Run 4 Leah


Buffalo Marathon

Run 4 Leah

Thank you for visiting Leah Joy Manth's Fundraising Page.

Leah Manth is a beautiful, intelligent 11 year old girl who has Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2). NF2 is a genetic disorder in which Leah is lacking a protein in her body. The absence of this protein means that Leah's body will produce tumors along nerves. Leah currently has several tumors in her brain and on her spine. She has endured six surgeries in the past four years. Leah has partial hearing loss in her right ear requiring her to use a hearing aid.  She also had facial paralysis on one side of her face due to a tumor that destroyed her facial nerve.  All of the money raised will go directly towards research with the hopes of finding a medication or treatment that can stop and/or shrink tumor growth.

Despite Leah's medical problems she is a happy, normal 6th grader who desperately just wants to be a little girl. Anyone who comes in contact with her is amazed at her courage and positive view on life. She is truly an inspiration to everyone who meets her.


TO DONATE OR SPONSOR A RUNNER: Use this website - it is fast, simple and secure - simply click on the "GIVE NOW." You can also make checks out to NFInc.NE and mail them to Dave Manth 2922 Walck Drive North Tonawanda, NY 14120.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! TO RUN/WALK IN THE BUFFALO MARATHON ON SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012: You can run the full marathon- 26.2 miles, a half marathon -13.1 miles or as part of a 4 person relay. Please contact Anne Marie Patterson at

2012 Confirmed Runners:

Full Marathon: Andrea Hutton, Jennifer McGuire, Todd Walter, Bev Walters, Ashley Goodrich, Cathy Haight, Richard Christensen, Sean Brennan

Half Marathon: Danielle Cherry, Matt Cherry ,Patrick Dalton, Brittany Dombrowski, Scott Eden, Denise Fisher, Amy Gould, Caitlin Hart, Alan Jaenecke, Debbie Kavcic,  Duff Maloney, Tom Mooney, Anne Patterson, Dan Patterson, Derek Weaver, Becky Freeman, Gillian Driscoll, Mitch Mirsky, Ken Eckhert, TJ Jones, Vanessa Kasperek,Cathy Burns,Claire Movalli, Janet Evanoik, Laurie Eden, Brianna Kelly, Anne Rogers,  Elise Lovelace-Jones, Rosellen Mahron,Darcie Hanitz, Marybeth Shaw, Patrick Lowkes, Andy Klettke, Laurie Eden,Stacy Oar,Duncan Shaw, Roberta Schlehr,Mary Kofahl, Sue Evans

Relay Teams: Sandy Bauerschmidt, Tracy Ensminger, Susan Lauber, Mia Markello, Jay DaPerno, Kim DaPerno, Sarah Tasker, Steve Tasker, Mark Walck, Mindy Walck, Megan, Machoby, Taylor Wienke, Adam Burgess, Janine Reinagel, Jay Smith, Erik Babiarski, James Walsh, Katie Kolpack, Matt Skea, Shannon McCooey, John Manth, Teddy Young, Russ Wojciechowski, Jenna Blachura, Brandi Williams, Kirstin Hawayek, Jon Hawayek,Mark Jensen, Kathy Lowkes, Chris Manth, Kelsey Zack, Bradley Hawayak,Josh Dempsey, Brendan Natwora,John Ferris,Jennifer Sawyer, Mary O'Leary, Bestey Boss, Abbi Boss, Dawn Hoeg, Heather Yox, Jessie Carney, Lisa Hoffman,Luci Levere, Renee Newton, Liz Vanevery, Anne Gillick, Lisa Maxwell, Mike Maxwell, Megan Maxwell, Conor Maxwell, Linda Manth, Brook Maliszewski, Megan Burget, Kelly Kloc, Sean Brennan, Jenn Jacobson, Kristen Puglisi, Laura DiMaria, Sam Naughton


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