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Cure JM Foundation

Carlsbad, CA (SanDiego) Marathon, Half, Kids Fun Run & Educational Forum
Training buddies: Megan, Cal & Murphy's Happy Recap

Donations as of April 16, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$12,235.00 Raised Online
$12,235.00 Total Raised

Your money could find a cure for juvenile myositis!

First and foremost, our daughter Megan gives us the energy and inspiration to find a cure for juvenile myositis. But we also draw it from the great sadness we feel when we see children like Brandi Valentine suffer from this disease.

Back in 2007, Rhonda met Brandi's aunt through Cure JM's online discussion board. Over several months, she and "Aunt Debbie" talked frequently about Brandi’s battle with JM. 

Brandi, a 14-year-old living in Pittsburgh, was an honors student, an avid dancer, a passionate reader, a movie buff and someone who loved to swim.  But in the two years since her initial diagnosis of JM, she spent nearly half her time in and out of hospitals. She had many surgeries and she was in great pain. Through it all, she was strong and never complained.

On Jan. 21 , 2008, Brandi died from complications caused by her juvenile myositis.

Rhonda attended the memorial service held for Brandi. While it was an incredible celebration of a young woman's life, it broke her heart to see a family so grief-stricken by the loss of their child.

To help prevent such tragic moments in the future, our family is participating in the Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon in January 2009 with the purpose of raising funds for Cure JM Foundation, an all-volunteer group fighting for research into a cure for her disease. Megan and her little brother, Cal, will be running the kids' mile. Rhonda will run in memory of Brandi in the half-marathon. Kevin, as always, will pass out Gatorade and will keep everyone in line.

Please help Megan and the many children like her with this devastating autoimmune disease by sponsoring our effforts.  

The McKeever Family 

PS - If you prefer to send a check, make it out to Cure JM Foundation, mark it in the memo section that you are sponsoring Kevin and Rhonda McKeever, then mail it to Cure JM Foundation, 836 Lynwood Drive, Encinitas, CA  92024.  Matching gift forms may also be sent to that address or faxed to 1 (760) 230-2243.

Supporters

Comment Donation
Caroline Dickie Well done Rhonda
Mortician Babe Missed being there to support my favorite family!!!
A. Wright
Practically Joe Run! Thing 1. Run!
Whitemist For 'always home and uncool's" 'Thing1'
Marikay Capasso
Middle-Aged-Woman Run, Forrest!
Kevin and Julie F.
Steve Hasday Keep Tryin' & Smilin'
F. Wong
Mira & Les Good luck with the run!
Pamela Culpepper The race is not given to the swift....let your spirit prevail!
The Ofiero Family Sending you all our support today and every day!
The Krainz Family We cant be there this time but our hearts are w the McKeever family
Anonymous Have a great run ... all the best!
Freddy Cabrera God luck on the race. I'm sure the motivation is there.
Avitable
Erik Sossa
The Gover Family Have a great run! We are more than happy to support such a great cause!
Rock
Vincent Leonard Have a great run Rhonda! Megan will be proud!!
Jen Mayer Run strong Rhonda. Sorry I will be able to make it to CA. I am thinking of you.
Aetheria Spa 176 visits, 24 just because I adore you
Karen Colleran You're an inspiration!
Paul Marchand Go Rhonda...All the best...Paul
Lisa and John Breunig All the best
Will Sanchez & Andrea Posner-Sanchez
elizabeth hoane Great work, Rhonda! Best of luck on the run.
Brandi's Aunt Debbie Thank you for remembering our Brandi
Patrick McLaughlin Thanks for all of your hard work and best of luck in the run.
Anonymous
Ken Pheasey I wish you the very best
Esther M. Bauer Wishing you the best
Penny Sickenius Best of luck on the run!!!!!! Our thoughts are with you.
Victoria Gibbard Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Redliens/O'Briens Have a great time at the race!
Ege Karapinar I hope the cure is found soon. My prayers are with you. and with the children who have this disease.
Michael DeAngelo My thoughts and prayers are with you. Best of luck with your run, Rhonda!
Ali Wheeler
Ronald S. Shapiro, Ltd. I hope we find a cure soon.
Cheryl Cerminara Glad to help with such a great cause - good luck on your run!
Frans and Jacqui Hijkoop We're right behind you - best wishes
Flic & Andy Smith Great cause - enjoy the day, will be thinking of you all
Peter Clarke Good luck... we are all behind you!
Linda Reddy Will be cheering you on - have a great run!
Margie Limpert God Speed in your recovery and prevention
Jan Woods We're all cheering you on. Have a great run.
Tejas For Megan and others who inspire us so much
Hendrik C Great Rhonda - lot's of success with the project and run !
The Massalas Family

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
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Raised Online
$12,235
Total Raised
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