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5K run for HCMA!


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  • 5K run for HCMA!

    Hello to all!

    I wanted to write and tell you about a wonderful, amazing and truly memorable event that took place on Sunday June 27, 2004. The Lyndhurst Police Department (NJ) and the VonRapacki Family held a 5K Run /2K Walk in Memory of Keith VonRapacki, to benefit the HCMA. We had perfect weather, wonderful people and a special guardian angel watching over this event. There will be photos of the event on the photo album soon.

    I want to thank all the volunteers, the 300 participants, the entire Lyndhurst police department (especially MIKE!) and of course Jo-ann and George VonRapacki, 2 of the most wonderful people I have had the honor of knowing! They hope to do the run again next year and we hope to see 600 people at next years event!

    There is a second run, the Vicky Keller Remembrance Run, in the Cape Girardeau, Mo. area on Saturday, September 25, 2004 Mail entry form and check to: Ron Keller, 1500 County road 209, cape Girardeau, mo 63701. Questions call Ron Keller 573-334-1364 or amber Wilson 573-335-5189 or visit the website at www.eteamz.com/sites/vickykellerrun

    Thank you to both the VonRapacki and Keller for there efforts to help others with HCM!

    God Bless these wonderful families!

    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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    That is/was lovely tributes, and a very honorable thing to do. I wish more people were socially active like that.

    We also had a run in our own house just the other day, in honor of some left over food that was in the refrigerator a bit too long. Admittedly it was a short run – just to another room, but all the participants were quite active in their observance. I didn’t think of it at the time, but had I collected a toll at the door, we could have raised quite a sum for charity. Well, maybe next time.


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      Re: 5K run for HCMA!

      This is so great that they organized this! Good job!