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BENEFITING: FAMILIAL HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA FOUNDATION

EVENT: Race for FH

EVENT DATE: Sep 25, 2017

Rhiannon Eades

THE STORY:

Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an inherited form of high cholesterol, which if untreated, can lead to premature cardiovascular disease and early death. I inherited FH from my dad, who died from a heart attack at the age of 51. No one in our family had ever heard of FH, until I was diagnosed several years later after asking to see the results of a life insurance physical. My LDL was more than three times the recommended level!


Since my diagnosis more than 10 years ago, I have been able to manage my cholesterol with medication and a healthy lifestyle. Many of my family members have been diagnosed, too. FH is surprisingly common: it is estimated that one in 250 people have FH, and 90% of those people don't even know they have it. Those people are missing out on knowledge and treatment that could save their lives.

 

This is why I am participating in the Race for FH.  I will turn 40 years old in September, and in honor of FH Awareness Day (September 24), I will row 5K and raise funds for the FH Foundation.  I want to help fund research, spread awareness and advocate for people with FH – people like my dad, like my brother, like my cousins. 


I hope you will support my efforts by making a donation today! To learn more about FH and the work of the FH Foundation, visit www.thefhfoundation.org.


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$270

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  • Cat Davis Ahmed

    $25

  • Colleen Sweeney

    $50

  • Ginny Marie Giacchino

    $20

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Donor Comments

Sharon Perko

Sharon Perko

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Ginny Marie Giacchino

Ginny Marie Giacchino

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Colleen Sweeney

Colleen Sweeney

DONATION: $50

John Brennan Sweeney 1 year ago

Cat Davis Ahmed

Cat Davis Ahmed

DONATION: $25

Go Rhiannon!! 1 year ago

Anonymous

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1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

In memory of my dad, Rick Brewer. 1 year ago