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Arne Ericson's Fundraiser:

Huntington's Disease Society of America

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Arne Ericson

THE STORY:

On November 5, 2017 I will run the New York City Marathon. Please join me in raising funds for the Huntington's Disease Society of America, a disease close to my heart. Help me raise $7,500 and I will match every dollar (up to $7,500) for a total donation of $15,000.  


Two year's ago my life and my family’s lives changed in just one second of one doctor’s appointment. Christy and I sat in an office at the Stanford Neurology Clinic and listened as her doctor told us that my now estranged wife's genetic testing results confirmed a diagnosis of Huntington’s disease. 


Huntington’s disease is a genetic degenerative neurological brain disease. The average life span after the onset of symptoms is 10–20 years. Similar in symptoms to other neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and ALS, as it progresses it take will take away Christy's ability to walk, talk and reason. And because it is genetic, each of our amazing girls now has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the disease. 

Christy's diagnosis began to explain problems that we had been noticing over the past several years. Managing her schedule, depression, memory problems, focusing, reading and understanding directions, and multitasking were becoming more difficult for her. Friends, family and doctors were starting to notice facial twitching and early signs of chorea. Cooking dinner and shopping have become more difficult.


Christy has the phrase “I am Strong” tattooed on the inside of her wrist, and it reminds her every day that she has the strength to navigate the start of this new journey.  In 2015 she completed the New York City Marathon. You can read about her inspirational journey here: http://inmenlo.com/2015/11/04/christy-ericson-completes-an-inspirational-new-york-city-marathon-on-nov-1/ 


And it is not just her journey, but also now our daughters’ journey and mine. There is no cure for this disease. No treatment to slow or stop the progression of it. By bringing awareness to the disease in our community and raising dollars to support the HDSA mission, then we can bring hope for the future to all those affected by HD. 

One out of every 10,000 people has HD, and 200,000 people are at risk of developing the disease. The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by HD.


This will be my first and last marathon.  I need a new hip and this marathon will serve as the grand finale for the old one.  So, don’t worry about me hitting you up for this donation again!


For anyone interested in coming out to NY to meet me at the finish line, I’ll be having a post race cocktail party.  Contact me for further details.


**Those who donate $100+ will receive an "I Am Strong" belt buckle

**I will match all donations up to $7,500 for a total donation goal of $15,000

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$17,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Marty Riley

    $250

  • Paul Cornett

    $250

  • Mike, Kristi, Kennedy and Jacob Ballou

    $1,000

  • Hayes Group Architects

    $250

  • Tim Anderson

    $100

  • Pam Anderson

    $100

  • Nate, Krista, Hayden, Ryder, Baby Jaelyn

    $500

  • Rob, Myrna & Sammy

     

  • Lyman and Patricia Brink

    $100

  • Kavita Sarin

    $100

  • Hebert family

    $250

  • The Fonseca Family

    $250

  • Bruce & Susan Bower

    $100

  • Gary Boitano

    $100

  • Walsey Family

    $250

  • Michael and Annalisa King

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Howell Gang

    $500

  • Derek & Jill Johnson

    $100

  • Canterbury Contractors

    $1,000

  • Christopher Roeder

     

  • FENNIE+MEHL Architects

    $500

  • Jamie & Carey D'Alessandro

     

  • Andy Chan

     

  • Scott Kaloust

    $100

  • Sarah & Clay Jones

    $500

  • Silicon Valley Mechanical

    $1,000

  • Conor Famulener

     

  • Kristen and Matt Quinlan

    $100

  • Bob & Donna Keller

    $100

  • Jevan

     

  • Mike & Hannah Halow

    $100

  • Kevin Schaeffer

     

  • Gaby & Ben Stern

    $250

  • The Knoll Family

    $100

  • Alfaro's

    $100

  • Terry Kwik

    $200

  • Jim Rotti

    $100

  • Pepper Snyder

    $1,000

  • Mike and Barbro

    $250

  • Thomas Whitenight

    $250

  • Sharon Purcell

    $50

  • Miguel

    $250

  • WCD-Connie Silver

    $2,500

  • DeAnza Tile Co., Inc.

    $500

  • Jeff Butler

    $250

  • Matthew P. Gelso Jr.

    $200

  • Mahoney Family Foundation

    $500

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68% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $126,393 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Doug Ballou

Amount Raised

$22,250

 

89% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Arne Ericson

Amount Raised

$17,000

 

68% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gail Shurlow

Amount Raised

$12,454

 

356% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carl Moe DC

Amount Raised

$6,870

 

69% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Deborah Zimmermann

Amount Raised

$4,595

 

131% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ben Paul

Amount Raised

$4,300

 

86% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dawn Pipek Guidone

Amount Raised

$4,082

 

117% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sydney Green

Amount Raised

$3,831

 

109% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Mahoney Family Foundation

Mahoney Family Foundation

DONATION: $500

3 days ago

Matthew P. Gelso	Jr.

Matthew P. Gelso Jr.

DONATION: $200

2 weeks ago

Jeff Butler

Jeff Butler

DONATION: $250

2 weeks ago

DeAnza Tile Co., Inc.

DeAnza Tile Co., Inc.

DONATION: $500

2 weeks ago

WCD-Connie Silver

WCD-Connie Silver

DONATION: $2,500

2 weeks ago

Miguel

Miguel

DONATION: $250

1 month ago

Sharon Purcell

Sharon Purcell

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Thomas Whitenight

Thomas Whitenight

DONATION: $250

2 months ago

Mike and Barbro

Mike and Barbro

DONATION: $250

2 months ago

Pepper Snyder

Pepper Snyder

DONATION: $1,000

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to donate to such an important cause. 2 months ago