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October 10, 2014

58% towards my fundraising goal for #TCSNYCMarathon Raising Awareness for #Dup15q and funds for #Dup15qAlliance in honor of nephew!  See more

BENEFITING: DUP 15Q ALLIANCE

EVENT: 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014

Cynthia Morales

THE STORY:

I decided to run the NYC Marathon to mark the milestone of turning 40.  I love my two nieces and two nephews. These wonderful kids make me strive to be a good role model and a good person.  Instead of having a big party, I thought I would bring meaning to my birthday and my training by focusing on my youngest nephew, C.J. who has special needs.  For my 40th birthday, I would love to raise $4000 to help other kids like my nephew who has Chromosome 15q11.2-13.1 duplication syndrome (dup15q or dup15q syndrome).  The funds raised will go to the Dup15q Alliance (www.dup15q.org).

When my nephew was diagnosed, doctors informed my sister that he would never learn to speak and that the manifestations of this syndrome would be unknown.  C.J. has his difficulties.  Although 5 years old, he can be confused for a three year old.  Yet this kid always is smiling, happy and positive.  He challenges us to remember what is important in life by always maintaining a positive attitude.  Despite the early ominous warnings from the doctor, C.J. is verbal and very active.  He loves chasing his dog and playing with all kinds of balls. 

Please help me stay motivated to train through the heat and humidity of the summer in Miami.  I am dedicating my participation in the NYC Marathon to C.J.  Instead of all birthday presents (except for candy), please consider giving a small donation (equal to the price of a beer, glass of champagne or other beverage to toast for my birthday) for my birthday!

About dup15q: 

dup15q or dup15q syndrome is a clinically identifiable syndrome which results from duplications of chromosome 15q11.2-13.1. There is a wide range of severity in the developmental disabilities experienced by individuals with chromosome 15q11.2-13.1 duplication syndrome. At the present time there is no specific treatment that can undo the genetic pattern seen in people affected by chromosome 15q duplications.  Although the fundamental genetic differences cannot be reversed, therapies are available to help address many of the symptoms associated with dup15q.  Physical, occupational and speech therapy along with special education techniques can stimulate children with dup15q to develop to their full potential.

Dup15q Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. 

Dup15q Alliance provides family support and promotes awareness, research and targeted treatments for chromosome 15q11.2-13.1 duplication syndrome. 

Through its work to raise awareness and promote research into chromosome 15q duplications, we seek to find targeted treatments so that affected individuals can live full and productive lives. Together with our families, Dup15q Alliance is working towards a better tomorrow for children with chromosome 15q11.2-13.1 duplication (dup15q) syndrome.

$29,876

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lauren and Mark Chandler

    $10

  • cedrie

    $20

  • Kim

    $25

  • Yolanda & Doug

    $20

  • Karla Aldana

    $25

  • Beluga Blue

    $50

  • Scott and Jamie Wright

    $100

  • Liz McCausland

     

  • Jim

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Aj Smith

    $10

  • Renee Thompson

     

  • imsa alum 92

    $25

  • Cathy Veal

     

  • Edson Briggs

    $25

  • Emma Hall-Scullin

    $25

  • Timmay!

    $100

  • Jackie Brown

    $50

  • Jacqueline Simms-Petredis

    $25

  • mickey witte

    $25

  • Ori Bafunno

    $25

  • Espe

     

  • Jenny Minvielle D'Albor

     

  • George Milian

    $40

  • Anonymous

     

  • Peggy Juriga

    $25

  • Paige

    $100

  • Andreas Ultrabikex Studio

    $50

  • Mike McD

    $40

  • Caryn

    $100

  • Gema Midence

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jamie Jenkins

    $50

  • Melissa Goldberg

    $50

  • Julie Lucas

    $25

  • Size Queen!

    $100

  • Nome & Quette

    $50

  • The DeClercq's

    $50

  • Valentin Frank Tran

    $60

  • steph and john

    $50

  • Rex & Kaylee Carricarte

    $26

  • Javier Diaz

    $100

  • Jess Anderson

    $105

  • The Bacani Family

    $25

  • Rachel Cabrera

    $50

  • Cynthia Collins

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Lori Cottone

    $50

  • michele primeau

    $80

  • Leigh

    $20

  • Marc Kremer

    $20

  • Nicole Rendos

    $10

  • Kate Jackson

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sarah, Jaime, Chase & Ryder

    $27

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rachel B.

    $50

  • Claire Wang

    $50

  • Lora Sidorovich

    $20

  • The Wolfpack

    $500

  • Susan Sucher

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Henry Arendse

    $30

  • Juris Shibayama

    $300

  • Chelsy & Josh

    $25

  • Myles

     

  • Lisa & John Paul

    $50

  • The McCarthys

    $25

  • Cindy McKendall

    $40

  • The Meltzers (Go Green Waves!)

    $50

  • Jorge Fernandez

    $25

  • Your "Boston" Ponytail Pirate ;-)

    $32

  • Danielle Maham

    $20

  • Pervaze

    $75

  • CJ

    $50

  • Mario Cantella

    $20

  • Alvin

    $76

  • Ana D

    $75

  • Suki

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Cristina Alonso

    $25

  • Julie

    $25

  • Brenndacita!

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Michael Green

    $25

  • Diane Nichols

    $25,300

  • Robert & Debby Cohen

    $180

  • Betthy Bolanos

    $50

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747% Raised of $4,000 Goal

The Team: $29,876 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Cynthia Morales

Amount Raised

$29,876

 

747% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Catherine Hudon

Amount Raised

$0

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Melissa Goldberg

Amount Raised

$0

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michele primeau

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Betthy Bolanos

Betthy Bolanos

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Robert & Debby Cohen

Robert & Debby Cohen

DONATION: $180

4 years ago

Diane Nichols

Diane Nichols

DONATION: $25,300

4 years ago

Michael Green

Michael Green

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Thanks for the support for the cause. Means a lot to see caring people like you running and raising awareness for DUP-15Q. You are an angel! 4 years ago

Brenndacita!

Brenndacita!

DONATION: $50

With love! Run strong, run with the heart!! 4 years ago

Julie

Julie

DONATION: $25

Today I donate to Cynthia in recognition of The Quest's Be A Hero day since you, Cynthia, are a hero for your nephew and others. I love how you have taken your skill (running) and used it for the good. Good luck! 4 years ago

Cristina Alonso

Cristina Alonso

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

Go get it girl!!!!!! 4 years ago

Suki

Suki

4 years ago