Nov 5th- Run for Achondroplasia

Marathon week is here! Time flies when you’re having fun training :-). Ready than ever for what will be my longest run to date !

I'm running the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon to raise funds for the TeddyBear Foundation, to support a cause I hold very dear to my heart.

If you've known me for years or you've known me for a few months, you probably know I take bites bigger than I can chew, but running the Marathon in the name of the  TeddyBear Foundation is well worth the training, effort and dieting.   My niece benefits from the TeddyBear Foundation and she has inspired me to do this run.

In a world riddled with multiple hospitalizations, endless surgeries, orthopedic and neurological difficulties, children with severe achondroplasia and their families are too familiar with pain. The Teddy Bear Foundation is a public charity founded in 1994 to help provide these children with the medical care and financial support they need to overcome this potentially debilitating condition.

Children with achondroplasia battle severe, often painful maladies every day.  Through complex reconstructive surgeries that coincide with body development, patients can regain full use of their limbs. With bone grafts, fusions, steel screws, pins and plates, combined with intensive physical therapy, deformities can be corrected, arthritic pain lessened, and paralysis prevented. Early intervention can mean the difference between a lifetime of suffering and one that is free of pain.

 I am asking for your support of their inspiring mission

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    • $100 
    • 26 mos
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    • $75 
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    • $100 
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    • $2,000 
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    • $100 
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Stefan Shanni 
New York, NY
Teddy Bear Fund For Achondroplasia Inc 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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