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STURGE WEBER FOUNDATION

2011 New Balance Falmouth Road Race
Training buddies Pam McIntyre, Kevin Melo, Kristi Callaghan, Liz McMullin

Donations as of December 20, 2014:

$969.00 Raised Offline
$4,810.85 Raised Online
$5,779.85 Total Raised

2011 New Balance Falmouth Road Race

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

In March of 2008, my then 18 month old son, Jameson was diagnosed with Sturge-Weber Syndrome.  Shortly after receiving this devastating news I began running as a way to deal with the emotional and mental stress I found myself experiencing.  After entering my first road race in the spring of 2009 I set my sights on the Falmouth Road Race and entered my name into the lottery for the 2009 race. To my delight I received a number and ran the race that August.  I enjoyed every single moment!  During the race I was in complete awe of how many runners I saw proudly representing various charities.  After the race I began to think of ways in which I could use this new found hobby and stress reliever to also raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for my child and all those suffering from this horrible, and currently incurable illness.  Having the Sturge-Weber Foundation represented at the Falmouth Road Race seemed like the perfect fit which led me to contact the race officials last year. 

As many of you know, for the first time in the history of the race the Sturge- Weber Foundation was represented in the Numbers-For-Non Profits program in the 2010 Falmouth Road Race.  Amazingly, our small team raised over $25,000 our first year out.  Thankfully the Sturge-Weber Foundation has been added to the Numbers-For-Non Profits program for the 2011 race and I could not be more excited to run again!

Sturge-Weber Syndrome is a congenital, non-familial disorder of unknown incidence and cause. It is characterized most often, but not always, by a facial birthmark and neurological abnormalities. Other symptoms associated with Sturge-Weber Syndrome can include eye and internal organ irregularities.  Currently, there is no known cure for Sturge-Weber Syndrome.

Please consider supporting this cause which is near and dear to my heart.  The Sturge-Weber Foundation relies on grass roots efforts such as this one to keep its doors open and provide support to individuals and families around the world who are affected by Sturge-Weber Syndrome and other Port-Wine stain related conditions.  The foundation also works closely with many other organizations and medical professionals who are working hard to hopefully one day find a cure. 

Your contribution of any amount, as well as your assistance in raising awareness truly means so much.  Please help me keep the promise my husband, Octavio and I made to our son, Jameson three years ago.......the promise that we will continue to fight to ensure that he will one day walk this earth cured of Sturge-Weber Syndrome.

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

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too! To read more about Jameson's journey, log on to www.caringbridge.org/visit/jamesonmelo.

**I am also running this race in loving memory of Kellie Kenney, a fellow Sturge-Weber mom who I had the honor of getting to know.  Kellie, you will never be forgotten.  This one is for you too!**

Supporters

Comment Donation
The Rowells
$25.00
Anonymous
$819.00*
shelley hartnett
$25.00
Erin McCann Good luck!!!!
$25.00
The Five Fiores Good luck tomorrow!!
$20.00
The LeBlancs Good Luck!!
$25.00
The Blake family Have a great run Jessica!!
$50.00
Brigette McClements Good luck!!
$37.00
Belanger family Run like the wind!
$25.00
The Waldo Family We'll be cheering you on from home!
$25.00
Shauna/Brian Horvath Good Luck!
$25.00
warfields good luck jess!!
$54.00
The Marino's we are rooting for you Jess!
$50.00
Darien Grover Good luck sweetie! such an inspiration to me!
$30.00
Tom and Jen Secaur Go team SWF! Have a great day!
$50.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Sue and Bill Zujewski Have a great run, Jessica!
$30.00
Jenn Connelly Good luck, Jessica!!
$25.00
Anonymous Good luck Jess.
$35.00
Anonymous
$25.00
George & Christy Melo Good luck
$75.00
MANUEL DA SILVA
$100.00
Nicholas Sousa
$20.00
Andrew Sousa
$20.00
Carol Sousa
$25.00
Bob & Lynn Mansmann
$100.00
Aunt Lynne & Uncle Bob Good Luck Jess...we love you!
$200.00
Shannon Collins Good luck Jess!
$45.00
Satya Good luck
$25.00
The DeBlieck Family Good luck & enjoy the day
$50.00
The Chicago Grasso Family Good luck, Jess. As always, we're so proud of you!
$100.00
The Collins family GO JESS and the Sturge Weber Team!!!
$50.00
John & Sharon O'Day Go Jess!!
$100.00
Kelly Kelley Have fun & Enjoy!
$20.00
The Graves Family Good Luck Jess!
$30.00
Anonymous
$100.00*
Anonymous
$50.00*
Joni Hougan Good luck
$50.00
Roberta Moore Good Luck!
$100.00
Uncle Jimmy&Auntie Diane Best of luck to all of you
$25.00
Sheila Wolfson Go Jess!! Good Luck!!
$40.00
5Wills Good Luck!
$250.00
The Conca Family Good luck Jess!
$50.00
The Dalans We hope you have another great race!
$50.00
The Altavillas Here's to a great race in Falmouth...Cheers!
$25.00
The Ok's
$50.00
Anonymous Good Luck Jessica
$25.00
Lisa Carbone You are my hero. Good Luck
$50.00
Jean Good Luck!
$100.00
BB Have a great race!
$100.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$969
Raised Online
$4,811
Total Raised
$5,780