Dr. McNamara's Fundraising page for the Illinois Spina Bifida Association
$1,960.00 raised
$2,500.00 goal

Being a chiropractor, it is very important to me to raise awareness for all spinal cord pathologies. Spina Bifida is a congenital condition in which the spinal cord develops outside of underdeveloped elements of the spinal column.


Approximately 166,000 individuals in the United States have Spina Bifida.

It’s a type of neural tube defect (NTD) that occurs when a baby’s neural tube fails to develop or close properly – the literal meaning for Spina Bifida is “split spine.” Typically occurring within the first 28 days of pregnancy while the neural tube is forming, Spina Bifida often occurs before a woman knows she is pregnant. 

Commonly referred to as the “snowflake condition” of birth defects because no two cases are the same, Spina Bifida can range from mild to severe. The severity depends on everything from the size of the opening to the location on the spine.


It is my goal to raise as much money as possible to improve research and raise awareness to help the individuals that suffer from this condition.

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  • In memory of Sherry-Ann Nemeth made a $100.00 donation
  • Melissa Cimarossa made a $100.00 donation

    Go Jake go!!!!!!

  • In memory of Beverly Mae Richards made a $10.00 donation

    You are an inspiration to all of us! I hope you enjoy your run.

  • Pam and Pat Tyrrell made a $100.00 donation
  • Adrienne Mcnamara made a $25.00 donation

    WTG - keep up the good work!!

  • Julie Marshall made a $500.00 donation
  • Jennifer Mcmurray made a $100.00 donation

    Good luck with the marathon, we'll be wishing you the best. Jenny McMurray

  • Leanne Irani made a $50.00 donation

    Good luck Doctor Mac !

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  • Kenneth Anderson made a $50.00 donation

    Best of Luck !

  • In memory of Scott Dixon made a $100.00 donation
  • Ann Jones made a $200.00 donation

    Good Luck!!! Thanks for all you do!!!!

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  • Erin Brush made a $50.00 donation
  • Katie and Steve McNamara made a $100.00 donation
  • Matthew Prior made a $25.00 donation
  • John McNamara made a $50.00 donation

    Good luck.

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