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Ava and Alexander's Fundraiser:

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation Pittsburgh Marathon 2014

Ava and Alexander's Photo
Ava and Alexander's Photo
Ava and Alexander's Photo
Ava and Alexander's Photo
Ava and Alexander's Photo
Ava and Alexander

THE STORY:

Ava has been receiving treatment to fight her rare and threatening autoimmune disease -juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM)- at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for almost 18 months now. Last year she asked what she could do to help other children at the hospital, and we found ourselves running the kids' portion of the Pittsburgh Marathon! She's up for it again this year, and she and Alex are ready to proudly make their miles matter. 

Running this marathon is a BIG deal for us. Ava's disease can destroy her muscles, but our girl is still cartwheeling. The medicine she takes (from steroids to chemotherapy, among others) can destroy her body in additional ways, but so far she is tolerating them well. This marathon is run in the middle of the day, and JDM can be triggered by the sun, but we have found ways to cope and still do all the things we love to do outside with modifications. Participating in the marathon as a Children's Hospital team member is more than a way of giving back. It's a celebration of Ava's good health and of Alex's neverending support for his sister!

Please help us celebrate and empower both Alex and Ava by helping them help other children. 

To make a donation, click the “donate” button to the right.

Thank you so much for the support!

$1,165

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mom and Dad

    $25

  • Eric, Rachel, and Alex Newman

    $50

  • Philip Shelapinsky

    $20

  • Lawyers Abstract Company

    $50

  • Moogi & Poppy

    $100

  • The Rains family

    $50

  • Aunt Peggy

    $50

  • Ruthie

    $10

  • Mike O'Lear

    $50

  • Lucas & Zachary Plymire

    $20

  • Lynn, Mark, Audrey and Sean Wagner

    $25

  • Grammy

    $25

  • Dorothy Stough

    $20

  • Dan,Tina,Lillian,Annabelle Owens

    $30

  • Dan Gehring

    $10

  • Michelle O'Connell

    $20

  • Jennifer Grumbling & Family

     

  • Sandra Copeland

    $20

  • Brandon & Amanda Davis

    $50

  • Pogue Family

    $50

  • Uncle Eddie, Aunt Chrissey and Eddie

    $20

  • Staci Provezis

    $25

  • Laura Pesci and family

    $75

  • Boswell/Warner Family

    $25

  • Sue Bradley

    $20

  • Jenn Simon

    $15

  • Briana

    $35

  • Aunt Pat and Paul Mikosky

    $20

  • The Brower Family

    $20

  • Jesse Bradley

    $25

  • Josie Woods

    $25

  • The Rich Family

    $20

  • The Glenn Family

    $20

  • Neil and Diane Santoriello

    $45

  • A friend from Zion

    $25

  • Matt Fabrizi

    $10

  • Some friends at Lincoln Fabrics

     

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194% Raised of $600 Goal

The Team: $94,818 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Arlen Janet

Amount Raised

$8,300

 

208% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Megan Michalowski

Amount Raised

$2,386

 

48% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marcel Pastoor

Amount Raised

$2,250

 

225% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jackie Neilly

Amount Raised

$2,101

 

105% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Susan McFarland

Amount Raised

$1,995

 

399% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Abby Martin

Amount Raised

$1,975

 

79% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeremiah Waters

Amount Raised

$1,850

 

74% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Plamen Lilovski

Amount Raised

$1,800

Donor Comments

Some friends at Lincoln Fabrics

Some friends at Lincoln Fabrics

5 years ago

Matt Fabrizi

Matt Fabrizi

DONATION: $10

Zion Lutheran Church 5 years ago

A friend from Zion

A friend from Zion

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Neil and Diane Santoriello

Neil and Diane Santoriello

DONATION: $45

5 years ago

The Glenn Family

The Glenn Family

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

The Rich Family

The Rich Family

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Josie Woods

Josie Woods

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Jesse Bradley

Jesse Bradley

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

The Brower Family

The Brower Family

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Aunt Pat and Paul Mikosky

Aunt Pat and Paul Mikosky

DONATION: $20

Ava Miller 5 years ago