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Team Running for Young Hearts 2011 NYC Marathon

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THE STORY:

MICHAEL H LUDWIG MEMORIAL FOUNDATION wrote -

"Running for Young Hearts" on behalf of the Michael H. Ludwig Memorial Foundation.

Michael Ludwig died at age 9 from an undetected congenital heart defect. Michael was a solid athlete who loved life and had a passion for many sports; at times he had trouble with sustained running but always seemed to bounce right back. No one including numerous doctors and Michael's parents ever knew he was in any danger.
  
The Michael H. Ludwig Memorial Foundation aims to improve awareness, detection and treatment of life-threatening congenital heart conditions, especially among young athletes. Supporting the New York Marathon -- an excellent example of sustained running -- is consistent with the Foundation's mission and is a fitting tribute to Michael. To date the Foundation has co-funded state of the art technology to better detect the condition Michael had and has communicated its message -- including a segment on the NBC Today Show -- to pay closer attention to warning signs that should be fully explored.  We are helping to fund a conference on improved detection of life-threatening cardiac conditions being organized by Mount Sinai hospital in New York later this year that will bring together leading cardiologists to share perspectives on how to improve detection and treatment through non invasive imaging techniques.

Although cardiac anomalies are the most common birth defect, most are benign. The overall benefits of athletics are well documented. Nonetheless, there are a number of rare heart conditions that, left undetected, can lead to sudden cardiac arrest. Michael's family and friends want to improve awareness through participation in events such as the New York City Marathon in an effort to help reduce the chances of similar tragedies.

The Michael Ludwig Memorial Foundation was selected by the New York Road Runners an an eligible not-for-profit to assemble a team of runners to participate in the 2011 ING New York City Marathon Community Charity Program. Preparing to run the New York Marathon is a huge commitment, requiring nearly 20 weeks of dedicated training typically 5-6 days each week. In return, the accomplishment of fnishing the marathon provides a life long memory.  We thank the team of runners who participated in the 2010 ING New York City Marathon on behalf of the Foundation.

We extend our deep gratitude to "Michael's Team: Running for Young Hearts" in the New York City Marathon and to their supporters. We wish the runners the best of luck for a great race November 6th with favorable weather and a most meaningful day!

Please visit the Foundation website at www.michaelludwigfoundation.org. 

$5,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Fredda & Richard Fuchs

    $300

  • Oisher Family

    $50

  • Anita & Paul Bellenchia

    $18

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Shanette & Bryan Cohen

    $100

  • Snip Polisner

    $25

  • Carl Gordinier

    $50

  • Tony and Lynne Galioto

    $200

  • anoneeemus

    $100

  • Darren Gerstenblatt

    $100

  • Sharon Anthony

    $25

  • virginia mordiglia

    $18

  • Jeffrey and Cindee Zabner

    $100

  • Claire Zeppieri

    $10

  • Jim Pawlak & Paul Kelly

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Pam and Dave Festa

    $150

  • David & Susan Kellogg

    $25

  • STOCKFIELD

    $100

  • Anonymous NYS-GC9 Employee

    $25

  • Barry and Judi Persofsky

    $100

  • Chuck, Alissa & Sarah Blackmore

    $50

  • Tom & Debbie MacArthur

    $200

  • The Chip and Leigh Manning Foundation

    $100

  • Scott and Sheila Lager

    $100

  • Fran and Kevin Sandler

     

  • John J. Petillo, Jr.

    $100

  • Mitch, Jen, Scarlett & Max

    $200

  • Gary and Kristina Arabian

    $100

  • Anthony Wynne & Carter Lard

    $75

  • Elliot and Lorraine Fixler

    $600

  • diasparra family

    $25

  • Shirley Lerner

    $50

  • Robert Miller

    $100

  • The Gblatts

     

  • Rikki

    $100

  • Virginia Sandler

    $15

  • Diana Lipsig, Esq.

    $100

  • Tom and Sherry Melcher

    $25

  • Michael Spain

    $100

  • Christopher Bugg

    $75

  • Neal and Geri Sanderson

    $100

  • Rob, Barbara, Rebecca & Oisin

    $350

  • Bonnie L. Freeberg

     

  • The Grimaldi's

     

  • Antonia, Ellen, Mary Ellen & Pat from GC9

    $72

  • Ed and Nancy Brown

    $25

  • Wayne Nuessle

    $100

  • Matthew Lee-Renert

    $50

  • MOM

    $36

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $11,010 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jason Fixler

Amount Raised

$5,000

Fundraiser Title

Cindi

Amount Raised

$3,415

Fundraiser Title

Frank Crowdrise

Amount Raised

$1,290

Fundraiser Title

Woodworth Mataele

Amount Raised

$805

 

81% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MICHAEL H LUDWIG MEMORIAL FOUNDATIO...

Amount Raised

$500

 

5% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Courtney Whelan

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Glenn Finn

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Ron reshefsky

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

MOM

MOM

DONATION: $36

You ran a great race - I am so proud of you! 6 years ago

Matthew Lee-Renert

Matthew Lee-Renert

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Wayne Nuessle

Wayne Nuessle

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Ed and Nancy Brown

Ed and Nancy Brown

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Antonia, Ellen, Mary Ellen & Pat from GC9

Antonia, Ellen, Mary Ellen & Pat from GC9

DONATION: $72

6 years ago

The Grimaldi's

The Grimaldi's

6 years ago

Bonnie L. Freeberg

Bonnie L. Freeberg

Good Luck Jason!!!!! 6 years ago

Rob, Barbara, Rebecca & Oisin

Rob, Barbara, Rebecca & Oisin

DONATION: $350

6 years ago

Neal and Geri Sanderson

Neal and Geri Sanderson

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Christopher Bugg

Christopher Bugg

DONATION: $75

Jason, do your best, run like the wind and thanks for being an inspiration to many! 6 years ago