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THE UMASS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION INC's Fundraiser:

UMass ALS Cellucci Fund Boston 2017

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Dr. Brown featured in the Boston Globe
October 18, 2016

"ALS continues to ravage lives, but hope for a cure endures" Read the Oct. 14 story.  See more

BENEFITING: THE UMASS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION INC

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

THE STORY:

The Cellucci Fund aims to help Dr. Brown and his colleagues pursue ALS research leads and breakthroughs right now that might otherwise take years to attract funding from traditional sources. As a result, this Fund will make researchers at UMMS better prepared to “seize the moment” when highly promising ALS discoveries are made.

In 2011, UMMS and Dr. Brown were joined in this effort by former Governor of Massachusetts and Ambassador to Canada, A. Paul Cellucci. Governor Cellucci announced that January that he had been diagnosed with ALS and was being treated at UMMS by Dr. Brown. News of Cellucci’s diagnosis sparked an outpouring of support from friends and colleagues across the Commonwealth and the country, including fellow former governors and other elected officials. Governor Cellucci chose to use his story as a catalyst to support ALS research at Massachusetts’ public Medical School through the establishment of the UMass ALS Champion Fund, now the Cellucci Fund.

“I am proud to continue my career in public service by leading the UMass ALS Champion Fund,” Cellucci said in at the time. “A champion helps to deliver great victories, and Dr. Brown is a true champion of ALS research. But, victories are a team effort. Dr. Brown and his colleagues at UMass Medical School need our support.” Cellucci died from complications of the disease on June 8, 2013. He was 65. In 2014, the fund was renamed the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund to honor his commitment to this cause.

Dr. Brown, the Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair of the Department of Neurology at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center, is widely recognized as a pioneer in neurodegenerative disease research and for more than 30 years has dedicated his career to unlocking the secrets of ALS, a degenerative disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness, leading to paralysis and eventually death. There is currently no treatment to stop or reverse ALS. Dr. Brown has been a leading visionary for ALS treatment and part of nearly every fundamental ALS breakthrough to-date, including the identification of mutations in a gene that is responsible for the rare, familial form of the disease. Dr. Brown’s work has opened a window into ALS that has drastically changed the research landscape and provided patients and loved ones touched by ALS with something very rare: hope.

The Cellucci Fund aims to extend and supplement the already great fundraising initiatives benefiting UMMS. Dr. Brown and team has been fortunate to receive support from a diversity of groups, including the Massachusetts-based Angel Fund and national partner CVS Pharmacy, both of which have been raising money for UMMS and acting as champions in the fight against ALS for more than 10 years. The Cellucci Fund will complement and extend those funding sources to augment the overall effort..

Now is the time. There is hope. But, victories are a team effort. Join us in the fight back against ALS.

http://www.umassmed.edu/advancement/umass-als-cellucci-fund/

About Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD

$54,900

MONEY RAISED
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  • Karen

    $50

  • Judy and Graeme Proudfoot

    $100

  • Garrett Sullivan

     

  • Brian Jackson

     

  • Joe Hanslip

    $250

  • Nancy M. Hanslip

    $100

  • Bob and Dee

    $100

  • Debra Isaac

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Bev & Rick Durvin

     

  • Richard Nanartowich

    $25

  • Derek and Joanne Cipriano

    $100

  • Henry & Stacey Higdon

     

  • Joseph Ferraro

    $50

  • The Isbister Family

    $500

  • Kyle Edwards

    $50

  • Melissa & René Gauthier

    $100

  • Peter and Sandy Earl

    $250

  • Hatch family

    $100

  • Carol Gear

    $250

  • Beth Cannon-Ragnar TN

    $25

  • Dan S.

     

  • John MacKenzie & Pat Glynn

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Craig and Anne Adams

    $1,250

  • Francisco Naya

    $50

  • World of Beer fundraiser

    $197

  • The Jack Creedon Family

    $500

  • Kari Young

    $200

  • Jennifer Dolynchuk

    $50

  • Edward Cash

    $100

  • Marc and Missy Pelletier

    $100

  • Steve Bourque

    $25

  • The Bond Family

    $250

  • Dr Paul Rowland

    $100

  • Brett Chodorow & Limor Rabie

    $127

  • Fen-Biao Gao

    $100

  • Maggie

     

  • Jeannie

     

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Benjamin Krefetz

     

  • Penny

    $25

  • Jane Swift

    $100

  • The McIntyre Family

    $26.20

  • Richard Cronin

    $25

  • Erica & Kevin Bliss

    $200

  • Linnea Walsh

    $20

  • Lynn Thomas

    $50

  • Sarah Croopnick

    $50

  • Beverly &a Larry Koplan

    $100

  • Jeanne Ficociello

     

  • The Whipple Family

    $500

  • Casey Zych

    $20

  • Virtual Race

    $505

  • Toni Richardson

    $25

  • Lauren & Alex Rose

    $100

  • The Dunphy Family

     

  • Ashley Kaufman

    $25

  • The Ladd's

    $250

  • Coco Sullivan

    $15

  • David Wilson

     

  • Molly Greenshields Parents!

    $25

  • Jim and Pat Paugh

    $100

  • Julie Comenzo

     

  • Filis and Bob Casey

    $25

  • The Fruhan Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Roger D. Bozarth/The Insurance Advantage, Inc.

     

  • Thank goodness it's not an ultra

    $25

  • The godards

    $100

  • Kunitz Family

    $250

  • Tarcisio and Kirstin Ferreira

    $25

  • The Garf Family

     

  • Kathy Travis

    $50

  • Danielle and Jeff Mach

    $100

  • Annie Colesworthy

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Beth and Tom Kline

    $100

  • Cathy Russell

     

  • Dave and Jan Roberts

    $100

  • Monica Mariano

    $50

  • Theresa and Bob

     

  • Meg Deane

    $50

  • Ruslan and Debbie Fedotenko

     

  • Jo Johnson

    $100

  • Will and Mary Roach

    $232.47

  • Rod and Barbara

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $2,400

  • Kimberly Gailun

    $250

  • Donna Nocco

    $975

  • Anonymous

     

  • Aerojet

    $1,000

  • Anne and Craig Adams

    $1,250

  • DONNA

     

  • Jennifer Sharp

     

  • anonymous

    $828

  • anonymous

    $125

  • Tom and Laura Corner

    $50

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146% Raised of $37,500 Goal

The Team: $54,900 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Craig Adams

Amount Raised

$24,200

 

242% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jamie Miller

Amount Raised

$8,099

 

108% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Nocco

Amount Raised

$7,550

 

76% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kerri Floramo

Amount Raised

$7,500

 

100% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christine Hetzel

Amount Raised

$7,500

 

100% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

THE UMASS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION INC

Amount Raised

$50

 

0% Raised of $37,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Tom and Laura Corner

Tom and Laura Corner

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

anonymous

anonymous

DONATION: $125

1 year ago

anonymous

anonymous

DONATION: $828

1 year ago

Jennifer Sharp

Jennifer Sharp

1 year ago

DONNA

DONNA

IN MEMORY OF KEVIN "FISH" CONNELL 1 year ago

Anne and Craig Adams

Anne and Craig Adams

DONATION: $1,250

1 year ago

Aerojet

Aerojet

DONATION: $1,000

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

Donna Nocco

Donna Nocco

DONATION: $975

1 year ago

Kimberly Gailun

Kimberly Gailun

DONATION: $250

1 year ago