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Jesse SAYS:
Dear Everyone, Thank you. T…
Dear Everyone,

Thank you. Thank you for all you have given. Thank you for your words of kindness and support. Thank you for your encouragement. And most of all, thank you for your friendship.

When I signed up for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon in September, I set up a fundraiser for the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation. Since I had 8 months to collect donations, I set my bar high and had my goal be $2,500. With what seemed like an unfathomable goal, the fundraiser went live and I waited.

Then, over the course of two weeks in October, I was astounded for the first, but certainly not the last, time. In these two weeks, because of your generosity, we raised the entire $2,500. Though I asked for $10, on average you gave $33; a testament to your kindness and passion.

Having reached the goal and needing to re-focus on my schoolwork, the fundraiser lay dormant for a while. But in January my buddy Nolan Sanders approached me with the idea of hosting a physical event at his new art gallery in the Cultural District of Pittsburgh, where we raised $400. After the event, we changed the goal to $5,000 — double what I originally set.

Through advertising for the event (and posting way too much on Facebook), we soon got the fundraiser into the $4,000 range. The night before the half marathon, the key donation came in that brought the fundraiser to exactly $5,000. Knowing that I managed to raise double what I initially planned — considering I didn't think I would be able to raise it in the first place — helped propel me across the start and finish lines with heart full of pride and joy of knowing such wonderful people.

In the beginning of the fundraiser, I was raising money generally for the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation. However, after talking with the Foundation, we were able to earmark the money you all donated to go toward a specific research fund for Myotonic Dystrophy Type 2. The research is a Prevalence Study to determine just how much DM2 is out there, which is one of the first of many, many steps toward finding a cure. Thanks to you and your donations, we are helping start the process.

I write all this to emphasize how much I appreciate absolutely every single person who has donated. So thank you. I do not think I can say it enough - thank you for all the ways you have helped me and all the support you have given me.

All the love I can give,

2 years ago
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Jesse Dubin
Lawrenceville, NJ United States
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Jesse Dubin's Fundraisers

13.1 for DM2

13.1 for DM2

Amount Raised:



201% Raised of $2,500 Goal