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Charles Joseph's Fundraiser:

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BENEFITING: Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation, Inc.

EVENT DATE: Dec 05, 2015

Charles Joseph

THE STORY:

I am organizing a fundraiser for the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF), a national, non-profit organization focused on pediatric cardiomyopathy, a chronic disease of the heart muscle.  The disease affects 30,000 children, and in the most severe cases, can cause heart failure and death.  For example, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common cause of sudden death in athletes.         

CCF is an organization that means a lot to me and my wife Michelle.  In 1999 physicians diagnosed me with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, and in February 2003 I had a defibrillator and pacemaker implanted.  With my physicians' guidance and support from Michelle and our family, I have been able to remain physically active and healthy. 

For the past two years, I have trained for and run in the New York Urbanathlon, which is a ten mile obstacle course race.  This year the race is scheduled for December 5, 2015 in Queens, New York.  http://www.menshealthurbanathlon.com.  I plan on running in the race again this year and wanted to use the occasion to try to help children with cardiomyopathy.

(Originally, the race was scheduled for October 24, 2015.  Unfortunately, on October 16, the main sponsor for the Urbanathlon, Men's Health Magazine, announced the they had to change the race date because of the the New York Mets making the NLCS.)

I am very fortunate that I not only have support, but access to some of the best physicians in the country.  Unfortunately, too many children and their families do not have the same.  Your contribution to CCF will help children get the medical care they deserve and expand the search for a cure.  

I know from personal experience that being diagnosed with cardiomyopathy can cause an instant crisis in a family of fear and anxiety that impacts everyone involved.  For too many families with children diagnosed with pediatric cardiomyopathy, this fear and anxiety is followed by concern for voluminous medical bills.  With your contribution and this fundraising effort, it is my hope that no child or family will experience what my family and I have gone through since my diagnosis. 

CCF is dedicated to accelerating the search for a cure.  It also works closely with physicians and families to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for children affected with this condition.  Your donation will help save lives and provide children with cardiomyopathy with the medical care and assistance they need.

With your kindness and donations, we can assist CCF’s efforts to make a difference in children’s lives and fund research to find a cure.  I thank you for your generosity.    

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To This Fundraiser

$6,238

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ted, Brady, Steve, Ocho, Cam, and Lucious

    $100

  • Michele

    $200

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • kenneth and sandra murray

    $100

  • Gillian Drake, On Trial Associates

    $50

  • Peter Greenleaf

    $500

  • Janell Fisher

    $20

  • Michael & Mary Baxter

    $200

  • Laura & Jim Zois

    $250

  • Edwin Keating

    $100

  • Roger Schneider

    $100

  • Philip and Carter Franke

    $200

  • Larry and Barbara Conn

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Gilman and Bedigian

    $500

  • Kennedy and Amanda

    $100

  • RC Services of NY

    $100

  • Baxter Baker Sidle Conn & Jones

    $1,000

  • Lawrence polakoff

    $25

  • Stephanie & Tony

    $50

  • Nancy McManus

    $100

  • The Law Offices of Frank F. Daily

     

  • Roxanne Ward

    $250

  • Charles and Sheryl Ranson

    $100

  • Michele Lambie

    $100

  • Kevin McGrail

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Brian P. Wyat

    $50

  • Anne Feinstein

    $25

  • Ryan McConnell

    $50

  • Heidi Bell

    $50

  • Big Pants

    $101

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Carla L

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Erica Magliocca

    $50

  • Schochor, Federico & Staton

    $250

  • Amy Macht

    $100

  • Vickey Wagner

    $35

  • Mary Elizabeth Kaslick

     

  • Chris and Mary Alane Downs

    $100

  • Sam Polakoff

    $100

  • Marianne and Mac Plant, Jr.

    $100

  • Cory and Andrea Bender

    $50

  • The Galballys

    $102

  • Deborah Santoni

     

  • Cindy and Doug Ardinger

    $35

  • Tony Polakoff

    $100

  • Will Barnes

     

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125% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $6,238 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Will Barnes

Will Barnes

2 years ago

Tony Polakoff

Tony Polakoff

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Cindy and Doug Ardinger

Cindy and Doug Ardinger

DONATION: $35

2 years ago

Deborah Santoni

Deborah Santoni

2 years ago

The Galballys

The Galballys

DONATION: $102

2 years ago

Cory and Andrea Bender

Cory and Andrea Bender

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Marianne and Mac Plant, Jr.

Marianne and Mac Plant, Jr.

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Sam Polakoff

Sam Polakoff

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Chris and Mary Alane Downs

Chris and Mary Alane Downs

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Mary Elizabeth Kaslick

Mary Elizabeth Kaslick

2 years ago