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Julie Silber's Fundraiser:

Team Life Without Lupus TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation

ORGANIZER: The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Julie Silber

THE STORY:

I have Lupus.  I was diagnosed as a freshman in college and I was pissed-off.  Really, really pissed-off.  I was also relieved.  I knew something inside me was wrong and that it wasn't "just" in my head.  But ... I was really angry.  I was an athlete.  There was no way I was giving that up.  No f-ing way.  So, to keep me sane and happy and healthy my doctor told me to go to the pool.  I went to the pool and swam 10 minutes, per doctors’ orders.  Then swam again.  And again.  Then I was doing 50's on the 45; I was a swimmer after all.  I swam every day.  I had to.  5000 yard workouts.  Then I walked on the University of Southern California (USC) swim team.  Then came the triathlons.  And Varsity Crew at USC.  And ... now, hundreds, maybe a thousand + races later ... and some major health issues, injuries and constant, never-ending pain ... I want to do the New York City Marathon.

I have been trying to get in to the NYC Marathon since 2008. My parents are NYers. I have worked (and lived) in NYC for many years (I am a California girl). And now, I travel there nearly every month from my home in Stockholm for work and to see my daughter ... and ... and ... do I ever get into the race? No.  However ....

Lupus isn't something I think about every day.  But it is a major factor in my life.  Just once, before I can no longer run/walk a marathon, I would very much like to do the NYC Marathon with the man that I love (he’s a runner and has done NYCM several times), our friends and have all our kids there to cheer us on.  I decided that 2016 is that year.  

With your donations and support, I am going to make this happen ... for me, my family and for anyone and everyone out there with Lupus that also has the passion to get up and get out and not to give into the pain.   I am fundraising for the Team Life Without Lupus.  Because everyone deserves to feel "normal" even if it’s just for a minute!

Thank you!  

Team Life Without Lupus is the official competitive sports team of the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and the Lupus Research Institute, the nation’s leading organization providing comprehensive support services and research funding for the lupus community. Through our team, amateur athletes gain entry into exciting world-class athletic events and raise funds for the fight against lupus. The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation's 'Team Life Without Lupus' is proud to represent the lupus community in New York City, across the United States, and around the world!

http://www.lupusny.org

http://www.lupusresearchinstitute.org

$3,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kouy Kolar-Novice

    $100

  • Brian & Carol Reynes

     

  • Jonathan Lee

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Amy Cahill

     

  • Tricia Ronten

    $25

  • Chris h

    $25

  • Cheryl Clark

    $100

  • Gabriela

     

  • tim ou

    $50

  • Michael Ervolina

     

  • Stacey Silber

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Karen

     

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Jennifer and Jeff Urban

    $50

  • Trish and Declan

    $100

  • agneta edberg

     

  • Judy Manz

    $50

  • La familia Hällgren

     

  • Rakunas Clas

    $100

  • Mary Anne Graves

     

  • Chris Lahiji

    $125

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lily

    $25

  • Martha Hunt

    $50

  • Tracey Tigges

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

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100% Raised of$3,000 Goal

The Team: $47,116 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Heath Cockrell

Amount Raised

$6,882

 

138% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Stewart

Amount Raised

$4,225

Fundraiser Title

Eric Benner

Amount Raised

$4,075

Fundraiser Title

Nick Verhein

Amount Raised

$3,435

 

115% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Fisher

Amount Raised

$3,400

 

113% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew MacDonald

Amount Raised

$3,365

 

112% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Isaac Kasper

Amount Raised

$3,361

 

112% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Claudine Nicholas

Amount Raised

$3,101

 

103% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Tracey Tigges

Tracey Tigges

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Martha Hunt

Martha Hunt

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Lily

Lily

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Chris Lahiji

Chris Lahiji

DONATION: $125

In Tribute to Julie and Orzalla 2 years ago

Mary Anne Graves

Mary Anne Graves

2 years ago

Rakunas Clas

Rakunas Clas

DONATION: $100

You go, girl! Let's do this thing! 2 years ago

La familia Hällgren

La familia Hällgren

2 years ago