6-Year-Old Fighting Rare Disease Gets Treatment Thanks to GoFundMe Community Donating $2 MillionThis week, the organizer of one of GoFundMe’s largest campaigns, released some incredible news - his daughter, Eliza, was able to start treatments for the rare, debilitating disease she suffers from called Sanfilippo Syndrome, thanks to over 36,000 donations from the GoFundMe community.
Ground Breaking In Iowa: After Raising Over $2,000 on GoFundMe, Amos Hiatt Middle School Builds Outdoor ClassroomIn May, Amos Hiatt Middle School staff member Jacob Burke started a GoFundMe campaign to build an outdoor classroom and lunch area in the courtyard on campus. In just a few months, the GoFundMe Community has donated $2,000 and Amos Hiatt High School has broken ground on their outdoor classroom.
Media Alert: Over $750,000 Raised On GoFundMe For Rio Athletes’ Training And Travel ExpensesAs the games in Rio kick-off, GoFundMe today released new data about athletes turning to online fundraising for training and travel expenses. To date, more than 140 campaigns have raised over $750,000 from over 7,700 donors for training and travel expenses for the games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
New on GoFundMe: Ride4Gabe Cyclists Raise $10,000, Reach Halfway Point in 2,200 Mile Ride From Maine to AlabamaThree cyclists, Payne Griffin, Michael Staley and Wes Bates, are leading Ride4Gabe, a 2,200-mile cycling journey from Maine to Mobile, Alabama to raise awareness to help find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Birmingham native Michael Staley created a GoFundMe campaign campaign to help raise money for Hope for Gabe, a foundation in honor of Scott Griffin’s 11-year-old son Gabe, who was diagnosed with DMD in 2008.
24-Year-Old Rape Survivor Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Help Pass Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of RightsGoFundMe announced the launch of a campaign for the Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights organized by Amanda Nguyen, a 24-year-old rape survivor and founder of Rise, a national civil rights nonprofit. The campaign aims to raise $450,000 to secure the passage of federal legislation that will provide basic, common sense rights to sexual assault survivors in all 50 states.
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