Event Archives

DHS School Chest 2016 

PAF was chosen by Deerfield High School as the beneficiary of this year’s school chest, 3 weeks of fun activities to raise money and awareness for Propionic Acidemia.  School Chest Letter 2016     There are so many incredible opportunities to participate that a website was set up with all of the information at Schoolchest2016.com    Over $168,000 was raised in 3 weeks.


Ohio Families Tailgate and Corn Hole Tournament to raise money for PAF.  Held in September 2016.

Propionic Acidemia Foundation Giving Tuesday 2015

Team Talli’s Page

2013 PAF Education Conference- June 28-29, Denver, CO

2012 PAF Education Conference -June 30th, 2012, Middlefield, OH. 

PA Family Day – October 15th, 2011 Columbus, OH – check out the Fall 2011 newsletter.




4th Annual PA Family Day

Saturday, July 25, 2009, Burlington, KY

Click here for more information in English.  Click here for information in Spanish.

More Photos.

3rd Annual PA Family Day

Saturday, June 21,  2008, Lexington, KY Grouchos Poker Run – OH

PA Family Day Flier.  

More photos….

2nd Annual PA Family Day

Saturday, August 11, 2007, Highland Park, IL  11-5 pm  

Download PA Family Day Flier in English

Download PA Family Flier in Spanish

Photos from Family Day

1st Annual PA Family Day

Saturday, October 7th, 2006   Highland Park, IL

Previously Held Events benefitting PAF:

Susan Eason’s pageNationwide Children’s Hospital Marathon/Half Marathon 10/18/2015.  Raised $440.00.  

Tara Gerlach’s page:   Nationwide Children’s Hospital Marathon and 1/2 Maratohon 10/18/15.   Raised $555.00 

Ohio Families 10th Annual Corn Hole Tournament – OH Saturday, September 26th, 2015 – $6800 and counting

Tara’s 2014 Page :  Columbus Half Marathon 2014

9th Annual Corn Hole Tournament – September 20th, 2014- Columbus OH


Bretty Bunch Page, Broad Street Run – 5/2014, PA

B-F.R.E.E. 2014 Winter Fitness Fundraiser, OH – 1st Place “LHA” from Luftman Heck & Associates – $1500

Annual Appeal – The Joy of Giving

Please consider a donation to PAF this holiday season

Firstgiving Page

Tara Gerlach’s page:  Columbus Half Marathon 10/20/13 –

click here

Hike for Maren and Propionic Acidemia Foundation

Colorado – August 2013

8th Annual Cornhole Tournament and Tailgate

Columbus, OH,  9/14/2013  For more info., check out gwenforacure.com

3rd Annual TGBK Shootout Feb. 19, 2013 – Deerfield,  IL

Raised $1500+

Crop for PA, February 18th, 2013 – Lewis Center, OH – Raised $1800

Young Family Superbowl – 1/2013  Raised $1030

Branch Family Superbowl – 1/2013 Raised $1080

Jhalak Dreams 2012 – San Jose, CA – Raised $1500

Brittany’s page – Brittany ran and completed the Big Sur Half Marathon in November,  CA – Raised $648

Tera Gerlach’s page – Tara ran in the Columbus Half Marathon on October 21st, Columbus, OH   Congrats!!!   raised $585

Poker Run for PA- August 25, 2012; Ohio

check out www.gwenforacure.com – raised $5,000

Pedal Away the Beer Gut & Man Boobs 2012

Alan Duncan; September 8, 2012; UK – raised $2055

7th Annual Tailgate Party & Corn Hole Tournament for PAF September 29, 2012; Ohio -raised $10,000 and counting

2nd Annual TGBK Basketball Shootout

Friday, January 13, 2012,  Deerfield, IL  – Raised $2000

Maraton de Barcelona 3/25/2012: Check out Marisa’s Firstgiving Page

– $11,245

Nationwide Better Health Columbus Half Marathon in Columbus, OH – October 16th, 2011

  • Team Jordan – $2,292
  • Kristen Wright – $120
  • Heather Humphreys – $100
  • Jennifer Bartrum – $100
  • Danielle Lindimore – $50
  • Sarah Crozier – $50
  • Andrea Schmidt – $50
  • Susan Eason – $50
  • Char Orcutt – $500
  • Maya’s 5K – August 14th, Vasona Park, CA – $5,481
  • Corporate Matching Funds $110

Poker Run – August 14, 2010, OH

Raised $3800

TGBK Shootout – October 12, 2010, Deerfield, IL

Raised $1500

Studio Z Fitness Zumba party, Milford, CT

Sept. 2010 – Raised $510

5th Annual Cornhole Tournament and Tailgate, Columbus OH

Saturday, September 18th – Raised about $15,000

Grouchos Poker Run

September 2010 Raised about $2700

PAF Education Conference 2010 Silent Auction/Raffle, Chicago, IL

August 2010 – Raised about $3200

Pomeroy Cornhole – Pomeroy, OH

Raised over $2300

Beef and Beer to Benefit Propionic Acidemia, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, June 12, 2010 7:30 – 10:30 pm: Raised over $9000

Naperville Lights of Love 2009, Naperville, IL:

For each $1 donated to the PA Foundation this season, a light will be added to the Smith house in honor of their daughter, Talli, who has PA.

Jewel Osco Shop & Share Days

 11/16/09; 11/17/09 and 11/18/09 – raised $24.77

8/24/09; 8/25/09 and 8/26/09 – raised $52.53

9/14/09; 9/15/09 and 9/16/09 – raised $27.41

4th Annual Cornhole Tournament & Tailgate Party for PA

September 19, 2009 – Gahanna, OH – raised over $15,000 for Propionic Acidemia Foundation

Climbing for a Cure – Michelle Burns and Shawna Macnamara successfully climbed Mount Ranier in honor of Michelle’s daughter, Kaitlyn, on July 5, 2009 and raised over $10,000 for Propionic Acidemia Foundation.

Lights of Love – Illinois vs. Ohio

For every $1 donation to Propionic Acidemia Foundation for Lights of Love, a bulb will be added.  Thanks to another successful Lights of Love Campaign – over $4,000 was raised. (Illinois received $730 for Lights of Love and Ohio received $3328).

Updated Pictures

New York Marathon 11/2/08 – Marisa Cotrina is running for a cure in the New York Marathon.   She has set up Gabriel’s Fundraising Page  You can sponsor her at the site.  Marisa raised over $9366.

3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament & Tailgate Party for Propionic Acidemia – September 13, 2008  – Gahanna, OH

Bianca’s Bike Night, Connecticut – August 24, 2008

Pork Roast & Cornhole Tournament, Bun’s Party Barn, Pomeroy, OH (more info to come – visit www.gwenforacure.com – June 28, 2008

6th Annual Propionic Acidemia Fundraiser sponsored by Squadron 21 Sons of the American Legion – April 12, 2008, Bath, Maine 

Crop-A-Thon – February 18th

Lights of Love 2007 Columbus, Ohio

Corntoss Tournament for PA-Gahanna, OH – September 29th, 2007

Indian-Fusion Dance Showcase – May 12, 2007

San Jose, CA See information on event

Sons of the American Legion Annual Potluck Dinner -April 2007

Bowling for a Cure – March 10, 2007

Bolingbrook, IL 2 pm – 5pm

Archivers Crop Night – February 22, 2007

Ohio – for more information, check out www.gwenforacure.com

Charity of the Day – January 5, 2007

On January 5th, Propionic Acidemia Foundation was chosen at the charity of the day. Use this link:  http://www.goodsearch.com/?charityid=499183 to go to goodsearch and goodsearch will donate 1 cent for each search.

Lights of Love

Month of December 2006 Columbus, Ohio

PKU Organization of Illinois Annual Meeting 2006 – The Links that Bind Us Together (PKU and Allied Disorders)

Saturday, November 4, 2006, Medina, IL

Panel participation by Jill Franks on behalf of PAF and families with PA.

Inaugural Squirrel Run for PA

Family 5K Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, November 4, 2006, 10:00 am Columbus, Ohio

For photos, Click Here.

Inaugural Cornhole Tournament for PA

Saturday, September 30, 2006  Gahanna, Ohio

Brandon’s 8th Birthday Party

Thank you for donating your gifts to PAF.

Reach for the Stars – 2006!!!

Click Here for Details!!!

Sons of the American Legion Fundraiser for PA 

April 8, 2006   Click here for  photos.

Tinicum Elementary School 3rd Annual Talent Show

Thank you for donating your proceeds to help find a cure for PA!!!

Ryan Franks Raising Money with His PAF Can!

Winter 2006  Click Here

Franze Family Fundraiser In Memory of Vincent Franze

May 2005  Click Here

10k Fun Run – UK

May 2002

Raised about £8K between sponsorship and family donations.

PAF Fundraising Night – UK


Raised about £4K in honor of Eilidh

Media Coverage:

Bikers help youngster with rare disease, Connecticut Post, Melvin Mason, 8/26/2008

Indian-Fusion Dance Showcase 2007 – News Asia article

Twinkle of Hope, The Columbus Dispatch, Matt Tullis, 12/30/2006