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Greg Saphier's Fundraiser:

2017 TCS New York City Marathon

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The Dust has settled...
November 10, 2017

Here's the fundraiser post script for anyone interested in hearing from me one last time.  The race went off without a hitch compared to the  See more
Greg Saphier

THE STORY:

Life takes unpredictable twists and turns. The true test of toughness and resilience is best measured during the most challenging times.  Ten years ago, my role model was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, a chronic and progressive movement disorder affecting more than 10 million people worldwide. Always worrying about others, my father kept his condition from me and my siblings likely to avoid causing us stress or concern. My father thrives on helping others, controlling his own destiny. Unfortunately, this disease is not so accommodating.   Just like his previous health battles with cancer (including a stem cell transplant), my father confronted Parkinson’s with speech therapy, water aerobics, plenty of rehab and a cocktail of specialized medications. Despite having his moments, he is determined to make life as normal as possible. Except now, he worries about “freezing”, where he loses control of his legs, not allowing him to get up from the dinner table or movie chair. Routine activities like showering or shaving are no longer simple actions, but rather stressful ones both physically and mentally.   Just over 20 years, I ran the NYC marathon and asked Amy to marry me at mile 16. She thankfully accepted which fueled me through the remaining 10 long miles until I fell into her lovingly open arms at the finish line (Yes, I did collapse). When the opportunity to run the NYC Marathon for the Parkinson’s Foundation was presented to me, I felt compelled to accept the invitation. I just celebrated my 20th wedding anniversary. Now I could honor my father and the determination he shows on a daily basis. I will truly need all the inspiration available as my body has morphed a bit over the last 20 years. When my legs inevitably feel like sand bags at mile 18, I will draw motivation from my father and his determination to fight.    Please help me support the Parkinson's Foundation with any level of contribution. My goal is to raise $20,000 over the next few weeks until race day Nov 5th!    

$20,972

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Waldman Family

    $261.22

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michael Thorpe

     

  • Rachel, Greg, Danielle & Nathan

    $50

  • Julie Beitman

    $100

  • Jessica Morffi

    $50

  • The Friedland Family

    $100

  • Josh and Joe Swain

    $250

  • Steven Hamersmith

     

  • Jon and nicki friedland

     

  • Jeffrey and Laura Kaplan

    $100

  • Michele Lipson

    $100

  • Bayshore Films LLC.

    $250

  • Robyn and Steven Gold

     

  • Nancy J Fernandez

    $25

  • Robin and Brad Berggren

    $250

  • Brett Robinson

    $250

  • MacDonald family

    $500

  • Lisa & Dave Marcelletti

    $100

  • PJ & Jon Ross

    $100

  • Harriet Barbara Weiss

    $50

  • Nikki Johnson

    $100

  • Rich Lemanski

    $100

  • Jodi and Douglas bondy

    $100

  • Judith Siegal

     

  • Brett Balthrope

    $250

  • Nancy and Larry Portman

     

  • Michèle Oricoli

     

  • Lisa & Lee Goldstein

    $100

  • Mangum Family

     

  • PJ & Jon Ross

    $150

  • The Peggs

     

  • Paul Lester

    $500

  • David Reis Perry

    $500

  • Jamie Graves

    $100

  • Nancy and Len Goldstein

     

  • Arlene & Fred Horowitz

    $260

  • Lisa & Dov Bloch

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Carol Ostrove

     

  • Steinitz Family

     

  • The Vidrich family

    $250

  • sandi sufrin

    $100

  • Suzanne Goldstein

     

  • Joan Byrne

     

  • Beth Resnick

    $36

  • Alison Cornfeldt

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Darin & Jackie

     

  • Marisol Niebla

    $25

  • Jon and Jill

     

  • David Barry and Family

    $50

  • Bryna Adelson

    $25

  • David Willis

    $1,000

  • Robert Eckstein

    $1,100

  • Amy R Offenberg

    $100

  • Trip and Melissa Bristow

    $100

  • Jeff Solomon

    $100

  • Susan Freedman

    $100

  • Suzanne and Jose Calleja

    $50

  • Sharon Cavazos

    $100

  • Sam Lieberman

    $500

  • Curt Krempin (aka Thirsty Turtle)

    $50

  • Trevor Gibson

    $100

  • Simkovic Family

    $50

  • Shari and Vinny Fuerst

     

  • Ann Kaufman and Jorge Gomez

    $50

  • Bob and JoAnn Becker

     

  • Amron family

    $50

  • Maxene Lieberman Richard Nicolazzo

    $500

  • Greg Saphier

    $100

  • Bob and Melanie Boehm

    $50

  • TJ & Abby Grimaldi

     

  • Dianne Rossi

    $50

  • Functional Communications Corp.

    $250

  • Kaplans

    $100

  • Doke & Erin Kim

    $100

  • Rosalie & Albert Cohen

    $100

  • Carlos Cordon

    $25

  • Chris Denault

    $100

  • Shari & Dani

    $100

  • Arthur and Phyllis Waldman

    $25

  • Karen and Michael Linsky

    $50

  • Manny Dobal

    $100

  • Betsy Courshon & David Glauberman

    $100

  • Jerry Reisman & Nivea

    $100

  • Grigorescu Family

     

  • Jessica Carlin

    $25

  • Bob and Charlotte Ferretti

    $100

  • Amy, hayden, ethan, justin, coco, and roscoe

     

  • Joe and Jane Saad

    $100

  • Debra and Massimo

     

  • Al Saphire

    $50

  • Mopsick Family

     

  • Judy and Kurt Nystrom

    $50

  • Kay and Maril jacobs

     

  • Albert Saphier

    $50

  • Brad Bassler

    $50

  • Artie Lorenzo

    $25

  • David Feigenbaum

    $54

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105% Raised of $20,000 Goal

The Team: $136,006 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Tim and Colleen

Amount Raised

$28,470

 

285% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Greg Saphier

Amount Raised

$20,972

 

105% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lockhart Family

Amount Raised

$15,900

 

106% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sprague richardson

Amount Raised

$13,500

 

450% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tyson Noeth

Amount Raised

$6,255

 

125% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jonathan Romero

Amount Raised

$5,455

 

182% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joseph Botta

Amount Raised

$4,126

 

69% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Austin Wood

Amount Raised

$4,112

 

117% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

David Feigenbaum

David Feigenbaum

DONATION: $54

Happy Thanksgiving and have a great Turkey Bowl 3 months ago

Artie Lorenzo

Artie Lorenzo

DONATION: $25

Wishing your dad and your entire family the very best during this time. 3 months ago

Brad Bassler

Brad Bassler

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Albert Saphier

Albert Saphier

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Kay and Maril jacobs

Kay and Maril jacobs

Tribute Al Saphier 3 months ago

Judy and Kurt Nystrom

Judy and Kurt Nystrom

DONATION: $50

You're an incredible son who we know your father loves very much! 4 months ago

Mopsick Family

Mopsick Family

In Memory of Joseph Brooks and Ana Lucia Gomez 4 months ago

Al Saphire

Al Saphire

DONATION: $50

To a cause to help fight this disease... Tribute to Al Saphier, a Father, a Husband, a Grandfather and a friend - an amazing man I have known almost my whole life - like a second father. Love him and been watching him fight during this journey. 4 months ago

Debra and Massimo

Debra and Massimo

4 months ago

Joe and Jane Saad

Joe and Jane Saad

DONATION: $100

We are so proud of you Greg!! 4 months ago