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Carolyn Tomko's Fundraiser:

Cure SMA Pittsburgh 2016

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BENEFITING: Cure SMA

ORGANIZER: Cure SMA

EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Carolyn Tomko

THE STORY:

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is the number one genetic cause of death for infants. Cure SMA is dedicated to the treatment and cure of SMA, and funds groundbreaking research and provide families the support they need for today.

I have a personal connection to this cause. Both of my daughters have SMA - Heather is 27 and Jess is 25. I am hoping to raise awareness and money not only for my daughters, but for all of those affected by this disease.

Heather and Jess have been dealing with this disease all of their lives, as SMA is a genetic condition and they were both diagnosed as infants.  However, they have not let the disease hold them back from living their lives to the fullest.  It has not been easy for them, and life has presented many struggles, but they both continue to work hard in their lives to be productive, contributing members of society.  Both have their undergraduate degrees, are working full time while also are pursuing graduate degrees.

For many years we have been hoping and praying for any treatment/cures for this disease.  Recently, there has definitely been progress in terms of medical advancements, and Cure SMA has been instrumental in providing funding to forward this research, but they always need more help.  We encourage you to go to the Cure SMA website (curesma.org) to read about some of the exciting studies that are going on.

Last year, I ran the race as an individual to raise awareness and funding for SMA.  This year, Cure SMA is sponsoring a team to really help to get the word out.  I was blown away last year with the incredibly generous support of our family and friends.  I try to occasionally post SMA research updates on my Facebook page - there is so much hope and progress in the research - but there is still much more to be done.  If you can donate any amount toward this very important cause - our family would so appreciate it!!

$2,925

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sandy Spontak

    $200

  • Bob and Debbie Tomko

    $100

  • Melody Platz

    $50

  • The Troyer Family

    $100

  • Sage -X-

    $50

  • Chris

     

  • RITA AND BILL KUCIC

    $50

  • Darlene and Jim Reardon

     

  • CenTINAro family

    $50

  • Ivanka Krajina

     

  • Debi Meyer

    $25

  • John & Nancy Phillips

    $25

  • Tim & Suz Amrhein

    $100

  • Kathy Colwell and Conrad Hooge

    $100

  • Bonnie Cowen-Crook

    $25

  • Glenn and Chris Graham

    $25

  • Joe and Glinda Sekulich

    $50

  • Ellen and Bob Colwell

     

  • Sherry and Dave Steed

    $25

  • Janet Valasek

     

  • Renee and Dave Stockey

    $25

  • Jim & Kathy Emro

    $25

  • Helen and Chuck McGervey

    $100

  • David Pazuchanics

    $50

  • CINDY G RINGEL

    $25

  • Harry & Mary Wilson

     

  • Ultimate Dance Complex

    $100

  • Natalie C

    $25

  • Me

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Katie Worthy

    $25

  • John and Julie Tomko

     

  • Whitney Wallander

     

  • Cassandra and Ken Miller

    $100

  • Linda

    $100

  • The Wallanders

    $50

  • Alex & Michelle

    $25

  • Jess

    $20

  • Becca and AJ

    $50

  • Father Jim Spontak

     

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293% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $5,811 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Carolyn Tomko

Amount Raised

$2,925

 

293% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carson Gross

Amount Raised

$1,426

 

143% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patrick Neff

Amount Raised

$1,190

Fundraiser Title

Stephen Becker

Amount Raised

$270

Donor Comments

Father Jim Spontak

Father Jim Spontak

Congratulations, Carol! 2 years ago

Becca and AJ

Becca and AJ

DONATION: $50

We love this cause and are grateful you run for them each year! 2 years ago

Jess

Jess

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Alex & Michelle

Alex & Michelle

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

The Wallanders

The Wallanders

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Linda

Linda

DONATION: $100

Go Carol go! 2 years ago

Cassandra and Ken Miller

Cassandra and Ken Miller

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Whitney Wallander

Whitney Wallander

2 years ago

John and Julie Tomko

John and Julie Tomko

2 years ago

Katie Worthy

Katie Worthy

DONATION: $25

2 years ago