Cindy Portelinha's Run for Susie!

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My Run for Susie
Cindy Portelinha's Run for Susie!

My mission of is simple: to partner with The Susie Foundation to help provide direct, reliable, and on-going support services to persons, families, and caregivers living with ALS across southern New England.

And at the 2019 Suftown Half Marathon  I will running 13.1 milies to support families living with ALS across southern New England!

By supporting my journey, you are directly helping to improve the life of a local family living with ALS by providing better access to compassionate and enduring support services.

Thank you in advance for your support and, to learn more, visit:

- Cindy

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Sunday September 8th
Westerly, RI, USA
Westerly, RI, USA

About The Susie Foundation
Who is The Susie Foundation?

The roots of The Susie Foundation can be traced back to November 7th 2009 – the day Susan Ready Matthews was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease). While struggling with the disease, Susan and her family took their first foray into fundraising, raising over $11,000 in 2010 in support of Susan’s Walk to Defeat ALS and The ALS Association of Connecticut. The outpouring of love and support during this fundraising effort helped to provide Susan with hope and optimism, furthering her resolve as she struggled with the worst ALS has to offer.  

Following Susan’s passing on April 17th 2011, her family decided to continue this legacy of service, launching The Susie Foundation in 2013 with the hope of alleviating some of financial burdens levied on individuals and families following diagnosis. Since that time – and while being wholly volunteer led – The Susie Foundation has raised over $250,000 to support persons living with ALS across Southern New England  

The Susie Foundation is working tirelessly to build on this legacy of service to ensure local persons living with ALS, as well as their families and caregivers, can access life-enhancing funding, services, and technologies to ensure they are able to continue to lead rich and meaningful lives. 

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Phone: 203-490-664 


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