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Sam Karliner's Fundraiser:

2015 IRONMAN LAKE PLACID

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BENEFITING: Forever Families Through Adoption

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR CAUSE

Sam Karliner

THE STORY:

It has been nearly 20 years since Jill and I adopted our twin sons, Elliott and Jacob and created a family. Today, our home and our lives would not be complete without them. Few people realize that nearly 60% of Americans are touched by adoption in some way.

The path to adoption is not always easy. It is for this reason that I have chosen to dedicate my next race, Ironman Lake Placid on July 26, 2015 to raise awareness and funds for Forever Families Through Adoption (FFTA). FFTA is a non-profit adoption placement agency and resource center in Westchester County, which believes every child has the right to grow up in a loving, nurturing, secure, and forever home. They work with families and pregnant women to ensure a smooth and successful adoption.

Adoption enabled us to create our family. But like the Ironman, the road to adoption can be a challenging one. The process stirs up a mix of emotions ranging from uncertainty and frustration to excitement and pure joy. There are times it seems like you’ll never reach your dream. Both the Ironman race and the adoption process require you to dig deep, to persevere—especially when things get tough. Most of all, both are a journey made possible by the love and support of family and friends like you.

I am making a huge commitment to train for the Ironman and to raise money and awareness for a cause so close to my heart. Each stroke in the water (covering 2.4 miles), each push of the pedal (covering 112 miles), and each foot to the pavement (covering 26.2 miles) will bring me closer to my goal, but it will only happen with your love and support.  I will cover the 140.6 miles, sometimes struggling, knowing that your support will be helping me reach the finish line. I ask you to please take a moment to donate to this worthy cause.

Your donation will help other people to create their family. My promise to you is that I will bring you along on my Ironman journey.

$6,088

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jodi LaManna

    $20

  • Linda and Alan Goldstein

    $18

  • Jeffrey Segelman

    $100

  • Jerry Karliner

    $100

  • Heather and Mark Segal

    $36

  • Andy Roth

    $36

  • Joy & Michael Goldstein

    $100

  • Eva Karliner

    $118

  • Vic, Dawn and Derek

    $25

  • Cindy and Randy Heller

    $50

  • Iris and Lee Scopp

    $36

  • Neil and Arlene Wexler

    $100

  • Louise and Bobby Cohen

    $180

  • Jeff and Susan Adler

     

  • Sarene Shanus and Harold Treiber

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $54

  • David and Diana Erani

    $100

  • Susan, Russell, Hannah, Sam, & Sadie Epstein

    $100

  • Barry & Barbara Novick

    $100

  • Marta Moya-Goldenberg

    $100

  • Leah, Matt & Cleveland West

    $180

  • Charles S. Chesnavage

    $25

  • Sandi and Dan Rosenbaum

    $36

  • Ed & Eileen Fleischman

    $54

  • Michelle Gavens and Brian Margolis

    $54

  • Cliff Wolf

    $100

  • go baby go

    $200

  • Lila Ribas Hecht

    $100

  • Susan Liebman

    $1,800

  • Forever Families Throuigh Adoption, Inc.

    $87

  • RobLewAvaMargot

     

  • Nancy Laxer

    $100

  • Jill and Sam

    $500

  • Liz & Rick Sahlman

    $100

  • Jake Karliner

    $36

  • Natalie Postelnek

    $200

  • Jeff Fleischman

    $180

  • Andrea and Haig Hovaness

    $50

  • Elliott Karliner

    $36

  • Sandra Doerr

    $87

  • Mitchell C. Elman

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alice, Roger, Gideon & Michal

    $54

  • Michelle Tinkoff & Ben Alliker

    $36

  • The Holtzer family

    $180

  • Healthplex, inc.

    $20

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169% Raised of $3,600 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $25,078 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Amy Rappaport

Amount Raised

$7,045

 

141% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sam Karliner

Amount Raised

$6,088

 

169% Raised of $3,600 Goal

Fundraiser Title

kendra kenny

Amount Raised

$4,380

Fundraiser Title

Chris Casey

Amount Raised

$4,005

 

80% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laura Dorward

Amount Raised

$1,635

 

55% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jason Savitz

Amount Raised

$1,613

 

90% Raised of $1,800 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeffrey Weisman

Amount Raised

$161

 

2% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Cole

Amount Raised

$125

 

3% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Healthplex, inc.

Healthplex, inc.

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

The Holtzer family

The Holtzer family

DONATION: $180

2 years ago

Michelle Tinkoff & Ben Alliker

Michelle Tinkoff & Ben Alliker

DONATION: $36

2 years ago

Alice, Roger, Gideon & Michal

Alice, Roger, Gideon & Michal

DONATION: $54

go Sam!!!!! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Mitchell C. Elman

Mitchell C. Elman

DONATION: $100

C'mon Sam!! 2 years ago

Sandra Doerr

Sandra Doerr

DONATION: $87

In Honor of FFTA's 87th baby finding its "Forever Family"! Good Luck Sam!!! 2 years ago

Elliott Karliner

Elliott Karliner

DONATION: $36

2 years ago

Andrea and Haig Hovaness

Andrea and Haig Hovaness

DONATION: $50

To support FFTA's mission. 2 years ago

Jeff Fleischman

Jeff Fleischman

DONATION: $180

2 years ago