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Help Susanne raise money

For participating in 2021 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

My Story…

Hi there! 

In 2017, my son got Kawasaki Disease and it was the scariest thing I've experienced so far. Thankfully, a doctor recognized the symptoms and he received the treatment needed to save his life. I am running for him and to raise money to further research this Disease in order to help other families. ❤


Kawasaki disease (KD) is the main pediatric disease responsible for coronary artery complications (aneurysms) in children under 5 years old and approximately 688 Canadian children will be affected annually (nearly 2 children per day); regrettably, understanding and expertise is limited and fragmented across the country. Proper diagnosis and treatment within a short 10-day window can dramatically reduce the chance of complications from 25-30% to less than 5%; saving over 170 children's hearts every year. When undiagnosed and untreated, this rare disease leads to lifelong heart damage that most often results in heart attacks, congestive heart failure or sudden death. Kawasaki Disease Canada is the only Canadian national charity working to improve outcomes of KD; aspiring for big impact, striving to be at the forefront of issues by: facilitating support among families affected; bridging the gap of critical awareness and preventative education which is critical to early diagnosis and subsequent treatment; and dispersed funding for specialized and essential research via Grants and Scholarships.    

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Oct 10 Norine & Duane Black Such a good cause to donate to. We need more awareness on Kawasaki Disease. $100.00
Oct 10 Maree and Terry Cottrell $100.00
Oct 09 Uncle Chad Good luck!! $100.00
Oct 08 Jodie E. $25.00
Sep 22 Lori Godsmark Run like the wind, Susi! $25.00
Sep 21 Grandma & Grandpa Black Nice that you are doing this Susi. A very good cause. $25.00
Sep 21 Matt Good luck! $25.00