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Charles Joseph's Fundraiser:

Second Annual Chad's Race for a Cure

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BENEFITING: Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation, Inc.

EVENT DATE: Jan 14, 2017

Charles Joseph

THE STORY:

I am organizing the Second Annual Chad’s Race for the Cure. This is a fundraiser for the Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF), a national, non-profit organization focused on pediatric cardiomyopathy, a chronic disease of the heart muscle. (The disease affects 30,000 children, and in the most severe cases, can cause heart failure and death. For example, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common cause of sudden death in athletes.)

CCF is an organization that means a lot to me and my wife, Michelle. In 1999, at the age of thirty, physicians diagnosed me with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In February 2003 I had a defibrillator and pacemaker implanted. With my physicians' guidance and support from Michelle and our family, I have been able to remain physically active and healthy.

For the Second Annual Chad’s Race for the Cure, I will be training for and participating in the the January 14, 2017 GORUCK Light Challenge in Washington, D.C.  GORUCK is a company founded by former Special Forces member Jason McCarthy. GORUCK has a series of Challenges around the country that involve individuals working together as a team as they ruck (carrying a weighted rucksack or backpack) and participate in a series physical and mental challenges. (The event is not a race, but a team building endeavor.) A Challenge Cadre (someone with a background in Special Operations) leads the team through the adventure and series of challenges.

The GORUCK Light Challenge is FOUR TO FIVE HOURS LONG AND COVERS SEVEN TO TEN MILES. (Caps added for emphasis and dramatic effect.) 

I am very fortunate that I not only have support from friends and family, but also access to some of the best physicians in the country. Unfortunately, too many children and their families do not have the same. CCF works closely with physicians and families to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for children affected with this condition. Your contribution to CCF will help children get the medical care they deserve and expand the search for a cure.

I know from personal experience that being diagnosed with cardiomyopathy can cause an instant crisis in a family. For too many parents with children diagnosed with pediatric cardiomyopathy, this fear and anxiety is followed by concern for voluminous medical bills. With your contribution and this fundraising effort, it is my hope that no child or family will experience what my family and I have gone through since my diagnosis.

With your kindness and donations, we can assist CCF’s efforts to make a difference in children’s lives and fund research to find a cure. I thank you for your generosity.

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$5,136

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mary & Michael Baxter

    $200

  • Lawrence POlakoff

    $100

  • Ted, Brady, Ocho, Cam, Lucious, and Big Papi Joseph

    $100

  • Gillian Drake

    $100

  • Andrew, Nikki, Zach and Gray

    $300

  • Jim & Laura Zois

    $250

  • Robert Riederman

    $100

  • Neal Brown

    $150

  • Theodore Stephens

    $100

  • Pamela Lin- Chen

    $100

  • Robin, Scott and Devin

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • David Ellin

    $100

  • Dugan Babij Tolley & Kohler

    $500

  • Roxanne Ward

    $150

  • Sweet Linda

    $50

  • kenneth and sandra murray

    $500

  • Mary Beth Kaslick and Bill Buckley

    $100

  • Phil and Carter Franke

    $200

  • Allan Morrison

    $100

  • Tom Grogan

    $250

  • Kennedy and Amanda

     

  • Phoebe and Larry Joseph

    $350

  • Joe Press

    $200

  • Vickey Wagner

    $25

  • Carey & Richard Joseph

    $100

  • Dale Adkins

    $200

  • Gus Brown

    $150

  • Anne Feinstein

    $25

  • Fred Heyman

     

  • Heidi Bell

    $50

  • John Clifton

    $100

  • Stephanie Augresani

    $25

  • Nadine Hartman

    $25

  • Ed Keating

    $50

  • Cory Bender

    $25

  • Larry Conn

    $25

  • Janis Matastasio

    $25

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64% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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The Team: $5,136 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Janis Matastasio

Janis Matastasio

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Larry Conn

Larry Conn

DONATION: $25

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Cory Bender

Cory Bender

DONATION: $25

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Ed Keating

Ed Keating

DONATION: $50

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Nadine Hartman

Nadine Hartman

DONATION: $25

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Stephanie Augresani

Stephanie Augresani

DONATION: $25

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John Clifton

John Clifton

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Heidi Bell

Heidi Bell

DONATION: $50

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Fred Heyman

Fred Heyman

2 years ago

Anne Feinstein

Anne Feinstein

DONATION: $25

Hoping for sunny skies the day of the race. 2 years ago