Skip to content
laurengrenier's profile image - click for profile

Lauren Grenier's Fundraiser:

Team ALS Champion Fund 2013

Lauren's Photo
Lauren's Photo
Lauren's Photo
Lauren's Photo
Lauren's Photo
Lauren Grenier

THE STORY:

THE UMASS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION INC wrote -

The UMass ALS Champion Fund:

In recognition of the critical need for new treatments for ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, the UMass ALS Champion Fund is a movement to drive awareness and funding for the ALS breakthroughs happening at UMass Medical School (UMMS) and in the laboratory of Robert H. Brown, Jr., DPhil, MD one of the world’s leading and most promising ALS researchers.

The Champion Fund aims to help Dr. Brown and his colleagues pursue ALS research leads and breakthroughs right now that might otherwise take years to attract funding from traditional sources. As a result, this Fund will make researchers at UMMS better prepared to “seize the moment” when highly promising ALS discoveries are made.

UMMS and Dr. Brown are being joined in this effort by former Governor of Massachusetts and Ambassador to Canada, A. Paul Cellucci. Governor Cellucci announced in January 2011 that he has been diagnosed with ALS and is being treated at UMMS by Dr. Brown. News of Cellucci’s diagnosis sparked an outpouring of support from friends and colleagues across the Commonwealth and the country, including fellow former governors and other elected officials. Governor Cellucci has chosen to use his story as a catalyst to support ALS research at Massachusetts’ public Medical School.

I am proud to continue my career in public service by leading the UMass ALS Champion Fund,” said Cellucci. “A champion helps to deliver great victories, and Dr. Brown is a true champion of ALS research. But, victories are a team effort. Dr. Brown and his colleagues at UMass Medical School need our support.”

Dr. Brown is widely recognized as a pioneer in neurodegenerative disease research and for 30 years has dedicated his career to unlocking the secrets of ALS, a degenerative disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness, leading to paralysis and eventually death. There is currently no treatment to stop or reverse ALS. Brown has been a leading visionary for ALS treatment and part of nearly every fundamental ALS breakthrough to-date, including the identification of mutations in a gene that is responsible for the rare, familial form of the disease. Brown’s work has opened a window into ALS that has drastically changed the research landscape and provided patients and loved ones touched by ALS with something very rare: hope.

The Champion Fund aims to extend and supplement the already great fundraising initiatives benefiting UMMS. Dr. Brown and team has been fortunate to receive support from a diversity of groups, including the Massachusetts-based Angel Fund and national partner CVS Pharmacy, both of which have been raising money for UMMS and acting as champions in the fight against ALS for more than 10 years. The Champion Fund will complement and extend those funding sources to augment the overall effort.

Now is the time. There is hope. But, victories are a team effort. Join us – become a champion and help fight back against ALS.

Learn More at http://www.umassals.com/

Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/umassals

$4,470

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Samson Whittemore

    $500

  • Shannon Mulaire

    $100

  • Phil G

    $250

  • Sambucci Family

     

  • Amanda Aucoin

    $10

  • Ericka Neece

    $50

  • Marcus Viscidi

    $20

  • Melissa and Dave Lucas

    $100

  • Ray and Mary Grenier

    $1,000

  • Tanya Lozano

    $25

  • the fiorini's of the north - eh!

    $100

  • Stefanie Kinley Fiorini

     

  • Andree and Dave

    $50

  • Matt Keswick

    $200

  • Jenn Nassour

    $100

  • Alicia Davis Downs

    $500

  • Nick & Keri Connors

    $100

  • Ed Cash

    $50

  • The Guelph Kirbys

    $100

  • Ann Whittemore

    $50

  • Mary & Eileen

    $200

  • George & Hilary Lambert

    $50

  • Gnarles

    $100

  • Micheline Grenier

    $100

  • George & Roberta Lambert

    $100

  • Finn Cross

    $50

  • Kristina & Maya Kloman (and the rest of us!)

    $25

  • Vincent & Carol Dupre

    $100

  • Kathleen Salvucci

    $100

  • Brooke DeLuca

     

  • Jill Jones

     

  • Jen Bernstein

     

  • Alexandra Kaplun

     

  • Dan Hettler

    $25

  • Abby Johnson

    $25

  • Meghan B. Cully

    $20

  • Chris Grenier

    $50

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

75% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $43,565 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Joseph Strauss

Amount Raised

$7,594

 

127% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Megan

Amount Raised

$7,196

 

120% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brendan Byrne

Amount Raised

$6,655

 

111% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Russ Becker

Amount Raised

$6,050

 

101% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Susan Marshall

Amount Raised

$6,000

 

100% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Charles Desourdy

Amount Raised

$5,600

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Grenier

Amount Raised

$4,470

 

75% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Denise Clifford

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Chris Grenier

Chris Grenier

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Meghan B. Cully

Meghan B. Cully

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Abby Johnson

Abby Johnson

DONATION: $25

Good luck, Lauren! 5 years ago

Dan Hettler

Dan Hettler

DONATION: $25

Good Luck!! 5 years ago

Alexandra Kaplun

Alexandra Kaplun

5 years ago

Jen Bernstein

Jen Bernstein

5 years ago

Jill Jones

Jill Jones

5 years ago

Brooke DeLuca

Brooke DeLuca

Good luck!! 5 years ago

Kathleen Salvucci

Kathleen Salvucci

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Vincent & Carol Dupre

Vincent & Carol Dupre

DONATION: $100

5 years ago