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Jessica McQuillan - NFE | 2016 TCS NYC Marathon

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GOAL!!!!
October 08, 2016

Thank you all so much for helping me to meet my fund raising goal for the NYC marathon! We raised over $3,000 for The Children's Tumor Foundation.  See more

BENEFITING: Children's Tumor Foundation

EVENT: NFE | 2016 TCS NYC Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Jessica Benner McQuillan

THE STORY:

 

I ran my first half marathon as part of CTF's NF Endurance Team eight years ago when my son, Owen was diagnosed with NF1 as an infant.  Over the years Owen has gone through multiple rounds of chemotherapy treatments, a number of surgeries, countless MRIs and a crazy amount doctors appointments. Each year I run to raise funds for CTF in a hope that a cure will be found to End NF.  This year I will be running my first marathon with my amazing friend, Jenn, who has kept me running when I was ready to give up years ago.  Owen drives me and inspires me, but it is the continued support from family and friends that keeps me going (and doing these crazy events!)  Thank you so much for all your support and love. Jessica

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The Children's Tumor Foundation's NF Endurance Team is running the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon to end NF through research. 

Neurofibromatosis, or NF, encompasses a set of distinct genetic disorders that cause tumors to grow along various types of nerves anywhere on or in the body, causing in moderate to severe cases disfigurement; blindness; skeletal abnormalities; dermal, brain, and spinal tumors; loss of limbs; malignancies; and learning disabilities.

 

NF can appear in any family. NF occurs in 1 in 3000 births; is worldwide in distribution; affects both sexes equally; and has no particular racial, geographic or ethnic distribution. 

 

The Children's Tumor Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to Ending NF Through Research, and to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by NF.

 

Our mission is to advance peer-reviewed research to develop treatments and cures for NF; support persons with NF and their families by making thorough and accurate information readily available; assist in developing clinical centers and best practices to improve access to quality healthcare for those who live with NF; and expand public awareness of NF to improve diagnoses, increase understanding of the challenges that NF presents, and encourage support for NF research.

 

There is currently no effective treatments nor a cure, but you can help!  Support our team today!

 

1. You can click on the DONATE button to contribute what you can on behalf of one of NF Endurance team members.

 

2. You can REGISTER to become join the team yourself and help us raise the much-needed funds and spread the word about this cause.

 

3. You can volunteer your time during race week and on race day to welcome, support and encourage our runners.

 

Please email us at nfendurance@ctf.org with any questions!

 

Thank you!

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To This Fundraiser

$3,073

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jeff Anlauf

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Karen & Larry Oxman

    $100

  • Diane Kanetsky

    $50

  • Julie Eastburn

     

  • Linda Edwards

    $25

  • Lisa Weiss

     

  • Dawn Esposito

    $25

  • The Gallagher Family

    $33

  • Grandma and Pop

    $500

  • Shields family

     

  • Your early morning running buddy :)

    $50

  • The Grisillo Girls!

     

  • Ed and Roxanne Haleman

    $25

  • Ellen Wilson

    $25

  • Jenn & Mollie

     

  • Pam Dalton

    $50

  • Mr. John K. Slipka

    $100

  • Jennifer Knell

    $25

  • Joanne and Dave Troutman

    $50

  • Mom & Dad

    $500

  • Dress Down Day at Churchville Elementary

    $510

  • Brad & Bonnie Orenstein

    $25

  • John & Leslie Mulreaney

    $10

  • Dorothy Benner

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $540

  • Sarah and Steve

    $50

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102% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Sarah and Steve

Sarah and Steve

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $540

1 year ago

John & Leslie Mulreaney

John & Leslie Mulreaney

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Brad & Bonnie Orenstein

Brad & Bonnie Orenstein

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Dorothy Benner

Dorothy Benner

DONATION: $30

1 year ago

Dress Down Day at Churchville Elementary

Dress Down Day at Churchville Elementary

DONATION: $510

1 year ago

Mom & Dad

Mom & Dad

DONATION: $500

So proud of all that you do. 1 year ago

Joanne and Dave Troutman

Joanne and Dave Troutman

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Jennifer Knell

Jennifer Knell

DONATION: $25

You and Owen are an inspiration! 1 year ago

Mr. John K. Slipka

Mr. John K. Slipka

DONATION: $100

1 year ago