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2011 Kona Half Marathon - Greater New York
Crossing the Finish Line to Find a Cure!

I am about to embark on a fantastic journey and I would love the support of my friends, family and community. I will complete the 13.1-mile Kona Half Marathon, to raise funds and awareness for research leading to improved treatment options and a cure for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease. They are chronic disorders that cause inflammation of the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract - causing painful inflammation of the intestines, bleeding, and the inability to absorb nutrients, among many other possible symptoms.

Last summer for the second time in several years, I got extremely ill. I was in and out of what feels like a dozen doctor visits and eventually ended up in the hospital. I had lost 15 pounds and was terrified to find out what was wrong. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. Once diagnosed I was able to get on medication and recovered pretty quickly.

I HAD IT EASY! These chronic diseases can be extremely debilitating. To think about someone feeling the way I did last summer and worse for years on end, even as young as in one's teens is heartbreaking.

It is estimated that as many as 1.4 million Americans have IBD; however, many more suffer in silence due to potential embarrassment and alienation. Crohn's disease may occur in people of all ages, but it is primarily a disease of adolescents and young adults, affecting mainly those between 15 and 35.

Together, we can make a difference! As a member of Team Challenge, I have two coaches, a training program, and teammates to support me. I have committed to a training schedule with team group trainings on the weekends, and I’ve promised to raise donations for The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. I AM MOTIVATED! I AM COMMITTED!! I WILL DO IT!!! (Check my facebook/twitter for updates.)

By now I hope you agree with me about the importance of this cause. Please help support me and this cause that is in my life every day.

A MINIMUM of 75 cents per dollar raised by CCFA goes directly to research and patient support, and your contribution is tax deductible. If your company matches charitable contributions, please ask me about matching forms with your donation. Of course, your good wishes and positive vibes to sustain me in my training and your praise as I cross the finish line will also be graciously accepted!

Total Donations Collected:$5,690.00
Contributor Amount Comment
Zebra Katz $10.00
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Amy Doman $40.00 "Go Maggie! I am so proud of you gurl!"
Brandon Castroflay $100.00
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jill martin $25.00
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Andrea WIlson $50.00
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Emil Nassar $10.00
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patti becker $100.00
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Shannon Swain $50.00 "<3"
Steve Cooper $25.00
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Justin Geller $50.00 "Good Luck! - JG"
Michael Suchowieski $15.00
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Anonymous $20.00
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Jubilee <3 $50.00 "Love u boo"
Cassiano Juliano $50.00 "you can do it maggs! love u!"
Alexandra Garces $20.00
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Mike Davis $20.00 "RUN THAT SHIT!"
HANNAH RAD $25.00 "<3 GET IT GIRL <3"
Brooke Denley $100.00 "YOU GO GIRL!! <3"
Kevin Ross $50.00
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Eric Stempinski $25.00
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Judson Merrill $10.00
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Eric Colman $50.00
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sylvia gordon Hidden
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Katie Longmyer $100.00 "so proud of you <3411"
Jessica Faria $10.00
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Jules Kim $100.00
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song mi chung $50.00
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Cary Dickenson $30.00 "FULL SUPPORT!"
Taeko Saito $50.00
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Robb Mitchell $20.00
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Lana Suarez $20.00
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Chase Whitaker $100.00
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Mari Fujiuchi $50.00
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Matt Ford $30.00
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Steven Suchowieski $10.00 "GET IT WELCH'S !!!!! STAY GRAPE , LOVE ALWAYS - FANTA"
Anonymous Hidden
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Kevin Bodenheimer $25.00
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Brendan Ferry $100.00 "Security!!!!!!! "
Lisa Needham $5.00
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Regina Dyhouse $50.00
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mo daly $50.00
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Alain Macklovitch $100.00
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Anonymous Hidden
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Anonymous $1.00
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Ivy Quejado $20.00 "Proud of you Mags!!!!"
April rainey $20.00 "way to go maggie!"
Clark Bohne $25.00
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Jenny Gottstein $50.00 "Yeah girl! <3 <3"
Lauren Flax $20.00 "much love, maggie!"
Anonymous $50.00 "hell yeah, miss maggie!"
Rebel Bass Hidden
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Charles Roberts $25.00 "I hope this helps! :)"
Cubic Zirconia $100.00
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Anonymous $5.00
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Kim Jefferson $20.00 "you go!"
Ryan Duncan $25.00 "So proud of you Maggie. Would love to see you soon! xo Ryan"
Julie Carney-Jones $50.00 "So proud of you, Maggie. Good luck in Kona!!"
mercedes Ortiz-Olivieri $25.00 "Go Maggie!"
Sam Esterman $25.00
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Ellen Lovelidge Hidden "kill it maggie! "
Jason Caroll $10.00 "Good luck Maggie!"
emily raw $30.00
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adrian michna Hidden
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Willy Joy $20.00
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L W $25.00 "xoxoxo"
Daniel Amatuzzi $30.00
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Julien Pradeyrol $20.00
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Michael Mahoney $20.00
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Patrick Gemayel $100.00
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michael Cohen $25.00
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Jackie O $20.00 "You're gonna sweat so hard-- making charity sexy!"
Sam Mellow $100.00
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Nabil Makar $25.00
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DJ and Mrs Apt One $25.00 "Go Maggie! -Fich & Erica"
Rebecca Beshenkovsky $100.00
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Luca Venezia $50.00
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Anonymous Hidden
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Ian Campeau $20.00 "Good luck from Canada!"
Daniel Cardona $50.00 "Finish strong"
Brett Fuchs $50.00
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Jacky Tran $50.00 "Go Maggie!!"
Tristan Price $50.00 "BIG UPS!!! Proud of you!!"
Jathan McCollum $100.00 "Maggie "The Unstoppable Force" Horn"
switchboard ring ring $800.00 "Huge thank you to everyone who helped make the event so successful! "
Alina Ali $20.00
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Steven McPherson $50.00
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Amy Douglas $25.00
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Matt Pace $30.00 "get it!!"
Lucinda Rogers $25.00
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Penny Horn $100.00 "Sweetheart, we're so proud of you! We love you, Mom and Dad"
Andrew Friedman $20.00
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dana meyerson $25.00
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E'Alafio Terrell $100.00
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Miche Stirling $50.00 "You are amazing Maggie! Love you!"
Brad Strickland $25.00 "Go Maggie go!!!!"
Marcelle Voomz $25.00
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Carrie Miller $25.00
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Anonymous $60.00
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Jeff Bratton $50.00 "w/ love & support!"
Megan Jolly $25.00
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Michael Mcguire $20.00
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Maridi Nalle $50.00
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Joey Massarueh $50.00 "<3"
Carlos Nicasio $50.00 "Go Maggie! I'm glad you were diagnosed and treated early on; even happier you're doing this to help yourself and others!"
Deborah Cloyed $50.00 "Good luck, Maggie! Proud of you and happy you are healthy and strong :)"
Lyle Hodges $25.00
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Lorraine Sangre $50.00 "love you & beyond proud. <3"
Lisa Christensen $25.00 "Go Maggie! You got this! <3 Lisa"
Daniel Kutz $100.00 "Good for you Maggie!! Muah!!"
betty cracker $10.00
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Anonymous Hidden
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Charlie Fishman $36.00
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Cory Horn $250.00 "Good luck Maggie. We love you."
Sarah Hooper $50.00
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Sam PosnerSamP $50.00 "You did it! Now run that race!"
Yogi Bear $16.00 "that last $16 was really bothering me boo boo. you are done now"
Brooke Nipar $50.00
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Pim Pirintr $20.00 "Good Luck Maggie!"
Michael Sarpy $10.00
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Lindsey Tipley $10.00 "Love, Lindsey, Myles and Henry!!"

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