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Chris Van Dyke's Fundraiser:

Run 4 Ford: 24 Hour Run Against ALS

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BENEFITING: ALS Association Greater New York Chapter

EVENT DATE: Nov 09, 2013

Chris Van Dyke

THE STORY:

At 9 AM on November 9th, I'm going to start running, and not stop for 24 hours.  Over the last few years, I've run 3 marathons and one ultra-marathon, but all of those have just been for me.  This time, I'm running with another goal as well -- raising awareness and funds for ALS research.

 

A little more than a year ago, my uncle Ford was diagnosed with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.  In that very short time, this terrible disease has taken one of the most active, vital men I have known and left him in a wheelchair.  

 

When I started running as an adult, my uncle was always an inspiration, as I have memories from childhood of when he began running and swimming seriously.  I remember hearing stories of his marathons, triathlons, and epic ocean swims, and being in awe of his accomplishments.  When I myself took up running, and made the difficult transition from 5Ks to half-marathons to full marathons, my uncle Ford was always in the back of my mind.


Today, he is once again my inspiration for undertaking the most difficult physical challenge I have yet to tackle:  24 hours of running.  My goal is to run 100 miles in one day.  I honestly have no idea whether I will be able to do this or not, as the longest distance I’ve ever completed is 31 miles in 7 hours.  Thinking of over three times that distance is nearly overwhelming, and more than a bit terrifying.  However daunting it is however, it pales in comparison to the truly terrifying challenge facing my uncle and thousands like him who are fighting ALS.  

Whether or not I accomplish my goal or not, I’m going to try my hardest, and I would really appreciate your support -- for my own effort, but more so for the cause it will represent.    Please join me in raising the awareness of ALS, and follow my progress as I try to push myself further than I have before.  Thank you.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,671

MONEY RAISED
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  • A.Alexander

     

  • Sara Garner

    $50

  • Dave Warth and Kelly Buttermore

    $25

  • Matt Brown

     

  • Roger K. Jones

    $50

  • Anna Van Dyke Johnson

    $100

  • Richard & Rene' Van Dyke

    $50

  • Laura Malone

     

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  • Bill & Libby Young

    $100

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  • Richard and Mary Van Dyke

    $100

  • Mike Pfister

    $100

  • John and Julie Pfister

    $250

  • Jamie Twaite

    $25

  • Clancy Smith

    $25

  • Hope Donovan Rider

    $25

  • Liz McGovern and Ian McBee

    $25

  • Keith McBee

    $100

  • Peter Warren

    $25

  • Burke and Amy Sampson

    $25

  • James McBee and Meghan Grimes

    $100

  • Rosi Greenberg & Richard Cozzens

    $25

  • Krissa & Stuart Bridgett-Cavouras

    $15

  • katina &keith; hockney

    $15

  • Susan Stoderl

    $25

  • Carl Metz

    $75

  • Lindy Osborne

    $25

  • Mom and Dad

    $200

  • Alan & Kathleen

    $50

  • Shannon O'Grady

    $40

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    $100

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    $10

  • Aaron and Rachel Powell

    $20

  • Benjamin Mudgett and Family

    $25

  • Alan Rosenberg

    $25

  • Amy Hondo

    $20

  • Rioux

    $50

  • For Amy

    $85

  • Sarah Holden

    $100

  • Michael and Karen Mudgett

    $100

  • Gary Mulzer & Rashida Hilliard

    $33

  • Sarah

    $40

  • Gene&Diane;

    $50

  • Diljeet Mangat

    $20

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