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NYC Marathon 2016: Migraine Research Foundation

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October 18, 2016

Wow! I am TOTALLY blown away by your generosity! Thanks to so many amazing people, I have met my fundraising goal and we're GOING TO NEW YORK!  See more
Kate Wright

THE STORY:

My journey with migraines started in third grade, although we didn't know what to call it at the time. In the past twelve years, I have seen countless neurologists, had every scan and test imaginable, and tried nearly every drug on the market. I've spent far too many hours in the emergency room, infusion center, and in bed. At one of the lowest point a couple years ago, I was sure I was just going to live the rest of my life in constant pain. Every day seemed equally awful or worse than the day before, and the never ending cycle of migraine - rebound headache continued. Three years ago, I decided to take up running again - something I had done in high school but not much afterwards. I started small, running a 5K or a 10K here and there, and then jumped to a half marathon. I was hooked. I started a running streak in 2014 and committed to running at least one mile every day, regardless of how I was feeling. I found that on my worst days, when the pain was so bad I couldn't open my eyes, running seemed to help. It didn't cure the migraine, but I felt .... BETTER. So I stuck with it. Three years later, I've completed multiple half marathons (some through a lot of pain) a full marathon, and a 50K trail ultra. When the opportunity arose to run the NYC Marathon and raise money for an amazing cause that hits so close to home, I jumped at it. Not only am I running to prove that migraine sufferers CAN still have quality of life, but I am running for an organization determined to fund the best researchers out there to help find causes and treatments for migraines. Please join me in supporting the Migraine Research Foundation and my quest to kick some migraine-butt at the NYC Marathon!

$2,615

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kate Wright

    $100

  • Kathy and Jim

    $25

  • Autumn and Eric Shepherd

    $250

  • Hannah L

    $40

  • Julie McDaniel

    $25

  • Susie Bixler

    $50

  • Sharon & Norm

    $25

  • Dan Sorce

    $25

  • Susan Lauro

    $25

  • Michael Seals

    $20

  • Blaine and Jacquie Shepherd

    $100

  • Kristin & Chad

     

  • Daniel P.

    $50

  • Barbara

    $50

  • Jim

    $10

  • Dee

    $25

  • Blaine and Jacquie Shepherd

    $100

  • Kate's Jam Friends!

    $200

  • The Keene fam

    $26.20

  • Lou

    $25

  • Jan A.

    $50

  • Jeanne Hansen

    $20

  • Roger & Beth DeYoung

    $50

  • Barbara Bright

     

  • Sarah Hunter

    $25

  • Deb B.

    $20

  • Janet P.

    $50

  • Stacy

    $25

  • Patricia Wright

    $50

  • Jaime N.

    $100

  • Fred McDonald

    $50

  • Tigger

     

  • Jerry and Amy Jefson

    $50

  • Nicole Berry/LuLaRoe

    $90

  • Miles For Migraines

    $225

  • Anonymous

    $23

  • Kathy Bever

    $76

  • Paula J.

    $30

  • Marva P.

    $20

  • David J.

    $10

  • Barb D.

    $5

  • Susie Bixler

    $50

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105% Raised of$2,500 Goal

The Team: $6,757 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Sandy Hugill

Amount Raised

$2,616

 

105% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kate Wright

Amount Raised

$2,615

 

105% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Martha Sterne

Amount Raised

$1,525

 

61% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Heba Elwa

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Susie Bixler

Susie Bixler

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Paula J.

Paula J.

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Marva P.

Marva P.

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

David J.

David J.

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Barb D.

Barb D.

DONATION: $5

2 years ago

Kathy Bever

Kathy Bever

DONATION: $76

cuz I love ya Kate 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $23

2 years ago

Miles For Migraines

Miles For Migraines

DONATION: $225

2 years ago

Nicole Berry/LuLaRoe

Nicole Berry/LuLaRoe

DONATION: $90

2 years ago

Jerry and Amy Jefson

Jerry and Amy Jefson

DONATION: $50

2 years ago