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Compete 4 CMV

Team Member: Pete Zoob

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THE STORY:

Thank you for taking a moment of your time to visit my fundraiser page.  On October 11th, 2015 I'll be running in the Chicago Marathon is support of the National CMV Foundation.

If you're looking to do something selfless, something that will help to serve and benefit thousands of unborn children and their families.  Something that can have a meaningful impact, please consider this cause. 

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) has the potential to affect up to 30,000 pregnancies every year. One in 5 of those will be born with permanent health defects as a result of a congenital CMV infection.  Please take a moment to learn about CMV here http://www.nationalcmv.org/learn.html

That stat may not mean much to you, but it means the world to a couple of dear friends.  Kristen and John Spytek welcomed their little girl, Evelyn Grace into the world on March 12th, 2013. Evelyn was born with congenital defects as a result of CMV.  Having never heard of CMV prior to the birth of their daughter,  Kristen and John began doing research and seeking answers.  The lack of available information and awareness led them to undertaking the noble effort to help others learn about CMV, advocate for research and with the ultimate goal of eradicating congenital CMV, they formed the National CMV Foundation http://www.nationalcmv.org/home.html 

Tragically, Evelyn's life was cut short  at just 21 months old due to complications from a surgery that was needed because of the effects of congenital CMV.  The loss of a child would be enough to stop anyone on the tracks, but the loss of Evelyn has strengthened the resolve of these two amazing people.  Their strength and determination to bring awareness and raise funds for research through the National CMV Foundation and Compete4CMV,  in honor of their little girl,  is something that we can all admire.  To fight on in the face of such adversity is what is driving me to do what I can to support Kristen and John in their efforts.  If you've ever been fortunate enough to spend even a minute with either of these two, you know why this is so important.  They will change the face of CMV in this country and abroad.  They are the people you would want  on your team to get something important and meaningful done.  They will do this, but your help will aid them in their cause to inform, engage and advocate and eventually end Congenital CMV.

As I run this year's Chicago Marathon in an effort to raise funds for the National CMV Foundation and do what I can to raise awareness in the process, I ask that you consider donating to my fundraiser. Any amount can make a difference.  If you're unable to donate from a financially, please make a donation of your time and share one of the following links on Facebook, Twitter, or any social media outlet of your choice.  Advocacy and sharing this important information is one of the primary goals of the National CMV Foundation, and it's  as simple as sharing a link on your end.

https://www.facebook.com/nationalcmv/videos/vb.453309998156359/491390701014955/?type=2&theater

https://www.facebook.com/nationalcmv/videos/vb.453309998156359/495382467282445/?type=2&theater

Help spread the word and bring awareness to their cause.  Please help Kristen and John honor Evelyn and support a cause that could help so many.

Thanks again for your time and consideration.

-Pete

 

 

 

Kristen Spytek wrote -

Thank you for supporting University of Michigan football and soccer alum as they ran the Capital City Half-marathon in Columbus, OH on May 2nd, and Kate Linaugh as she ran the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, PA on May 3rd. Next up: the CMV Community Cycle at Harness Cycle in Cleveland, OH on June 7th.

Click on the various Crusader profiles below to learn more about their events as well as to donate to the National CMV Foundation.

What is Compete 4 CMV?

Compete 4 CMV is a series of community based events raising charitable contributions for the National CMV Foundation. Those who choose to run, bike, swim or compete for this cause, shall be known as our CMV Crusaders.

The National CMV Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness, providing access to resources, and sharing prevention information to help eliminate congenital CMV. Our objective is to empower women to take charge of their health by giving them the tools they need before and during pregnancy.

Learn more at www.nationalcmv.org.

And follow us through social media for up to date research, event information, and prevention strategies:

  • Twitter: @nationalcmv
  • Instagram: @nationalcmv and @compete4cmv
  • Facebook: National CMV Foundation

$1,740

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lindsay Hutchinson

    $100

  • M.Pellegrino

     

  • Brian Simonetti

    $100

  • Chris Tabor

    $25

  • Steve and Jaclyn Maletzky

     

  • Katie O'Connor

    $25

  • Tom & Kate

    $100

  • Hermann Duroseau

    $25

  • The Parsios

    $100

  • Nainoa Lawson

    $10

  • Drew Arifian

     

  • Adrienne & Paul Kalinauskas

    $50

  • Corrin Berg

     

  • Majid

    $100

  • Kimberly Zoob

    $100

  • Ash and David

    $100

  • Dawn

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ryan McLaughlin

    $50

  • Alex Ortner

    $100

  • Kirsty

    $20

  • Kristen Spytek

    $100

  • Cocomo Jones

    $100

  • Billy + Hannah

     

  • Noriel Casco

    $50

  • Carrie & Dave Wiens

    $50

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Kristen Spytek

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $127,985 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Chris Spytek

Amount Raised

$4,700

 

235% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Photo Scavenger Hunt

Amount Raised

$2,925

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Kate Linaugh

Amount Raised

$2,855

 

114% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dawn Rocky

Amount Raised

$2,045

 

41% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

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

Carrie & Dave Wiens

Carrie & Dave Wiens

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Noriel Casco

Noriel Casco

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Billy + Hannah

Billy + Hannah

3 years ago

Cocomo Jones

Cocomo Jones

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Kristen Spytek

Kristen Spytek

DONATION: $100

Mommy & Daddy love you Evelyn Grace. 3 years ago

Kirsty

Kirsty

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Alex Ortner

Alex Ortner

DONATION: $100

Good luck tomorrow Pete. I expect a couple of minutes faster for my $100. haha. When you get to the last mile, just imagine me getting ready to make a late move to pass you like back in the day. ;) --- Kristen, I admire your continued work for this very personal cause for you and your family. As a father of three, you have my support. Keep it up! :) 3 years ago

Ryan McLaughlin

Ryan McLaughlin

DONATION: $50

Good man, Pete.... 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Best of luck, PDZ! #run4evs 3 years ago

Dawn

Dawn

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

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