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The Kelly Gang walk
April 02, 2016

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BENEFITING: FOUNDATION FOR SARCOIDOSIS RESEARCH

EVENT: KICK IN TO STOP SARCOIDOSIS 5K

EVENT DATE: Apr 30, 2016

NicoleJess Finnegan-Kelly

THE STORY:

This year the Foudation for Sarcoidosis Research will be hosting it's Third Annual 5k walk/run on April 30th. The event is held in Chicago but they encourage others to host them in their towns if they can't attend the one in Chicago, as 'virtual teams'.

The Kelly Gang is doing a 5km walk in Shellharbour, to raise money for this foundation, all money raised will go to the Foundation to go towards finding a cure (and are all tax deductable).

WHAT IS SARCOIDOSIS??

Sarcoidosis (pronounced SAR-COY-DOE-SIS) is a devastating, potentially fatal inflammatory disease that can appear in almost any organ in the body. Although the lungs are affected in more than 90% of patients, the disease often attacks the heart, eyes, central nervous system, liver and kidneys. Once thought rare, sarcoidosis is now known to be common and affects people worldwide. The cause remains unknown and THERE IS NO CURE.

Sarcoidosis (pronounced SAR-COY-DOE-SIS) is an inflammatory disease that can affect almost any organ in the body. It causes heightened immunity, which means that a person’s immune system, which normally protects the body from infection and disease, overreacts, resulting in damage to the body’s own tissues. The classic feature of sarcoidosis is the formation of granulomas, microscopic clumps of inflammatory cells that group together (and look like granules, hence the name). When too many of these clumps form in an organ they can interfere with how that organ functions.

What Causes Sarcoidosis?

No one knows exactly what causes sarcoidosis, but it is probably due to a combination of factors. Some research suggests that bacteria, viruses or chemicals might trigger the disease. Although such triggers might not bother most people, it is possible that in someone with the right genetic predisposition they provoke the immune system to develop the inflammation associated with sarcoidosis.

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$1,643

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amanda Bolt

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • C Kelly

    $20

  • Crysta Purdie

    $50

  • Mountain and James

    $25

  • Fin

    $50

  • Lyn Berryman

    $40

  • Ian and Marina

    $50

  • Karen Evans

    $25

  • Paul CARR

    $25

  • Jade Gomez

    $25

  • Carr Brothers Motorcycles CARR

    $380

  • Josh and Kaylee

    $20

  • David & Jayne

     

  • AB FAB

    $38

  • Jess and James

    $25

  • DSS Fundraising

    $150

  • Sep, Sam & Jax

    $25

  • Scarlet C

    $30

  • Sandra-leigh

    $25

  • Peter and Martina Ball

    $40

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bettina Purdie

    $50

  • Alanna Trembath

    $50

  • George and Robyn

    $30

  • Gen, Iolo, & Ziggy

    $25

  • Ian Brown (Missy)

    $50

  • Ian Verryt

    $25

  • Lindy Verryt

    $25

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164% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,643 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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NicoleJess Finnegan-Kelly

Amount Raised

$470

 

47% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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James Pollock

Amount Raised

$250

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LockyRissy Bolton

Amount Raised

$230

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Beckjesseindie Robertson

Amount Raised

$65

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AB FAB

Amount Raised

$38

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Paul CARR

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Lindy Verryt

Lindy Verryt

DONATION: $25

Keep well 12 months ago

Ian Verryt

Ian Verryt

DONATION: $25

Keep Well 12 months ago

Ian Brown (Missy)

Ian Brown (Missy)

DONATION: $50

For a worthy cause 2 years ago

Gen, Iolo, & Ziggy

Gen, Iolo, & Ziggy

DONATION: $25

Go for it, Jess & Nic :) xxx 2 years ago

George and Robyn

George and Robyn

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Alanna Trembath

Alanna Trembath

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Bettina Purdie

Bettina Purdie

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Peter and Martina Ball

Peter and Martina Ball

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Sandra-leigh

Sandra-leigh

DONATION: $25

Go Kelly's!!! Luv u xx 2 years ago