BENEFITING: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
ORGANIZER: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016
I'm running to support Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. My 11-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) more than three years ago and receives continuing care at Children's.
Over the years, she has stayed overnight at Children's more than 15 times and received more than 45 steroid and IVIG infusions. Her last infusion was in May 2015, and she is currently steroid-free, remaining on her two maintenance medications, including a pill four days a week and a once-a-week injection.
My daughter is treated by the Division of Rheumatology--your donations will go directly to this often under-recognized and under-funded specialty, as I've earmarked all my contributions for rheumatology.
Thanks for your support. We are blessed by you!