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Olga Petryna's Fundraiser:

Arthritis Foundation TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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owner profile imageWhy I run for the arthritis foundation team
July 30, 2016

Why did I decide to run for the Arthritis foundation team? First of all I like to run. Second, I do believe in our cause. I am a rheumatologist  See more
Olga Petryna

THE STORY:

While the actual state that every runner feels varies immensely for each individual there is a common feeling associated with the term "runner's high". At the time, the body and mind are both highly stimulated and seem to elevate a person's senses. That is the moment when one feels  a connection between the mind and the body. At that second your body is ready to give up, but your mind takes over control. It is a unique time when mind commands and body follows. That’s the reason I run.

The beauty of running stems from the choice to continue, from the anticipation of the next challenge, next race. Freedom of your body and mind - that is the gift of running.

Imagine not having that freedom. Imagine your body working against you, making moments like this impossible. That is life with arthritis. We fight to end this battle, so others can experience this amazing feeling of “runners high”.

I will run 26.2 mi on November 6th to help fight arthritis. Your small contribution to our cause will help to make another step towards a cure.

$3,275

MONEY RAISED
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  • AT

    $25

  • John Chuey

    $50

  • Sovrin Shah

    $25

  • Nuhro

    $100

  • Jon-Luc

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Stockholm - SWE

    $150

  • Amy K

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Niko M

    $100

  • Clyde Phillips

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bernie Tobin

    $200

  • Georgina Belmonte

    $25

  • Panos Nikoulis

    $25

  • Beverly Johnson

    $50

  • Kathrine Nohra

    $50

  • Liz Lynch & Ruth Mirra

    $250

  • Elizabeth McAndrew

    $50

  • Takis S.

    $500

  • ivana jelinkova

    $500

  • Lilli

    $50

  • erika and dimitris skokos

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Melissa LaRusso

    $50

  • Michael Cortale

     

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109% Raised of$3,000 Goal

The Team: $60,485 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kailin and Kelsey Edgar

Amount Raised

$10,165

 

169% Raised of$6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tom and Mike's Race For Cure

Amount Raised

$6,476

 

65% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Mark Turner

Amount Raised

$6,300

 

126% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Katie Dixon

Amount Raised

$4,145

 

138% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Lockhart

Amount Raised

$3,685

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Kate Bottari

Amount Raised

$3,667

 

122% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Leslie Christensen

Amount Raised

$3,300

 

110% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Millie Pacheco

Amount Raised

$3,285

 

110% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Michael Cortale

Michael Cortale

2 years ago

Melissa LaRusso

Melissa LaRusso

DONATION: $50

Go Olga!!!! Sending love and good vibes your way! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

erika and dimitris skokos

erika and dimitris skokos

So proud of you! 2 years ago

Lilli

Lilli

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

ivana jelinkova

ivana jelinkova

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Takis S.

Takis S.

DONATION: $500

Good luck Olga !!! 2 years ago

Elizabeth McAndrew

Elizabeth McAndrew

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Liz Lynch & Ruth Mirra

Liz Lynch & Ruth Mirra

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Kathrine Nohra

Kathrine Nohra

DONATION: $50

2 years ago