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Running for RA

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Chuck Cova via Crowdrise
May 31, 2011

I'm putting myself out there - attempting to run 100 miles to benefit RA research. Will you take a leap with me? Please give!  See more
Chuck Cova

THE STORY:

It was April of 2009 and I was cheering people in at the finish line of a 3 mile race called "The Journey".  I look to my right and there is a woman sitting on a curb, crying, and caressing her Journey Finishers pendant.  I ask if she is alright and she explains to me the significance of that finish line.  "Not long ago I struggled to walk 10 feet from my couch to my scooter...since then I've lost over 150 lbs and this is my first finish line.  The Journey is a very meaningful name to this event..."

After that Lorrie and I became friends.

After that Lorrie's RA decided that it had plans other than additional finish lines.

Since that time I've gained a renewed sense of appreciation for what it means to be able to "just go for a run or a bike ride", or even a walk.

My goal is to run 100 miles in one day.  A proverbial mountain that I'm not sure I'm fit to climb.  But I will strive to make the finish line to honor my friend whose daily struggles are often akin to such a mountain as the one of my own making.

RA is insidious, and because it is usually invisible it is often misunderstood or disregarded. I pray for the day that Lorrie earns another finishers medal. I dream of the day that the ravages of RA are controllable at worst, or defeated, at best.

What do you say?  Will you partner with us?  I'll do the running, will you donate to the cause?

9/10/2011 - WE DID IT!  MADE IT TO THE FINISH LINE.  BLOG UPDATE SOON (let's say by 9/14 :-)

Follow my own journey to the 100 mile Ultra at www.chuckcova.blogspot.com

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To This Fundraiser

$2,015

MONEY RAISED
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  • Christine Tabor

    $10

  • Chuck Cova

    $50

  • jennifer rau

    $100

  • Ralph & Cathie McKay

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Ken and Lorrie

    $50

  • Bob

    $10

  • Kristine and " Murray " Rondeau

    $100

  • John Quagliotto, Allstate Insurance Agency

    $100

  • Coach Tim

    $25

  • Karen & John

    $10

  • Darrin Reed

    $100

  • The Hedricks

    $50

  • For the 200 likes! (Chuck & Pam)

    $200

  • Jennifer VunCannon

    $25

  • Soledade

    $30

  • Vijay

    $50

  • Kevin Wachowiak

    $25

  • The Lodge fund raiser

    $45

  • Jeremy A

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Connie

    $16

  • Brad & Theresa

    $50

  • Dave & Amy

    $100

  • Jeremy

    $10

  • Kate

    $50

  • Jim & Carole Burgess

    $100

  • Ken and Lorrie

    $124

  • Rob Morlock

    $100

  • Renee obert

    $20

  • Liz Bailey

    $25

  • Bruce & Alyssa

    $50

  • Sharon Anderson

    $20

  • Yaya & other Papa

    $200

  • Friend

    $100

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81% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $2,015 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Chuck Cova

Amount Raised

$1,990

 

80% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Kevin Wachowiak

Amount Raised

$25

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Pam Cova

Amount Raised

$0

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Melissa Marx

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Friend

Friend

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Yaya & other Papa

Yaya & other Papa

DONATION: $200

Way to go as an example to all of us that have our health to be thankful and take action to help others. 6 years ago

Sharon Anderson

Sharon Anderson

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Bruce & Alyssa

Bruce & Alyssa

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Liz Bailey

Liz Bailey

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Renee obert

Renee obert

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Rob Morlock

Rob Morlock

DONATION: $100

Chuck - Enjoy every step! I will be attending American College of Rheumatology meeting in November (conflicts with the Iceman...) and looking forward to learning more about advances RA. 6 years ago

Ken and Lorrie

Ken and Lorrie

DONATION: $124

6 years ago

Jim & Carole Burgess

Jim & Carole Burgess

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Kate

Kate

DONATION: $50

6 years ago