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Cure JM Foundation

Rock'n'Roll Seattle Marathon, Half Marathon and Cure JM Annual National Educational Events Seattle, Washington

Donations as of October 08, 2015:

$9,968.85 Raised Offline
$9,796.11 Raised Online
$19,764.96 Total Raised

Cure JM ... for Megan/Thing 1's sake!

Our daughter Megan -- "Thing 1" to our friends in the blogosphere -- gives us the energy and inspiration to find a cure for juvenile myositis, a potentially devastating autoimmune disease. Diagnosed nearly 9 years ago at age 2 (read her story here), she still takes medications every day to keep the disease in check.

However, in late April, Megan started to experience a flare, or relapse, of the disease. She is back on IV medications to try to nip it quickly before damage is done.

Nonetheless, she has been one of the fortunate ones who has responded well to these treatments. Not all are so lucky.

Just this past August, our tight-knit JM community lost 15-year-old Cole Flack of Oregon to complications from this incurable disease. Cole had been diagnosed with JM only 3 years earlier.

To help prevent future tragedy, our family is participating in the Seattle Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on June 25, 2011, to raise funds for Cure JM Foundation, an all-volunteer group fighting for research into a cure for this often painfully and sometimes fatal disease.

Please help Megan and the many children like her by sponsoring our efforts.

The McKeever Family
Kevin, Rhonda, Megan, Cal and Murphy

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 (760) 230-2243.

Check out the Cure JM video under Megan's picture!


Comment Donation
Tom & Marie Metz
Anonymous Best of luck to you all
Christine Lyall I hope this helps, even if just a little bit.
Mom of 2 Congratulations!
Lisa and John Breunig Nice that the Thing shirt is working for the cause
Sonya, Alec, Graham and Sabrina All the best!
Mark, Susan, Jenna, and Rachel Plotzky Keep up the fight and win!
Irene Hahn Sorry to be so late ...
Scott and Elaine Clark and family All the best for Megan and all the McKeevers!
Justinobeachman Keep up the fight McKeevos.!
Friend of Megan donor match 6/22
wendy m
Bud and Sherril (Grandpa & Grandma) Hope you get feeling better Megan! Love you
Fay Morris Donation in honor of Lyndsie Smith
Friend of Megan donor match 6/20 and 6/21
The Gover Family Hope Megan feels ALOT better soon!
Friend of Megan donor match 6/17 thru 6/19
joey K I just wish the best for Megan
Dan and Lynn Berman Thing 1 Rules!
Stuart Jacob
PepsiCo Employee Matches Run Rhonda Run!
Margaret Andrews
Carrie Stuckmann
Friend of Megan Donor Match 6/14 thru 6/16
Picket and Family
Jen Mayer We are cheering for you Megan.
Patrick Mirza
Dirk Rasmussen and Family Kevin - My best to you and your family!
Nate Campbell from 1 Megan to another!
Annette Gabriel Go McKeever's - PepsiCo Matching Gift
Mail-in Donation Going the Distance for Megan & all JM Kids
Phyllis & Kenny Jones For Megan & the McKeever's
Patrick McLaughlin
Nina and Norman Lotstein
Annette Gabriel You have our support! Let's beat this!
Betsy Brazy
Antonia Gerard
Roger Fox
Marty & Bobbi Shapiro
Van Emery Take care!
Debby Lione
Anonymous The whole family is behind you -- good luck!
Cosgrove Family We love you Megan!
Desmarais family Best wishes, Paul, Deb, Grace & Marian

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