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My First 5K

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BENEFITING: FAMILIAL HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: Mackenzie

EVENT: Race for FH

EVENT DATE: Sep 01, 2017

Cat Davis Ahmed

THE STORY:

I have joined a team of ladies who don't totally love running, but love the cause they're running for. It's time to buckle down and finally reach the 5k goal - and what better reason than to raise awareness for our shared genetic disorder, familial hypercholesterolemia. 


That's such a mouthful, so we call it FH.  FH is an inherited disorder that runs in my family. FH causes very high LDL ("bad") cholesterol from birth - 2, 3, 4 times higher than normal. A lifetime living with cholesterol this high can cause early heart disease.  Early diagnosis and cholesterol lowering treatment can dramatically reduce the risk for heart disease in people with FH. It can be that easy.


While FH has had a profound impact on our family, at least we know what we have and what we can do about it. About 1 in every 250 people have FH, but 90% of them are undiagnosed. The FH Foundation is working to change that so that people born with FH benefit from early diagnosis and treatment to prevent heart attacks, stents and bypass surgeries, and sudden death from heart disease. 


That's why we're all participating in the Race for FH. On September 24th in honor of FH Awareness Day, we will each run our very first 5k to raise funds for the FH Foundation! 

 

I want to help fund research, spread awareness and advocate for people with FH - especially the people who don't know they have it. These are your friends, your neighbors, and could even be in your own family. 

What can you do?

1. Be sure you know your own cholesterol numbers and your family history when it comes to heart disease.

 

2. Be sure you have your children's cholesterol checked. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends ALL children have their cholesterol checked between ages 9-11. It's good to know their baseline.

 

3. Please make a donation to the FH Foundation. I believe in this work - that we can help people live longer, healthier lives with a simple blood test and available treatment.  The FH Foundation is using innovative, data-driven, approaches to get out there and let people know that the heart disease that runs in their family doesn't have to define their fate, or their children's.

$1,150

MONEY RAISED
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  • Cat Davis Ahmed

    $24

  • Kym Pietsch

    $25

  • Mark Machulcz

    $25

  • Joe Farrington

    $25

  • Deb & Marc Calvano

    $50

  • Martha Davis Rothstein

    $100

  • Stacey

    $25

  • Allie Chisholm-Smith

    $100

  • Danny Boyd

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sue Warner

     

  • Emma Gilmour

    $100

  • Nishkala Suntharalingam

     

  • Julian and Carla

    $100

  • Tom and Judy Davis

    $100

  • Celia Richardson

    $25

  • Joe Farrington

    $51

  • laura

    $50

  • Michelle & Joe Dulac

    $100

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115% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $4,012 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Mackenzie Ames

Amount Raised

$1,216

 

51% Raised of $2,400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cat Davis Ahmed

Amount Raised

$1,150

 

115% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin Karas

Amount Raised

$1,076

Fundraiser Title

Jill Carlson

Amount Raised

$570

Donor Comments

Michelle & Joe Dulac

Michelle & Joe Dulac

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

laura

laura

DONATION: $50

Good luck!! 1 month ago

Joe Farrington

Joe Farrington

DONATION: $51

Go Cat ❤️ 1 month ago

Celia Richardson

Celia Richardson

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Tom and Judy Davis

Tom and Judy Davis

DONATION: $100

For our Catherine 1 month ago

Julian and Carla

Julian and Carla

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Nishkala Suntharalingam

Nishkala Suntharalingam

1 month ago

Emma Gilmour

Emma Gilmour

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Sue Warner

Sue Warner

2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 months ago