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Team Prize4Life 2013 NYC Marathon

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BENEFITING: Prize4Life, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Prize4Life, Inc.

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Ben Campbell

THE STORY:

 

My dad, Brian Campbell, was an amazing man. He always believed in staying in shape and living a healthy life, and he always encouraged me to run. "Ben, be a runner for life," he would say.  And without a doubt, one of our favorite things to do together was run on the trail.  It was a place where we talked about life - the fun things, world events, and tough decisions.  My dad anchored me in everything I did.  

Tragically, in 2008, my dad was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), and it was very hard for our whole family.  The disease slowly takes your mobility and most do not live more than 3-5 years once diagnosed.  My mom, brother, and I, with help from many friends and family, supported him during his most difficult times until he died on January 22, 2011.  When I think back, I am still amazed that despite the struggles he faced, Dad maintained a very positive attitude and had the greatest smile.  

This year, I'm running the NYC marathon to commemorate my dad and all those who have struggled with ALS. He won't be running with me like we used to, but I know he will be there in spirit. I'm running to raise money for an organization that I really believe in -- Prize4Life -- as they are making outstanding strides in accelerating research toward a cure for ALS.  I truly believe that together, we can find a cure.  I humbly seek your support in this effort, and thank you sincerely.

Ben

 

 

Prize4Life, Inc. wrote -

About Prize4Life

Prize4Life is a results-driven nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the discovery of treatments and a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Central to our work is a drive to generate new ideas, foster new research, and drive innovation that creates opportunities for breakthroughs in the pursuit of a cure for ALS. We are determined to eradicate ALS by catalyzing new ideas, eliminating barriers, and generating results.

 

Founded in 2006 by Avichai Kremer, who was diagnosed with ALS while a Harvard Business School student at age 29.  We believe that solutions to some of the biggest challenges in ALS research will require out-of-the-box thinking, and that some of the most critical discoveries may come from unlikely places. To that end, our programs and initiatives focus on a prize-for-breakthrough model that provides both financial and other incentives for advancing progress on the path to a cure. For more information, visit www.prize4life.org.

 

Our Challenge

ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive, fatal, neurodegenerative disease that attacks motor neurons.  When motor neurons die, the brain is no longer able to control muscle movement.  Unable to function, muscles atrophy.  Eventually, all muscles under voluntary control are affected and patients in time lose their ability to move, speak, swallow, or breathe on their own.  During this process, the brain typically remains intact allowing the patient to anticipate and observe the loss of each function. 

There are more than 600,000 people around the world suffering from ALS. The majority of whom will die within two to five years of diagnosis.  At present, there is no cure or effective treatment for this indiscriminate, merciless illness. 

 

Our Impact

To address this challenge, we have developed a series of prizes and ongoing programs that offer both financial incentives and material support for ALS research. Prize4Life’s programs already have yielded key results setting the stage for significant progress in the fight against ALS. 

$4,250

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mark and Pat Bibro

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Mom

    $100

  • Ruch Family

    $25

  • Edie Bibro Cassidy

    $100

  • Steve and Nicole Cassidy

    $45

  • Bill and Susan Campbell

    $300

  • Tommy

    $20

  • Cam

    $25

  • Pooch

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Claire W.

    $40

  • Rashmi

    $25

  • Lisa

    $20

  • Aaron and Becky Bibro

    $250

  • Brendan

    $20

  • Summer & Michio

    $40

  • Binoy Bhatt

    $25

  • David Chou

    $25

  • Sam

    $20

  • Katherine Warren

    $20

  • Jim & Lorraine Bender

    $50

  • Lisa Adams

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $115

  • Liana

    $20

  • Richard Crocker

    $25

  • Mariel

    $20

  • Eric S.

    $30

  • Richa Pathak

    $10

  • Mike

    $25

  • Tom Wallisch

    $100

  • arielle mcmahon

    $25

  • meercute :)

    $50

  • Bui

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Vlad

    $50

  • Andy G

    $20

  • Jason McConkey

    $25

  • Megan Meah Hosein

    $20

  • Lauren

    $20

  • Laura Mantell

    $20

  • Ben Campbell

    $100

  • Thomas and Joyce Braithwaite

    $100

  • Michael and Donna Hajduk

    $100

  • Allan and Alice Braithwaite

    $100

  • Steffie Campbell

    $100

  • Mary and Robert Braithwaite, Sr.

    $100

  • Andrey

    $20

  • Delia

    $25

  • Ellen & Gary Urbanek

    $100

  • Uncle Mark

    $50

  • Brendan & Jenna Bibro

    $250

  • Steve Bibro

    $262

  • Marcia and Kelly Roe

    $123

  • Joseph

    $100

  • Panger Family Cousins

    $125

  • Richard Averell

    $100

  • Susan Wenger Robbins

    $100

  • Zhuoquing Wu

    $100

  • David Frey

    $100

  • Michael and Elaine Poliziani

    $25

  • Linda

    $50

  • Chris

    $25

  • Paloma Pineda

    $25

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121% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $23,497 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Emilie Futterman

Amount Raised

$4,575

Fundraiser Title

Ben Campbell

Amount Raised

$4,250

 

121% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Samantha Creath

Amount Raised

$3,697

 

106% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kathryn Kitt

Amount Raised

$3,693

 

106% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steve Wechsler

Amount Raised

$3,660

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Paris

Amount Raised

$3,622

 

103% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MUHAMMAD ASIF

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Paloma Pineda

Paloma Pineda

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Chris

Chris

DONATION: $25

Go Ben! 4 years ago

David Frey

David Frey

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Michael and Elaine Poliziani

Michael and Elaine Poliziani

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Linda

Linda

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Zhuoquing Wu

Zhuoquing Wu

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Susan Wenger Robbins

Susan Wenger Robbins

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Richard Averell

Richard Averell

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Panger Family Cousins

Panger Family Cousins

DONATION: $125

For our beloved cousin Brian!! 4 years ago

Joseph

Joseph

DONATION: $100

4 years ago