Running for a cause!

https://uky.networkforgood.com/causes/9897-vad-support-and-heart-failure-research-fund?utm_source=website&utm_medium=unit_website
On August 26, Ken Campbell will end a 1000 day streak of running 5 km (3.1 miles) every 24 hours.

He's going to mark the event by asking for donations that will be split between
Ken's goal is to raise $10,000 to help patients and to accelerate the development of cures for heart failure.



More about the run streak
  • Ken has run 5 km (3.1 miles) every day since December 1, 2014.

  • The streak includes miles in Australia, Britain, Mexico, and New Zealand, and lots and lots of miles on the south side of Lexington, KY.

  • Best runs: any time he gets to run with a friend.

  • Worst run: when he had stomach flu.



How will my donation help?
  • Every little bit is important. Here are some examples of how your donation will make a difference.

    AmountPatient support groupStudent-driven research 
    $5Gas cards (see note 1 below)Rubber gloves for handling cardiac samples.
    $25Medical alert bracelents (see note 2)Chemicals to perform experiments.
    $100Art therapy or mindfulness training for a single patient (see note 3)Kit to measure proteins in failing hearts.
    $500Art therapy or mindfulness training for a large groupAllows an undergraduate student to perform research for 2 weeks during the summer vacation.

    1. Many of our patients have to drive 3+ hours to attend follow-up appointments at the University of Kentucky. (Public transport is limited in much of our state.) Inability to pay for gas is the most frequent reason patients miss their appointments.

    2. Bracelets help emergency responders and non-specialist healthcare professionals to provide the best care for our patients if they are not able to explain their condition themselves.

    3. Helps patients and their care-givers to cope with stress and anxiety.

How do I donate?
  • Donate via credit card through the official University of Kentucky site

  • If you'd prefer not to donate by credit card, contact Ken Campbell (k.s.campbell@uky.edu) or 859-323-8157 to discuss other options.

  • Donations made to the University of Kentucky are tax deductible in the US. You will get an official receipt from the university if you donate using the link above. 

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