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Team GSF Santa Barbara International Marathon - Relay, Half, and Full

Donations as of October 07, 2015:

$900.00 Raised Offline
$2,455.00 Raised Online
$3,355.00 Total Raised

Running for Lucy and to END SMA

 I am running the Santa Barbara 1/2 Marathon to raise awareness and research money for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  My little darling, Lucy, has SMA Type 1.  She has never been able to hold her head up, sit, walk or crawl but she is the strongest person that I know.  I am running for her and all of the other children with SMA because I CAN and I want to be a little part in making it possible for these children to run, walk, dance or move however they want.

Lucy has outlived her life expectancy and will be turning 4 this October!  Lucy's attitude and love for life is tenacious and admirable.  Her life is so beautiful and it terrifies me that she will one day lose her life to this terrible disease.  So, who will support me and the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation in making a difference?

My goal is to raise $2,000.00 to go the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation, you can donate here on this page! Gwendolyn (who is almost 5 and has SMA Type 1 just like Lucy) will be running the 1/2 marathon with her dad, Bill and her mom, Victoria.  The Strong's efforts have always been extraordinary and I am honored to join with them in their mission to END SMA.

You can help make a difference too!
A few other ways to support us:

DONATE: Donate to the GSF to help Team GSF reach our goal of raising $50,000! GSF is an all volunteer organization and 100% of your tax deductible donation goes directly to helping end SMA.

TEAM SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES: Donate $500 for a Team Sponsor or $1000 for Platinum Sponsor and we'll include you on our official Team GSF running shirt and will recognize you or your organization through all of our marketing channels (blog, Facebook, Twitter, eNewsletters, etc.) leading up to the race in November.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

As always, we appreciate all of the support that we have received from so many and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!





Comment Donation
Meredith Cisco Go kati!! Run run run!!
Complete Solar Solution Team Sponsor
Matt and Elyse We love you Lucy and family see you November 10th!
Mary & Gary George Cherisse--you are so amazing and so is Lucy!

Cathy Yu
The Snow's You rock Cherise. Good luck.
Danielsons Hope the run goes well!
Anonymous Good luck on the run! Congrats on already reaching your fundraising goal.
Laura and Jay Good work, Cherisse! We love Lucy and the whole family.
The Crowder Family

Ginger Hunsaker
Tom, Kristen, Lucy and Annie Go Cherisse Go! We love Lucy!
Anonymous You're awesome!
Aunt Celeste, Uncle Wes and COUSINS One of these days I will get up the courage(stamina) to RUN! You guys are my Heros-LOVE YA!
Tina C. Love you guys! You will do amazing!
Grandpa and Grandma Lunt Go Cherisse! We love you
Ryan, Meagan, and Hyram
Becca Gilbert Simper Amazing! Go Cherisse!:)
Anonymous Wishing your sweet family the best!!!
Lindsay and Ryan Riggs Go, Cherisse!
Trudy and John Fjeldsted You are amazing! Thank you for inviting us to contribute!
little d Big hugs and kisses for you, your family and especially Lucy!
Denise Henry You are making such a difference, Cherisse! Congrats to your incredible effort. Lots of love to the Lunt Family! Have fun training. :)
Robert and Amy O'Neill and family You guys are an awesome family!
Amy Traum You are an inspirational mom, Cherisse.
Larry and Liz Wiseman So proud of you and Lucy!

Chad and Diana Lunt and Family Run a great race. We think of you often.
Kathleen Cattani
Stephen & Carolyn Snow
Pal Family For Lucy Lu and her awesome crew. We love you guys!
Terry Lunt I'm proud of you, Cherisse.
Tina & John We love you guys!

Rachel and William Daines
Anonymous Praying for you and your family.
Terry Lunt
Anonymous Lost two children, not to this disease but to cystic fibrosis. Know what it is like to see children suffer.
Jimmy Ng Our prayer to Lucy and her family.
Mindy and Tyler Nielson
Mary Jo and Steve Brimhall Love you!
Sherri & Scott Hill With love to the Lunts from The Hill Family!!! xo
Friends of Lucy! :) we love the lunts! go cherisse! go lucy!

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