Posts tagged with: Fundraiser

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...

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...


“$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!...


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!!!...


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...


$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...


Beb-e-ssentials Valentine’s Party

January 25, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Did you know Beb-e-ssentials has donated over $3,000 to SMA research this year? That's right. With the help of all of you, the wonderful Beb-e-ssential ladies, Penny and Melissa, have been able to donate a portion from the sales of their darling hats, clips and, of course, the Gwendolyn butterfly,...

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...


GSF selected as part of the famous Grand National Roadster Show

January 19, 2011 by Bill Strong

We are honored and humbled to have been selected by the Grand National Roadster Show as one of only two charities that will benefit from proceeds of its unique auction. The auction features artwork created by the best pinstripers in the nation and it will be held at the Pinstripers Reunion on...


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...


Hope Calender: Last Call and Finishing Up

January 11, 2011 by Victoria Strong

The Hope Calendar has been such a success! People love the beautiful images and have been so excited by the response -- making them a cinch to sell. We are now closing out this fantastic fundraiser and so it is the official LAST CALL to order your own. Click here to buy. And for all of those...


Birthday Donations/Children Helping Children Part 2

January 06, 2011 by Victoria Strong

We continue to be incredibly humbled by the dozens of people who have chosen to turn their special birthday into a fundraising opportunity for GSF. Some have done big things for milestone birthdays (like Julie's 40th and Mia's 30th), hosting parties at restaurants or bars and asking all their...


Couture To Cure SMA

January 05, 2011 by Victoria Strong

We are so honored and excited to once again be partnering with the phenomenal Barb Zahn! I am sure you remember To Shave or Not To Shave in which the incredibly brave mom shaved her head in honor of her daughter's 1st birthday as a way of raising research funds and fighting SMA? Well, that was...

Read More >> Turn those old gadgets into SMA research dollars!

December 26, 2010 by Bill Strong

Was Santa good to you this year? Did he bring you that awesome new iPhone you were wishing for? Was there a shiny new Canon digital camera under the tree? Did you find an Xbox Kinect in your stocking? New laptop? GPS device? That's awesome! You must have been a very good girl/boy this year and...


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...


Ava’s Aunt Anna: SMA Aunt on Etsy

December 17, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Ava is an adorable long-haired sassy sweetheart. She has a big personality and she loves her Aunt Anna. And who can blame her -- Ava's Aunt Anna is awesome! Anna contacted us back in June wanting to participate in the "$200K for SMA" campaign. Anna has been a big supporter of all the different...


Nerds For Nora

December 16, 2010 by Victoria Strong

You may remember this post about some of the creative fundraisers the Gooden family have organized over the last few months. And in that post I mentioned sweet Nora's awesome Aunt Tiffany was organizing "Nerds For Nora" -- a night of board gaming for a cure! Well it was a big success! Friends...


Shop Zoolu! Today Through Next Week To Help End SMA

December 03, 2010 by Victoria Strong

The big End SMA bash at Zoolu! starts TODAY!!!! Between December 3rd and December 15th, Zoolu! will be donating 15% of ALL orders with the "ENDSMA" code!

Zoolu! is an online store that offers all the top name-brand gifts for babies, children and Mommies as well as a large selection of quality...


Help Make Your Holiday Purchases = SMA Research Funding

November 23, 2010 by Victoria Strong

It's that time of year! Holiday shopping is now in full swing! Don't let the chance to help end SMA pass you by. There are so many ways your purchases can help garner increased research funding and you can give really special gifts at the same time! We are really honored to partner with so many...


Calling All GSF Supporters—We Need Volunteers!

November 21, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Okay Team GSF, we need your help! You remember that GSF was selected as the sole recipient of this year's beautiful Hope Calendar? And I know many of you have already purchased one for yourselves (thank you!). Well, Hope Calendar photographer Debi Gomez was able to present a $10,000 check to last...


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