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Woodworth Mataele via Crowdrise
October 04, 2011

In honor of my dad, Maasi, please help me reach my goal of raising $1000 in support, a condition that took my father just over a year ago.  See more
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THE STORY:

In honor of my father, Maasi, I'm helping to raise money for the Michael Ludwig Memorial Foundation which aims to improve awareness, detection and treatment of life-threatening congenital heart conditions. Please help me reach my goal of raising $1000 in support of this cause, a condition that took my father just over a year ago. In honor of my father, Michael L., and awareness of heart disease, I have created a shirt design I will be wearing during the Layton, UT and ING NYC Marathon in a few weeks. Please help me in making this a much more meaningful run, thank you so much!

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. 

$805

MONEY RAISED
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  • Woodworth Mataele

    $25

  • Barbara Jones

    $25

  • Chelsea & Brandon Childs

    $50

  • Kathy Moosman

    $25

  • Kathy Moosman

    $25

  • Barbara Jones

    $75

  • Dona Haacke

    $25

  • Sherrie Laidler

    $25

  • Kathy BIrd

    $25

  • Cody and Debbie Cullimore

    $50

  • Carolyn Shepherd

    $25

  • Adam Cowie

    $25

  • Renee Hanson

    $25

  • Britni Laidler

    $30

  • Phil Brown

    $25

  • Gary Hoglund

    $75

  • Phil Brown

    $50

  • Justin Zsiros

    $25

  • Ed and Lisa

    $50

  • Dwight

    $50

  • Keir Wolfley

    $25

  • John & Kristen Colson

    $50

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81% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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

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Courtney Whelan

Amount Raised

$0

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Glenn Finn

Amount Raised

$0

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Ron reshefsky

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

John & Kristen Colson

John & Kristen Colson

DONATION: $50

Good luck, Woody! 6 years ago

Keir Wolfley

Keir Wolfley

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Dwight

Dwight

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Ed and Lisa

Ed and Lisa

DONATION: $50

in memory of Maasi and Michael 6 years ago

Justin Zsiros

Justin Zsiros

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Phil Brown

Phil Brown

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Gary Hoglund

Gary Hoglund

DONATION: $75

6 years ago

Phil Brown

Phil Brown

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Britni Laidler

Britni Laidler

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Renee Hanson

Renee Hanson

DONATION: $25

6 years ago