Set a Goal!

Personal Fundraisers are a great way to spread awareness and raise money without asking anyone to go anywhere or do anything. Think about what you like to do, set a goal for yourself, and ask family members, friends, and colleagues to support you. Through our website, you can set up a personal fundraising page to tell people about your fundraising plans and accept donations. You will be notified whenever someone makes a donation in support of your fundraiser.
Here is an example of how it works:
  1. Decide on a Personal Challenge:  Run a 5K
  2. Set a Fundraising Goal:  $5,000.00
  3. How will you achieve this goal?  Run the Holiday 5k in your town
  4. Click the Get Started Now button below to create your Online Fundraising Page with a personal message. 
    Ex: “I am planning to run the Holiday 5k on December 1st to support a charity that is very important to me. I will be spreading awareness and raising money for The Children’s Fund for Glycogen Storage Disease Research to help find a cure for GSD.  GSD is a rare genetic disorder that is near and dear to me because.... (your story here).     I will be training for the next few months and I would love it if you would help me reach my goal of raising $5,000. Thank you for your support!"
  5. Spread the word:  Use email & social media to invite your friends and family to support you.  

Here are some ways people like you are raising awareness and generating funds in support of the GSD community

  • Brian’s

    Brian Makovsky completed a full Ironman race in support of the Hodes family.  He raised almost $7,000.00

  • Running
    for Anna

    Fran Reed ran the NYC Marathon 4 times in honor of his daughter Anna.  He has raised over $275,000.00.

  • Jake's Fight
    Against GSD

    Jake Gordon created a documentary about his fight with GSD and did a great job of spreading awareness.

  • Mike Dunn's First
    NYC Marathon

    Mike Dunn ran his first NYC Marathon in honor of his nephew Justin Gilbert.  He raised over $13,000.00.

  • Running
    for Kenslee

    Carlee Cash ran the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinatti in honor of her daughter Kenslee.  She raised $1,125.00.

  • Sandy’s 100
    Hole Hike

    Sandy Hodes participated in the 100 Hole Hike at Stonewall Links Golf Course in PA in honor of his daughters Samantha & Katie.  He raised $10,000.00.

  • Team Intensity
    Disney Run

    Intense Training, a local gym in Florida, created "Team Intensity" and members ran the Disney Marathon, Half Marathon & Ft. Lauderdale A1A Road Race in support of the Hodes family.  Over 2 years, Team Intensity raised almost 45,000.00.

  • Carla's 5 Boro
    Bike Tour

    Carla Ludica-Souza embarked on a 5-Boro Bike Tour in support of the Reed family.  She raised $625.00.

Need more inspiration?

Check out all of our Fundraising Achievements.


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