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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

Kathryn Kitt

THE STORY:

I am excited to run the NYC Marathon for the first time.  I have always been an active person and had such admiration for runners - never thinking that I could actually do that!  Anyway, I started running various "K" races about a year ago and have really built up my endurance.  I figured that this was the perfect time in my life to finally see if I could do something so empowering!  Plus, when the charity for ALS offered to sponser me, I felt it was the right charity for me since my son Andrew is very devastated by the rock guitartist - Jason Becker - who has suffered from this devastating disease for 20 some years.  A brilliant musician, he is now confined to a limited physical life.  Below is a more in-depth look at this wonderful charity.  Thank you so much for supporting me!

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.

$3,693

MONEY RAISED
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  • molly s cohen

     

  • Kathryn Kitt

     

  • Brandi Danielle

     

  • Rachel Maniatis

     

  • Louise Cantor

     

  • Chris & Margarita Jurak

     

  • Alice Zimbler

     

  • David & Reva Blum

     

  • Gary Skidmore

     

  • Julia Ryan

     

  • Justin and Jennifer Green

     

  • Dina E

     

  • Beth Brivic

     

  • Michelle Shannon

     

  • FELICIA PALUMBO

     

  • Bob Wander

     

  • Laura Radford

     

  • Perrotta Tax & Consulting

     

  • Gale Kramer Goldman

     

  • Jenny Loza

     

  • Lisa Stone

     

  • Gail P. Gamboni

     

  • Elliott and Cindy Seiden

     

  • Nancy Wilinski Dhulipala

     

  • Scott Holliday

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sheila Gayle (Schneider Clark)

     

  • Ann Putalik

     

  • Sharon Kirschner

     

  • Priscilla and Michael Goldfarb

     

  • Theo Sakalis

     

  • Lydia & Scott Toperzer

     

  • Kenneth & Christine Potter

     

  • Carolyn Wade

     

  • Nicole Clark

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lisa, Romy, and Trey

     

  • Lindsay Farrell

     

  • Robert Salter

     

  • Evan and Andy Goldman

     

  • The Caspers

     

  • Claire and Ed Payne

     

  • adam cohen

     

  • Tina Patsch

     

  • Kathy and Larry Wolf

     

  • Jeff, Frida, Ari and Liam Kitt

     

  • Levitt Family

     

  • KP-F

     

  • Michael Serpe

     

  • Gary Skidmore

     

  • MJ Territo

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anne and Peter

     

  • Jen Kasoff

     

  • Barbara Fischer

     

  • Dario

     

  • Alexandra Cozell

     

  • Sabrina Reilly

     

  • Karen & Terry D'Attore

     

  • Carl Aridas

     

  • Annette Wenzel

     

  • Phyllis Leary

     

  • Mangala and michael weitzen

     

  • Margaret Young

     

  • Laurence Golding

     

  • Lexy Spett

     

  • Lauren Bimbo

     

  • Jill Suzann Geddes

     

  • Rodrigo

     

  • Sheila and Philip Wander

     

  • Amy L. Katz

     

  • Bonnie Rofé

     

  • fran and george morris

     

  • Michelle Kitt

     

  • Povman Family

     

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106% 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

Povman Family

Povman Family

4 years ago

Michelle Kitt

Michelle Kitt

4 years ago

fran and george morris

fran and george morris

4 years ago

Bonnie Rofé

Bonnie Rofé

Rock on, Kathryn!!! 4 years ago

Amy L. Katz

Amy L. Katz

Go Kathryn!! 4 years ago

Sheila and Philip Wander

Sheila and Philip Wander

4 years ago

Rodrigo

Rodrigo

My friend, Jenny Paris, who is also raising money for Team Prize4Life already hit her goal so I'm donating to you. Good luck! 4 years ago

Jill Suzann Geddes

Jill Suzann Geddes

Run Kathryn Run 4 years ago

Lauren Bimbo

Lauren Bimbo

4 years ago

Lexy Spett

Lexy Spett

4 years ago