Sarah Chalke's Fundraiser:

Kawasaki Disease Challenge

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BENEFITING: Kawasaki Disease Foundation

EVENT: RYOT

THE STORY:

This is a fundraiser for a test that could save kids hearts and lives.

 


I can't put into words how scary it is to see your baby sick and not know what is wrong with him, have doctors not know what is wrong with him and have a different diagnosis every day. Kawasaki Disease (KD) is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. Once they get sick, you have a ten day window to get the treatment to save their heart, but children often get misdiagnosed.  When my son had Kawasaki Disease and was misdiagnosed for ten days, I can’t tell you how many times I said, “I just wish there was a test. A test that could tell us if this is KD.”

And now there might be.  A team of doctors at Stanford University and UCSD have devised a prototype for a diagnostic test. This is a huge deal. This test could be 95% accurate but it needs to be tested for two years before it can be used. We NEED this test because of the ticking clock to get treatment to prevent heart damage that can lead to a heart attack.

It is difficult to get funding, even for a serious childhood disease. Today I am asking you to join me in raising the funds to run a two year trial of the diagnostic test.  Now is the time to donate-The Gordon and Marilyn Macklin Foundation will match dollar for dollar up to $100,000 for every dollar we raise!

With this test, no parent will have a sick child with Kawasaki Disease and wonder what it is; no child will have silent heart damage that can cost them their life.

Let’s save some little hearts.

NOTE: IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE SYMPTOMS TO LOOK OUT FOR...Go to kdfoundation.org to learn more, the website that saved my son. This was the website we went to every day that kept us fighting to see a specialist.

IF YOU ARE A KD SURVIVOR... you can help. There is little information known about the long term effects of Kawasaki Disease, whether there was lasting heart damage or not.  One of the leading researchers is doing a study on this and needs participants.  Email Dr. Jane Burns at Adultkd@ucsd.edu to be part of the study. 

Thank you. So. Much.

To see Sarah on Huff Post Live, please click here.  Watching the video is a great way to learn about the cause.

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To This Fundraiser

$248,734

MONEY RAISED
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  • Eddie & Michelle Higgins

    $10

  • Teresa Diller

    $20

  • Aunt Sandy and Uncle Wayne

    $20

  • Fowler Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Don't STOP the BEAT

    $428

  • Barb and George Perez

    $50

  • Jamie & Stephanie Hutchison

    $20

  • Armstrong Family

    $10

  • RYOT Challenge

    $78,946

  • Deb Perkins

    $100

  • Doug & Pat Watson

    $100

  • Macklin Foundation

    $100,000

  • Kaila Pelfrey-...

    $30

  • The Mirza family

    $50

  • Jinny & Clay Block

    $100

  • Amy and Michael Chang

    $1,000

  • Jen & Jerry

     

  • The Schwope Family

     

  • Lissette

    $100

  • Jennie Wong

     

  • Ryan M

     

  • Ryan Bailes

    $100

  • Eve D

     

  • Andy Brummer

     

  • Christine Tsu

     

  • Elizabeth Gunning

    $50

  • Brian Lee

    $150

  • Aliana Spungen

    $200

  • Diana Berkery

     

  • JuJu and YeeYee

    $300

  • Danielle and James

    $200

  • Mui family

    $100

  • Adam and Lauren Schwartz

     

  • Jane Ross

    $200

  • Gerry and Laura Walker

    $500

  • Maureen Chang

    $200

  • Teresa and Ignatius Chang

    $300

  • Matt Lazar

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Harish Nataraj

    $250

  • CAROLINE AND DAVID MUREN

     

  • Mark Schneider

     

  • SCOTT CHESTMAN

    $250

  • peter yune

    $200

  • Dave R

    $250

  • John and Eileen Landrum

    $100

  • The Sweetie Pig Foundation

    $500

  • Cirullo Family

    $50

  • Shore Family

    $100

  • Trevor & Christina Winstead

    $100

  • Charles & Emma Laplante

     

  • Amy & Jason Black

     

  • Carla Shen & Chris Schott

     

  • Janet Roulac

    $100

  • Wilson Leung & Kai Yee Lee

    $250

  • Mike Casino

     

  • Ben Langworthy

    $200

  • Leon Ramcharran

    $50

  • Kevin Sklar

    $50

  • Steve & Maria Rosenthal

     

  • Josh Givelber

    $50

  • Stern Family

     

  • Lori Brumfield

    $25

  • Joe and Kate Stanley

     

  • Jacquelyn and Eric Sherman

     

  • Leisman Family

    $25

  • Michelle

     

  • Chip Perkins

    $100

  • Megan Shaw

    $100

  • Marc and Lori Lavine

    $250

  • Sarah McLean and John Tsien

     

  • Luke & Sophia

    $200

  • Tom & Kathy

    $20

  • Sara S. & Becky B.

    $40

  • The Erb's

    $50

  • Crystal McKellar

    $200

  • David Crall

    $100

  • Whitney Barron & Drew Petty

    $50

  • Shin Woo, Tommy Lee, Kameron Lee

    $50

  • Farshid and Kaley

    $150

  • Emily Livingston

    $50

  • Briana Martino

    $25

  • Will and Carrie

    $100

  • Michelle Lukes

     

  • Michael, Adriana, Kailyn & Nicholas ...

    $50

  • Jordan Handley

    $20

  • The Rivard's

    $100

  • Namsoo and Soohun Song

    $50

  • Ashton She

    $20

  • Bill and Misu Cohl

    $50

  • Stephanie Kong

    $25

  • Jeram and Joyce Hyde

    $25

  • The Dave Edwards Famly

    $75

  • Julie Hyed

    $100

  • Eric Sisouvanh

    $25

  • Glynis & Johnny

    $50

  • Kim Basnett

    $25

  • Rudi Azad

    $30

  • Wade and Sally

    $200

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249% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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The Team: $248,734 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Sarah Chalke

Amount Raised:

$212,316

 

212% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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Amy and Michael Chang

Amount Raised:

$8,695

 

174% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Don't STOP the BEAT

Amount Raised:

$5,018

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Don, Brooke and Patty Dawn

Amount Raised:

$4,225

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Anna Lillian

Amount Raised:

$1,500

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Eva OKeefe

Amount Raised:

$1,355

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The Chin Family

Amount Raised:

$1,300

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Jen She

Amount Raised:

$1,145

 

57% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Wade and Sally

Wade and Sally

DONATION: $200

In honor of Charlie, Sarah, Jamie, the Chalke Family, the Afifi Family with gratitude to the BEST "move in team" ever! 3 months ago

Rudi Azad

Rudi Azad

DONATION: $30

4 months ago

Kim Basnett

Kim Basnett

DONATION: $25

Dedicated to super kid, Jack! 4 months ago

Glynis & Johnny

Glynis & Johnny

DONATION: $50

Love you all. 5 months ago

Eric Sisouvanh

Eric Sisouvanh

DONATION: $25

5 months ago