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Press On Regardless - Run for Ava

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BENEFITING: Epilepsy Foundation

EVENT DATE: Nov 17, 2012

Liz Graham

THE STORY:

Four years ago, I helped form a team to raise money to fight cancer. This team was aptly named "Press On Regardless" to honor the memory of my father and his courageous battle with cancer. His mantra was to "press on regardless" and so we did. Beginning in 2008, this team participated in an annual cycling event - the 24 Hours of Booty bike ride held in Charlotte, NC. This bike ride raises money for local and national cancer charities (including LIVESTRONG) and over the course of four events our team was able to raise THOUSANDS of dollars for these efforts.

This spring, my life changed. My fabulous 6 year old daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy. Watching your child have her first seizure can be frightening, but hearing the actual diagnosis can be frightening as well. Our lives have changed. Her life has changed to include: twice daily medication, no bathing alone, no climbing trees and more. Yet, she continues to walk through life with a smile on her face, a bounce in her step and the knowledge that no matter what, our family will "Press On Regardless".

The epilepsy statistics are staggering:
- Epilepsy affects 65 million people worldwide
- Over 326,000 children under the age of 15 have epilepsy
- Of those 326,000, more than 90,000 will have seizures that do not respond to treatment
- Over 45,000 children are diagnosed with epilepsy each year
- Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the U.S. after migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer's disease.
- Its prevalence is greater than autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease combined. Despite how common it is and major advances in diagnosis and treatment, epilepsy is among the least understood of major chronic medical conditions.

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month and on November 17, I will take part in Charlotte's Thunder Road Half Marathon. I will run to honor Ava and her fight. Will you help by supporting our cause? By making a donation, big or small, you can help provide the Epilepsy Foundation with much needed research funding toward better treatment options and ultimately a cure.

And together, we will, PRESS ON REGARDLESS!

Thank you so much,
Liz

 

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say: I used everything you gave me.” ~Erma Bombeck

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To This Fundraiser

$1,315

MONEY RAISED
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  • Grandma

    $50

  • Grand-Dee and Pa-Paw Graham

    $50

  • Matt, Sawyer, and Olivia Penar

    $20

  • Lynnsey

    $25

  • Whitney

    $20

  • Don Maney

    $50

  • The Indiana Hokes

    $50

  • Lucy and Sam

    $20

  • Dan and Amanda

    $25

  • Emily Jones

    $25

  • Kungfu Panda

    $50

  • Aunt Kristi

    $50

  • Jan

    $25

  • Uncle Mike and Auntie Kelly

    $20

  • Jean Graham

    $25

  • Joyce Maney

    $100

  • Jerry & Linda Walton

    $50

  • Chris & Jeannie Price

    $25

  • Patty Baldelli

    $25

  • The Bauer Family

    $25

  • Steve

    $100

  • Greg & Kay

    $25

  • Barbara Gonzalez

    $50

  • Averi, Alysa, and Ashlin

    $20

  • Nena and Papa Stevie

    $50

  • NICK AND EMMA

    $25

  • RoRo

    $50

  • Dan and Corrie Hergatt

    $20

  • K. Hickam

    $25

  • Jill and Jonathan

    $20

  • Jeremy, Chilaphone, Kyle, and Cole Blake

    $50

  • Aunt Tina

    $50

  • Judy Eberhard

    $50

  • Vilayphone Khounsavath

    $50

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263% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $1,315 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Liz Graham

Amount Raised

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263% Raised of $500 Goal

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Barbara Gonzalez

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Donor Comments

Vilayphone Khounsavath

Vilayphone Khounsavath

DONATION: $50

In honor of Ava. Wishing you all the best. Love, Ms. Khaiky 4 years ago

Judy Eberhard

Judy Eberhard

DONATION: $50

Wishing you smiles! 4 years ago

Aunt Tina

Aunt Tina

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Jeremy, Chilaphone, Kyle, and Cole Blake

Jeremy, Chilaphone, Kyle, and Cole Blake

DONATION: $50

To our sweet lil Ava.. You must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart, I'll always be with you... (Quote from Christopher Robin.. Winnie the Pooh)! We can't wait for you to come visit us on Honey Pot Way, Marrieta,GA! 4 years ago

Jill and Jonathan

Jill and Jonathan

DONATION: $20

Love you guys! 4 years ago

K. Hickam

K. Hickam

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Dan and Corrie Hergatt

Dan and Corrie Hergatt

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

RoRo

RoRo

DONATION: $50

Liz is simply THE BEST! 5 years ago

NICK AND EMMA

NICK AND EMMA

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Nena and Papa Stevie

Nena and Papa Stevie

DONATION: $50

5 years ago