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Colleen Sweeney's Fundraiser:

Early diagnosis matters

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Colleen Sweeney

THE STORY:

Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an inherited form of high cholesterol which if untreated, can lead to premature cardiovascular disease and early death. I inherited FH from my father. My grandfather, father and uncles died from cardiovascular disease. 

I was diagnosed with FH when I was about 5 years old. I have benefited greatly from this early diagnosis! I was one of the lucky ones because it is estimated that 90% of the millions of people living with FH are not aware that they have it.

I am raising funds for the FH Foundation to support them in their mission to spread awareness of FH. Early diagnosis saves lives and I want everyone with FH to benefit, as I have.  If I have been a good friend, made you smile or taught you something, consider donating to this cause which means so much to me. 

In memory of my beloved father, John Brennan Sweeney, who lived with FH and died from heart disease nearly twenty years ago.  

Sadly, a fellow FH advocate passed away the weekend of May 1st from a heart attack at the age of 42. His name was Jason Matsui and this fundraiser is also dedicated to him. 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Carmelina Raffetto

     

  • Colleen Sweeney

    $100

  • Shawna Sweeney

    $100

  • Coralie and Kermit Carraway

    $200

  • Leslie Shaw

     

  • Sonal

     

  • Team Tsai

    $25

  • Carmelina

    $50

  • Leslie Crebassa

     

  • Maureen

    $100

  • Susan

    $25

  • Kermit Carraway

    $100

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100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,000 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Kermit Carraway

Kermit Carraway

DONATION: $100

For my awesome wife, to celebrate 50 years of good health. 2 years ago

Susan

Susan

DONATION: $25

For my dear friend, Colleen and in fond memory of Mr. Sweeney. 2 years ago

Maureen

Maureen

DONATION: $100

For my brave little sister who got stuck eating soy burgers from the time she was 5. If anyone can beat FH, it would be her. 2 years ago

Leslie Crebassa

Leslie Crebassa

To Colleen and to Colleen's father's memory. I remember bonding with Colleen in my first interview over the ways our fathers influenced us. You are a strong and kind spirit, Colleen, keep doing what you're doing!! 2 years ago

Carmelina

Carmelina

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Team Tsai

Team Tsai

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Sonal

Sonal

2 years ago

Leslie Shaw

Leslie Shaw

2 years ago

Coralie and Kermit Carraway

Coralie and Kermit Carraway

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Shawna Sweeney

Shawna Sweeney

DONATION: $100

In loving memory of my father John B. Sweeney. 2 years ago