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Running Marathon for Alzheimer's!

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April 20, 2011

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BENEFITING: Alzheimer's Association

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2011

John Qua

THE STORY:

 

Hey guys!

I've been training for the last 3 months to run the Providence Marathon this coming May 1st. It's been quite the experience involving many a blister, peanut butter craving, muscle spasm, and Ben & Jerry's binge.....but it was all worth it!

I want to use this run to fundraise for a cause that's important to me and my family: research into Alzheimer's and the care of those who have it. My grandfather suffered from Alzheimer's and we've seen how debilitating the disease can be. We also know how important and truly life-changing it is to have the public aware of the disease, to have good care for those afflicted, and for research towards a cure to be well funded. I've chosen to donate any money I raise to the Alzheimer's Association, a great organization that promotes awareness, gives care to those with Alzheimer's, and funds/directs research into the disease. The organization meets the Standards for Charity Accountability of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, meaning it gives at least 70% of its profits to those causes, so I feel safe donating raised money to them!

Please please donate to the cause or come to the race!

Suggestions: if you don't know what to donate, you can give a certain amount per mile I have to run.

$1 per mile translates into a $26 donation

50 cents per mile translates into $13

...but if you're feeling generous, please donate more!

Thanks to everyone who's supported me in this, please donate, and I hope to see you all downtown at the race!

John

PS: I haven't explained Alzheimer's disease for sake of space, but if you want to know more about it please go here (http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_what_is_alzheimers.asp)

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To This Fundraiser

$713

MONEY RAISED
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  • ginny

    $26

  • Cheryl and Jim

    $50

  • Brendan

    $26

  • Rémy

    $26

  • Meself

    $50

  • Amanda

    $13

  • Dad, Mom, Will and Grandma Q

    $250

  • Ashley and Peter

    $15

  • Gary and Maureen

    $25

  • Sam

    $20

  • Grandma and Grandpa Schutte

    $50

  • Monsieur VE

    $26

  • Jennifer Rothgeb

    $26

  • magpie

    $10

  • Allison Eckert

    $100

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $713 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Allison Eckert

Allison Eckert

DONATION: $100

you go, john qua! a very worthy cause 6 years ago

magpie

magpie

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Jennifer Rothgeb

Jennifer Rothgeb

DONATION: $26

Congrats for running the marathon Jon! Jim's mom has had Alzheimer's for 11 years, so it's a cause that is important to us. 6 years ago

Monsieur VE

Monsieur VE

DONATION: $26

6 years ago

Grandma and Grandpa Schutte

Grandma and Grandpa Schutte

DONATION: $50

Go for it John! We have very fond memories of Grandfather Q. We love you! 6 years ago

Sam

Sam

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Gary and Maureen

Gary and Maureen

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Ashley and Peter

Ashley and Peter

DONATION: $15

I know Grandpa is smiling down on your John, good luck + Godspeed!!! XO 6 years ago

Dad, Mom, Will and Grandma Q

Dad, Mom, Will and Grandma Q

DONATION: $250

Grandpa Q would be proud. So are we. Have a great run! 6 years ago

Amanda

Amanda

DONATION: $13

run pirate run 6 years ago