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BENEFITING: Dysautonomia International

EVENT: Race to Beat POTS 5k

EVENT DATE: Jun 12, 2016

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THE STORY:

When: June 12, 2016

 

Where: Anson B Nixon Park 100 Waterworks Dr, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348

 

Time: 10 A.M.

 

This is a 5k run, walk, and/or roll to help raise awareness of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), which is a form of Dysautonomia. There will also be a one mile walk as well.

 

Dysatuonomia International describes Dysautonomia as. "an umbrella term used to describe several different medical conditions that cause a malfunction of the Autonomic Nervous System. The Autonomic Nervous System controls the "automatic" functions of the body that we do not consciously think about, such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, dilation and constriction of the pupils of the eye, kidney function, and temperature control. People living with various forms of dysautonomia have trouble regulating these systems, which can result in lightheadedness, fainting, unstable blood pressure, abnormal heart rates, malnutrition, and in severe cases, death."

 

Dysautonomia also eplains how, "[POTS is] estimated to impact 1 out of 100 teenagers and, including adult patients, a total of 1,00,000 to 3,000,000 Americans. POTS can cause lightheadness, fainting, tachycardia, chest pains, shortness of breath, GI upset, shaking, exercise intolerance, temperature sensitivity and more. While POTS predominantly impacts young women who look healthy on the outside, researchers compare the disability seen in POTS to the disability seen in conditions like COPD and congestive heart failure." This race benefits Dysautonomia International to raise funds for more research on autonomic disorders.

 

If you cannot make the race, you can donate directly to Dysautonomia International here. Thank you!

 

To learn more about POTS, Dysautonomia, other forms of Dysautomia, or Dysautonomia International go to http://www.dysautonomiainternational.org/

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To This Fundraiser

$2,400

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Joseph Divis

    $1,000

  • Mike and Lyn

    $50

  • Sharon & Tony Romano

    $100

  • Kate Scott McCorriston

     

  • The McCrea family

    $50

  • Kate Hagedorn

    $25

  • Joe and Kathy Blackburn

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • meg mcnulty

    $25

  • Carol Divis

    $50

  • Bernadette Holman

    $100

  • Jess Romano

    $50

  • Josh and Kelly Thomas

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ryan Divis

    $100

  • The Other Divis Family

    $25

  • Barb Parsons

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bernie and Ed

    $250

  • Greg, Amy, Tyler & Logan Holman

     

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The Team: $2,400 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Lyndsay Pio

Amount Raised

$1,225

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Joseph Divis

Amount Raised

$1,050

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meg mcNulty

Amount Raised

$50

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Michael Pio

Amount Raised

$25

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Holli Pio

Amount Raised

$25

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Emily Naimo

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Greg, Amy, Tyler & Logan Holman

Greg, Amy, Tyler & Logan Holman

Lets find Dori's cure!!! 2 years ago

Bernie and Ed

Bernie and Ed

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Barb Parsons

Barb Parsons

DONATION: $100

Doreen Divis 2 years ago

The Other Divis Family

The Other Divis Family

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Ryan Divis

Ryan Divis

DONATION: $100

I love you, MOM!!! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Josh and Kelly Thomas

Josh and Kelly Thomas

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jess Romano

Jess Romano

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Bernadette Holman

Bernadette Holman

DONATION: $100

For Dori 2 years ago