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

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Nicole Cammaert

THE STORY:

Dear Friends,

I am embarking once again on a new training adventure for a cause that is very close to my heart.

I’ve decided to join again Team ALS and run the 2013 NYC Marathon to raise funds for the ALS Association - New York Chapter.

As many of you may already know, my father, Daniel, was diagnosed with ALS in 2004 and passed away in 2005. I will be running this year’s NYC Marathon not only in honor of my father and his incredible inner strength, but also in honor of his remarkably strong caregivers: my mother, Cristina, my sister, Dominique, and my brother, Juan Carlos.

In addition, I will be running in gratitude of my family’s invaluable support circle, before, during, and after ALS: great friends, family, doctors, nurses, and the ALS Association and Key Biscayne community.

Please help me raise funds for the ALS Association!

Your invaluable contribution will support the ALS Association in its search for a cure and better treatment options for ALS patients and will empower the association to provide appropriate support to people with ALS and their families.

In return, I pledge to train vigorously. I will dedicate my time, my body, and my inner strength in celebration of this amazing cause.

I promised my dad I would run for him, so here I go again!

Nicole

 

What is ALS?

When my father was diagnosed with ALS, we had no idea what this was, what it meant. I had never heard of this disease and never anticipated what came after the diagnosis.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a motor neuron disease or neurodegenerative disease. Today, there is no real consensus on what the cause of ALS is, and the condition is not completely understood, but there is a lot of research and significant advances have taken place. However, investments in research for a cure and better treatment are imperative. We need to help!

ALS is a that usually attacks both upper and lower motor neurons and causes degeneration throughout the brain and spinal cord. My father first discovered that his foot (I believe his left one, if I remember correctly) was weak and not responding correctly. He had difficulty walking and started limping strangely.

Physicians have limited choices for treating ALS, there was really not much we were able to do for my dad sadly… but we kept him comfortable. There is no cure. However, investments in research have proven to be fruitful.

For more information, visit the ALS Association website: http://www.als-ny.org/index.php?page=als_facts

$5,795

MONEY RAISED
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  • Yuval Avni

    $40

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  • Brian Wong

    $50

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  • Gary A

    $75

  • La Manna

    $100

  • Shannon Magill

    $100

  • Andy C

    $500

  • Hutch

    $150

  • Anne Ross

    $100

  • Dean

    $100

  • Charles

    $100

  • KJ

    $50

  • Hanit Tzaidi

    $50

  • Paul

    $100

  • Joe Riggio

     

  • Ingrid

    $200

  • Mr Iglesias

    $100

  • Ron Rubin

     

  • Levron

    $50

  • Diggers

    $100

  • Ronni P

     

  • Deveaux

    $100

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  • Fede

    $30

  • Kevin Gately

    $50

  • Jordan & Nancy

    $150

  • Yossi Leon

    $50

  • Sandrine

    $30

  • Abe

    $200

  • PSK + AK

    $75

  • Virginia

    $100

  • Janette Shim

    $100

  • Louise

    $100

  • Barbara Didia

     

  • Clara Su

    $50

  • Alon

    $50

  • Gily Gazit

    $20

  • Eva

    $100

  • Johannah

     

  • Hannah Banyard

    $50

  • Stephanie Olszewski

    $50

  • Jill

    $150

  • Nicole

     

  • Jane

    $100

  • Alex and Domi

    $100

  • Cristina Cammaert

    $100

  • Denise Duarte

    $50

  • The Meades

    $100

  • Jess

    $50

  • Ruth Margalit

    $50

  • ANGELA M. MALAVENDA

    $200

  • John Burchenal

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $190

  • Divine

    $50

  • Scott Stelk

    $50

  • Debby Planer

    $50

  • MV

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

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386% Raised of $1,500 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

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

Maria Teresa

Maria Teresa

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In Memory of Daniel Cammaert. 4 years ago

MV

MV

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Debby Planer

Debby Planer

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Scott Stelk

Scott Stelk

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Divine

Divine

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $190

4 years ago

John Burchenal

John Burchenal

DONATION: $75

You are a true inspiration Nicole 4 years ago

ANGELA M. MALAVENDA

ANGELA M. MALAVENDA

DONATION: $200

I LOVE YOU NICO. YOU ARE THE BEST! NENA 4 years ago