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Meghan Small's Fundraiser:

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

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Meghan Small

THE STORY:

Hello family and friends,

Thank you for visiting my donation page and for helping me raise funds for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA). This race is especially meaningful to me and my family because Huntington’s Disease (HD) has, unfortunately, been a huge part of our family history as far back as we are able to trace.

HD is a disease that is passed down in families from one generation to the next and so, it has taken many of my family members. It is also a disease that causes slow degeneration, and among many things it affects mood, movement, executive functioning and eventually speech and swallowing. As a result, it not only affects those with the disease, but deeply affects those who are left living. My mom, my sisters, and I were lucky to have not inherited the disease, but we continue to watch our loved ones suffer around us.

As I train for this race, I am filled with emotion, determination, and energy. I have so many people I am running for and so much hope for a better future for the individuals and families affected by HD in the years to come.

This is my pledge as I run the NYC Marathon:

  • I will run in memory of my Uncle Jim , who died too young, at age 51 from HD (pictured above at his daughter's wedding).
  • I will run in support of my mother, who is the strongest person I know. She has lived through the deaths of her grandfather, her mother, and her own brother, all due to HD, and continues to fight to break the terrible cycle of disease.
  • I will run for my cousins who lost their father when they were just teenagers and young adults.
  • I will run for all those in my family who have suffered the loss of their loved ones and those who could potentially be affected by HD in the future.
  • I will run to raise funds for HDSA, so we can work toward finding better treatment options and ultimately, a cure for HD. Presently there is no cure, but with many new research trials currently in progress, we are close to being able to slow the progression of the degeneration. 

I hope you will support me, my family, and HDSA in raising funds to fight for those with Huntington’s Disease. There is HOPE but we need money to make it happen. A small donation by many is the key to successful fundraising so please consider donating, no matter the amount. Thank you!

 

If you would like to read more about Huntington’s Disease, please click this link: http://hdsa.org/what-is-hd/

If you would like more information about HDSA, please visit their site: http://hdsa.org/about-hdsa/

and specifically about recent research: http://hdsa.org/hd-research/a-leader-in-global-hd-research/

$4,660

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jang-Ho Cha

    $10

  • The Yilmaz Fam

    $50

  • Amanda Care

    $50

  • Chris, Krissy and Sean Hoffman

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Charlotte

    $25

  • The Mitchell Family

     

  • Ryan, Wenny, and Joey

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Jacob Weaver

     

  • jonathan hodax

    $25

  • Ash!

    $25

  • Jeffrey Small

     

  • Carolyn Orben

     

  • Colleen and Alex Hogerty

    $50

  • Colleen Kiley

    $10

  • Robyn Wing

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • great job, Meghan Small!

    $10

  • Marcia S Kupferberg

    $250

  • Eric, Claire, Helia and Heath

     

  • Bill and Diane Bloomfield

    $25

  • Jess Kremen and Adam Avakian

    $50

  • Kate Holby

    $20

  • Jacala and Michael

    $50

  • Brittany Potz

    $25

  • Liz Robbins

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • The Gilbert's

    $40

  • Annie Araminta

    $100

  • Michael Kavouksorian

    $50

  • Tina, Jake and Ken Orben

    $100

  • John & Martha Storey

    $25

  • Gary Small

    $25

  • Jane Smith

    $100

  • Scott Melby

    $100

  • Debby Bergh

     

  • Chick Wood

    $50

  • Mike Billowitch

    $25

  • John Loughran

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Kent & Patty Wood

    $50

  • Deedle Kiley

    $25

  • Rick and Pam Montgomery

    $250

  • Rich and Elsa Melby

    $50

  • Sawabini Family

    $75

  • Alexandra Small

    $100

  • Justin Small

     

  • Lell

    $25

  • Diana Swett

     

  • Kate canton

    $25

  • Renee Kleris

    $25

  • Carol Blattspieler

    $25

  • Emily Kavouksorian

    $25

  • Andy

    $25

  • Ben King

    $25

  • Bryan Stainfield

     

  • Holly Palin Cornille

    $25

  • Ranger Small

    $25

  • Brock

    $35

  • Beth and Tom Montgomery

     

  • Julia, Leora, and Shira

    $36

  • Bob Whitehouse

    $25

  • Lindsay Longe

    $50

  • Susan Siebert

    $25

  • Walter & Joan Gates

    $104

  • Bob & Dana Houghtaling

    $250

  • Meghan Beucher

     

  • Louisa

     

  • Jill Smith

    $10

  • Wendy & William Schroeder

    $25

  • Jack & Susan Williamson

    $50

  • Love

    $100

  • Zea Larochelle

    $25

  • Joseph Guasconi & Joan Fullerton Fund

    $75

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133% 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

Fundraiser Title

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

Joseph Guasconi & Joan Fullerton Fund

Joseph Guasconi & Joan Fullerton Fund

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Zea Larochelle

Zea Larochelle

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Love

Love

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Wendy & William Schroeder

Wendy & William Schroeder

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jack & Susan Williamson

Jack & Susan Williamson

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jill Smith

Jill Smith

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Louisa

Louisa

Good luck Meg!! 2 years ago

Meghan Beucher

Meghan Beucher

2 years ago

Bob & Dana Houghtaling

Bob & Dana Houghtaling

DONATION: $250

Great job Meghan! 2 years ago

Walter & Joan Gates

Walter & Joan Gates

DONATION: $104

2 years ago