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Rich O'Dea's Fundraiser:

PKD Foundation NYC Marathon 2015

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Rich O'Dea

THE STORY:

I am excited to be running the NYC Marathon to support the PKD Foundation.  As one of the founding members of Team Tampa PKD in 2009, this will be my 4th marathon for this wonderful organization. 

In late 2007 and shortly after moving to the Tampa Bay area, I lost my father. I missed the chance while my dad was alive to show him I could be a healthy weight and an athlete. I also missed out on saying goodbye while I still had the opportunity.  This had a profound impact on my life going forward.  For most of my life, I struggled with weight and when I lost my dad, I was in poor health and weighed in over 265 lbs.  My dad’s passing inspired me to change my life and become an inspiration to others with similar struggles.  I started slowly but successfully lost over 70 lbs and took on as many physical and athletic challenges as I could find.  I began competitive racing 5k’s to half marathons but I knew something was missing and wanted to do something greater to honor him.  I wanted to run a marathon and do it in my hometown in front of my family and friends who witnessed my lifelong struggles with weight. I knew this would be quite the challenge especially because at the beginning of my journey, I could not even slowly jog for 5 minutes without stopping to walk.  As fate would have it I met Scott Bragan and his wife Erika in early 2009 and learned about their journey, I knew I needed to become involved.  Scott told me he was planning to run the 2009 Chicago Marathon for PKD and the rest is history.  This was the perfect opportunity to honor my father while giving back and helping save lives.

4 marathons later over 6 years, our team has successfully raised over $100,000 to help in finding a cure. But this year we face one of our greatest challenges. Not only are hoping to  continue our efforts  to raise awareness and financial support for the PKD Foundation,  our teammate Erika Bragan; a wife, mother and friend who is dire need of a kidney which we are hoping to find a donor for her as soon as possible.  We hope you can support us in our efforts to put an end to this awful disease.

$6,085

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Scott R. Britton

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lisa Dichtel

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bohdan Neswiacheny

    $200

  • Ford & Britton PC

    $100

  • Kubicki Draper

     

  • Harold Saul

    $250

  • Michele Rodriguez/Rimkus

    $50

  • Stuart and Stacey Poage

    $50

  • The Hootens

    $25

  • Evelyn and JC

    $15

  • JoAnn Graske

    $50

  • Smiley's

    $25

  • Liz Singleton

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $400

  • Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith

    $500

  • Fernandez Trial Lawyers

    $300

  • Liva Rivera

    $50

  • Cassandra Fridovich

    $50

  • O'Connor & O'Connor, LLC

    $200

  • Chris and Jeannie Lueder

    $25

  • Cheryl Riely

    $50

  • Deb (and Bailey) FitzGerald

    $150

  • Bob, Tracey and Zach Rogers

    $50

  • Milne Law Group, P.A.

    $750

  • Colette Vann

    $200

  • Bill & Karen Riley

    $250

  • George Turnbull

    $50

  • amy Darby

    $50

  • Matthew J Walker

    $50

  • Brandy McGinnis

    $50

  • Rick Herwaldt

    $50

  • Scott Bragan

    $200

  • Neff Family

    $50

  • Jessica Swenson

    $50

  • Sarah Rueth and Family

    $10

  • Allison Fleming

    $35

  • Michael F. Sansone

    $50

  • Kim Krikau

    $25

  • Nicole Miranda

    $10

  • Melissa Stone

    $25

  • Kevin Powell

    $25

  • Darrell Hauck

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Pratt & Radford, P.L.

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Amy Miller

    $20

  • Creighton Family

     

  • Chuck Davis

    $25

  • Jim and Amy Percifield

    $250

  • Deanna and Rich Swenson

    $100

  • Stephanie Smith

    $30

  • Christina Mirkovic

    $25

  • Winkler, Treger and Associates

    $100

  • Holly Howanitz

    $50

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111% Raised of $5,500 Goal

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

Holly Howanitz

Holly Howanitz

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Winkler, Treger and Associates

Winkler, Treger and Associates

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Christina Mirkovic

Christina Mirkovic

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Deanna and Rich Swenson

Deanna and Rich Swenson

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jim and Amy Percifield

Jim and Amy Percifield

DONATION: $250

Erika Bragan 2 years ago

Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Creighton Family

Creighton Family

Thanks Rich...your story is inspirational...John,Kara, Erica, Caleb, Erin, Jean, John W, John Jr, Faith, Brenda, Angie, Caiden, and Marianno. ...Jean 2 years ago

Amy Miller

Amy Miller

DONATION: $20

Amazing cause, good luck!! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago