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JGSF Disney Marathon Weekend

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October 28, 2012

Dear Friends and Family,I'm going to participate in the Disney 5K to help raise funds for EB! Please donate to my worthy cause!  See more
Karen Williams

THE STORY:

Help me to help my dear friends Carmen and Rodney and their son Brian who has EB.

 

JACKSON GABRIEL SILVER FOUNDATION INC wrote -

 

About the Jackson Gabriel Silver Foundation:

The Jackson Gabriel Silver Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Alex and Jamie Silver, whose son Jackson was born with Epidermolysis Bullosa ("EB"), a devastating, painful, disfiguring and currently incurable blistering disorder that affects children from birth. JGSF funds scientific research with the goal of treating and curing this devastating disease. To date, JGSF and affiliated funds have directly raised over $850,000 and have been instrumental in securing over $28 million for EB research. JGSF has given grants to support the promising therapies at leading institutions including Stanford University, the University of Minnesota, the University of Southern California and others. Please visit www.jgsf.org to learn more.

About Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB):

EB is a debilitating and devastating genetic disorder that affects a child from birth. EB is extremely rare - a child has 1 in 50,000 chance of being born with EB - and EB is not specific to any ethnicity or gender.

EB is technically defined as a group of diseases characterized by blister formation after minor trauma to the skin. Practically speaking, a child who suffers from EB lacks a critical protein that binds his or her layers of skin together. This protein acts as the “velcro” that attaches one layer of his or her skin to the other. Without this “velcro,” when this child moves, his or her skin slides apart, blisters and shears off leading to severe pain, disfigurement, and in too many cases, a premature death. A child with a severe form of EB can have a 60% cumulative 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. 

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  • Anita

    $100

  • Traci Jones

    $50

  • Wafa

    $100

  • Rick Copeland

    $50

  • Tammy & Keith

    $100

  • Janice and Michael Leconte

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Susan DuBose

    $25

  • The Loper Family

    $30

  • Cheryl Birch

     

  • Rick and Cee

    $25

  • Mike and Felicia

    $500

  • Kathy and Lee

    $50

  • Karen Williams

     

  • Annie DuBose

     

  • Mom and Dad

     

  • Florence Briggs

    $45

  • Marathon Chris

     

  • Vanessa Brown

     

  • Jorge & Heather Cadiz

    $50

  • Debbie Sutton

     

  • The Trentadues

     

  • Joe Brennan

     

  • Tom Baker

     

  • The Shortens

     

  • Marlo Verdesca

     

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The Team: $39,122 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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marni larkin

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$3,500

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Ronnie Grossmann

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$2,900

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Jenni Ferro

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$2,552

 

102% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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Edward Grossmann

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$2,500

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Liz Morano

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$2,430

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Faye Dilgen

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$1,850

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Karen Thorsen

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$1,640

 

164% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Karen Williams

Amount Raised

$1,540

Donor Comments

Marlo Verdesca

Marlo Verdesca

7 years ago

The Shortens

The Shortens

7 years ago

Tom Baker

Tom Baker

7 years ago

Joe Brennan

Joe Brennan

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The Trentadues

The Trentadues

7 years ago

Debbie Sutton

Debbie Sutton

7 years ago

Jorge & Heather Cadiz

Jorge & Heather Cadiz

DONATION: $50

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Vanessa Brown

Vanessa Brown

7 years ago

Marathon Chris

Marathon Chris

7 years ago

Florence Briggs

Florence Briggs

DONATION: $45

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