MICHAEL H LUDWIG MEMORIAL FOUNDATION's Fundraiser:

Team Running for Young Hearts NYC 2012

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MICHAEL H LUDWIG MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

We thank the awesome group of runners who trained for months in anticipation of the 2012 NYC Marathon as well as their many supporters

via Crowdrise 12 months ago

THE STORY:

"Running for Young Hearts" on behalf of the Michael H. Ludwig Memorial Foundation.

Michael Ludwig died at age 9 from an undetected congenital heart defect. Michael was a solid athlete who loved life and had a passion for many sports; at times he had trouble with sustained running but always seemed to bounce right back. No one including numerous doctors and Michael's parents ever believed he was in any danger.
 

In the wake of the unbelievable, Michael's parents created this foundation with its aim to improve awareness, detection and treatment of life-threatening congenital heart conditions, especially among young athletes. Supporting the New York Marathon -- an excellent example of sustained running -- is consistent with the Foundation's mission and is a fitting tribute to Michael.

To date the Foundation has co-funded state of the art technology to better detect the condition Michael had and has communicated its message -- including a segment aired on the NBC Today Show -- to pay closer attention to warning signs that should be more fully explored.  Last year, the Foundation sponsored a conference on improved detection of life-threatening cardiac conditions organized by Mount Sinai hospital in New York.  The conference was attended by nearly 200 leading cardiologists, sonographers and technicians to share perspectives on how to improve detection and treatment through non invasive imaging techniques.   Later this year, we will be participating in the American College of Cardiology's Sports Cardiology Conference and plan to fund other initiatives consistent with the Foundation's mission.

Although cardiac anomalies are the most common birth defect, most are benign. The overall benefits of athletics are well documented. Nonetheless, there are a number of rare heart conditions that, left undetected, can lead to sudden cardiac arrest. Michael's family and friends want to improve awareness through participation in events such as the New York City Marathon in an effort to help reduce the chances of similar tragedies.

For the third consecutive year, the Michael Ludwig Memorial Foundation has been selected by the New York Road Runners an an eligible not-for-profit to assemble a team of runners to participate in the 2012 ING New York City Marathon Community Charity Program. Preparing to run the New York Marathon is a huge commitment, requiring nearly 20 weeks of dedicated training typically 5-6 days each week. In return, the accomplishment of finishing the marathon provides a life long memory.  We also wish to thank the team of runners who participated in the 2011 and 2010 ING New York City Marathon on behalf of the Foundation and their generous and kind supporters.

We extend our deep gratitude to "Michael's Team: Running for Young Hearts" in the 2012 New York City Marathons and to their families, friends, and colleagues. We wish the runners the best of luck for a great race November 4th with favorable weather and a most meaningful day!

Please visit the Foundation website atwww.michaelludwigfoundation.org.

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To This Fundraiser

$21,357

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lisa Nelson and Ed Ludwig

    $250

  • Kate C.

    $50

  • Barbara Jones

    $50

  • Kristen Tu'ifua

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Bala Murty

    $50

  • Matt Illian

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Andrew Rensimer

    $50

  • Will Franklin

     

  • Elizabeth Serkin and Herman Silverman

    $500

  • Jeff Strobel

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $60

  • 'Amelia & Tevita Pasi 'Ohana

    $50

  • Simon Bogdanow...

     

  • Debi and Evan Mittman

    $100

  • Debbie and Larry Semegran

    $50

  • Howard & Lorraine Schumacher

    $50

  • David and LInda Wisniewski

    $50

  • Harvey & Lee POppel

    $100

  • Phil and Audrey Harrison

    $200

  • Paul and Emily Dauber

    $50

  • Rachel Massa

    $100

  • 'Amelia & Tevita Pasi 'Ohana

    $10

  • Ali Akbar

    $50

  • Peggy and Jeffrey Tepper

    $50

  • Lute & Maasi Mataele

    $100

  • Melanie and Eric Appelbaum

    $180

  • 'Amelia & Tevita Pasi 'Ohana

    $10

  • 'Amelia & Tevita Pasi 'Ohana

    $10

  • Shelley & Paul Mendelsohn

    $100

  • Jack and Susan Melnicki

    $50

  • Josh and Erin Rawitch

    $100

  • The Molin Family

    $100

  • richard pechter

    $100

  • Cathy & Ladd Weinberg

    $100

  • Jeff Forlizzi

    $250

  • Jonathan and Lauren Schiff

    $100

  • Sula Pearlman

    $100

  • Francis Fraenkel

    $250

  • Zvi Gurevich

    $360

  • Roger and Gail Tulcin

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Wyn Owens

    $100

  • Fidelity Investme...

    $150

  • Steven and Debra Hornstein

    $1,000

  • George & Penny Piper

    $100

  • Fredric & Susan Apter

    $300

  • John and Barbara Heffer

    $200

  • bonnie and bruce feinberg

    $100

  • Jeffrey Segelman

    $50

  • Darin Schultz

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Erica, Marc & Chloe Strongin

     

  • Paula and Alan Halperin

    $50

  • Jonathan and Doris Konovitch

    $100

  • Susan and Mark Fisher

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • David and Rochelle Hirsch

    $250

  • Suri and Bert Fried

    $180

  • Randy and Jill Kiewe

    $360

  • Susan & Bruce Brown

    $100

  • Charles R. Schwab, Jr.

    $500

  • Kathleen Keefe-Co...

    $25

  • Kelly LaRotonda

    $25

  • Lute Mataele

    $100

  • Ihilani Birano

    $10

  • Indiegogo fundraiser

    $125

  • Tommy and Kemp Hill

    $500

  • Rox and Shane

    $25

  • Jamie Bauer

     

  • Miss Rosie

    $50

  • Chad K. Jennings

    $200

  • Ruth and Stephen Hendel

    $100

  • Ellery and Max Kenyon

    $50

  • Karen and Gary Singer

    $1,000

  • Rob Kordas

    $100

  • Marcy Hardy

    $20

  • Joshua Ludwig

    $1,000

  • Risa & Stuart Mehl

    $100

  • Dena and Seth Pilevsky

    $180

  • Mark and Iyta Bernstein

    $50

  • Leslie Shemin-L... and Andrew Lester

    $50

  • James Bilotta

    $100

  • Jay and Joyce Moskowitz

    $180

  • Louis and Alisa Glayat

    $50

  • Stewart and Marlene Berger

    $50

  • Emil and Greta Hirsch

    $500

  • Helen & Stephen Colman

    $500

  • Roger Dean

    $150

  • Peter de Vos

    $500

  • Lute and Maasi Mataele

    $500

  • Marvin and Janet Koenigsb...

    $36

  • Daniel Elkaim

    $250

  • Alan Green and Janice Orenstein

    $200

  • The Weisman Family Foundation

    $250

  • Amy & Liviu Saimovici

    $50

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142% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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The Team: $21,357 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Glenn Harrison

Amount Raised:

$13,407

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Jim Cherry

Amount Raised:

$2,500

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Sharon Cherry

Amount Raised:

$2,500

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MICHAEL H LUDWIG MEMORIAL FOUNDATIO...

Amount Raised:

$1,775

 

12% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Woodworth Mataele

Amount Raised:

$1,175

 

39% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Amy & Liviu Saimovici

Amy & Liviu Saimovici

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

The Weisman Family Foundation

The Weisman Family Foundation

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Alan Green and Janice Orenstein

Alan Green and Janice Orenstein

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Daniel Elkaim

Daniel Elkaim

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Marvin and Janet Koenigsberg

Marvin and Janet Koenigsberg

DONATION: $36

1 year ago