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sMiles for Katie

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Date:
September 23
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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sMiles for Katie
512 Apple Valley Drive
Belford, NJ United States

Miles for Katie , Inc is a non-profit charity whose mission is dedicated to bring awareness to Pulmonary Hypertension. To support the Pulmonary Hypertension Association in their efforts to bring hope to those who suffer and find a cure for this disease while honoring our daughter Katie McCarthy.

Our Katie was a vibrant loving girl. She always embraced life. Her love of family, faith, and friends was evident in everything Katie did. She was diagnosed in August 2012 with Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. A disease that is a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of your heart. Pulmonary hypertension begins when tiny arteries in your lungs, called pulmonary arteries, and capillaries become narrowed, blocked or destroyed. This makes it harder for blood to flow through your lungs, and raises pressure within your lungs' arteries. As the pressure builds, your heart's lower right chamber (right ventricle) must work harder to pump blood through your lungs, eventually causing your heart muscle to weaken and eventually fail. Katie passed away April 30, 2013.

Our charity raises money throughout the year in a variety of ways. You can help sMiles for Katie by using Amazon Smiles or Goodsearch online shopping sites and a percentage is donated directly to sMiles for Katie. Our fundraiser have included a Phamily Phriendly Phundraiser and a Social Throwdown @ Stumpy’s Hatchett House. sMiles for Katie was featured in the Asbury Park Press March 10th Carino’s Corner honoring our efforts to bring awareness to PHA. We walk each year with the PHA local chapters for the O2 Breathe Walk in New York City and Philadelphia.  Our next event is September 23, 2017. All proceeds go directly to Pulmonary Hypertension Association.  In two years sMiles for Katie has raised over $11,000 and through the O2 Breathe PHA direct donations over $2000 more!

smilesforkatie.org

Like us on Facebook : sMiles for Katie or email us smilesforkatie@verizon.net

In accordance with the IRS regulations, please note that sMiles for Katie Inc is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity. Your generous contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

sMiles for Katie Inc Federal Tax ID number is 81-1200436

sMiles for Katie 512 Apple Valley Drive, Belford, New Jersey 07718 732-471-1741