Posts tagged with: Fundraiser

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,...

This Weekend’s Rummage To Cure Sales Raise Nearly $5,000 for the

May 11, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Wow! Wow! Wow! This was a huge Rummage To Cure weekend. Two sales. Two locations. And two groups working to help END SMA!!!

Lucy's Hope for a Cure in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin was a big success. For the second year in a row, Marjorie Trew-Munson organized this great neighborhood sale in honor of Lucy...


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 -->...

Lullaby Blankies Helps End SMA!

May 08, 2011 by Victoria Strong

In December I met Stephanie and Brandon Humes, owners of Lullaby Blankies. Stephanie reached out with an email about their story that goes something like this --> Gorgeous couple in love. Get married. Want to start a family. But Stephanie and Brandon's story takes a turn there. Thanks to a...


Rummage To Cure—> This Weekend and Coming Soon Near You

May 06, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Woowee! Get your rummage on! You all have blown us away and there are Rummage To Cure sales popping up everywhere!

This weekend in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and Canoga Park, California -->

Lucy's Hope for a Cure will host their 2nd annual Rummage To Cure! Lots of items for just 25 cents!

  • WHEN -->...


Paint Away SMA at Sips N Strokes in Knoxville, TN

May 05, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Nora Gooden is surrounded by people who adore her and who fight SMA in her honor. And Nurse Kim is definitely one of them. The incredible Nurse Kim has organized a fun night with Sips N Strokes to "Paint Away SMA" in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 14th. Painting, spending time with friends, enjoying...


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...

Real Estate For A Cure Has Now Raised $7,500 For The GSF

April 21, 2011 by Victoria Strong
We are so excited! Real Estate For A Cure has officially raised $7,500 for the GSF!!!

Real Estate For A Cure was started by real estate team Kristen Kearns and Lucy Rhodes in Pennsylvania in honor of Sweet Baby Zane Schmid. We adore the Schmid family. They are the kind of people who see a need,...


Ninth Graders Host Spaghetti Banquet To End SMA and Raise Over $4,000

April 19, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Children helping gets me every time! And I love it!

Students at Hopkins West Junior High in Minnetonka, Minnesota were asked to select a charity to design a service project around. And they chose Spinal Muscular Atrophy and the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation! But these students didn't...


Rummage To Cure—> We Need Your Treasures

April 12, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Okay GSF supporters --> We need your treasures! It's that time of year again -- Rummage To Cure benefiting the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation!

Don't have time to do a major spring clean? You can still make a difference --> We know cleaning out the garage is a big task and you have helped us make the...


Grand National Roadster Show Raises Over $5,000 To Help End SMA

April 11, 2011 by Bill Strong

The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation was honored to be selected as one of two featured nonprofits for the world famous Grand National Roadster Show this year. The event, known as the longest running indoor car show in the world, was held in January 2011 at the Fairplex in Pomona and it was incredible....


Santa Barbara Winter Wine Down A Success!

April 08, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Last weekend was the Muscular Dystrophy Association's 2011 Winter Wine Down in Santa Barbara and it was a huge success. This is the first year the event has been in down town SB (it was previously held in Santa Ynez) and it is the very first year that 100% of the proceeds were dedicated to Spinal...


Rummage To Cure

March 28, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Gwendolyn's Gramma is a go-getter. She is practical and proactive and after Gwendolyn's SMA diagnosis she immediately went to work to raise funds and awareness for SMA. Her very first effort was what she named the "May Day to End SMA Sidewalk Sale" and with the help of lots of friends and family...


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...


Easter Bunny Must Have Goodies That Help End SMA

March 22, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Easter is hoppity hopping on its way and your Easter goodies can help end Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Adorable bunny goodness + raising SMA research dollars = perfection! Be sure to put your order in asap -- only one month until the Easter Bunny hops to your house!

My Bunny and Me has THE most darling...


Killer B Fitness Goes the Extra Mile for SMA!

March 21, 2011 by Victoria Strong
The Indoor Triathlon hosted by Killer B Fitness was a huge success. Nearly 50 participants sweated it out to support the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation and help end Spinal Muscular Atrophy -- and they had fun doing it. Bob and Lisa Wilcher, owners of Killer B Fitness, planned the entire event and they...

2011 Winter Wine Down - Santa Barbara Get Your Tasting On!

March 15, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Santa Barbara Get your palate ready! This years MDA Winter Wine Down is only a few weeks away!!!

We are so excited about the 2011 Winter Wine Down. Firstly because last year was SO, SO much fun! Secondly, we are beyond thrilled that the Santa Barbara MDA decided to dedicate 100% of ALL proceeds of...


Team Owen Simmons 100 Runners Strong; New Bedford Race in ONE Week

March 13, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Team Owen Simmons is now 100 runners strong -- 30 of whom are running their first race!!! WOW! WOW! And triple WOW! And this dedicated group of SMA Warriors are motivated and determined to help stomp out Spinal Muscular Atrophy!!!

We are so moved by this effort and the many poignant elements to...

Read More >> | Possibly the Simplest Way on the Planet to Support

March 02, 2011 by Bill Strong

Okay folks... we think this is quite possibly the simplest way on the planet to support an end to Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It's called and it's a fundraising partnership between the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation and SwipeGood.

Here's how it works...


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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