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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

ORGANIZER: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

RHONDA HARMS

THE STORY:

I am so excited to run the NYC Marathon and have the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for a great cause.  My son Michael, who is now 20, was diagnosed with Crohn's disease at age 10.  It is a chronic disease without a cure.


He endured many doctors appointments, medical procedures, and was repeatedly misdiagnosed.   The disease does not typically affect young children so the pediatrians discarded his symptoms to be the result of the latest stomach virus.  His first GI doctor at age 9 treated him for anemia and diagnosed him with Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS).  We continued to visit specialist after specialist until we finally found a GI doctor who diagnosed him with Crohn's disease.  However by this time the scar tissue grew to the point where numerous emergency room visits were required. At age 11 he had to have surgery and the result was very good.  He could finally eat and grew 6 inches in 1 year!


I'm hopeful that awareness and research will prevent other young children to be misdiagnosed and suffer without treatment.  I truly appreciate any donations as every dollar will contribute to the cause!

Sincerely,

Rhonda Harms

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation wrote -

Team Challenge is a fundraising program unlike any other. It’s a unique opportunity to change your life and the lives of others. You will forge new friendships and accomplish things you never thought possible all while, helping find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

CCFA sponsors basic and clinical research of the highest quality. We also offer a wide range of educational programs for patients and health care professionals, while providing support services to help people cope with these chronic intestinal diseases. CCFA has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for three consecutive years and also has the highest rating from the Better Business Bureau.

$1,160

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rhonda Harms

    $15

  • D Alberty

    $50

  • Stacy Jackson

    $25

  • Alanna Jackson

     

  • RHONDA HARMS

     

  • Rik and Carrie Hanley

    $100

  • Roth Block

    $50

  • Gail Hurn

    $50

  • Kelly Garrison

    $100

  • Margaret Eddy

    $50

  • Joanie and family

     

  • Samuel Bagley

    $25

  • Anne Bagley

    $50

  • Don and Allan

    $50

  • Alex Ring

    $50

  • Kenneth Maziarka

    $50

  • Lisa Bagley

    $50

  • Sue Sanford

    $100

  • Ellyn Bagley

    $20

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33% Raised of$3,500 Goal

The Team: $58,834 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Eric Hasenauer and Gary Simonette

Amount Raised

$14,671

 

122% Raised of$12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Phil Brewer

Amount Raised

$6,175

 

112% Raised of$5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Peter Vergano

Amount Raised

$5,305

 

152% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patricia Cacioppo

Amount Raised

$5,015

 

143% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Vivian Garrastegui

Amount Raised

$4,100

 

117% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristin Daversa

Amount Raised

$3,675

 

105% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alexandra GOLDMAN

Amount Raised

$3,534

 

101% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paula Brown

Amount Raised

$3,528

 

101% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Ellyn Bagley

Ellyn Bagley

DONATION: $20

In support of Michael Harms and Rhonda Harms 2 years ago

Sue Sanford

Sue Sanford

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Lisa Bagley

Lisa Bagley

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kenneth Maziarka

Kenneth Maziarka

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Alex Ring

Alex Ring

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Don and Allan

Don and Allan

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anne Bagley

Anne Bagley

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Samuel Bagley

Samuel Bagley

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Joanie and family

Joanie and family

xoxo 2 years ago

Margaret Eddy

Margaret Eddy

DONATION: $50

2 years ago