About the event
I am hosting a 5k/3k fun run/walk in hopes to raise money for a dear friend battling a severe case of Sickle Cell Anemia. In short, his name is Joe and he is from Togo, Africa. He came over to the United Stated in high school, to seek treatment for his illness. He has been here for about 15 years now and the medications have been keeping his semi-stable during his time. Unfortunately, his illness is becoming more severe and stronger each day, making it harder for him to battle. Ontop of that, since he was not born here, he is not a citizen, and therefore does not have health insurance, making it difficult to pay medical bills. This event is being created to help raise money for Joe to continue recieving treatment, and to hopefully one day be cured of Sickle Cell Anemia. We need all the help we can get to raise money for him and his community! To any Sickle Cell Association that would like to sponsor this event, 15% of all proceeds of this event will go directly to your organization, in hopes to help others battling this terrible illness!
Why should you sponsor?
My event is an event to raise money for a close friend of mine, as well as, Sickle Cell Association of New Jersye. I am planning this event on my own, not through an organization or company, therefore, the money needed for all the necessities of a race event cannot possibly come solely from myself.
My name is Caroline Kuhns and I am currently a third year Psychology major, Kinesiology minor at Penn State University. After I complete my undergraduate degree at Penn State I plan to attend nursing school and then earn a masters degree in Nurse Practitioning. I have worked in assited living facilities in order to gain clinical experience in prepartion for becoming a nurse. As a child, I was always concerned when a friend or family member was injured, and always inquiring about first aid and their treatment plan. As I matured, my curiosity for healthcare only grew. Throughout high school I researched and read about nursing schools and hospitals around the country, and finally during my senior year I was able to do a clinical rotation in our local hospital, Phoenixville Hospital. Unfortunately, I was not accepted into a nursing program for my undergraduate, but that just allowed me to pursue another major to prepare myself for when I do attend nursing school. I was introduced to Joe during early college through my current boyfriend and after learning about Joe's battle with Sickle Cell Anemia, I was incredibly inspired. I knew that I had to do something worthwhile that would change his life for the better, so I decided to organize a 5k/3k event. I am a person who does not sit back and watch the show; I take charge. Therefore, I could by no means sit back and watch Joe continue to suffer in pain and drown in his medical bills. I have to take initiative and give back to someone who gives everything that he has to others.
Contact the Organizer
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