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Pittsburgh Half Marathon - Let's Beat Neuropathy

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BENEFITING: The Neuropathy Association, Inc.

EVENT DATE: May 04, 2014

Mike Smith

THE STORY:

My experience with neuropathy began in 2011, when I first started experiencing numbness and tingling in my wrists. By the time carpal tunnel syndrome was officially ruled out by my orthopedic surgeon, the neuropathic pain was spreading to my feet. Now -- two years, multiple medical specialists, and dozens of tests later -- the symptoms continue to spread beyond my extremities to my elbows, knees, etc. Lately, even tasks like taking a hot shower or standing on a hard surface for too long increase the sensations.

Dealing with peripheral neuropathy (on a 24/7/365 basis) is a difficult and frustrating experience, especially when the root cause is unknown. Through The Neuropathy Association, I discovered a local support group for people (and their caregivers) living with neuropathy. While each person in the group offered a different perspective, everyone shared a common goal of wanting to beat the disease.

I'm honored to run the Pittsburgh Half Marathon on behalf of the neuropathy community and The Neuropathy Association. Running -- especially in races like these -- offers one of the few instances when I'm not focused on my pain. I hope you'll join me in the fight to beat neuropathy. No gift is too small. Even a donation of 50 cents or $1/mile will help tremendously in our efforts! Thank you in advance for your support!

About The Neuropathy Association
The Neuropathy Association is the leading national non-profit organization serving the peripheral neuropathy community. We provide support and education, advocate for patients’ interests, and promote research into the causes of and cures for neuropathy. Learn more about The Neuropathy Association here.

 

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MONEY RAISED
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  • Mike Smith

    $50

  • Jason Ballow

    $10

  • Katy and Gerry Getman

    $100

  • Greensburg Neuropathy Support Group

    $127

  • Katy and Gerry Getman

    $127

  • Marie

    $25

  • Lena & Brandon Rakszawski

     

  • Holly

    $25

  • Sarah Rudoy

    $25

  • Sue Sutton

    $25

  • Lindsay Cable

    $25

  • Applegates

    $100

  • The Kosanovich Family

    $50

  • Mark Simon

    $25

  • Cindy Seinar

    $10

  • Mom & Dad

    $50

  • Nicole

    $10

  • Lisa M. Riedel

    $25

  • Corey Keller

    $20

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93% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Corey Keller

Corey Keller

DONATION: $20

Congratulations on doing an awesome job of raising $1,000 to beat Neuropathy. I also appreciate you generous donation towards my effort of raising $2,000 for the American Heart Association in honor of my father. Have a great holiday and a Happy New Year! 2 years ago

Lisa M. Riedel

Lisa M. Riedel

DONATION: $25

I used to run before my neuropathy made it impossible. I am impressed and a bit jealous! Wish I could be there running with you. 3 years ago

Nicole

Nicole

DONATION: $10

get it. 3 years ago

Mom & Dad

Mom & Dad

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Cindy Seinar

Cindy Seinar

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Mark Simon

Mark Simon

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

The Kosanovich Family

The Kosanovich Family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Applegates

Applegates

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Lindsay Cable

Lindsay Cable

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Sue Sutton

Sue Sutton

DONATION: $25

I have peripheral neuropathy. I am walking a 10k for the American Hear and Stroke Association. I had a stroke in 2002 and then developed idiopathic neuropathy about 10 years ago. I would live to participate in a walk/run for neuropathy like they have for so many other causes. It is really needed to increase the awareness of neuropathy in the country. Thanks for letting me post this. I just became very excited when I saw what you were doing. Good luck and thank you so much. 3 years ago