by no means speaking from the pulpit, but the time I have spent, the people I have met, the lifelong friends I have made while helping have given me more than a lifetime's worth of gratitude and thankfulness. 3. Come out and run or walk with me. It’s going to be a great day, and I’m sure I could use the company on the course! Afterward the run we have games, bounce houses, live music and rock wall and more for the kids… and, you can enjoy the rest of your day at the zoo for free! I appreciate the time you have taken to read my letter and I hope that you and your families have a wonderful holiday season. Much love, Ari

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$4,653

MONEY RAISED
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  • Carrie Holloway Assar

    $50

  • Ron Albert

    $50

  • Joseph Matthew & Ethan

     

  • Garrett and Karoline Biondo

    $100

  • Lisa Ellis

    $50

  • Michael Ralby

    $100

  • Joshua & Meredith Pechter

    $250

  • Francesca Tomas

    $25

  • Jodi Tausch

    $250

  • Francine Tomas

    $100

  • Alessandra Tomas

    $25

  • Emily Reichman

     

  • deb stambaugh

    $50

  • andy @ boatsetter.com

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Pam and David Ofstein

    $100

  • Spencer and Maria Morgan

    $100

  • From your friends at Bioheart

    $500

  • Bobette and Steele Reeder

    $50

  • A+S Ideas Studio

    $100

  • alan

    $100

  • The Zuker Family

     

  • Kelley and Carlos Lugo

     

  • Kevin & Julie Watson

    $100

  • Kathy and Dick

    $200

  • Jeremy, Rashelle, Simon, & Asher Berry

    $36

  • The Leventhal Family

    $150

  • Andres Tamayo

    $20

  • Stacey Sequeira & Andrew Dixon

    $25

  • Eric Ostroff

     

  • Scott and Michele Mann

    $100

  • saloni janveja

    $25

  • Allen Greenwald

    $100

  • Jeff and Barbara Lehrman

    $500

  • Felipe & Andrea Delgado

    $50

  • Robin and Neil Rollnick

    $500

  • Amrons

    $36

  • Anonymous

     

  • Miles & Addy

     

  • Andrea & Sam

    $50

  • Joseph Fernandez

    $50

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186% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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The Team: $4,653 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Joseph Fernandez

Joseph Fernandez

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Andrea & Sam

Andrea & Sam

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Miles & Addy

Miles & Addy

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In honor of Ari and family and your giving spirit. 3 years ago

Amrons

Amrons

DONATION: $36

3 years ago

Robin and Neil Rollnick

Robin and Neil Rollnick

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Felipe & Andrea Delgado

Felipe & Andrea Delgado

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Jeff and Barbara Lehrman

Jeff and Barbara Lehrman

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Allen Greenwald

Allen Greenwald

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

saloni janveja

saloni janveja

DONATION: $25

3 years ago