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FREE TO RUN: TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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October 25, 2016

First of all, thank you all so much for your donations! Your generosity is amazing and has been motivation for me as I keep pushing on with training.  See more

BENEFITING: Free To Run Inc.

ORGANIZER: Free To Run Inc.

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Jessica Wright

THE STORY:

I'm excited to be running the 2016 NYC Marathon with Free to Run, a fantastic organization that empowers young women in conflict zones through athletics.

Afghanistan is one of the most challenging places in the world to be a woman. It frequently ranks amongst the lowest of countries in terms of educational opportunities, life expectancy, health, and access to justice. Despite significant advances that have been made since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, human rights organizations have reported a regression in women’s rights over the last few years. Its future stability is far from clear. 

Especially now, it is critical that we support women and girls in Afghanistan and provide them with opportunities for empowerment and education. Free to Run provides regular sports activities for students at the high school and university level, including hiking, running and skiing. The organization also provides international sports opportunities, including comprehensive team training, for those who possess particular leadership potential.

Since moving to Kabul in September 2015, I've had the opportunity to meet many brave and enthusiastic young women who are defying prevailing cultural norms. I hope my journey to the marathon in November will inspire them to keep pushing against the boundaries that circumscribe how fully they may live their lives.

We believe everyone should be FREE TO RUN!
Free to Run is an NGO that uses running, fitness, and adventure to empower and educate women and girls from conflict-affected communities where repressive gender roles have prevented girls from playing sports, exercising, or sometimes even leaving their homes.
This November, Free to Run’s first crew of volunteers are running the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon and raising funds for our programs in Afghanistan and Hong Kong. As athletes, we have  all witnessed the power that sports have to inspire confidence, teach us discipline, and provide us with the opportunity to learn, grow, and have fun. We believe every girl should grow up benefitting from these opportunities.
A donation to Free to Run will help provide athletic equipment and programs to refugee communities in Hong Kong and after school curriculums in Afghanistan.
Please visit www.freetorun.org to learn more about us.

$3,385

MONEY RAISED
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  • Wolfgang Müller

    $100

  • Jay

     

  • The other guy

     

  • Nancy

    $25

  • Emily

    $25

  • Mike and Michelle Heffron

    $50

  • Uncle Jim & Aunt Carol

    $50

  • Rosenstock Legal Services

    $1,000

  • Christine Middleton

    $25

  • José G. Ramos

    $100

  • Ahn

    $50

  • Naeem

    $25

  • Francesca, Andrew & Tobias O'Neill

    $50

  • Gabriel Schickel

    $100

  • Claire Anderson

     

  • Emily & Jed

    $100

  • Nancy Bush

    $25

  • Katie Bluhm

    $25

  • Tova and Sruli

    $50

  • Marissa Harrell

    $100

  • Ellen McGrath

    $50

  • Tatiana

     

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Maddie William

    $60

  • Tom Kraemer

    $104.80

  • Ericka Kriedel

    $26.20

  • Tamsan Cleveland

    $50

  • Andy & Stephanie Behling

    $75

  • Pam Rieser

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jackson Davis

    $100

  • North Bay Produce

    $200

  • Tyler Cole

    $15.78

  • George & Sheila Wright

     

  • Alec Coquin

    $133

  • Pat and Urszula Firlik

    $50

  • 1738 - #weouthere

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Katia

    $25

  • Cathy

    $50

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106% Raised of$3,200 Goal

The Team: $18,138 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Julie Wheeler

Amount Raised

$4,556

Fundraiser Title

Heidi Taksdal Skjeseth

Amount Raised

$3,746

 

117% Raised of$3,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Wright

Amount Raised

$3,385

 

106% Raised of$3,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Donaghy

Amount Raised

$3,250

 

102% Raised of$3,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

christian andrade

Amount Raised

$3,200

Fundraiser Title

Free To Run Inc.

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of$18,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Cathy

Cathy

DONATION: $50

You make SJU proud! 3 years ago

Katia

Katia

DONATION: $25

Good luck!! Not that you need it :) 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

1738 - #weouthere

1738 - #weouthere

DONATION: $25

Women Empowerment 3 years ago

Pat and Urszula Firlik

Pat and Urszula Firlik

DONATION: $50

We think this is great, and we wish you well..... 3 years ago

Alec Coquin

Alec Coquin

DONATION: $133

3 years ago

George & Sheila Wright

George & Sheila Wright

You're amazing! Love, Mom and Dad 3 years ago

Tyler Cole

Tyler Cole

DONATION: $15.78

3 years ago

North Bay Produce

North Bay Produce

DONATION: $200

Go, Jess! We're proud of you! 3 years ago

Jackson Davis

Jackson Davis

DONATION: $100

Love ya 3 years ago