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Bethany Holtz's Fundraiser:

In Memory of My Dad - Raise Awareness for FTD - Las Vegas Rock N Roll Marathon

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November 05, 2016

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Bethany Holtz

THE STORY:

My father, Jeff Holtz, was a unyielding force of positive energy. No matter the obstacles he faced, the mountains he had to climb, or the adversities that presented themselves, he always had a smile on his face and a joke to crack. He is truly the most outstanding, loving, and intelligent person I have ever known. He was an athlete, scholar, businessman, and caring father. While living a healthy and active lifestyle in his late 40s, his life began to slowly change. After several misdiagnoses, he was told he had a neurological disease that was incurable, had no medicine, and would eventually take his life in his prime years. Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) is the progressive degeneration of the temporal and frontal lobes of the brain. There are several forms of the disease that lead to different behavioral, language, and/or motor symptoms. The cause of this rare disease is still unknown even though thousands of people suffer from it every year. During his last year with us, my dad and myself were research patients for The University of California, San Francisco Memory and Aging Center. This institution is on the front lines of actively researching a cure. After his passing, my father's brain was donated to their research department and will be a pivotal key to better understanding this destructive disease. On November 12th, my boyfriend Tyler and I will be participating in the Rock N Roll Marathon in Las Vegas in honor of my dad. 100% of the donations I receive here will go to the UCSF FTD Research Division to forever change the lives of future effected families, so they do not have to go through the same tragedy mine did. Whether its $1 or $100, every donation counts. If you are not able to donate, please spread the word and raise awareness. #runningforjeff #notgoneuntilforgotten

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To This Fundraiser

$765

MONEY RAISED
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  • Monica Multani

    $10

  • Spencer Christian!

    $10

  • Andy and Vera Dobbs

    $50

  • Don and Emily

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Doug & Laura Jalaie

    $100

  • Ellen Griffin-Stolbach and family

    $50

  • Pete and Theresa Miller

     

  • Deb holtz

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Erin McNeal

    $25

  • Mandy K.

    $20

  • Patrick D.

    $25

  • Christianna

    $25

  • Brianna Raymond

    $50

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77% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $765 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Brianna Raymond

Brianna Raymond

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Christianna

Christianna

DONATION: $25

Always late but 100% behind you 1 year ago

Patrick D.

Patrick D.

DONATION: $25

<3 1 year ago

Mandy K.

Mandy K.

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Erin McNeal

Erin McNeal

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

Deb holtz

Deb holtz

DONATION: $100

Love you brother 1 year ago

Pete and Theresa Miller

Pete and Theresa Miller

Good for you Bethany. We are so proud of you. 1 year ago

Ellen Griffin-Stolbach and family

Ellen Griffin-Stolbach and family

DONATION: $50

Jeffery Holtz 1 year ago

Doug & Laura Jalaie

Doug & Laura Jalaie

DONATION: $100

We love you guys!! 1 year ago