Team Nana
Christine Fahey has raised $6,868 for ALS

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Thank you for visiting my Falmouth Road Race® runner site. On Sunday, August 20th, I will run my 15th Falmouth Road Race, a 7.2 mile run from Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights beach on Cape Cod. This year I will be running with my sister Kathy and my nephew Dan Moren, and we'll be running in memory of my mom, Judy Fahey (Nana), who lost her battle with ALS on race day in August 2015.  We are committed to raising funds for Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS), a nonprofit organization that supports people diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. CCALS was a great resource for my family during my mother's illness and provided services and equipment to help us manage her declining health. It is remarkable how many people I have met during the last two years who have either lost a loved one or know someone currently battling this horrible disease. Fortunately, there is greater awareness of ALS and progress is being made on treatment and finding a cure.

ALS is a degenerative and fatal neuromuscular disease that causes individuals to gradually lose control of their voluntary muscles. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS has no known cause or cure. The disease progresses differently in each case, though people often die when they lose the capacity to breathe or swallow, while retaining their ability to see, hear, and comprehend what is happening. During my mom's illness, she slowly lost her ability to walk, eat, and talk, but at no time did she lose her quiet and elegant grace, her sweet disposition, kind generosity, or her wonderful sense of humor. She put up a very brave fight and never complained.  Her spirit continues to be an inspiration to all who were lucky to have known her.

Raising funds from the Falmouth Road Race will allow CCALS to continue to provide a broad range of direct services tailored to meet the individual needs of ALS patients, their families, and their caregivers. Beyond logistical support, CCALS helps patients and their families navigate the emotional considerations that follow an ALS diagnosis, and educates them about hospice and palliative care. 

Please contribute if you can. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated. And if you happen to be in Falmouth on race day, please cheer us on!

Thanks for your support!

Christine



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Dedication In memory of Judy Fahey
Thank you donors
Paul and Pamela Boeson
Brenda Schwartz
Sorry so late! Nice job!
Anonymous
Laura Beck
Proud of you every year.
Patricia Kern
In memory of your sweet mom
Paul & Nancy Spinale
Alan & Carolyn Sauve
Craig & Patricia Jilk
Joyce Zid
Bill Lennon
Anonymous
Suzanne Wakefield
Congrats, Christine!!
Jennifer Abbott
Thinking of you today! Hope you had a great race.
Amy Herlihy
Good Luck Christine!
mary lambert
Judy is forever in my heart
Kathy Aloisio
Good luck on your race and the fundraising!
Gregory Wind
Go Tino! We're so proud of you! -- The Winds
Anonymous
Anonymous
Good luck Tino!!
Kate Fraktman
Go Christine!!! Have a great day!
Amy Kenesey
Great Job!
irvin cherashore
in honor of a great lady---
Suzanne and Jim McLaughlin
Remembering Judy, especially at this time.
Nancy McGilicuddy
Thinking of you all this month. Have a great run. My daughter Lee is running and will look for Team Nana.
Tina Fiscella
Have a great race!
Nancy Gray
I will be thinking of all the running Fahey's and Moren's this weekend!
Mark Sullivan
Mark and Toni - Go Team Nana !
Sandra Kidd
Charles Martin
Paul Gruchacz
Mike Cully
George Cullen
Francis and Patricia McCrossan
Teresa Leonard
Good luck, Christine! Wish I could run with you! Your mom would be so proud of you! Love, Teresa, Mark and kids xxo
Philip Benua
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michael wind
Susan Galin
We miss your mom every day. She was a very special person. Sue & Doug Galin
Jane Earle
Still miss that beautiful smiling face
Sheryl Nichin-Keith
Anonymous
Joyce and Henry Wisniewski
Mark and Peg Bainbridge
Louise O'Connell
Wishing the very best for your team. With caring spirit!
karen douglas
Enjoy every step!
Peter Routsis-Arroyo
Catholic Charities is with you!!
Bob Reichert
Lyssa Brown
Eileen Murphy
Tino- have a great race!
Phoebe Olhava
Thomas Fahey
Matthew Shedd
Have a great run.
Regina Hoyt
Peggy Ecclesine
diane monnett
cheryl zeiger
We so admire your mother and the grace she maintained during this horrible disease. Run with the breeze and the light of her spirit. John and Cheryl Zeiger
elizabeth Silveria
Christine- Thank you for your dedication and time to help others- you are an inspiration!
Jill Brown
Go Christine, Danny and Kathy!! It will be a beautiful day.
Andrew Cummins
Hanna and I miss your beautiful Mom every day. Thanks for keeping her spirit and memory alive for all of us. God Bless her and your entire family
Lynne Horn
Thanks for including us We think about Judy a lot Best wishes for your run and donations Lynne & Mike Horn
Joycr Reardon
Go Team Nana!!!
John Marmion
Michael Morris
Kenneth Lafler
Tammi Kozlowski
Carolyn Freeman
Good luck!
Edward (Gil) Sliney
I remember your Mom well from St. Edward high school days. I see so much of her in you Christine.
Emil Ragones
Debby Richardson
Thank you Christine --Debby
Kimberly Pegnato
Dennis F Sheehan
Thanks for this great effort, Christine, Kathy and Dan!
Lynne Seawright
Have a great race
Deb Vogel
Good Luck, Christine! All of us at All That Jazz Dance Studio are wishing you the best in this race and your fight against ALS.
Anonymous
Good Luck!! You'll be great!
Robert Schirling
Good luck and all the best to you, Tom, and the rest of your family.
Christine Fahey