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2017 Team Lemieux - PGH Marathon - Mario Lemieux Foundation

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BENEFITING: MARIO LEMIEUX FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: MARIO LEMIEUX FOUNDATION

EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017

EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017

Kristin Klingensmith

THE STORY:

Hi, family & friends!

First off, thank you for taking the time to read this and consider making a donation.  I'm registered for the 2017 Pittsburgh Marathon and the charity I chose to support this year is the Mario Lemieux Foundation. If you're unfamiliar with the foundation, please keep reading.  They do two really awesome things with the money they raise:

1. Cancer research & patient care. In 1993, at the peak of his hockey career, Mario Lemieux was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.  He's been cancer-free for 23 years and since then has been dedicated to raising money for those who face a tougher battle with cancer than he had.  The Lemieux Foundation has given over $20 million to cancer research and patient care initiatives, including: $5 million to UPMC Health System to establish the Mario Lemieux Centers for Patient Care & Research in 2001, establishment of an Endowed Chair in Pediatric Oncology Research at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh with a $1 million gift in 2002, $3.5M to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute to open the Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers at the Hillman Cancer Center in 2012, and $2.5M in 2014 to establish the Mario Lemieux Lymphoma Center for Children and Young Adults at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. 

2. Austin's Playroom Project. In 1996, Mario & Nathalie Lemieux's son, Austin, was born profoundly premature and spent 71 days in the NICU. While they were caring for Austin at the hospital, they realized there was nothing to engage his sisters, who were both toddlers at the time. It was then Mario and Nathalie realized a need for playrooms and began their plan to establish Austin’s Playroom Project.  Austin’s Playrooms are created to give kids a chance to be kids during an otherwise stressful time. The playrooms allow families the ability to escape the burden of difficult or extended medical situations and focus on health and healing.  So far, 32 Austin’s Playrooms have opened, including 3 military playrooms at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD; Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in CA, and Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in NC.  A gift of $1.6 million to The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC established endowments for research, as well as provided funding for two new playrooms: an Austin’s Playroom on the sixth floor for in-patients and the Lemieux Sibling Center in the main lobby which is dedicated to patient siblings.

Please consider making a donation, even as small as $5 to the Mario Lemieux Foundation and its great causes.  Thank you for your support and feel free to Click here to visit the Foundation's official website to learn more.

$565

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kristin Klingensmith

    $25

  • Kathy & Mike Lillis

    $25

  • Courtney risch

    $25

  • Pops

    $125

  • Madelyn Rose

    $100

  • Karen

    $50

  • Aunt Eileen and Uncle Paul

    $50

  • The Valek cousins - YOU GO GIRL !!!

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Louis Miranda

    $5

  • Anonymous

    $10

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113% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $33,879 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Keith Bauer

Amount Raised

$3,300

 

110% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chuck Hull

Amount Raised

$2,616

 

105% Raised of $2,501 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ron Mauro

Amount Raised

$2,560

 

102% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bob Wharton

Amount Raised

$2,550

 

88% Raised of $2,900 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lowell Murray

Amount Raised

$1,656

 

110% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ray Clegg

Amount Raised

$1,275

 

255% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ben Verney

Amount Raised

$1,175

 

47% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Colleen Huber

Amount Raised

$1,135

 

227% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

5 months ago

Louis Miranda

Louis Miranda

DONATION: $5

5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

8 months ago

The Valek cousins  - YOU GO GIRL !!!

The Valek cousins - YOU GO GIRL !!!

DONATION: $50

8 months ago

Aunt Eileen and Uncle Paul

Aunt Eileen and Uncle Paul

DONATION: $50

8 months ago

Karen

Karen

DONATION: $50

8 months ago

Madelyn Rose

Madelyn Rose

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Pops

Pops

DONATION: $125

10 months ago

Courtney risch

Courtney risch

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Kathy & Mike Lillis

Kathy & Mike Lillis

DONATION: $25

10 months ago