Jen Pettit's Fundraising Page


2011 Philadelphia Tri-State Sjogren's Walkabout

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Training buddies My Family, Friends, KPMG, & YOU!

Jen Pettit's Fundraising Page

 Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!  Here's some quick info, or scroll down to read my personal story!

Family, Friends, and KPMG Employees who would like to attend the event should click on the "Team" above and sign up.  This is how you ensure your name will be included as a walker for admission purposes and FREE parking!

Please be sure to arrive between 8:30 and 9:30 AM on May 7 for free admission; if registered online, be sure to request your parking voucher at this time!

Supporters wishing to make a donation:

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

General Information:

If you are interested in joining the team for the walk itself, please click the "Team" tab above and sign up.  The walk is on Saturday, May 7 at the Philadelphia Zoo - please arrive between 8:30 and 9:30 am to ensure your FREE admission and request your parking pass (IF YOU SIGN UP ONLINE ONLY).  There is no fundraising or donation minimum, but if you do choose to fundraise through your own page, all donations will count toward the team's total!  I will contact walkers as we get closer with any necessary details!

Agenda for the day:

Arrive between 8:30 and 9:30 am to sign in, and check out the Health Fair, exhibitors, sponsors, and activities for the kids - plus grab a drink and a snack - all included with the walk!  KPMG employees and families, be sure to visit the KPMG table in the Peacock Pavilion!!

This walk will "step off" at 10:00 am - but there is no set route or finish line (there is no 'finish line' in a life with Sjogren's, afterall).  Once we step off, the day is YOURS to enjoy at the zoo with your family, friends, or our team!


My Story

 UII ("we") stands for "Understanding Invisible Illnesses", a grassroots support and awareness group I founded a few years ago.  Diagnosed at 15 as a "Sjoggie"  - along with many other related conditions - I want to make sure each hurdle I clear in terms of spreading awareness and developing useful resources is knocked down for the people who will come after me.  If we each did this everytime we faced a friend / family member / coworker who couldn't see our "invisible illness", just imagine how much better we'd make our world!  And we can make these changes a lot faster than science will find a cure for Sjogrens. 

As a Health Activist, I was honored to be asked to participate on this year's Walkabout Committee!  As a KPMG Auditor, I am thrilled to be able to invite my colleagues to join me.  And as a patient, I am grateful for your amazing outpouring of support in making our team the biggest and best there is!

For more information on UII, my own story and goals, and to meet other sufferers (and those who suffer with us - our friends and family), please visit the following sites:

My UII Blog:

On Facebook:

I'm blessed to have incredibly supportive friends and family around me, but many people with Invisible Illnesses aren't so lucky.  Your support will go a long way to show them that people do care, and inspire them to have HOPE!

-Jen Pettit

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The First UII Team at the 2010 Walk