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Arthritis Foundation NYC 2017

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Race Day is NEXT WEEK!!
October 27, 2017

Hey Everyone, I got my race shirt in the mail today from the Arthritis Foundation.  Looks like it will fit nicely, which is a relief...I had  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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To This Fundraiser

$3,060

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

  • Christina Thompson

    $25

  • Vic & Donna Pizzoferrato

    $50

  • Mercik Family

    $50

  • Janet Barnes-Farrell & Rob Farrell

    $50

  • Jim and Cathy

    $50

  • Julie and Fred Lyga

    $50

  • Julie Higgins

    $100

  • Murphy.....Good luck

    $100

  • Andrea Allard

    $100

  • Sandy Janik

    $100

  • Jenifer Fennell

    $50

  • Suzanne and Neil Gile

    $50

  • Charles Fennell

    $50

  • Natalie

    $25

  • Nicole Deni

    $25

  • grigs

    $50

  • Jeran & Paige

    $50

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102% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $68,298 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Meredith and Stephen

Amount Raised

$7,000

 

117% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Christina and Louis Orazio

Amount Raised

$6,200

 

103% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Casey Miles

Amount Raised

$4,450

 

89% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Betsy Burdick

Amount Raised

$4,400

 

147% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Peter Van Dyke

Amount Raised

$4,386

 

73% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Mark Turner

Amount Raised

$3,750

 

75% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Susan Burr

Amount Raised

$3,665

 

122% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Ellie Linsell

Amount Raised

$3,512

 

117% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Jeran & Paige

Jeran & Paige

DONATION: $50

Go Jen! People like me who can’t run because of this disease appreciate those of you who can:). Good luck🍀 4 months ago

grigs

grigs

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Nicole Deni

Nicole Deni

DONATION: $25

Good luck Jen be safe 4 months ago

Natalie

Natalie

DONATION: $25

Good luck! 4 months ago

Charles Fennell

Charles Fennell

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Suzanne and Neil Gile

Suzanne and Neil Gile

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Jenn! 4 months ago

Jenifer Fennell

Jenifer Fennell

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Sandy Janik

Sandy Janik

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Andrea Allard

Andrea Allard

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Murphy.....Good luck

Murphy.....Good luck

DONATION: $100

4 months ago