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Mary Schafer's Fundraising Page
Support me as I run for Team NF!
The Blazing Schafers, Andy and Amy, Jessica, Jake, Grace, and Jonathan.

I am inspired to run by my cousins, Andy and Amy, who each year sponsor a Team NF at the Lincoln Marathon, the Blazing Schafers. Every year they invite me to run with them, but every year I am unable to get to Nebraska on the required weekend. So this year, alone at the starting line but not in spirit, I will blaze my way through 26.2 miles and the five boroughs of New York City!

Andy and Amy’s son, Johnathan, was diagnosed with NF when he was 4 years old and has been living with the condition his entire life. He has an enduring tumor on his brainstem for which he has undergone four surgeries, more than 45 rounds of chemotherapy, countless MRIs, and takes four daily medications, three extra medicines for sporadic nerve pain, and five (5!) medicines on chemo days. He has seven doctors that he sees regularly plus travels to St. Louis to meet with a group of NF specialists. Despite all this, he manages to get good grades in the 7th grade, keep active in Boy Scouts, cheer for the Huskers, and is an outstanding big brother to his sisters, Jessica and Grace, and his brother, Jake.

CTF supports Johnathan and his family by funding research, providing patient support, and educating the world about NF. I am proud to run for CTF and my family. Please consider sponsoring my run for this very worthy organization.

Due to the spectacular support I have received so far, I have increased my goal to $15,001! This will be the largest amount raised for CTF at the NYC Marathon in over two years.

Thank you very much,

Mary

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Total Donations: $20,350.00
Goal: $15,001

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Contributor Amount Comment
John Schafer $500.00 "Good Luck Mary, and thank you so much. Love John"
Sue Schafer $100.00 "Thank you, Mary, for doing this for such a good cause! I'm proud of you. Maman"
Ann Schafer $50.00
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Somi Lee $100.00
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Chris Larson Hidden
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ellen gold $50.00
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David Scher $50.00
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Peter Connellan $100.00
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Jay Cohen $100.00 "I am pleased to sponsor you for such a worthy cause, Mary. God speed!"
Steve Nemeth $25.00 "What a worthy cause! Good luck on your run."
Brian Case $200.00 "Go Mary!"
Keith Schafer $1,000.00
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Leanne Erika Penala $100.00
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andrew cullen $100.00
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Lance Stafford $250.00
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Seth Braunstein $100.00 "GO MARY!"
ramez nashed $50.00
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Joanne Aron $50.00 "Congrats on running for a great cause! "
alan porter $100.00
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lee anne zarger $10.00
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Matt Potter $25.00
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Mark Paulonis $126.20 "You had me at "Blazing Schafers"! Go Blaze'n Schafer!"
Paul Butler $50.00
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Anne-Marie d'Alessandro $100.00 "Go get 'em!"
Joe Arencibia $50.00
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sabrina hassan $25.00
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Becky McGinnis Hidden "Go Mary!! I will be there cheering you on. "
Marty Becker $500.00
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Ed Bonach $250.00
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Nancy Feiwel Hidden
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Albert Lim $50.00
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Stephen Brune $100.00 "You look fit! See you out there. "
Matt Cino $50.00
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Yvonne Buysman Hidden
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Frank O'Neil Hidden
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Jim Moore $100.00
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Molly Hogan $50.00
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Anonymous Hidden
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Raymond&Dorothy Wojcik $50.00
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Hilary Schiraldi $100.00
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James Little $100.00
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Stan Starnes $250.00
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Joe Morford $50.00
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Eric Cremers $100.00
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Marvin Sims $100.00 "Anything for kids....Their only worry should be homework!!"
Teresa Fewel $25.00 "Happy to support a great cause like this and you anytime!"
Kenneth Usdin $250.00 "Go Mary!"
Cliff Gallant $100.00
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Joe Roberts $300.00 "I have donated $150 and have a matching donation from Alterra. Good luck!!"
Kent Simons $500.00
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Diane Kenna $25.00
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Andrew Storm $51.00
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Scott Galovic $50.00
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Jill York $50.00
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margaret demarrais $250.00
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Klaus Heinemann $500.00
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Andrea Guzma $75.00
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Steve Haas $200.00 "Go Mary Go. Good Luck!!"
Cliff and Mary Nemeth $50.00 "You go, Mary and you, too. Jonathon!!"
Chris Scotti $150.00 "Good luck Mary, always glad to help such a good cause"
Steven Bensinger $250.00
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Greg Monahan $75.00
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Michael Sarnoff $50.00
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Jamie Easton $50.00
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Eileen Banko $100.00 "Go Mary! You're Awesome!"
Dawn Keller $50.00 "Happy to support you, Mary, and a worthy cause!"
Michelle Kairuz $25.00
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Brennan Hawken $100.00 "Good for you Mary. Sounds like a great reason to abuse your body for 26 miles!"
Jim Detterick $250.00
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Edward Rand $100.00 "Good luck!"
Patrick Faul $100.00
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Paul McCaffery $100.00
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Heather Wolf Hidden
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Michael Yuhas $100.00 "Good Luck Mary!"
Erika Smith $100.00 "Good Luck Mary! We will be cheering you on at 90th & 5th!"
Kelly Gillen $25.00 "Go Mary! I'll be cheering on 1st ave! "
Kenneth Weingold $25.00
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Dawn Riebeling $25.00 "Go Mary!! I'll be cheering from D.C.!"
Victoria Binnie $50.00
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Kara Murphy $100.00 "Way to go Mary!"
David Smetana $100.00
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Alexander Yaggy $100.00 "Three cheers for nice, comfortable cool running weather. "
Ellen Taylor $250.00 "Thanks for making a difference! Peace, Ellen and Tom"
Kevin O'Brien $500.00
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Mark Finkelstein $100.00
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Stuart Seeley $125.00
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Kimberly Pollard $25.00
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Erika and Dan Schafer $250.00 "Yay, Mary! Thanks so much for your hard work for the Blazin' Schafers!"
Tisha Mannino $100.00 "You are awesome! Run like the wind!"
Michael Rodgers $100.00
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Alison Williams Hidden
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Charlotte Matthews $50.00 "Thank you Mary for raising money and running for this important cause."
Daniel Barash $50.00
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John Murphy Jr $20.00
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Kristin Meyer $25.00 "Mary, you go girl! Jonathon, live strong!"
Brad Blalock $100.00 "Good luck Mary!"
norman schafer $500.00
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Sara Boyer $100.00
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Phyllis Cox $50.00
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Jason Robbie $50.00
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Aaron Deer $250.00
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Barbara Nash $100.00
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Chris Deming $10.00
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Tim O'Brien $100.00
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Lauren Uhler $26.20 "go get 'em, Mary!!"
Colin Savage $50.00
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Faye Elliott $100.00
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Kathleen Heineken $150.00 "Here's to a good cause my fellow Wonderwoman! Can't wait to take on NYC with you :) "
Jeanne Bartkus Bartkus $25.00 "Good luck Mary! Congratulations on training and running for such a worthwhile cause. Best, Jeanne Bartkus"
Arielle Maltese Hidden
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stephen marsalese $100.00 " Hello Mary, have a great race on Sunday."
Edward Ross $100.00
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Sherri Williams $26.20
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alison jacobowitz $50.00
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John Bolton $50.00
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Rebecca Metcalf $50.00 "Run, Mary, run! You are awesome! Can't wait to hear all about it!"
Joanna Leathers Hidden "Good luck Mary!!"
Christopher Porzio $25.00
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Matthew Boskin $200.00
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Gary Levine $100.00 "Mary - This is a really nice cause. I am trying to figure out if we can do any matching program as well. Take care, Gary"
Nate Mahrer Hidden
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robert haley $25.00
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Caroline McLoughlin $25.00
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richard glass $500.00
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Mark LoSacco $25.00 "Great job Mary!"
Emily Davis $100.00
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Andrew Kligerman $250.00
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Pete Koch $100.00
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Adelina Kongovi $100.00
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Therie Lai $15.00
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Douglas Mahrer $104.80
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Michelle Marcisz $50.00
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Harry Ong $20.00
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Donald Schafer $500.00
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Linda Schmidt $50.00
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Barry Zyskind $1,000.00
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Vito Sacchetti $50.00
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Judith Nelson $75.00
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Harlan Smith $25.00
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Anonymous Hidden
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Bruce Harting $100.00
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Kurt Moeller $50.00
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Cynthia Scannell $20.00
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Mary Schafer $20.00
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Anonymous Hidden
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Dana Ragsdale $500.00
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BlackRock Matching Gift Program $100.00
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Robert Werner $200.00
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United Technologies Matching Gift Program $50.00
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Russell Matching Gift Program $50.00
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Google Matching Gifts Program $100.00
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Below is a video from the Children’s Tumor Foundation that demonstrates how your support benefits nearly 2 million people worldwide that are affected by Neurofibromatosis. I hope you’ll please take a few minutes to watch the video and perhaps be as motivated as we are to support The Children’s Tumor Foundation.

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