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2010 Marine Corps Marathon

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Matt Dearth via Crowdrise
November 01, 2010

It was a great race, a personal best shaving 35 min off my 2000 NY Marathon. thank you all so much for your support!  See more

BENEFITING: AUTISM SPEAKS

EVENT DATE: Oct 31, 2010

Matt Dearth

THE STORY:

Don’t ask me why, but ten years after a pretty poor showing in the 2000 NYC Marathon, I decided as a 40th birthday present to myself that I would give marathon running another try. And so, after I started keeping to a program (www.halhigdon.com) in late July, I have spent over 55 hours running more than 350 miles to train for the 2010 Marine Corps Marathon to be held on October 31.

Many of you have helped me raise funds over the years for two of my preferred charities – St. Baldrick’s, supporting research into children’s cancers; and Worldfund, transforming lives in Latin America through education. These continue to be some of the most important philanthropies my family supports. For this marathon, however, I am moving even closer to home and supporting a wonderful charity called Autism Speaks.

My nephew is autistic, and our family has seen firsthand what a challenge this condition can be. What really gets me, though, is how autism seemingly has come out of NOWHERE to impact the lives of so many. Did you know many (any?) families with autistic kids growing up? I certainly didn’t – not one, in fact – and while I understand the improvements in diagnosis and all that, I can’t help believe that something has changed in the course of a generation. Something that we ought to be able to track down and eventually correct. And this is where Autism Speaks comes in.

Autism Speaks (www.autismspeaks.org) is the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. My nephew’s parents have done a lot of research on organizations working on autism and Autism Speaks is their preferred charity, so in honor of my nephew, Luis, it is mine as well.

So please join my Crowdrise team and support my marathon run for autism research. I know this is a busy time for fundraising, so I have set a relatively modest goal of $2500, but it all helps. Anything you can contribute makes a difference, and I will certainly appreciate the gesture of support for this ridiculously long run.

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To This Fundraiser

$8,440

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jordan Foster

    $100

  • Alan Sandler

    $100

  • bob leask

    $500

  • Trent Boehm

    $300

  • Michael and Nancy

    $1,000

  • Jason and Sharon Wolin

    $250

  • Kenny Hoong

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Duncan and Jayne

    $500

  • Guy Whitehead

    $100

  • Vera Hough

    $50

  • Christopher Dearth

    $10

  • greek goodess

    $100

  • Carmen y Oscar

    $200

  • Adam C

    $100

  • Tom Morris

    $100

  • Elizabeth (Maher) Harris

    $100

  • Thumper

    $100

  • Doug and Corie Godine

    $300

  • Grimley's

    $100

  • Jon Wilcox

    $100

  • Andres y Carolina

    $200

  • David and Jennifer

    $100

  • Kiko + Cristina

    $100

  • dave weinreb

    $100

  • Paul McCaffery

    $100

  • Mike Abrahamson

    $100

  • greek goddess hoping it will work

    $100

  • Brian Gonick

    $100

  • Jed Bonnem

    $200

  • peter "that sounds like your knees are going to hurt foz" boodell

    $250

  • Manuel

    $100

  • Shawn Kiniry

    $75

  • Chris Wendel

    $500

  • Rich F.

    $100

  • Patrick, Carolina & Stephanie

    $50

  • Patricia Ahn

    $100

  • andrew crossfield

    $100

  • Scott Johnson

    $100

  • Aron Cooper

    $100

  • Remy

    $75

  • shutzes

    $100

  • Luanne Zurlo

    $100

  • Clayton Sherman

    $100

  • Liz Davis

    $50

  • David Natt

    $100

  • Matt Barnard

    $100

  • Chris Messiana

    $100

  • Greg Prophete

    $100

  • Brian F. Jones

    $100

  • Jason & Ewa Glazer

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • In Memory of Sandra L Cattani

    $100

  • Bill Hinckley

    $200

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338% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $8,440 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Matt Dearth

Amount Raised

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334% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Bill Hinckley

Bill Hinckley

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

In Memory of Sandra L Cattani

In Memory of Sandra L Cattani

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

6 years ago

Jason & Ewa Glazer

Jason & Ewa Glazer

DONATION: $250

Good Luck Matt --- When I turned 40 I just drank alot of great wine!!! 6 years ago

Brian F. Jones

Brian F. Jones

DONATION: $100

All the best my friend. 6 years ago

Greg Prophete

Greg Prophete

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Chris Messiana

Chris Messiana

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Matt Barnard

Matt Barnard

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

David Natt

David Natt

DONATION: $100

Matt - best of luck on this RIDICULOUSLY long run.....for such a worthy cause. 6 years ago

Liz Davis

Liz Davis

DONATION: $50

6 years ago