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Team Challenge NYC 2014

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BENEFITING: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

ORGANIZER: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

EVENT: 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014

Rani Gharbie

THE STORY:

Hi everyone!

I'm excited to run the New York Marathon on 2nd November 2014, and I have decided to run  for a cause that deeply affects the health and quality of life of tens of millions around the world: Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis. I will be running under Team Challenge with the pledge to raise US$3,500 in donations to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), a non-profit organisation who's mission is to cure Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

These widely spread chronic intestinal diseases are immune system deficiency related and are closely linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). They are inflicting terrible physical and psychological trauma on millions amongst us worldwide (1.4M in the USA only, and widely spread amongst middle eastern Muslim, Jews and Christians alike). What is saddening is that these diseases affect way more people than we could possibly know due to lack of awareness and to social stigma / embarrassment associated with sharing bowel related problems with friends and co-workers. In recent years, medical research got closer to finding the roots of the problem, but today, there is still no cure!

On the bright side, donations are critical and do make a direct impact. Here is a recent scientific initiative from August 2014 that was made possible through donations to CCFA:

"Through our Microbiome Initiative, CCFA-funded scientists are studying how viruses, bacteria and fungi in the intestines affect IBD risk. They've already started developing the first therapies to target bad bacteria and correct imbalances in the gut. This is the first time ever that treatments will address the causes rather than the symptoms of IBD."

I would be most grateful if you could read about the disease, spread awareness and donate via my fundraising site. No donation amount is too small... or two big!!!

Thanks a million for taking the time to read this!

Rani

Happy Runner! (after the first mile)

$3,155

MONEY RAISED
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  • Vanessa

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Alisha

    $200

  • Frani & Bill Lehr

     

  • Lucy & Todd

    $200

  • Dan

    $50

  • Mom

     

  • Dave Junker

    $50

  • Sonja

     

  • Ranim Gharbieh

    $40

  • Alexandre & Leticia Massé

    $150

  • Guillermo

    $100

  • Zeina Osman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Colabarbir

    $100

  • Diego Espinosa

    $50

  • Todd and Lucy

    $500

  • Marko Ludwig

    $50

  • Kiki Kim Deutchman

    $75

  • Sylvain G

    $200

  • Mike Harvey

    $50

  • Ali Aoude

    $100

  • Monk & Boge

    $100

  • Aboudi Kabbani

    $40

  • Bill V

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Khalil Abi Haidar

    $50

  • Tom & Rena

     

  • Rania

    $75

  • James Donald

    $50

  • Erlend

    $50

  • Mara

    $50

  • Racil

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marj

    $50

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The Team: $59,304 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Doug Wolf

Amount Raised

$12,300

 

47% Raised of $26,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Abelson

Amount Raised

$6,850

 

196% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Scott Sontag

Amount Raised

$5,693

Fundraiser Title

Maddie Rottman

Amount Raised

$5,450

 

109% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hannah Goldberg

Amount Raised

$5,360

 

107% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Todd Wolk

Amount Raised

$3,751

 

107% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristine Fulco

Amount Raised

$3,575

 

102% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brian Bosworth

Amount Raised

$3,500

Donor Comments

Marj

Marj

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Racil

Racil

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Mara

Mara

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Erlend

Erlend

DONATION: $50

Rani, you're finally joining the club! Enjoy, it's a great run! 4 years ago

James Donald

James Donald

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Rania

Rania

DONATION: $75

So proud of you 4 years ago

Tom & Rena

Tom & Rena

4 years ago

Khalil Abi Haidar

Khalil Abi Haidar

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago