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Climb4SMA Conquers Mt. Rainier To Fight SMA

July 14, 2011 by Victoria Strong
The inspiring Jadons Hope and Climb4SMA are at it again! As ifclimbing the 23,000 foot Mt. Aconcagua and raising over $45,000 for theGSFs $200K For SMA fundraising campaign wasnt impressive enough, Jim Baker decided to create a team of climbers to tackle the famous Mt. Rainier in Washington. And it...
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readgive rummage

June 14, 2011 by Victoria Strong
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The Great Duck Race Round Two

June 02, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Remember last year when the "Gwennie" duck was plucked from the water out of 1,007 rubber ducks at the Troy Strawberry Festival? Remember how Penny and Melissa from Beb-e-ssentials donated all of the $1,000 winnings to the GSF?Well, they are at it again. And get this -- the City of Troy and the...

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HUSH in Panama Hosting Shop To End SMA!

May 14, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Marcela Vallarino and Juan David Cardoze have the most adorable baby girl, Amanda. Amanda has SMA. At just 10 months old, sweet Amanda has already inspired friends, family and her community to join the SMA cause in her honor. The Cardoze family was part of the GSF's "200K for SMA" campaign,...
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Calabasas Fresh Brothers Fundraiser May 17th for the GSF

May 10, 2011 by Victoria Strong

San Fernando Valley friends, mark your calendars --> Pizza at Fresh Brothers next Tuesday and 20% goes to the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation to help end the #1 genetic killer of babies! That's right --> eat pizza, raise funds for SMA research! Easy!

WHEN --> Tuesday, May 17th from 11 to 9

WHERE -->...
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Hope Calendar Raises Over $8,000 For GSF

May 02, 2011 by Victoria Strong
We are so excited! Debi Gomez of Life's Images Photography and the creator of the "Hope Calendar" just announced the final totals of the 2011 sales...Drum roll please....

$8,110 was raised for the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation and our "$200K for SMA" campaign!!!

A-mazing! Simply amazing! A big thank...
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Climbing Again for SMA

March 30, 2011 by Bill Strong

The inspiring Jadon's Hope and Jim Baker are at it again! And with them you know it's going to be something BIG. As ifclimbing the 23,000 foot Mt. Aconcagua and raising over $45,000 for GSF's "$200K For SMA" fundraising campaign wasn't impressive enough, Jim Baker will be tackling the famous Mt....

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Team Owen Trounces SMA in the New Bedford Half Marathon!

March 24, 2011 by Victoria Strong

We are officially moved beyond words. Team Owen Simmons and all the amazing running that took place this Sunday to help fight Spinal Muscular Atrophy was simply incredible!!! Incredible. There is something just so selfless and poignant about people using their physical strength for those who...

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Why We Chose A Pre-Clinical Model As Our Next Research Focus

March 04, 2011 by Bill Strong

Taking a step back. Looking at the big picture. Making sure our direction is sensible and methodical. That is why we chose a pre-clinical model as our next research focus.

Over the past two years, the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (GSF) has taken a laser-guided missile approach to funding research,...

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We Did It! Now Let’s Do It AGAIN! “$200K for SMA” Campaign Continues

March 01, 2011 by Victoria Strong

You already know that GSFs original "$200K for SMA" goal was far surpassed -- YEEHAW!!! But we aren't stopping there and we're as dedicated and motivated as ever to continue fundraising for promising Spinal Muscular Atrophy research programs! Are you?

So what's next for GSF and the "$200K for SMA"...

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Jewelry To End SMA

February 24, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Uber talented Barb Zahn has done it again. Writer and Artist - check. Etsy shop owner - check. Amazing mom who shaved her head and turned it into a $13,000 spinal muscular atrophy research fundraiser - check. And now, thanks to the super talented Kim Jakum of Metalmorphis, add jewelry designer to...
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Indoor Triathlon Fundraiser at Killer B Fitness in Santa Barbara

February 15, 2011 by Victoria Strong
And so the fundraising continues! That's right, we aren't stopping and neither are our incredible supporters! So Santa Barbara -- get ready to go the extra mile with Killer B Fitness!

Our good friends Lisa and Bob Wilcher own Killer B Fitness in Santa Barbara. You may know Bob Wilcher from his...

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“$200K For SMA” Goal Surpassed! GSF Signs On To Continue Funding

February 10, 2011 by Victoria Strong

We did it!

That's right, we ALL DID IT!

In just six months since launching the "$200K for SMA" fundraising challenge, the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation and FightSMA -- and all of our wonderful supporters -- not only raised $200,000 for gene therapy research -- we blew it out of the water!...

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Climb4SMA Raises Over $45,000 For “$200K For SMA” Gene Therapy Campaign!

February 06, 2011 by Victoria Strong

A big night of fun, a silent auction, T-shirt sales, corporate sponsorships, Belay Teams, and the tallest peak in the Western Hemisphere climbed = a massively successful fundraiser!!! That's right, Jadon's Hope and their Climb4SMA campaign raised $45,753! Let me say it again -- $45,753!!!...

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The Howell Family Raises $10K for GSF’s “$200K for SMA” Gene Therapy

February 04, 2011 by Victoria Strong
The Howell family of Alberta, Canada have done it again! Their 2nd Annual Life For Lexx Casino Night has raised $10,000 for GSF's "$200K for SMA" gene therapy research campaign!!! Yes, $10,000! And they had tons of fun in the process.

The Howell's were one of the very first people to sign up for...

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$6,500 Raised for Gene Therapy Research in Honor of Baby Amanda

February 03, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Sweet baby Amanda is only 5 months old, but already her parents have taken the SMA bull by the horns. Not only did they fly from Panama to meet with multiple SMA experts and get their daughter the highest quality of care, but they have also taken on fundraising for SMA research. With the help of...

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Las Vegas Rummage Sale Raises Over $2,000 for Gene Therapy

January 27, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Our friends are awesome! Just flat out amazing! Back in October our dear friends Heather, Erin, Jill, Wade, Ace, and Mark planned a GIANT rummage sale to pitch in and be part of GSF's $200K for SMA campaign. This isn't the first time this awesome group of friends has rolled up their sleeves to help...
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San Diego Scents Helping to End SMA

January 20, 2011 by Victoria Strong

We are so excited to be part of a Scentsy party. I've heard all about these awesome candles and now a good friend of my sister, Annalisa Barrett, is using her fundraising business, San Diego Scents, to donate 20% of each sale to SMA research. It is pretty simple. There will be parties taking place...

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Trike-A-Thon A Big Success!/Children Helping Children Part 3

January 12, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Remember the awesomely creative Trike-A-Thon fundraiser put on by my two childhood friends? This got me all throat lumpy at just the idea -- I'm telling you, children helping children just does it to me -- and then to see the pictures, well I should just buy stock in Kleenex! What is so amazing...

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Amazing Employers Helping to End SMA: Nazdar

December 23, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Kristin and Tony Burks have incredible employers -- as in dream companies! Not only is Tony's boss climbing the highest peak in the Western and Southern Hemispheres to raise awareness and funding for SMA research, but Kristin's company, Nazdar, has consistently gone above and beyond as well. Their...

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