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MCM 2014

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BENEFITING: Epilepsy Foundation

ORGANIZER: Epilepsy Foundation

EVENT DATE: Oct 26, 2014

Kristen Cooper

THE STORY:

Thank you for taking time to visit my fundraising page. I have decided to run in the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon, raising funds for the Epilepsy Foundation in memory of our friend, Jody Ferguson.

Jody and I trained for the Baltimore Marathon together in 2001 and he was a constant source of optimism and humor. When I struggled to get in my distance, Jody was always there with genuine (and often goofy) support. On race day, Jody arrived with hair beads and a ton of energy. As we ran the course, he rallied the crowds, often running from one side of the street to the other, doling out high-fives. We all thought that he probably could have finished five minutes faster if he ran in a straight line - but that wasn’t what was important to him. Jody loved life and the joyful experiences of each day.

After taking some years off, it was Jody that reengaged Mike and I in running, introduced us to triathlons and ultimately back into running long-distance. Jody was a great friend, a great son and brother, and an inspiration to many. He participated in all sorts of sports, while living with Epilepsy. Sadly, we lost Jody in 2010.

I am so pleased to be able to run this race in honor of Jody. Also, I couldn't do it without the support of my family - Mike, Mallory & Kate. Thank you for the love!

Please read more about the organization you are supporting, if you chose to support me:

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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To This Fundraiser

$1,446

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sydney Forrester

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Julie Cooper

     

  • Mike & Linda Yurche

     

  • Cheri Schutt

     

  • Terry, Gretchen, TJ and Ava Ferguson

     

  • Your proud Dad

     

  • Janice, Cindy, & Kiara

     

  • Michelle and Micah Damareck

     

  • McCabe / Diller Family

    $50

  • Greg, Emily, Mary Scott & Hannah

     

  • Pauline Sevigny

    $50

  • The Sages

     

  • Carla Mattar

     

  • Jessica Normington

     

  • Patti and Don Freeman

     

  • The Shragers

    $25

  • Melissa, Shaun, Owen, Eloise & Carson

     

  • Jerry Cooper

    $100

  • Lisa Lach

     

  • Feracci Family

     

  • The Zeller family

    $50

  • Psoras Family

     

  • the Szymanski Family

    $50

  • Alain & Kimberly Labrique

     

  • Beth & Chris

    $45

  • Asra Saleem

     

  • Padden Family

     

  • Chithaluru Family

    $25

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121% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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The Team: $20,683 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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kim overaa

Amount Raised

$3,565

 

188% Raised of $1,900 Goal

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Scott Thorson

Amount Raised

$1,900

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Brendan Grainger

Amount Raised

$1,530

 

128% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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Jacob Crespin

Amount Raised

$1,528

 

102% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Beth Schill

Amount Raised

$1,465

 

122% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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Kristen Cooper

Amount Raised

$1,446

 

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

Amount Raised

$1,280

 

85% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Chithaluru Family

Chithaluru Family

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Padden Family

Padden Family

4 years ago

Asra Saleem

Asra Saleem

4 years ago

Beth & Chris

Beth & Chris

DONATION: $45

Another member of the Jody fan club 4 years ago

Alain & Kimberly Labrique

Alain & Kimberly Labrique

Kristin, you are an inspiration! Good luck on race day! 4 years ago

the Szymanski Family

the Szymanski Family

DONATION: $50

You are an inspriation! I know Jody meant the world to you & your family, the fact you are doing this run in his honour is truly touching! You'll rock it! 4 years ago

Psoras Family

Psoras Family

4 years ago

The Zeller family

The Zeller family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Feracci Family

Feracci Family

4 years ago

Lisa Lach

Lisa Lach

In tribute to my brother who has epilepsy. And to Kristen...when you ran your first marathon you inspired me to run longer distances and do my first half marathon. Good luck!! You are still an inspiration! 4 years ago