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Team RDS Runners Air Force Marathon 2012

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July 02, 2012

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BENEFITING: Research Down Syndrome

ORGANIZER: Research Down Syndrome

EVENT: Air Force Marathon Sept 15, 2012

EVENT DATE: Sep 15, 2012

Torrie Caufield

THE STORY:

My name is Torrie Caufield and I am running in the Air Force Half Marathon as a part of the Research Down Syndrome (RDS) team.  I am originally from Wisconsin and attend the University of Dayton where I study Psychology.  Ever since elementary school, I have had a passion for helping individuals with developmental disabilities, Down syndrome in particular, which is why I support the goals of RDS.

"RDS supports scientific studies directed towards understanding the sources of cognitive difficulties in persons with Down syndrome.  RDS believes in the promise of a future where therapies will be available that will help improve memory, learning and communication in persons with Down syndrome.  This will lead to increased life opportunities in education, employment, social interactions....perhaps a future where persons with Down syndrome might be able to live independently.  Please join with the RDS Runners as their miles help RDS fund research that already has made extraordinary progress."

When I heard about Research Down Syndrome, I knew immediately that I wanted to run to support their cause.  My friend, Katie, has Down syndrome and has inspired me in so many ways.  Katie and I have been friends ever since we met in third grade.  Throughout the years we have been in classes together, and we were in Best Buddies together in high school.  Katie and I both love doing many of the same things, such as shopping and going out to eat at Panera.  I have had so much fun with Katie going bowling (she is way better than me!), painting pottery, and dancing to Lady Gaga in my car.  Katie is one of the most happy, fun, and beautiful girls I know, and I am so lucky to call her my friend.  

I ran my first half marathon in May of 2012, and I have decided to run another half marathon to support Research Down Syndrome.  I know, that with the extraordinary research that Research Down Syndrome will do with the money I raise, Katie, and other individuals with Down syndrome will be granted the opportunities that they deserve.  I love Katie and am so proud of all that she has accomplished and know that she will accomplish much more in the future.

If you are interested in supporting Research Down Syndrome and supporting me in racing for the extraordinary, please see the donation section on my profile.  For more information on Research Down Syndrome please visit http://www.researchds.org/.   Thank you so much for your support.  I appreciate it greatly!


Sincerely, 

Torrie Caufield
 

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To This Fundraiser

$620

MONEY RAISED
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  • Katie Moerschel

    $250

  • The Dowsett family

    $50

  • Jim and Linda Saladin

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Cameron Caufield

    $20

  • Marianne Mccall

    $150

  • Tracey and Ken

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

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124% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $14,131 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Anne Harvey

Amount Raised

$3,343

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Jill Luginbill

Amount Raised

$1,513

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Steve Goar

Amount Raised

$915

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Ryan Goergen

Amount Raised

$855

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Wesley Cure

Amount Raised

$765

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Kimberly Jones

Amount Raised

$725

 

145% Raised of $500 Goal

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Theresa Maciejewski

Amount Raised

$663

 

133% Raised of $500 Goal

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Bill Schafer

Amount Raised

$624

Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Tracey and Ken

Tracey and Ken

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Marianne Mccall

Marianne Mccall

DONATION: $150

5 years ago

Cameron Caufield

Cameron Caufield

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Jim and Linda Saladin

Jim and Linda Saladin

DONATION: $50

In Memory of my childhood friend Jan Gilbert who also had Down Syndrome. Jan has moved on to her next life, but while she was here she lived a full, rewarding and happy life surrounded by her family and great many friends. She was a good friend who helped teach me patience, about caregiving and acceptance, and mostly about opening my eyes and heart to all the variety of people in the world. 5 years ago

The Dowsett family

The Dowsett family

DONATION: $50

Torrie, you rock!!! We are so proud of you for taking on this challenge for such a worthy cause. Pete thanks you!!! 5 years ago

Katie Moerschel

Katie Moerschel

DONATION: $250

Thank you Torrie, you are the Best 5 years ago