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Joan Ritchie Goodchild's Fundraiser:

Four Before Forty Vermont City Marathon Fundraiser

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Joan Ritchie Goodchild

THE STORY:

In October of 2013, I will turn forty. My goal is to run four road races; a 5K, a 10K, a 15K and a half marathon before that date while also raising money for favorite charities with each race.

For my run in the Vermont City Marathon, I plan to run approximately a 15K (actually a little more than 15K). The charity I chose to fundraise for while training for the race is the March of Dimes.

I am the mother of two wonderful children, Charlie and Violet. My husband and I decided we wanted to have a third child, and I became pregnant easily, twice. But both pregnancies were lost - one in February 2012 and another in September 2012. Both times each pregnancy ended after the so-called "risky period," at 12+ weeks each. With each pregnancy, we had seen a healthy heart beat and had normal ultra sounds before the visit when we discovered our babies had died. Both babies were girls, and all tests came back normal. After having no previous problems when I had my other children, the doctors are stumped.

While we will likely never have any answers as to why this happened, and it may never make sense, I am channeling some of my grief into fundraising for March of Dimes. March of Dimes is an organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies. Included in their mission are great, important initiatives, such as newborn screening, preventing premature birth, and awareness of the importance prenatal care.

I hope you will consider donating to this cause in memory of my lost children, as well as for the future of all mothers and babies. Thank you.

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To This Fundraiser

$810

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lynn Holmlund

     

  • Raquel & Scott

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Carolyn Stalvey

    $25

  • Anne Crisman

    $25

  • Billy Killmeister

    $100

  • Keith Shaw

    $20

  • Phyllis Dinneen

    $10

  • Mary Goodchild

    $10

  • Ginny Douglass

    $25

  • Michael Rosenfield

    $50

  • Elaine Setas

    $50

  • Amanda Van Ness

    $25

  • Brandon Blazo

     

  • Theresa Poore

     

  • Amy Bennett

    $25

  • Bob Dinneen

    $100

  • Anya Messina

    $25

  • The Moser Family

    $50

  • Diane Dinneen

    $50

  • Karen Grant

    $25

  • Elana Varon

    $50

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81% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $810 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Elana Varon

Elana Varon

DONATION: $50

Rock on, Joan! 4 years ago

Karen Grant

Karen Grant

DONATION: $25

For the lost little ones and the amazing little individuals we care for every day. Lots of love, Joan - you're an inspiration. 4 years ago

Diane Dinneen

Diane Dinneen

DONATION: $50

In Loving memory of my Auntie Ann....Joan, you do the family proud. Good luck! Big Hugs, Diane 4 years ago

The Moser Family

The Moser Family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anya Messina

Anya Messina

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Bob Dinneen

Bob Dinneen

DONATION: $100

You go, Girl! 4 years ago

Amy Bennett

Amy Bennett

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Theresa Poore

Theresa Poore

4 years ago

Brandon Blazo

Brandon Blazo

4 years ago

Amanda Van Ness

Amanda Van Ness

DONATION: $25

4 years ago