Leanne Eastman via Crowdrise
April 17, 2012
BENEFITING: Neurofibromatosis Incorporated Northeast
ORGANIZER: Neurofibromatosis Incorporated Northeast
EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012
Thanks for visiting my page!!
After a couple years of "rest" I'm back at it and committed to running my 2nd Boston Marathon! This year I am fortunate to have been accepted as part of the NF Inc. Marathon Team and I am so excited to be particpating as an official runner this time around!
NF (Neurofibromatosis) is a NF is a genetic disorder of the nervous system which causes tumors to form on the covering of the nerves anywhere in the body at any time. This progressive disorder affects all races, all ethnic groups and both sexes equally. NF is one of the most common genetic disorders in the United States (one in every 2,500 to 3,000 births). It affects more than 100,000 Americans, making it more prevalent than Cystic Fibrosis, hereditary Muscular Dystrophy, Huntington’s Disease and Tay Sachs combined. The effects of NF are unpredictable and have varying manifestations and degrees of severity. There is no known cure for any form of NF that has been identified.
Here is where you come in! Any assistance you can provide me with in reaching my goal of raising $5,000 for NF by April 16 is GREATLY appreciated! Every penny will make a difference and I am grateful for your support.
Thank you for helping me by contributing through this fund raising page. NF, NE is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. For more information visit their website at www.nfincne.org . Our Tax ID # is 043013709.