Benefits: U Microbiota Therapeutics Program Fund
Running for Nana
Goal $ 10,000.00
75.7% towards our goal
DONOR LIST
Emily Haller
$ 439.34
Anonymous
$ 200.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 52.40
Pat And Wills Long
$ 100.00
Your tribute to Nana is beautiful!! Many blessings as you run!!!
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Matthew And Janet
$ 961.32
Anonymous
$ 50.00
The Brousselys
$ 100.00
What a wonderful idea, Emily! We're sure that Nana is smiling and cheering you on!
Abbe And Aaron
$ 500.00
We are both so proud of you! I know Nana is proud too!
Roxy
$ 150.00
I'm rootin' for you, Em, and am so proud of you! I know your Nana is smiling down on all of you. Good luck next month!
Anonymous
$ 150.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 250.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Vanessa Barker
$ 100.00
Emily-your love for your Nana is never ending! Thanx for sharing.
Timothy Mahr
$ 50.00
I'm so proud of you, Emily and happy to have this chance to support your run in memory of your Nana. Good luck with it all!
Wendy Walberg
$ 100.00
With you all the way.!
Bill And Louise Atkinson
$ 100.00
Go for it!!
Anne Dupont
$ 100.00
Emily--what a great way to celebrate your Nana and support much needed research! You're an inspiration and I'll be rooting for you on Marathon Day! Anne
Randy & Mary Ann Hampton
$ 50.00
Best of luck on your run Emily! This is an awesome thing you are doing.
The Branden's
$ 100.00
Run Like The Wind ........
Tom & Deb C
$ 50.00
Good Luck Emily. Truly inspiring
The Scharmann Family
$ 100.00
Emily - What a wonderful tribute to a most wonderful nana! We are rooting for you! Go girl!!
Kathie And Dorie
$ 200.00
Nana is smiling down on you, Abbe & Emily. So proud of your hard work and loving Nana as you have...we loved her, too. Hugs!
Susan Smith
$ 100.00
Have a great Nanathon!
Matthew & Janet
$ 330.12
Keep putting in those miles. You are doing a great thing!
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Ed & Jan Meier
$ 100.00
Emily, We continually enjoy our time with our grandkids, so we can appreciate the relationship you had with your Nana.
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Connie Stevinson
$ 50.00
Best of luck, Emily! Your grandma is smiling down on you!
Anonymous
$ 10.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Wilbur Doxie Mascotti
$ 100.00
My mom Laura and I are so proud of you for this amazing tribute to your Nana, you share her beauty, she is always in your heart......your guardian angel.
Anonymous
$ 52.40
Anonymous
$ 250.00
Leslie
$ 10.00
Ermily!! I'm so proud of you and your journey! Love you and thinking of you this weekend. <3
Parm
$ 50.00
Run, Forrest, Run !!!
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 75.00
Caitie Christoffel
$ 25.00
Go Emily!!! Good luck tomorrow!!
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Emily Haller
$ 274.62
Emily Haller
$ 52.40
Anonymous
$ 500.00
Emily Haller
$ 112.40
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$ 7,570.00 raised
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Welcome! My name is Emily and I want to thank you for visiting this site. In June, I'll be running Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, MN to support C. difficile research in celebration of my best friend. This is the fundraising page for this adventure, and I encourage you to visit the blog as well, if you haven't already. 

My goal is that together, we can raise $10,000 to support the life-saving work of the University of Minnesota's Microbiota Therapeutics Program (MTP). I would like to invite you to join me in making a donation that is meaningful to you - no amount is too small. Every dollar raised will move us closer to the goal and will make a big difference for patients fighting the C. diff infection.

I pledge to donate two dollars for every one mile I run while training for the marathon. At the time of launching this funding page, I have run 219.67 miles, and I am so thrilled to kick off our fundraising by donating $439.34. I look forward to donating again after the marathon is complete.

All funds raised will go directly to the MTP Fund within the U of M Foundation. The Fund supports the work of the MTP for several microbiota-related therapies, including those related to C. diff. So, what will our donations support? The funds raised through this marathon will serve two key needs:

  • Outreach and education for recruiting microbiota donors. The MTP must continue to recruit for new microbiota donors in order to sustain the Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) procedures. It is an extensive, highly selective process to become an eligible donor.

 

  • Training for young research scientists and physicians with an interest in microbiota-host interactions. This workforce expansion is crucial to be able to continue the cutting edge research for C. diff and other superbugs.

Please click the "Give Now" button at the right to make a donation to the MTP. You will receive a receipt for your gift that can be used for tax purposes, and your name will appear in the donor box at the right. You can also choose to give anonymously. For every person that gives to C. diff or to others (see the blog for more information), I will add a bead to a bracelet I'm going to wear on race day. I know this marathon is going to be tough, both mentally and physically, and I am going to need to be reminded of each of you to keep going. 

From the bottom of my heart, thank you so, so much!

If you have additional questions about what your donation will support, please feel free to contact Russell Betts, Development Officer for the Department of Medicine/University of Minnesota Foundation (rbetts@umn.edu, 612-626-4569). I want to thank Russell for his encouragement, kindness, and support in creating this funding campaign and in training for this marathon. 

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