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Running For Spondylitis Association of America

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September 23, 2010

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BENEFITING: SPONDYLITIS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

EVENT: 2010 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 07, 2010

Mark Plevniak

THE STORY:

Hi All! This November I will be running the 2010 ING NYC Marathon!

Five years ago I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a chronic & debilitating form of arthritis that primarily affects joints in the spine & pelvis. AS can also cause inflammation in other areas (shoulders, hips, ribs, heels, hands, and feet). "Flare ups" can also occur in the eyes (known as Iritis or Uveitis), and in some cases, the lungs and heart.

I've always wanted to run a marathon--and I figure I'm in pain whether I'm running or I'm sitting on the couch, so I might as well be running! Not a day of training has gone by (literally) without me wincing in pain due to this disease. But as they say, no pain, no gain.

I want to take this opportunity to not only raise awareness of AS, but also to raise money for an organization that dedicates their time & resources to finding a cure while providing support to the thousands of us affected.

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$85

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  • Mark J Plevniak

    $50

  • Andrea Zembilis

    $25

  • Syed

    $10

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Donor Comments

Syed

Syed

DONATION: $10

Kick AS in the Marathon! 6 years ago

Andrea Zembilis

Andrea Zembilis

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Mark J Plevniak

Mark J Plevniak

DONATION: $50

For all my fellow AS sufferers! I'll be thinking of you during the marathon! 6 years ago