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American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Pittsburgh 2016

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THE STORY:

This year as I registered for the half marathon, I wanted to get back into it, but to me, having a goal and a driving reason makes it all the more worthwhile.  This was brought up as a charity cause through the Young Professionals association I belong to at work.  When the AHA was mentioned as the charity of choice, I immediately hopped on due to my close personal connection to the effects heart disease can have.  

I lost my father, Erich Woisetschlaeger, in 2014 due to heart related complications after a bike crash, his heart having been weakened 11 years earlier by a heart attack.  He did not let this slow him down as he would ride his bike for hundreds of miles every week  As a thank you to the research that had allowed his survival and recovery, Dad made the AHA his charity of choice and I find it very fitting to carry on that legacy.

I was also blessed to be able to have the first 12 years of my life with my grandfather after he had a pacemaker put in right around the time of my birth.  He asked for this surgery to give him 1 year with me and that was returned twelve fold, and I cannot be more thankful to all the early research that was done on heart disease that allowed me to form the memories that I have of spending time with him.

 Heart diseases and Stroke are the #1 & #5 killers of all Americans.

Last year in the city of Pittsburgh, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association funded 37 research grants for over 8.5 million dollars.  For every $1 raised in the city of Pittsburgh, $3 comes back to the area in the form of funding.

 

 

$500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $121

  • MSAYP

    $224

  • Marile Waterstraat

    $25

  • Jp

     

  • Chris Irwin

    $60

  • Jess Ian Bella Bo

    $20

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100% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $29,088 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jeffrey Whitmore

Amount Raised

$3,730

Fundraiser Title

Regan DeBenedetto

Amount Raised

$1,850

Fundraiser Title

Megan Smith

Amount Raised

$1,270

 

127% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christine DeHond

Amount Raised

$1,229

 

123% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cathy Toth Majka

Amount Raised

$1,225

 

123% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Casey Smallwood

Amount Raised

$1,150

 

115% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kaska Komosinski

Amount Raised

$1,110

 

111% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Lisa Gallagher

Amount Raised

$1,075

 

215% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Jess Ian Bella Bo

Jess Ian Bella Bo

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Chris Irwin

Chris Irwin

DONATION: $60

2 years ago

Jp

Jp

2 years ago

Marile Waterstraat

Marile Waterstraat

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

MSAYP

MSAYP

DONATION: $224

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $121

2 years ago