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Courtney and Bret Bowerman's Fundraiser:

Run for Ellie

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Courtney and Bret's Photo
Courtney and Bret's Photo
Courtney and Bret's Photo
Courtney and Bret's Photo
Courtney and Bret's Photo

BENEFITING: National Down Syndrome Congress

EVENT: NYC Half 2012

EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2012

Courtney and Bret Bowerman

THE STORY:

We (Courtney & Bret Bowerman) are running the NYC Half Marathon on March 18.  We're doing it for a lot of reasons but mostly for our daughter, Ellie Parker.
 
Just over 3 years ago, Ellie graced the world with her big, bold smile. Shortly after she was born, we were told she had Down syndrome, a genetic condition that leads to a variety of developmental challenges and impacts over 400,000 Americans. It was a big surprise for our family but now it's hard to imagine life any other way. In such a short time, our little girl has taught us so much...to be more patient and committed, to not sweat the small stuff and to cherish those everyday accomplishments. In fact, every time we get worn out training for this race, we're reminded how hard she works every day to run, jump, talk, color, you name it. They just don't make 'em any more determined than Ellie...

We're writing to ask you for your help in supporting an organization that Bret recently joined as a board member: the National Down Syndrome Congress. NDSC is a national non-profit organization that provides information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome.  Bret focuses his time on helping to influence public policy related to education, employment and funding for scientific research.  In July, NDSC is sponsoring a "Day on the Hill" to raise awareness among members of Congress and advocate for recently introduced bills. The proceeds raised from our run will go directly to support NDSC's Day on the Hill. Learn more about NDSC at: www.ndsccenter.org

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity-- it means so much to me and even more to NDSC.  

Hope to make you (and her) proud.
-Court & Bret Bowerman

$17,940

MONEY RAISED
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  • Carolyn and Jed Dorfman

     

  • John Kupris

     

  • Tyler and Sonya

     

  • Greg and Vera Muzzillo

    $100

  • Mary Ann Colvin

    $25

  • John Howard

    $1,000

  • Bud and Boolie Syme

     

  • Amy and Mark Pihlstrom

    $100

  • Clara & Ward

     

  • Brian Blackman

    $50

  • Timed Exercise

    $100

  • Tricia Loveless

    $30

  • Lauren & Jason Zitter

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Charles Johnston

    $40

  • Kim Thomas Chaney

    $100

  • Dan & Ellen

     

  • Ari Crumley

    $50

  • Jennifer Higginbotham

    $25

  • Darlene Day

     

  • Pat Hillegass

     

  • Brian and Amy Johnson

     

  • Jana Lambert

    $50

  • Chase and Reed Meyer

     

  • Bob Juneja

    $500

  • Dan, Ellen, Pat, Jamie and Christi

     

  • David Podvia

    $25

  • Caroline Klingstrom

    $25

  • Wendy and Rich Craven

    $50

  • Bob Booth

    $100

  • Gonzalo Mejia

    $50

  • Just Fitness 4 U

    $100

  • John & Hugh Rooney

    $200

  • Jennifer Heller

    $30

  • Michelle Jacobs

     

  • Maribel Guerra

     

  • Katie Kimball

     

  • Jeff Hewitt & Rebecca Wehner

    $50

  • Laurie Kopp

    $50

  • Marilyn Cullivan

    $250

  • Debbie and Jeff

    $100

  • Jeff and Jessica Huebner

     

  • Maxine Guercio

    $50

  • Lina & Raelys Zumba- T:E

    $50

  • Darlene Day

     

  • Kim, Randy, Cameron, Colin & Madison

     

  • The Shueys

    $250

  • Neddie McLean

    $20

  • Lori & Chris McKee

     

  • Brooks Robinson

    $25

  • Brad Jacobsen & Family

    $100

  • Sue and Chris Joe

    $25

  • clarissa zulick

    $40

  • Marilyn Tolbert

    $25

  • Nadine Maes

    $25

  • Omar Mallick

    $100

  • David and Kim Tolleson

    $50

  • Jamie and Nick Renwick

    $100

  • Matthew Medure

    $100

  • Samantha and Grant Wright

    $25

  • Patricia and Ben Grad

    $50

  • Leslie Tuttle

    $25

  • Tony and Sharon Gould

    $25

  • Kellie and Robert Carney

    $25

  • Dan Wilkinson

    $100

  • Susan Goodman

    $25

  • Eden and steve

    $25

  • Anthony

    $20

  • Martine & Laurie Hobson

    $25

  • Mary (Ginny) Hillegass

    $50

  • Justin and Christina Goldberg

    $25

  • Shawn & Carrie Gallagher

     

  • Blake Austin & Ashley Delamarter

     

  • Lindsay and Taylor

    $100

  • Henry Jones

    $50

  • Priscila Benites

    $25

  • Julie Harmon

     

  • Bailey

    $50

  • The Bambergs

    $20

  • Sonia Kotwal

     

  • Jocelyn & Scott Spielberger

     

  • Scott & Maria Lee Richburg

    $25

  • Brian Bush

     

  • Jim & Tracy McDonough

    $100

  • Clare and Whitney Edmister

    $100

  • The Whipples

    $100

  • Carol & Leo Silverstein

    $100

  • The Korns

     

  • Doug & Debbie Bowerman

     

  • The Perkals

     

  • David Brisske

    $100

  • Kristin & Jeff Darien

     

  • Osier Family

     

  • Clara Pang

    $50

  • Emily and Jack Williams

     

  • Dave Frank

    $100

  • Tom Barnett

    $100

  • Caroline, Colby and Carter (your coolest cousins)

    $100

  • Robin and Jay and kiddos

     

  • The Pihlstrom Family

    $100

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $17,940 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Courtney and Bret Bowerman

Amount Raised

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Brett Chepenik

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

The Pihlstrom Family

The Pihlstrom Family

DONATION: $100

Courtney and Bret, Please run for Mikey Sullivan and Wyatt Speck too- a couple of the coolest 3rd graders in Ava's class and part of the Down syndrome community. Good luck and have fun! XOXO Amy 4 years ago

Robin and Jay and kiddos

Robin and Jay and kiddos

4 years ago

Caroline, Colby and Carter (your coolest cousins)

Caroline, Colby and Carter (your coolest cousins)

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Tom Barnett

Tom Barnett

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Dave Frank

Dave Frank

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Emily and Jack Williams

Emily and Jack Williams

5 years ago

Clara Pang

Clara Pang

DONATION: $50

Bret and Court - Hope I am not too late, and wish i was there to cheer you on but I am in India until May. This is such a great cuase and I can't believe I have never met Ellie - she is beautiful!! I love her smile.. Joy. Hope to see you guys soon! Clara 5 years ago

Osier Family

Osier Family

5 years ago

Kristin & Jeff Darien

Kristin & Jeff Darien

5 years ago

David Brisske

David Brisske

DONATION: $100

5 years ago