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Team Challenge ALS

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Less than 10 days away from Race Day and I just wanted to Thank everyone that has donated to the ALS Association. Every penny helps get closer to a Cure. Thank you!!!!
October 07, 2016

Well we are officially less than 10 days away until the Detroit International Marathon. To be honest it hasn't been easy and as anxious as I  See more
Kristin Lawrence

THE STORY:

Hi my name is Kristin Lawrence and I am signed up to run the Detroit Marathon in less than two months. I am 45 years old and am not in Marathon training shape. I am currently carrying about - 20 extra pounds that makes each mile torture to my poor legs. With a full time job and family- there is little extra time left over for training at the end of the day. I live in Florida where it is very hot as hades and with the humidity I will forced to run most miles inside. So why you wonder- with all of that would I subject myself to such misery….. well….. I am running because I can. I am running because those that are suffering from ALS will get to a point where they can’t. I am dedicating this race and each mile that I run to Judy who was diagnosed with ALS in October of last year. Judy is my best friend's mom and is someone that I have loved and admired for the majority of my life. To me she has always been the example of what a great mom is. Judy and her husband Tony were the proof and inspiration that true love really does exist and that marriage is beautiful. I am blessed to know this woman and be loved by her. And that is why I run.  We need a cure for ALS now. The Monster that is ALS affects the nerve cells in the  brain and spinal cord causing the degeneration of the motor neurons. When the motor neurons die, the ability of hte brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected people may lose the ability to speak, eat, move and breathe. At present there is no known cure. There are  15 new cases each day in the Unites States and it is estimated that as many as 20,000 Americans have the disease at any given time.  The race for a cure has become very personal for me as well and Judy and her family and everyone that knows and loves her. Please donate! I will post every day with updates on my training as well as the progress of the fundraising. 

$1,075

MONEY RAISED
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  • Allison Holden

    $100

  • Allison Holden

    $50

  • Ken Toy

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Noreen Roche

    $100

  • The Adams Family:)

    $100

  • Paul Lawrence

    $100

  • Dianne Holland

    $50

  • Robyn Valenti

    $100

  • Inesa Sviridova

    $25

  • Sabine Schropp

    $25

  • Patnode's :)

    $100

  • Carl and Heather Parry

    $25

  • Tom and Heather James

    $50

  • Taylor Lawrence

    $50

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108% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $4,855 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Sikora

Amount Raised

$1,100

Fundraiser Title

Kristin Lawrence

Amount Raised

$1,075

 

108% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kris Palmer

Amount Raised

$885

 

177% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelli Garvey

Amount Raised

$500

 

100% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MARGARET PRESTON

Amount Raised

$435

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Trott

Amount Raised

$395

 

79% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mario Mikho

Amount Raised

$365

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Greg Summitt

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Taylor Lawrence

Taylor Lawrence

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Tom and Heather James

Tom and Heather James

DONATION: $50

Good Luck! XOXO 2 years ago

Carl and Heather Parry

Carl and Heather Parry

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Patnode's :)

Patnode's :)

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Sabine Schropp

Sabine Schropp

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Inesa Sviridova

Inesa Sviridova

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Robyn Valenti

Robyn Valenti

DONATION: $100

Great job Kristin so proud of you 2 years ago

Dianne Holland

Dianne Holland

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Paul Lawrence

Paul Lawrence

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Adams Family:)

The Adams Family:)

DONATION: $100

2 years ago