Join us annually for the South Florida FD NOW 5K Run/Walk for a Cure in South Florida. Hosted by Carol U. Alterman, Florida Regional Representative of FD NOW, this exciting fundraiser attracts over 200 runners and raises over $30,000 to benefit the Laboratory for Familial Dysautonomia Research at Fordham University in New York.
Contact Information: Call (954) 275-7211, or email us at Run4FDNOW@gmail.com.
In 2014, Eric Alterman was cheered on by the crowd as he approached the finish line at the first annual FD NOW 5K in Davie, FL. Friends pushed Eric in his wheelchair for the majority of the race, but was encouraged by his mom, Carol, to see what it felt like to cross the finish line on his own. Flanked by his parents and friend Savannah, Eric did cross the finish line and then joyfully hugged his mom.
In 2015, Eric passed. In 2016, Steve and Carol held a 5K in Eric’s memory.
“This event is highly personal as our son Eric was diagnosed with FD at seven months of age. For eighteen years, we watched Eric’s highly unstable body struggle through daily activities that to others are automatically regulated.”
|THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:|
|AAG||Collette Ceilings & Drywall Inc.||Hetlage Family||Ronald Assaf|
|Alan & Marsha Levy||Cooper Family||Josef & Terri Novick||Runner’s Depot|
|Arrow Dynamics||Creative Child Learning Center||Memorial Healthcare System||Stanley & Pearl Rosenberg|
|Asthma Allergy Care Center||Donald & Elaine Singer||Mullinax of Palm Beach||Steven & Dora Rubin|
|Benjamin & Helene Boston||Eastern Poultry||Nova Southeastern University||Thomas & Gale Archer|
|Best Appliance||Experience Fitness||Patriot National Insurance Group||Vas Aero Services|
|Bienenfeld, Lakek & Starr||Finka Realty Group||Propane USA Distribution|
|Brent & Gisele Spechler||Fred & Jessica Olefson||Ricardo Ringel|
|BSA Enterprises||GN ReSound||Robert & Marlene Uchin|
|Children’s Medical Associates||Harbout & Associates||Robert Puglisi|