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Arthritis Foundation NYC 2017

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20 Weeks!
June 13, 2017

Hi Everyone! I am beyond grateful for all of the amazing support I've gotten on my journey to the NYC Marathon.  I am humbled to be able to  See more
Jenn Root

THE STORY:

I'm super excited to share that I'm running the NYC Marathon in November with the Arthritis Foundation Team! This is an endeavor that I've been thinking about for years, and this year things just fell into place. 


I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at age 2 after my parents noticed swelling in my knees. I was put on a pretty intense medication regimine, and my knees were braced to ensure that my legs grew properly. Things were difficult for a while, but luckily I was able to be relatively active and my symptoms were managed with medication. As I got older, my doctors told my parents to make sure I was careful with my activities, and told them I should steer clear of any activities that put strain on my knees. They suggested that I take up swimming.  I hate swimming.  That was right around the time in my life when my parents divorced, and my brother and I would spend every other weekend with my father.  My father is an avid runner and wanted to get us running with him.  One weekend I arrived at his house and he handed me a pair of sneakers and told me we were going for a run.  "Let's go" he said, and "Don't tell your mother".  Those runs with my father, stepmother and brother became a family ritual that I looked forward to. I was discovering that the more active I was, the better I felt. 


I am fortunate to report that my JRA went into remission, but in high school I was diagnosed with uveitis, which effects 10-20% of patients with JRA.  The uveitis required quite a regimine of intense medications through my high school and college years and into adulthood, but I was able to manage the disease with the help of an amazing team of doctors and cutting edge science that kept the uveitis from causing permanent damage to my sight. Running has played a key role over the years in helping me manage daily stress and stay healthy, which has subsequently helped to keep the uveitis inflammation and JRA stiffness and pain at bay. Running plays a huge role in my overall health and happiness.


I am honored to be participating in the NYC Marathon on behalf of the Arthritis Foundation.  I would very much appreciate any support I get on this journey, as I give back to the foundation that has helped me so much over the years.  I am humbled to play a role in ensuring that cutting edge science and treatments continue to help patients like me stay active and live life to the fullest. 


Thanks and love to you all,

Jenn

xo




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$2,085

MONEY RAISED
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  • John Hooper

    $100

  • Julie Talbot

    $25

  • Karen Tuller

     

  • Kathy Bingham

    $50

  • Mom & Peter

    $100

  • You can do it Jenn!!

    $25

  • Jen Rodriguez

    $20

  • James McDonnell

    $25

  • Poppy, Nana, Jason & Darnell

    $420

  • Aunt Joan & Uncle John

    $100

  • Erica Basile

    $100

  • Shawn and jen gorman

    $100

  • Deana

    $100

  • Armand Regalbuti

    $100

  • Susan Crum

    $20

  • Jimmy Glaeser

    $100

  • Rich and Carol Gibson

    $100

  • All of the amazing people that came out to my guest bartending gig!!

    $400

  • Alexis, Kinsley and Avery Root

    $100

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70% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $41,189 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Meredith and Stephen

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Christina and Louis Orazio

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$4,484

 

75% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Peter Van Dyke

Amount Raised

$3,541

 

59% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Casey Miles

Amount Raised

$3,300

 

66% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Leanne Rosanio

Amount Raised

$3,050

 

102% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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ToniMarie O'Neill

Amount Raised

$3,000

 

100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Jen Burdick

Amount Raised

$2,916

 

58% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Michael Fraclose

Amount Raised

$2,537

 

85% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Alexis, Kinsley and Avery Root

Alexis, Kinsley and Avery Root

DONATION: $100

1 day ago

Rich and Carol Gibson

Rich and Carol Gibson

DONATION: $100

3 days ago

Jimmy Glaeser

Jimmy Glaeser

DONATION: $100

3 days ago

Susan Crum

Susan Crum

DONATION: $20

Such a great cause! Go fast. :) 1 week ago

Armand Regalbuti

Armand Regalbuti

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Deana

Deana

DONATION: $100

You rock, Jenn! 3 months ago

Shawn and jen gorman

Shawn and jen gorman

DONATION: $100

Go get'em jenn 3 months ago

Erica Basile

Erica Basile

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Aunt Joan & Uncle John

Aunt Joan & Uncle John

DONATION: $100

4 months ago