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Wake Up Narcolepsy 2015 Boston Marathon Fundraiser - $80,000 Team Goal

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BENEFITING: WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC

ORGANIZER: WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Justin Ferguson

THE STORY:

Justin Ferguson 

Principal Cosmos Strategies

Newmarket, Ontario, Canada                    

My fundraising goal: $7,500     

On April 20th I‘ll be going to the starting line in Hopkinton to run the 26.2-mile (42.2KM) Boston Marathon to benefit Wake Up Narcolepsy.  This is the second year in a row I have the privilege to support this important cause.

Narcolepsy is a serious, severely misunderstood and misdiagnosed medical disorder in desperate need of funding for research.  The funds raised during the Boston Marathon Fundraiser will be donated directly to narcolepsy researchers trying to gain a deeper understanding about this serious medical disorder to improve the lives of people suffering from it. 

The 2015 Boston Marathon will be my fifth marathon and fourth in a year and half. My goal is 3:25. My best marathon was my last one where I ran 3:35, but with your help and support I hope to better that.

Last year's Boston Marathon was a special experience; words cannot express the emotions I felt running that race.  I was constantly reminded of the reason I was running - to support the people who suffer from Narcolepsy and for the people who cannot run for themselves.  These elements helped push me through to the finish line; despite the knee injury I suffered three weeks before the race. 

I felt firsthand how tough this race is and I am nervous for it this year but I know with your help, I will persevere.  Last year, the toughest element was the weather - training in the harsh winter conditions that living in Canada offers, combined with the heat on race day presented its own set of challenges.

April will be here before we know it. And of course on race day I’ll be working hard on the course, climbing all the hills, including Heartbreak Hill and the last small hill right before the finish line where my leg went numb last year and I thought I was going to collapse before pushing through to the end. I know from experience how satisfying it feels to make it through a tough race like Boston. 
And with your generous support, I’ll know the satisfaction of advancing the work of Wake Up Narcolepsy again.

By donating today, you’ll be supporting the untiring work of “WUN”. You’ll be helping people everywhere whose lives have been turned upside down by the debilitating symptoms of narcolepsy.  You can learn more about the horrible conditions that people with narcolepsy suffer from here: http://www.wakeupnarcolepsy.org.

Thank you for your support!

Justin

PS:  Your support is greatly needed as we try to raise awareness and fund research to help people who suffer from this awful neurological disorder.

PPS:  If you cannot make a donation, please consider sharing this page with friends and relatives via email or on Facebook and twitter.  Any help you can give is greatly appreciated.

Note to Canadian donors: YOUR DONATION WILL BE IN US DOLLARS -  Thank you for your generous donation! You will receive a tax receipt at the conclusion of the 2015 Boston Marathon. This receipt will come from Sick Kids Foundation/Wake Up Narcolepsy Sleep Disorder Fund. Wake Up Narcolepsy donates marathon contributions from Canadian residents to this nonprofit foundation. If you have questions about this procedure, please contact Wake Up Narcolepsy Chairman Gordon Gow at 416.921.1512.

 

Justin Ferguson is the Principal of Cosmos Strategies, the Founder of aSmarterWay.life, an avid marathoner, a supporter of charities, including: Wake Up Narcolepsy and Sick Kids Hospital, and a believer that anything is possible.

$5,820

MONEY RAISED
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  • Georganne Burke

    $100

  • Donations Made Through SickKids

    $2,659

  • Peter Curtis

     

  • SickKids Foundation

    $487

  • Anne & Jim Ferguson

    $50

  • Theresa S

    $100

  • Justin Ferguson

     

  • G. Bunker

    $50

  • SickKids Foundation Toronto

    $694

  • SickKids Foundation Fundraiser

    $1,645

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78% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $80,783 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

David Gow

Amount Raised

$38,724

 

77% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mia Filippini

Amount Raised

$13,136

 

131% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Suzanne Rispoli

Amount Raised

$12,903

 

86% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lynn Stanfield

Amount Raised

$8,500

 

113% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Justin Ferguson

Amount Raised

$5,820

 

78% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC

Amount Raised

$1,300

 

2% Raised of $80,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Johnson

Amount Raised

$400

Donor Comments

SickKids Foundation Fundraiser

SickKids Foundation Fundraiser

DONATION: $1,645

2 years ago

SickKids Foundation Toronto

SickKids Foundation Toronto

DONATION: $694

2 years ago

G. Bunker

G. Bunker

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Justin Ferguson

Justin Ferguson

2 years ago

Theresa S

Theresa S

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anne  & Jim Ferguson

Anne & Jim Ferguson

DONATION: $50

Our son is very dedicated in his efforts to this very important cause. We see him train in sub-zero temperatures and are extremely proud of the reason he works so very hard in preparing the marathon. Once again, we wish you the very best in your run for this noble cause. Mom & Dad. 2 years ago

SickKids Foundation

SickKids Foundation

DONATION: $487

2 years ago

Peter Curtis

Peter Curtis

2 years ago

Donations Made Through SickKids

Donations Made Through SickKids

DONATION: $2,659

2 years ago

Georganne Burke

Georganne Burke

DONATION: $100

Thanks for doing this, Justin ... in honour of my friend Debbie Merrifield. 3 years ago