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Magda Schellekens' Fundraiser:

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

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Magda Schellekens

THE STORY:

Thank you for taking time visiting me fundraising page.

On the 3rd of November 2013 (in two months!!!) I will run the 2013 New York City Marathon. I feel very privileged to be part of the Team ALS and running to benefit this great charity that helps those impacted by this horrible crippling disease.

I am running this marathon again with my dear friend Kelly (with whom I ran the last three marathons). Kelly had told me a long time ago that if she ever run NYC Marathon she would run in honour of her friend Jemma, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2004. Jemma is now 39 and unable to eat, dress or move without help. Through her courageous battle, Jemma remains positive and always willing to help others. I have decided to join Kelly in the effort of fundraising for the ALS Association, as running 42.195 km (or 26.2 miles) seems no struggle comparing to daily struggles patients with ALS go through.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive, fatal motor-neuron disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. Cognitive function is generally spared for most patients and the majority of people with ALS will maintain hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis and only about 4% survive longer than 10 years. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.

Please help me to raise money to fund the research to help to find ways to prevent and cure this cruel disease! Thank you very much for your support!

Magda

$3,475

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bessie, Sam, Loukas and Nathan

    $50

  • Ronald

    $300

  • Maria James-Sharma

    $20

  • Michelle Jones

    $50

  • Anne Easeman

    $20

  • Richard and Maria Addington

    $150

  • Angela & Pete

    $100

  • Sam, Johnny, Claudia and Julius

    $100

  • Janette McGowan

     

  • Lynn and John E.

    $250

  • Rachel Bray

    $30

  • Lillian Klein

    $20

  • Vana and Dennis

    $50

  • Ola & & Krys Kaniasty

    $100

  • Mark & Karen Bennett

    $25

  • Sara Brinn-Johnson

    $30

  • Tracey Deane

    $50

  • Nils & Munira

    $50

  • Tania, Connor & James

    $75

  • Roger and Lisa

    $50

  • Annabelle, Nick & girls x

    $40

  • Adrian and Rachel Pitts

    $250

  • Shona Moth

    $75

  • Lee and Kim Jackson

    $100

  • the goosens

    $250

  • Ruth Armitage

    $100

  • Joanne, Dennis and the boys xx

    $50

  • Simon and Janet Barnes

    $50

  • Jo Male

    $20

  • Shelley, Joseph, Rupert & Isabella

    $40

  • The Konstanty Family

    $200

  • Louise Tyrer

    $20

  • Marisa Brown

    $30

  • Vivek and Shenny

    $50

  • Lucy, Matthew, James and Beatrice

    $100

  • Vanessa & Andrew

    $50

  • María & Paul Strickland

    $50

  • Erika W

    $20

  • Harin Grewal

    $100

  • The Whiteleys

    $50

  • Jane & Ron Tarsy

    $50

  • Roshina

    $50

  • Jan Woods

    $80

  • Deborah Rhodes

    $100

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99% 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

Deborah Rhodes

Deborah Rhodes

DONATION: $100

Magda, as always you inspire me! Congratulations on your toughest marathon yet, but as you said all that pain disappears the moment you realise why you are running this tough race, what a great cause. Well done! Love Deborah xxx 4 years ago

Jan Woods

Jan Woods

DONATION: $80

4 years ago

Roshina

Roshina

DONATION: $50

Well done Magda x 4 years ago

Jane & Ron Tarsy

Jane & Ron Tarsy

DONATION: $50

to honor Jemma Rubin 4 years ago

The Whiteleys

The Whiteleys

DONATION: $50

What a great cause! 4 years ago

Harin Grewal

Harin Grewal

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Erika W

Erika W

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

María & Paul Strickland

María & Paul Strickland

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Vanessa & Andrew

Vanessa & Andrew

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Lucy, Matthew, James and Beatrice

Lucy, Matthew, James and Beatrice

DONATION: $100

4 years ago