Posts tagged with: Gwendolyn Strong Foundation
We asked families impacted by SMA to submit a photo and share something they would want others to know about them/their child. And this is what we received. Speechless. Simply speechless.
These families and their stories represent what this disease really is. SMA is far more than its brutal...Read More >>
Earlier this week the City of Santa Barbara officially declared August as SMA Awareness Month for the third year in a row. The City of Santa Barbara has consistently been supportive of our efforts to end SMA and Mayor Helene Schneider has always been extremely complimentary and enthusiastic about...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
Way to go on Challenge Number One. Keep up the great work. You guys are doing an amazing job spreading the word about SMA and what we at the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation are trying to do to change it. Our Facebook Fan Page is growing every day, reaching new people, thanks to you!!!
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This is simple. Knowledge brings change. And the best way to bring about knowledge is exposure to the SMA cause. So, challenge number one is:
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You can do this by posting our link on your wall. Don't forget to add the @ symbol to...
- Invite friends to "Like" the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation on facebook.
August is SMA awareness month and since you are reading this you probably already have a general idea about this brutal disease and why increasing awareness of it is so necessary. Over the next few weeks we will be asking things of you. We will be challenging you to get more involved. We will...Read More >>
I've been nursing a nasty and painful injury since finishing the Montecito-Summerland Half Marathon two weeks ago. I'm not going to lie, it's been pretty frustrating. It's my left leg and it seems to be a nice mix of a shin splint and plantar fasciitis -- both pretty common running injuries. I...Read More >>
Awesome news! The state of California has once again declared August as SMA Awareness Month. You may recall the declaration last year, but there is much more to this year's declaration. The proclamation doesn't just pertain to this August. Nope. S.C.R. 43, introduced by our awesome state senator,...Read More >>
David Price is a college friend of Bill's. You may remember he competed in a triathlon last year for Team GSF in honor of Gwendolyn. He blew us away last...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
Over the last several years, we haven't shied away from lending our voices to advocate on behalf of injustices we have faced. Most of these injustices, if not all, are sides to issues that we may have never become aware of had it not been for the life-altering reality of Gwendolyn's Spinal Muscular...Read More >>
What an incredible experience -- I finished the Montecito-Summerland Half Marathon on Saturday in just under 2 hours!
On Saturday, my great friend and fellow Team GSF SB Marathon runner, Mike Paskin, our friend, Steve Fergusson, my awesome trainer, Mike Claytor, and I conquered the first...Read More >>
Well, well, well... time really is flying around here. It seems like yesterday I did my first training run and made the decision to run a marathon. And now we're only a little more than 4 months out from the Santa Barbara International Marathon in November 2011. Yikes!
When I decided to...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
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...Read More >>
We're a little under five-and-a-half months out from the Santa Barbara Marathon and I'm feeling great. I'm loving my training and it's become a normal part of my weekly routine -- two strengthening workouts followed by thirty minute runs and one one hour run. The intensity is definitely picking up...Read More >>
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...Read More >>