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Making miracles possible for kids with leukodystrophy

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Suzanne Crane

THE STORY:

In 2013, a year after Pat and Maria Carr learned that their youngest child had one of the 50 forms of leukodystrophy, a degenerative, genetic neurological condition (in the same family as Tay-Sachs disease), they knew they wanted to help.  It was too late to save Cal, but the Carrs  were determined to give children with leukodystrophy a different sort of future.

So, Pat and Maria and their friends started selling cupcakes. Since then, bake sales hosted in parking lots and churches (one cupcake sale took place in a blizzard), have grown into Cal's Cupcake Challenge,  the world's biggest cupcake celebration at the Cynwyd Elementary School in Bala Cynwyd, PA.

To date, the Calliope Joy Foundation has sold 30,000 cupcakes and raised close to $300,000. This fundraising helped launch the nation's first Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  

On  January 25, 2018, Cal's foundation will present $110,000 to the doctors and researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to support innovative care and advance the research that will make miracles possible for children with leukodystrophy.


Lear more about Cal and the cupcakes here.




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To This Fundraiser

$39,782

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jody Platto

     

  • Craig Tucker

    $50

  • Friends from Drogheda

    $50

  • Friends from Drogheda

    $50

  • Christina and Andrew Shemo

    $100

  • Angelo and Beth Pagnotti

    $100

  • Jen and CW Bullard

     

  • Jo Parker

    $50

  • Perky and Lela

    $25

  • The Brundage Family

    $250

  • David and Emily Gerber

    $50

  • Naomi Schneider

     

  • Annie Pensick

     

  • Tom and Kathy

    $25

  • Hermann Schenck

    $100

  • Omar Syed and family

    $100

  • gene therapy research

    $10,000

  • Deborah Kim

    $50

  • in memory of Loie Hammond

    $1,000

  • R. Craig Street

    $25

  • The Stiefel Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dave and Jen Weaver

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $2,500

  • Kim Goyette and Michael Lim

    $50

  • AUDREY LE TESSON

    $25

  • Lisa Adams & David Miller

     

  • Chipty+Franz Family

    $1,000

  • Bob and Rachel Chastanet

    $250

  • Devon Cordova

    $100

  • Jim and Maureen Wilson

    $2,000

  • The Shields Family

    $500

  • Simone Flynn

    $50

  • Eric Hammond

    $101

  • Joy-Marie Burt

    $25

  • Pat & Katrina McGovern

     

  • Friends from Drogheda

    $150

  • Melissa McGuire and Family

    $50

  • Jim and Valerie

     

  • Michael Tavani

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Mastriano family

    $50

  • The Langans

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mo

    $100

  • John K

    $100

  • Louise Hornecker

    $50

  • Scott and Debbie

    $100

  • Sue Hyatt

    $50

  • Allan

    $50

  • Steve Brechin and Nancy Cantor

    $100

  • Debby

    $100

  • Alicia Raia-Hawrylak

    $50

  • Norah MacKendrick

     

  • Laurie Krivo

    $100

  • Julie Phillips

    $100

  • Karen Cerulo

    $100

  • Pat & Ernie Kodada

    $25

  • Lexi Gervis

    $50

  • Lindsay Stevens

     

  • Arlene Stein

    $100

  • A friend

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • We LOVE you LaLa!!!

    $100

  • theresa kirby

    $50

  • Alex D.

    $50

  • Paul McLean

    $100

  • Paul P Andrews

    $100

  • Milena A.. Wilson

    $25

  • Eleanor LaPointe

    $50

  • Tom Rudel

    $100

  • Anne Rugari

    $25

  • Kristin Hassett

    $100

  • Joanna Kempner

    $50

  • Pat Roos and Lee Clarke

    $100

  • The Cherrys

    $50

  • The Reilly Family

    $50

  • Donna Tomaselli

    $50

  • Susan & Jerry Pizzillo

    $50

  • Sharon Bzostek

    $50

  • Hana Shepherd

    $50

  • Matt Ryan

    $25

  • Rachel and Yves

    $250

  • Anna and Mark Elliott

     

  • Friends from Drogheda

    $50

  • The Gavin Family

    $500

  • Audrey

    $25

  • Jim & Donna O'Brien

    $50

  • Suzanne Wehrli

    $200

  • Connie Flanagan

    $100

  • Susan Liebell

    $200

  • Hermann and Mary

    $100

  • Rob and Nancy Sampson

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Katie Reinhardt

    $250

  • Carin and Josh Silverman and Family

     

  • Bob Wyborn

    $20

  • Nasreen Malik

    $100

  • Marius D’Hervé

     

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40% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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The Team: $39,782 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Calliope Joy Foundation

Amount Raised

$28,032

 

28% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maria Kefalas

Amount Raised

$6,295

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Lisa Iorillo and Jim Sellar

Amount Raised

$2,415

Fundraiser Title

Susan Pizzica

Amount Raised

$2,100

Fundraiser Title

Suzanne Crane

Amount Raised

$375

 

0% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy Price

Amount Raised

$240

Fundraiser Title

Michael Fisher

Amount Raised

$100

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Ingrid Saavedra

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Marius D’Hervé

Marius D’Hervé

In honor of Marius’ 14th birthday 3 weeks ago

Nasreen Malik

Nasreen Malik

DONATION: $100

Maria and Pat, Just thinking of you and your family. 4 weeks ago

Bob Wyborn

Bob Wyborn

DONATION: $20

4 weeks ago

Carin and Josh Silverman and Family

Carin and Josh Silverman and Family

Thank you to Susan Pizzica 1 month ago

Katie Reinhardt

Katie Reinhardt

DONATION: $250

In memory of John Kefalas 2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $1,000

Maria and Pat: Thank you for all that you do. Best wishes for 2018 2 months ago

Rob and Nancy Sampson

Rob and Nancy Sampson

DONATION: $250

Best wishes for 2018 2 months ago

Hermann and Mary

Hermann and Mary

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Susan Liebell

Susan Liebell

DONATION: $200

2 months ago

Connie Flanagan

Connie Flanagan

DONATION: $100

Maria and Pat, we are thinking of you and your family. 2 months ago