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2015 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

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BENEFITING: EB Research Partnership

ORGANIZER: EB Research Partnership

EVENT DATE: Oct 04, 2015

Christie Zink

THE STORY:

It is an honor to be a part of Team EBRP at the Twin Cities Marathon Weekend...running to help #healEB.  

I would like you to meet my friend and running partner sweet Melina.  Melina was born with a rare skin condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).  Melina's EB causes serious wounds on different parts of her body; mostly affecting her feet, toes and ankles.  This makes walking especially painful.  So, this year, I have asked Melina to let me take her across the finish line and guess what?  She said YES!  Melina and I will be running to help find a cure and heal EB in honor of Sweet baby Cole who lost his battle with EB!

There is NO CURE for EB, however, there are amazing strides being made and there is tremendous hope in the research being done and she is a part the cure for EB.  And it is happening right here in Minnesota!

(Please see article http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/218242151.html?page=1&c=y )

These AMAZING breakthroughs are made possible because of dedicated people who are determined to find a cure and the people who help fund this vital research.  You can be part of the cure by making a donation today and supporting Melina and me as well as Dr. Tolar and all of the researchers who are driven by their passion to #healEB!

**The EB Research Partnership (“EBRP”) is the largest nonprofit dedicated to funding research aimed at treating and curing Epidermolysis Bullosa (“EB”), a devastating and life-threatening genetic skin disorder that affects children from birth.

Individuals with EB lack a critical protein that binds their layers of skin together.  Without this protein, even the slightest touch or friction can cause blisters and wounds all over the body—inside and out.**

 

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$400

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  • The Tarpy Family

    $50

  • Kaija Kiser

    $100

  • Rebecca Graves

    $20

  • Cathie Steiner

    $25

  • Elaine Braglin

    $25

  • Fes, Chris and Farah Naqvi

    $50

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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80% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $28,158 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Todd Setsma

Amount Raised

$4,375

 

88% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Meredith and Jennifer Ruhl

Amount Raised

$4,340

 

109% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Jennifer Nick

Amount Raised

$4,000

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Tashia Uken

Amount Raised

$2,325

 

155% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Ethan Zink

Amount Raised

$2,185

 

437% Raised of $500 Goal

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SooAnn Pisano

Amount Raised

$1,717

 

172% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Emily McMahon

Amount Raised

$1,600

 

320% Raised of $500 Goal

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Ryan Fullmer

Amount Raised

$1,400

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $80

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Fes, Chris and Farah Naqvi

Fes, Chris and Farah Naqvi

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Elaine Braglin

Elaine Braglin

DONATION: $25

In memory of Dona Reynolds my niece. 2 years ago

Cathie Steiner

Cathie Steiner

DONATION: $25

I'm to old to run, Christie. You can do it for me! Thank you. 2 years ago

Rebecca Graves

Rebecca Graves

DONATION: $20

In support of everyone with EB and their families who fight such fierce strength. 2 years ago

Kaija Kiser

Kaija Kiser

DONATION: $100

I am Kiira's grandmother. 2 years ago

The Tarpy Family

The Tarpy Family

DONATION: $50

To Melina girl - one of the strongest little girls I know! Love her. 2 years ago