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KIMBERLY BLACKSTONE's Fundraiser:

NATIONAL MS SOCIETY - PENNSYLVANIA KEYSTONE CHAPTER PITTSBURGH 2018

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May 04, 2018

Race weekend is HERE! Thank you all so much for your generosity and support to this cause. I am thrilled that we have raised $750 for the National  See more

BENEFITING: National Multiple Sclerosis Society

ORGANIZER: National Multiple

EVENT: 2018 Pittsburgh Marathon

EVENT DATE: May 06, 2018

KIMBERLY BLACKSTONE

THE STORY:

Hi, I'm Kim and this is my story!

In 2009 I ran in the Pittsburgh Marathon relay for the first time and in 2010 I was diagnosed with MS.

The disease came out of nowhere and hit me like a ton of bricks. I didn't know anything about MS and was terrified about what it meant for my future. Since then I've learned a lot! MS affects everyone so differently - some have physical symptoms you can see, others have things they deal with that are 'hidden'. When people find out I have MS I always hear 'but you look completely normal'. I've been very lucky to have discovered the disease and started treatment early on. Since then my symptoms have been minor and under control. I manage these through having a good relationship with my neurologist, monitoring my meds and maintaining a healthy lifestyle  (including running!). 


While I don't know what the future holds for me with MS, I am incredibly grateful every day for my health and for even being able to participate in something like a half marathon. This will be my second half and I'm super excited that I chose to run for MS this year. My goal is to raise money to support the National MS Society in their continued fight to find a cure, raise awareness and aid folks living with MS. 


Any contribution you can make would be awesome and greatly appreciated! I hope that you take just 2 minutes to watch this video. It's a great overview of what MS is, what it does to the body and what folks like me are doing to fight it. 


Thank you for donating and taking a minute to read my story! 


xoxo

Kim

$750

MONEY RAISED
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  • KIMBERLY BLACKSTONE

    $50

  • Craig Giron

    $50

  • Dad

    $100

  • Dr. Linda A. Pommier

    $100

  • Ryan and Joni

    $100

  • Mom and Ron

    $50

  • Aunt S.

    $100

  • Joanna Stone

    $50

  • Kathy Bachman

    $50

  • Cinzia Gagetta

    $25

  • Roy

    $25

  • RLEE

    $50

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150% Raised of$500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $29,479 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Katie McCarthy

Amount Raised

$5,740

 

115% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Greg Cox

Amount Raised

$4,525

 

181% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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Adam Connors

Amount Raised

$1,288

 

129% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Darcie Paule

Amount Raised

$1,260

 

126% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Colin Doyle

Amount Raised

$1,230

 

224% Raised of$550 Goal

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James Pozycki

Amount Raised

$825

 

83% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Tara Krofcheck

Amount Raised

$765

 

191% Raised of$400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

KIMBERLY BLACKSTONE

Amount Raised

$750

 

150% Raised of$500 Goal

Donor Comments

RLEE

RLEE

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Roy

Roy

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Cinzia Gagetta

Cinzia Gagetta

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kathy Bachman

Kathy Bachman

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Joanna Stone

Joanna Stone

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Dennis Dudenhoeffer 2 years ago

Aunt S.

Aunt S.

DONATION: $100

You go girl! 2 years ago

Mom and Ron

Mom and Ron

DONATION: $50

Proud of you! You go girl! 2 years ago

Ryan and Joni

Ryan and Joni

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Dr. Linda A. Pommier

Dr. Linda A. Pommier

DONATION: $100

Have a great run Kim...we will be rooting for you to have a GREAT finish!!! Love You 2 years ago

Dad

Dad

DONATION: $100

2 years ago