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Austin Wood's Fundraiser:

TCS New York City Marathon

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THE STORY:

Hi Everyone, 

My name is Austin and I will be running the New York City Marathon with Team Hope to benefit the National Parkinson Foundation on November 5, 2017! I am extremely honored to run with a team that is raising money to fight a disease that hits so close to home.  

Parkinson’s disease has been in my life for as long as I can remember. My grandpa, a former collegiate football player at Colgate, was diagnosed with the disease when I was very young. My two younger brothers and I used to run to him after not having seen him for a while and he would scoop the three of us into his arms and lift us into the air. You know how all adults seem SO tall and SO strong when you’re little? Multiply that feeling by 3x. Slowly, the cureless disease took its course, but my grandpa took a plethora of pills every day and endured two highly invasive operations to fight it. The most menial daily tasks – eating, writing, and holding anything – became more difficult and he eventually lost his life due to complications from the disease. To this day, I still think of him as one of the strongest people I have ever known. 

I’m also running the marathon with my Aunt in mind. My aunt was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s a few years ago. Despite losing mobility and strength on one side of her body, she still manages to take her rambunctious pit-bull on a walk everyday single day. For context, I don’t think I have ever won a tug-of-war with this pup. Her love for learning, ability to know the answer to almost any trivia question, light-heartedness, positivity, and indefatigable spirit both surprise me and inspire me everyday.   

I’m incredibly humbled and super excited to do my part in finding a cure for this disease. Anything that you can contribute to my run would be GREATLY appreciated!! 

Best, Austin  

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To This Fundraiser

$3,190

MONEY RAISED
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  • Yung Dru

    $50

  • Carol Castillo

    $50

  • Cam

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sean Staerk

    $100

  • Brother Cooper

    $50

  • Carl Kopfinger

    $125

  • Teresa and Greg Cooper

    $100

  • Sami

     

  • Stephen Weitzenhoffer

    $125

  • Natalie Mahdesian

    $250

  • Laurie Sewell

    $50

  • Hedy Swercheck

    $50

  • Gaby Wilkerson

    $50

  • Dave L

    $25

  • Mackenzie Coats

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nathan Cohen

    $50

  • Daniela Terminel

    $50

  • Lawrence Brooks

    $25

  • Allen Taylor

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Joseph Belisario

    $150

  • The Joneses

    $200

  • Devyn Curley

    $25

  • Chelsea Jones

    $100

  • Cutsy

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Shanzhi Thia

    $50

  • Emma Tucher

    $10

  • Paige

    $20

  • Thistlethwaites

    $100

  • W Kimball

    $25

  • Julia Hermann

    $10

  • C Thomas & Ellen Wood

    $500

  • Colby

    $25

  • Zack Waldman

    $50

  • Maura Lindsay

     

  • Lizz Grainger

     

  • Amanda Sommi

    $25

  • Jacob Kreimer

    $50

  • Liren Fu

    $25

  • Skyler

    $50

  • Samridhi Singh + Amelia Quinn

     

  • Kellie Ragg

    $50

  • Cindy and Mike Skinner

    $100

  • Madeline Hugo + Sydney Weinberg

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $25

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91% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $65,121 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Sprague richardson

Amount Raised

$11,400

 

380% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Tim and Colleen

Amount Raised

$11,076

 

111% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Tyson Noeth

Amount Raised

$5,580

 

112% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeffrey Izsak

Amount Raised

$3,527

 

118% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Ariel Altman

Amount Raised

$3,510

 

117% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maria Kalinkos

Amount Raised

$3,260

 

109% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Austin Wood

Amount Raised

$3,190

 

91% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bill Floeter

Amount Raised

$3,002

 

100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Law school budget! :) crush it Austin. Friend of Richard. 15 hours ago

Madeline Hugo + Sydney Weinberg

Madeline Hugo + Sydney Weinberg

DONATION: $60

1 day ago

Cindy and Mike Skinner

Cindy and Mike Skinner

DONATION: $100

In memory of Steve Cerami 2 days ago

Kellie Ragg

Kellie Ragg

DONATION: $50

Elite Training 3 days ago

Skyler

Skyler

DONATION: $50

I'm sorry I can't be there to see you, good luck Aus! 4 days ago

Liren Fu

Liren Fu

DONATION: $25

4 days ago

Jacob Kreimer

Jacob Kreimer

DONATION: $50

ANIMO AMIGO! 4 days ago

Amanda Sommi

Amanda Sommi

DONATION: $25

4 days ago

Lizz Grainger

Lizz Grainger

5 days ago