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Alexandra Malkin's Fundraiser:

26 Mountains in 26 Days

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Alexandra Malkin

THE STORY:

Help us fund a ski/snowboard program for athletes with disabilities!

OUR MISSION:

On the 22nd of November, we start our journey across 6 states, 4 countries, 9 mountain ranges, 26 mountains, with 0 hours of sleep. All in 26 days. Along the way, we’ll be raising money and awareness for Achilles International to fund their very first ski/snowboard program for people with disabilities! More on Achilles below.

OUR INSPIRATION:

An Achilles athlete. We teamed up to guide an athlete with disabilities for the 2013 NYC Marathon. We were moved by his spirit and the joy that accomplishment brought him, so we asked ourselves: if runners are raising money for 26 miles, why not skiers for 26 mountains? And thus, our adventure begins.

YOUR HELP:

Join us in donating per mountain - whether it’s $26 or $2,600 - every bit counts. All of the proceeds raised go towards programing, lessons, equipment, and slope-time for Achilles athletes. We’ll be donating $10 per mountain to kick the campaign off, and we need your help!

FOLLOW US:

Follow us on our Tumblr page and Twitter (@26mountains). It is equally important for us to spread our message, so we encourage you to share our campaign with your friends, families and ski nuts via email, Facebook, Twitter, or your preferred social media platform!

Throughout the course of our journey, we‘ll be uploading fun videos and pictures in real-time to Tumblr so check back often. You'll also find our bios and embarrassing childhood pictures of us skiing!

ABOUT ACHILLES INTERNATIONAL:

Achilles International introduces people with disabilities to achievement. Their thousands of athletes surmount challenges as they run, walk, swim, handcrank, bike and kayak their way to accomplishing once-unthinkable goals and to finding fulfillment. Achilles provides training guides, coaching, specialized equipment, and logistical support. As members achieve in sports, they often realize they can make the best of their abilities in other areas of their lives. Achilles athletes range from paralympic competitors to people learning to walk after a stroke or injury, with challenges including paralysis, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, visual impairments and deafness. Since Achilles founding over thirty years ago by Dick Traum, the first amputee to run a marathon on a prosthetic leg, they have grown to more than seventy chapters across the U.S. and internationally.

For more information, visit achillesinternational.org.

VIDEOS:

CNN Hero: Dick Traum
Philadelphia Chapter
Plus a short message from Jon Stewart at the Daily Show. (We know how he feels!)

A special thank you to Dick Traum for believeing in us and our crazy adventure, and most importantly, for welcoming a ski program into the Achilles family.

Thank you for your support!

Alex & Aaron 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$8,592

MONEY RAISED
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  • Aaron Marks

    $130

  • Alexandra Malkin

    $130

  • Angelique Augereau

    $50

  • Sarah Ishman

     

  • Bonnie Marks

    $500

  • Denise Hoogland Malkin

    $526

  • Sam Marks

    $260

  • Marty Tabaka

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lisa Mohrwinkel Bramante

    $260

  • Sydney Borman

    $26

  • Melissa Ryan

    $100

  • Raj Jeyakumar

     

  • Adam Sinensky

     

  • Marina & Michael Geer

    $130

  • bob and Barbara Malkin

    $50

  • Matt & Wendy Malkin

    $50

  • Danielle Smith

     

  • Cari

    $25

  • Jessica Shearer

    $25

  • Oscar Blanco-Franco

    $1,000

  • Hunter Bergschneider

    $50

  • Ian Fiedorek

    $20

  • Saker Family

    $150

  • Jonathan Hunter

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $42

  • Michael Maii

     

  • Jason Windmoeller

    $26

  • Amanda Ens

    $130

  • Spencer Bailey

    $25

  • Oren Alexander

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $400

  • Sarah Nichole Marks

    $26

  • Paul Reilly

    $500

  • Anya, Max & Miles

    $50

  • Brian Blackburn

    $25

  • Paz

    $36

  • Samar

     

  • Susan (Phillips) & Tony LoPinto

    $52

  • Nick Gray

    $26

  • Ellen Daniels-Zide

    $150

  • Kerry Mahoney

    $50

  • Dick Traum

    $100

  • Matt Dority

    $50

  • Matt Dority

    $50

  • Nathan Vantzelfde & Swapna Purohit

    $100

  • Deb Marks

    $200

  • The Marks Family

    $200

  • Nila & Michael

    $50

  • The Malkin/Hoogland Family

    $200

  • Denise

    $200

  • Barbara Hunter

    $100

  • Amy W

    $260

  • Saad

    $10

  • Sam and Bonnie Marks

    $200

  • Mariebelle

    $200

  • Mariebelle

    $500

  • the marks family

    $500

  • L.G.L

    $50

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172% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $8,592 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Aaron Marks

Amount Raised

$4,857

Fundraiser Title

Alexandra Malkin

Amount Raised

$3,735

 

75% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

L.G.L

L.G.L

DONATION: $50

ð 9 months ago

the marks family

the marks family

DONATION: $500

DEAR ALEX thanks for those great videos and photos of your trip xosam and bonnie 3 years ago

Mariebelle

Mariebelle

DONATION: $500

Happy Valentine's Day. WOOF! 3 years ago

Mariebelle

Mariebelle

DONATION: $200

Woof! Happy New Year Aaron. 3 years ago

Sam and Bonnie Marks

Sam and Bonnie Marks

DONATION: $200

Dear Alex: Merry Christmas and happy trails on the slopes. Love Sam and Bonnie 3 years ago

Saad

Saad

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Amy W

Amy W

DONATION: $260

Nice to meet you in France. Hope your holidays are going well. I also shared your fundraising page on my epic sabbatical blog. 3 years ago

Barbara Hunter

Barbara Hunter

DONATION: $100

Merry Christmas 3 years ago

Denise

Denise

DONATION: $200

Aaron, Merry Christmas! Best, Denise 3 years ago

The Malkin/Hoogland Family

The Malkin/Hoogland Family

DONATION: $200

Love to our winners, Aaron and Alex 3 years ago