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Tony D'Alonzo's Fundraiser:

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

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Tony D'Alonzo via Crowdrise
October 28, 2013

Thank you to all of the great supporters of the ALSA! We have officially hit the $1,000 goal, be proud of yourselves.  See more
Tony D'Alonzo

THE STORY:

This year, I literally won the lottery.  No, I am not a millionaire, but I am one of the lucky few who were selected from a random drawing to participate in the historic New York City Marathon.  I would like to use my good fortune in this rare opportunity to raise awareness and contribute toward a worthwhile cause.

My wife's grandmother was the victim of ALS. Her family experienced the hardship and loss of a parent and friend that was taken from them too early in life. No child should be forced to care for a parent through the devastating progression of physical decline caused by this disease. Even through this, the greater New York chapter of the ALS association, in its early days, was able to support the family in a time of great need.

Through my own personal experience as a physical therapist, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals who have suffered from this overwhelming illness.  I have seen a slow decline in young and energetic individuals. All of my training tells me to focus on funcitonal gain, strength, and strategies for functional improvement.  But never have I felt so helpless as when faced with an individual with ALS, where no known intervention can prevent inevitable loss of independence.  I can genuinely say that this is the hardest group of patients that I have ever worked with, and I can only imagine the challenges faced by their families and caregivers.

Please join me in contributing to this cause to help fund community resources, family support, awareness initiatives, and research toward controlling the progression of this disease.

$1,767

MONEY RAISED
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  • Valerie D'Alonzo

    $100

  • Franco and Linda D'Andrea

    $25

  • Stella and Greg Bredin

    $100

  • Joe and Beth Iatarola

    $25

  • Mary Anne & Mario Canales

    $25

  • Andrea Lavoie (Bayada Home Health Care)

    $50

  • Gabe Givnish

    $25

  • Philip & Victoria John

    $100

  • Nello and Carolyn

    $50

  • Joe and Mary D'Alonzo

    $100

  • Rita Urbanek

    $25

  • Nick and Carm

    $250

  • Laura and Matt

    $35

  • Carleen A. Johnstone

    $50

  • Chris and Rita Urbanek

    $20

  • Carol Bishop

    $100

  • Sharon and Paul Driscoll

    $100

  • Sara and LuAnn Trout

    $50

  • Cay Ambrose

    $25

  • penelope

    $50

  • Dom Betro

    $200

  • Dave Totaro

    $262

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177% Raised of $1,000 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

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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

Dave Totaro

Dave Totaro

DONATION: $262

4 years ago

Dom Betro

Dom Betro

DONATION: $200

Of course in memory of Mom.....thank you for doing this Tony! 4 years ago

penelope

penelope

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Cay Ambrose

Cay Ambrose

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Sara and LuAnn Trout

Sara and LuAnn Trout

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Sharon and Paul Driscoll

Sharon and Paul Driscoll

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Carol Bishop

Carol Bishop

DONATION: $100

Thank you, Tony, on behalf of all of my PALS 4 years ago

Chris and Rita Urbanek

Chris and Rita Urbanek

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Carleen A. Johnstone

Carleen A. Johnstone

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Laura and Matt

Laura and Matt

DONATION: $35

Love you Tony good luck! 5 years ago