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Christine Massey's Fundraiser:

PKD Foundation NYC Marathon 2015

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Christine Massey

THE STORY:

Four years ago, I ran the NYC Marathon on behalf of the PKD Foundation.  It would be my first, but not my last.  Since then, I have run 10 marathons and will reach my goal of 12 when I run both Chicago and NYC on behalf of the Foundation this Fall.  What an amazing journey it has been so far.  I have experienced great joy in running, and have raised over $50,000 to date for this amazing cause.

As most of you know, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease at the age of 25, less than a year after my Mom found out she had the disease.  As the years have passed, my family has experieced many ups and downs.  My Mom had to endure two brain surgeries from aneurysms,  a kidney transplant and battled terminal cancer.   She finally lost her battle on November 4, 2014,  just two days after I was to run last year's NYC Marathon. Through it all, her faith was unwavering.  It is from her that I get the courage fight this disease.  It is from her that I have learned what real strength looks like.  She was unbelievably positive for her family, and I hope in the years to come, I can do the same for mine.

In April of this year, we found out after a lacrosse injury, that our 13 year old son Gregory also has PKD.  It came as such a shock to all of us.  He has been so brave and optimistic about the whole situation.  When I said to him that I was sorry I gave him this disease, he in turn said, "You gave me life, you gave me everything".  That pretty much sums up the amazing human being he is.  He remains as positive as I do that a treatment and/or cure is not far away. 

I will continue to run for PKD as long as I am physically able. I will run because I am hopeful. I will run to honor my Mom.  I will run for my children minimize the effects the disease will have on their lives. I will run for every PKD patient and their families. I will run to END PKD once and for all!

$14,790

MONEY RAISED
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  • Idalia & Jeremy Kupper

    $50

  • Superbowl Pool Fundraiser

    $1,000

  • Pretzel Fundraiser

    $300

  • Arlene Reinhardt and friends at ACE

    $450

  • Marilyn Gallagher

    $50

  • Lynn Holman

     

  • From the Heart Gift Shop

    $1,000

  • Joanne Polito

    $100

  • Glen de Vries

    $500

  • Mary Massey

    $500

  • Todd Rutishauser

    $100

  • The Zaccone Family

    $100

  • Cindy and Rick Bernstein

    $50

  • The Stitt Family

    $50

  • John Ohrn

    $100

  • Lisa varma

    $25

  • The Gesek Family

    $100

  • Sarah Dolan

    $25

  • John Caufield

    $200

  • Ruthe

    $100

  • Pat Freyberger

    $25

  • Renee Westermann

    $100

  • Rosemarie Catalina

    $25

  • PKD Yard/Bake Sale Fundraiser

    $6,000

  • Chris Richards & family

     

  • Christina Della Volpe

     

  • Rob and Kim Alfano

    $200

  • Maria & Ken Kaplan

    $100

  • Vera Gindikin and Alex Guglin

    $100

  • Dennis & Mary Kane

    $25

  • Dorothy Spolarich

    $100

  • The Scagliotta Family

    $25

  • Walt & JoAnn Ivas

    $50

  • Colleen & Andres Proano

    $50

  • Nancy Domena

    $200

  • Oliva, Gregory and Finn

    $1,076

  • Joanne Polito

    $100

  • Luann Hellwig

    $100

  • Patti Beh

    $100

  • Rosemarie Flynn

    $25

  • Barbara Newbaker

    $100

  • Shalala's

    $114

  • Shawn Temple

    $100

  • The Pillion Family

    $50

  • Claire & Vincent Colonna

    $100

  • Esther & Steve Oakes

    $500

  • Sosland Foundation

    $500

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The Team: $71,549 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Christine Massey

Amount Raised

$14,790

Fundraiser Title

Scott Bragan

Amount Raised

$6,180

 

124% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rich O'Dea

Amount Raised

$6,085

 

111% Raised of $5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Mackay

Amount Raised

$5,630

 

113% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kevin OBrien

Amount Raised

$5,351

Fundraiser Title

Rachael Carlson

Amount Raised

$5,100

 

102% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patrick Burke

Amount Raised

$4,636

 

155% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joe Heathman

Amount Raised

$3,986

 

133% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Esther & Steve Oakes

Esther & Steve Oakes

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Sosland Foundation

Sosland Foundation

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Claire & Vincent Colonna

Claire & Vincent Colonna

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Pillion Family

The Pillion Family

DONATION: $50

We are so proud of you and you truly are an inspiration! NOW GO KICK SOME ASS!!!!!! 2 years ago

Shawn Temple

Shawn Temple

DONATION: $100

All my love and support to you! 2 years ago

Shalala's

Shalala's

DONATION: $114

2 years ago

Barbara Newbaker

Barbara Newbaker

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Rosemarie Flynn

Rosemarie Flynn

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Patti Beh

Patti Beh

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Luann Hellwig

Luann Hellwig

DONATION: $100

2 years ago