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TEAM ALS: Running 4 A Cure in the 2013 ING NYC Marathon!

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Craig Williams via Crowdrise
November 01, 2013

Two days to go. Feeling AWESOME! Knowing you have supported me motivates me to train and run for TEAM ALS.  See more
Craig Williams

THE STORY:

Just to place one foot in front of the other required more effort than I had to give. My head was heavy and it was difficult to look up and focus. My eyes were heavy and just to keep them open was a struggle. Every breath was labored and shallow. All I wanted was couple of deep full breathes to keep me going. Weak arms hung loosely by my side but they were useless. The ache in my bones and muscles was overwhelmingly weakening. It was painful trying to get them to respond. But through all this I drank in the sights and sounds around me. I was living in the moment thinking it’s not going to get any better than this. Enjoy it.

No, I’m not describing the last few miles of a marathon but a painful minute in the life of someone with ALS.

Running a marathon is a walk in the park compared to what a person with ALS has to live with.

Having lost my brother Paul (photo on the left) to ALS (Motor Neurons) and two first cousins, Ross and Matt, I know the need to raise awareness about ALS is required if we are to make an impact. ALS is pervasive. You probably know of or are close to someone who has been impacted by this unforgiving disease.

The one thing I can do, and do well, is run.  So I’ll be running my 4th New York City Marathon on Sunday November 3, 2013 in memory of Paul, Matt and Ross and others afflicted by ALS as a member of TEAM ALS: RUNNING 4 A CURE. I hope that you will support me as you always have with a donation that goes directly to the ALS Association – Greater New York Chapter. This local chapter supports national research along with assisting those with ALS and their families.

My 16 weeks of marathon training begins Monday July 15. I’ll be keeping you updated on a regular basis so expect a weekly email on my training and fundraising progress. Your support does make a difference. Knowing that you have committed builds my resolve to train and complete the marathon. Come race day I’ll have logged over 600 training miles just to run 26.2 on marathon day. I have a few races scheduled through the training as well. Again, this is nothing compared to what my brother Paul endured and so many others with ALS must battle with every minute of every day. Every minute is a marathon for them.

Emails will be coming from 4ccccs and I’ll update pictures and video (to the left) regulalrly.

$3,822

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jason Fallon

    $20

  • Miki Funai

     

  • Kelly Polisin & Meredith Rooney

    $50

  • Mel Pugliese

    $25

  • Dennis and Susan McCarthy

     

  • karen yutsus

    $100

  • Sonja Vallillo, SPHR

    $50

  • Sue and Paul zavodny

    $50

  • Stage #289 Buddy

    $25

  • The Kinney Family!

     

  • The Goggi family

     

  • The Conde Family

     

  • Mark & Anita Adolf

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Samara, Shawn, Harlow & Evie

    $200

  • Sachs Family

    $500

  • Ian Brodsky

    $50

  • Barney & Nancy

     

  • Paul & Jen Tomasetti

    $50

  • The MacArthur Family

    $100

  • The Jlelaty family

     

  • Julian & Danielle Kessner

    $100

  • Cahill Family

    $100

  • David Thorne

    $50

  • Tamma

    $34

  • The Klein Family

     

  • Giri Parameswaran

    $100

  • Matthew Ilardo

    $50

  • Vicki Millar

    $30

  • Ruggiero Family

     

  • The Bachert Family

     

  • The Land Familly

    $400

  • The Condrillo Family

    $50

  • The Aussie Williams Family

    $100

  • Terry & Park Smith

    $40

  • The Hahner Family

    $100

  • The Radick Family

     

  • Lance Sven

    $50

  • Youmans family

     

  • Luann Miller

    $100

  • Jackie Smith

    $10

  • Mark Seefeldt

    $25

  • Nadine Dunne

    $50

  • Debi Loewy

    $50

  • The Perasso Family

    $100

  • Kathy George

    $75

  • dorothy halsey

    $52

  • David & Sonja Vallillo

    $50

  • Healy Family

     

  • EFRAH

    $50

  • The Jennings Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • John Harris

    $50

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109% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $75,375 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Ryan Connelly

Amount Raised

$11,777

 

118% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Sarah Holden

Amount Raised

$6,384

 

64% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Tara Donohue

Amount Raised

$5,923

 

148% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Colleen Ruggiero

Amount Raised

$5,802

 

145% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Nicole Cammaert

Amount Raised

$5,795

 

386% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Marissa Ruggiero

Amount Raised

$5,389

 

135% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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james dooley

Amount Raised

$5,031

 

168% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Kim Ostrom

Amount Raised

$4,170

 

83% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

John Harris

John Harris

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

The Jennings Family

The Jennings Family

Good Luck Craig! 4 years ago

EFRAH

EFRAH

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Healy Family

Healy Family

4 years ago

David & Sonja Vallillo

David & Sonja Vallillo

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

dorothy halsey

dorothy halsey

DONATION: $52

craig, good luck! i won't be able to make it in to cheer, but will be following compulsively! enjoy it. hopefully, i'll be running again next year :) best-dorothy 4 years ago

Kathy George

Kathy George

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

The Perasso Family

The Perasso Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Debi Loewy

Debi Loewy

DONATION: $50

Good luck Craig!! 4 years ago