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Bertrand Morin's Fundraiser:

PDX and RVA Marathons for the American Heart Association

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BENEFITING: American Heart Association

EVENT DATE: Oct 05, 2014

Mileage Tracker: 491

Bertrand Morin

THE STORY:

Bertrand Morin wrote -

For those of you who do not know, in August of 2013 my Dad, Roland Morin, suffered a nearly fatal heart attack. It has been a long road to recovery, and is not over yet, but I can confidently say that Roland is still here, happily ornery and weird because of the world class medical care he has received over the past year.

Last year when I ran the marathon he wasn't able to be there to cheer me on, which, for those of you who know my Dad, was pretty unusual (he has been known to fly to wherever I am for things such as tiny art openings or just to visit on a whim). This year, thankfully, he is going to be able to make it out to the race! I want to take this opportunity to run in order to support the American Heart Association. Their research, education, advocation for better health, and improvement of patient care are all things that helped my Dad when he was in need. 

I want to help share those advantages with other people who find themselves in similar situations with family and loved-ones. Thanks to everyone for all of the support my family has received over the past year, it has really meant the world.

Any donation helps, and thanks in advance for your support of the AHA!

-Bert

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Eric Skurka wrote -

Hello everyone.  much like Bertrand's story about his father and my personal friend Roland, I also have a story that has recently touched my own family.  My grandfather George Paris, after having a number of heart problems over the years is again currently hospitalized with coronary artery disease and has been in and out of the hospital for the better part of a month.  Thankfully he is stable and doing well right now, but the doctors warn that with this type of disease the prognosis is never entirely certain.  I am keeping him in my thoughts and we are hoping for a very speedy recovery.

Furthermore, in an attempt to get myself healthier I have picked up the sport of running and am registered for the Richmond Half-Marathon (hopefully next year the full marathon!).  Upon hearing Bertrand's touching story and having a personal story of my own I asked him if we could combine forces and try to raise money as a team to support the American Heart Association to support both research and awareness for heart related conditions.  If you could find it in your heart (pun intended) to give a few dollars it will go to a great cause and you would be helping people afflicted by these issues. 

-Eric

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To This Fundraiser

$685

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bertrand Morin

    $20

  • Elaine and Terry

    $20

  • Danielle, Hannah, and Brad

    $10

  • Joan Morin

    $20

  • Bill O'Reilly

    $300

  • Bonnie Skurka

    $10

  • Jeremy Myers

    $10

  • Frances Hinkle

    $10

  • Eric Skurka

    $10

  • Aunt Linda & Uncle Bill

    $20

  • Martin and Bonnie

    $25

  • Gus and Dale Wheeler

    $25

  • Lucas

    $20

  • Katherine Hoffman

    $10

  • Danielle, Brad, & Hannah

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Norwoods

     

  • Rachel Gibbons

    $10

  • Richard & Rebecca York

    $10

  • Tony

    $20

  • Dave W

    $10

  • The Great White Hope

    $30

  • Ryan Frost

    $25

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137% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $685 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Bertrand Morin

Amount Raised

$535

 

107% Raised of $500 Goal

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Eric Skurka

Amount Raised

$150

 

75% Raised of $200 Goal

Donor Comments

Ryan Frost

Ryan Frost

DONATION: $25

Just remembered this! 4 years ago

The Great White Hope

The Great White Hope

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Dave W

Dave W

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Tony

Tony

DONATION: $20

In Memory of the FIJI Lodge 4 years ago

Richard & Rebecca York

Richard & Rebecca York

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Rachel Gibbons

Rachel Gibbons

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

The Norwoods

The Norwoods

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Danielle, Brad, & Hannah

Danielle, Brad, & Hannah

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Katherine Hoffman

Katherine Hoffman

DONATION: $10

4 years ago