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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

Mia Filippini

THE STORY:

I am so excited to participate in the 2015 Boston Marathon as a WUNner with Wake Up Narcolepsy!  This will be my very first marathon, and I cannot think of a better motivator than to run it in support of an organization that continues to have a direct impact on my life.

I was diagnosed with narcolepsy with cataplexy as a high school junior in late 2009.  However, I was struggling with the disabling and embarrassing symptoms for over two years prior and had seen multiple nurses, doctors, and dietitians before finally reaching a diagnosis.  Although my treatment regimen has made living with narcolepsy more manageable, the daily (and nightly) challenges still exist along with the judgments that are often associated with the symptoms I still display.

Wake Up Narcolepsy is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure for narcolepsy while increasing awareness amongst the public.  Because this is something that I am deeply passionate about, I have set an aggressive fundraising goal of $10,000.  I kindly ask that you contribute to my fundraising goal; any amount is very much appreciated.  By supporting my journey to the Boylston Street finish line, you will also be impacting my future and the future of all others with narcolepsy.

 

WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC wrote -

2015 marks the sixth consecutive year our team of WUNners are heading to the starting line in Hopkinton. Beginning in 2010, each year the team has grown in both the number of runners and the average amount of donations raised by the team to benefit the work of Wake Up Narcolepsy.

We are deeply gratified by the generosity of our donors, many of them ongoing contributors to our shared cause. This support enables us to help speed narcolepsy diagnosis through greater awareness and provide research funds for improved treatment, prevention, and a cure. 

And we welcome the untiring efforts of our WUNners to both train for this historic race and reach out to friends, family, and colleagues for support. Their success in generating contributions not only funds our efforts to accelerate research; their efforts themselves raise awareness of narcolepsy, a devastating sleep disorder affecting 200,000 Americans and millions of people worldwide.

Learn more at http://www.wakeupnarcolepsy.org.

$13,136

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Melissa Diranian

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Gow Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $400

  • Leah Hoyland

    $50

  • Sasha

    $20

  • Tina Filippini

    $1,000

  • Lorna Filippini-Mulliken

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mikey Filippini

    $30

  • Jackie & Mike Filippini

    $250

  • Joe DiMuccio

    $100

  • Marlo Del Percio

    $250

  • Molly Hamel

    $50

  • Rich Mulry

    $30

  • meghan dembski

    $100

  • Christina Stone

    $100

  • Jeff and Sandy Conlon

     

  • Mary Jo Filippini

    $100

  • Suzanne Jacobson

    $25

  • Stephanie Blower

    $25

  • Stephanie Albert

    $25

  • Daniel Dau

    $25

  • Michael Hilla

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Will

    $50

  • Courtney

    $50

  • Doug Laney

     

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Juan Pepito

    $25

  • Jason Leary

    $25

  • Ben Hartzell

    $25

  • Lauren Silver

    $25

  • Debbie Wilson

    $100

  • Joan Walsh

    $25

  • Caty Sheils

    $25

  • March Madness Challenge

    $230

  • Gartner Charity Match

    $1,185

  • Morgan Davin

    $25

  • Mary Beth Dynan

    $50

  • Jacky Mozz

    $30

  • Mike Harris

    $25

  • Loretta Namovic

    $100

  • Julia Frenette

    $100

  • Eulo

    $25

  • Angelle Kettlewell

    $50

  • Gartner Charity Match

    $306

  • Donna Dixon

    $50

  • Leif Eriksen

    $50

  • kerry kopec

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • March Madness Challenge Winnings

    $180

  • Lindsay Bennett

    $25

  • Doug McGuirk

    $25

  • Michael Koenig

    $25

  • Kim Nilles

    $25

  • Shirley Wong

    $50

  • Gartner Charity Match

    $380

  • Jim Romano

    $25

  • Victor Filippini

    $1,000

  • Filippini Law Firm

    $500

  • Matt Filippini

     

  • Lawrence Chen

    $100

  • April 9th Fundraiser, Part 1

    $1,055

  • Gartner Charity Match

    $25

  • April 9th Fundraiser, Part 2

    $1,055

  • Julie Ehlers

    $20

  • April 9th Fundraiser, Part 3

    $1,055

  • Chad

    $50

  • April 9th Fundraiser, Part 4

    $1,055

  • Skye Hendrix

    $50

  • Michelle Perkins :)

    $20

  • Lindsey Santiago

    $25

  • Angela Garry Hugon

    $50

  • Gartner Charity Match

    $100

  • karen solomon

    $50

  • Gartner Charity Match

    $50

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131% Raised of $10,000 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

Gartner Charity Match

Gartner Charity Match

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

karen solomon

karen solomon

DONATION: $50

Mia you are awesome 2 years ago

Gartner Charity Match

Gartner Charity Match

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Angela Garry Hugon

Angela Garry Hugon

DONATION: $50

Congratulations Mia on your first marathon and thanks for your efforts to raise money for this great cause! We appreciate you sharing your story of how this affects you personally. Good luck in today's race (and darn this rain!!) I'll be sure to apply Gartner's Gift Matching program. 2 years ago

Lindsey Santiago

Lindsey Santiago

DONATION: $25

congrats! I know you will do great!!! 2 years ago

Michelle Perkins :)

Michelle Perkins :)

DONATION: $20

good luck Mia! 2 years ago

Skye Hendrix

Skye Hendrix

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

April 9th Fundraiser, Part 4

April 9th Fundraiser, Part 4

DONATION: $1,055

2 years ago

Chad

Chad

DONATION: $50

Good Luck 2 years ago

April 9th Fundraiser, Part 3

April 9th Fundraiser, Part 3

DONATION: $1,055

2 years ago