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Compete 4 CMV

Team Member: David Pearson 2015

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THE STORY:

My goddaughter Evelyn Grace Spytek passed away in December from complications from a surgery associated with congenital CMV. I hope you will consider sponsoring me as I ‘Compete 4 CMV’ to raise funds for the National CMV Foundation, an organization devoted to raising awareness of and eradicating this preventable disease that affects thousands of children like Evelyn. 

After running the Capital City Half Marathon on May 2nd along with nine of my former Michigan football teammates to support the National CMV Foundation, I am now heading to Duluth, Minn., on June 20th to tackle the Grandma's Marathon, a full marathon, with the organization’s co-founder, John Spytek. 

Your gift will be impactful, important and tax deductible. While I am running in memory of my goddaughter, Evelyn, too many of us know a child born with an illness or taken too soon from this world. Donating to this cause will help fight a disease that is the most common congenital viral infection in the United States.

Cytomegalovirus, or “CMV”, is a common virus that infects people of all ages. However, most CMV infections are ‘silent,' causing no symptoms. If an individual does experience symptoms, they are similar to those of the flu or mononucleosis. It is only when people with weakened immune systems -- or unborn babies -- are infected, that CMV causes serious disease and complications.

Compete 4 CMV is a series of community based events raising charitable contributions for the National CMV Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by John and Kristen Spytek, dedicated to promoting awareness, providing access to resources, and sharing prevention information to help eliminate congenital CMV. Those who choose to run, bike, swim or compete for this cause are known as CMV Crusaders. 

Previous 2014 and new 2015 donations will help fund the foundation's website development, online and offline content creation for distribution to women, retailers and healthcare professionals in several major cities, and wearables for the Crusaders.

Learn more at www.nationalcmv.org.  You can also follow my training progress and that of my former Michigan teammates on Instagram @compete4cmv and follow general Compete 4 CMV events on Twitter at #compete4cmv.

$10,990

 

55% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Caitlin, David & Elle Pearson

    $500

  • Shelly & Ira Meister

    $100

  • Jon, Julie & Ethan

    $100

  • Stephen, Heather, Harlan, Anna, clara

    $250

  • Jerry Jacobik

    $100

  • John Eiseman

    $100

  • Tim Sullivan

    $100

  • Stacey Pearson

    $100

  • Stan and Karen Pearson

    $200

  • Jeannette and David Paige

    $100

  • Jeanne Colucci

    $300

  • Michael & Rosemary Antonik

    $150

  • Affordable Housing Advisors

    $200

  • Matt Finkle

    $500

  • Kelly & Todd

    $100

  • Jessica Stratton Goff

    $500

  • Stacey Hall & Max Tornatore

    $50

  • Matt, Nicky, Beckett and Baby Cahill

    $100

  • Mike Brenner

    $300

  • Casey, Naomi & Genzo

    $100

  • Brian and Lori (Blanchfield) Canney

    $50

  • Jamar Adams

    $100

  • Matt Wiener

    $200

  • Justin Shackleford

    $125

  • Danielle Kinkel and Ben Wang

    $100

  • Nicki & Nicholas

    $100

  • Nathan & Cynthia Torinus

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $5,000

  • Stan and Karen Pearson

    $100

  • Marlene and Pete Zoob

    $100

  • David Strauss

    $100

  • Steve and Becky Pearson

    $15

  • Brian McDonough

    $100

  • Will & Carolyn Blodgett

    $250

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Kristen Spytek

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The Team: $127,985 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Chris Spytek

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$4,700

 

235% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Photo Scavenger Hunt

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$2,925

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Kate Linaugh

Amount Raised

$2,855

 

114% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Dawn Rocky

Amount Raised

$2,045

 

41% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Pete Zoob

Amount Raised

$1,740

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Chelsea Cracraft

Amount Raised

$1,250

 

125% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Kathy Hock

Amount Raised

$540

 

108% Raised of $500 Goal

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Grant, Dave, Zack, John

Amount Raised

$510

 

51% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Apologies for the late donation Dave, but wanted to support all the training and the run! Kudos to all the great work 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In support 3 years ago

Will & Carolyn Blodgett

Will & Carolyn Blodgett

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Brian McDonough

Brian McDonough

DONATION: $100

Good Luck Dave. 3 years ago

Steve and Becky Pearson

Steve and Becky Pearson

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

David Strauss

David Strauss

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Marlene and Pete Zoob

Marlene and Pete Zoob

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Stan and Karen Pearson

Stan and Karen Pearson

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $5,000

3 years ago

Nathan & Cynthia Torinus

Nathan & Cynthia Torinus

DONATION: $150

John and Kristen, been thinking about you guys a lot lately. All our best wishes for a joyous summer. 3 years ago

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