Peter Ralph Lantin wrote -
This is my personal fundraising page in support of the National Kidney Foundation, and is dedicated to the memory of my late father, Dr. Pedro L. Lantin.
My initial quest was to run Marathons (26.2 miles) in the tri-state area. After running my 4th marathon (Delaware May 2012), my goal expanded to running a marathon in all 50 States plus a few international destinations in memory of my father while spreading awareness about Kidney Disease. The international destinations include Bermuda, Canada and Puerto Rico, places I had visited with my family while growing up.
Brief history: In the summer of 2011, I was training for my 2nd Marathon which happened to be the NYC Marathon again. My 1st was NYC Marathon November 2008. Both my parents volunteered for the 2008 NYC Marathons and was there to cheer me on at the hydration station in Brooklyn NY. They have volunteered for the NYC marathon together from 2007 until 2010 togethe,r while my mom still continues to volunteer yearly.
During the course of my training, my father was sent to the Emergency Room by his physician for abnormal bloodwork. He was suddenly hospitalized for kidney failure and admitted to NY Hospital of Queens in Flushing on June 1, 2011. During this time, I lost my focus on running. One night I recieved a call from my brother that he was transferred to the intensive care unit. His condition had deteriorated so quickly and unexpectedly. Unfortunately a few minutes before fathers day, on June 18, 2011 he passed away. What started out as kidney failure was actually vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels), which in the end resulted in multiple organ failure. The doctors described his condition as Good Pasteur's disease, an autoimmune vasculitis disorder that can manifest in the kidneys. He fought it off as long as he could but it was time to let go.
Since that day, I made it a goal to run marathons in his memory.
I thank Hideki Kinoshita and Julia Khvasechko for enlightening me and directing me to push forward and expanding my horizon to the 50 states and beyond.
I thank My Loving Family (Mom, Brother and his Family (Mark, Marial, Gabrielle, and Danielle Lantin), Sister (Maria Lantin), and my Wife (Jing Jing Mei)
Thanks to everyone else who has supported me throughout the year on this quest. I am approaching the half way mark with a ways to go. You know who you are.
Will add pictures to page as events occur.
Please support me in my quest to raise awareness and funding for the National Kidney Foundation (www.kidney.org). Donating through this site is secure.
Even if you cannot afford to give, I urge you to read up more on this disease ahead of time.
2011/ 2012/ 2013 Schedule
New Jersey Event May 6, 2012 Long Branch Marathon
Delaware Event May 13, 2012Wilmington Marathon
Vermont Event May 27, 2012 Burlington Marathon
Kentucky Event June 9, 2012 Hatfield & McCoy Marathon
Wisconsin Event June 24, 2012 Maritime Marathon
Utah Event July 28, 2012 Morgan Valley Marathon
Canada Event August 24, 2012 Quebec City Marathon
South Dakota Event September 9, 2012 Sioux Falls Marathon
Ohio Event September 15, 2012 Dayton Airforce Marathon (PR)
Nebraska Event September 23, 2012 Omaha Marathon (PR)
New Hampshire Event September 29, 2012 Bristol Marathon
Maine Event September 30, 2012 Portland Marathon
Illinois Event October 6, 2012 Praire State Marathon
Connecticut Event October 13, 2012 Hartford Marathon Charity Runner)
Rhode Island Event October 14, 2012 Newport Marathon
Iowa Event October 21, 2012 Des Moines Marathon (PW)
Massachusetts Event October 28, 2012 Cape Cod Marathon
North Carolina Event November 4, 2012 Raleigh Marathon (PR)
Virginia Event November 10, 2012 Richmond Marathon (PR)
Pennsylvania Event November 18, 2012 (PR 4:00:06)Philadelphia Marathon
Maryland Event November 24, 2012 NCR Trail Marathon (PR 3:57:--)
Texas Event December 9, 2012 Dallas Marathon
Nevada Event December 15, 2012 Hoover Dam Marathon
Mississippi Event January 5, 2013 Blues Marathon
Alabama Event January 13, 2013 Mobile Marathon
Bermuda Event January 18-20, 2013 Bermuda Triangle Challenge
Georgia Event January 27, 2013 Calloway Gardens Marathon
Arizona Event February 2, 2013 Sedona Marathon
South Carolina February 18, 2013 Myrtle Beach
New York Event February 24, 2013 Central Park Marathon
Oklahoma Event March 2-3, 2013 Post Oak 50K & Marathon
South Carolina Event March 9, 2013 Columbia Marathon
Washington DC Event March 16, 2013 Rock & Roll DC
Alaska Event June 22, 2012 Anchorage Marathon
Wyoming Event August 18, 2013 Run with the Horses Marathon
New Jersey Event October 21, 2013 Atlantic City Marathon
2013 will be updated accordingly
Info about the National Kidney Foundation,
A major voluntary nonprofit health organization, is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.
To enhance the lives of everyone with, at risk of or affected by kidney disease
26 million Americans—1 in 9 adults—are living with kidney disease. But an alarming 73 million people—1 in 3 adults—are at risk… and most don’t know it. Kidney disease is often referred to as a “silent killer” because it typically has no symptoms until it’s too late.
The good news is that by catching any problems early, people can slow and maybe stop the progression of this disease. The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is America’s leading organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of people at risk.
In 2012 we have:
• Empowered 4 million visitors through our website, kidney.org, to learn about symptoms, risk reduction and tools to improve their quality of life.
• Engaged over 131,000 doctors and other healthcare providers with Continuing Medical Education (CME) in cutting-edge treatments that find kidney disease early and stop it in its tracks.
• Helped screen over 30,000 high-risk individuals nationwide—20% of whom learned for the first time that immediate medical attention was required.
Founded in 1950, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is a leader in the fight against kidney disease.
We focus on 3 major areas and 3 primary outcomes where we can make the greatest impact on the health and lives of millions
- Most people in the United States have a close connection to kidney disease, although they may not know it.
- 1 in 3 Americans over age 20 – 73 Million people – are at risk for kidney disease because they have one of the following:
- Obesity, those over 60, or members of minority groups including African Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans, and Native Americans, are at increased risk
- High blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney disease.
- It’s as simple as seeing your doctor for 3 quick tests – blood, urine and high blood pressure. The NKF also offers free kidney health screenings across the country.
- The NKF is helping people understand the risk factors and learn how to manage them. Eating right, exercise, regular monitoring and medication, may help prevent those at-risk from getting kidney disease and those who have early kidney disease from experiencing kidney failure.
- Through comprehensive education and the development of guidelines for managing kidney disease, NKF ensures that healthcare professionals are armed with the latest screening and management information so they can find CKD early and initiative treatment to slow progression.
- NKF education programs and materials give health care professionals and those at-risk the chance to control the symptoms that can help prevent kidney disease - and those who already have kidney disease the chance to improve their survival rates and quality of life.
- Through legislative advocacy, NKF is an engaging and respected voice in Washington DC on behalf of those at-risk, those with CKD, on dialysis, kidney donor and transplantation patients, and those who care for and about them.
- Connecting and empowering the whole community of those touched by kidney disease,
- Reducing racial and ethnic health care disparities,
- Advocating for chronic kidney disease to become a priority public health issue