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Ok, guys - I need your help.

I think I mentioned this before in a few posts, but I'm currently training for the NYC Marathon this upcoming November in an effort to raise money for a charity.  I'm running to benefit The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation and I would greatly appreciate if you guys could help me out.

Believe it or not, the Beantown Bloggery has almost 6,000 subscribers.  If everyone were to donate a dollar, I would more than double my goal of raising $2,500.  I'm up to about 6 miles per run right now, only 20 more to go......

Here's a little bit about the charity I'm running for:

The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation (BSDPF) was founded in 1995 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 by Louis Bachmann(1916-2000) and Bonnie Strauss. The Foundation was started to encourage new research and scientists in the fields of dystonia and Parkinson disease, and to heighten awareness about the diseases. The early stages of scientific research are often the hardest to fund. Following a similar concept to that of a "venture capital", seed money is Funded through annual grant awards, this helps to leverage new ideas and advances in the fields. To date, the Foundation has allocated over $11 million dollars to over 210 grants around the world. These grants have helped to bring greater insight into the causes and-we hope-cures for dystonia and Parkinson's disease.

And hopefully if all goes well, I'll see if I can manage the Boston Marathon next year.

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2 Response to "Support the Beantown Bloggery & Parkinson's Disease Research"

  1. Brian @ PWYJudges Said,

    My father was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's Disease almost 15 years ago (at the time he was in his mid-40s) and I'm happy to say that, all things considered, he is doing well. In 2006 he underwent Deep Brain Stimulation surgery and it pushed his symptoms back at least 5 years... he is a different man! Treatments like DBS weren't available 10 years ago, which shows just how incredibly important it is to fund Parkinson's research. Though I wasn't able to donate much, it was my pleasure to contribute to your efforts.

    Anyway... good luck with the marathon, and keep on blogging about all things Boston!

    Posted on 7/25/11, 10:17 AM

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    Posted on 7/25/11, 7:18 PM


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