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BENEFITING: Dysautonomia International

EVENT: 2017 Race to Beat Pots 5k

EVENT DATE: Jun 18, 2017

Stephanie Theresa

THE STORY:

When: June 18, 2017

Where: Anson B Nixon Park 100 Waterworks Dr, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348

Time: 10 A.M.

 

This is a 5k run, walk, and/or roll to help raise awareness of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), which is a form of Dysautonomia. There will also be a one-mile walk as well.

 

Dysautonomia International describes Dysautonomia as. "An umbrella term used to describe several different medical conditions that cause a malfunction of the Autonomic Nervous System. The Autonomic Nervous System controls the "automatic" functions of the body that we do not consciously think about, such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, dilation and constriction of the pupils of the eye, kidney function, and temperature control. People living with various forms of dysautonomia have trouble regulating these systems, which can result in lightheadedness, fainting, unstable blood pressure, abnormal heart rates, malnutrition, and in severe cases, death."

 

Dysautonomia also explains how, "[POTS is] estimated to impact 1 out of 100 teenagers and, including adult patients, a total of 1,00,000 to 3,000,000 Americans. POTS can cause lightheadness, fainting, tachycardia, chest pains, shortness of breath, GI upset, shaking, exercise intolerance, temperature sensitivity and more. While POTS predominantly impacts young women who look healthy on the outside, researchers compare the disability seen in POTS to the disability seen in conditions like COPD and congestive heart failure." This race benefits Dysautonomia International to raise funds for more research on autonomic disorders.

 

For more race info go to: racetobeatpots.weebly.com 

 

If you cannot make the race, you can donate directly to Dysautonomia International here. Thank you!

 

To learn more about POTS, Dysautonomia, other forms of Dysautonomia, or Dysautonomia International go to http://www.dysautonomiainternational.org/

 

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To This Fundraiser

$815

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Barbara Smith

    $50

  • Bri

    $100

  • Bernadette DiGaetano

    $25

  • Tom Holland

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Hellana LaRosa

    $25

  • Tanga & Courtney Brown

    $25

  • Lorraine

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Iskras

    $25

  • Casey

    $50

  • Mitsy

    $10

  • LeeAnn

    $40

  • Richard and Kristin Ortiz

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Karen Roscoe

    $25

  • Joe, Heather and Hannah

    $50

  • Cheryl Lands

    $50

  • Katrina

    $25

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The Team: $815 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Theresa

Amount Raised

$665

Fundraiser Title

Marissa Drobish

Amount Raised

$150

Donor Comments

Katrina

Katrina

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Cheryl Lands

Cheryl Lands

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Joe, Heather and Hannah

Joe, Heather and Hannah

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Karen Roscoe

Karen Roscoe

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 months ago

Richard and Kristin Ortiz

Richard and Kristin Ortiz

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

LeeAnn

LeeAnn

DONATION: $40

3 months ago

Mitsy

Mitsy

DONATION: $10

Love you, Bitsy! 3 months ago

Casey

Casey

DONATION: $50

Wooo go Steph! 3 months ago

Iskras

Iskras

DONATION: $25

3 months ago