Cardoze Family Raises $5,000

The Cardoze/Vallarino family and friends are continually thinking of ways to raise much needed funds to fight SMA and their efforts have raised an incredible $5,000! When sweet Amanda Cardoze, who has SMA Type 1, celebrated her special first birthday this summer, her parents, Marcela Vallarino and Juan Cardoze, planned a big birthday party (of […]

Smile To Fight SMA Raises $1,800

22 family portraits. 2 days. $1,800 raised to help end SMA. Couture Foto rocked this weekend! We absolutely love when people turn their talents into helping others. And “Smile To Fight SMA” is the perfect example. Brandon Humes, photographer and owner of Couture Foto, and his wife Stephanie immediately knew they wanted to create a […]

Halloween Fun For “Dorothy”

Gwendolyn has had an absolute amazing Halloween. She was so darn excited about everything. She quivered with thrill reading about all things Halloween, every special Halloween thing at Preschool was off the charts in her mind, and we both loved using the fun crafts she made there to decorate our front porch. And at home […]

Team Kadence Raises $1,630

Rusty Hastings is running the San Antonio Marathon on November 13th in honor of his little girl Kadence and the Hastings family are fighting SMA along the way. Rusty and his wife, Jessica, decided to dedicate this race to Kadence just weeks after she was diagnosed with SMA this summer. About 3 months ago when […]

Westchester County, NY High School Fundraises For theGSF

Kids helping kids. We LOVE it! Ossining High School in Westchester County, New York recently created an awesome and creative fundraiser with the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation as beneficiary. And we are so excited to be involved. During Spirit Week students with the Power of Peace club created a charity event called “Change for a Cure”. […]

Pumpkin Patch and A New Four Year Old Attitude

Woowee! We have been going, going, going lately. And when we aren’t going out with Miss G we have been working hard on some new changes/updates/projects with theGSF. We are pretty darn excited, but it means I haven’t been blogging about my #1 girl as much as I usually do. There has been lots of […]

Irvine, California | An Evening with Dr. Hans Keirstead

If you live near Irvine, California you don’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to meet and learn from a pioneer in stem cell research! Our awesome friends at The Roman Reed Foundation are hosting “An Evening with Dr. Hans Keirstead” at University of California, Irvine on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Learn about Dr. Keirstead’s […]

Team GSF SB Marathon: My X-Factor and the Final Stretch.

Hard to believe, but nine months has come and gone since I set out to do my first training run for the Santa Barbara Marathon while on a trip with Victoria and Gwendolyn to Monterey, California. And it’s been five months since I decided to go for it and we officially launched our Team GSF SB […]

SMA Wing Fest

This is awesome and hilarious — and a reminder that truly anything can become an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for SMA. Friends Chris Byrd and Joseph Ranseth are doing what guys often do — challenging each other. In this case, it is a “Wing Fest”. Yep , that’s right, these men are dueling over […]

Smile To Fight SMA | One Camera Click At A Time

Do you know what we love? When people turn their talents into a way to fundraise to help end SMA. And Couture Foto sure is talented — and YOU have the opportunity to benefit! Acclaimed photographer Brandon Humes of Couture Foto and his wife, Stephanie, have organized “Smile To Fight SMA” at the famous Paramount […]