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July 25, 2017

I am feeling better than average. I am more thoughtful with my workouts. I save my endurance workouts for long runs and stopped running everyday.  See more
Nicole Kefalas

THE STORY:

On Sunday, November 19th, I will be running the Philadelphia Marathon. It's my first marathon in over a decade, and it might be the one that it is the most meaningful. I am racing for my niece and goddaughter, 6 year old Callie Carr. Cal and I share the same birthday, December 23rd, and a devastating diagnosis. At the age of 40, with three young daughters, I learned that I had MS and that same year Cal was diagnosed with leukodystrophy. Leukodystrophy and MS are both white matter diseases, and in those five years Cal has lost the ability to walk, talk, and eat. She receives hospice care. Since my diagnosis, I have fought to regain a sort of balance and reclaim control of my body. With determination, hard work, and the support of my family, I have fought my way back and am in the best shape of my life. Last year, I ran a half marathon and crushed my $5,000 goal and raised over $6,000 for a to help kids with leukodsytrophy.  This year I am doubling the distance and doubing my goal.  These funds will support pioneering reseach that will cure Leukodystrophies in a decade.


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To This Fundraiser

$1,865

MONEY RAISED
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  • Frank Bernt

     

  • Howard Cloth and Suzanne Pitney

    $90

  • Daniel Losen

    $100

  • Abby Johnson

    $50

  • Barbara Garson

     

  • Dory M. Berman

    $100

  • Laura Keene

    $50

  • Tracy Burke

    $50

  • Marianna and Antonis

    $50

  • Stacie Simon

    $50

  • Anne Marvan

    $100

  • Norine Simpson

    $50

  • Fern Boeglin

    $50

  • The Crooke Family

    $50

  • Julie and Eric Shapiro

     

  • Caoimhe Minogue

    $25

  • Leighton Family

    $100

  • Tate Mckellar

    $25

  • Amy Gould

     

  • Maria Karafoti

    $50

  • Anna and Johnny Kefalas

    $50

  • Christie MacDougall

    $50

  • The Connaghan Tjadens

    $25

  • Lelia Richardson

    $50

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19% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $8,415 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Calliope Joy Foundation

Amount Raised

$6,550

 

33% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nicole Kefalas

Amount Raised

$1,865

 

19% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Grace Orcutt

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Lelia Richardson

Lelia Richardson

DONATION: $50

43 minutes ago

The Connaghan Tjadens

The Connaghan Tjadens

DONATION: $25

4 days ago

Christie MacDougall

Christie MacDougall

DONATION: $50

5 days ago

Anna and Johnny Kefalas

Anna and Johnny Kefalas

DONATION: $50

Run like the wind, auntie! We love you!! 6 days ago

Maria Karafoti

Maria Karafoti

DONATION: $50

1 week ago

Amy Gould

Amy Gould

In honor of Nicole, and the inspiration that she provides to so many of us. 1 week ago

Tate Mckellar

Tate Mckellar

DONATION: $25

1 week ago

Leighton Family

Leighton Family

DONATION: $100

1 week ago

Caoimhe Minogue

Caoimhe Minogue

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Julie and Eric Shapiro

Julie and Eric Shapiro

1 month ago