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NYC Marathon - MS research

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THE STORY:

I am fundraising to help Multiple Sclerosis Research and hopefully help find a cure for MS. Unfortunately a very close family member of mine as recently been diagnosed with MS and I am very attached to make sure that a cure is found to help her and all those affected.

Here is some background on MS

MS was first described in 1838, but was not recognized as a specific disease until 30 years later. Approximately 400,000 Americans acknowledge having MS, and every week about 200 individuals are diagnosed with MS. Worldwide, MS may affect more than 2.5 Million individuals. The vast majority of the individuals inflicted with MS live a normal lifespan but MS patients may struggle to live productive lives, often with increasing limitations.

MS is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system (the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord) characterized by the destruction of the myelin sheath surrounding nerve cells, and often leading to the irreversible degeneration of the nerve cells themselves. This destructive process causes a variety of disabling and sometimes painful symptoms including blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis and blindness.

MS is an autoimmune disorder, meaning that the patient's own immune system attacks the nerve tissue. There is no full understanding of the cause and mechanism of the disease; and, while a variety of effective treatments have been shown to reduce some symptoms and, in some cases, arrest the progress of the disease, there is no cure for MS.

All the contributions will directly go towards The Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York. You can visit their webpage here: http://www.msrcny.org/index.php

The MS Research Center Laboratory

The MS Research Center is equipped with the latest in research equipment and technology in order to conduct cutting-edge research for the benefit of people with MS. Occupying 20,000 square feet in midtown Manhattan, the research facility consists of a core central laboratory and a variety of smaller labs that house specialized research equipment.

The Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York is a 501c3 nonprofit medical research organization. Your tax-deductible contributions support our mission of finding the cause and a cure for MS.

 
 
 
So please help me support this organization and I will take up the challenge to run a full Marathon for the first time in my life! 
 
A special thanks to Catalina, Maurice, Ryan, Romain and Alex for helping me train to go further and faster each week!

$1,650

MONEY RAISED
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  • christopher

    $350

  • J Ro

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Cata

    $200

  • Ryan Payne

     

  • Alexandre Champavere

     

  • KK

     

  • Barbara Johnson

     

  • The Coopers

    $100

  • Alex Elawadi

     

  • Martine Beal

    $30

  • Caroline Berthe and Tony Altimani

    $100

  • David Bacher

    $30

  • Julien Héau

    $200

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The Team: $1,650 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

christopher BERTHE

Amount Raised

$1,420

Fundraiser Title

HENRI BERTHE

Amount Raised

$200

Fundraiser Title

David Bacher

Amount Raised

$30

Donor Comments

Julien Héau

Julien Héau

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

David Bacher

David Bacher

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Caroline Berthe and Tony Altimani

Caroline Berthe and Tony Altimani

DONATION: $100

Go Titi!! Thank you for everything you are doing for me! 5 years ago

Martine Beal

Martine Beal

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Alex Elawadi

Alex Elawadi

Good luck Chris, two great causes: MS research and the improvement of your tennis fitness. 6 years ago

The Coopers

The Coopers

DONATION: $100

Great effort Chris, good luck! 6 years ago

Barbara Johnson

Barbara Johnson

Go Chris go! 6 years ago

KK

KK

6 years ago

Alexandre Champavere

Alexandre Champavere

I deducted the cost of the pair of shorts you clearly stole from me Chris ;-) 6 years ago

Ryan Payne

Ryan Payne

I expect you to be in the top 10 brother :) 6 years ago