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Run for Ellie

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BENEFITING: National Down Syndrome Congress

ORGANIZER: Courtney and Bret

EVENT: NYC Half 2012

EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2012

Brett Chepenik

THE STORY:

Courtney and Bret Bowerman wrote -

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

$1,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Timed Exercise

    $100

  • Tricia Loveless

    $30

  • Lauren & Jason Zitter

    $50

  • Charles Johnston

    $40

  • Kim Thomas Chaney

    $100

  • Ari Crumley

    $50

  • Jana Lambert

    $50

  • David Podvia

    $25

  • Caroline Klingstrom

    $25

  • Wendy and Rich Craven

    $50

  • Bob Booth

    $100

  • Gonzalo Mejia

    $50

  • Just Fitness 4 U

    $100

  • Jennifer Heller

    $30

  • Michelle Jacobs

     

  • Maribel Guerra

     

  • Jeff Hewitt & Rebecca Wehner

    $50

  • Debbie and Jeff

    $100

  • Lina & Raelys Zumba- T:E

    $50

  • Darlene Day

     

  • Matthew Medure

    $100

  • Samantha and Grant Wright

    $25

  • Kellie and Robert Carney

    $25

  • Dan Wilkinson

    $100

  • Eden and steve

    $25

  • Anthony

    $20

  • Priscila Benites

    $25

  • The Bambergs

    $20

  • Scott & Maria Lee Richburg

    $25

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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

$16,440

Fundraiser Title

Brett Chepenik

Amount Raised

$1,500

Donor Comments

Scott & Maria Lee Richburg

Scott & Maria Lee Richburg

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

The Bambergs

The Bambergs

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Priscila Benites

Priscila Benites

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Anthony

Anthony

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Eden and steve

Eden and steve

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Dan Wilkinson

Dan Wilkinson

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Kellie and Robert Carney

Kellie and Robert Carney

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Samantha and Grant Wright

Samantha and Grant Wright

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Matthew Medure

Matthew Medure

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Darlene Day

Darlene Day

6 years ago