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Moni's Marathon for Myelodysplastic Syndrome

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BENEFITING: MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROMES FOUNDATION

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Monika Stevens

THE STORY:

 

On February 14th, 2016 my dear father-in-law, Daniel Stevens, lost his battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome that had progressed to acute myeloid leukemia.

I am running the Avenue of the Giants Marathon just South of Eureka, California on May 1st, 2016 in his honor and with the hope that I can raise money in support of the Myelodysplastic Syndrome Foundation. Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) are a group of diverse bone marrow disorders in which the bone marrow does not produce enough healthy blood cells. MDS is often referred to as a “bone marrow failure disorder". Healthy bone marrow produces immature blood cells called stem cells that normally develop into mature, fully functional red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. In MDS, these stem cells may not mature and may accumulate in the bone marrow or they may have a shortened life span, resulting in fewer than normal mature blood cells in the circulation. Many patients become dependent on transfusions of red blood cells and platelets in order to survive. In addition, for about 30% of the patients diagnosed with MDS, as was the case with my father-in-law, MDS progresses to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Currently there are not many great long-term treatment options for MDS patients. I hope that with more research that can be changed. The Myelodysplastic Syndrome Foundation established and runs an international network for patients that helps connect them with resources they need to help fight their disease, provides research funding, and supports professional educational initiatives.

Please consider giving any amount of financial support that works for you. If you can't give financially, please consider donating blood or platelets regularly at an American Red Cross donation center near you. Centers can be found online at : redcross.org. 

 

 

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$5,801

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    $100

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    $100

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    $26.20

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    $100

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    $50

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    $25

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    $100

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    $300

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    $25

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    $250

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    $100

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    $100

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    $250

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    $50

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    $50

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    $100

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    $50

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    $200

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  • merryl bender

    $100

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    $250

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  • Mike Linn

    $200

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  • Artin, Carolyn, Olivia and Liam Betpera

    $50

  • Andi and the boys

    $50

  • Linda and Dick Ide

    $25

  • Jeanine Malki

    $25

  • Eric Scarbrough

    $150

  • Carol Spanier-Ladwig and Lee Ladwig

    $50

  • Jennifer Johnson

    $50

  • Isabel Bentman

    $100

  • Judd, Estee and Theo

    $135

  • Theodore and Carole Stengel

    $25

  • Anya Taylor

    $25

  • Stephanie and Andrew McGraw

    $100

  • Ellie & Jack Neft

     

  • Heidi H

    $50

  • Josh, Moni, Tali and Ellie Stevens

    $400

  • Tina Hong

     

  • Erik and Julia Nasarenko

    $100

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116% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $5,801 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Monika Stevens

Amount Raised

$5,651

 

113% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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merryl bender

Amount Raised

$100

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Uli Block

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Erik and Julia Nasarenko

Erik and Julia Nasarenko

DONATION: $100

Thinking of you both 2 years ago

Tina Hong

Tina Hong

2 years ago

Josh, Moni, Tali and Ellie Stevens

Josh, Moni, Tali and Ellie Stevens

DONATION: $400

In Loving Memory 2 years ago

Heidi H

Heidi H

DONATION: $50

Way to go Moni!! 2 years ago

Ellie & Jack Neft

Ellie & Jack Neft

Danny Stevens 2 years ago

Stephanie and Andrew McGraw

Stephanie and Andrew McGraw

DONATION: $100

What a wonderful tribute, Moni. We wish you the best of luck on your run--you're amazing! 2 years ago

Anya Taylor

Anya Taylor

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Theodore and Carole Stengel

Theodore and Carole Stengel

DONATION: $25

In Memory of Daniel Stevens 2 years ago

Judd, Estee and Theo

Judd, Estee and Theo

DONATION: $135

To the greatest sister in law in honor of the very best dad ever!!! 2 years ago

Isabel Bentman

Isabel Bentman

DONATION: $100

In memory of my wonderful brother-law Daniel Stevens. Miss you. 2 years ago