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Westchester County, NY High School Fundraises For theGSF

October 27, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Kids helping kids. We LOVE it!

Ossining High School in Westchester County, New York recently created an awesome and creative fundraiser with the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation as beneficiary. And we are so excited to be involved. During Spirit Week students with the Power of Peace club created a...

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SMA Wing Fest

October 19, 2011 by Victoria Strong

This is awesome and hilarious -- and a reminder that truly anything can become an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for SMA.

Friends Chris Byrd andJoseph Ranseth are doing what guys often do -- challenging each other. In this case, it is a "Wing Fest". Yep , that's right, these men are...

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Smile To Fight SMA | One Camera Click At A Time

October 18, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Do you know what we love? When people turn their talents into a way to fundraise to help end SMA. And Couture Foto sure is talented -- and YOU have the opportunity to benefit!

Acclaimed photographer Brandon Humes of Couture Foto and his wife, Stephanie, have organized "Smile To Fight SMA" at the...

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Vanille Cupcake Boutique Raises $1,125 for theGSF in Honor of Amanda

October 17, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Cupcakes are yummy delicious treats. But did you know they also help end SMA? Vanille Cupcake Boutique in Panama City, Panama opened up their gorgeous bakery to fundraise for theGSF's mission in honor of sweet Amanda Cardoze. For the entire month of August (SMA Awareness Month), Vanille sold a...

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Sweet Revenge Raises $2,400 for the GSF in Memory of Ciara Van De

October 11, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Sweet Revenge: A Benefit in Memory of Ciara Rose Van De Loo was a cupcake, wine and beer tasting held at the Gnarly Vine in New Rochelle, New York -- and it was an incredible night for many reasons. The amazing Van De Loo family turned what should have been their daughter Ciara's 1st birthday...

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Micah March 5K October 22 in Ojai

October 08, 2011 by Victoria Strong

The third annual Micah March is coming up on October 22nd in Ojai, California and you don't want to miss the fun. This 5K walk meanders through a tree-lined trail, finishing with a concert, silent auction, family fun, and dinner catered by Don Lalo's Mexican Restaurant. Last year, Micah's...

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Fight For Owen Bowling Night

September 27, 2011 by Victoria Strong

If you've been reading this blog for long, then you already know about our love for the amazing Shuler family and their beautiful baby boy, Owen. Owen Vincent Shuler was born March 7, 2008. Just like Gwendolyn he was diagnosed with SMA Type 1. And just like our family the Shulers immediately...

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Team GSF SB Marathon: Help Us Reach Our $26,200 Team Fundraising

September 19, 2011 by Bill Strong

Thirty Team GSF runners are challenging and pushing themselves for the SMA cause in the Santa Barbara International Marathon on November 12, 2011. 30 competitors! And on top of the immense personal physical commitment they've made, they have collectively set a team fundraising goal of...

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Team Lucy’s Legs

August 18, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Sweet Lucy Zahn has inspired a team of supporters! Her spunky spirit is motivating people to not only learn about SMA, but to get involved in helping end it!

Team "Lucy's Legs" will be riding 90 miles around Lake Winnebago this weekend in Race The Lake 2011. Lake Winnebago is one of the largest...

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Cupcakes for Amanda

August 11, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Awesome things are happening around the globe for SMA Awareness Month and some are dee-lish. Sweet Amanda Cardoze just celebrated her 1st birthday yesterday. At just one-year-old she is already a warrior -- a big smiling, pool-loving snuggler. Amanda has SMA.

For the entire month of August Amanda...

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Kacie Jean Photography Donating to theGSF Entire Month of August

July 21, 2011 by Victoria Strong

August is SMA Awareness month and we are so excited that the amazing and continually acclaimed Kacie Jean Photography will be donating 5% to the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation for the entire month. Kacie is based in Santa Barbara and is booking up quickly as August is one of her last months before...

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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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100 Miles For Owen = Awesomeness

July 10, 2011 by Victoria Strong
100 miles. 100 miles in 26 hours and 54 minutes. 100 miles in memory of sweet Owen Simmons.

Stephen Taylor completed his second Western States 100 endurance challenge and he's got the bumps and blisters to show for it. What Stephen did was incredible -- awe inspiring. But add to it that he didn't...

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Acts of Kindness: The Walker Family

July 07, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Wow. Simply blown away. Ann and Jim Walker and their darling twins Will and Lily are determined to raise $5,000 for theGSF this year. They decided this all on their own and are half way to their goal. When Will and Lily turned two earlier this year they asked for donations to theGSF in lieu of...

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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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100 Miles For Owen. Stephen Taylor Running Western States 100 (Again)

May 27, 2011 by Victoria Strong

100 miles. 100 miles in 30 hours. 100 miles though the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 100 miles through extreme heat and even snow. Yep, that crazy Stephen Taylor is doing it again -- 100 miles for Owen! And we think he's incredible!

Held the last weekend of June in Northern California, the Western...

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Team Jenna Raises Over $1,200 and Races This Sunday

May 25, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Meet Jenna Boguhn. A spunky six-year-old who loves school, having painted nails, playing dress up, and being with her two older sisters. And while Jenna is so much like any other adorable six-year-old, Jenna has Spinal Muscular Atrophy. This Sunday, Renee Gronowski, Jenna's aunt, will be running...

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Rummage To Cure in Santa Barbara Raises $3,400 for The GSF

May 23, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Santa Barbara's Rummage To Cure was a HUGE success and Team Gwendolyn ROCKS! Yep, they are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! And Saturday's sale was another example of their awesomeness. So many in the community got involved. So many made this a success. And we are so, so grateful. And... $3,400 was raised for The...
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Santa Barbara Rummage To Cure THIS Saturday!

May 19, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Santa Barbara --> Get your rummage on to help end SMA!!! Rummage To Cure is THIS Saturday and it is going to be AWESOME! Treasures - check. The Burger Bus - check. Yummy Mummy treats - check. Shop and eat and shop some more!

WHEN:

Saturday, May 21st

9:00 to 3:00

WHERE:

Trinity Episcopal Church

1500...

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