Whitney Chapman's Fundraiser:

Run for PKD- 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

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Whitney Chapman

THE STORY:

I'm so very excited...(and a bit nervous) and honored to be running in my FIRST (and possibly ONLY)NYC Marathon. I started my 4th decade by walking a marathon and a half to raise money for breast cancer, so I decided the best way to end this decade would be RUNNING...(possibly to deny that I'm getting closer to the next Mile Marker (aka 50). I'm running to honor and help a childhood/family friend, Michele Weinberg Karl. (click arrows under photo to see the Weinberg Karl Family!)

Our parents were college friends and we spent our childhoods together,  spending holidays, especially July 4ths together, giving us a lifetime of memories and beautiful events to celebrate.

Michele had never heard about PKD until her youngest son, Gabe, was born in 2006 and given the diagnosis of ARPKD/CHF (autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease). A month later her oldest son, Max, was also diagnosed with ARPKD/CHF at the age of six. Currently there are no treatments and no cure for ARPKD/CHF and Max and Gabe deal with the disease on a daily basis, although Max does appear to have a milder version and only deals with high blood pressure. Gabe takes 12 pills a day and a daily shot and suffers from high blood pressure, growth issues, extremely large kidneys, declining kidney function, bile back up in his gall bladder, and daily stomach pain. Many babies die from ARPKD at birth and many children have many more struggles with this disease than Max and Gabe. The hope is that the PKD Foundation will continue to fund research grants so that one day no one suffers the effects of PKD.

For years I have stood at the 26 mile marker of the marathon, rooting runners on...so now I'm asking for support from you. Whatever you can give will be appreciated. Every mile I run, and every dollar you can spare, will help provide Gabe and Max the chance to have their own lifetime of wonderful memories and a better life.

My goal is to raise $4000 to end my 40's with a bang. And if you are waiting at mile 26...well, I'd love to have a hug when it's all over...ok...maybe a shower first and THEN a hug!

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To This Fundraiser

$5,517

MONEY RAISED
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  • Liz Feinberg

     

  • Julie Widman

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Gayle, Jakob, and Libby Liker

    $118

  • Craig Rosenberg

    $25

  • Tim & Julie Howald

    $50

  • Jim Ellis

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Joanne Edgar

    $50

  • Steve Elfanbaum

    $108

  • Thank you for raising awareness of ARPKD - 3 Ps in a Pod

    $118

  • Adam, Elana, Jordan, & Kyra Kargman

    $25

  • Elliott and Kathy Hollub

     

  • Your Dear Old Dad & His Wife

     

  • Elaine & Gregg Rapaport

    $100

  • Fall Stop…MOVE STRONG™

    $50

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    $18

  • Adena, Scott, Rudi and Eitan

    $118

  • Michelle & Dennis Kelly

     

  • Linda & Harold Schlozman

     

  • Judy & Stan Samberg

    $200

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    $25

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    $100

  • Larry Burgheimer

    $100

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  • Phoebe Cushman/Joel Auslander

     

  • Caroline Kohles

    $75

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    $75

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  • Lisa Foitle

    $50

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    $50

  • Diane Pulleyblank

    $100

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  • Scott Winkler

    $30

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    $50

  • Michael Rogovein

    $50

  • Elana Stern

     

  • Bob and Judy Silverforb

     

  • Karen Glickstein

    $50

  • Margie & Larry Buxner (in memory of Herb Sorkin)

    $100

  • Rowene Bossart

    $100

  • Donna Case

     

  • Steven G. Sherry

    $50

  • Alice and Herb Stein and family

    $25

  • Jeremy Sussman

    $50

  • Stacy Hollander

     

  • Uncle Kenny and Aunt Sandi

     

  • Uncle Paul Chapman

     

  • Stan & Toby Weinberg

    $100

  • Bryna Sorkin

     

  • Harold & Thanasis

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $118

  • Todd Hollander

     

  • Peter Marcovicci

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Alysa Haas

    $10

  • Toby Gips

    $60

  • Elaine Fox

     

  • ilana e

    $100

  • Robin and Jerold Kaplan

     

  • Amy & Kimberly

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jerald & Rochelle Pelofsky

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Lora and David Biernbaum

     

  • Dan Hogan

    $50

  • Linda Z

    $50

  • Fran Motola

     

  • Keith Cushman

     

  • Deb Bell

     

  • Stephen Schweckendieck

    $50

  • Judy Goldberg

     

  • Jan Mardfin

    $75

  • CA Chapmans

     

  • Marcia Roney

    $25

  • Peter Marcovicci

    $50

  • Jennifer Allton

    $50

  • Euval & Olga Barrekette

    $72

  • David Gray & Derek Farrell

    $100

  • Cindy Hardy

     

  • Marcelle Rosenstrauch

     

  • Allison Green

    $25

  • Neva and Howie Goldstein

    $50

  • Violet Chilcoat

    $50

  • Hannah & the hounds

    $36

  • go Whitney go!

     

  • Torsten and Jens

    $75

  • Avery Washington

    $50

  • Winter Gabriel

    $40

  • Steve Porteno

     

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138% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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The Team: $68,469 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Christine Massey

Amount Raised:

$15,016

 

177% Raised of $8,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Whitney Chapman

Amount Raised:

$5,517

 

138% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Heather Gillis

Amount Raised:

$4,426

 

126% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Ron Kennedy

Amount Raised:

$4,265

 

142% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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David Brink

Amount Raised:

$4,130

 

83% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Meghan Muncey

Amount Raised:

$3,853

 

110% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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craig anderson

Amount Raised:

$3,850

 

110% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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John Barney

Amount Raised:

$3,772

 

108% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Steve Porteno

Steve Porteno

5 months ago

Winter Gabriel

Winter Gabriel

DONATION: $40

Go Whitney!!! 6 months ago

Avery Washington

Avery Washington

DONATION: $50

Go Whitney!! 6 months ago

Torsten  and Jens

Torsten and Jens

DONATION: $75

6 months ago

go Whitney go!

go Whitney go!

6 months ago