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Anne Carson's Fundraiser:

Endometriosis Foundation of America NYC 2017

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THE STORY:

Dear Friends and Family, This particular marathon journey is of tender importance to me. Until now, I've often been very private and stoic about my personal struggle with Endometriosis. I have suffered from acute abdominal and pelvic pain for as long as I could remember. 

In 2012, after a regular GYN visit, I was diagnosed with Endometriosis and multiple ovarian cysts. I had surgery for the first time on March 25, 2013 to remove endometrial tissue, and left the OR with a Stage 4 diagnosis. The very next day, my mother unexpectedly passed away. Needless to say, I endured a grueling post-operative infection, and finally left the hospital 1 full month later. 

Everything in my life completely changed after this. Plans and goals derailed. Overcome with grief and loss, the only thing that felt achievable in a day- was to move my body- and so I began to run. A half mile was the furthest I could reach on my first few runs. 10 months later, I ran the NYC Marathon for the first time. I recently completed my 7th marathon in March. 

Running has become something I do for so many reasons, but for now, I yearn for other women that suffer from this disease to hear my story. Running has lessened the pain of Endometriosis significantly. It has given me power in a powerless situation. It inspires me, teaches me patience/humbleness, and has frankly saved my life. Tragedy has become beauty. It has taught me to love my body, despite its flaws and struggles. Lastly, it has bestowed upon me a deeper gratefulness and love for those around me. 

Please help me raise money for this terribly underfunded and understudied disease. 

And as always, Run On.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,150

MONEY RAISED

23

The number of classes our donors have helped educate through this fundraiser!
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  • Erica Kay

    $250

  • F.P.

    $100

  • Serena Jenkins

    $150

  • Tessa Blake

     

  • Steve McBride

    $50

  • John Roney

    $100

  • E. Purple

    $50

  • Julien janigo

     

  • Kathryn Begle

    $50

  • Melissa Graver

    $100

  • Faith

    $50

  • Rob B

    $50

  • Blaire Michael

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

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38% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $9,478 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Lee Rafsky Unofficial Runner

Amount Raised

$2,650

 

88% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Hannah Ephraim

Amount Raised

$2,048

 

68% Raised of $3,008 Goal

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Deanna DiGesaro Unofficial Runner

Amount Raised

$1,850

 

62% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anne Carson

Amount Raised

$1,150

 

38% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lorraine Knoblauch Unofficial Runne...

Amount Raised

$800

 

27% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Esche

Amount Raised

$760

 

25% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Christopher Larmoyeux

Amount Raised

$100

 

3% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erik Lange

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 weeks ago

Blaire Michael

Blaire Michael

DONATION: $25

You inspire me, you beautiful soul. 3 months ago

Rob B

Rob B

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Faith

Faith

DONATION: $50

Love 4 months ago

Melissa Graver

Melissa Graver

DONATION: $100

I'm so inspired by your story and feel honored to know it. You are so brave and it is truly beautiful how running has helped heal you. 4 months ago

Kathryn Begle

Kathryn Begle

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Julien janigo

Julien janigo

Super hero! 4 months ago

E. Purple

E. Purple

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

John Roney

John Roney

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Steve McBride

Steve McBride

DONATION: $50

5 months ago