My name is Jody Shy and I’m the Director of Programs and Events for PDSA. While I oversee our fundraising events throughout the year, I thought in PDSA’s 25th year it would be important to also host my own fundraiser to increase awareness for ITP. While I don’t have ITP nor do any of my family members, I have had the opportunity to meet so many ITP warriors and their families over the last 8 years with the organization. I’ve heard their stories, I’ve laughed and cried with them, and I’ve been fortunate to be even a small part of their overall ITP journey.

In 2023, I am also celebrating my 50th birthday. For this fundraiser, I’m going to walk 50 miles before the end of the year in honor of my 50 years around the sun. The concept is easy – pay $50 and pledge to walk 50 miles by the end of 2023. You can also make a donation of $50 without needing to walk.

Will you join me to raise awareness for ITP and help celebrate my 50th birthday year? $50 for 50 miles.


Click here to join me!