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Jesse Ruben's Fundraiser:

Global Lyme Alliance - NYC Marathon

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Jesse Ruben

THE STORY:

My name is Jesse Ruben. I live in Brooklyn. I am a singer/songwriter. And I have Lyme Disease.

I used to run the NYC Marathon every year for charity. It was a huge part of my life that I was very proud of. A couple of months after running in November of 2012, I started not feeling well. Then it got worse. And worse. And then much worse. I stopped traveling, writing music, or doing anything but going to doctors and taking medicine. I was worried I would never recover. I thought I was going to die. Some days, I wanted to.

Luckily, with the help of some incredible doctors, and the support of many wonderful people, I have gotten my life back. The last obstacle for me in making a complete recovery is to once again run the marathon in New York. This time, I am doing it to raise money for Global Lyme Alliance, the largest non-profit in the world dedicated to research and quality of life for people with Lyme Disease. I don't want what happened to me to ever happen to anyone else. That blurry photo of me on this page was taken right at the 26 mile marker of my first marathon, back in 2010. It is one of the most amazing and powerful moments of my life. I can't wait to do it all over again. 

Any amount you can give would be greatly appreciated. It means more to me than you can possibly imagine.

I love you, I love you, I love you.

 

- Jesse

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To This Fundraiser

$8,400

MONEY RAISED
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  • Maureen McBride

    $25

  • Marisa Lindsay

    $20

  • Jen <3

    $36

  • Sarah Galli

     

  • Linda Bolton

     

  • The Dickherbers

    $50

  • The Ludlam's

    $100

  • Eddi Khaytman

    $20

  • Fits

    $50

  • Anne Ayer

    $100

  • SUSAN HUDEK

    $25

  • Melissa Darling

    $25

  • Jared Scharff

    $25

  • Pokey

    $50

  • Sarah Moore

    $15

  • Matt and MaryJoanna Webster

    $25

  • Laurie and Stu Jacob

    $200

  • Debra Nili

    $50

  • Alyssa Petersen

    $25

  • Ms. Fontaine

    $69

  • Paul & Terri Dziomba

     

  • Stephanie Insalaco

    $30

  • Amanda Rogoza

    $50

  • Ram's Head Concert Donations

    $312

  • Idaho State University concert donations

    $124

  • Ram's Head Concert Donations

    $272

  • Haddon Heights Concert Donations

    $122

  • Jammin Java Concert Donations

    $236

  • World Cafe Live Concert Donations

    $141

  • Rockwood Music Hall Concert Donations

    $197

  • Apple Matching Gift Funds

    $2,044

  • Amy Smith

    $50

  • Kevin and Kathleen Thompson

    $50

  • Nathan Angelo

     

  • Jennifer Watt

    $50

  • Jody and Shane Morton-Newman

    $100

  • Nora Hawks

    $25

  • Lee and Joy Zaben

    $122

  • Susan Drager

    $50

  • Kelly Rouse-Willis

    $50

  • Christina K (ladyoflyme)

    $50

  • Deanna Bauer

    $50

  • Kathryn MacArthur

    $500

  • Stephanie Saylor

    $25

  • Megan Mitchell

     

  • Lori Merling & Bryan Reuther

    $25

  • Elizabeth Nolan

    $20

  • Danielle Weinstein

     

  • Rachel Natov

    $25

  • World Cafe Live Contributions!

    $92

  • Kristi Dick

    $35

  • Joe & Kira

    $54

  • Hopatcong Marathon Donations!

    $164

  • Dwight Baker

    $100

  • Paul M

    $100

  • Jesse Lundy

    $25

  • Robin Vachon & family

    $50

  • Janet Ruben

    $200

  • Becca & Derek

    $75

  • Jason Spiewak

    $25

  • Mark Parrish

    $50

  • jessie lane

     

  • mark ettinger

    $50

  • Julie Cohn

    $50

  • Bryan Emily and Michael Latshaw

    $100

  • Evan Hutchinson

    $10

  • BUNCEAROO

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Elizabeth Longley

    $15

  • Adrianne Tubin & Elliot Weinstein

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Megan Burtt

     

  • Kaje

    $50

  • Jay Moss

    $50

  • Jenn Bostic

    $25

  • Kerri Anne

    $25

  • Hildy Abel

    $100

  • Jenn Grinels

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $54

  • Matt, Mo & Tanner

    $25

  • Lara & Jonah

    $90

  • Danielle Schlanger

     

  • Caroline Ettinger

    $100

  • Lucy Obus

     

  • Onica Moore

    $40

  • Mary Beth Lopresti

    $25

  • Dahlia Lagos

    $25

  • Alexis Kesselman

    $50

  • Meg G.

    $10

  • Kibbe

    $10

  • Elizabeth Nolan

    $40

  • Laurie and Stu Jacob

    $200

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168% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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The Team: $15,466 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Jesse Ruben

Amount Raised

$8,400

 

168% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Toni Blanchard

Amount Raised

$7,016

 

140% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Global Lyme Alliance

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Laurie and Stu Jacob

Laurie and Stu Jacob

DONATION: $200

8 months ago

Elizabeth Nolan

Elizabeth Nolan

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Kibbe

Kibbe

DONATION: $10

SO PROUD OF YOU 3 years ago

Meg G.

Meg G.

DONATION: $10

Run Jesse Run! 3 years ago

Alexis Kesselman

Alexis Kesselman

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Jesse! 3 years ago

Dahlia Lagos

Dahlia Lagos

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Mary Beth Lopresti

Mary Beth Lopresti

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Onica Moore

Onica Moore

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Lucy Obus

Lucy Obus

3 years ago

Caroline Ettinger

Caroline Ettinger

DONATION: $100

3 years ago