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American Heart Association

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Minimum Fundraising Goal Reduced
March 24, 2017

Hi Runners, I'm excited to share that for this year we have raised the minimum fundraising goal to $500!  Once you have reached $250 in fundraising  See more

BENEFITING: AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

EVENT: Grandma's Marathon 2017

EVENT DATE: Jun 17, 2017

Alicia Gordon

THE STORY:

Life is why the American Heart Association exists.

For the littlest baby and the oldest grandparent, you can change and even save their life. With your donations, as a Run With Heart team member, you are why families will stay together after heart disease threatens to tear them apart.

Who We Are

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives.

What We Do

To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We’re the nation’s leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. We educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities. Our volunteer experts select scientific research most worthy of funding – with great results. The association has funded more than $3.8 billion in heart disease and stroke research, more than any organization outside the federal government.
 

Why We’re Needed

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the world. Stroke ranks second globally and is a leading cause of severe disability. Too many families are losing loved ones of all ages. Each year, these diseases kill more than 786,000 Americans, which is larger than the population of several states (Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming). Some form of cardiovascular disease affects more than one in every three adult Americans. Many suffer terribly from disabilities caused by these diseases. The American Heart Association wants everyone to understand the threat – and to know that cardiovascular diseases and stroke are largely preventable. Risks can be lowered by adhering to what we call Life’s Simple 7: not smoking, being physically active, maintaining a healthy body weight, eating a healthy diet, controlling blood pressure, controlling cholesterol and controlling blood sugar.

Our 2020 Goal

We are working toward improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, and reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent, all by the year 2020.

Run With Heart

We're excited to share that Run with Heart Marathon team has a goal of raising $35,000 for the American Heart Association, funds that will impact our programs right here in Minnesota. Runners that sign up to Run with Heart personally commit to raise $500 and participate in events throughout the year.

How to Get Started

Simply register online, and set up your Crowdwise fundraising page, once you have reached $250 in fundraising by April 14th, 2017 you will recieve your race entry code.  Please note that when you register for the race, you will be asked for your credit card information, but your card will only be charged if you don't reach the fundraising minimum by June 3rd, 2017

Thank You!

Questions? Please Contact Alicia Gordon at Alicia.Gordon@heart.org

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$3,207

MONEY RAISED
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  • Megan Welu

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Alana Blomberg

    $25

  • K & H Larson

    $50

  • Denise and Drew White

    $100

  • Joel Edwards

    $50

  • Andre Edwards

    $25

  • Tanya Sponholz

    $100

  • Michelle

    $15

  • Mary Pesha

    $25

  • The walkers

    $50

  • The Klimek's

    $100

  • Kelley Still

    $25

  • Sarah Davis

    $25

  • Grandma

     

  • Jean Black

    $25

  • Anne Morrison

    $200

  • Chelsie

    $50

  • Danielle Matson Wunderlich

     

  • Mel Hoye Townsend

    $20

  • The Salmon's

    $25

  • The Koenes

    $100

  • Offline

    $150

  • Paul Snyder

    $25

  • Robert Payne

    $25

  • The Alexanders

    $25

  • Kyle and Kelsey Pederson

    $25

  • Rebecca Sward

    $10

  • Caitlin Sward

    $25

  • Andrea

    $10

  • The Chaneys

     

  • Annette McDonald

    $25

  • Michale and Ryan Callen

    $30

  • Liz

    $25

  • Jessica Reckinger

    $25

  • Beka & Ed

    $50

  • Clare Ferramosca

    $25

  • Denise Carlson

    $25

  • Britt and Karla Payne

    $50

  • Sell Family

    $25

  • Brittany Radzak

    $10

  • John and Deanna

    $25

  • Kristy Stokes

    $25

  • Ryker and Reese

    $25

  • Nicole Lisdahl

    $25

  • Marnie, Todd, Bailey and Cabo

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jean & Brian Dowe

    $50

  • Betsy and Scott Birney

    $50

  • Bridget Murphy

    $25

  • Betsy Desmond

    $25

  • Jesse and Brooke Taylor

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Terry Sue Kaiser

    $25

  • Molly

    $25

  • Annonymous

    $100

  • Mary Schwarz

    $20

  • LuLaRoe Rose Mensing & Ashley Barner

     

  • Patrick & Carol

     

  • team druggist

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $95

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mary Suilmann and Rick Crispino

    $50

  • Cheryl Riedasch

    $25

  • Chi chi - Jamo - Stone - Vale #3

    $25

  • Clint Riedasch

    $240

  • Julie Zimmerman

    $100

  • Julie Zimmerman

    $50

  • Erin Peach

    $50

  • Jennifer Rogalla

    $25

  • Doug and Peggy Simensen

    $25

  • Karen Mattson

    $25

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9% Raised of $35,000 Goal

The Team: $3,207 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Melisa Pesha

Amount Raised

$1,020

 

102% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Shelagh Nelson

Amount Raised

$780

 

156% Raised of $500 Goal

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Krista Benko

Amount Raised

$607

 

121% Raised of $500 Goal

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Clint Riedasch

Amount Raised

$500

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Anne Morrison

Amount Raised

$200

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Joel Edwards

Amount Raised

$75

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Jean Black

Amount Raised

$25

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Kristen Lewis

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Karen Mattson

Karen Mattson

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Doug and Peggy Simensen

Doug and Peggy Simensen

DONATION: $25

In Memory of Mary Lynn 4 months ago

Jennifer Rogalla

Jennifer Rogalla

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Erin Peach

Erin Peach

DONATION: $50

Way to go, Shelagh! Good luck on the race! 4 months ago

Julie Zimmerman

Julie Zimmerman

DONATION: $50

Bob McLelland 4 months ago

Julie Zimmerman

Julie Zimmerman

DONATION: $100

Bob McLelland 4 months ago

Clint Riedasch

Clint Riedasch

DONATION: $240

4 months ago

Chi chi - Jamo - Stone - Vale #3

Chi chi - Jamo - Stone - Vale #3

DONATION: $25

Go get em'!!! 5 months ago

Cheryl Riedasch

Cheryl Riedasch

DONATION: $25

In memory of GG 5 months ago

Mary Suilmann and Rick Crispino

Mary Suilmann and Rick Crispino

DONATION: $50

Have a good run! And for supporting an important cause! 5 months ago