On December 26th, 2014 Evelyn Grace Spytek passed away due to complications following a CMV related surgery. In her memory and in support of the National CMV Foundation, I will be running the New York City Marathon on November 4, 2018, along with several former Michigan teammates and CMV parents. Your gift will be important, impactful and tax deductible.
Important: CMV is common, serious and preventable. 40,000 children are born with CMV every year, making CMV the leading viral cause of preventable birth defects.
Impactful: The National CMV Foundation goals are to create awareness, share information about CMV prevention strategies and conduct community outreach initiatives, in addition to empower women to take charge of their health by giving them the tools they need before and during pregnancy.
Tax deductible: Your donation is tax deductible and you will automatically be emailed a receipt once after you donate.
I have known the Spyteks for almost 20 years and could not be prouder to compete for a tremendous cause and in memory of a truly wonderful little girl. I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet Evelyn Grace and the work the Spyteks are doing through their foundation has enable the sprit of Evelyn to carry on along with raising much needed awareness. Please read on and find out ways you can help the National CMV Foundation eliminate this terrible disease.
Compete 4 CMV is a series of community based events raising charitable contributions for the National CMV Foundation. Those who choose to run, bike, swim or compete for this cause, shall be known as our CMV Crusaders. The National CMV Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness, providing access to resources, and sharing prevention information to help eliminate congenital CMV. Learn more at www.nationalcmv.org.