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Iris Fund Half Marathon

$36,375

 

121% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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The Story

EVENT DATE: Sep 30, 2018

Iris  Crystal  Aleman  was  born  and  died  on  July  15,2017.  She died  from  complications of  being  born  early.  In  the  days  and  weeks  after  her  passing  our  family  was  shocked  to  learn  how  little  is  known  about  even  full term childbirth.  The  Iris  Fund  began  soon  after  her  passing.  We  support  the  doctors  and  scientists that  are  doing  the  research  to  first  understand  what  causes  full term childbirth  and  develop  the  novel  therapies  to  stop  childbirth  from  starting  early.

Iris  was  named  for  the  godess  of  the  rainbow  and  the  three  petals  of  the  flower  (which  symbolize;  faith,  valor,  and  wisdom).  Her  name  was  to  serve  as  an  anchor  and  a  hope  for  her  in  life.  Her  name  now  serves  that  purpose  through  her  legacy.  

We  are  anchored  by  the  reality  that  too  little  is  known  about  labor  and  too  many  babies  pay  a  price  (500,000  babies  are  born  premature  every  year  in  the  U.S.  alone).  We  live  in  the  hope  that  we  can  help  prevent  premature  birth-  and  get  basic  better  answers  on  childbirth  for  all  families.

You  can  learn  more  about  our  fund  at  our  website  (link  below).  Your  gift  is  tax  deductible and  we  thank  you  for  your  genorosity!

 

www.theirisfund.org