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

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Kelly Konstanty

THE STORY:

This July I hit the pavement once again to train for the New York Marathon (Take 2!), which I will run on November 3, 2013.  Not only am I excited to run my first New York, but, I am also excited because I have chosen to run it for Team ALS, the New York Chapter in honor of my friend, Jemma.

In January 2004 Jemma was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.  She is now 39 and unable to eat, dress or move without the help of her husband Jason.  Through her courageous battle, Jemma remains positive and always willing to help others.

Often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe.  The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.

Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease.  ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.

This crippling disease can strike anyone.  Presently there is no known cause of the disease though support is bringing researchers closer to an answer. 

About three years ago, I made my decision to run for Jemma.  I told her that when I got back to the U.S. (after living in London for 4 years), and ran New York it was going to be for her.  Over the years, she has always supported causes that I have run for and been involved in and now I want to give back and run in honor of her.  I want to run for those who can’t run themselves because they have been stricken by this horrible disease.  Jemma, despite what she is going through, is always the first to encourage, support and to wish others well.  It is amazing to me how one person can be so strong and have so much to give and be so selfless.  I want to do my part in raising money in order to help beat this disease so that someday we may find a cure!  

Last year, I attempted to run NY for Jemma but a natural disaster prevented that from happening.  This year it WILL happen!  I know that some of you reading this donated to this worthy cause last year.  For those that have, as I said in my thank-you's, this is a pay-it-forward.  For those that were unable to contribute last year, I hope that you will consider supporting me in this worthy cause and for supporting me in my run to honor this amazing woman!

The money I raise with your help will provide funding for research to find that cure…and to prevent others from going through what many before them have had to endure!

Best, 

Kelly

 

 

$3,287

MONEY RAISED
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  • A.J. & Colin Konstanty

    $25

  • Hamberlin

    $50

  • Charmaine and Matt McDermott

    $25

  • The Navarro Family

    $50

  • Karen Bagdasarian and Andre Karr

    $25

  • Greene Family

    $25

  • Jack Coco

    $100

  • The Rainey's

    $25

  • The Udell Family

    $25

  • The Kanter Family

    $100

  • The Robert family

    $50

  • The Hollands

    $262

  • Gino Bona

    $25

  • James, Katie & Charlie Hannon

    $50

  • Jennifer Finkelstein

    $200

  • Patty Mullan

     

  • Mom and Dad

    $25

  • Delaney Family

    $200

  • Tom and Kristen Hughes

    $50

  • jayne jones and links

    $25

  • Noa Fahey

    $25

  • Patricia Aquino-Macri

    $25

  • Carol and Carl Portale

    $50

  • Valerie Kolesar

    $25

  • The Ford girls

    $25

  • Scott, Margaret & Hudson Shepherd

     

  • Irene and Tony Britt

    $100

  • The Dockray Family

    $100

  • Jen Padellaro

    $10

  • Geno Carter (Sweet Chest)

    $25

  • The Connors Family

    $30

  • Sloane & David Feldman

    $100

  • Nancy & Charlie Gallea

    $25

  • S. Lee Fly-The

    $10

  • Viv Clarke

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $250

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164% Raised of $2,000 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

Fundraiser Title

Colleen Ruggiero

Amount Raised

$5,802

 

145% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nicole Cammaert

Amount Raised

$5,795

 

386% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

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

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

For Jemma and her fight against this horrible disease! And Kelly for the run! 4 years ago

Viv Clarke

Viv Clarke

DONATION: $1,000

Well done Kelly. Lots of Love Miss Viv 4 years ago

S. Lee Fly-The

S. Lee Fly-The

DONATION: $10

Jemma. Such an inspiration to so many. 4 years ago

Nancy & Charlie Gallea

Nancy & Charlie Gallea

DONATION: $25

For Jemma 4 years ago

Sloane & David Feldman

Sloane & David Feldman

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

The Connors Family

The Connors Family

DONATION: $30

Way to go Kelly! 4 years ago

Geno Carter (Sweet Chest)

Geno Carter (Sweet Chest)

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Jen Padellaro

Jen Padellaro

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

The Dockray Family

The Dockray Family

DONATION: $100

In honor and memory of Jim Curran's mom 4 years ago

Irene and Tony Britt

Irene and Tony Britt

DONATION: $100

Great cause. My mother passed away from this. Thanks, Kelly, for running to find a cure. 4 years ago