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5 years ago
Don't STOP the BEAT
Stryker, OH United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jun 02, 2013
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Our goal for Don’t STOP the BEAT 5K is to help raise awareness of Kawasaki Disease (KD) and also raise funds for The Kawasaki Disease Foundation. The KD Foundation is supported entirely by volunteers and donations. Funding necessary research to advance diagnostic guidelines, enhance the existing treatment, improve short-term and long-term follow-up care, and find a cause! Raising awareness among the medical community, childcare providers, and the general public is critical to early diagnosis and treatment.

Don’t STOP the BEAT is in honor of Owen Grant of the Bryan area, who was only 3 months old when he was diagnosed. KD is a serious illness characterized by inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body that primarily affects young children and infants. KD is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. It affects many organ systems, mainly those including the blood vessels, skin, mucous membranes, and lymph nodes; but most serious effect is on the heart where it can cause fatal coronary artery aneurysms in untreated children. Treatment within 10 days after fever appears is essential to decrease the risk of heart problems. KD is a mysterious illness and is poorly understood. The cause has not been determined and therefore, we don’t know how to prevent it. Your participation/donation will help make a difference!

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