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Frankie Gonzales' Fundraiser:

Running for Lyme Disease Hope

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Frankie Gonzales via Crowdrise
October 23, 2011

The race is over!!!!! I got first in my age group and 31st overall!! It was a great race and was run for a good cause!  See more

BENEFITING: Lyme Disease Association, Inc.

EVENT DATE: Oct 23, 2011

Frankie Gonzales

THE STORY:

The Story: Before my freshman year of college I didn’t know anything about Lyme Disease. I had heard of it before but it had never been of any concern to me. But that all changed when I met Leah. She lived down the hall from me in the dorms and was in a couple of my classes. We got to know each other very well and ended up dating :-).

Well I learned that she had Lyme Disease and since then I have done a lot of research into what Lyme Disease is and what it does. After seeing how it has affected her and seeing how it has affected her family I felt like I needed to do something to help.   I am a runner and I figured running a half-marathon in benefit of Lyme Disease would be the best way I could do it. So I started this fundraising page with www.Crowdrise.com (awesome website) to help me raise $1000 for Lyme Disease Research.

Commonly misdiagnosed, Lyme Disease is caused by a type of bacterium that is transmitted by ticks. It is a rapidly growing disease that newly infects close to 2,200 people per month according to www.lymefacts.com.  If left untreated, an infected person could suffer from fatigue, arthritis, neurological, and cardiac disorders for years after they have been bitten. More information on prevention, transmission, and symptoms is available at www.lymediseaseasscoiation.org. There is a lot of potential for research on Lyme Disease and I hope to significantly contribute to that. 

All the money I raise from this Half-marathon will be directly donated to the Lyme Disease Association  (LDA) a 501(c)3 all volunteer organization  and will go to benefit their partnership with Columbia University dealing with Lyme Research. Any money is incredibly appreciated not only by me and Leah but by everyone who suffers from Lyme Disease.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,050

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Pat Harbordt

     

  • Frankie Gonzales

    $20

  • Elaine Gonzales

    $25

  • Marcella Smith

    $20

  • Robanne Harrison

    $25

  • Kurt Harbordt

     

  • Tio Mike

    $20

  • Chris and Gretta Benson

     

  • Veronica

    $10

  • Veronica Von

    $10

  • The Davis Family

    $50

  • Tammy Lee

     

  • Uncle Joe & Audrey

    $100

  • Frank and Kathy Faykes

    $50

  • Max & Doreen Cuzzort

    $100

  • Your Brother Danny

    $10

  • Nicole Harbordt

     

  • Bethany Sieroslawski RPh

    $25

  • Howie,Jaclyn and Rylie

    $50

  • Rudy and Marcella Gonzales

    $25

  • Grable Kids

     

  • The Lograsso Family

    $50

  • Padre

    $100

  • Your Mississippi Family

    $55

  • Lauren Davis

    $20

  • Leah

    $30

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105% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,050 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Frankie Gonzales

Amount Raised

$1,040

 

104% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Leah Harbordt

Amount Raised

$10

Fundraiser Title

Elaine Gonzales

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Leah

Leah

DONATION: $30

Congratulations on exceeding your goal! Everyone is very proud of you and really appreciates what you have done, especially me. I love you very much! 5 years ago

Lauren Davis

Lauren Davis

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Your Mississippi Family

Your Mississippi Family

DONATION: $55

Frankie, we all wish you the best on your race. We love you much and are glad to see that you have met your goal. We are very proud of you. 5 years ago

Padre

Padre

DONATION: $100

For Leah 5 years ago

The Lograsso Family

The Lograsso Family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Grable Kids

Grable Kids

Frankie is the coolest. We are proud of him for caring about his friends, for drawing attention to an important cause, and for being a real leader. 5 years ago

Rudy and Marcella Gonzales

Rudy and Marcella Gonzales

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Howie,Jaclyn and Rylie

Howie,Jaclyn and Rylie

DONATION: $50

Frankie, you are a great young man !! Train hard for this and while you do, see if you can squeeze in some basketball practice too...You launched some bricks the other day. Can't believe the backboard is still in one piece. 6 years ago

Bethany Sieroslawski RPh

Bethany Sieroslawski RPh

DONATION: $25

I am happy to sponsor you in your Run. Lyme devastates the lives of people all over the nation (I am from SW Michigan) and is unfortunately overlooked as a possible diagnosis due to poor testing. Your efforts to help with research and awareness are truly appreciated. 6 years ago

Nicole Harbordt

Nicole Harbordt

Frankie, Thanks so much for doing this! It means a lot to me and my family. Love, Nicole 6 years ago