I am teaming up with the Cleveland Virtual Marathon to fundraise for the Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF) to honor the life of my uncle, Mark von Kreuter.
Uncle, as I have always called him, went beyond the expectations of an uncle in the integral presence and support he had in my everyday life, in our family, and in the lives of so many who knew him. At 58 years old, he held an art for repeating tired, typically immature jokes, with a delivery that could still generate a room of laughter - an example to not take life too seriously as a life well spent is one sharing joy. On September 7th, 2020, Uncle died by suicide - victim to a battle we did not know he was fighting. To honor his wishes, we are working with CLF to find out what impact his lifelong devotion to football may have had on his brain and mental health.
To learn more about his life please read his story on the CLF Legacy Story page here. Our team is proud to support CLF and its programs that advocate for concussion safety without compromise to work toward eliminating the prevalence and dangers of CTE. If you’d like to learn more, here is their annual report and the founder’s TED Talk, and a Malcolm Gladwell podcast about their impact. The CLF HelpLine is providing urgently needed one-on-one support, resources, peer-to-peer mentors, and medical referrals to patients and families in need during these difficult times.
Any donation to this cause is greatly appreciated. However, regardless of financial contribution, you can make a critical contribution through learning more about CTE to spread awareness and most importantly, making an effort to spread love, laughter, and positivity throughout the world. Treat others with kindness as you do not know what battles they are fighting - it is okay not to be okay sometimes but know that there are people who love you and many options for support.
On behalf of myself and all those who hold Uncle in their memories, thank you.
Donate to help Isabella raise money for 2021 Cleveland Marathon’s fundraising campaign.
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|May 16||Terri and Alexis||$54.43|
|May 16||The Johnston’s||Undisclosed amount|
|May 16||Tim & Allie||$54.43|
|May 16||Valentina Mathis||Undisclosed amount|
|May 10||Anne V von Kreuter||Undisclosed amount|
|May 08||Bridget||Undisclosed amount|
|May 08||Mark Berggren||$98.00|
|May 08||Dede Johnston||$268.47|
|May 07||Kailee||Undisclosed amount|
|May 07||Kelley Family||$107.94|