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Maria Abreu's Fundraiser:

Team IBD kids NYC 2013

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Maria Abreu

THE STORY:

Dear Friends and Family,

It was only about a year ago that friends and colleagues from around the country encouraged me to run a half marathon for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Together, our team raised over 100,000 dollars for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Since that time, I have run several other half marathons for good causes. I'm writing to you today because, for the first time, I have decided to do something I never thought possible, which is to run a full marathon. The marathon I have chosen to run is the New York Marathon. This has a great deal of significance to me for several reasons.  When we lived in NY, we went to Central Park to see the racers cross the finish line and were amazed at the physical accomplishment. I would not have believed possible I could ever do this too! The marathon was canceled last year because of Sandy and so there is even more pent up energy for this marathon.

More importantly, I am running for a wonderful cause. I am raising money for The Children’s IBD Center at Mount Sinai. The Children’s IBD Center takes care of a huge number of children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). As many as you know, at least a quarter of patients who have inflammatory bowel disease were diagnosed as children. This can have a devastating affect both on the child as well as his or her family. Healthcare really only covers the cost of a doctor's visit, if that, but it never covers the cost of all the things that go into taking care of the patient and the whole family. The fundraising for Team IBDkids raises money to cover all the things that health care doesn't currently pay for including research and support staff to help care for patients. I believe strongly that it is through the support of philanthropy like this that we can really make a difference in the lives of patients.

I hope that you will support this cause and contribute to this very worthy program.

Love,

Maria

$3,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • V Alin Botoman MD

    $100

  • Laura L Kasperski

    $50

  • Gil Ascunce M.D.

    $100

  • Elizabeth Arnold

    $250

  • Haubold

    $100

  • Carla Levi-Miller and Family

    $50

  • Cindy Chavira

    $100

  • Rasciel Socarras

    $100

  • Marla Dubinsky

    $250

  • Danielle Poleo

    $100

  • Ellen and Steven Shapiro

    $100

  • Maria T. Abreu

    $1,700

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60% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $303,856 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Keith Benkov

Amount Raised

$107,527

 

108% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

James Boylan

Amount Raised

$88,650

 

89% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount S...

Amount Raised

$51,796

 

17% Raised of $300,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Langer and My Uncle John Lert...

Amount Raised

$11,425

 

381% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Seltzer

Amount Raised

$6,100

 

61% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Roxana Nikoui

Amount Raised

$5,450

 

36% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Halperin

Amount Raised

$5,276

 

106% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ezra Chefitz

Amount Raised

$3,821

 

96% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Maria T. Abreu

Maria T. Abreu

DONATION: $1,700

Thank you to Dr. Keith Benkov for having the vision to organize this fundraiser for children with IBD. I will never forget what a wonderful opportunity it was. 5 years ago

Ellen and Steven Shapiro

Ellen and Steven Shapiro

DONATION: $100

In honor of dr abreu 5 years ago

Danielle Poleo

Danielle Poleo

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Marla Dubinsky

Marla Dubinsky

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

Rasciel Socarras

Rasciel Socarras

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Cindy Chavira

Cindy Chavira

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Carla Levi-Miller and Family

Carla Levi-Miller and Family

DONATION: $50

In hopes for a cure for IBD. Enjoy your run !!! 5 years ago

Haubold

Haubold

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Elizabeth Arnold

Elizabeth Arnold

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

Gil Ascunce M.D.

Gil Ascunce M.D.

DONATION: $100

5 years ago