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Katie Santandera's Fundraiser:

National Stroke Association Half Marathon 2016

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Katie Santandera

THE STORY:

I am honored to be running the NYC Half Marathon as a member of the Stroke Challenge team to benefit the National Stroke Association.  The National Stroke Association aims to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by spreading free educational information focused on prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

For example, did you know?

“There are two types of stroke, hemorrhagic and ischemic. Hemorrhagic strokes are less common, in fact only 15 percent of all strokes are hemorrhagic, but they are responsible for about 40 percent of all stroke deaths.”

“Sometimes intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke can be caused by an arteriovenous malformation (AVM). AVM is a genetic condition of abnormal connection between arteries and veins and most often occurs in the brain or spine. If AVM occurs in the brain, vessels can break and bleed into the brain.  The cause of AVM is unclear but once diagnosed it can be treated successfully.” For more information visit stroke.org.

This is my first half marathon and it will be a fun and emotional run for me.  It will be on March 20, 2016, my 35th birthday.. I hope to finish before they close the course! I chose to run for this organization as it encourages individuals to come back strong.  I run because I am blessed to have this emotional and physical strength, balance, coordination, and orientation and I will never take these things for granted. I run because when I feel like quitting I remember that I run for those who can’t.  I run for family and friends who stand by and go through similar emotional battles as their loved one.  I run for my little one who motivates me to be a better person and see the world through her eyes. I run for the medical professionals and clergy who support those who have had a stroke.  In the end, I run for myself because I believe in miracles and I am a better person because of the challenges that I have faced in my life.

Be kind. Be strong. Be silly. Spread love. Believe in god.

$1,525

MONEY RAISED
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  • Katie Santandera

    $250

  • Katie Santandera

    $50

  • Kristen Palmer

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Pam and Paul Santandera

    $100

  • Mom and Dad

    $250

  • The Dawes family

    $25

  • Jennifer and Ken Sober

    $100

  • The Backhaus family

    $25

  • Mike, Meg, Jack, and Kirby Biggins

    $100

  • The Cahills

    $100

  • Matt and Kat

    $50

  • dan & karen Morine

    $25

  • Debbie and Keith Dobert

    $25

  • Henry Ryan

    $75

  • Dan Couture

    $25

  • Uncle David and Aunt Jane

    $50

  • Greyson Foust

    $50

  • Tom, Kim & Kendyl Santandera

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sally Getty

    $25

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102% Raised of $1,500 Goal

The Team: $23,326 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Amir Rozwadowski

Amount Raised

$6,275

 

105% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Donna Bainton

Amount Raised

$2,180

 

145% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Darcy Draeger

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Madeleine Bokan

Amount Raised

$1,891

 

126% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maggie Beaton

Amount Raised

$1,670

 

111% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Derek Wright

Amount Raised

$1,625

 

108% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steph Chui

Amount Raised

$1,560

 

104% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katie Santandera

Amount Raised

$1,525

 

102% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Sally Getty

Sally Getty

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Good Luck Katie Aunt Patty and Uncle Allan 3 years ago

Tom, Kim & Kendyl Santandera

Tom, Kim & Kendyl Santandera

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Greyson Foust

Greyson Foust

DONATION: $50

so proud of you Aunt Katie! 3 years ago

Uncle David and Aunt Jane

Uncle David and Aunt Jane

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Dan Couture

Dan Couture

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Henry Ryan

Henry Ryan

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Debbie and Keith Dobert

Debbie and Keith Dobert

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

dan & karen Morine

dan & karen Morine

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Matt and Kat

Matt and Kat

DONATION: $50

3 years ago