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BENEFITING: Dysautonomia International

EVENT: 2017 Race to Beat Pots 5k

EVENT DATE: Jun 18, 2017

Michael McGeehan

THE STORY:

When: June 18, 2017

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.

 

Dysautonomia 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 explains 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.

 

For more race info go to: racetobeatpots.weebly.com 

 

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 Dysautonomia, or Dysautonomia International go to http://www.dysautonomiainternational.org/

 

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To This Fundraiser

$3,265

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Michael McGeehan

     

  • The Capobianco's

    $100

  • Joanie McGovern

    $50

  • The Morgridge Family

    $25

  • Anne Brennan

    $100

  • The Robbins Family

    $25

  • The Twomey Family

    $100

  • Vera and Haik Sookias

    $50

  • Michael Taylor

    $50

  • Horace Washington

    $25

  • Bob and Linda Johnston

    $100

  • Mary Curran McGill

    $25

  • Kirch Family

    $25

  • The McGovern Family

    $100

  • Cathy Sabas

    $50

  • John Preston

     

  • The Boryszewski Family

    $100

  • Grandmom Mary Ellen O'Hara

    $100

  • Aunt Marion Andras

    $50

  • Michael McGeehan

    $250

  • Janet Brennan

    $50

  • The Sabas Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Beth

    $25

  • Ebony Ross

    $25

  • Marianne McFarland

    $30

  • Scott vogin

    $25

  • Tom Conway

     

  • Jennifer McGeehan

    $20

  • Kathleen McGeehan

    $20

  • Tom and Lisa

    $1,000

  • Mary & Kevin & Marley Long

    $60

  • Ken & Janet Liples

    $100

  • Mary Lou & Jack Feeney

    $100

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The Team: $3,265 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Michael McGeehan

Amount Raised

$3,135

Fundraiser Title

KellyAnn McGeehan

Amount Raised

$130

Donor Comments

Mary Lou & Jack Feeney

Mary Lou & Jack Feeney

DONATION: $100

8 months ago

Ken & Janet Liples

Ken & Janet Liples

DONATION: $100

8 months ago

Mary & Kevin & Marley Long

Mary & Kevin & Marley Long

DONATION: $60

Believing for God's best for all of you; continuing to pray and have HOPE for Healing! 8 months ago

Tom and Lisa

Tom and Lisa

DONATION: $1,000

8 months ago

Kathleen McGeehan

Kathleen McGeehan

DONATION: $20

8 months ago

Jennifer McGeehan

Jennifer McGeehan

DONATION: $20

8 months ago

Tom Conway

Tom Conway

Have a great day and a Happy Father's Day!! 8 months ago

Scott vogin

Scott vogin

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Marianne McFarland

Marianne McFarland

DONATION: $30

Good Luck with the run! 9 months ago

Ebony Ross

Ebony Ross

DONATION: $25

9 months ago