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$5,000 Goal Reached
February 17, 2016

Thank you to everyone that helped me reach my goal before 50 K A Day even started! When I ran 24 hours on a treadmill last April we raised $5,000  See more

BENEFITING: National Blood Clot Alliance

EVENT DATE: Feb 18, 2016

Eric O'Connor

THE STORY:

I'm going to break the current Guinness Book of World Record for 21 consecutive days of running an Ultra Marathon. I will run 50k, 31 miles a day for 25 days to help raise awarness and funds to fight deadly blood clots. 

Why am I raising money?

For those who have asked why I run as much as I do or have even called me crazy: In 2011, I had DVTs in my leg and Pulmonary emboli (PE) in my lungs. DVT and PE = Blood Clots. I could barely walk around the hospital floor.

  • 100,000 people die in the US each year as a result of blood clots
  • 274 people die everyday in the US from a blood clot. This easily could have been me.
  • 900,000 people in the US will get a blood clot this year. 

The emotional and physical pain and fatigue I have felt running ultramarathons is not even close to what I experienced after blood clots. 

So why do I run?

Running is a constant reminder that I can go past previous barriers and push on. I run to show people that you may be stuck in a terrible place in your life but you can make it through.

This year, I run to raise awareness and funds for the National Blood Clot Aliance. If I can help one person beat life threatening blood clots I will. I hope you will help me too.

A favorite quote:
"The toughest race isn't a distance....True toughness comes from overcoming personal limits. It's fighting against the internal dialogue in your head that stems from your body wanting to slow you down. It's overcoming the feedback signals from your muscles that say they're flooding with acid, or that your fuel stores are running dangerously low. How each runner experiences these sensations of fatigue is completely individual. No one else knows exactly what you're feeling and at what point you might give in to the pain.

Toughness is knowing when you've gone past previous barriers and tangled just an instant longer with your brain as it tries to shut you down. Only you know how tough you are, and any distance can test you." -By Steve Magness

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To This Fundraiser

$7,400

MONEY RAISED
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    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,250

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    $50

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    $100

  • Love and good luck on your quest, Mom & Dad

    $150

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    $100

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    $100

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  • Dan Howard

    $25

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    $25

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    $100

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    $50

  • Christy Becker

    $25

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    $50

  • CLOT BUSTER

    $100

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    $50

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    $25

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  • Kyle Stolarz

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  • The Blanchard Family

    $100

  • LiverWife

    $500

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  • Aunt Maura and Uncle Richard

    $50

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    $100

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  • Mark & Lynne

    $200

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    $50

  • OC Watch Company

    $250

  • Chris Menjou

    $100

  • Michael O'Connor

    $350

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    $50

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    $50

  • Barb and Steve Simon

    $100

  • Jeremy Berghorst

    $50

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    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lindsay O'Connor

    $100

  • Jason and Clariza Varney

    $100

  • The Collins Family

    $50

  • Mark & Betsy

    $100

  • Harper & Ryan

    $50

  • Patty Wills

    $50

  • Alison Friedland and Jen Whiteside

    $100

  • The Lemp Family

    $100

  • Ministry Investments & Improvements LLC

    $100

  • The McGrath Family

    $100

  • dr.max

    $100

  • Rachel Ittner

    $25

  • Leslie and Maury Lieberman

    $222

  • The Peterson Family

    $50

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    $50

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    $50

  • Colleen Gregus

    $50

  • Ming & Cristina

    $50

  • Claire Weller

    $100

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    $100

  • The Laherty Family

    $100

  • Koechling Family

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  • Lara Mainella

    $25

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  • Annie, Gabi & Gnocchi Dziekiewicz

    $50

  • Jessica Lark

    $43.40

  • Winston

    $100

  • Jill & Frank Cesarone

    $25

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59% Raised of $12,500 Goal

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The Team: $7,400 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

50K a Day Customers

50K a Day Customers

in support of Eric 1 year ago

Jill & Frank Cesarone

Jill & Frank Cesarone

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Winston

Winston

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jessica Lark

Jessica Lark

DONATION: $43.40

$0.10 per k :). Well done ð 2 years ago

Annie, Gabi & Gnocchi Dziekiewicz

Annie, Gabi & Gnocchi Dziekiewicz

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Robin

Robin

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Lee & Nancy Lewis

Lee & Nancy Lewis

DONATION: $100

It's okay to do a 5k each day :-) 2 years ago

Lara Mainella

Lara Mainella

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Carol McCormack

Carol McCormack

2 years ago