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Matthew Fitzgerald's Fundraiser:

Team FARA TCS New York City Marathon 2017

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THE STORY:

On Sunday, November 5, I will be taking part in the New York City Marathon as a member of Team FARA.  In an effort to prepare for this event, I will be taking part in a three marathon challenge in May and June. In the coming weeks, I will be running in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon on April 30, the Lake Placid Marathon 

on June 11 and the Bay of Fundy International Marathon on June 25. I will be running these races in honor of my two amazing friends Sam and Alex Bode.


About 15,000 individuals in the United States are afflicted with Friedreich's Ataxia. FA is a progressive, life shortening and devastating disease. It robs people of their ability to walk, talk and use their hands. FA can cause heart disease, diabetes, severe scoliosis, hearing loss and blindness. Onset of the symptoms can vary from childhood to adulthood. Childhood onset of FA is usually between the ages of 5 and 15 and tends to be associated with a more rapid progression. Late onset FA (LOFA) can occur anytime during adulthood. FARA is supporting reaeaerch that will improve the quality and length of life for those diagnosed with Friedreich's Ataxiaand will lead to treatments that eliminate its symptoms. Unfortunately, at this time, there is no treatment or cure for FA.


Please consider making a donnation to the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance. FARA is an incredible organization whose mission is to raise money to fund research in the hope of finding a treatment and a cure for FA. Every dollar raised will go directly to FARA. Although we are getting closer and closer to finding a cure, we are still not there yet. YOU can make a difference in our fight. No donation is too small and every dollar is greatly appreciated. The next time you are in line to order a cup of coffee or thinking of oredering a pizza for dinner, please consider making a donation to FARA instead. YOU can be part of something incredibly special.......kicking FA to the curb forever! We can get there, but we need your help.

I am often asked why I have decided to run so many marathons. The answer is quite simple: my friends deserve to live in a world without FA! Please help me spread awareness and provide some hope. With your help, we WILL put an end to FA forever!


 

$4,100

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kara Hawkins

    $20

  • Peter Dean

    $25

  • Joe and Kathy Fitzgerald

    $100

  • Beanie Weaver

    $25

  • Mary Jane Creely

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Evangelista Family

    $150

  • Beanie Weaver

    $50

  • Elana Leanna

    $25

  • Veronica Smith

    $100

  • Debi Vannoy

    $25

  • Mike and Lauren Sheilds

    $50

  • Eric $ Lisa Gehr

     

  • Tom & Judy Russell

    $25

  • Jeff Dyson and Natalie Barclay

    $250

  • Derek and Julie Donohue

    $100

  • The Flynns

     

  • Lisa and Kevin Anderson

    $50

  • Sandra Fielding

    $100

  • Shannon Brito

    $50

  • Stephanie and Michael O'Leary

    $40

  • Alex Bode

    $25

  • Kendra Capalbo

    $50

  • Beanie Weaver

    $100

  • Deanna Wall

    $20

  • Greg Caldarone

    $25

  • Samantha Boudreau

    $100

  • Lindsay Nicholson

    $25

  • Steve Salhany

    $25

  • Rob Robinson Seaside Painting

    $100

  • Eric, Danielle, Hunter and Tyler

    $150

  • Miriam Cohen

    $100

  • Sam Bode

    $125

  • Erika Huff

    $25

  • meir

    $100

  • Maria Gesty

    $25

  • Tom Gardiner

    $25

  • Kathleen Egan

    $25

  • Alisa

    $25

  • Your Hygienist who is so proud of you Matt!

    $50

  • JoAnn & Joe DeMarco

    $250

  • Kathy & Anthony Esposito

    $100

  • Veronica Smith

    $50

  • Team FARA TCS New York City Marathon 2017

    $25

  • Peter Trotta

    $100

  • Pamela Murphy

    $25

  • Beanie Weaver

    $100

  • Veronica Smith

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Marianna Bonetti

    $100

  • Sue Konopka

    $25

  • Geri & Connor

    $25

  • Beanie Weaver

    $25

  • Tommy and Devin

    $60

  • Kim Mahan White

     

  • Roland and Kristen Benjamin

    $100

  • Dan Brendtro

    $111

  • Mary Crean

     

  • Jennifer denecour

     

  • Sam, Alex, Mary and Karen

    $49

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103% Raised of $4,000 Goal

The Team: $23,851 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ben Morrow

Amount Raised

$6,080

 

152% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Felicia DeRosa

Amount Raised

$4,861

 

122% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kyle Laurente

Amount Raised

$4,660

 

117% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andy Page Lee

Amount Raised

$4,150

 

104% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Fitzgerald

Amount Raised

$4,100

 

103% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Friedreichs Ataxia Research Allianc...

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anita Cohen

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Sam, Alex, Mary and Karen

Sam, Alex, Mary and Karen

DONATION: $49

Run Matthew Run! 6 months ago

Jennifer denecour

Jennifer denecour

6 months ago

Mary Crean

Mary Crean

Amazing effort for FARA!!!! 7 months ago

Dan Brendtro

Dan Brendtro

DONATION: $111

I'm an FA Dad - Way to go on your fundraiser!!! 7 months ago

Roland and Kristen Benjamin

Roland and Kristen Benjamin

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Kim Mahan White

Kim Mahan White

Proud of you Matt!! #ForeverFriars 7 months ago

Tommy and Devin

Tommy and Devin

DONATION: $60

7 months ago

Beanie Weaver

Beanie Weaver

DONATION: $25

Run like the wind, Matt 7 months ago

Geri & Connor

Geri & Connor

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Sue Konopka

Sue Konopka

DONATION: $25

7 months ago