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Marisa Roman's Fundraiser:

American Lung Association of the Northeast NYC 2017

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THE STORY:

I am running the NYC 2017 Marathon to raise money for the American Lung Association and in particular, to honor my dad, Bill Roman, who was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis in February 2013.  Pulmonary Fibrosis, quite frankly, sucks.  It is a delibating disease that causes scarring around the lungs.  This scarring eventually robs one's ability to breathe.  

I specifcally chose the NYC Marathon because my dad received a lung transplant on June 13, 2016 at New York Presbyterian Hospital and because my dad is a native New Yorker (and lifelong Yankees fan--a love he passed along to me).  Although he received a new lung, my dad still faces enormous daily challenges as he deals with several complications stemming from the transplant.  He undergoes bi-monthly bronchoscopies at New York Presbyterian because of these complications.  However, my family and I are incredibly grateful (and lucky) that we are able to spend more time with one another because of my dad's lung transplant.  There isn't anything like preparing to say goodbye to a parent who is debilitating before your eyes.  I am extremely grateful to have more time with my dad.

Although the healthcare utilization for Pulmonary Fibrosis is increasing globally, this devastating disease remains critically underfunded and underexplored.  Pulmonary Fibrosis receives a fraction of the research funding that other deadly diseases, such as Cystic Fibrosis and ALS, receive.  This may be due to the lack of awareness and because Pulmonary Fiborsis predominatly affects older individuals.  A substantial increase in public awareness and reserach funding is necessary to address the unmet needs of this disease.  While my campaign for the ALA may be a drop in the bucket, I can only hope that by your donations, we can shed light onto this disease and perhaps look forward to eradicating it in the near future.  

This is my first marathon and training for it will be a challenge in of itself.  That challenge, however, pales in comparison to what my dad and other Pulmonary Fibrosis diagnosees have had to face.  I hope that you will join me in my goal to raise $5,000 for the ALA team.  Thank you in advance for your support--it means the world to me.  

Learn More about American Lung Association:     American Lung Association is an organization fighting for healthy air and the millions of Americans affected by lung disease - their mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.  http://www.lung.org/about-us/mission-impact-and-history/ 

$5,530

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • MacAllistre Henry

    $100

  • Brunch Club, LLC, as the sole and managing member of Book Club, LLC

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $37.38

  • Katy Pape

    $100

  • Kelsey and Michal Pramik

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Maria & Kyle

    $100

  • Beth Marple

    $50

  • Claudia Löhner

    $200

  • Slytherin Support Fund

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $38

  • Anonymous

    $33.70

  • Maha

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $55

  • Sarah Simkin

     

  • Stef kousoulas

     

  • Juliana

     

  • Charlotte

    $40

  • Champy-pants

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Deniz Aktas

    $100

  • Jen

    $50

  • Kyndal Michel

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Former YAC prez

    $25

  • Allie Squire

     

  • Paula Miller

    $100

  • Stephen, Meghan and Anna

    $50

  • Frank Ren

    $50

  • Stephanie Friedel

    $25

  • Isaac Borenstein

     

  • Marisa Roman

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Champy pants

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Skylar Sabbag

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Lauren & Mike

    $100

  • Namaste and Rose fundraiser

    $490

  • Joan-Marie Roman

    $500

  • Jane Theriault

     

  • Olivia Schum Haynes

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Stephen, Sandy, Brett & Skylar Sabbag

    $200

  • Jess

     

  • Steph & Andrew Weinert

    $50

  • Melanie and Alex Zamenhof

     

  • Danielle & Tim

    $50

  • Tyler smith

    $100

  • David Gagliardi

    $50

  • Rachel and Brian

    $100

  • Claudia Lohner

     

  • Ariel Nissan

    $50

  • Anne and Sheehan

    $50

  • Katie Southwick

    $50

  • Kelsey and Tim

    $50

  • Eric Jensen

    $250

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111% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $39,498 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

wayne trumbull

Amount Raised

$10,700

 

214% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jackie Sanders

Amount Raised

$6,795

 

136% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Megan O'Connor

Amount Raised

$5,535

 

111% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marisa Roman

Amount Raised

$5,530

 

111% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dinah Macy

Amount Raised

$5,512

 

110% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gina Dodge

Amount Raised

$5,425

 

109% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Eric Jensen

Eric Jensen

DONATION: $250

Good luck Marisa! 9 months ago

Kelsey and Tim

Kelsey and Tim

DONATION: $50

9 months ago

Katie Southwick

Katie Southwick

DONATION: $50

Good luck this weekend!!!!! 9 months ago

Anne and Sheehan

Anne and Sheehan

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Ariel Nissan

Ariel Nissan

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Claudia Lohner

Claudia Lohner

10 months ago

Rachel and Brian

Rachel and Brian

DONATION: $100

Run like the wind! 10 months ago

David Gagliardi

David Gagliardi

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Tyler smith

Tyler smith

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

Danielle & Tim

Danielle & Tim

DONATION: $50

Crush it!!! 10 months ago