Team FM - Energy for Life!!! banner

Team FM - Energy for Life!!!

A team for UNITED MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE FOUNDATION INC

  • $7,046
    Raised
  • 129
    Donors
  • 21
    Fundraisers

This campaign already ended. We hope you like the results!

$7,046 raised of $5,000

"Team FM" a team to help the UNITED MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE FOUNDATION INC.

Team Members

name dollars donors

1

Ann Schoeller

TeamFM - Energy for Life!!!

$1,285 23

2

Ann, Mike, Colby, Saige Schoeller

TeamFM - Energy for Life!!!

$0 0

3

Ann, Mike, Colby, Saige Schoeller

TeamFM - Energy for Life!!!

$0 0

4

Anne Caruso

Anne Caruso

$440 8

5

Chris Schantz

Team FM

$0 0

6

Danielle Haley

Danielle Haley

$0 0

7

Danielle Roseland

Teamfm

$360 11

8

David Bayne

David B. Bayne

$690 12

9

Dean Bickerstaff

Dean Bickerstaff

$100 1

10

Elisa Perry

Team FM

$50 1

11

Heather Zahar Bennett

team bennett for team FM!

$811 18

12

Katie Deans

Team FM - Energy for Life!!! - Katie Deans

$0 0

13

Matthew Leathers

Team FM

$225 3

14

Melissa O'Brien

Team FM

$0 0

15

Michael Nilo

Michael Nilo

$425 13

16

Michelle Samson

Team FM

$20 1

17

Mike Schoeller

Team FM

$875 12

18

Molly Baker

Molly Baker

$0 0

19

Scott Bayne

Scott Bayne

$1,570 25

20

Stephanie Hawey

Team FM - Bayne/Schoeller

$350 4

21

Thomas Brown

Team FM

$0 0

Most Recent Donations

Most Recent Comments

  • Ann Schoeller: We are proud of your team effort !
    about Team FM
  • marlene k: Having a niece & nephew who had this disease. The need for donations is...
    about Team FM
  • Carisa L: All of the Kozickis are thinking of all of you guys! Lots of love!...
    about David B. Bayne
  • Meghan D Brady: WOOOHOO ANNIE!
    about Anne Caruso
  • Dana J Stroup: Best of Luck! I wish I were there running with you all. Love you so much xxoo...
    about TeamFM - Energy for Life!!!
  • Michael S Smith: Mike-Run Fast! One of the Wish Families that I work with has 3 children who...
    about Michael Nilo
  • remy Burke: Good luck on the big race! I wish I could be there to run with you...FM!!!...
    about TeamFM - Energy for Life!!!
  • Linda j Ziemba: You guys kick the crap out of this stupid disease! Good luck!...
    about TeamFM - Energy for Life!!!
  • Renae horan: Very proud of you guys. Good luck...FM FM
    about TeamFM - Energy for Life!!!
  • Francis Bigelow: You guys rock! Good luck with your race! Kate and I will be thinking of you!
    about Team FM
  • Barbara L Caruso: It is a good heart that knows the importance of giving to others. Very proud...
    about Anne Caruso
  • Sharon Herbst: Ann-I love your determination, have fun with the run.
    about TeamFM - Energy for Life!!!
  • Joseph DeSabia: Good luck with the half marathon! What a great effort....
    about Team FM
  • Danielle Lucente: Thinking about how lucky I am to have a healthy baby, and two healthy...
    about Teamfm
  • Danielle Roseland: Energy for life! love you guys!...
    about Teamfm
  • Stephanie R. Brown: Run fast Nilo! All the best to you and your family, Scott! FM and may every...
    about Michael Nilo
  • Jaime Palumbo: Good luck Ann and TeamFM!!! XO
    about TeamFM - Energy for Life!!!
  • Christina Summerfield: good luck with the run and reaching your fundraising goal! xx
    about TeamFM - Energy for Life!!!
  • Marilyn Leathers: Matthew, my excellent college roommate and your life-long friend Ann Turner...
    about Team FM
  • William S. Leathers: Our man/child is making us proud!
    about Team FM

As many of you already know, my sister and brother-in-law lost their daughter Sadie in 2009 and just lost their youngest son Graham this past May. Although we are still awaiting final autopsy results, preliminary tests are pointing to mitochondrial disease in both cases.

To show continued support for Ann, Mike, and Colby, my family and I decided to run a race this year to raise money for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. We are going to participate in the Baltimore Running Festival on October 13th. http://www.thebaltimoremarathon.com/ . My brother and I will be running the half marathon (significantly further than I have ever run before) and my sister is running the 5k.

Please know our family has no expectations. We set up this fundraiser to show our support but quickly realized how many people wanted to show their support as well. Many of you haver expressed intereste in running with us. If this applies to you, I urge you to sign up on the Baltimore Running Festival website as soon as possible because the event will fill up. Following that you can click on the Team FM link (http://www.razoo.com/team/Teamfm ), then click "fundraise" in the green box where it says "join this team". You will have to sign up for a RAZOO account but I promise you it is very simple. Once you sign up, your name will automatically be added to out team page and donors can click on your name to donate on your behalf. If you are interested in making a donation, simply click on the same link, then click on the person's name that you will be donating on behalf of.

This is the first event that we are coordinating so details will emerge in the coming weeks. There is no minimum amount you must raise if you join our team. I am more than willing to help anyone coming from out of town work out details and accommodations for the event. My family and I cannot express enough how much we appreciate your continued support. Please feel free to invite anyone that you think may want to join.

And yes, Team FM does stand for Team FUCK Mitochondria.

Every 30 minutes a child is born with a mitochondrial disease. Each year, there is an increase in the number of adults who are being diagnosed with mitochondrial disease.

- Research tells us that between 1,000 and 4,000 children are born with a mitochondrial disease each year.

- Research also indicates that 1 in every 200 healthy people may carry the mutation that could develop into a mitochondrial disease in their lifetime.

- Because mitochondrial disease is complex and not easy to diagnose, most patients suffer symptoms for months or years before they are accurately diagnosed with a mitochondrial disease.

- The severity of symptoms and how the disease manifests itself varies. One affected individual may have difficulty breathing or suffer from digestive problems, while another may not be able to walk, talk, or see.

Why is finding better treatments and a cure important to all of us?

- We all have mitochondria. They power our cells. They provide energy that enables us to walk, talk, see, hear, and to breathe.

- Understanding mitochondrial disease has the potential to transform medicine and improve the diagnosis and treatment for a range of diseases that affect millions of Americans.

- Mitochondrial dysfunction is implicated in many more common illnesses like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, some cancers , and in the aging process.

How does research help?

- Mitochondrial disease research funded by the UMDF has already lead to some important breakthroughs in diagnostic tools and treatment options.

- Research could lead to better and less invasive diagnostics, treatments, and provides hope to those who live with mitochondrial disease and who have no permanent or effective solution.

- The UMDF is the leader in funding mitochondrial medicine research. To date, the UMDF has funded more than $8 million in grants for the most promising mitochondrial disease research projects.

Team Captain

Ann, Mike, Colby, Saige Schoeller Ann, Mike, Colby, Saige Schoeller

by helping kids in need



  1. Anne CarusoAnne Caruso 07/18/2012 at 12:58 PM ET
    Bayne/Schoeller: Dancing on My Own by Robyn AND Stare Into the Sun by Graffiti6. FUCK MITO!
  2. Ann, Mike, Colby, Saige SchoellerAnn, Mike,... 07/18/2012 at 09:34 AM ET
    team - looking for running jams for my ipod....ideas??? fuck mito!!!