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Christine Massey's Fundraiser:

PKD Foundation NYC Marathon 2016

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Christine Massey

THE STORY:

It's been six years since  the first time I ran the NYC Marathon on behalf of the PKD Foundation.  It would be my first ever marathon, but not my last. Since then, I have run 12 marathons and will reach my goal of 13 when I run  NYC on behalf of the Foundation this Fall.  What an amazing journey it has been so far.  I have experienced great joy in running, and have raised over $80,000 to date for this amazing cause.

As most of you know, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease at the age of 25, less than a year after my Mom found out she had the disease.  As the years have passed, my family has experieced many ups and downs.  My Mom had to endure two brain surgeries from aneurysms,  a kidney transplant and battled terminal cancer.   She finally lost her battle on November 4, 2014,  just two days after I was to run  the NYC Marathon. Through it all, her faith was unwavering.  It is from her that I get the courage fight this disease.  It is from her that I have learned what real strength looks like.  She was unbelievably positive for her family, and I hope in the years to come, I can do the same for mine.

In April of 2015, we found out after a lacrosse injury, that our son Gregory also has PKD.  It came as such a shock to all of us.  He has been so brave and optimistic about the whole situation.  When I said to him that I was sorry I gave him this disease, he in turn said, "You gave me life, you gave me everything".  That pretty much sums up the amazing human being he is.  He remains as positive as I do that a treatment and/or cure is not far away. 

I will continue to run for PKD as long as I am physically able. I will run because I am hopeful. I will run to honor my Mom.  I will run for my children to minimize the effects the disease will have on their lives. I will run for every PKD patient and their families. I will run to END PKD once and for all!

$11,871

MONEY RAISED
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  • Christine Massey

    $1

  • Superbowl Pool Fundraiser

    $1,000

  • Vera Gindikin

    $150

  • Michelle Castellani

     

  • Kim and Rob Alfano

    $250

  • The Oakes Family

    $250

  • Cindy and Rick Bernstein

    $50

  • Jackie O'Donnell

    $25

  • Tim and Edward Blake Ristoro

    $100

  • The Stitt Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Reinhardt Family

     

  • Marilyn Gallagher

    $25

  • Pat and Chuck Freyberger

    $100

  • Ruthe Lynch

    $100

  • Online yard sale

    $4,000

  • Shalala Family

    $100

  • John Caufield

    $250

  • Nancy Domena

    $200

  • Renee Westermann

    $100

  • Judy Marine

    $25

  • Rosemarie Catalina

    $25

  • Barbara Newbaker

    $100

  • PKD Yard/Bake Sale Fundraiser

    $1,900

  • Maria & Ken Kaplan

    $100

  • Tracy and Craig Cinelli

    $200

  • Luann Hellwig

    $100

  • Mary Massey

    $300

  • Michael Capone

    $200

  • Robert, Olivia, Gregory and Finn

    $500

  • Shawn Temple

     

  • Roseman

    $50

  • John Caufield

    $250

  • Nancy Domena

    $200

  • Leonard & Renee Westermann

    $100

  • Rosemarie Catalina

    $25

  • Luann Hellwig

    $100

  • Judith Marine

    $25

  • Pet Sitting by Ruthe

    $100

  • Jackie Scagliotta

     

  • The Russell Family

     

  • Steven & Esther Oakes

    $500

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The Team: $42,806 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Christine Massey

Amount Raised

$11,871

Fundraiser Title

Jill Morton

Amount Raised

$5,561

 

56% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Luke Devey

Amount Raised

$5,476

 

156% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Seidler

Amount Raised

$4,058

 

116% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Vanessa Gross

Amount Raised

$3,816

 

109% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carrie Cummings

Amount Raised

$3,750

 

107% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nam Vo

Amount Raised

$3,501

Fundraiser Title

Robin Bentley

Amount Raised

$3,001

Donor Comments

Steven & Esther Oakes

Steven & Esther Oakes

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

The Russell Family

The Russell Family

3 years ago

Jackie Scagliotta

Jackie Scagliotta

3 years ago

Judith Marine

Judith Marine

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Pet Sitting by Ruthe

Pet Sitting by Ruthe

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Luann Hellwig

Luann Hellwig

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Rosemarie Catalina

Rosemarie Catalina

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Leonard & Renee Westermann

Leonard & Renee Westermann

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Nancy Domena

Nancy Domena

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

John Caufield

John Caufield

DONATION: $250

3 years ago