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Meggy Swartz's Fundraiser:

Huntington's Disease Society of America

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July 17, 2017

My phone has been malfunctioning quite a bit lately, so I haven't been checking the site to see how donations are going. All I can say is WOW!  See more
Meggy Swartz

THE STORY:

Thank you for visiting my fundraiser page. I am very excited to have the opportunity to raise money for such an important cause. 

The last few months of my life, I have made myself a priority again. I have found a passion in my new career path, and I have started working hard towards my health and fitness goals. Making myself a priority also means following my heart, which has been telling me I need to do something to help for awhile. 

For those who know my story, you know that I lost my mom at 13 to Huntington's Disease, which has been described as ALS, Parkinson's, and Alzheimers put together. It isn't pretty, and is incredibly hard to witness. You also know my brother and I grew up knowing we had a 50/50 shot at inheriting the same disease, with hope science would find a way to cure it before the time came we would have to worry about it. There is still no cure.

While I am incredibly fortunate to not have inherited the disease, my brother is not so fortunate, and the same is true for so many families as this gets passed on from generation to generation. These families need support and there needs to be a cure. 

We are only given one life to live, and I choose to live mine with hope; hope for a world with a cure, where families don't have to deal with this disease any longer. Research has come so far and they are so close to many breakthroughs that not only would help find a cure for HD, but potentially help so many other diseases as well. Any dollar helps, and will help fuel me across the finish line as I race for my mom, my brother, this community and myself. Thank you again for all your support!

Huntington's Disease Society of America, Inc. wrote -

The Huntington's Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families.

HDSA's network of chapters, affiliates, HDSA Centers of Excellence, social workers and support groups provides a seamless connection for help, education and outreach to HD families and health care professionals across the United States.

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

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To This Fundraiser

$2,010

MONEY RAISED
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  • Morgs

    $25

  • Kathleen Fleming

    $50

  • B.Hat

    $10

  • Victoria L.

     

  • Brien & Yumiko McGaffigan

    $50

  • MeaghN Schoff

    $25

  • Barbara and Mike Fleming

    $100

  • Ashley Downey

     

  • Sam Knox

     

  • Jackie and Aaron Budilov

    $25

  • Too late to vote for haircut and color, but love the decision!

    $25

  • Kendra Schuettpelz

    $100

  • Beth Falkner

    $100

  • Allison S & Mike C

    $50

  • Nicole & Brian Wilber

    $50

  • kathy mcgaffigan

    $300

  • Kristin Mein

    $50

  • Gary Ewart

     

  • Johanna Boyers

    $25

  • Bunty Meikle

    $25

  • Jessica Toth

    $100

  • Norma and Stuart Shelton and Family

    $25

  • Linda Lewis

    $250

  • Susan Loney

    $100

  • Melanie McDowell

    $25

  • Lindsey & Brian Kautz

    $50

  • Kristen Freeman

    $20

  • Lara DAmore

    $25

  • Dennis & Mary

    $100

  • Jessica Bussey

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

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20% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $79,012 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Arne Ericson

Amount Raised

$13,050

 

52% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Gail Shurlow

Amount Raised

$11,529

 

329% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Carl Moe DC

Amount Raised

$6,345

 

63% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Deborah Zimmermann

Amount Raised

$4,345

 

124% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Ben Paul

Amount Raised

$4,300

 

123% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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JDCSTRONG James Del Carpio

Amount Raised

$3,525

 

101% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Dawn Pipek Guidone

Amount Raised

$3,432

 

98% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Sydney Green

Amount Raised

$3,386

 

97% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 weeks ago

Jessica Bussey

Jessica Bussey

DONATION: $50

You are kicking butt! Thanks for inspiring me & so many others. 2 months ago

Dennis & Mary

Dennis & Mary

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Lara DAmore

Lara DAmore

DONATION: $25

2 months ago

Kristen Freeman

Kristen Freeman

DONATION: $20

Love you girl! 2 months ago

Lindsey & Brian Kautz

Lindsey & Brian Kautz

DONATION: $50

You are impressive! What an inspiration. Keep on keeping on. We wish we could donate a million to this incredibly worthy cause. All our love. So proud of you! xo 3 months ago

Melanie McDowell

Melanie McDowell

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Susan Loney

Susan Loney

DONATION: $100

I know you'll kick butt! I'm proud of you!! 3 months ago

Linda Lewis

Linda Lewis

DONATION: $250

4 months ago

Norma and Stuart Shelton and Family

Norma and Stuart Shelton and Family

DONATION: $25

4 months ago