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Danny Did Chicago Marathon Team 2016
Hello! This October, my two friends Lindsay and Molli and I will be running our first marathon in Chicago. Running a marathon has always been on my bucket list, but towards the bottom. I never thought I would actually run a full marathon. But with some peer pressure (just kidding Molli) and motivation from friends it will happen this October. I am running for the foundation Danny Did. Danny Did is raising awareness and prevention of deaths caused by epilepsy. As a pediatric nurse working in the PICU, epilepsy is something I see quite often. It does not just affect the patient, but also the whole family. Please help me raise awareness for Team Danny Did!! Thank you!!
About my cause:
Founded by Chicagoans Mike and Mariann Stanton in January 2010 after the sudden death of their four-year-old son Danny, the Danny Did Foundation’s primary mission is to prevent deaths caused by seizures. The Foundation is dedicated to advancing public awareness of epilepsy and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), enhancing the SUDEP communication model between medical professionals and families impacted by seizures, and gaining mainstream acceptance and use of seizure detection and prediction devices that may assist in preventing seizure-related deaths. Epilepsy affects nearly 3 million people in the United States and 65 million people worldwide. One in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy during their lifetime. The name of the Danny Did Foundation originates from the last line of Danny Stanton’s obituary, written by his dad: “Please go and enjoy your life. Danny did.”
Our 2015 Team raised over $60k last year and those funds were used to help place seizure detection devices in homes across the country. These devices alarm a caregiver during a seizure which can reduce the safety risks often associated with seizures. Parents appreciate this peace of mind and are thankful for the chance to address a seizure and keep their loved ones safe. We plan to beat that team fundraising number in 2016, and we hope you will be part of reaching this goal. Thank you for your support! To learn more, please visit www.dannydid.org.
Go Col G.!!!
Way to go Auntie Coleen!!
We are so proud of dedication and discipline training for this marathon!!! Keep up your determination. Can't wait to cheer for you, Lindsay and Molli!! Love you,, Mom and Dad
Way to go! Have a great run!
Great job, Coleen
Patrick David Deane
Running is gross....But running for a good cause I can get behind. : P
Have a great run!
Run like the wind!!
So Proud of you!!! You are going to do great!!
You guys are going to do great!!
Good Luck Col!!! You got this!
Way to go Coleen! You'll be all ready for Memphis!
Best of luck. You will do amazing!!!!!
Best of luck Colleen!!
Good luck!!! You girls did great!
Too lazy to donate to each, this is for you, Lindsay, & Molli! Sorry I can't be there to support you ladies! Good luck!
Good luck! You'll do great! Enjoy and take it all in!
Good Luck CG. You are gonna do awesome!!!
From Mr. and Mrs. Morgan!
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