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Running for Dad

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BENEFITING: MENDED HEARTS Chapter 50 of Rochester NY

EVENT DATE: Nov 17, 2013

Jill Gardner

THE STORY:

The heart beats constantly everyday. Without cardiac muscles pumping through the heart chambers into the blood vessels you would not be alive. That's what happened to my Dad. His muscles stopped. He passed away October 2012 of a heart attack. It was sudden and unexpected. He was only 65. I miss talking to him everyday.

I have been stomping and trotting through 5K, 10K, 15K and half marathons. As everyone knows I never stop trying to improve myself, so I added Warrior Dash's and Tough Mudder's to the mix. Now, I face my next challenge on November 17th, 2013. I will be running 26.2 miles in Philadelphia, PA. This will be my first marathon.

I am fundraising for the Mended Hearts Charity in Rochester, NY in my Dad's honor. He always asked, "I know you like running, but why all those crazy miles?" Now, I have a reason: I'm running for you, Dad.

Mended Hearts, a national nonprofit organization, has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers for more than 50 years. Total membership is over 17,500. Mended Hearts began in 1951 when Dr. Dwight Harken, Chief of Cardio Thoracic Surgery at Brigham Hospital in Boston, saw a need for a support group to help his patients after they had undergone heart surgery. The Greater Rochester Chapter 50 was established in 1966. Mended Hearts brings together patients, spouses, family, and medical professionals to form a network of caring individuals. For more information visit: http://www.mendedheartsrochester.org/
 

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$1,585

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mended Hearts Rochester Leaership Team

    $25

  • mike rubits

    $50

  • Candy

     

  • Jason and Sarah

    $100

  • Leslie and Adam

    $40

  • The Great Gambini

    $30

  • Michael Rhoda

    $10

  • Jennifer DelGreco

    $10

  • Angie

    $35

  • Jackie B

    $50

  • Gina Bamonti

    $25

  • Becky

     

  • Mike Hargreaves

    $50

  • Jenna

    $10

  • Steve Schaefer

    $20

  • DreamDragon Jess

    $50

  • Darold Gardner

    $50

  • Lisa and Dan

    $20

  • John Torres

    $25

  • Alex

    $60

  • Ruth

    $10

  • TJ Borrelli

    $20

  • Craig Scheve

    $25

  • Robert and Darcie

    $100

  • The Messengers

     

  • Sarah Lustig

    $15

  • Sarah Schwingel

    $25

  • Shauna Nealon & Mike VanVelson

    $25

  • Ashley Davis

    $30

  • Addie

    $15

  • Dan and Erin Gomes

    $50

  • Joe C.

    $25

  • Christian Phichith

    $20

  • Siouxzy Ferris

    $10

  • Daniel Kingsley

     

  • Caylin

    $50

  • Dan Jackson

    $75

  • Justin and Elysia

    $20

  • Megan

    $25

  • Roman

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Katie Smolz

    $20

  • Ernie Bello

    $25

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79% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,585 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Ernie Bello

Ernie Bello

DONATION: $25

Have a great run tomorrow, Jill! 4 years ago

Katie Smolz

Katie Smolz

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” ― Dean Karnazes 4 years ago

Roman

Roman

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Megan

Megan

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Justin and Elysia

Justin and Elysia

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Dan Jackson

Dan Jackson

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Caylin

Caylin

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Daniel Kingsley

Daniel Kingsley

4 years ago

Siouxzy Ferris

Siouxzy Ferris

DONATION: $10

4 years ago