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Aliya Reich
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Finishing my first half marathon, 2015.
Finishing my first half marathon, 2015.

Hello! Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
If you’re here, it’s likely you know that Parkinson’s Disease has significantly impacted my life and the lives of all of my family members. From both of my grandfathers’ diagnoses when I was a young child to my mom’s when I was 20, PD has unfortunately been a presence in my life for as long as I can remember.
If you’re here, it’s also possible/probable you know about my involvement in Pacing for Parkinson’s. This is my fifth year running with P4P, my fourth on the committee, and my second in a leadership role. To round out that list, I’ll add a few numbers, including a major first:
  • 10 years. This is the tenth year P4P has been a charity team with the Baltimore Running Festival – an exciting anniversary.
  • $155,000. Our team’s fundraising goal, which, when reached, will push us past the $1 million mark in cumulative funds raised since 2008.
  • $4,000. My personal fundraising goal.
  • And, last but not least: First 26.2. The number of miles I’ll run, in my very first marathon, to represent P4P all over Baltimore and raise money for Parkinson’s research, education, and outreach.
If you know me at all, you know how incredibly important this cause is to me, my family, and the community of PD patients and caregivers I’ve grown to know and love. Though battling Parkinson’s Disease has been a part of my identity pretty much always, my involvement with P4P over the last five years has added running as a major part of my sense of self, my social life, and what helps me get up in the morning, grateful that I can with relative ease.
Please consider donating to P4P and, by extension, the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center at Johns Hopkins Medicine, to help us reach our goal. Wondering how your donation will be used? Check this link out. Any amount, large or small, will help both me and so many Parkinson’s patients – my dear sweet Moma Reich included – continue to put one foot in front of the other in search of a cure.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart and the soul of my shoe, for reading.
With love,
PS. Check out this amazing feature in Parkinson’s Warriors on my little moma and me!

Recent Contributors

Charlotte Howell Date Received: 10/29/2018
"You rock, Aliya! A marathon--wow!"
RACHEL HOPE Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 10/29/2018
"strong work on your run!!"
Emma Filar Amount: $ 18.5 Date Received: 10/26/2018
BENJAMIN GARBER Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 10/25/2018
"Congrats! Sorry to be late. But hey. We were thinking of you last Saturday from the mindfulness retreat. Love Lynne & Ben"
Helper Orca Amount: $ 25 Date Received: 10/20/2018
"So proud, so amazing! #HELPERORCA"
Pandora And Joe Hess Amount: $ 95.5 Date Received: 10/20/2018
"We're tracking you as I type! You are crushing it! HOORAY! "
Kate Brunick Date Received: 10/19/2018
"LOVE YOU! Can't wait to cheer you on Saturday!!"
Jennifer Doyle Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 10/19/2018
"omg "the soul of my shoe" :) :) "
Jenny Parsons Amount: $ 30 Date Received: 10/19/2018
"So proud of you Aliya and honored to call you my friend!"
Mark Davis Amount: $ 49.69 Date Received: 10/19/2018
Emily Hanson Date Received: 10/19/2018
"You're killin' it, girl! Wish I were there to cheer you on and feed you all the cake afterward, haha!"
Maggie Lewis Amount: $ 30 Date Received: 10/19/2018
"Good luck and love to your mom! "
Katherine Killeffer Amount: $ 8.87 Date Received: 10/19/2018
"Your dedication is inspiring - way to go Aliya!"
American Express Amount: $ 350 Date Received: 10/19/2018
Glenn Campbell Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 10/18/2018
"Awesome person running for an awesome cause. You go Aliya!"
Orly Klein Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 10/18/2018
"Woot!! Go Aliya! You rock!!!"
Denise Garner Amount: $ 71.44 Date Received: 10/18/2018
"Best of Luck--I am sure you will have an amazing run!"
Jen Padgett Date Received: 10/17/2018
"You are fantastic - I'm so proud of you and this amazing feat!! Love you "
Nikole Afflerbach Amount: $ 350 Date Received: 10/14/2018
Emily & Grandma Tobias Date Received: 10/12/2018
"Good luck from Auntie Em and Grandma T! We love you!"
MARK STANLEY Amount: $ 95.5 Date Received: 10/11/2018
Anonymous Amount: $ 25 Date Received: 10/8/2018
Laura Hoffman Date Received: 10/8/2018
"You got this!!"
Michele Frank Amount: $ 23.31 Date Received: 10/6/2018
"Proud of you, cousin!"
Suzanne Belmont Amount: $ 26.2 Date Received: 10/6/2018
"You're amazing!! You got this!!"
Lizzy Peper Date Received: 10/6/2018
"You are going to rock this marathon! All your hard work and passion is going to pay off on October 20th. Thanks for being a great Monday morning bud!"
Anonymous Amount: $ 50.01 Date Received: 10/5/2018
"You’re gonna crush it!"
Timothy Wright Amount: $ 8.87 Date Received: 10/3/2018
Helen Stichel Date Received: 10/2/2018
"You are one spectacular lady my dear! Thinking of you and your family. Have a wonderful race!"
Nancy Rubin Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 10/2/2018
"Keep going strong, Aliya!"
Bethany Nowviskie Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 10/2/2018
"You can do this, Aliya! In all things -- setting the pace. "
Corinne Casey Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 10/2/2018
"You got this!!"
Mary Tobias Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 10/2/2018
Jill Petroro Amount: $ 25 Date Received: 10/2/2018
"You are amazing!!"
Anonymous Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 10/2/2018
Sam Modenstein Date Received: 10/2/2018
"Cheering you on Aliyah. Let our spirit carry you across the finish line!"
Suvi Stock Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 10/1/2018
"Run Aliya Run! Cutter and Steele are proud of you!"
Ben And Allie Sattin And Fixsen Amount: $ 100.12 Date Received: 09/29/2018
Frances Lodder Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 09/28/2018
Joanne And Kevin Lamparter Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 09/25/2018
"Go Aliya Go!!"
Mollie Tobias Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 09/23/2018
"Work it!! You are such an amazing woman, so proud of you cousin!!"
Don And Mardt Tobias Date Received: 09/20/2018
"Love you Aliya GOOD LUCK!!"
Anonymous Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 09/20/2018
Amanda Beresford Date Received: 09/18/2018
"Aliya, you're amazing! You never stop. My love and admiration to you and your mum. xx"
Nancy Reich Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 09/18/2018
"I know you can do it. Enjoy the run. It's such a great accomplishment. Check it off on your bucket list."
Samantha Le Amount: $ 75 Date Received: 09/18/2018
"Go Aliya!!"
Christine Pokrandt Date Received: 09/18/2018
"Good luck, Aliya. You set a good pace for the rest of us."
Yair Flicker Date Received: 09/18/2018
Rachel Baker Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 09/17/2018
"Damn, woman! I'm so proud of you. Much love to you and your momma."
Alex Sommer Date Received: 09/17/2018
"Best of luck in your race, Aliya! I am so proud of you, your accomplishments, and the wonderful things you do for your family, friends, and important world causes. xo"
Gary Stern Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 09/17/2018
"You go, girl!"
Sarah Hossain Date Received: 09/17/2018
"Aliya, you are the strongest person I know. The marathon has finally met its maker! I love you and keep running!!"
Anonymous Amount: $ 26.2 Date Received: 09/17/2018
"In honor of your first marathon--"
Andrew Pham Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 09/17/2018
"You are going to knock this one out of the park!"
Natalia Bacchus Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 09/17/2018
"Love you Aliya! Go go go!!"
Jeffrey Johnson Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 07/29/2018
"Joy in every step, mindfulness in every breath."
Daniel Bunch Date Received: 07/28/2018
"Good luck, Aliya!"
Anna Ciuffo Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 07/23/2018