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HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA

NYC Marathon
Training buddies: Claire Berg

Donations as of October 30, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$7,483.78 Raised Online
$7,483.78 Total Raised

NYC Marathon

Hey yall,


Thank you for coming to my NYC Marathon page! I’m very excited to be a first-time runner in the NYC Marathon.

I’m running on behalf of a cause very close to my heart – the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Huntington’s Disease is a rare degenerative brain disorder for which there is no cure. It slowly diminishes the affected person’s ability to walk, talk and reason. It affects those who have it emotionally, mentally and physically. Children of parents with HD have a 50/50 chance of inheriting the disease.

This disease is something that’s affected my family for generations. Someone once told me, "it's the club no one wans to be in." Unfortunately, we are. My grandmother was HD positive and eventually died from the disease. Some of my great aunts have suffered a similar fate. I found out at 13 years old that my mother was also HD positive. It has been a very difficult and tough road as it has affected her and my family. Because the disease is so rare (only about 225,000 people are affected or living “at risk”), there is not a lot of research or support around the cause.

So, I run for the research and breakthroughs that I hope will be made with the money I raise. I run for anyone affected by this incredibly cruel disease. I run for my Mom. I run for my Mom’s 3 fantastic sisters. I run for my amazing brother and sister. I run for me. And, I run for hope.

I look forward to crossing that finish line in November, and in the meantime I appreciate any support you can provide along the way – donations, training with me, playlists, hugs, high fives or even just coming to the big party you know we’ll be having post-Marathon :).

Thank you for your time and in advance for your support!

Lots of love,
Maggie

 


The Huntington’s Disease Society of America Mission:
• To improve the lives of people with Huntington's Disease and their families.
• To promote and support research and medical efforts to eradicate Huntington's Disease.
• To assist people and families affected by Huntington's Disease to cope with the problems presented by the disease.
• To educate the public and health professionals about Huntington's disease.

Supporters

Comment Donation
Jordan McDaniel
$30.00
Tim G
$25.00
The Webers Thank you, Maggie!!
$50.00
Melissa Good luck tomorrow!
$50.00
The Kingston Family We are so proud of you! Best wishes tomorrow!
$25.00
James Ferrante
$50.00
The Noonans
$25.00
Amy Cornett Thank you for running for my sweet friend Michelle! Supporting you from FL~!
$10.00
Allison Feldman - friend of your Aunt Michelle Good luck Maggie! Such a great thing you are doing.
$50.00
KMc Annelise and I be cheering for you on Sunday!
$50.00
Lynelle Jones So proud of you Mags! What an amazing accomplishment and experience! I know you're going to kill it!
$26.20
Jamie Deveney
$26.20
MSkee So proud of you sista! you're going to be great!
$50.00
Phil Kiselick Love you and proud of you!
$50.00
Pam Brown-Inz
$50.00
Paul S I'll be cheering for you!
$25.00
Sarah Teixeira Good luck Maggie!
$26.20
JT Run Maggie Run. Go get 'em y'all! Just dont "circle back"
$126.20
Gail and Mike Good luck!
$100.00
Liz Thompson Magz, no idea you knew that young, love you girl :)
$50.00
Mimi Do
$50.00
Ken and Michelle Ackerman Love you Maggie!! SO proud of you and your brother and sister.
$500.00
Mike and Delia Miller
$150.00
Morgan "The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have." -Vince Lombardi You'll kill it Mags, so proud of you! XoXo
$26.20
Brian Mahr
$50.00
Nikki Etxegoien Go Maggie!!! Wish I was running with you!
$50.00
Caitlin Pettis So incredibly happy/fortunate that I know someone like you - you're amazing! Now get runnin' gurl :-)
$50.00
Karla Wei Good luck Magsamillion!! Love you!!
$50.00
Anonymous Maggie, proud to know you. Thanks for engergizing to give back. Kick Culo!
$201.78
Kiki Frey Egli Mags, I'm so impressed by your ambition and motivation. All the best with the training and the run... you're going to be great! xoxo
$50.00
Rick & Sue Rabil Good luck with the run.....what a great cause !!
$400.00
Carolyn Good luck!!
$25.00
KC Magggggggggs! You are an inspiration to us all. Thank you for raising awareness and support for such an important cause. I love ya girl!
$150.00
Bill and Ginger
$200.00
Meg Mae you're a little rockstar! So impressed, I love you!
$25.00
Jon and Kendra Forsythe
$50.00
Lauren & Danny Evans Good luck!!
$50.00
Chris Stockel Can't stop, won't stop.
$100.00
Kris Magel Go girl.
$100.00
Aviva Lillian
$50.00
Shaw You're a star Mags.
$25.00
Matt Przygoda
$50.00
Lyndon You got this, Maggie!
$25.00
Adam Sullivan Way to go Maggie! Good luck with the race!
$100.00
Kristen Kenny MAGGIE - Couldn't be more proud and can't wait to be there to watch you cross that finish line. Love you so much!
$25.00
Alex, Nick, Aunt Cathy & Uncle Frank We will see you at the finish line with your medal that was missing at the Philly 5K!! Love you.
$260.00
Meg Reese
$25.00
Ginette (mimi) Lynd Run hard you darling girl!!
$100.00
Stacey & Jude Faella
$50.00
The Puliafico Family
$25.00

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