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September 19, 2017

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BENEFITING: FAMILIAL HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA FOUNDATION

EVENT: Race for FH

EVENT DATE: Sep 01, 2017

John Jensen

THE STORY:

The Jensen Family is participating in the first virtual Race4FH for the FH foundation. We will walk, run, swim and cycle for 24 days. My daughter and I will compete in our local 5k to conclude this fundraiser. I am an athlete living with FH. I am also on the heels of my 8 year anniversary of surviving a heart attack, at the age of 40. My family and I are participating in this fund raising campaign to remind us of how grateful we are that we are here to tell this story. I was completely unaware that I had a genetic condition that causes high cholesterol. I had been active my entire life: playing sports, martial arts, Force Recon Marine, running marathons, triathalons and many 5Ks. Since joining the FH foundation, I've come to meet so many people, like myself, that didn't know they were born with this condition. They've now become a family, because FH runs in families. I raise awareness, because early detection is key! My family and I would never want anyone else go through what my family had gone through eight years ago. So please spread the awareness and if you are able, PLEASE donate DIRECTLY THROUGH my crowdrise link below. My family and I cannot thank you enough! 


What is Familial Hypercholesterolemia? Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an inherited form of high cholesterol, which if left untreated, can lead to premature heart disease and death. FH affects approximately 1 in 250 people - 30 million people worldwide - of all ethnicities and ages, including children. In the U.S. alone, FH causes some 12,000 heart attacks per year, often in men and women under the age of 45. With early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, people born with FH can dramatically reduce their risk and live longer, healthier lives. Why your help is important: More than 90% of people with FH do not know they have it. That means entire families are at risk. The FH Foundation improves the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of FH. Please help us raise awareness and fund the FH Foundation's research, education, and advocacy efforts to win the Race for FH. Spread the word! Raise awareness! Honor a loved one! Celebrate a milestone! Every dollar you raise makes a difference $25 can help someone with FH connect with a community of their peers for support. $100 can help a person with FH get the resources they need to learn about and advocate for available treatment options. $250 can help train an FH Advocate to raise awareness of FH in their community. $500 can help provide educational programs for healthcare providers to improve diagnosis rates. $1,000 can help fund FH research through the CASCADE FH™ Registry that sheds light on why FH is different and what can be done.

$1,800

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Nana/Nonno...Mom/Pops

    $50

  • Ann Jensen

    $25

  • Jim and Helga Ruopp

    $250

  • Nene Balsley

    $25

  • Troll

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • carol

    $25

  • Marie

    $25

  • May Mon Post & Mark Franek

     

  • Geoff McKonly

    $25

  • Dewayne Nelson

    $25

  • Nathan Trentham

    $100

  • Alan Kent

     

  • Mary Hough

     

  • Paul Camarda

    $50

  • Gina, Kinley and Geoff

    $250

  • Stephen C. McCain

    $25

  • The ollis family

    $25

  • Rabeya Chaudry-Ross

    $50

  • Dr. John Jensen

     

  • Stan & Sarah Kerr

    $50

  • The Dart Family

    $75

  • Jonathan eddinger

    $50

  • Jim & Helga Ruopp

    $250

  • William B. Dredge

    $100

  • Christopher Van Vleet

    $50

  • Sarah Nill

    $10

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120% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Sarah Nill

Sarah Nill

DONATION: $10

Sprinkling a little support to each member of my amazing FH Family. ❤️ Teamwork makes the dream work. 3 years ago

Christopher Van Vleet

Christopher Van Vleet

DONATION: $50

John - you/family - your commitment and passion to help others is awesome. We support you all in efforts to educate and help others. Chris & Wendy 3 years ago

William B. Dredge

William B. Dredge

DONATION: $100

In memory of Kathryn Dredge, who, had she known more about FH, would likely have stayed with us longer. 3 years ago

Jim & Helga Ruopp

Jim & Helga Ruopp

DONATION: $250

In memory of George & Margaret Spitko 3 years ago

Jonathan eddinger

Jonathan eddinger

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Dart Family

The Dart Family

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Stan & Sarah Kerr

Stan & Sarah Kerr

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Dr. John Jensen

Dr. John Jensen

3 years ago

Rabeya Chaudry-Ross

Rabeya Chaudry-Ross

DONATION: $50

Best of luck!! Rabeya, Tony, Alexandra, & Alyssa 3 years ago

The ollis family

The ollis family

DONATION: $25

3 years ago