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PULMONARY FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

Running For My Dad

Donations as of October 23, 2014:

$857.00 Raised Offline
$7,070.40 Raised Online
$7,927.40 Total Raised

Running For My Dad

Hello Friends and Family,

I am participating and fundraising for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation by running Charlotte's Thunder Road Marathon on Saturday, November 17, 2012! I am doing this in honor of my father, Terry, who is living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

You can read about the Foundation's mission by visiting www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org

Please help me help those living with pulmonary fibrosis by participating and fundraising with me. I have committed to raising $100 for every mile I run. My part is hard, your part is much easier. Just in case you need a little extra motivation to sponsor me, here are a few reasons:

10. You can sleep in late on Saturday, November 17th while still funding pulmonary fibrosis research, while I wake up and run 26.2 miles.

9. You can transform my shoes into a money machine as I raise $100/mile.

8. All donations are tax-deductible.

7. If you sponsor me, I have no excuse to walk or crawl. Rather, I'll run the entire 26.2 miles. I may stop to take a drink of water every now and then.

6. If I do not raise the total $2620, they make me wear a shirt saying, "I came $500 short of my fundraising goal." That's just embarassing.

5. Pulmonary Fibrosis Sucks....your breath away. It is a condition in which the lung tissue becomes thickened, stiff, and scarred. This causes the lungs to lose their ability to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream. As a result, the brain and other organs don't get the oxygen they need.

4. This disease affects approximately 200,000 Americans, of which 40,000 will die this year....the same as breast cancer and many people have never heard of it.

3. In preparing for this marathon, I ran over 1150 miles this year, gone through 3 pairs of shoes, 80 pounds of ice for ice baths, and at least 65 Gu Energy Gel packs during my runs. All you have to do is click one of the Donate buttons on the right-hand side of this page!

2. Some of you would probably get a kick out of seeing me cry. There's a good chance I'll be crying after 26.2 miles for a number of reasons. Help me cry for the best reasons.

1. My father is a funny, loving, caring, honorable man that I love immensely. He's a wonderful husband to my mother, an entertaining Papa to his grandkids, a pround father of three sons, a pillar in his community, and has wonderful taste in clothing. After all these years, my mom still picks out his clothes for him. We should all thank her for that. I want my daughter, Emma, to grow up knowing her Papa Ohlinger. He's the exact type of role model that I want her to emulate. This disease shouldn't prevent that. It's just wrong. That's why I want to raise money to find a cure.

If you cannot make a donation at this time, keep me in your thoughts during the run and come out to support me along the race course in Charlotte. Please forward this e-mail and link to everyone you know. Post this on your Facebook and Twitter pages. Every donation counts, no matter what the amount!

Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated.

Josh Ohlinger
 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Anonymous
$75.00*
T. Berger Thanks for being such an inspiration to us all ! God bless you.
$100.00
1 john 3;18
$20.00
Vic Hawdon
$162.00*
Jedd Stucky Best of Luck and I enjoy Coaching with your son!
$20.00
Forste Family Good Luck Josh! We know you'll do great! Our thoughts & prayers go out to your Dad and the rest of your family.
$50.00
Larry,Dawn,Zachary,Jericha,and Michaela Tumblin
$30.00
Chris and Dick Well Josh, what a wonderful way to honor your dad and get the word out about this horrible disease. Good luck Saturday! Hugs and prayers :)
$100.00
Cary Caspersen I wish you the best and you and your Farther will be in my prayers. God bless both of you.
$50.00
Phil and Candi Ohlinger Go Josh! Our best to Uncle Terry!
$50.00
Addie Kehoe Bless you Josh you are the winner and I know you will make all 26.2 miles. Henry will be there to cheer you on!!
$100.00
Steve Fields Josh, all that preparation will pay off !
$100.00
Doug Price You are hereby dubbed "Forrest". Run Forrest, Run!!
$50.00
Anonymous Good luck Josh!
$25.00
Paul Fleming Josh, Good luck on your marathon run! I know you will have many supporters rooting you on for this event!
$100.00
FedEx-Andy Gorby
$25.00
NoDa Brewing Company
$100.00
Anne Brafford My Mom was diagnosed with IPF earlier this year. Good luck on your run!
$50.00
Anonymous
$100.00
Kristen Hull I lost my Dad to IPF in 2006 and his memory helps me through the through the 26.2 every time! All the best!!! Have a great race!
$25.00
Scott Aronhalt O as always you are thinking of others first. The Blue Devil program is very proud of you.
$25.00
Sam & Debbie Dunn It is a privilege to be able to help you help your Dad, who was and has been for many years a wonderful Christian influence to both of us!
$100.00
Glenda and Rob Rhinehart
$50.00
The Reed's Your Dad is a great guy and a privilege to work with on a daily basis. Goodluck in the marathon! I know he's proud of you.
$100.00
Larry and Marsha McGee
$50.00*
Anonymous
$25.00
Jim Brailer Best of luck, Josh, hope all is well in Charlotte. Send pics of that finish line!
$50.00
The Dawsons I can not think of a more loving thing for a son to do for his dad. Josh, you are a keeper.
$50.00
Pam and David Kelly
$50.00
Jodi Yohn You can do it!!!!
$25.00
Judy Allensworth This is for John who would be very proud of his life-long best friend! The O's and A's always and forever! Thanks, Josh!
$50.00
Barcus Family Kudos, Josh....Love your mom and dad!!! TB
$50.00
Amanda Davis I lost my dad 2 months ago from this awful disease and live in Winston Salem. Maybe I'll train and run with you next year!
$20.00
Amy Vargo Life is precious. This is a wonderful thing you are doing and I am happy to help you out! Praying for your father and family.
$100.00
Andy Rogers
$25.00
Heather & Bill Meek
$20.00*
Jim Harpham You're a good man, Josh. And you're going to kick that marathon's ass!
$100.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Judy McAmis Good luck, Josh!! Your Dad is lucky to have you!
$25.00
The Leahy's Yo bro. I can't believe you are doing this. Be proud, run fast and know all us us our proud of you. Bobcats 4 Life
$54.40
Ricardo & Marianela Anez
$100.00
Cathy Gold May the wind be at your back!
$25.00
Tony & Dina Bornhorst
$20.00
Becca and Chris Webster We would love to support you and your dad! You should be so proud for training for something so big....way to go!!!
$40.00
Kristen Bennett Watching someone you love struggle through a debilitating disease is gut-wrenching. My thoughts go out to the entire Ohlinger Family.
$20.00
Jeff Morris
$50.00
General Electric Company - Aviation Division
$50.00*
Auntie Carla and Uncle Bill Lohrer What a wonderful thing you are doing for your Father. He truly deserves the support and we are very proud of you. Run Josh Run!
$100.00
Ryan, Misty & Braiden Good luck Josh!!
$50.00
Shari and Dale Cartwright and family Josh, we are so proud of your efforts and your support for your Dad, whom we all love, too. Run a mile on us! Cousin Shari
$100.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$857
Raised Online
$7,070
Total Raised
$7,927
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