UR YellowJackets' Concert for a Cure

$17,590 of $10k goal

Raised by 227 people in 43 months
Donations Go To:
FRIEDREICHS ATAXIA 
RESEARCH ALLIANCE
SPRINGFIELD, VA

TAX ID: 522122720


UPDATE:Concert for a Cure is going to be LiveStreamed Friday night 8pm EST, here! ( http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sleddogstudios). We hope you all enjoy the show, whether you watch it from a seat in Strong Auditorium at U of R, or from your home! Thank you everyone for the amazing support-- we're getting closer and closer to our goal (and beyond!), and let's keep the momentum going!!!


This past November, Rochester local Sara Ferrarone died at 26 following a lifelong struggle with Friedreich's Ataxia, to the great loss of her fiancé, her friends, and her family. Friedreich's Ataxia is a debilitating neuromuscular disease that entails gradual loss of all mobility, progressively worsening speech dysfunction, hearing loss, and vision loss. Although Friedreich's ataxia is rare, it is the most common form of inherited ataxia; 1 in 100 people carry the FA gene. It shares similar mechanisms with other diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's. Sara's sister Laura has FA as well, as does the sister of one of our own Rochester YellowJackets. As they meet with enormous challenges every day, they are fighting for a cure. We are joining them in that fight. Following Sara's death, the best thing that we can do now is to prevent one more. All proceeds go directly to the Friedrich's Ataxia Research Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to vital research. Every dollar counts. Your contributions are appreciated so very much. Thank you. If you can't contribute, pass this along to someone who can. Share it with your friends, families, and colleagues, and help us exceed our fundraising goal!You can help in other ways too! Visit www.jackets.org to order tickets to our concert or download a song, and check out www.cureFA.org to learn more.Photo, from left: Laura and Sara Ferrarone
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Update 7
41 months ago

To everyone who has helped us support those suffering from Friedreich's Ataxia, thank you so much. You have made a difference in many people's lives and contributed to a truly special non-profit, FARA. Please continue to spread awareness of FA, and soon, there can be a cure.

For this fundraiser, there are only hours left! This is our last push, but thanks to all of you and many more people offline, we have raised over $20,000 for FARA. I say we should double that in the next 12 hours!!! Thank you again.

Galen and Sarah
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Update 6
42 months ago

Thank you everyone who watched the concert Friday night!!! (You can catch the replay at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sleddogstudios). The concert sold out and was a great success, and we're still reaching for our goal of $10,000 for FARA on GoFundMe! THANK YOU EVERYONE!
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Update 5
42 months ago

Hey everyone! We hope you can make it to the show Friday night, but if you can't, you can watch it ONLINE at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sleddogstudios!!! Thank you so much for your support, and let's go over 10,000!!!
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Update 4
42 months ago

All donations go to the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) to further research into Friedreich's Ataxia. www.curefa.org
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Christine Cummings
43 months ago

PLEASE Help these beautiful people by donating something even a dollar to get rid of this awful disease....

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$17,590 of $10k goal

Raised by 227 people in 43 months
Created February 19, 2013
MJ
$100
Matthew & Tricia Johnson
41 months ago
$500
Anonymous
41 months ago
LR
$25
Lillian T. Rossetti
41 months ago (Offline Donation)
MD
$20
Marci Dietz
41 months ago (Offline Donation)
JC
$5
Jeff Corbett
41 months ago
MB
$500
Marian Brown
41 months ago

YOU are all BAMFS. Love you to pieces miss Laura F. I miss Sara everyday, and always will. She would be so proud of you and Sarah G.

LP
$25
Lisa Powers
41 months ago
RM
$5
Randy Munger
41 months ago
BN
$10
Benjamin Newman
41 months ago
AM
$5
Amanda McManus
41 months ago
Christine Cummings
43 months ago

PLEASE Help these beautiful people by donating something even a dollar to get rid of this awful disease....

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