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PKD FOUNDATION

2012 Run for PKD ING NYC Marathon Team New York, New York

Donations as of November 27, 2014:

$775.00 Raised Offline
$9,675.00 Raised Online
$10,450.00 Total Raised

Christine Massey's Page

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

My story begins 15 years ago when my Mom was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease. At that time, none of us had ever heard of the disease and could never have imagined the impact it would have on our lives. After her diagnosis, my Mom endured two brain surgeries for aneurysyms on both sides of her brain relating to the PKD. After years of decreasing kidney function, she went on dialysis for a short time before receiving a new kidney almost 8 years ago from a family member whose life was cut short at the age of 38. The kidney transplant saved my Mom's life, but unfortunately, because of her decreased immune system, she has had many infections, and is now battling terminal cancer.

I have watched my Mom battle this disease (and her cancer diagnosis) with her head held high, never feeling sorry for herself, and always having a positive attitude. After I too was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 25, and my sister not long after, I vowed to try and do the same thing.

For the second year in a row, I will be running the NYC Marathon to support this cause  that is so near and dear to my heart.   I believe we are coming closer to a cure, or at least a treatment for the disease. I need to keep pushing so that my children will not have to live with the effects of this terrible disease, and so that they can have their Mom healthy and strong for years to come. As I cross the finish line on November 4th, I will be thanking God that I was able to be a part of making that happen.

I have PKD, but PKD doesn't have me!!

Thank you all for your continued support...it means the world to me and my family!

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Supporters

Comment Donation
Ian Henderson
$100.00*
Ray, Dorothy, Matthew & Emily Nordmeyer Good Luck!
$150.00
Robert, Olivia and Gregory We love you and are so proud of you! You are the most determined person we know! Go MOM!!!!
$1,025.00
Lori Barnes Good Luck!!!
$50.00
The Reinhardt Family So proud of you! You are such great friend, running partner, and inspiration to all - go kick some NY asphalt!
$100.00
Reinaldo & Mardi Pabon Good Luck, Christine!
$100.00
Kathy Halliwell The best of luck to you on your run!!
$50.00
Tom Jemas Good Luck Christine!!
$75.00
Martins Family So proud of you!
$100.00
Rick and Cindy Bernstein
$200.00
Jim Carmello
$50.00
The Shalala family A true champion for the cause! Good luck slim!
$100.00
Kelly Heffelfinger
$50.00
Paul & Tracy
$50.00
Glenn R
$50.00

$500.00
Mom and dad We are so proud of you
$500.00
Aunt Sue You go girl! Help stamp out PDK!
$100.00
Ted and Kat Miklewicz Christine With love and best wishes to you and your family
$100.00
Robert Barna
$150.00

$300.00
Rich and Linda Hayes
$25.00
Jeremy K. (Bihler)
$25.00
Rosa Cruz Keep your faith, I will pray for your too.
$50.00
The Gesualdo Family To our amazing friend and inspiration! Let's fight PKD together--love you! See you at the finish line :)
$100.00
MAXINE All the best Christine, you are amazing !
$500.00
Marilyn Gallagher You have always given your best....God bless you for what you have accomplished!
$50.00
Thanks to everyone who supported this event!!!!
$3,300.00
Catherine Vo
$50.00
Anonymous You go woman !!
$150.00
Russell Family Good luck!
$50.00
Mary Ann Tracchio
$100.00*
The Twitchell Family
$75.00*
Renee Westermann
$50.00*
Doug and Stephanie Masi Good luck Christine!
$100.00

$50.00
Kirscha Burgess You are an inspiration Christine!!
$100.00
Madelene Magazino I'm so proud to call you my friend!
$100.00
Lisa Varma Good Luck Christine!
$25.00
Cathy Hart Here's to your 2nd NYC Marathon!
$100.00
The Stitt Family
$50.00
Morris Family
$25.00
Dennis & Mary
$25.00
PKD Superbowl Fundraiser Thanks to everyone who participated!!!!
$1,000.00
Melanie Brown In Support of the PKD Superbowl Fundraiser
$25.00*
Karen Pillion Merry Christmas!
$50.00*
Arlene Reinhardt From Arlene and her Co-Workers in support of the PKD Foundation!
$375.00*

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$775
Raised Online
$9,675
Total Raised
$10,450