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Heather McAlinn's Fundraiser:

IRONMAN Maryland 2018

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August 22, 2018

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BENEFITING: National Stem Cell Foundation

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: Your Journey Your Cause 2018

Heather McAlinn

THE STORY:

Hello Friends,

There’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you….

MS is my Super Power.

In early July 2017, I woke up with a significant loss of vision in my right eye. I was diagnosed with optic neuritis. After a long hospital stay with multiple MRI’s and a lot of steroid treatments, I was sent home to figure out what’s next.

I was diagnosed with relapsing multiple sclerosis. Thousands of questions ran through my head. I was scared this disease would progress quickly and I would be dealing with extremely debilitating circumstances.

All I could think was, “I have a daughter to raise! I can’t let this stop me.”

So – I did the thing that made the most sense to me. I signed up for the 2018 Ironman in Cambridge, Maryland on September 29. 

I am determined to complete a full Ironman. I want to help inspire others with MS to stay active.I work out 6 times a week and always try to eat well. I love endurance training. 

Some of my personal fitness accomplishments include an Olympic plus triathlon, 70.3-mile triathlon, and the Philadelphia marathon. I enjoy martial arts and my absolute favorite thing to do is teach kickboxing. I recently took a break from teaching to concentrate on my health this year.

I won't give up.

I have decided to raise funds, during my training, for the National Stem Cell Foundation. Help me to help others by raising money for stem cell research. Advancements across many neurological diseases as well as cancers can be made with your help. 

We all know someone who has been impacted by a terminal or chronic illness.Let’s make a difference together. ❤ 

Thanks,

Heather

#triforacure #savedbythecell

$1,412

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Madelon Senior

    $50

  • Michele DeLiso

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sandy

    $100

  • Alison A

    $50

  • Paula Grisanti

    $250

  • John Shumate

    $100

  • The Olsen's

    $25

  • Will Baumgardner

    $50

  • Beth Schademann

    $75

  • George

    $25

  • John and Karen Zap...Morgan too

     

  • Curt, Jenny, Brieanna, Curtis, & Burt!!

    $25

  • Jane Chora

     

  • Carolyn Vogel

     

  • Andrea

     

  • Trench Sports

     

  • Rebecca Stuart

    $20

  • Rachel Miller

    $50

  • BA

    $100

  • Bean

    $50

  • Melissa Person ❤️

     

  • Hankinson family

    $25

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The Team: $8,558 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

John Zeigler

Amount Raised

$5,115

 

102% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Taylor Reed

Amount Raised

$2,031

 

41% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Heather McAlinn

Amount Raised

$1,412

Fundraiser Title

THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Hankinson family

Hankinson family

DONATION: $25

2 months ago

Melissa Person ❤️

Melissa Person ❤️

You’ve got this Heather! You amaze all of us daily with your grit and determination, not to mention your drive to make a mark on the world. Love you and am so proud to call you my friend. 🤛 2 months ago

Bean

Bean

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

BA

BA

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Rebecca Stuart

Rebecca Stuart

DONATION: $20

2 months ago

Trench Sports

Trench Sports

You are in inspiration to us all!! 3 months ago

Andrea

Andrea

You go girl! 3 months ago

Carolyn Vogel

Carolyn Vogel

Heather you are everything....you got this! 3 months ago

Jane Chora

Jane Chora

In memory of my cousin Dean, who became a quadriplegic at age 18, until his recent passing at 54. 4 months ago