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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of Pittsburgh Foundation

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Pace day!
April 27, 2017

I did not want to run today! It's a beautiful almost 80 degree day, but I knew I had to work on decreasing my pace time versus just finishing  See more
Romaine Shaffer

THE STORY:

My husband, Josh, and I are running the 2017 Pittsburgh Marathon for our son Ryker! He was an emergency c-section due to mom's sudden onset pre-eclampsia and born at 37 weeks on July 1st, 2016 with RDS and pneumonia. Five hours after birth he was lifeflighted to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Our new little family spent our first 13 days together in the hospital, with Josh and I sleeping, eating, and breathing the NICU life. We fondly look back on our time there as we really got to devote spending time together as a family, given the very difficult circumstances! The nurses, doctors, and staff were a blessing to us! We were given a Ronald McDonald House room for the last 6/13 days, which helped out tremendously also! We were never sent a bill--it was all covered by donation--so we would like to donate back to the hospital that gave our son a healthy new lease on life! Ryker is now a growing, thriving four-month-old with a big personality! You'd never know by looking at him that he's a NICU graduate!

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation is proud to be an official charity for the 2017 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday, May 7, 2017.  Runners participating in the full, half, relay, 5K, kids marathon or pup walk can run for a reason by joining Team Children's and raising funds to help patients and families at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

To learn more about the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, please visit:givetochildrens.org and learn how YOUR support makes a difference each and every day to our patients and families.

For more information or questions regarding Team Children's, please contact Bethany Sunseri at 412-692-3941 or bethany.sunseri@chp.edu

$486

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jake, Brooke & Caden Bergren

    $15

  • Daniel Umbs

    $25

  • Romaine Ruffley

    $100

  • Kennedy Catholic Family

    $91

  • Bob & Nancy Reagle

    $120

  • Marenda and Tony Zeronas

    $50

  • Kent and Kelly Ruble

    $50

  • Jim Reagle

    $25

  • Angela, Alex, & Ethan

     

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122% Raised of $400 Goal

The Team: $86,295 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Arlen Janet

Amount Raised

$11,675

 

117% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Emily Basara

Amount Raised

$4,282

 

779% Raised of $550 Goal

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Kaitlin Kelly

Amount Raised

$2,350

 

235% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Todd Levy

Amount Raised

$2,050

 

205% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Frederick Haas

Amount Raised

$1,835

 

92% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Abby Martin

Amount Raised

$1,625

 

406% Raised of $400 Goal

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Alysia Bires

Amount Raised

$1,503

 

100% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Glenn Ackermann

Amount Raised

$1,434

 

71% Raised of $2,017 Goal

Donor Comments

Angela, Alex, & Ethan

Angela, Alex, & Ethan

5 months ago

Jim Reagle

Jim Reagle

DONATION: $25

Baby Ryker !!! 6 months ago

Kent and Kelly Ruble

Kent and Kelly Ruble

DONATION: $50

In honor of Eleanor and Clara Butler 6 months ago

Marenda and Tony Zeronas

Marenda and Tony Zeronas

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Bob & Nancy Reagle

Bob & Nancy Reagle

DONATION: $120

Ryker's pap and gg! 6 months ago

Kennedy Catholic Family

Kennedy Catholic Family

DONATION: $91

bake sale 4/19/17 6 months ago

Romaine Ruffley

Romaine Ruffley

DONATION: $100

You two have blessed us with this beautiful and joyful baby and I am so proud of the two of you for giving forward to someone else's child! 6 months ago

Daniel Umbs

Daniel Umbs

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Jake, Brooke & Caden Bergren

Jake, Brooke & Caden Bergren

DONATION: $15

12 months ago