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Jenny Barrett's Fundraiser:

Run to Move

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BENEFITING: Parkinson's Foundation INC

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Jenny Barrett

THE STORY:

Hello family & friends,

As many of you know I am in for 2013! I have applied for the NYC Marathon every year since 2009 and last year I was finally awarded the no-so-coveted 'three years denied by the lottery, fourth year you're in' but alas the devastating Super Storm Sandy had a plan of her own. So, for the second year in a row I am in for NYC and God willing I will cross that finish line with a huge smile on my face, I have waited long enough!

When I was 18 years old my mom, Myra Barrett, ran this race in 4:12:42. Of course back then I wasn't even a runner and had no idea what an impact running would eventually have on my life. I would like to run this most amazing race and while doing so raise awareness for movement disorders. Run to move.

My mom has been diagnosed with parkinsonism plus cerebellar degeneration (say that three times fast), more commonly known as parkinsonism plus or atypical parkinson's. This fancy-sounding disease is wreaking havoc on her mobility. The one-time marathoner now has a hard time walking, speaking, seeing, writing, and swallowing. She is the strongest mom I know and I want future daughters going through this disease to have hope for a cure.

In addition, my Aunt Marilyn has advanced Parkinson's and has been battling it for twenty years. My Dad's Uncle John was also recently diagnosed. And my very good friend's mom has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. I have gone from someone who knew what the disease meant by watching Michael J. Fox to someone who knows all too well what this horrible disease means.

I want to run for those who can't due to movement disorders. I want to run this race for my mom. The Parkinson's Disease Foundation funds all kinds of research, including some research for parkinsonism. Together we can find a cure.

Thank you for visiting my page,

Jenny Barrett

$5,050

MONEY RAISED
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  • Carolyn Will

    $500

  • Cindy and Steve Morton

    $100

  • Jim and Jane Sidwell

    $400

  • Lauren Edmonds

    $100

  • Shazi Ahmad

    $200

  • The Ahmad Family

    $500

  • Nancy Schrader

    $25

  • Aziz & Amy Ahmad

    $100

  • Heather Harper

    $100

  • Erin and Kye Strance

    $500

  • Sally Reed

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jerry Barrett

    $100

  • Charles Edwards

    $100

  • Michael & Kelley Fowler

    $50

  • Kim Buff

    $50

  • JoAnna Johns & Patrick Tumbarello

    $100

  • Maria Maloney

    $25

  • Bill and Clara Carroll

    $500

  • David and Mindy Ogle

    $200

  • Ryan, micaiah, Caelan, and Rory kenney

    $150

  • Chris & Carla Reece

    $100

  • Ted & Chigger Miller

    $250

  • Mom & Dad

    $350

  • Jenny Barrett

    $200

  • Lisa Blanton

    $50

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101% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Lisa Blanton

Lisa Blanton

DONATION: $50

You rock my friend!! Kick some marathon butt!! Love you! 5 years ago

Jenny Barrett

Jenny Barrett

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Mom & Dad

Mom & Dad

DONATION: $350

5 years ago

Ted & Chigger Miller

Ted & Chigger Miller

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

Chris & Carla Reece

Chris & Carla Reece

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Ryan, micaiah, Caelan, and Rory kenney

Ryan, micaiah, Caelan, and Rory kenney

DONATION: $150

Hoping for a cure. What a great memory celebrating the marathon with the Barrett's back then. Sending lots of thoughts and willpower to jenny for her marathon. 5 years ago

David and Mindy Ogle

David and Mindy Ogle

DONATION: $200

Great to honor your Mom.....she's a great person who has the prayers of many! 5 years ago

Bill and Clara Carroll

Bill and Clara Carroll

DONATION: $500

A great way to honor your Mom. Good Luck in NYC ! 5 years ago

Maria Maloney

Maria Maloney

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

JoAnna Johns & Patrick Tumbarello

JoAnna Johns & Patrick Tumbarello

DONATION: $100

Such an amazing cause and great thing you're doing! Way to go Jenny! 5 years ago