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Keri Bernstein's Fundraiser:

Zach's Warriors

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Keri Bernstein

THE STORY:

Dear Friends and Family,

        As you may or may not know, at the age of four my sister, Sophie, was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM). In JDM, as with all autoimmune diseases, Sophie’s body started to attack itself. In the case of JDM, it was Sophie’s skin and muscles that were under fire. By the time she was diagnosed, she was in such bad condition that she had difficulty playing with me in the park, dressing herself and was not even able to walk with me across the street to get an ice cream cone.

        Sophie was on medicine for over two years and luckily now she is in remission. Sophie had major side effects from the medicine but kept strong throughout her treatment and struggle. Sophie is a real fighter and I am happy she can keep up with me again. Sophie is a JDM warrior and is currently winning her battle. However there is no cure for JDM….yet. This is why I have chosen to focus on JDM as my mitzvah project. I am raising money for Sophie and other kids like her.

        This January I will be participating in the 9th annual Cure JM Fundraising run/walk in St. Pete Beach, Florida. I have created a team called Zach’s Warriors. I would like to invite you to join forces with me and my army in support of Sophie and other kids with JDM.  Please help us find a cure and win this war.


        My goal is to raise over 10,000 dollars for JDM research. Please consider making a donation or, better yet, joining me and my family in St. Pete Beach, Florida on January 16th for the Cure JM National Conference and Fundraising Event. I will be sprinting the whole thing but if you don’t feel like that then just go ahead and walk. Hope to see you at the finish line.

Thank you kindly,

Zach

Each year, approximately 2 to 4 children in a million in the United States are diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) and Juvenile Polymyositis (JPM), the rare and life-threatening autoimmune diseases collectively known as Juvenile Myositis (JM).  JM causes the body’s own immune system to attack healthy cells and tissues, which can cause pain, weakness, inability to walk and disfigurement. In some severe cases it can even be fatal.  And there is no cure…YET. 

Learn more about the conference at www.curejm.org or contact us at info@curejm.org or (760) 487-1079.

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$9,180

MONEY RAISED
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  • Robin, David, Dylan and Max Kranich

    $360

  • Poppy

    $750

  • The Bakst Family

    $360

  • Sally & Al Phillips

     

  • The Benett Family

    $360

  • The Ben-Shabat Family - Shari, Asher, Matthew, Philip and Mauri

    $145

  • Ashley Eskew

    $50

  • Stan and Rae Cohen

    $50

  • Henri V. Baksheesh

    $50

  • Aunt Stacy

    $100

  • Steve & Diane Auerbach

    $100

  • Alan and Roni

     

  • Peggy

    $50

  • Friedman Family

    $100

  • The Kroll Patrol

    $360

  • The Baird Family

    $100

  • Judy Neichin

    $100

  • Kate Cook

    $25

  • Kathleen Carpenter

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Silverstein Family

    $360

  • The Ginor Family

     

  • The Haber Family

    $136

  • The Schwartz Family

    $100

  • Andrea and Julie

    $200

  • The Lancer Family

    $250

  • The Halpern Family

    $118

  • Jake Freeman

     

  • Lainie Kaye and Brett Kaplan

    $180

  • The Berger Family

     

  • the Yaffe family

    $360

  • The Rosenthal Family

     

  • Michael, Jenifer and Sydney Silverman

    $360

  • The Boxer Family

    $100

  • Lotke family

    $250

  • Crawford/Karp Family

    $100

  • Valerie, Mark, Mia and Liza Gerstein

    $180

  • The Kornreich Family

    $100

  • Grandma Susie and Grandpa Ira

    $1,800

  • Cynthia and Hannah LaPier

    $50

  • Beth Allen

    $20

  • The Svehla-Brown Family

    $30

  • Blair and Lou Rosenfeld

     

  • Caroline and Matthew Loewengart

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • John Block

    $25

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92% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $9,180 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Zachary Bernstein

Amount Raised

$8,805

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Glenna Klein

Amount Raised

$375

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Keri Bernstein

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Donor Comments

John Block

John Block

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Caroline and Matthew Loewengart

Caroline and Matthew Loewengart

DONATION: $36

2 years ago

Blair and Lou Rosenfeld

Blair and Lou Rosenfeld

2 years ago

The Svehla-Brown Family

The Svehla-Brown Family

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Beth Allen

Beth Allen

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Cynthia and Hannah LaPier

Cynthia and Hannah LaPier

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Grandma Susie and Grandpa Ira

Grandma Susie and Grandpa Ira

DONATION: $1,800

You were great. This is a meaningful, important, wonderful cause. You should be proud. 3 years ago

The Kornreich Family

The Kornreich Family

DONATION: $100

Mazel Tov! 3 years ago

Valerie, Mark, Mia and Liza Gerstein

Valerie, Mark, Mia and Liza Gerstein

DONATION: $180

Mazal Tov and good health to everyone you love! 3 years ago