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GSF/SMA Featured In Video By Chase Community Giving

November 15, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Guess which charity is being featured by Chase Community Giving? Yep, the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation!!!

We are really honored that out of all of the hundreds of charities and great causes who have won Chase Community Giving grants over the last year, that they selected the GSF to feature in a...

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GSF Awards $135,000, Partners On Promising Gene Therapy Program

May 20, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Gwendolyn Strong Foundation Awards $135,000, Partners On Promising Gene Therapy Program

We are so excited to announce the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (GSF) has granted $135,000 to two promising cure focused SMA research programs. We have been working on these for months -- since a certain really...

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Chase Celebration Reception - You're Invited!

February 17, 2010 by Victoria Strong
We are so, so, so excited to announce that this Saturday, February 20, JP Morgan Chase is hosting a celebratory Chase Community Giving reception at one of their Santa Barbara, California Chase branches for the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation and we would love for our wonderful supporters to attend....
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Some Remarkable Grassroots Efforts—THANK YOU!

January 27, 2010 by Victoria Strong
We are still processing the remarkable events that took place over the last week and we can't stop thinking about the incredible stories we heard, the amazing things people did, and the sheer relentless motivation to get SMA the national attention it deserves. When we stop and think about the...
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WE. DIT. IT! 6th Place. $100,000. Incredible.

January 23, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens

can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that has.

-- Margaret Mead

We did it! We really, truly did! Together, we accomplished the monumental. Together, we raised an ENORMOUS amount of awareness for SMA. Together, we are having...

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One Final Push!

January 21, 2010 by Victoria Strong

So, here we are. Almost seven full days after embarking on this Chase Community Giving journey together. What started as a whisper behind a unique awareness and fundraising opportunity for this amazing SMA community has roared to life and turned that whisper into a beautifully positive, moving, and...
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Incredible Support

January 19, 2010 by Victoria Strong
There are so many exciting things happening surrounding this amazing campaign, growing our vote numbers and raising much needed awareness of SMA. We are truly inspired by every one of you for rolling up your sleeves and fighting for this with us, calling in favors, thinking outside of the box, and...
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7th Place—Let's Fight Back

January 19, 2010 by Victoria Strong
Tonight we slipped into 7th place. I know this is disappointing to all of us, but we can't give up. The massive energy that everyone is putting behind this is having a direct and immediate impact. It is incredible really to stop and look at what we are all accomplishing. To see the movement behind...
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socalTech.com Posts About Our VoteForACure.com Twitter Application

January 18, 2010 by Bill Strong
There is so much exciting, good stuff going on around this Chase campaign, but we want to say a HUGE thank you to Ben at socalTech.com for doing a great post about the VoteForACure.com Twitter application we built for the Chase Community Giving campaign on Facebook. We think the app is pretty...
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Don't Get Discouraged

January 17, 2010 by Victoria Strong
It is day three of the Chase $1 Million voting and GSF is holding strong in the top 10. In fact, we are over 10,000 votes and are still in 6th place. I know everyone is tired, frustrated and getting discouraged by the competition. We have something the other groups don't have -- ENORMOUS PASSION...
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Day Two: Voting Still Strong

January 17, 2010 by Victoria Strong
Today the race really got going. There are definitely some big pushes happening and the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation is in the ranks! We were in 6th place tonight on the leaderboard with over 8,300 votes. That is awesome! And there are quite a few things in the works as everyone continues pounding...
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We Are In 4th Place For The $1M—Keep It Up!

January 16, 2010 by Bill Strong

Chase released the first leaderboard tonight and guess who is in the top 5? Yup, you guessed it! Gwendolyn Strong Foundation --- the SMA community --- and we're in 4th place right now out of 100 organizations. If you ever doubted the collective power of a motivated, united, passionate group of...
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It's OUR Time: Help Make A $1M Miracle An SMA Reality!

January 15, 2010 by Bill Strong

This is IT! Final round voting for the Chase Community Giving campaign on Facebook IS LIVE and runs through January 22. Below are simple instructions on how you can vote for the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation to help make a $1M MIRACLE an SMA reality.

Please dig deep, be shameless, and go the extra...
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Get Ready To GO NUTS To Win $1M For SMA!

January 14, 2010 by Bill Strong

Voting officially begins in the Chase Community Giving campaign on Facebook at midnight tonight Eastern Standard Time (EST) and runs through January 22 -- ONE WEEK ONLY. Once we confirm that voting is in fact up and running, we'll be posting a very detailed blog post with simple instructions on...
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Ideas For Helping GSF Win $1 Million

January 13, 2010 by Victoria Strong
We LOVE your ideas and your commitment to fighting for this $1M for SMA research and awareness. We cannot tell you how much it means to us to hear that you are in this with us. We are just two people, so we can not do this alone. We received this enormous opportunity to win a $1M grant because of...
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Chase Final Round: Our "Big Idea!" Revealed

January 11, 2010 by Bill Strong
The anticipation leading up to the $1 Million voting in the Chase Community Giving final round is officially in HIGH GEAR! Several exciting things launched today: (a) our Chase Community Giving page on Facebook laying out our "Big Idea!", (b) our Chase microsite on the GSF website, and (c) our new...
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Chase Final Vote Approaching: Tell Us YOUR Ideas!

January 08, 2010 by Victoria Strong
With voting just a week away, we are REALLY excited and we REALLY appreciate all of your support and excitement! We love hearing about your creative ideas of how you plan to reach beyond your family and friends and really get the word out when the voting starts. In fact, we suggest that everyone...
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Chase Final Round: Our Pledge - 100% To SMA Awareness And Research

January 06, 2010 by Bill Strong
OUR PLEDGE ---> We're pledging to give 100% of the $1 Million from the final round of the Chase Community Giving campaign to SMA awareness and cure focused research programs and the SMA community is going to help us decide how to spend it!

We are extremely humbled that the Gwendolyn Strong...

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Chase Final Round: GSF Officially Entered

January 04, 2010 by Victoria Strong
We have been working really hard getting everything ready for the final round of the Chase Community Giving campaign on Facebook and we are extremely excited to have just submitted everything to Chase for their review. Whew! It feels great to officially start the wheels of this exciting campaign in...
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News Story: Race against time: Family fights, hopes for cure for

December 28, 2009 by Bill Strong
This story ran last week on the front page of the the Santa Barbara News-Press. Thank you so much Eric Bloise for writing such a great story and thank you to the Santa Barbara News-Press for continuing to support our cause!

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Santa Barbara News-Press: Race against time: Family fights, hopes for...
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