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David Gow's Fundraiser:

WUNning for Narcolepsy

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BENEFITING: WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC

ORGANIZER: WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

David Gow

THE STORY:

 

David Gow

Worcester, MA

Partner, Ernst & Young, Boston

On Monday, April 15, 2013, I’ll run the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon for Wake Up Narcolepsy (WUN) and for the millions worldwide living with narcolepsy, including my15-year-old son.

Five years ago this spring, he was diagnosed with narcolepsy and cataplexy, a sleep/wake neurological disorder. He has the classic case of narcolepsy: his symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations, and sleep paralysis. I have three children, who I love dearly and would do anything for. So committing to run the Boston Marathon for WUN is something I want to do, something I’m compelled to do. 

Training and running the Marathon will push me beyond any sort of comfort zone I have, but if this gesture can help improve my son’s life, then I’m excited for the challenge. I watch my son struggle with narcolepsy and realize no matter how challenging a single marathon will be, it’s nothing compared with the challenges he faces each and every day. Like every other part of his life, he is facing this devastating condition with grace and maturity, an outlook that I consider heroic.

The funds I raise through my Boston Marathon efforts will be donated to support narcolepsy research. I’ve set a personal fundraising goal of $26,200, a thousand for every mile of the marathon. 

Thank you for your support and interest! 

$38,655

MONEY RAISED
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  • Diane and Joe Tobia

    $100

  • Carl E. Smith

    $100

  • Joan McCalla

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Erickson Family

     

  • Bob Marrs

    $100

  • Carlos

    $50

  • Steve Markos

    $200

  • Gerald Silver

     

  • Patricia Lynch

    $50

  • Brad & Lara Morris

    $50

  • Marc Puglia

    $100

  • Christopher Doyle

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Peterson Family

    $100

  • MICHAEL MARZO

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Marino Family

    $100

  • Nikki & Pete

    $100

  • Chris and Renee Poor

    $25

  • Karen Roy

    $25

  • The Privert Family

    $25

  • Ross Marsden

    $50

  • Kelly W. Mitchell

    $100

  • The Trainor Family

    $50

  • The Walsh Family

    $25

  • The Ryan Family

    $250

  • Spillane Family

    $75

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bill and Kathy McDonough

    $25

  • Greg Galeaz and Lori Rosenberg

    $500

  • JP Theoret

    $100

  • Jim and Julie Dalton

    $100

  • The Thebeau Family

    $100

  • Zofia Hall

    $40

  • The Witting Family

    $100

  • The Fabrizio Family

    $500

  • Carolyn Morin

    $30

  • Carl and Colleen

    $200

  • The Curry Family

    $200

  • Kerry Larney

     

  • Megan Kelly

     

  • The Brady Family

    $100

  • Graham Scott

    $50

  • Doug Jure

    $100

  • Harry Kelleher

    $150

  • Tony Cobuzzi

    $100

  • The Lehan Family

    $100

  • Kyle Burrell

    $200

  • Pat Reilly

    $100

  • O'BRIEN FAMILY

    $250

  • Heidi O'Mara

    $25

  • Bole and Coyne Family

     

  • Mike Sullivan

     

  • The VentresFamily

    $40

  • Anonymous

     

  • John Santosuosso

    $2,500

  • Gow Family

    $3,750

  • David MacKinnon

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Matthew Cappucci

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kevin Cosgrove

    $100

  • The Steigman Family

    $100

  • MacAskill

    $1,000

  • Ian Chalmers

    $50

  • Charlotte Gow

    $1,000

  • muskoka chrysler

    $100

  • Barbara Redmond

    $50

  • Mills'

    $250

  • Michel and Patty Desrosiers

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Naqvi Family

    $50

  • The O'Connell Family

    $50

  • Amy Herlihy

     

  • Bill D

    $200

  • Siuzanne& Daniel Langevin

    $50

  • John Cosgrove Family

    $100

  • Dianne & Alan Barkley

    $100

  • David & Kim Grady

    $500

  • Don and Barb Gignac

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Margaret Maddaloni

    $50

  • Rob and Susan Mack

    $75

  • Risi Family

    $200

  • Michel Family

    $1,000

  • Poppa and Great Grand Dad

    $1,000

  • Go Dave!

    $500

  • Anne & Glenn Daly and Family

    $100

  • The Crimmin Family

    $100

  • Nick Gajdjis

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $350

  • Riley Doherty

    $100

  • Carolyn Parker

    $25

  • jay and judy bath

    $100

  • John & Carol Rizzo

     

  • Mr. & Mrs. Shoreys

     

  • MacLean family

    $500

  • The Zimmerman Family

    $500

  • Kevin and Joann rose

    $100

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148% Raised of $26,200 Goal

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The Team: $56,553 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

David Gow

Amount Raised

$38,655

 

148% Raised of $26,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jared Chrudimsky

Amount Raised

$4,729

Fundraiser Title

Shelby Harris

Amount Raised

$4,375

 

88% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jacqueline Sager

Amount Raised

$2,623

Fundraiser Title

Stuart Smith

Amount Raised

$2,192

Fundraiser Title

Scott Graham

Amount Raised

$2,080

Fundraiser Title

Nancy Chamberlin

Amount Raised

$1,614

Fundraiser Title

Brian Nist

Amount Raised

$110

Donor Comments

Kevin and Joann rose

Kevin and Joann rose

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

The Zimmerman Family

The Zimmerman Family

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

MacLean family

MacLean family

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Mr. & Mrs. Shoreys

Mr. & Mrs. Shoreys

4 years ago

John & Carol Rizzo

John & Carol Rizzo

4 years ago

jay and judy bath

jay and judy bath

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Carolyn Parker

Carolyn Parker

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Riley Doherty

Riley Doherty

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $350

4 years ago

Nick Gajdjis

Nick Gajdjis

DONATION: $250

4 years ago