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Running Far for PHAR!

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BENEFITING: Pulmonary Hypertension Association Inc

EVENT DATE: Apr 24, 2016

Michael Knaapen

THE STORY:

I have a big announcement to make: I'm running a marathon, and you’re coming with me!

I work for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association helping extend and improve the lives of people with pulmonary hypertension.  In my short time at PHA, I have been profoundly inspired by the courage, strength and hope of people affected by this disease, and I want more than anything to use my good health to fight for those who aren't so lucky.

PH is a rare chronic illness that can lead to heart failure and death in just a few years without treatment. There are many treatments, and thanks to the whole PHA community people with PH are living longer, better lives. But there is no cure.

I’m running the Gettysburg Marathon on April 24 to raise money for the PHA Registry. This new, unique program will allow thousands of patients to pool their data so researchers can more effectively study it and find that cure. It will also allow doctors and nurses to improve and create best practices and standards of care. This program will change so many lives for the better, and you can help. 

I’m going to spend the weeks leading up to the race telling you more about PH, about my heroes in the PHA community and asking you to support me. If I do my job, you’ll be persuaded to donate to make research possible and help us find a cure.

So that’s our big news: I’m running a marathon, and you’re coming with me!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,185

MONEY RAISED
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  • Corey and Genevieve Fritsch

    $25

  • Daniel

    $50

  • candy Morehouse

    $25

  • Melissa

     

  • Chris Shier

    $20

  • Hicksy

     

  • Doug Taylor

    $50

  • Deborah Webster

    $25

  • Donald Kemp

    $23

  • Olivia May

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Abe Campbell

     

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  • Debi Huff

    $10

  • Julia Feitner

    $30

  • Monica Penaranda

    $25

  • Christopher Drell

    $25

  • Gregory Nabours

    $50

  • PG

    $40

  • Ijeoma Harris

     

  • AG

    $100

  • Daniel

    $50

  • Kevin and Joann Burger

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jacs

    $25

  • Jacqueline Woosley

    $250

  • Mary B. Kozik

    $50

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The Team: $1,185 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Mary B. Kozik

Mary B. Kozik

DONATION: $50

In Honor of Michael 2 years ago

Jacqueline Woosley

Jacqueline Woosley

DONATION: $250

In memory of my daughter Karen Woosley who passed away on March 7th due to pulmonary hypertension. 2 years ago

Jacs

Jacs

DONATION: $25

YOU GOT THIS!! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In honor of Joshua Griffis 2 years ago

Kevin and Joann Burger

Kevin and Joann Burger

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Daniel

Daniel

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

AG

AG

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Ijeoma Harris

Ijeoma Harris

2 years ago

PG

PG

DONATION: $40

Here is $2 per mile on this week's long run - Good luck running PHAR for PHA! 2 years ago

Gregory Nabours

Gregory Nabours

DONATION: $50

2 years ago