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Team Selkowitz

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BENEFITING: LUPUS LA

ORGANIZER: Adam

EVENT: Team Lupus LA 2016

EVENT DATE: Feb 14, 2016

Yanaika Harrigan

THE STORY:

Adam Selkowitz wrote -

Thank you for visiting our fundraising page!

I am thrilled to be running the LA Marathon's 5K in support of Lupus LA for the sixth year in a row. At age 16, I was diagnosed with lupus. I had a tightness in my chest, headaches and joint pain and was incredibly lucky to get diagnosed with lupus very early on in my illness. Lupus is rare in men (only 10% of lupus patients are men) and even more rare is that, in my case, it affected my lungs.

My entire family has passionately joined the fight against lupus. Fifteen years ago, I helped form Lupus LA with world-renowned lupus doctor, Dr. Daniel J. Wallace. Laurie joined the team when we met and has become actively involved in Lupus LA's many events. Lupus LA is now the top lupus organization on the west coast and has raised millions of dollars for lupus research along with tremendous awareness through its ties to Hollywood.

Running the 5K is something that I never really thought about - my lupus, while under control, still affects my lungs and, therefore, makes cardio exercise a challenge. However, as a result of Laurie's encouragement, I finished the first 5K we did three years ago and haven't looked back. I will be completing this 5K in honor of all those who fight lupus everyday.

Although lupus affects nearly 1.5 million Americans and millions more worldwide, it is the least known major disease in this country and is very difficult to diagnose. Lupus is just now getting more attention and only very recently had the first new drug approved for treatment in nearly 50 years. The money we raise will help continue very promising research, and I am so pleased that you have now decided to join our fight.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support our fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

If you would like to mail a donation to the Lupus LA office, you may send it to us at the following address: 

8383 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 232
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Any questions, please call 310-657-5667!

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To This Fundraiser

$950

MONEY RAISED
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  • Merle and Peter Mullin

    $150

  • Uncle Joe

    $100

  • Harrigan's of Lake Grove

    $50

  • Jackie Banchik

    $100

  • Marci

    $100

  • Airel Garcia

    $50

  • Rick Grimes

    $50

  • Chad and Kendall Swenson

    $50

  • Diane and Danny Feldman

    $100

  • Diane Edelstein

    $50

  • Larissa Mooney & Ken Dancyger

    $50

  • Ali, Matt, & Tessa

    $100

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $3,969 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Adam Selkowitz

Amount Raised

$2,819

 

188% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Yanaika Harrigan

Amount Raised

$950

Fundraiser Title

Paul Harrigan

Amount Raised

$200

Donor Comments

Ali, Matt, & Tessa

Ali, Matt, & Tessa

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Larissa Mooney & Ken Dancyger

Larissa Mooney & Ken Dancyger

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Diane Edelstein

Diane Edelstein

DONATION: $50

Congratulations on your run. 4 years ago

Diane and Danny Feldman

Diane and Danny Feldman

DONATION: $100

Om honor of Yanaika, Paulie and Keira 4 years ago

Chad and Kendall Swenson

Chad and Kendall Swenson

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Rick Grimes

Rick Grimes

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Airel Garcia

Airel Garcia

DONATION: $50

Go chica! Enjoy the run:) 4 years ago

Marci

Marci

DONATION: $100

Go Harrigans!!! 4 years ago

Jackie Banchik

Jackie Banchik

DONATION: $100

tribute to Keira 4 years ago

Harrigan's of Lake Grove

Harrigan's of Lake Grove

DONATION: $50

Go! Paulie, Yani & Keira! 4 years ago