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BENEFITING: Cure JM Foundation

EVENT: Walk Strong to Cure JM - Seattle

EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2016

Kalen Konopka

THE STORY:

Please consider joining our family for the inaugural Walk Strong to Cure JM as part of Gabe's Gang of Goofballs! I know it is a long drive for most of our family and friends, so if you are not able to join us, please consider making a donation to help us reach our goal of $2,500! You can also "Join Our Team" below if you'd like to help with fundraising. The Cure JM foundation is the only organization soley dedicated to JM research. They are commited to raising awareness, supporting families, funding research and finding a cure! 

The event itself will include a one mile walk, entertainment, bouncy house, food carts and more!

JM is a group of rare and life-threatening autoimmune diseases in which the body's immune system attacks it's own cells and tissues. Gabe was diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis last summer at 2.5 years old. He initially presented with skin-only involvement, but a month ago his MRI and blood work revealed that his muscles are now being attacked. He is now undergoing treatment consisting of daily steroids, weekly chemotherapy injections as well as a list of other medications/supplements to try to control his immune system and counteract the side-effects from the drugs he is on. We hope and pray that Gabe goes into remission as soon as possible, but this will always be a part of his life, as it can flare again at any time. This is where Gabe's story is now, and we feel blessed that he has followed a relatively mild path so far, and we pray it continues that way. 

Thank you for your support of Gabe and Cure JM as we fight this disease! 

 

$3,155

MONEY RAISED
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  • Yvonne

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Lausches

     

  • Ma Walker

    $25

  • From Donna Klover

    $100

  • J&R Lofthus

    $50

  • Chana Coleman

    $25

  • Coplen

     

  • Noah

    $50

  • Michelle Britton and Terry Bostick

    $50

  • Wades

    $100

  • James & Julia Sheeks

    $50

  • Candace M Lazzaro

    $25

  • Sandy Taggard

    $100

  • Mary W

    $25

  • Norene & Alvin Carlson

    $50

  • Drew Carlson

    $50

  • The Flynn Family

     

  • Linda Lofthus

    $100

  • Carol Deihm

    $50

  • Nonni and Boppa

    $200

  • Jenny Walker

    $25

  • Mary Liggett

     

  • Gayle Loescher

    $25

  • James Geist

    $30

  • Ursula Giesecke

    $100

  • EA Hill

    $25

  • BE Stallard

    $100

  • Wyatt Cates

    $30

  • Donald Deihm

    $100

  • Barbara Waltman

    $25

  • Dea Tran

    $25

  • Cure JM Matching

    $500

  • Kibby

     

  • Garvins

     

  • Lee Family

    $50

  • Amanda Powell

    $25

  • Brittany Wick

    $25

  • Jessica Balfour

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

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126% Raised of $2,500 Goal

The Team: $3,155 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kalen Konopka

Amount Raised

$1,480

 

59% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daphne and Terry Lofthus

Amount Raised

$800

Fundraiser Title

Sharon & Pat Wardian

Amount Raised

$725

Fundraiser Title

Alex Konopka

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Erin Harding

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Jessica Balfour

Jessica Balfour

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Brittany Wick

Brittany Wick

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Amanda Powell

Amanda Powell

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Lee Family

Lee Family

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Garvins

Garvins

11 months ago

Kibby

Kibby

11 months ago

Cure JM Matching

Cure JM Matching

DONATION: $500

11 months ago

Dea Tran

Dea Tran

DONATION: $25

Praise for Gabe's Zumba energy that makes us smile! 11 months ago

Barbara Waltman

Barbara Waltman

DONATION: $25

11 months ago