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Becky Harris' Fundraiser:

Operation Walk Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: The AMD3 Foundation

ORGANIZER: The AMD3 Foundation

EVENT: DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: May 04, 2014

Becky Harris

THE STORY:

The AMD3 Foundation wrote -

Operation Walk is a private, not-for-profit, volunteer medical service organization that provides free surgical treatment for patients in developing countries and in the United States who have no access to life-improving care for arthritis or other debilitating bone and joint conditions. Operation Walk also educates in-country orthopedic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals on the most advanced treatments and surgical techniques for diseases of the hip and knee joints. This is done in conjunction with surgeries and other humanitarian efforts to help create a lasting contribution to patient care in developing countries.

Want to learn more about Operation Walk Pittsburgh? Visit www.operationwalkpgh.org!

Interested in running for Operation Walk Pittsburgh?

Contact Morgan Stewart by phone at 412.641.1938 or by email: morgan@amd3.org.

 

About Operation Walk Pittsburgh

Welcome to Operation Walk Pittsburgh, a branch of a global health campaign bringing hope to many in need of orthopaedic surgery. Led by Dr. Anthony DiGioia, Operation Walk Pittsburgh was formed in 2008.

Dr. DiGioia has led his team to Guatemala, Panama and Honduras. The team has continued to expand since inception and has completed nearly 300 surgeries to date. Operation Walk Pittsburgh was the first chapter to travel to Honduras, pioneering the area for orthopaedic missions.

Operation Walk Pittsburgh was also one of the first Operation Walk chapters to perform surgeries in the United States for those in need. In 2012, the team operated on 7 western PA patients, setting new local records. Since 2010, 13 local surgeries have been completed.

Operation Walk was started in 1995 by Lawrence D. Dorr, M.D. in Los Angeles, CA. On a teaching trip to Russia, Dr. Dorr had the idea that one of the best ways to teach physicians was to actually demonstrate the surgery. Dr. Dorr put together a team of surgeons, internal medicine doctors, anesthesiologists, nurses, and physical therapists and planned his first Operation Walk trip to Havana, Cuba. The connection was made through a former patient and the program took its first step. The team spent eight months getting all of the implants, medications, surgical supplies and postoperative supplies ready to be transported to Havana. The first trip was a success with 45 joints operated on in a 3-day period. It was a very rewarding experience for the team, and of course, everyone was full of enthusiasm to plan the next trip. Over the next 10 years, 2 Operation Walk teams operated 6 times in Cuba, helping over 250 patients.

Currently, there are 10 Operation Walk Teams throughout the US and Canada.

$150

MONEY RAISED
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  • linda welsh

    $10

  • Molly Plesner

    $20

  • Matt & Tanya

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Jennifer Pohrte

    $20

  • Katharine Siegel

    $25

  • David and Mary

    $25

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30% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $3,650 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Christina Kelsey

Amount Raised

$1,010

 

202% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tom Hoffman

Amount Raised

$785

 

98% Raised of $800 Goal

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Michael Zigler

Amount Raised

$750

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Janice Harmon

Amount Raised

$350

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Thomas Muzzonigro

Amount Raised

$300

Fundraiser Title

Becky Harris

Amount Raised

$150

 

30% Raised of $500 Goal

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Mike Weiss

Amount Raised

$120

Fundraiser Title

The AMD3 Foundation

Amount Raised

$100

 

1% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

David and Mary

David and Mary

DONATION: $25

Way to go ! 5 years ago

Katharine Siegel

Katharine Siegel

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Jennifer Pohrte

Jennifer Pohrte

DONATION: $20

Have fun in Guatemala 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Matt & Tanya

Matt & Tanya

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Molly Plesner

Molly Plesner

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

linda welsh

linda welsh

DONATION: $10

5 years ago