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MCM 2014

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BENEFITING: Epilepsy Foundation

ORGANIZER: Epilepsy Foundation

EVENT DATE: Oct 26, 2014

Joel Wakesberg

THE STORY:

Dear friends and family,

For those of you who do not know, nearly 15 years ago I was diagnosed with Epilepsy after having three grand mal seizures within a month, with the last two occurring in one day. I have been on medication ever since and fortunately I have been seizure free since then. However, like many instances, the causes of those seizures were unknown. 

A year after my seizures I started to run track in High School as a sprinter. Those days, I would consider running a quarter mile to be a lot. Once I attended grad school, I decided to start training for a 5k. I loved the experience so much, I signed up for more races. Over the last seven years, I have now participated in over 40 road races. A few years ago I was content with running a half-marathon, then after the tragedy in Boston, I became inspired to sign up for a marathon. And what better marathon to run is the Marine Corps Marathon in front of family, friends, and thousands of other supporters.

The last few years, I have raised money and participated in the National Walk for Epilepsy. This year, I am extremely grateful to be running my very first marathon to support the Athletes vs. Epilepsy team. My goal is to raise $1,000. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you in advance for participating in whatever way is right for you. No donation is too small nor too large. 

 
Best regards,


Joel Wakesberg

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Epilepsy Foundation wrote -

The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to making sure that people with epilepsy and seizures can experience all that life has to offer. Athletes vs. Epilepsy™ affirms this positive message and embodies it through action.

Athletes vs. Epilepsy is a nationwide program for athletes, coaches, volunteers and fans to raise awareness and money to help fund the Epilepsy Foundation's mission.

For our Athletes vs. Epilepsy, it’s about more than just the race, game, meet, etc. Each of our athletes also raise money and awareness on behalf of Epilepsy Foundation and our fight to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy and research to accelerate ideas into therapies.

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    $25

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    $50

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    $25

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    $50

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    $100

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    $100

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    $25

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    $50

  • Mita

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136% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $20,683 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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128% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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Kristen Cooper

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121% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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Joel Wakesberg

Amount Raised

$1,363

 

136% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Erinn Derby

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85% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Mita & Sanjay

Mita & Sanjay

DONATION: $52

4 years ago

Jim & Johanna

Jim & Johanna

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Mita

Mita

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Annie Lo

Annie Lo

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

David Ferraro

David Ferraro

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Elisabeth Cooki

Elisabeth Cooki

Run that one person parade!! 4 years ago

Fran Winter

Fran Winter

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Emily T.

Emily T.

4 years ago

Kendall Butler

Kendall Butler

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Eden Segal

Eden Segal

4 years ago