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EPB's Run For GIRF

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September 10, 2012

Thanks to all the wonderful contributors for the support. I ran a half marathon on Labor Day and then 22 miles on Sunday. One month to go!  See more

BENEFITING: GASTRO-INTESTINAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC

EVENT DATE: Oct 07, 2012

Eric Berlin

THE STORY:

I am running the Chicago Marathon to raise funds for the Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation (http://girf.org/). Over the last twenty-seven years, my Crohn's disease has affected me to varying degrees. I've had surgery and at other times been quite sick, trying various therapies to get back into remission. On the other hand, over the last twenty-seven years, I have learned to cope with the condition to minimize its distruptiveness. I've even had periods of relatively good heath, during which I've enjoyed my passion for endurance sports. Exceeding that passion is my desire to help find better treatments and even a cure so folks with Crohn's and other digestive diseases can live better lives.

All my efforts in this area have been to benefit the University of Chicago's GIRF, as the Foundation is known, because I have the most faith in those physicians and researchers and because almost all of the money that I raise goes directly to fund research and educational programs. GIRF is not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for clinical and laboratory research in digestive diseases in the Gastroenterology Section at the University of Chicago Medical Center. GIRF provides funds for equipment, laboratories and support of investigators and young physicians in the University of Chicago GI Section, a group of full-time dedicated doctors who seek solutions to all kinds of gastrointestinal illnesses, affecting the esophagus, the stomach, the small intestine, the large intestine, the liver, the gallbladder, and the pancreas.

I am on GIRF's board and am currently serving in my last year as the Associates Board's President. Many family members, friends, and colleagues have generously supported my efforts to raise funds for GIRF. I am running the Chicago Marathon on October 7 to increase my fundraising efforts this year and perhaps to provide some hope to fellow patients going through rough patches. Please support this one time, special fundraising effort.

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To This Fundraiser

$17,453

MONEY RAISED
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  • Eric & Laura Berlin

    $3,000

  • Michelle Hockman Cunningham

    $100

  • Lee Gould

    $100

  • Valerie and Lee Shapiro

    $180

  • Steve and Jayne Hanauer

    $100

  • John Lynch

     

  • Don And Barbara Berlin

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Ronald Borden

    $100

  • mark waldeck

    $100

  • Arlene Newman

    $200

  • The Winchesters

    $100

  • Nancy Obler-Kaufman

    $100

  • Dara and Ed Keidan

    $100

  • Stacy & Steven Greenberg

    $100

  • Andrew Skopp and Nancy Greene

    $100

  • Chris Targett

    $100

  • David and Becky Rubin

    $100

  • Lester Savit

    $100

  • Matthew Garber

    $100

  • David Foulke

    $100

  • MaPS (Chris Targett)

    $110

  • Mark and Amanda Meyers

    $100

  • Barbara Z. Berlin

    $300

  • Michelle Fischer

    $100

  • David Irwin

    $25

  • Fran Grossman

     

  • Suzanne and Jason Malley

    $100

  • Peggy Daley

    $100

  • Citera/Anderson

    $100

  • Rod Heard

    $500

  • John and Tracey Van Hooser

    $250

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    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Todd Timmerman

    $250

  • Josh Adler

    $25

  • Ellie and Phil Loughlin

     

  • Alex Simpson

    $100

  • Dartmouth Lightweight Rowing alum

    $50

  • George McHardy

     

  • Evan Betzer

    $100

  • Steve Klein

    $100

  • TMac

    $100

  • John Bone (SRR)

    $100

  • BCB

    $100

  • Jim White and Andrea Ravin

    $100

  • Kate Davison

    $20

  • Peter and Paulina Monaco

    $250

  • TIm Wright

    $50

  • Fran Senner-Hurley and Jack Hurley

    $50

  • Chris Athas

    $100

  • Tim and Allison Heverin

    $250

  • Anon.

     

  • John Marlott

    $100

  • Mike & Denise Mitchell

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Paula and Don Render

    $250

  • The Hirsts

    $100

  • Kim & Rich Tomei

    $100

  • The Rotatori family

    $100

  • Ron Lepinskas

    $100

  • Lee Ann Russo

    $100

  • Tony & Andrea Lissuzzo

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Michael Sennett

    $250

  • Jim & Susan Lucci

    $100

  • Michelle Miller

    $100

  • Ware and Ellen Adams

    $250

  • Jack Youngelson / Justine Harris

    $100

  • BUTCH!

    $100

  • Burke & Potenza, P.A.

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Elli Leibenstein

    $50

  • Susan Zevon

    $25

  • Lynne and David Schreibman

    $100

  • David and Debbie Strauss

    $200

  • Bryan & Susan Cooper

    $126

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rick Hartman

    $100

  • Darryl Marsch

    $50

  • Steve Mentz

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • MARY ANN & JOHN JOHNSON

    $200

  • Dick and Jane Page

    $100

  • Doug Whitney & Dina Zissimopoulos

    $500

  • Paula Quist

     

  • Jeff Ubersax

    $100

  • Johannes and DD Burlin

    $100

  • Mont

    $25

  • Geoff Berlin

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sarah Hayden

    $20

  • Tom Molins

     

  • Pam Taylor

     

  • Sturgis Woodberry

    $250

  • Your hero and #1 idol Scott S

    $50

  • Tom Newman

    $180

  • Ned Ward

    $50

  • Ted Chung

    $100

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116% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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The Team: $17,453 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Eric Berlin

Amount Raised

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116% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Matthew Garber

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Donor Comments

Ted Chung

Ted Chung

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Ned Ward

Ned Ward

DONATION: $50

Way to go Eric! 5 years ago

Tom Newman

Tom Newman

DONATION: $180

5 years ago

Your hero and #1 idol Scott S

Your hero and #1 idol Scott S

DONATION: $50

Eric- it's great to see you do something positive on both an athletic and humanitarian front after so many years of just coxing. Seriously, awesome work, and a great cause. And a 3:03! Nice work as well. Scott 5 years ago

Sturgis Woodberry

Sturgis Woodberry

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

Pam Taylor

Pam Taylor

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Tom Molins

Tom Molins

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Sarah Hayden

Sarah Hayden

DONATION: $20

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Anonymous

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Geoff Berlin

Geoff Berlin

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