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Wake Up Narcolepsy 2014 Boston Marathon $100,000 Goal

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BENEFITING: WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC

ORGANIZER: WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

Justin Ferguson

THE STORY:

Justin Ferguson,

Principal, Cosmos Strategies 

Newmarket, Ontario, Canada                    

My fundraising goal: $5,000     

On April 21 I‘ll be going to the starting line in Hopkinton to benefit Wake Up Narcolepsy’s mission to speed narcolepsy diagnosis through greater awareness, and raising much-needed funds for medical research.

I heard about the opportunity to run as a WUNner through my friend Kelly, a friend of Gordon Gow, Chairman of Wake Up Narcolepsy Canada.

Running in the Boston Marathon has been a goal of mine since I started running. Being able to support such a great cause in what promises to be a special race only makes it that much better.

The 2014 Boston Marathon will be my third marathon. My goal is 3:25. My best marathon was my last one, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 20, 2013. I stayed with a pace bunny for the first 28K, and it worked! I cruised for the first 28K, and then pushed it up a notch, crossing the finish line in 3 hours and 37 minutes.

Living in Canada, probably my toughest obstacle is finding the time to train properly throughout what is normally a brutal winter. April will be here before we know it. And of course on raceday I’ll be working hard on Heartbreak Hill and downhill to the finish. I know from experience how satisfying it feels to make it through a tough course like Boston. 
And with your generous support, I’ll know the satisfaction of advancing the work of WUN.

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.

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.

Note to Canadian donors: Thank you for your generous donation! You will receive a tax receipt at the conclusion of the 2014 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 Kathi Wagner at WUN, 630-379-2976 or kwagner@wakeupnarcolepsy.org.

 

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.

$5,070

MONEY RAISED
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  • Danielle Takacs

    $50

  • Justin Ferguson

    $1,000

  • Malek Smith

    $75

  • Debbie Jodoin

    $100

  • Dan Mader

    $100

  • Greg Ferguson

    $200

  • Devin & Christina Iversen

    $100

  • Liz & Steve

    $40

  • Colin Kwok

    $50

  • Judith Bobka

    $25

  • The Rosano's

    $50

  • Mass Insurance Brokers Ltd

    $500

  • Chris and Julia Dollard

    $100

  • Alan A Wilde

    $50

  • Anton Mattadeen

    $100

  • William Mulock

    $100

  • Malek Smith

    $125

  • Leif Malling

    $20

  • Jodi MacDonald

    $50

  • Katlyn Harrison

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Michael Rennick

    $50

  • Jaime Watt

    $100

  • William McBeath

    $200

  • Peter Curtis

    $100

  • Indra

    $100

  • Vic Gupta

    $50

  • Jennifer DiSimone

    $50

  • Jasmine Igneski

    $100

  • Rebecca Thompson

    $65

  • Pete Mitchell

    $25

  • Zoe Addington

    $50

  • Ron Ross

    $100

  • Dan Bobka

    $25

  • Gordon Gow

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Neil Hrab

    $100

  • Geoff Donald

    $100

  • Kelly Mitchell

    $500

  • Mal-Ken Services

    $50

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101% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $84,734 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

David Gow

Amount Raised

$28,566

 

108% Raised of $26,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ernie Freedman

Amount Raised

$17,593

 

176% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cherie Johnson

Amount Raised

$6,840

 

137% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katie Goode

Amount Raised

$5,804

 

116% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Justin Ferguson

Amount Raised

$5,070

 

101% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephen Smith

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lalita Bumpen

Amount Raised

$4,833

 

97% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alysia Steinmann

Amount Raised

$3,875

 

78% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Mal-Ken Services

Mal-Ken Services

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell

DONATION: $500

Great job Justin. WUN is a great charity, supported by fantastic people. 4 years ago

Geoff Donald

Geoff Donald

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Neil Hrab

Neil Hrab

DONATION: $100

Good luck, Justin! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

4 years ago

Gordon Gow

Gordon Gow

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Dan Bobka

Dan Bobka

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Ron Ross

Ron Ross

DONATION: $100

Good luck! 4 years ago

Zoe Addington

Zoe Addington

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Pete Mitchell

Pete Mitchell

DONATION: $25

4 years ago