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Team Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation - run like the winded

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October 04, 2012

This is my first year as a member of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh relay team.  See more
Kelly Nelson


In honor of all of the great work Children's Hospital does for my nephew Desmond and our family, I have decided to run the Pittsburgh Marathon as part of their fundraising team. My relay team and I will have a SUPERBOWL poll that will split proceeds 50/50 with CHP. It will be $20 a square with the chance to win: Q1 $50, Q2 $150, Q3 $50, Q4 $750. Numbers will be pulled from a hat once all blocks are full. Please send me an email so I can reserve your block and I will send you the completed sheet with your numbers before the game.   We will not collect any money until we know all 100 blocks are sold.  Then I can give you more details on how to get us the money. If you're not a gambler, you can also donate without participating in the poll, see below. THANKS!!!  

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation wrote -

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation of UPMC is proud to be an Official Charity in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.

By joining the Run for Children's Team, you are helping support outstanding clinical services, research programs and medical education that has helped establish the standards of excellence in pediatric care. From Ambulatory Care to Transplantation and Cardiac Care, talented and committed pediatric experts care for infants, children and adolescents who make more than 1,000,000 visits to Children’s, its many neighborhood locations, and Children's Community Pediatrics practices each year. Join the ‘Run for Children’s’ Marathon team and help us raise funds by registering for the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 2-5 person Relay, 5K, or Kids Marathon.

To join the ‘Run for Children’s’ Marathon team:

         1. Click the “register” button on the right of this page.

         2. Register to run for ‘Team Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation Marathon.’

         3. Once registered, you will have the opportunity to create a fundraising page linked to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation Marathon page. Add information about yourself, why, your running, photos, and more.

         4. Forward your link to family and friends, encouraging them to donate toward your goal. All donations made toward your goal will be displayed on your fundraising page.      

To make a donation:

        1. Click the “donate” button to the right and make a secure donation to the Team Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.

        2. Select a fundraising page below and make a secure donation toward one of our runners.

Minimum Fundraising Requirements:

Full Marathon Minimum - $550

Half Marathon Minimum - $350

Relay Team Minimum - $1,000

5K Minimum - $250

Kids Marathon Minimum - $75

Minimum Fundraising Incentives:

-Free bib entry

-Official ‘Run for Children’s’ Marathon Training Tee

-Membership to Steel City Running Club

- A tour of the state-of-the-art facility, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Think you can do more? Challenge yourself by raising above and beyond your minimum and receive a race day tee, runner swag bag and more!

Fundraising requirements:

Full Marathon Minimum - $700 or more

Half Marathon Minimum - $500 or more

Relay Team Minimum - $1,500 or more

5K Minimum - $350 or more

Kids Marathon Minimum - $125 or more

If you have any questions about registering or joining the ‘Run for Children’s’ marathon team please contact Kayla Doratio by phone 412-692-3941 or email

Thank you so much for the support!



The Team: $90,223 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Pediatric Transplant

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73% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh F...

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11% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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Jess Koller

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Dan Henthorne

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576% Raised of $700 Goal

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198% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Dan Mitchell

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180% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Ava and Alexander

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384% Raised of $600 Goal

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