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Miguel Blancarte Jr's Fundraiser:

180lbs and A 5K Race For Enlace Chicago and The Boys & Girls Club of Chicago

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BENEFITING: ENLACE CHICAGO

EVENT DATE: Dec 31, 2012

Miguel Blancarte Jr

THE STORY:

From January 2012 to September 2012, I ventured on a goal to improve my health and wellbeing.  The results have truly been life changing and eye opening.

In 8 months, I was able to lose 180 pounds through lifestyle changes which consisted of a strict exercise and healthier-eating regiment.  I lost more than half of my entering weight.  I went from 344lbs to 164lbs - bringing me, for the first time in my life, to "normal weight" (per the body mass index [BMI]).

A lifetime goal of mine has always been to run a race, and for the first time, I feel confident and able to complete a race. On November 3, 2012, I will be running the "Carrera de los Muertos" 5K Race in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

In honor of my weight loss and of running my first race, I thought it would be a cool and great idea to raise money for two non-profit organizations that have made an impact in/on my life (and the life of many others).

The money raised will be evenly divided between Enlace Chicago and the General Robert E. Wood Boys & Girls Club, a Boys & Girls Club of Chicago!

  • Enlace Chicago is a phenomenal community organization that focuses on the community and the residents of the Little Village neighborhood (in Chicago). Their emphasis is in making a positive difference via four (4) program areas: Community Education, Community Enrichment, Economic Development, and Violence Prevention.  (http://www.enlacechicago.org/)

 

  • The General Robert E. Wood Boys & Girls Club, my local Club in Little Village, is an after school haven for young people (especially for those whom need the most), that fosters hope and opportunity. It is a safe place to learn and grow; a place that offers life-enhancing programs and character development experiences for young people.  (http://generalwood.bgcc.org/)


If you would like to express your support in honor of the weight loss and the 5K race, I urge you to make a contribution, in any amount you wish, to help these two great Chicago organizations! Your donations will make a positive and strong impact on many, many others!

Any questions, feel free to email me at miguelblancarte@gmail.com.


Keep On Givin’,
Cheers,
Miguel :-)

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$1,051

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  • Rachel Kahn

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jason Karsh

     

  • Michael D. Rodríguez

     

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Donor Comments

Roshani Sheth

Roshani Sheth

I met you last spring and was awed by your generosity, amazing personality and spirit. I recently saw from the articles and fb posts the transformation you went through! You inspire me. All the best with the marathon. -Roshani 4 years ago

Gretel Terrero

Gretel Terrero

I am so inspired. Go MIGUEL!!! 5 years ago

Brian Brady

Brian Brady

Inspirational 5 years ago

Janice Shon

Janice Shon

You are an inspiration! :) 5 years ago

Charlotte Manier

Charlotte Manier

5 years ago

Prakriti Thapa

Prakriti Thapa

5 years ago

Halley Wuertz

Halley Wuertz

Miguel! I am so so proud of you! This is fantastic. GREAT JOB. That was a lot of hard work and I know it! 5 years ago

Victoria Gorra

Victoria Gorra

Go Miguel! You're amazing 5 years ago

Erika Solis

Erika Solis

5 years ago

Brian Becker

Brian Becker

Really inspirational stuff here Miguel - congratulations :) 5 years ago