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Team Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation

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THE STORY:

To All Family & Friends:

I recently began a "self-improvement" journey.  After several months, I have lost almost 25 lbs. & I am setting goals for myself along the way. I have participated in 3 5K races so far, including running the entire Pittsburgh Turkey Trot 5K!! My latest decision has led me to believe I am a bit crazy, as I have decided to participate in the Pittsburgh Half Marathon on May 5, 2013!  Training for this will be tough and I am nervous, but I know I can do it.

While I will most certaintly not be crossing the finish line first, I have chosen to make the most of my 13.1 mile journey & "RUN FOR A REASON!"   

Instead of running/walking this maration as an "individual" - I have decided to join a charity team and support an organization that is special to our family and to Hannah. 

As many of you know, Hannah is profoundly deaf and wears Cochlear Implants.  Hannah's journey has been long, but we've had wonderful help along the way.  Hannah's Otolaryngologist, Dr. Chi, helps monitor Hannah's Implants. The entire Audiology Department makes her feel comfortable and they have been nothing but extraordinary.  I feel strongly that Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is a worthy cause to support and I wish to repay the kindness they have shown Hannah and our family.

With all the numerous doctors and specialists Hannah has seen throughout her life due to her hearing loss, just the mention of going to the doctor results in instant tears.  By far, the doctors and nurses at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh have been the absolute best at making Hannah feel comfortable and easing her fears in a short amount of time.  Hannah's appointments often take longer than expected because it is often difficult to convey to her what is about to happen.  Children's Hospital's doctors and nurses always take Hannah's hearing loss into consideration and make sure to help her understand exactly what will take place during her appointment.  Making Hannah laugh, giving her stickers, and giving extra "TLC" is something that, as her parent, I appreciate so very much. 

*Children's is allowing runners to choose a specific hospital department that we would like our donations to be forwarded to.  I have chosen the Audiology/Otolaryngology Department. So, the people who help Hannah will be helped DIRECTLY by the money I raise through the Marathon.

Please watch the video to the left to see all the great features that Children's Hospital offers it's patients and families. 

If you wish, please support my new goal as I "RUN FOR A REASON" & try to raise $500 for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.  Every bit counts!!

Thank you so much for your support!!

Sarah (& Hannah!)

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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.’

$610

MONEY RAISED
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  • Judy MurtaughVolpatti

    $25

  • Aunt Barb & Uncle Kip

    $25

  • Steve Lefave

    $50

  • Sally Bien

    $50

  • LOVE: TYLER, HANNAH, ETHAN

    $75

  • LOVE: MOM & DAD

    $150

  • Harry and Marsha Taylor

    $25

  • Cheryl and Charlie

    $50

  • BDM

    $100

  • Kayla & Matt

    $30

  • Sue Hutchins & Aileen

    $30

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122% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $90,223 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Pediatric Transplant

Amount Raised

$7,250

 

73% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh F...

Amount Raised

$5,380

 

11% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jess Koller

Amount Raised

$5,321

Fundraiser Title

Dan Henthorne

Amount Raised

$4,031

 

576% Raised of $700 Goal

Fundraiser Title

HAPPY FEET

Amount Raised

$2,973

 

198% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dan Mitchell

Amount Raised

$2,705

 

180% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

IPEGfit MARATHON RELAY

Amount Raised

$2,315

Fundraiser Title

Ava and Alexander

Amount Raised

$2,305

 

384% Raised of $600 Goal

Donor Comments

Sue Hutchins & Aileen

Sue Hutchins & Aileen

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Kayla & Matt

Kayla & Matt

DONATION: $30

Good luck, Sarah! :) 5 years ago

BDM

BDM

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Cheryl and Charlie

Cheryl and Charlie

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Harry and Marsha Taylor

Harry and Marsha Taylor

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

LOVE:  MOM & DAD

LOVE: MOM & DAD

DONATION: $150

5 years ago

LOVE: TYLER, HANNAH, ETHAN

LOVE: TYLER, HANNAH, ETHAN

DONATION: $75

LOVE YOU -- MOM 5 years ago

Sally Bien

Sally Bien

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Steve Lefave

Steve Lefave

DONATION: $50

Good Luck & have fun! 6 years ago

Aunt Barb & Uncle Kip

Aunt Barb & Uncle Kip

DONATION: $25

6 years ago