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Jonathan Arellano's Fundraiser:

Team For Life | The San Francisco Marathon 2015

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Jonathan Arellano

THE STORY:

2015 will be the 4th time I've participated in the SF Marathon, twice as a half marathon (2008&2013), the 2014 full marathon, and then of course the 2015 marathon.  

2008 was my first race ever.  That event as well as that day marked when I began my fitness journey.  Up to that point I was active as far as lifting weights and the occasional basketball league, but I still lived an unhealthy lifestyle.  I ate very badly, I was a 2 pack a day smoker, I was overweight, and in all honesty, I had no problem with it.  

I was humbled that first race.  I came in nearly last and I was gasping for air as if my life itself was escaping my body.  Just as life felt like it was leaving me, I felt it being resurged.  I was off track in those next few years but towards the end of 2011 I was able to change my ways and establish a more consistent healthy lifestyle.  I consider this event the kickoff to the passion that I have for living an active life.  It's only fitting that I use this event to hopefully better the lives of those around me.  

My mother and my girlfriend are my inspiration.  Because of them and their own personal battle. cancer has become a part of our lives.   Though now the dark times are over, we use the experience to help fill us with light.  We use what we've been through to grow stronger and closer as a family.   When we hear or read about someone else's personal battle or mission to go and battle cancer, we feel the need to help those individuals in whatever best way we can.  Whether that be through financial support, presence, or even a prayer,  we feel that we should do what we can.  

The Lazarex Cancer Foundation is ran by beautiful amazing people.  We first connected with them last year when we were looking for a charity to help raise money for.  They have the support system and the plan that we believe will make a difference.   We know deep down in our hearts that what they do changes the personal life of the individuals whom they help and we know that that is enough to change their world.  Lazarex Cancer Foundation helps provide hope and support in a caring environment and we stand behind what they're trying to accomplish.  

The 2015 San Francisco Marathon is more than a race to me. It is a mission to help make a change and bring awareness.  I have a goal set to raise over $4000 with the continued help of family, friends, and coworkers.  Thank you for your help.  God Bless you all!!

$1,215

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jonathan Arellano

    $100

  • Eileen Bonifacio

     

  • Chris Lerma

    $25

  • Diana Cohen

    $100

  • JoJo

    $25

  • daniel grieser

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Semple Family

    $100

  • Tes Casanova Arellano

     

  • Tes Casanova Arellano

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Mary Ann Ancheta

    $25

  • Trudy Wolle

    $50

  • Barbara and Paul Bala

    $25

  • Stephanie Grimm

    $25

  • Nora Ramos

    $40

  • The Park Clan

    $30

  • Mary K. Klenieski

    $10

  • Claudia Safran

    $20

  • Matt Koch

    $30

  • Rose C.Cordero

    $20

  • Chloe Gomez

    $25

  • Fred Gomez

    $100

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30% Raised of $4,000 Goal

The Team: $23,708 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Boom Shaka Laka

Amount Raised

$13,741

 

137% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joel Oxman

Amount Raised

$2,870

Fundraiser Title

Carol and Jackson Meyer

Amount Raised

$2,690

 

135% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julie Weiss

Amount Raised

$1,277

Fundraiser Title

Jonathan Arellano

Amount Raised

$1,215

 

30% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Darren Murphy

Amount Raised

$375

Fundraiser Title

jerry sappington

Amount Raised

$300

Fundraiser Title

Eugénie Foote

Amount Raised

$300

Donor Comments

Fred Gomez

Fred Gomez

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Chloe Gomez

Chloe Gomez

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Rose C.Cordero

Rose C.Cordero

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Matt Koch

Matt Koch

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Claudia Safran

Claudia Safran

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Mary K. Klenieski

Mary K. Klenieski

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

The Park Clan

The Park Clan

DONATION: $30

You rock!! Praying for you as you beat the streets of San Fran with Kim, your mom, and Lazarex on your heart. God bless you...you've got this because He's got you. 2 years ago

Nora Ramos

Nora Ramos

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Stephanie Grimm

Stephanie Grimm

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Barbara and Paul Bala

Barbara and Paul Bala

DONATION: $25

2 years ago