Why I'm Running

Because this event helped my Granddaughter Vivian Rose so much -- her wish was so appreciated by us all, especially Vivi. I also run for my dear friend and survivor, Teresa.


About Team Vivian

Life changed at the 20 week anatomy scan for our first child, Vivian. We found out that she had Heterotaxy and multiple congenital heart diseases. We were told her chance of survival was grim. They gave us only a 5% chance to survive to the age of 1, and only a 1% chance to survive to 5.

Vivian has defied all the odds and will be 9 in October! We are so lucky! She has had 4 open heart surgeries, 16 heart catherizations, 2 bowel surgeries, and countless tests and procedures. Vivian is a bright, imaginative, energetic girl who loves roller coasters (don’t tell her doctors!). She loves to dance and play with her two sisters. She has an infectious laugh and a smile that brightens your day.

$4,806.00 of $4000 goal

Share this Challenger:


Recent Donations

Jan Babbo
3 months ago

Thinking of all, as usual! ❤️😘🙏

$50.00
Kathleen Welsh
3 months ago

In loving memory of Viv Zaratsian.

$20.00
Meg Lee
3 months ago

Always thinking of you and your family

$25.00
LISA TEAGUE
3 months ago

In memory of Vivian Rose

$48.00
Mike and Beth Piglia
3 months ago

Late to the party but sending love and good wishes!

$150.00
Lori Lyons
3 months ago
$48.00
Rana and Kathy Jamil
3 months ago

Viv Strong! Enjoy your run/walk! Beautiful weekend for it!

$48.00
Kathy and John White
3 months ago

Viv strong

$50.00
Cathy Abbott
3 months ago

In memory of and a tribute to Viv Strong❣️

$24.00
The Oplinger Family
3 months ago
$120.00
Anonymous
3 months ago
$24.00
Kade Wagner
3 months ago
$50.00
Pav’s Creamery
3 months ago
$100.00
Casey and Maja
3 months ago

You got this! Hugs!

$25.00
Scott Crabiel
3 months ago

Many Blessings.

$24.00
Anonymous
3 months ago
Physical Therapy Department
3 months ago
$45.00
Jan Bowling
3 months ago

Your family is amazing!

$24.00
Marion & Thomas
3 months ago
$30.00
Molly Hodges
3 months ago
$24.00
Michelle Nusbaum
3 months ago

Keeping you all in my prayers~

$25.00
John & Jane Warmus
3 months ago

Godspeed on your 24/24. You are an inspiration!

$240.00
Ahbe family
3 months ago

Joanne- You & your family are an inspiration to many.

$50.00
Tina Gill
3 months ago

Sweet Viv will carry you across the finish line!

$250.00
Anonymous
3 months ago
$48.00
Judith Harrison
3 months ago

VivStrong

$25.00
Janet & William Zwisler
3 months ago

VivStrong

$100.00
Mary James
3 months ago

For all the families 💕

$24.00
Ringer Family
3 months ago

For our beautiful Vic!

$200.00
The DeMeyere and Kind Family
3 months ago

Thinking of all of you!

$50.00
Becky Vieltorf
3 months ago

What a wonderful tribute:)

$48.00
Ann & Van Garber
3 months ago

In memory of Viv

$250.00
Joan & Stewart Langenbeck
3 months ago
$50.00
Nancy & John Sharp
3 months ago

In honor & memory of Viv

$120.00
Rick and Michelle Saunders
3 months ago

In memory of sweet Viv.

$100.00
Dave & Melissa Watson
3 months ago
$50.00
Karen & Bob Mueller
3 months ago

Vivstrong! Good luck Joanne on the 24/24.

$100.00
Liz Vartanian-Gibbs
3 months ago

In Memory of Vivan Rose

$30.00
Jeanette Vartanain
3 months ago

In memory of Vivian Rose

$50.00
Meghan Garber
3 months ago

In memory of sweet Vivian

$200.00
The Clevenger's
3 months ago
$48.00
Beth and Gary Johnson
3 months ago

Best of luck in the 24 in 24! We know you'll do well Joanne!

$100.00
Jessica Boyle
3 months ago

Sweet Viv

$24.00
Quinn and Kristi Garber
3 months ago
$100.00
Lisa DiMascio Sams
3 months ago
$25.00
Lightner/Dyer Family
3 months ago

VivStrong 🌻

$25.00
Terri Amato
3 months ago

I think of your precious granddaughter often and say a prayer for her and all of you.

$25.00
Ashley Myers
3 months ago

May you find light even in the darkest hours. These types of events are close to my heart. Wishing you peace, always ❤

$24.00
Anonymous
3 months ago
$48.00
Marylee Piglia
3 months ago

In loving memory of sweet Vivian! Go get ‘em, Joanne!

$100.00
The allers
3 months ago

In loving memory of Vivian Zaratsian❤️❤️❤️

$48.00
Salem family
3 months ago

💕 Sweet Viv 💕

Michael and Susan Ciccolini
6 months ago

In memory of Vivian Rose Zaratsian

$48.00
Beth Rozumny
6 months ago

In memory of your sweet Viv!

$50.00
Cameron Miller
6 months ago
$59.00
Debbie Mullen
6 months ago

In memory of Vivian

$48.00
Karen Hamilton
6 months ago

VivStrong

$24.00
Joanne Zaratsian
6 months ago

I love you Jo, Go Get'em!

$120.00
Nalana Kardos
6 months ago

In memory of your granddaughter, Vivian.

$24.00
Angela Ciccolini
6 months ago

#Vivstrong for life

$50.00
Carol Sharpnack
6 months ago

This is a wonderful cause, happy to help!

$10.00
Debbie Chiarappa
6 months ago

In memory of your sweet Vivian. You got this❤️

$50.00
Brigit Coffman
6 months ago

In loving memory of your sweet Vivian.

$120.00
Ellen M Barber
6 months ago

So proud of you! Happy to help!

$48.00
Van and Ann Garber
6 months ago
$24.00
Ashley Myers
6 months ago
$24.00
Cameron Miller
6 months ago

For Vivi and Vivian!! #VivStrong

$50.00
Steve and Renee Schillinger
6 months ago

In memory of Vivian Zaratsian

$24.00