Goodbye $20,000, HELLO $50,000!
Thank you to everyone that reunited with my “Papa” and supported the climb of 5,164! I could not have imagined the fundraiser being anymore successful: over 150 guests came to support the journey as well as hundreds whom mailed in contributions before & after the big day. We have tallied the totals:
- Total raised for Support the Climb of 5,164 ($1/step) – $19,427
- Total overall raised to date – $24,915
- NEW GOAL – $50,000
Due to the massive global support of this campaign, we reached our initial goal far quicker than we envisioned. We are so thankful and appreciative for all the words of encouragement and realize this journey has so much more potential ahead.
As you may be aware by now, I originally set the goal of $20,000 as a barometer for the Run 4 Papa campaign to create awareness and raise funds for PPA research. When I was staring at a blank screen 94 short days ago with a thermometer that showed $0 at the bottom and a 20K at the top, I had no idea how short or long it would take to achieve this goal.
It takes a lot of people to make this happen, and believe me, I have had plenty of help from family, friends and complete strangers willing to offer their time and advice to move this campaign forward and create exposure for PPA and those battling this disease every day.
As a direct result of that effort and time, we are raising the new goal to $50,000. We realize this is quite ambitious but I am confident that with the same work mentality, help, and support, this new goal can and WILL be reached over the remaining 210 days before the Great Wall of China Marathon.
I greatly appreciate the support and please continue to spread the good word about this cause.
A film dedicated for all people diagnosed with PPA that struggle to communicate but are fighting everyday – Run4Papa is behind you!
To watch video of the event, go to: Support the Climb of 5,164
To see photos from the fundraiser, go to: Reunite with Dr. Louis “Papa” Heyman
Thank you so much to all the Gold, Silver and In-Kind sponsors for your willingness to contribute to this special event by funding PPA research and providing food for our guests.
Adams Development Corporation, Allegra Printing & Imaging, Breath of Spring Florist, OrthoCarolina 10K Classic, Sellers Orthdontics, Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
Bienenstock Nationwide Court Reporting & Video, Haddassah, Taubman, Nadis and Neuman (attorney's-at-law), SAV-ON DRUGS
Bake Station * Berci Letterpress Services * Brooklyn Bagel *Cherry Blossom Farms * CK Mediterranean Grille * Dakota Bread * Detroit Bagel * Diamond Bakery * Dunkin Donuts * Einstein Bros Bagel * Hiller's Market * Jonny Pomodoro's * Long Lake Market * Market Square * Mrs. Maddox Cake Shoppe * New York Bagel * Star Deli