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Lauren DeMarzo's Fundraiser:

Running for Migraine Awareness

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BENEFITING: Migraine Research Foundation Inc.

EVENT DATE: Oct 18, 2014

Lauren DeMarzo

THE STORY:

This year for my birthday I have decided to run in the Baltimore Run Festival Half Marathon to raise money for the Migraine Research Foundation. I hope to raise at least $800 that will go directly to fund research.

Migraine is an extraordinary common disease that affects 36 million men, women and children. A few years ago I developed daily chronic headaches that affected every aspect of my life. Three generations in my family including my grandmother who passed away, my father and myself have all been affected by this chronic disease. My father and I saw a Neurologist and received a list of migraine triggers to avoid in order to decrease or prevent headaches. We strictly follow a specified diet, which as many as my close friends, family and co-workers know, includes not having a sip of caffeine, a bite of chocolate, or a slice of real cheese in the last three and a half years!

I am so thankful that we were lucky enough to find resources to learn about how to control our migraines. Although it has helped tremendously, I still cannot remember a day without a headache. As I learn more about the need for funding, I am becoming increasingly passionate to do anything I can to help fund research that will help my family and the 14 million other people who suffer from daily chronic headaches.

The Migraine Research Foundation was founded in 2006 as the only nonprofit organization dedicated to funding migraine research in the United States. I ask that in celebration of my birthday, instead of cards you may send with money or the drinks you may buy for me at the bar, please make a donation to the Migraine Research Fund. All donations go directly to fund research and any donation will help!

For more information about the Migraine Research Foundation, Inc. or for more facts about migraines visit: www.migraineresearchfoundation.org/

For more information about the Baltimore Run Festival visit: http://www.thebaltimoremarathon.com/

*Be sure to note the optional fee when donating. 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,105

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lauren DeMarzo

    $100

  • Angelo and Sandy DeMarzo

    $200

  • Anne DeMarzo

    $200

  • Danny

    $100

  • Andrew & Emily Martinez

    $100

  • Rod & Lisa Martinez

    $100

  • Randy

    $100

  • Rachel Nickse

    $20

  • Matt Flora

    $50

  • Nikki Marshall

    $25

  • Maddy Bottomley

    $20

  • Syreeta Williams

    $25

  • Kelley Ryan

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lane Lohman

     

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138% Raised of $800 Goal

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The Team: $1,105 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Lane Lohman

Lane Lohman

Lauren DeMarzo 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

YOU GO GIRL 4 years ago

Kelley Ryan

Kelley Ryan

Love you deez - good luck running 4 years ago

Syreeta Williams

Syreeta Williams

DONATION: $25

Good luck! We miss you in Boston! 4 years ago

Maddy Bottomley

Maddy Bottomley

DONATION: $20

Love you! So proud 4 years ago

Nikki Marshall

Nikki Marshall

DONATION: $25

Wishing you the best of luck, though I know you won't need it! You're a super star and I'm so proud of you for supporting a great cause that I know has impacted your life and the lives of others tremendously! Cheering you on every step of the way, I love you! 4 years ago

Matt Flora

Matt Flora

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Rachel Nickse

Rachel Nickse

DONATION: $20

~*Changing the world one mile at a time*~ YOU GO GIRL 4 years ago

Randy

Randy

DONATION: $100

This is a great thing you're doing. 4 years ago

Rod & Lisa Martinez

Rod & Lisa Martinez

DONATION: $100

4 years ago