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 […]

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”. […]

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 […]

Vanille Cupcake Boutique Raises $1,125 for theGSF in Honor of Amanda Cardoze

Cupcakes are yummy delicious treats. But did you know they also help end SMA? Vanille Cupcake Boutique in Panama City, Panama opened up their gorgeous bakery to fundraise for theGSF’s mission in honor of sweet Amanda Cardoze. For the entire month of August (SMA Awareness Month), Vanille sold a special “SMA Cupcake” with 50% of […]

Sweet Revenge Raises $2,400 for the GSF in Memory of Ciara Van De Loo

Sweet Revenge: A Benefit in Memory of Ciara Rose Van De Loo was a cupcake, wine and beer tasting held at the Gnarly Vine in New Rochelle, New York — and it was an incredible night for many reasons. The amazing Van De Loo family turned what should have been their daughter Ciara’s 1st birthday […]

Micah March 5K October 22 in Ojai

The third annual Micah March is coming up on October 22nd in Ojai, California and you don’t want to miss the fun. This 5K walk meanders through a tree-lined trail, finishing with a concert, silent auction, family fun, and dinner catered by Don Lalo’s Mexican Restaurant. Last year, Micah’s March had 150 registered walkers and […]

Fight For Owen Bowling Night

If you’ve been reading this blog for long, then you already know about our love for the amazing Shuler family and their beautiful baby boy, Owen. Owen Vincent Shuler was born March 7, 2008. Just like Gwendolyn he was diagnosed with SMA Type 1. And just like our family the Shulers immediately sought out SMA […]

Team GSF SB Marathon: Help Us Reach Our $26,200 Team Fundraising Goal

Thirty Team GSF runners are challenging and pushing themselves for the SMA cause in the Santa Barbara International Marathon on November 12, 2011. 30 competitors! And on top of the immense personal physical commitment they’ve made, they have collectively set a team fundraising goal of $26,200 for the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (GSF) to help end […]