Stefanie Gitler's Fundraiser:

Team Nature Conservancy NYC Marathon 2011

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Stefanie

Crossing that finish line on sunday, even if I have to walk the entire race!

via Crowdrise 2 years ago

THE STORY:

NYC Marathon 2011: Running for the planet.

Nearly a year and a half after completing my first marathon (well, technically my first 1.8 marathons, if you count my Nashville tornado experience...), I am back at it. I am currently training to run in the NYC Marathon on November 6, 2011. In Spring 2010, thanks to many generous donations, I raised over $6,500 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This year, I’m asking for your support once again as I try to beat my 2010 time by at least one minute per mile (completing the race in under 4 hours), stay injury free (hopefully avoiding another bout of tendinitis) and, more importantly, run for a new worthy cause that is very close to my heart: The Nature Conservancy.

For as long as I can remember, I have contemplated training for the NYC marathon.  As a kid, I remember chilly Sundays in November, standing on the streets of NYC watching thousands of runners fly by and trying to pick my father out of the crowd.  Since 1980, my dad has completed the race six times and, in the past four races, has raised over $37,000 for Fred's Team, a charity focused on Pediatric Cancer Research.  It is an honor to finally have the opportunity to follow in his footsteps and run what I consider to be "his" race for a charity that I feel passionate about.   

As many of you know, I have a deep care for and interest in the environment, which first manifested itself when I was a teenager spending my summers backpacking out west, and now serves as the focus of my career as an attorney specializing in environmental law. The stated mission of The Nature Conservancy is "to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive". The Nature Conservancy has done more than anyone else to advance conservation around the world since it was founded in 1951. 

Please help support my training and fundraising efforts. 100% of the funds that I raise will go to the Nature Conservancy- race entry and accommodations will be paid for separately.  As I did last year, I will provide regular training updates until the day of the race. Right now, I am just praying for some cooler weather so I can start running long runs outside again.

Thanks again for your support! 

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To This Fundraiser

$6,913

MONEY RAISED
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  • Spa Night Fundraiser

    $270

  • Phil Mone

    $20

  • Stuart and Jane Weinberg

    $100

  • Heather Prekop

    $100

  • Lindsay

    $10

  • Joanna Calabrese

    $25

  • Susan Raffel

    $50

  • Alice Bodnar

     

  • Rachel Merson

    $20

  • Dana Ayers

    $20

  • Sara Webber

    $50

  • Richard Stram

    $500

  • Kirkland & Ellis- Gitler Match

    $280

  • Kirkland & Ellis- Webber Match

    $50

  • Erin Burns

    $50

  • Mom & Dad (Ellen & Bernie Gitler...

    $1,500

  • Gail & Harold Stein

    $100

  • Billy Ciucci

    $100

  • Helen and David Gurny

    $50

  • Missy Scheeren

    $25

  • Bahn

    $50

  • Karen & Paul Pechman

    $100

  • Carolyn Desmond

    $25

  • Enrico Ascher and Andrea Ascher

    $250

  • Katia Ascher

    $200

  • Ilene Phillips

     

  • Sarah Tucker

    $30

  • Sara Hawkins

     

  • Kitty Stram

    $25

  • Josh and Mollye Fryday

    $50

  • Rachel Geller

     

  • Chris "the real American" Stewart

    $50

  • Brian Land

    $75

  • Steph Harmelin

    $25

  • Scott Loeb

    $50

  • Hayley Smith

    $50

  • Lisa & Will Rawls

    $50

  • Cyndy Gitler

    $200

  • Bryan Gitler (more generous sybling)

    $201

  • Bryan Gitler (more generous sybling)

    $201

  • Alex Hollinger

    $50

  • skeeper

    $10

  • Jayni Hein

    $50

  • Lisa Stockholm

    $25

  • Wallis Finger

    $25

  • Don and Linda Purgess

    $100

  • Liz Huneke

     

  • Melita & Jeff Sussman

    $100

  • Uncle Stew, Aunt Sue, Alexa & Mariss...

    $100

  • Heather Scherick

     

  • Jared Sussman

    $100

  • Karen and Robert Brilliant

    $100

  • Taylor

    $50

  • Michelle Rosentthal

    $10

  • Nichole Sweeney

    $50

  • Mark

    $20

  • Brett Sussman

    $101

  • Ryan & Elizabeth MacDonald

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jon and Lauren Thompson

     

  • Karyn Thomas

    $25

  • Patrick and Keri

    $100

  • Walt_Loh...

     

  • Erin

     

  • Toby Chun

    $50

  • Aubrey & Justin Rose

    $100

  • Dan & Janet Stram

    $50

  • Tabas

    $10

  • Janine and Michael Salimbene

    $100

  • Paul Tanaka

     

  • Barbara Scherick

    $25

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69% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $104,547 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Nate Woiwode

Amount Raised:

$40,144

 

80% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Otho Kerr

Amount Raised:

$8,090

Fundraiser Title

Stefanie Gitler

Amount Raised:

$6,913

 

69% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

James Riviezzo

Amount Raised:

$6,005

 

120% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anne Kubik

Amount Raised:

$6,002

 

86% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Clapp

Amount Raised:

$3,960

 

113% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Caitlin Milbury

Amount Raised:

$3,731

 

107% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

christy radke

Amount Raised:

$3,680

Donor Comments

Barbara Scherick

Barbara Scherick

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Paul Tanaka

Paul Tanaka

2 years ago

Janine and Michael Salimbene

Janine and Michael Salimbene

DONATION: $100

Good Luck Stef! 2 years ago

Tabas

Tabas

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Dan & Janet Stram

Dan & Janet Stram

DONATION: $50

2 years ago