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Brendan McCann's Fundraiser:

Huntington's Disease Society of America TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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September 27, 2016

Thank you to everyone who helped me raise so much money already for Team HDSA! I still have about $2,100 to raise, so if you know someone who  See more
Brendan McCann

THE STORY:

My name is Brendan McCann and I am so thrilled to be joining Team HDSA for the 2016 New York City Marathon.

Last fall, with no prior experience, I decided to challenge myself and sign up for the NYC Half, which I completed this past March. I didn't want 2016 to just be about the half, so when my friend Emily reached out to me about running the full marathon in November for HDSA, I was all in.

My friend Emily’s family is one of many affected by Huntington’s Disease. Huntington’s Disease is a neurodegenerative genetic disease in which affects a person's ability to function like the average person. It results in movement, thinking, and psychiatric complications that can lead to death. A child of someone with Huntington’s has a fifty percent chance of inheriting the gene. At age 16, my friend Emily found out about her father, Fred’s, diagnosis and her and her two sisters’, Lindsay and Charley, each three had a 50/50 chance of having the HD gene.

Emily is the type of loving friend that has always been there for me, and I am so happy that I am able to help her in the fight to raise awareness and money for HDSA, a cause that is so close to her and her family. After finishing the half marathon in March, I had my head set on one day completing the full; and now my whole heart is set on it for such a great cause and a great friend.

As I train for November, I ask that you donate. Not just for me, or my friend Emily, but for the tens of thousands of families that are at risk for inheriting Huntington’s Disease, and to finding a cure for such a horrible disease. Thank you for your support, and I look forward to running for you in the NYC Marathon on November 6th!

Check out Emily's article about living in a family affected by HD here:

http://elitedaily.com/life/like-family-cursed-huntingtons-disease/1001461/

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All funds raised will help support HDSA's Mission of helping those affected by HD and their families.

$3,575

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Lisa Scott

    $25

  • bernadette calabro

    $25

  • Sylvia Liotta

    $25

  • Beth Weinstein

    $50

  • Madison Sylvester

    $25

  • Sally Schwab

    $25

  • Danielle & Matt Genovese

    $100

  • Stella Shepherd

    $25

  • Katie & Ray Taddeucci

    $50

  • Robb Keir

    $25

  • Rita Luciano

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Ryan Lane

    $25

  • Sam Weinstein

     

  • Zack Benedetto

    $25

  • Charley Rekstis

    $10

  • Madison Decker

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • diane goss

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Julie Matteini

    $25

  • Ellen Harvey

    $25

  • Oerlikon Metco (US) Inc.

     

  • Marian Feldhusen

    $25

  • Tara Kirk

    $50

  • Meg Rekstis

    $50

  • Jackie Buckridge

    $25

  • Susan and David Wolkenbrod

     

  • Bianca Vitale

    $25

  • Brian Falduto

    $25

  • Mickey Tennenbaum

    $25

  • Elizabeth Sauter

    $25

  • JR Goodman

    $20

  • Elise and Donald Ershow

     

  • Noreen & Paul

    $50

  • Julia Karis

    $25

  • Phil Della Noce

     

  • Sue Kalicinska

    $25

  • Becky Kalman

    $10

  • The Brick Family

    $100

  • Molly Adele Brown

    $20

  • Karen and Aleck Karis

    $50

  • Chip & Patty Sylvester

     

  • James Forbes Sheehan

    $35

  • Christine Herzlinger

    $50

  • Teresa Hui

    $20

  • Megan Brandon

     

  • Girl Amanda

     

  • Stephanie Sellers

     

  • Susan Mosher

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Roger Bean

    $50

  • The Shannon Family

     

  • Joanne Dickinson

    $25

  • Caileigh Scott

    $10

  • Kabat

    $10

  • Tom and Michael

    $100

  • Ryann Redmond

    $10

  • Alex Kissel Roth

    $25

  • The Caputo Family

    $50

  • Jodi Davis

    $10

  • Samantha Dubin

     

  • Dennis & Bonnie

     

  • Renee Stakey

     

  • Emily Rekstis

    $50

  • Alyssa Ahern

    $25

  • Alexandra Giangrande

    $50

  • Felicia J Ruff

    $25

  • The Otto Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sarah Rosen

     

  • Danielle James

     

  • Danielle Mumpower

    $15

  • Alyssa Maley

    $10

  • Olivia McCann

    $20

  • Kimberly Muoio

    $50

  • Olivia Puckett

     

  • Steph Ramos

    $20

  • Krystal Roccaro

    $20

  • Mick

    $50

  • Shannon Malecki

    $25

  • Robbie Rozelle

    $25

  • Alissa

    $25

  • Chip ans Patty Sylvester

     

  • Jesse McCaig

    $25

  • Lauryn Shirra

    $25

  • Chris Fourman

    $25

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102% Raised of$3,500 Goal

The Team: $112,269 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jang-Ho Cha

Amount Raised

$13,813

 

138% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rhonda Hennahane

Amount Raised

$7,185

 

72% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Greg Cassity

Amount Raised

$6,248

 

125% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Seth Rotberg

Amount Raised

$5,905

 

118% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tonia Carpenter

Amount Raised

$5,865

 

117% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Adam Liebhoff

Amount Raised

$5,524

 

110% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meghan Small

Amount Raised

$4,660

 

133% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristen Westdorp

Amount Raised

$4,660

 

93% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Chris Fourman

Chris Fourman

DONATION: $25

Good luck! 2 years ago

Lauryn Shirra

Lauryn Shirra

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jesse McCaig

Jesse McCaig

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Chip ans Patty Sylvester

Chip ans Patty Sylvester

2 years ago

Alissa

Alissa

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Robbie Rozelle

Robbie Rozelle

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Shannon Malecki

Shannon Malecki

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Mick

Mick

DONATION: $50

ð 2 years ago

Krystal Roccaro

Krystal Roccaro

DONATION: $20

This donation grants me no singing in the booth until after the new year. 2 years ago

Steph Ramos

Steph Ramos

DONATION: $20

Good luck, love you!! 2 years ago