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

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Recent Donations

Jan Babbo
11 days ago

Thinking of all, as usual! ❤️😘🙏

$50.00
Kathleen Welsh
13 days ago

In loving memory of Viv Zaratsian.

$20.00
Meg Lee
13 days ago

Always thinking of you and your family

$25.00
LISA TEAGUE
13 days ago

In memory of Vivian Rose

$48.00
Mike and Beth Piglia
13 days ago

Late to the party but sending love and good wishes!

$150.00
Lori Lyons
14 days ago
$48.00
Rana and Kathy Jamil
14 days ago

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

$48.00
Kathy and John White
14 days ago

Viv strong

$50.00
Cathy Abbott
14 days ago

In memory of and a tribute to Viv Strong❣️

$24.00
The Oplinger Family
14 days ago
$120.00
Anonymous
14 days ago
$24.00
Kade Wagner
14 days ago
$50.00
Pav’s Creamery
14 days ago
$100.00
Casey and Maja
15 days ago

You got this! Hugs!

$25.00
Scott Crabiel
16 days ago

Many Blessings.

$24.00
Anonymous
16 days ago
Physical Therapy Department
16 days ago
$45.00
Jan Bowling
17 days ago

Your family is amazing!

$24.00
Marion & Thomas
17 days ago
$30.00
Molly Hodges
17 days ago
$24.00
Michelle Nusbaum
18 days ago

Keeping you all in my prayers~

$25.00
John & Jane Warmus
18 days ago

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

$240.00
Ahbe family
18 days ago

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

$50.00
Tina Gill
18 days ago

Sweet Viv will carry you across the finish line!

$250.00
Anonymous
19 days ago
$48.00
Judith Harrison
20 days ago

VivStrong

$25.00
Janet & William Zwisler
20 days ago

VivStrong

$100.00
Mary James
20 days ago

For all the families 💕

$24.00
Ringer Family
21 days ago

For our beautiful Vic!

$200.00
The DeMeyere and Kind Family
21 days ago

Thinking of all of you!

$50.00
Becky Vieltorf
23 days ago

What a wonderful tribute:)

$48.00
Ann & Van Garber
24 days ago

In memory of Viv

$250.00
Joan & Stewart Langenbeck
24 days ago
$50.00
Nancy & John Sharp
24 days ago

In honor & memory of Viv

$120.00
Rick and Michelle Saunders
26 days ago

In memory of sweet Viv.

$100.00
Dave & Melissa Watson
26 days ago
$50.00
Karen & Bob Mueller
27 days ago

Vivstrong! Good luck Joanne on the 24/24.

$100.00
Liz Vartanian-Gibbs
28 days ago

In Memory of Vivan Rose

$30.00
Jeanette Vartanain
28 days ago

In memory of Vivian Rose

$50.00
Meghan Garber
28 days ago

In memory of sweet Vivian

$200.00
The Clevenger's
28 days ago
$48.00
Beth and Gary Johnson
29 days ago

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

$100.00
Jessica Boyle
29 days ago

Sweet Viv

$24.00
Quinn and Kristi Garber
29 days ago
$100.00
Lisa DiMascio Sams
1 month ago
$25.00
Lightner/Dyer Family
1 month ago

VivStrong 🌻

$25.00
Terri Amato
1 month ago

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

$25.00
Ashley Myers
1 month 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
1 month ago
$48.00
Marylee Piglia
1 month ago

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

$100.00
The allers
1 month ago

In loving memory of Vivian Zaratsian❤️❤️❤️

$48.00
Salem family
1 month ago

💕 Sweet Viv 💕

Michael and Susan Ciccolini
3 months ago

In memory of Vivian Rose Zaratsian

$48.00
Beth Rozumny
3 months ago

In memory of your sweet Viv!

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

In memory of Vivian

$48.00
Karen Hamilton
3 months ago

VivStrong

$24.00
Joanne Zaratsian
3 months ago

I love you Jo, Go Get'em!

$120.00
Nalana Kardos
3 months ago

In memory of your granddaughter, Vivian.

$24.00
Angela Ciccolini
3 months ago

#Vivstrong for life

$50.00
Carol Sharpnack
3 months ago

This is a wonderful cause, happy to help!

$10.00
Debbie Chiarappa
3 months ago

In memory of your sweet Vivian. You got this❤️

$50.00
Brigit Coffman
3 months ago

In loving memory of your sweet Vivian.

$120.00
Ellen M Barber
3 months ago

So proud of you! Happy to help!

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

For Vivi and Vivian!! #VivStrong

$50.00
Steve and Renee Schillinger
3 months ago

In memory of Vivian Zaratsian

$24.00