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Jill Maier's Fundraiser:

Jill's Magical Marathon for Lupus Research

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Jill Maier

THE STORY:

Lupus is a mysterious debilitating autoimmune disease that affects at least 1.5 million people in the United States. Lupus affects the immune system and often causes a wide range of symptoms including joint pain, fatigue and hair loss. Lupus is often difficult to diagnose because the symptoms occur with other illnesses. Lupus is incurable but is treatable. I have been impacted by two very special people in my life who have suffered from Lupus and want to help others who are struggling with the disease.

Dr. Wright was one of my favorite education professors. She taught me to love teaching and love learning alongside my students. She was a woman that was full of so much joy and passion for teaching. She has helped to make me the teacher I am today (including helping me to master "the look") and I was blessed to have had her for many classes at Mary Washington. I know that her joy of teaching has already impacted the many students I have taught. Dr. Wright passed away in December 2012 from complications involved with lupus.

Mary Beth is one of my dearest friends from Mary Washington. She is a fellow Fairfax County teacher and I have learned so much from her. She is one of my biggest life supporters and feel that it is finally my chance to help support her in a big way. I have watched her struggle with her health for the past 8 years and know that while the lupus diagnosis has been hard, it was somewhat of a relief for her to finally find the cause of her pain. I am amazed at how strong MB has been through all of her flare ups and medicine changes. I know I am tired after a long day in the classroom and I am in awe of MB's perseverance and determination to work her hardest for her students on a daily basis.

After countless half marathons, I have decide to take on a full marathon. I will be running the Walt Disney World Marathon in January 2015. I know that the journey I am about to begin in no way compares to the long journey of those living with lupus. I am running to support those who are fighting lupus and to raise money for more research on this mysterious disease.

Please consider donating in support of lupus research,
Thank you!

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117% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Fundraiser Title

Jill Maier

Amount Raised

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117% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Kassia Wedekind

Kassia Wedekind

DONATION: $50

Mary Beth! 4 years ago

Mika

Mika

DONATION: $30

WHOOO! Sorry so late! Congratulations! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $22

Bringing your total to a round number! Love you! 4 years ago

Sarah Bjork

Sarah Bjork

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Tess Buccigrosso

Tess Buccigrosso

Go you! Have a great run! Hugs to you and Marybeth! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

Thanks for fighting for MB and remembering DW, Jill. Rock it, girl. 4 years ago

Nancy Boyd

Nancy Boyd

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Ellen Rogers

Ellen Rogers

DONATION: $50

Love my MB!!! 4 years ago

Christie Ankeney

Christie Ankeney

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Paurenia Patrick

Paurenia Patrick

DONATION: $25

Good luck and have fun this weekend! 4 years ago