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Donald White's Fundraiser:

Team Neurofibromatosis Boston Marathon 2012

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March 12, 2012

20 mile training run completed yesterday. Ran with the Tufts Marathon Team from finish line to Newtown-Wellesley Hospital and back.  See more
Donald White

THE STORY:

Dear Friends,

I am about to run my 5th Boston Marathon to raise funds for the fight against Neurofibromatosis (NF).  Running 26.2 miles may be hard, but is nothing compared to living with NF.

As you probably know, our daughter Emma has NF1, a neurological disorder that causes tumors to form in the body and on the skin.  People with NF often struggle with learning disabilities, behavioral issues, and poor motor skills, balance and coordination.  The implications of NF1 range from mild to severe, and there is no way to predict the prognosis for a specific patient.

Despite having several lesions on her brain and an optic tumor behind her eye, Emma is currently a spunky, happy, third grader.  She receives great support with her work and is doing well at school.  She just earned her blue belt in Karate and already has her ticket for the first Sox series against the evil Yankees.  

Emma receives remarkable care at Children’s Hospital Boston to monitor any changes that may occur with her body or behavior.  While we feel fortunate to receive such great care, the need for awareness and advocacy is critical and remains a never-ending process.  Despite being one of the most common genetic disorders in the United States (one in every 2,500 births), NF does not receive much funding because it remains unknown to many.

We do everything we can to support the fight against NF.  This includes asking for support from friends, co-workers, neighbors and family.  

We appreciate your decision to make NF one of the causes that you support this year.  We have met such great families through the outreach efforts of NF Inc., NE, and are doing everything we can to support this great organization.  We thank you for any support that you can provide!!!

Don and Melissa

$10,161

MONEY RAISED
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  • Donald and Melissa White

     

  • Michelle & Michael Donovan

     

  • Peter Blumenthal

     

  • Lynne Desmond

     

  • Terri Bacow

     

  • Jane Viener

     

  • Amy & Peter Desmond

     

  • Glenn Jones

     

  • Sarah Carlson

     

  • Amy, Ken & Atticus Mann

     

  • The MacDonalds

     

  • Michael & Mary Kahn

     

  • Alice Hausman

     

  • Hannah

     

  • Nancy Blumenthal

     

  • Rakefet Kahn

     

  • Walter & Patty White

     

  • Dana Reid

     

  • Susan

     

  • Dad and Winnie

     

  • Michael White

     

  • Geise Family

     

  • Eddie Aftandilian

     

  • Kerri White

     

  • The Pattersons

     

  • Michele Matthes

     

  • Ryan Family

     

  • Chris Saulnier

     

  • jerry flaherty

     

  • Deb White

     

  • Gwen and Tod Mann

     

  • Corey & Laura

     

  • Marc Desmond

     

  • Jeff Arena

     

  • Terry and John White

     

  • Amy White

     

  • Gina A. DeSalvo

     

  • The Carter Family

     

  • Paula Silver

     

  • The Tesoreros

     

  • Nick and Holly

     

  • Coco Muellers

     

  • Mark Cronin-Golomb

     

  • Kristin & Craig Thompson

     

  • Wendy Katz

     

  • David Baum

     

  • Kirsten and Kevin Hoffman

     

  • Theresa White

     

  • Frank and Whitney Heavey

     

  • Judy Hausman

     

  • Charles Diaz

     

  • Betty & Steve

     

  • Irene and Gerry Moss

     

  • Sandy White

     

  • Alissa Danchig

     

  • Jen Blumenthal

     

  • The Atwells

     

  • Joseph Hirsch

     

  • Eric Johnson

     

  • The Goldfeders

     

  • Ann and Moe Berg

     

  • Ryan Feeney

     

  • Lesley Blumenthal & Dan Malakoti

     

  • Simoneau Family

     

  • Steve, Kate and Jack Renaud

     

  • The Tringale Family

     

  • Christie, Josh, Emma and Eli Young

     

  • Deniro Bruno and Family

     

  • Dave and Mary White

     

  • Bob/ Jess and family

     

  • Jennifer Mazgelis

     

  • Brazier-Romero Family

     

  • George Sachs-Walor

     

  • Shane & Cheryl Katz

     

  • JoJo,Evan & Jason Young

     

  • Tom, Patti & Alex

     

  • Courtney Mongell and Ryan Ravenscroft

     

  • Greg and Marion White

     

  • The Easter Family

     

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135% Raised of$7,500 Goal

The Team: $31,537 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Donald White

Amount Raised

$10,161

 

135% Raised of$7,500 Goal

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Leanne Eastman

Amount Raised

$6,276

 

126% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin Yeatman

Amount Raised

$6,177

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john Carey

Amount Raised

$3,800

 

76% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Ryan Sloper

Amount Raised

$2,625

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lydia meyer turkson

Amount Raised

$2,384

 

48% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Stephen Ferrell

Amount Raised

$32

Donor Comments

The Easter Family

The Easter Family

7 years ago

Greg and Marion White

Greg and Marion White

Good luck Donnie! We'll be watching from NC! 7 years ago

Courtney Mongell and Ryan Ravenscroft

Courtney Mongell and Ryan Ravenscroft

Best of luck, Donnie! Stay cool and run strong. 7 years ago

Tom, Patti & Alex

Tom, Patti & Alex

Not a second thought of where this donation should go. Good Luck Donnie - You will do great, 'cause you will be doing it for your family! We are so proud of you! 7 years ago

JoJo,Evan & Jason Young

JoJo,Evan & Jason Young

U R AWESOME, DONNIE!! 7 years ago

Shane & Cheryl Katz

Shane & Cheryl Katz

7 years ago

George Sachs-Walor

George Sachs-Walor

7 years ago

Brazier-Romero Family

Brazier-Romero Family

7 years ago

Jennifer Mazgelis

Jennifer Mazgelis

7 years ago

Bob/ Jess and family

Bob/ Jess and family

7 years ago