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American Liver Foundation TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: AMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: AMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Melissa Thompson

THE STORY:

On November 6, 2016 I will be running the NYC Marathon in honor of my mother Judeth Lofria.  In 2012 my family lost her to complications from Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, an autoimmune disease of the liver.  She was misdiagnosed for 20 plus years and once her diagnosis was finally reached it was too late.  Early treatment would have helped her in that her liver would have potentially not been so damaged.  Over the last 10 years of her life she went through many different treatments for diseases that they thought she had.  Everytime she would go to a different doctor they would tell her it was something else.  Finally, in 2011 she went to a doctor that was able to give her the correct diagnosis.  In December 2011, she was going in for her transplant workup in a week, 5 days before her appointment she was hospitalized and we were told she was now too sick to be put on the list.  We lost her 1 month later.  The anguish of having to watch her at her end stage liver disease with no hope for being able to help or save her was extremely difficult for myself and my family.   Early diagnosis could have made a huge difference for her.  This is the reason that the American Liver Foundation is near and dear to my heart.  The funding they receive from donors helps with research that can help others with conditions such as this that may otherwise not have the funding to do research.  

Shortly after I lost her I started my fitness journey.  I started working out and running.  The running helped me clear my head and also enabled me to make new friends that I could confide in and help me through any tough times I was having.  Since this time I have run 14 half-marathons and 2 marathons.  When I crossed the finish line at my first marathon I immediatly thought of how proud my mom would be of me!  Who would have thought that her daughter, someone who never ran before would have just completed 26.2 miles!  

I will run 26.2 miles on that day for my mom and every other person living with liver disease!

Please help me reach my goal of $3,000!  This will help promote education, support and research for those suffering from liver disease.  If it helps even one person or family I will feel that we have made a difference!

AMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION wrote -

THE STORY:

RUN the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon to support the fight against LIVER DISEASE.   Your efforts will not only raise critically needed funds for Americans livering with liver disease but you will learn how to challenge yourself, inspire and change you! From the moment you become part of our team to the moment you cross the finish line. The New York City Marathon is the biggest and most popular marathon with nearly 50,000 runners. Experience the thrill of 26.2 miles of glorious New York splendor!

$6,390

MONEY RAISED
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  • Katie (Stone) Anderson

     

  • Doreen Cronin

    $26.20

  • Pizza Guy

    $100

  • Irene

    $100

  • Kasey Pickett

    $100

  • Beth McGuire

    $250

  • Kuegler family

    $50

  • Melissa Smith

    $25

  • Christine Melito

     

  • The Piccolo Family

    $25

  • Kathleen

     

  • Heather Martin

    $25

  • The Devlins

    $100

  • Monica Vidette Neibert

    $100

  • Monica G

    $50

  • Janice Gatchell

    $25

  • Janice Roberts

     

  • Mari Fofana

    $50

  • Erin Guendner

    $50

  • The Morse Family

    $50

  • Jasmin Henville

    $250

  • Klimarchuk Family

    $25

  • Kelly Tinnirello

    $25

  • Megan Yaple

    $20

  • Jenney Taylor

    $500

  • Betty fay

    $20

  • Barletta Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Sue Stadtman

    $50

  • Beth Kuchinski

    $50

  • The Welch Boys :)

    $50

  • Nicki Lee

    $50

  • The Slagle Family

    $100

  • Malizia Family

    $25

  • Jersy Chen

     

  • Joanne Mello

    $50

  • Jen Hague

    $135

  • Carin Bennett-Rizzo

    $25

  • Sue Decker

    $200

  • Betsy DelloRusso

     

  • Marcia Vitale

    $25

  • Sandra Secchiaroli

    $50

  • Jasmin Henville

    $300

  • Tina Arsenault

     

  • Michele Torres Roch

    $100

  • Gibson Family

    $50

  • Linda McCarthy

    $50

  • Big Apple Chase 5K Virtual Run

    $1,154

  • Jenney T

    $500

  • Chris, Ranjna, and Alexandra Poulos

    $100

  • Cheryl Faherty

    $50

  • Flahive Family

    $25

  • Lori Ann Lavoie

    $25

  • Stephanie Rice

    $25

  • Paula Brandano

    $50

  • Mara Sullivan

    $25

  • Debbie Carriere

    $50

  • Feudo's

    $50

  • Steve Judge

    $100

  • Marketing Team @ ADMI

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Mari Fofana

    $50

  • Kim Doherty

    $25

  • Debbie Adams

    $50

  • Jill Grano

    $25

  • Dhwani Upadhyay

    $50

  • Suzanne McWeeney

    $25

  • The Cutlicks

    $50

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91% Raised of $7,000 Goal

The Team: $72,433 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

David Weston

Amount Raised

$14,425

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Thompson

Amount Raised

$6,390

 

91% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristen Fisher

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

167% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Morgan Tutton

Amount Raised

$4,521

 

90% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew de la Torre

Amount Raised

$4,350

Fundraiser Title

Charlie Wasson

Amount Raised

$4,005

 

134% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erica Crozier

Amount Raised

$3,395

 

68% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris McCarrick

Amount Raised

$3,250

Donor Comments

The Cutlicks

The Cutlicks

DONATION: $50

Good luck, Tutu!!!! 2 years ago

Suzanne McWeeney

Suzanne McWeeney

DONATION: $25

Good luck!! 2 years ago

Dhwani Upadhyay

Dhwani Upadhyay

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Dr. Thompson! 2 years ago

Jill Grano

Jill Grano

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Debbie Adams

Debbie Adams

DONATION: $50

Good luck Melissa! You are an amazing woman and I believe your mom is always watching over you with a proud smile:-) 2 years ago

Kim Doherty

Kim Doherty

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Mari Fofana

Mari Fofana

DONATION: $50

You're going to do amazing! Wishing you lots of luck! Your mom would incredibly happy and proud of what you've accomplished and what your doing this weekend! You're the best! Xoxo 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Marketing Team @ ADMI

Marketing Team @ ADMI

DONATION: $100

Go Doc, GO! 2 years ago

Steve Judge

Steve Judge

DONATION: $100

2 years ago