Michael Pesa's Conquer Chiari Walk Across America Page

The Conquer Chiari Walk Across America is an annual fundraising and awareness event comprised of a series of local walks held on the 3rd and 4th Saturday of September.

In 2018, the event was held at 73 locations, involved more than 7,000 participants, and raised over $370,000 for research and other patient centered programs. The 12th annual walk will be held on September 21st and 28th 2019. We are proud to say that, to date, we have funded over $3.7 million in Chiari research. As always, it is our goal to have at least one walk in every state.

Message from Michael:
Please support me in the Conquer Chiari Walk Across America in memory of my beloved wife, Heidi Donnelly-Pesa. If it wasn't for Chiari Malformation, Heidi would still be with us today. Your donation can help prevent others from suffering the same heartbreak Heidi's family has endured. Also, please contact me if you want to join the walk in person. Thank you so much.

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Walk Location:
Maryland, Baltimore
Lake Montebello
204 E 32nd Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Saturday, September 22, 2018
11:00 AM -
Site Organizer: Tierra Hardin
Team Name: Heidi's Heroes
Team Fundraising Goal: $2,000.00
Team Amount Raised: $2,520.00

Fundraising Goal: $1,000.00

Online Donations: $1,080.00

Approved Offline Donations: $0.00

Pending Offline Donations: $0.00

Amount Raised: $1,080.00

Amount You Raised


Walker Chart
$1,080 of $1,000 Goal

Amount Team Raised


Walker Chart
$2,520 of $2,000 Goal


Chiari Malformation (Arnold-Chiari) is a serious neurological disorder where the bottom part of the brain, the cerebellum, descends out of the skull and crowds the spinal cord, putting pressure on both the brain and spine and causing many symptoms.