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Andrew Chalmers' Fundraiser:

2 Chalmz, 1 (Great) Wall, 1 Good Cause

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Andrew Chalmers

THE STORY:

5 years ago in April I lost a friend to a senseless act of gun violence. It was my first brush with true tragedy in this crazy ride called life, and the questions that come with his death often haunt me at random times throughout the year.

At his memorial his parents asked that in lieu of flowers we donate to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence to prevent others from the same unnecessary fate that befell Scott. While in college the following year I launched a philanthropy with my fraternity called War of the Roses. Over the two years I oversaw it directly we raised well over $10k for the Brady Campaign and both donations were made in his name.

Although I'm now long gone, the event lives on, participated in and run by people I've never even met. It's a beautiful and humbling experience to be involved in something that continues to run only due to the belief that people hold in it. The reason I'm reflecting here is although it's impossible for me to organize an event like that in Singapore, I realize that there is a way for me to still make an impact and honor my friend years after his passing.

On May 1 I'll be traveling to Beijing to participate in my first half-marathon, and since it's the time of year that WOTR goes on, I'll be running this one in honor of Scott. I've set an aggressive goal of raising $2,500 - which is a contribution which Google will match dollar for dollar, so a total of $5k.

If you'd like to donate I'd be forever grateful, and already am to the hundreds of you that have participated in WOTR over the past 4 years (and this one). I've spoken at length with Scott's mom Sharon Dowd about this as well and she quite frankly loves all of you that took the effort to participate in something bigger than yourself.

Also, if I raise the targeted $2500, I'll let you guys choose the outfit that I run the half marathon in. Just don't get me arrested in China. I also realize that a half marathon isn't a whole lot, but my training has been sponsored by Heineken up to this point, and I've taken up smoking cigarettes to prepare for the smog in Beijing.

Thanks for reading, love ya'll,
Chalmers

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$2,735

MONEY RAISED
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  • Noah

    $10

  • Moohairus

    $50

  • Singleton

    $30

  • Brett Klee

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ryan

    $25

  • Sarah Drummond

    $25

  • Mary Evola

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Brad Chickman

    $50

  • Itha Sor

    $100

  • c00z

    $75

  • Carlton

    $35

  • Amy Saper

    $25

  • Momchalm

    $100

  • Lori Chan

    $25

  • Estelle Puccio

     

  • Paul Elias

    $25

  • Jeff Blankstein

    $50

  • John Wenger

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • G-ma, G-pa, Betty Family

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $525

  • Mary Wheeler

    $10

  • Palmira Brandt

    $25

  • Billy G.

    $25

  • Morgan Hardy

    $20

  • MABOO

    $25

  • voting rights for Natalie

    $10

  • Molly Babbington

     

  • Dra Hock

    $20

  • Danny Lewis

    $40

  • Rossi

    $20

  • Angie Haratyk

    $20

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109% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $2,735 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Andrew Chalmers

Amount Raised

$2,700

 

108% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Carlton Caven

Amount Raised

$35

Donor Comments

Angie Haratyk

Angie Haratyk

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Rossi

Rossi

DONATION: $20

Miss you chalm! 4 years ago

Danny Lewis

Danny Lewis

DONATION: $40

Chalmers you inspire us all man! Been meaning to do this for a while but am just now getting around to it. Good luck on the run (read: don't die) and I hope everything is going great in Singapore. We miss you here! 4 years ago

Dra Hock

Dra Hock

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Molly Babbington

Molly Babbington

4 years ago

voting rights for Natalie

voting rights for Natalie

DONATION: $10

In tribute to our friendship 4 years ago

MABOO

MABOO

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Morgan Hardy

Morgan Hardy

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Billy G.

Billy G.

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Palmira Brandt

Palmira Brandt

DONATION: $25

4 years ago