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$3,785
Raised so far

GWENDOLYN STRONG FOUNDATION

New Bedford Half Marathon New Bedford, Massachusetts

Donations as of November 23, 2014:

$2,000.00 Raised Offline
$1,784.81 Raised Online
$3,784.81 Total Raised

New Bedford Half Marathon

My name is Heather Simmons.  Our beautiful little boy Owen passed away on November 14, 2009 at the age of 23 months old.  He was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy in December of 2008- this disease weakened all the muscles of his body, including those used to eat, breath and move.  He was a bright, funny child in a failing body.  This disease has no cure and is the #1 genetic killer of children under 2 years old. 

I am running my first ever half marathon in memory of Owen.  So far over 70 people have committed to running in memory of the O man.  It is so amazing that my little boy has inspired others to raise money to help find a cure for this horrible disease.  Please join us in our quest to raise money for the GSF.  The GSF is a terrific organization which funds many research projects that focus on searching for a cure.

Every little bit helps and we appreciate your donation, big or small!! Thank you for helping! I look forward to joining many friends, family and even strangers on March 20th.  All the SMA angels and children still fighting this disease will help motivate us every step of the way! We run for those that can't!!

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Supporters

Comment Donation
New Bedford Half Organizers
$2,000.00*
Cole Grosso Great job, Heather...sorry I'm late on donating.
$10.00
The Jacobsens You and O are such inspiration!
$50.00
Robin Reul Myers Good luck and such an inspiration!
$100.00
Caroline Lamont Behind you every step of the way!
$25.00
Mikey Oullette Papa's playing with me
$50.00
Garrett and Marcy Fregault Good luck on Sunday! You are an inspiration!
$500.00
Rachel Drouin Heather, you are a rockstar. Good luck!!
$40.00
Laura and Gary Bennos Good luck Heather!!! We love you.
$50.00
Karen (another Family effected by SMA) Fantastic! Best of Luck! 1/2 Marathon - WOW!
$120.00
Jolene Menard I'm happy do be apart of this great cause.
$50.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Bill, Victoria and Gwendolyn Strong You are AMAZING!!!
$50.00
Jason Amaral, Kimberly Roderick & Baby Chase In lieu of baby shower gifts!! Good Luck!!
$150.00
Ashley
$25.00
Darin and Lori Best of luck in the marathon - you are an inspiration!
$49.81
aLLi cant wait to cross the finish line..Love you guys!
$25.00
Patricia Morin From Maddy and Peter Gamelin
$25.00
Jackie Lovegrove Best of luck to you Heather!
$25.00
Marcie Gamelin Good luck Heather, your beautiful family is always in our prayers!!!
$50.00
Teresa D. Francisco Good Luck!!
$25.00
Sheryl Barlow Kick SMA's butt Heather!!!!!
$25.00
Angela Alexandre Good Luck with the run Heather!! You can do it!! xo
$20.00
SMA Warrior Girl! Heather! I am so honored to share this run with You & your Angel. <3
$100.00
JENNIFER GIESTA-CARPENTER GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!! YOU ARE ALL TRULEY AMAZING=)
$25.00
Maddox Ribeiro
$40.00
Monica DeMelo
$25.00
Jenny & Tony Barroqueiro I want t-shirts too! RED with Owen's picture on it :)
$25.00
Meghan and Ray McGovern
$20.00
Nicole Terceira You are an inspiration, Heather!
$10.00
Vanessa Seroll (Cunha)
$25.00
Mike
$25.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$2,000
Raised Online
$1,785
Total Raised
$3,785